A Last Appeal to Reason
[Hitler did not want war with Britain, it was forced on him. Thousands of ethnic Germans were being massacred in Poland, in lands once belonging to Germany, while the Poles were encouraged by the Americans, French and British who were hoping to force Germany into war. Hitler hoped that ties of blood would prevail over jewish money. He wanted the British to join him in a war against the jewish-led Soviet hordes who had been planning all along to conquer all of Europe. Germany was truly and literally caught between a rock and a hard place. The jews had designs on the whole world, and now with their victories over Russia and Germany, and the false Christianity by which they have seduced the American people, they rule it. They had already controlled Germany during the Weimar years, and Hitler rose up to stand in their way. The bankers had earlier built up Japan as a cheap-labor mecca, and as a scourge against the Romanovs, whom they also wanted to destroy. Now Hitler stood in the way of World Talmudism, and the Japanese had policies of their own which bristled the bankers. How dare any nation be sovereign in the face of World Jewry! Here is the text of a broadside which was dropped in large quantities over England days before England entered the war, soon after a speech along the same lines given by Hitler in the Reichstag. The jewish propagandizing of the British and American people prevailed.- WRF]
I have summoned you to this meeting in the midst of our tremendous struggle for the freedom and the future of the German nation. I have done so, firstly, because I considered it imperative to give our people an insight into the events, unique in history, that lie behind us, secondly, because I wished to express my gratitude to our magnificent soldiers, and thirdly, with the intention of appealing, once more and for the last time, to common sense in general.
If we compare the causes which prompted this historic struggle with the magnitude and the far- reaching effects of military events, we are forced to the conclusion that its general course and the sacrifices it has entailed are out of proportion to the alleged reasons for its outbreak - unless they were nothing but a pretext for underlying intentions.
The programme of the National Socialist Movement, in so far as it affected the future development of the Reich’s relations with the rest of the world, was simply an attempt to bring about a definite revision of the Treaty of Versailles, though as far as at all possible, this was to be accomplished by peaceful means.
This revision was absolutely essential. The conditions imposed at Versailles were intolerable, not only because of their humiliating discrimination and because the disarmament which they ensured deprived the German nation of all its rights, but far more so because of the consequent destruction of the material existence of one of the great civilised nations in the world, and the proposed annihilation of its future, the utterly senseless accumulation of immense tracts of territory under the domination of a number of states, the theft of all the irrepairable foundations of life and indispensable vital necessities from a conquered nation. While this dictate was being drawn up, men of insight even among our foes were uttering warnings about the terrible consequences which the ruthless application of its insane conditions would entail - a proof that even among them the conviction predominated that such a dictate could not possibly be held up in days to come. Their objections and protests were silenced by the assurance that the statutes of the newly created League of Nations provided for a revision of these conditions; in fact, the League was supposed to be the competent authority. The hope of revision was thus at no time regarded as presumptuous, but as something natural. Unfortunately, the Geneva institution, as those responsible for Versailles had intended, never looked upon itself as a body competent to undertake any sensible revision, but from the very outset as nothing more than the guarantor of the ruthless enforcement and maintenance of the conditions imposed at Versailles.
All attempts made by democratic Germany to obtain equality for the German people by a revision of the Treaty proved unavailing.
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It is always in the interests of a conqueror to represent stipulations that are to his advantage as sacrosanct, while the instinct of self-preservation in the vanquished leads him to reacquire the common human rights that he has lost. For him, the dictate of an overbearing conqueror had all the less legal force, since he had never been honorably conquered. Owing to a rare misfortune, the German Empire, between 1914 and 1918, lacked good leadership. To this, and to the as yet unenlightened faith and trust placed by the German people in the words of democratic statesmen, our downfall was due.
Hence the Franco-British claim that the Dictate of Versailles was a sort of international, or even a supreme, code of laws, appeared to be nothing more than a piece of insolent arrogance to every honest German, the assumption, however, that British or French statesmen should actually claim to be the guardians of justice, and even of human culture, as mere effrontery. A piece of effrontery that is thrown into a sufficiently glaring light by their own extremely negligible achievements in this direction. For seldom have any countries in the world been ruled with a lesser degree of wisdom, morality and culture than those which are at the moment exposed to the ragings of certain democratic statesmen.
The programme of the National Socialist Movement, besides freeing the Reich from the innermost fetters of a small substratum of Jewish-capitalist and pluto-democratic profiteers, proclaimed to the world our resolution to shake off the shackles of the Versailles Dictate.
The British, like the Americans after them, truly enjoyed destroying their own German brethren on behalf of the jews.