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WWII British Soldiers Successfully Deployed God and Sugar to Defeat Nazi Disinformation

It’s really a footnote to stories about Nazi Germany losing the war in 1942, yet refusing for years to quit… by brainwashing their youth into suicide missions.

Basically the Nazi children (Hitler jugend) were indoctrinated with fear and hate. Then they were forced into the unjust war their fathers already had lost, told they would be killed if they refused or surrendered.

A British soldier recounts what that looked like:

Sandy also spoke about encountering Germany’s child soldiers. He explained: “The other thing that we experienced at that time were the soldiers – German soldiers. They were 12 and 14-year-olds because everyone else was up on the Russian front. Some of them used to start crying because again they had been told that they would not be taken prisoner, that they would be killed.”

The tactics used then were oriented around establishing trust through two methods. British soldiers began feeding both a hunger for foundation/faith and for food:

“Women and kids were down in the air raid shelters. Hitler had already indoctrinated them and told them they would never be taken prisoner – that British troops would kill them. They wouldn’t come out of the air raid shelters. We used to shout down but they still wouldn’t come out.” However, their breakthrough came when the unit’s Roman Catholic padre, a Fr Costello who could speak several languages, persuaded the children and their mothers into the open. “You put a bar of chocolate in their hands and it alters the whole war – as far as the children are concerned,” he said.

As William Wordsworth wrote in his poem The Rainbow “the Child is Father of the Man”.

At Least 1/3 of North Korean Missile Program Funded by Crypto

A decade ago or so people seemed surprised when I warned about links between Crypto and North Korea (or even Russia) military funds.

Now the U.S. Deputy National Cyber Adviser, Anne Neuberger, is very publicly stating one-third of North Korea’s missile program is funded by Crypto.

Neuberger analysis seems based on the fact that $1bn in Crypto was stolen in the first nine months of 2022 alone — it’s a total mess of insecurity and societal harms.

This reminds me of a consulting engagement on Crypto risks many years ago, which I’ve written about before.

I was parachuted into a bank to help their executive teams navigate Crypto. They asked whether a giant power generation plant pushing them to invest in bitcoin mining on massive scale (energy sector generally is run/owned by for-profit bankers in America) should be given the green light.

“That’s all we need to know” I remember a roundtable of executives saying after I asked if they really wanted the blood of North Korean missile launches to be on their hands.

The hungry power company was given a giant negatory.

This idea of “blood Crypto” that I presented back then wasn’t meant to be new, but something more like the latest chapter in an old tragic story.

Having long studied anonymity games for weapons proliferation among global hate groups (e.g. “blood diamond” money laundering to fund mercenaries and coups in Africa — “fascist pig” glorification) it seemed somewhat obvious to me where Crypto was and would sit for some time — organized international crime.

People often told me they didn’t see a dark Crypto future, until I explained the past reality of blood diamonds.

I guess more to the point, many people STILL wear diamond assets around publicly like they just don’t see “it”, and many people STILL boast about owning Crypto assets.

The evolution from diamond crimes to Crypto crimes shouldn’t seem abrupt to anyone observing particularly onerous billionaires in the news.

If you remember, websites were setup by white South Africans specifically to allow unregulated international movement of racist mining wealth (PayPal was a “fast and easy” money transfer service intended to escape humanitarian regulations).

“Fascist Pig” glory like a Tatra T87 story right out of 1938: Peter Thiel and Elon Musk moved from South Africa to America and nearly killed themselves in a sports car because Musk couldn’t figure out how to drive.

From there Crypto really became a minor change to expand global risk. This also probably explains why white South Africans STILL so brazenly promote toxic odious Crypto mines today even though it should bring to mind their parent’s washing of blood diamonds.

The bottom line is that for the last two years Crypto (crime) has funded modernization of North Korean long-range missiles, which soon pose direct nuclear threat to all of America.

Russia’s “Masculine” Military Destroyed by a Thoughtful Ukraine

Analysts have shifted to asking how far Ukraine might go in liberating people from the brutality of Russia’s “masculine” rhetoric and occupation.

“Ukraine has the initiative and momentum and is dictating to the Russians where and when the next fight will be,” said Philip Ingram, a former senior British military intelligence officer. […] Mile after mile of abandoned trenches along the road to the southern port city of Kherson spoke of the miserable living conditions some Russian forces had to endure on the right bank of Kherson before their retreat.

