“Hitler appeared on the cover of TIME on multiple occasions — most famously perhaps on Jan. 2, 1939, when he was named Man of the Year.
by Ben Vidgen, Ben Vidgen Investigates
That choice abided by the dictum of TIME founder Henry Luce, who decreed that the Man of the Year — now Person of the Year — was not an honour but instead should be a distinction applied to the news-maker who most influenced world events for better or worse. In case that second criterion was lost on readers, the issue that named Hitler dispensed with the portrait treatment that cover subjects typically got. Instead he was depicted as a tiny figure with his back to the viewer, playing a massive organ with his murdered victims spinning on a St. Catherine’s wheel. Underneath the stark, black-and-white illustration was the caption, “From the unholy organist, a hymn of hate.”
So Time itself now spins the story now.
However he was on the cover in 1938 as Man of the year in 1938. This the Time image Hitler was best known for. It took place after Germany “bloodless” invasion of Czechoslovakia which forced a drastic revision of Europe’s defensive alliances, and won Hitler a free hand for himself in Eastern Europe by getting a “hands-off” promise from powerful Britain (and later France), to not intefer.
Many in America applauded Hitler.
It was a time where General Budley Smith had ported to Congress he had being approached by industrialist who wanted to hold a coup and install Smith as “Furher“.
Americans firms and families pro Hitler included Ford, IBM, Coca Cola, fore runners to Exxon Mobile, Halliburton, the Bush family Mellons and and Koch dynasty. The largest press magnate to endorse Hitler and ensure the new the west got on Hitler was positive was the media empire of William Randolph Hearst.
According to journalist George Seldes:”Hitler had the support of the most widely circulated magazine in history, Readers Digest (later part owned by the CIA which ironically had being inspire by the German Gestapo), as well as nineteen big-city newspapers and one of the three great American news agencies, the $220-million Hearst press empire;
“[When] Hearst came to Germany] in September 1934 he met with Nazi propagandists…to ask Hearst how Nazism could present a better image in the U.S. A $400,000 a year deal was struck between Hearst and Hitler, and signed by Doctor Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister”. “Hearst,” continues Seldes, “completely changed the editorial policy of his nineteen daily newspapers the same month he got the money.” Hearst, instructed all Hearst press correspondents in Germany, including those of INS (Hearst’s International News Service) to report happenings in Germany only in a friendly manner. All of correspondents reporting happenings in Germany accurately and without friendliness, sympathy and bias for the actions of the German government, were transferred elsewhere, discharged, or forced to resign”.
Hitler had paid off America’s corporate media to gas light his own nation’s propaganda to the American public.
Post war the impact of this alliance included the US transfer of Nazi scientist to America via Operation Paper Clip (involving the Bush dynasty whose link to the Nazi had seen George Bush’s grandfather Prescot Bush charged with trading with the enemy’ and the Catholic church based Ratline. America assisted escaping Nazi to become security advisers to right wing dictators in Syria, Egypt, Boliva, Paraguay, Argentina and other nations where Nazi wealth was also laundered with the assistance of war time American allied corporations. As the remaining Nazi command acknowledged they had lost the battle but not the war (Red House meeting Berlin November 23 1944) .
The US embracing of Nazi intelligence assets including the Al Banna net work. What we now know today as Al-Queda who would transfer finances for the 9/11 attack through Altaqwa, in Lugarno Switzerland, over seen by’s Its manager Muslim Neo Nazi Ahmad Huber.
American intelligence also took over the under ground Nazi Odessa/Spider network which became the Gladio who manged terror cells, part of secretive anti communist paramilitary force, such as Italy’s feared Propaganda Duo (who even contracted out to the Red Army Fraction), led by former Italian black shirt Lico Gelli and was active on virtually any continent you care to name until exposed in 1980 when it went underground but was known to have established its head quarters in Lugarno Switzerland.
