Skip to comments.HITLER SAYS NO TO ROOSEVELT (4/29/39)
Posted on 04/29/2009 5:26:06 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
See yesterday’s post for an eyewitness account of Hitler’s speech. See April 16 post for Roosevelt’s message and question to Hitler (To which Hitler responded in this speech).
“French See Perils in Bond to Poles”
Even 70 years after the fact, their cowardice is nauseating.
Yes. And the little story of rioting in the Saar because of the imposed 60hr work week also seems to resonate a pattern in French society. No accident the French invented the phrase,”The more things change.........
Gone entirely . . . is the old Hitler slogan of racial unity . . . The new slogan is not racial unity but "living room" and power.
Not so new to readers of Mein Kampf.
It is not trade but empire that is Hitler's goal. How far he will go and how fast he will go toward acquiring it will depend solely upon how much opposition is offered him.
Perhaps someone will do something about the German workers being oppressed by the French. The Sudeten Germans had already been freed from oppression, and Pomerania and Danzig are already on the agenda.
Hitler's goal of European Empire was entirely consistent with Germany's First World War aims. In that sense, this was simply Round Two: the next generation hoping to achieve their fathers' goals.
What was new was Hitler's rabid anti-Semitism, plus (what would the right word be?) anti-Slavism. He intended to not only conquer new territory for Germany, but also to destroy the non-German people already living there.
It's interesting to note, as early as April 1939 even the New York Times understands that force must be used against Hitler. But I doubt if anyone, even Roosevelt himself, yet understood how very much force would eventually be required.
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