The same article shows how the American government is laying sound political and military sentiment on the heels of such retreat.

“This whole notion, I think, in the Western press of ‘When is Ukraine going to negotiate?’ misses the underlying fundamentals, which is that Russia continues … to make these outlandish claims about annexed Russian territory,” [White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan] said.

The key to asking when it might end, is when Russia may finally admit its occupation will end.

After all, it’s led to a situation where Russian men run are on the run from their own country.

Fighting-age men in Russia are still hiding in fear of being sent to war

It’s clear Putin doesn’t care for Russian men, while telling them they should jump forward and die for him in a foreign country. Does anyone really believe if Putin can’t even care for the welfare of Russians that he somehow cares for the people in Crimea being forcibly occupied by Putin’s conscripts?

You have to really marvel at such a serious disconnect. Perhaps later I’ll write about how this fits a pattern of Putin since the 1980s, as he’s tried for decades to cultivate thoughtless brutality as strategy. Ultimately, just like when Putin was running KGB operations in East Germany to breed neo-Nazi cells, his toxic “masculinity” strategy has resulted in men being afraid of coming out of hiding.

It couldn’t have been any clearer than when Putin just attempted to mobilize 300,000 in Russia, and instead saw nearly that many immediately exit its borders in protest.

Why should they lose their lives for him? I’ve pointed out this failure of Putin before and warned his day of reckoning was coming, although I admit I had no idea it would be in Ukraine. In fact, I told people Putin couldn’t be so stupid as to roll into Ukraine (even on the day before) because it seemed so obvious how Russia’s military would fail. Whoops. I guess that was only partially right.

The dictator’s obsession with promoting himself over everything completely backfired. Loyalty to him is more empty than ever and because he allowed no other loyalty to grow, not even “motherland” rhetoric, that country is rudderless.

It’s something of a similar fate for toxic “masculine” leaders in America, who aligned themselves with Putin (e.g. many in the GOP) and peddled constant nonsense about fear and being scared. It’s worse in Ukraine of course as Russian men pressed into Putin’s “meat-grinder” have basically been armed only with rusty shovels (not an exaggeration) to dig their own graves and then fall into them dead.

That’s some Hitler-level stupidity and a predictable outcome of fear-based bogus “masculine” propaganda.

The German Nazis (especially children drafted into battle) were literally convinced they would be killed if they surrendered, so they hid in trenches and bunkers.

British soldiers in WWII recount finding Nazi teenagers scared, hiding and sobbing in tears — poor kids had been brainwashed to think everyone was out to kill them. Proper care once under the command of Allied liberators blew their minds, allowing them to be thoughtful once again.

Thus we’re watching as a whole generation of Russian men may be lost at this point in Putin’s tragic folly, unless they hide and surrender to Ukraine.

It even has led to widespread protest by the people who actually show some sense of care for Russian men: women.

Russian women march to Ukrainian frontline to demand husbands be sent home

In conclusion it begs a tough question whether Russian women should decide when, where and how to negotiate with Ukraine. Maybe set that as a goal for Putin: what woman will you appoint to lead any negotiation?

Women in Russia seem to be the only ones being thoughtful right now. They show much better ideas about Russia’s best interests… versus Putin’s toxic masculine clown show.

I’m somewhat reminded of Henry Ford getting a medal from Adolf Hitler in 1939 then losing more and more authority at work while refusing to admit being wrong; all 50,000 autoworkers walked off the job in 1941 asking why their CEO was on the side of Nazis. Henry was stumped completely until an end of his crisis eventually was negotiated by his wife.

And I don’t just mention the connection to Ford idly here. The emasculation of men, due to industrialization causing massive cultural shifts through the early 1900s, was one of the driving forces behind the rise of fascism in the 1930s. People wanted to orient around “masculine” safety, but instead attached themselves to toxic charlatans.

Italian dictator Mussolini and his mistress hang before they could be tried for war crimes. His soldiers claimed to be victims yet committed atrocities that for 60 years have gone unpunished.

Bogus promises by notorious “strong men” who promised they would lead through times of uncertainty, doubt and hyperbolic fear turned out to be mostly snake-oil and disinformation (breeding hate) to unjustly rise into power yet avoid accountability for mass harms.

