Corporatism = Fascism? Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler

An excerpt from Antony Sutton‘s book Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler (1976):

“The prominent financial backer of an early Roosevelt Wall Street venture from 120 Broadway was Gerard Swope of General Electric. And it was “Swope’s Plan” that became Roosevelt’s New Deal — the fascist plan that Herbert Hoover was unwilling to foist on the United States. In brief, both Hitler’s New Order and Roosevelt’s New Deal were backed by the same industrialists and in content were  quite similar — i.e., they were both plans for a corporate state. “

“There were then both corporate and individual bridges between FDR’s America and Hitler’s Germany. The first bridge was the American I.G. Farben, American affiliate of I.G. Farben,  the largest German corporation. On the board of American I.G. sat Paul Warburg, of the Bank of Manhattan and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The second bridge was  between International General’ Electric, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric Company and its partly owned affiliate in Germany, A.E.G. Gerard Swope, who formulated FDR’s New Deal, was chairman of I.G.E. and on the board of A.E.G. The third “bridge” was  between Standard Oil of New Jersey and Vacuum Oil and its wholly owned German  subsidiary, Deutsche-Amerikanisehe Gesellschaft.”

“The chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey was Walter Teagle, of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was a trustee of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Georgia Warm Springs Foundation and appointed by FDR to a  key administrative post in the National Recovery Administration.”

“These corporations were deeply involved in both the promotion of Roosevelt’s New Deal  and the construction of the military power of Nazi Germany. Putzi Hanfstaengl’s role in the  early days, up to the mid-1930s anyway, was an informal link between the Nazi elite and the White House.”

+ Antony Sutton at
+ Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler online book version – text/html
+ Antony Sutton: The best enemies money can buy (interview) – link
+ Antony Sutton YouTube search – link
+ Documentary (46 min) Banking with Hitlerlink (Timewatch BBC)
+ Documentary (2hr, 44 min) The Corporationlink
Analysis of The Personality of Adolph Hitler by Henry Murray, M.D. (1943, Cornell Law Library) – link
+ Also check out all the free documentaries from

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler concludes with this:

What this revisionist history really teaches us is that our willingness as individual citizens to  surrender political power to an elite has cost the world approximately two-hundred-million  persons killed from 1820 to 1975. Add to that untold misery the concentration camps, the  political prisoners, the suppression and oppression of those who try to bring the truth to  light. When will it all stop? It will not stop until we act upon one simple axiom: that the power  system continues only so long as individuals want it to continue, and it will continue only so  long as individuals try to get something for nothing.

The day when a majority of individuals  declares or acts as if it wants nothing from government, declares it will look after its own  welfare and interests, then on that day power elites are doomed. The attraction to “go along”  with power elites is the attraction of something for nothing. That is the bait. The Establishment always offers something for nothing; but the something is taken from  someone else, as taxes or plunder, and awarded elsewhere in exchange for political support.

Periodic crises and wars are used to whip up support for other plunder-reward cycles which  in effect tighten the noose around our individual liberties. And of course we have hordes of  academic sponges, amoral businessmen, and just plain hangers-on, to act as non-productive  recipients for the plunder. Stop the circle of plunder and immoral reward and elitist structures collapse. But not until a  majority finds the moral courage and the internal fortitude to reject the  something-for-nothing con game and replace it by voluntary associations, voluntary  communes, or local rule and decentralized societies, will the killing and the plunder cease.

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