The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take over America

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Throw out everything you think you know about history. Close the approved textbooks, turn off the corporate mass media, and whatever you do, don't believe anything you hear from the government. The Rise of the Fourth Reich reveals the truth about American power.

In this explosive exposé, the legendary Jim Marrs explores the frighteningly real possibility that today, in the United States, an insidious ideology thought to have been vanquished more than a half century ago is ...

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Overview

Throw out everything you think you know about history. Close the approved textbooks, turn off the corporate mass media, and whatever you do, don't believe anything you hear from the government. The Rise of the Fourth Reich reveals the truth about American power.

In this explosive exposé, the legendary Jim Marrs explores the frighteningly real possibility that today, in the United States, an insidious ideology thought to have been vanquished more than a half century ago is actually flourishing. At the end of World War II, ranking Nazis, along with their young and fanatical protégés, used the loot of Europe to create corporate front companies in many countries, worming their way into corporate America. They brought with them miraculous weapons technology that helped win the space race. But they also brought their Nazi philosophy based on the authoritarian premise that the end justifies the means—including unprovoked wars of aggression and curtailment of individual liberties—which has since gained an iron hold in the "land of the free."

Jim Marrs has gathered compelling evidence of the effort that has been under way for the past sixty years to bring a form of National Socialism to modern America, creating in essence a new empire-or "Fourth Reich"!

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This grandiose conspiracy theory about secret Nazi influence in America starts with breathtaking literal-mindedness. The Nazis, contends Marrs (Crossfire), obtained advanced technologies-flying saucers, time travel, antigravity-through psychic communion with "non-human intelligences"; then, after the Third Reich's fall, Nazi fugitives may even have used King Solomon's treasure to set up an international business empire and got in on the JFK assassination. Gradually, though, the Nazi threat subsides to a bar-stool libertarian's rant against psychiatric drugs, the Homeland Security apparatus, gun control, Social Security, income taxes and fluoridated water; they all portend to Marrs a creeping American fascism. Nazis are but bit players in this New World Order, run by shadowy "globalists" who "control" everything and created not just Nazism but communism and America's military-industrial complex. (Usual suspects include the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group and Arnold Schwarzenegger.) Marrs's dubiously sourced argument spins eye-glazing webs of circumstantial connections between Germans, American businessmen and U.S. government officials, in a kind of six degrees of Adolf Hitler parlor game. The result is vintage Marrs-a turgid stew of nonsense. (July)

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Nazis killed Kennedy! Nazis control Wall Street! Nazis are fluoridating the water supply! Nazis are overhead, zooming across the sky in UFOs!One used to read such things in a couple of sources back in the day: John Birch Society pamphlets and the Illuminatus! trilogy fringe of the sci-fi set. We suppose those authors were serious, if perhaps out of their minds. Certainly Marrs-whose 1989 book Crossfire was the basis of the Oliver Stone conspiracy-fest movie JFK-seems to be serious, even though he eases off on the pedal, as if a touch embarrassed, when his charges get too weird. Thus, after excitedly postulating that Hitler escaped the bunker in 1945, Marrs (Rule By Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons and the Great Pyramids, 2000, etc.) clears his throat to say that Hitler's fate "is immaterial, a moot point. What is certain is that Hitler's legacy-National Socialism-lives on." True, in little backwater towns in Pomerania and Alabama where subpar proletarians fear not being part of the master race. But at Yale? According to the author, yes. Skull and Bones, proud fraternity of Bush and Kerry, is "merely the Illuminati in disguise," and one of its songs is to the tune of Deutschland Uber Alles ("The Germany Song"). Given that Skull and Bones and the Mormons populate the ranks of the CIA, well, small wonder that JFK got popped. He knew too much, you see, about time-traveling Nazis-oh, yes, the German scientists whom we brought over after World War II had some very sophisticated physics at their service, and they all went to work for Lockheed, Martin Marietta and other defense contractors "when many American engineers in the aircraft industrywere being laid off." (Duh! The Americans didn't know how to time travel.) And as for the Cold War space race? The Nazis were in charge on both sides of the Iron Curtain. But wouldn't that imply that the Soviet and American governments were one and the same?Considering that there's no lack of homegrown fascists to worry about, this wacky book is the equivalent of a Chicken Little story. Caveat lector.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061245596
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 159,740
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs is the New York Times bestselling author of The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire—which served as the basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.