KFC Germany Runs Ad Campaign for Kristallnacht “commemoration treat”

KFC ran (or their robots did) a Kristallnacht-themed ad in Germany offering customers a “crispy treat” to “commemorate” the historic tragedy of national terrorist attacks on Jews (Reichspogromnacht).

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

This disgusting notification that was pushed by an advertising engine can not avoid blame no matter what their excuse. I mean KFC literally used the German word “Reichspogromnacht”, a highly curated term by historians to evoke particular sentiment. Yet KFC still ran “pogrom” as fit for their celebration algorithm. What’s next, a genocide party?

KFC used their social media platform on a day of solemn remembrance to toss out ads invoking imagery of high heat (e.g. soft cheese on crispy chicken), as if nation-wide terror attacks on the “night of broken glass” should make you crave intense fire.

Thousands of fires were set on November 9th, 1938 Source: Yad Vashem

Flames leapt into the sky across Germany when the Nazis gave a foretaste of the Holocaust in the vicious pogrom against the Jewish community. By the time the rampage had ended, thousands of Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues had been burned down or looted by thugs as police and fire brigades looked on.

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More than 400 people were beaten to death, shot or driven to suicide, records show. More than 30,000 were rounded up and packed off to concentration camps.

Nearly 50 major disasters in the city of Vienna alone were caused by Nazis. Any Jewish building was viciously targeted and set on fire to overwhelm response and maximize suffering.

Here’s a map using Google I helped work on to show just the Vienna fires, after I noticed the Austrian government has exactly zero maps published anywhere showing the extent of the disaster.

Source: FHS St. Pollten

It’s very useful to look at Vienna in detail because I’ve read as many as 100 simultaneous terrorist attacks were carried out in a concentrated urban area — a total disaster for any city. Can you even imagine any modern city trying to fight more than 50 buildings set on fire?

The best you might find in terms of awareness are plaques like this one, obscurely placed on buildings in the Austrian capitol city.

Source: You tell me. Good luck finding it in Vienna.

Pulling back, this Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (LpB) map suggests there were over 1,200 other areas under attack in Germany that one night.

Source: LpB-BW

Violent crime in a systemic “Reichspogromnacht” by Nazis with all their enablers standing by doing nothing… is NOT something any restaurant should commemorate with fried or melted anything.

Source: Yad Vashem

In conclusion, Kristallnacht ranks as one of the largest tragedies documented in history despite attempts to play dumb or cover it up (looking at you Austria). We all should know this day in history for exactly what it was: widespread organized Nazi thug violence, including arson and murder, in a prelude to genocide.

There are few worse things on any social media platform than advertisers unfiltered pushing veritable hate speech themselves, in this case encouraging customers to celebrate genocide.

Leave it to Twitter’s new management, however, to do even worse than KFC. Their CEO personally was tweeting Nazi imagery during Kristallnacht, which I am certain the KFC media robot algorithms — if not the humans — sadly ingested.

Tesla CEO Promotes Nazism While Trying to Undercut German Government

The word on the street is Elon Musk thought Nazi was spelled with a T, which is why he put it on the hood of his cars.

Elon Musk often sounds a lot like Hitler. Click to enlarge. Source: Twitter (Hitler Speech December 28, 1938)

But seriously, Tesla’s public relations with the German government thus far have its CEO telling people to ignore long-standing rules while he promotes the worst possible failures of history.

Start with the fact that the German government a long time ago offered incentives to buy electric cars, which are expected to change at the end of 2022.

Germany will extend its enviromental subsidy for electric cars [from 2020] until 2025, government and auto industry sources told Reuters on Monday, a day ahead of a German auto industry summit in Berlin. In June, Germany doubled incentives for electric cars, which comprised of a 3,000 euro (£2,693) bonus for electric…

Tesla, the low-quality and racist manufacturer led by a South African habitually caught delayed and lying about its capabilities, two years later has announced it doesn’t care about German government rules (e.g. wants people to ignore 2022 ending as expected).

To put it another way, we all should expect 2023 incentives from the German government to continue on plan… while Tesla thinks people instead should be squeezed to put orders in right now (put money onto Tesla’s dying books before year end — it’s sales in Germany have crashed) even when it knows it can’t deliver the cars.

This is social engineering of the worst kind, trying to pay people to go around long-standing German regulations linked to delivery of actual vehicles.

