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THE SECRET WORLD OF THE NAZIs: THEN AND NOW!,
This review is from: The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America (Hardcover)Four and a half CONTROVERSIAL Stars!! Disturbing, Fascinating, and Challenging. Easily the conspiracy book of the decade!! Revisionist history, international maniputalion on a gigantic level, Illuminati, 'Foo fighters', the greatest unsolved bank robbery in history, body doubles, and Solomon's treasure: all of this will gladden the hearts of conspiracy theorists, but there's lots here for everyone and much is disturbing. Mr Marrs' basic premise: some well-heeled Nazi's survived WW II, used their connections, as well as their scientific expertise and appropriated loot to promote rich lifestyles, and insinuate themselves into high tech corporations and governments. Worst still, Mr Marrs asserts that maybe some really big Nazi (a word derived from National Socialism) leaders had access to amazing technology and could have escaped with it. He feels we are now using some of their old tactics, discoveries, and philosophies to implement US policy based by the merging of government and corporations, to the detriment of individualism. Scary indeed when one considers which of the two is calling the shots. But can it be true? And then he goes into various shadowy European and American organizations who sought and are still seeking unconditional power and control through various business networks and governmental operations. He reveals Project Paperclip where the USA imported thousands of 'useful' former Nazis to the US with little or no knowledge by our citizens. Beyond this, Nazis set up front companies in Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland (more than 200 companies), Portugal, Spain, and Turkey, among others. One of the most fascinating chapters is called "Nazi Wonder Weapons" which is full of guided missiles, early television, plastics, the possibility of the A bomb, early computers, quantum mechanics, and high tech assertions that frankly are quite shocking. I'll let the reader discover the two biggest of the Nazi discoveries, as described by Mr Marrs. Did the Germans have nukes? And have world governments kept us in the dark about many well-known historical events?
Despite what some may feel about Mr Marrs' previous works, I do believe he's onto something with regard to the hidden Nazi history of world corporations, power, and political ideologies, especially with regard to 'war'. Big corporations, according to this book, have been forming non-political alliances that have been funding the war machines of opposing countries and alliances. The ties between world politics and big business are revealing: for example, Leon Trotsky was living on the grounds of Standard Oil in New Jersey, rent free, in 1917 just before returning to Russian to help depose the czar, with Wall Street bankers and wealthy Brits and Germans funding that Bolshevik triumph. Another stunning assertion is that "globalists" fearlessly funded and manipulated both sides of the overall conflict between communism and western nations for their own financial benefit from the very beginning, even to the point of determining who should "lose the war". And based on these successes, Mr Marrs says these globalists are now funding the new Nazi philosophy and rising activities of "the fourth reich". The influence of the "the ends justify the means" Illuminati, freemasonry, and even Yale's Skull and Bones are playing major roles in today's activities. Only in "Ratlines" does Mr Marrs falter, after building a case for the ruthlessness and inventiveness of the Nazis, he would have us believe various religious personnel could have actually denied the Nazis anything. There are also unflattering characterizations of Charles Lindbergh, John Foster Dulles, William Randolph Hearst, the Rockefellers, Pope Pius XII, Winston Churchill, Prescott Bush, Joseph P. Kennedy, IBM, ITT, Ford Motor Company, Standard Oil, and DuPont. This is a challenging book with a disturbing alternate historical version of the last 100 years: believe it or not!! Highly Recommended! Four and a half AMAZING stars!!
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Initial post: Jul 15, 2008 2:46:16 AM PDT
Notlost One says:
This review is a classic example of the dangers of not taking your Lithium as prescribed.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2008 7:40:05 AM PDT
Rather, your comment is an example of shooting the reviewer, not the messenger. Did you enjoy the book? And, if so, write your own review and let us know what you thought.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2008 12:59:21 PM PDT
Stephen Kellogg Brooks says:
Posted on Aug 1, 2008 3:53:38 PM PDT
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M. Schroeder says:
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2008 12:48:50 PM PDT
How can you say that if you haven't read the book, N. K. Gerhart? Trust me, N. K. Gerhart, I am giving you an overview supported by some of the details given by Mr Marrs. A book report, this is not. I dropped lots of hooks that are even more interesting when you read the jaw-dropping details. And you'll miss much more than that, if you skip the book. You may never look at 'history' and the current news the same way again.
Posted on Aug 9, 2008 8:21:21 AM PDT
Just curious -- what sources does the author use for his assertions? I realize that any conspiracy-type book is going to have trouble finding "academic" references, but i'd just like to know how much effort the author puts into corroborating his story with bibliographic references. Does he mostly play up to many people's innate fascination with conspiracies to prove his points? Does he use widely-accepted historical truths to build his case? Does he leave out anything in his argument that might cast doubt on his assertions? e.g., someone might argue that LH Oswald was a patsy used to cover up the JFK conspiracy, and conveniently leave out his years spent in the USSR (i'm not arguing anything about the JFK conspiracy here, just using it as an example of how facts can be used to promote different points of view).
The book certainly looks intriguing, and i'd be interested in reading it if it's more than just a con-mans attempt to fleece the paranoid.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2008 9:24:17 AM PDT
Andrew Rottino says:
"someone might argue that LH Oswald was a patsy used to cover up the JFK conspiracy, and conveniently leave out his years spent in the USSR "
Anyone who knows anything about the JFK assassination knows that Oswalds time whole "defection" was basically a sham. The only reason he was even in the USSR was to give the appearance that he'd become a communist.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2008 9:42:39 PM PDT
During the Cold War days, Russians didn't let women like the sex-puppet Marina Oswald out of Russia just to satisfy some nerdy American's lust. She was let out to keep an eye on Oswald. Read Ion Pacepa's Programmed to Kill for some of the truth. For the rest read Bagley's Spy Wars.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2008 12:13:37 PM PDT
Hmmm. The conspiracies continue. Thanks, Marina!! Interesting