During the 1980’s former old boys of the US intelligence community partnered up with the Nazi during the Clinton assisted Iran Contra scandal, of the Bush & Regan (and even featured a Donald Trump cameo), turning to right wing mercenaries to wage proxy wars against the Soviet Union.
While in the 1990’s the Nazi old buddies Halliburton (formerly known as Kellog Brown and Root and owned by fined Nazi collaborators the Harriman Brothers for whom Prescot Bush was a partner) did very well in looting Iraq. A war sparked by media mass misrepresentation and gross participation in the propaganda that surrounded every aspect of 9/11 and the false claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Halliburton has also done well in Vietnam and Indo China (were Neo Nazi and right wing paramilitary forces also fought as mercenaries) as the whistle blower Pentagon Papers showed. Revealing how the war was never to meant to be won but rather was to be a series of never ending war that gave its benefactors and contractors powers and control. Back in the 1970s a supreme court ruling declared the leak of the classified papers, which showed the Pentagon was lying and deliberately putting its own citizens in harms way, was not just good ethics but the media duty to the American people. Judge M.I. Gurfein stated “Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, an ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know.
Today Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, languish in jail for doing the very same act as the corporate media goes on about the rise of the right but these days now says little on the content of Wikileaks. The pair, once the darlings of the Democrats *with Assange even making the cover of Time) were immediately forgotten the moment Wikileaks also exposed corruption with not just conservative ranks but the ranks of so called liberal establishment as will.
Never mentioned is how Wikileaks gave actual hard physical proof of democratic subversion by the former allies of the Bush such as the Clinton whose own exceptionally close relations of mutual fawning with the Trump is also largely omitted by the corporate press.
Today in the USA & the West you will find as a general simplification two camps.The Trumps who represent the right wing Punch and the Clinton Biden left wing Judy camp.
Or at less that’s the narrative pitched to you in the west by corporate media. But lets take a close look at the Puppet shows and see who is pulling the strings.
Both puppets, when said and done, have unholy alliance with the military industrial complex of America. Both parties take massive donation from the likes of former Nazi firms (now found dominating the pharmaceutical world) such as Bayer and Nazi allies like IBM. Both parties, as is the nature of western democracies world wide, are controlled by corporate lobbyist dollars who also control and shape our response from every crisis facing the western world. Be it the new arms space race, global hunger, climate change, water privatisation, food monopolisation, pandemics, to fake news.
In reality their is no left right wing cook off just two sides of the same coin.
All your really faced with is growing totalitarianism whose propaganda use left wing right wing reactionary extremism in a symbiotic parasitic fashion to divide and conqueror.
One that is largely shaped by the very organisations in step with the emerging spectre of the forth Reich and the technologically driven forth industrial revolution. A new fascist normal from which a world of only corporate haves and state controlled have nots will soon emerge as the middle class gets eradicated economically.
Corporate media always was and always well be the spin doctors for the agents of Hydra. Information zampolits who today are quick to omit, or spin favourably, their repeated history of reporting not news to inform the people but rather of continuously participating in the propaganda of the status quo for their own self interests and profit.
Published by BENS WORLD – an interesting read with your coffee.
Ben has worked as investigative journalist, researcher and writers for a number of NZ/Australian publications, radio stations, as well as working for universities, NGO and commercial clients, as well as being a best selling author (State Secrets 1 & II [Return Fire]) specialising in organised crime and national security issues. With a degree in history and political science specialising in political violence and counter terrorism Ben spent six year in New Zealand Army territorial (reserves) serving in the Royal Artillery and the infantry with posting in signals, artillery intelligence, field and counter intelligence, reconnaissance and as a rifleman & platoon grenadier. Ben also has decades of experience in all aspect of the hospitality and tourism industry (from kitchen hand to marketing and promotions) through out Australasia as well a having strong root in the arts community of New Zealand’s South Island his beloved home and were he prints his own cafe publications and books . View all posts by BENS WORLD – an interesting read with your coffee.