Editors Comment: Let us help Wikipedia update their definition of totalitarianism to reflect the actual Orwellian reality of Germany since WWII:
Totalitarianism is a political concept where the
stateoccupying force recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to control every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through rule by one leaderone occupying force, and an all encompassing propaganda campaign, which is disseminated through the stateforeign-controlled mass media, a single partywith controlled groups of political parties that isare often often marked by political repression of independents, mass media preference for personality cultism, faked democratic control of opposition (by political donations and media support), control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance and widespread use of terror. A distinctive feature of totalitarian governments is an “elaborate ideology forced by foreign occupiers, a set of alien ideas that gives meaning and direction to the wholeimprisoned and perpetually demoralized society”
Fake History Lie of the Month:
The Allies restored freedom of speech and expression in Germany after World War II.
Real History & The Facts:
Most people have heard of the National Socialist book burning. It happened on May 10, 1933, when mostly pornographic and literature considered to be anti-German was publicly set afire. Few people realize that the Allies removed and then destroyed no fewer than 34,635 titles of books and brochures from German libraries and bookstores after they conquered Germany. This is many times more books destroyed by the Allies than were destroyed by National Socialist Germany. Even today books doubting the Holocaust story can lead to a house search and confiscation of the incriminating literature, with fines and jail time meted out to the owner of the books.
The destruction of large sections of German literature was part of the Allied reeducation program for Germany. Hans Schmidt describes his experience of the Allied treatment of Germans after World War II:
As far as the German people were concerned, the victors wanted only a malleable mass of dispirited, destitute, hungry, cowering and defenseless Teutons who knew the way to physical survival was to placate every whim of the victors. A still proud German was (always!) immediately branded a…Nazi; worse than a criminal….
I still vividly remember that soon after our defeat the victors set about to destroy all traditions and institutions that represented Germany. They did this under the spurious concept encased into even more spurious laws “to free the German people from Militarism and National Socialism.” Absolutely no organization except the Roman Catholic Church was allowed to continue functioning: not even the Red Cross, nor any other charitable organization, no public or private administration, no bank, no newspaper or magazine, no radio station—the list went on….
To me personally it was also disturbing to see that all well-known traditional publications (newspapers and magazines) had been forced out of existence, and new firms with new names appeared on the horizon. In addition all that which we consider part of a nation’s historic tradition was purposely destroyed, eradicated or forbidden in Germany, usually under the guise of an alleged De-Militarization. Memorials to our fallen soldiers of long ago wars disappeared, the monuments to Kaisers and kings were removed from their pedestals and melted down, and time-honored memorial days could not be found on the new calendars. Instead, many of the current memorial days in the Bundesrepublik are days where the Germans have to pay obeisance to the victors. To this day it is a rarity to find memorials to the dead heroes of World Wars I and II on German soil. Instead, traitors, deserters and anti-German Germans and others…are being honored. When Germans want to see and admire the changing of the guard at a grave for the unknown soldier, or pay homage to the war dead, they have to travel to Paris, London, Warsaw, Moscow or Washington.
It is against the law in present-day Germany to praise the Third Reich in any form or manner. The showing of a swastika is a criminal offense in Germany. German National Socialists who acted admirably during World War II cannot be praised, and many honorable Germans have had their graves desecrated.
The Holocaust story is being used to increasingly restrict free speech. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, spoke at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the European Parliament ceremony in Brussels on January 27, 2014. Kantor rejected free speech arguments over what he called the worldwide spread of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is “not an opinion—it’s a crime,” he said. Kantor apparently wants to criminalize any speech, symbols, or gestures that Jews consider to be anti-Semitic.
Even German scientists were not allowed freedom of speech after the end of World War II. The 10 German scientists released from Farm Hall in Great Britain were told what they were allowed to say in public and initially were allowed only to reside within the British zone. One scientist wrote to German physicist Walther Gerlach:
“People are all so timid, perhaps justifiably so, for one can’t speak one’s mind as freely now anymore as during the Third Reich.”
Ultimately, even anti-Nazi German scientists regarded the Allied postwar occupation of Germany as merely a substitution of one hated system of restrictions imposed by the Nazis with another. The Allied denazification program, the forced transfer of German scientists to other countries, the restrictions of free speech, and the poverty and starvation in postwar Germany created bitterness and depression among even the most anti-Nazi German scientists.
 Schmidt, Hans, Hitler Boys in America: Re-Education Exposed, Pensacola, FL: Hans Schmidt Publications, 2003,, pp. 47-48.
 Ibid., pp. 20-21.
 Ibid., p. 261.
 The Dallas Morning News, Jan. 28, 2014, p. 2A.
 Hentschel, Klaus, The Mental Aftermath: The Mentality of German Physicists, 1945-1949, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 41-43.
 Ibid., p. 64.