The incentives, or premiums, paid to buyers of electric cars will expire completely once an allocated sum of 3.4 billion euros ($3.44 billion) from the next two years’ budget is spent, according to government sources. “E-vehicles are becoming more and more popular and will no longer need government subsidies in the foreseeable future,” Economy Minister Robert Habeck said in a statement.

Popular means driven on the roads, not in some fake balance sheet gamed by unethical Tesla accountants. Germans are talking reality, Tesla is begging the market to shift instead towards their selfish fantasy using the well-known Nazi deposit scheme (click to enlarge).

Source: “The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy” by Adam Tooze

Every other electric car manufacturer has delivered in Germany while Tesla falls far behind, so it’s a wonder why anyone at this point would consider buying one from such serial liars and under-performers.

That’s not all, though. Tesla also is being very political in its attempt to reverse history.

Their CEO has recently been overtly promoting Nazism in his social media accounts.

Adam Parkhomenko tweeted, “Wait. Elon endorsed Republicans AND shared a picture of a Nazi soldier? So he’s exactly what we thought he was.”

The CEO of Tesla buying Twitter to overtly push political extremism and promote Nazi messaging is exactly what many people expected.

Back in June, mind you, Politico reported that Musk was “leaning” toward Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, as his preferred 2024 presidential candidate. And go figure, he’s not advising Florida voters to vote for Democratic state legislators in the name of divided government. The guy isn’t just a Republican, he’s a Republican who embraces far-right memes and cozies up to neo-Nazis.

As one analyst astutely put it, Tesla’s CEO is calling for the return and rise of Nazism as his idea of “balance” in government.

Gotta balance not-nazis out with some nazis, otherwise the not-nazis will run wild with their not-nazi agenda

In other words, the Tesla CEO doesn’t like the not-Nazis of Germany going unchallenged and repeatedly seems to want to bring Nazism back.

He might as well tell people his cars kill more people in his master plan to “balance” safety on the streets with not-safety.

One of my favorite analyst paragraphs ever about Tesla being built on lies has this anecdote:

Elon Musk demanded that Tesla stop testing brakes on June 26. Doug Field, chief engineer, resigned on June 27. Is this a coincidence? Of course not—Doug Field doesn’t want to be responsible for killing people.

That should sound familiar to anyone who has studied Hitler’s leadership. And not very long ago the Tesla CEO ran into heavy criticism while presenting himself as a Hitler apologist.

He tweeted an image of Adolf Hitler that said, “Stop comparing me to Justin Trudeau. I had a budget.”

Despite all these unforced errors, and despite all the opportunities in the world to be an anti-Nazi while engaging with the German government, the Tesla CEO has presented himself only as open to a return to Nazism.

A penchant to promote and coddle Nazism continues unrepentant and growing at the worst times.

Take for example how the U.S. has been dealing with news of anti-semitism promoted by celebrities.

Incidents of bias and hate speech have also been rising in the U.S., including recent comments by the singer Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and a social media post shared by NBA star Kyrie Irving.

What would you expect the German government to want to see next from a car company leader? Perhaps silence. Perhaps concern for safety. Certainly not Nazi memes.

Within this context of concern the Tesla CEO jumped up and…

Wait for it…

…used his giant giant bully pulpit to openly promote Nazism as if a show of approval during the reported rise in anti-semitism. And he even took such action during the memorial week of Kristallnacht.

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors from around the world are warning about the reemergence of antisemitism as they mark the 84th anniversary on Wednesday of Kristallnacht — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. In the campaign #ItStartedWithWords by the organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis, several Holocaust survivors have recounted on video how antisemitic speech led to actions that nearly saw the mass extermination of Jews in Europe in the last century.

Could a car company get any more wrong than its CEO pumping support for Nazism into Germany during the start of November, while admitting delivery failures and trying to tell people that government rules don’t matter?

To be fair, in one case the CEO “deleted the tweet after a number of users informed him that he wasn’t quoting a famous French philosopher, but a neo-Nazi pedophile.”

Or to put it another way Germany under strict occupation by militant anti-Nazis became famous for producing the best cars in the world. Coincidence? Given how bad Tesla engineering is and how much their CEO seems to always end up fiddling around with Nazism… Germany might as well look in the mirror for why allowing Tesla’s allergic reaction to law and order (“permanent improvisation“) will end badly for everyone.