Europe, towards the end of the eighteenth century or at the time of the American Revolution, was very different from what we know in the same area today. It was composed oil a combination of large and small kingdoms, duchies and states which were constantly engaged in squabbles among themselves. Most people were reduced to the level of serfs -- with no political rights. The meager 'privileges' that were granted to them by their 'owners' could be withdrawn at a moment's notice.
It was during this period of time that a young man appeared on the European scene who was to have a tremendous impact on the future course of world history; his name was Mayer Amschel Bauer. In later years his name, which he had changed, became synonamous with wealth, power and influence. He was the first of the Rothschilds -- the first truly international banker!
Mayer Amschel Bauer was born in Frankfurt-On-The-Main in Germany in 1743. He was the son of Moses Amschel Bauer an itinerant money lender and goldsmith who, tiring of his wanderings in Eastern Europe, decided to settle down in the city where his first son was born. He opened a shop, or counting house, on Judenstrasse (or Jew Street). Over the door leading into the shop he placed a large Red Shield.
At a very early age Mayer Amschel Bauer showed that he possessed immense intellectual ability, and his father spent much of his time teaching him everything he could about the money lending business, and the lessons he had learned from many sources. The older Bauer originally hoped to have his son trained as a Rabbi but the father's untimely death put an end to such plans.
Among the economic fields in which Jews today are especially visible is investment banking -- "Wall Street," including interconnected networks of lawyers and other legal and economic manipulators stretching deeply into Hollywood and the mass media. Since the 1800s the "Old Crowd" of German-Jewish banking families (the Seligmans, Lehmans, Goldmans, Sachs, Warburgs, Schiffs, Loebs, et al) had predominated the field; a "New Crowd" of Jews has in recent decades taken their place. After World War II, melodramatically note Judith Ehrlich and Barry Rehfeld, "economic power in America and Wall Street was shifting ... Fresh faces came forward as if answering a call ... They were the children and grandchildren of Italian, Irish, Poles, and other Europeans who were not of Anglo-Saxon ancestry. But most of all they were Jews." [EHRLICH, p. 12] This is not to suggest of course that the seminal Jewish American investment firms are today inconsequential. Far from it. In 1999, for instance, Goldman, Sachs and Co. stretched across the world to become the "single largest and controlling shareholder of South Korea's largest bank, Kookmin. [BLOOMBERG NEWS, p. 11]
"In the world of high finance," observed Gerald Krefetz, "Jewish interest is concerned with investment banking, a broad catchall for activities ranging from tendering advice to underwriting securities. The heart of investment banking is public offerings and private placements, the risking of capital -- sometimes ones' own, but more often other peoples' -- to finance new companies, or expand old ones." [KREFETZ, p. 54] The nature of Wall Street entrepreneurship might well be presumed in the title of a 1986 volume by Ken Auletta: Greed and Glory on Wall Street: the Fall of the House of Lehman, or Martin Meyer's Nightmare on Wall Street: Salomon Brothers and the Corruption of the Marketplace (1993). Both Lehman and Solomon are Jewish-founded firms.
An explanation of just what parts of nazism were socialist.
Government control of the means of production is not automatically socialist,
and your inability to understand the distinction is not conclusive (nor surprising). The NSDAP controlled the means of production to further the megalomaniacal ambitions of Hitler, not to benefit the people of Germany. You may not have noticed, but socialism is, at least ostensibly, conceived as a system to benefit the people.
Hitler didn't give a rat's ass about the Germans,
and his lackeys were only in it for personal self-aggrandizement.
By the way (and i should know better than to fall for that kind of "have you stopped beating your wife" bullshit), it is ipse dixit on your part to claim, without proof, that the NSDAP controlled the means of production. They certainly gave sweetheart contracts to Hitler's buddies--just as the recent Republican administration of Mr. Bush gave sweetheart contracts to Dick Cheney's buddies, by the way--but you have provided no evidence that they controlled the means of production. As the war progressed, the diminishing resources being diverted to preferred government contractors simply choked out other producers--but you have no basis for claiming that the NSDAP was ideologically devoted to controlling the means of production.
it is obvious that the expression 'confiscation without compensation' refers merely to the creation of possible legal means of confiscating when necessary
Any expansion of central government is socialist.
So, a series of snide slights against my intelligence
is all the response you have?
Writing in April, 1928, Hitler had the following to say about the NSDAP:
"Because of the mendacious interpretations on the part of our opponents of Point 17 of the programme of the NSDAP, the following explanation is necessary. Since the NSDAP is fundamentally based on the principle of private property, it is obvious that the expression 'confiscation without compensation' refers merely to the creation of possible legal means of confiscating when necessary, land illegally acquired, or not administered in accordance with the national welfare. It is therefore directed in the first instance against the Jewish companies which speculate in land." (emphasis added)
The Nazis would have been delighted to see someone like you coming down the pike.
Comparing Hitler to Stalin does not establish that the NSDAP was socialist.
Government control of the means of production is not automatically socialist, and your inability to understand the distinction is not conclusive (nor surprising). The NSDAP controlled the means of production to further the megalomaniacal ambitions of Hitler, not to benefit the people of Germany.