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The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America

Chapter One

A New Reich Begins

Hitler's Support Group

Following the Armistice of 1918, which ended World War I, German soldiers returned home, to a country economically devastated by the war. The Bavarian city of Munich was hit particularly hard, with jobless ex-soldiers wandering the streets and a number of splinter political parties vying for membership.

It was in this setting that Hitler, a twenty-nine-year-old veteran, came into contact with members of the Thule Gesellschaft, or Thule Society, ostensibly an innocent reading group dedicated to the study and promotion of older German literature. But the society, composed mostly of wealthy conservatives, ardent nationalists, and anti-Semites, actually delved into radical politics, race mysticism, and the occult under its emblem—a swastika superimposed over a sword.

The society also served as a front for the even more secretive Germanenorden, or German Order, a reincarnation of the old Teutonic Knights, which had branches throughout Germany patterned after Masonic lodges. It is believed that these lodges carried on the agenda of the outlawed Bavarian Illuminati, with its fundamental maxim that "the end justifies the means." In other words, members should pretend to be anything or anybody, adopt any philosophy, tell any lie, steal, cheat, even kill as long as it accomplishes the society's objectives.

Members of the Thule Society encouraged a Munich locksmith and toolmaker named Anton Drexler to bring workers into the political process. The unassuming Drexlerfounded the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or German Workers Party, which was guided to prominence by covert aid from conservative elements within industry and the military.

Hitler, unable to make a living as an artist, turned to earning extra money by serving as an army intelligence agent reporting to a Captain Karl Mayr. "One day I received orders from my headquarters to find out what was behind an apparently po­liti­cal society which, under the name of 'German Workers Party,' intended to hold a meeting. . . . ​I was to go there and look at the society and to report upon it," Hitler recalled in Mein Kampf. Arriving at the Sterneckerbrau beer hall, he was not overly impressed. "I met there about 20 to 25 people, chiefly from among the lower walks of life," wrote Hitler. However, the young military agent stood and "astonished" the small gathering by arguing against a proposal that Bavaria break ties with Prus­sia. Impressed with the nationalistic and anti-Semitic views of the fledgling party, military authorities allowed Hitler to join and began funding the party's work. He became the party's seventh registered member.

Hitler's work in the party was initially supported both by funds from Captain Mayr's army intelligence unit and the dedicated anticommunists and occultists of the Thule Society. Funding was passed through the publisher of occult literature, Dietrich Eckart, whom Hitler called the "spiritual founder of National Socialism." Eckart was soon introducing the new member to the right social circles in Munich and his intellectual friends in the Thule Society. The editors of Time-Life Books noted, "Dietrich Eckart took over as editor of the Volkischer Beobachter, the renamed Munchener Beobachter, which the party had purchased from the Thule Society with money supplied partly by Mayr's secret army account."

Author Joseph P. Farrell stated that the covert connections of Eckart and future deputy fuehrer Martin Bormann support the idea "that Hitler was deliberately manipulated and placed into power, and secretly manipulated behind the scenes by more powerful forces than even he wielded, and, when he had served his purpose, was deliberately sabotaged and cast aside." The forceful Hitler, armed with adequate funds, quickly gained control of the German Workers Party, which soon claimed three thousand members. In April 1920, Hitler changed the party's name to the Nationalsozialistiche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, the National Socialist German Workers Party, abbreviated to Nazi.

Following an ill-fated attempt to take control of the government in 1923, known as the Beer-hall Putsch, Hitler and his lieutenants were imprisoned and the Nazi Party languished. Upon his release after only nine months, Hitler began to direct the Nazi Party into more effective, and legal, activities, which resulted in the Nazis becoming the largest po­liti­cal party in Germany by July 1932.

It was, in fact, wealthy businessmen in Western industrial and banking circles who guaranteed Hitler's success. After Hitler lost a pop­u­lar election to Hindenburg in 1932, thirty-nine business leaders, with familiar names like Krupp, Siemens, Thyssen, and Bosch, signed a petition urging the aged president Paul von Hindenburg to name Hitler chancellor. In January 1933, through a compromise with German aristocrats, industrialists, and army officers, brokered by banker Baron Kurt Freiherr von Schroeder, Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany. The deal to name Hitler chancellor of Germany was cut at von Schroeder's home on January 4, 1933. On hand were prominent industrialists, at least one director of the giant Deutsche Bank as well as I. G. Farben's Hermann Schmitz and Dr. Georg von Schnitzler representing Farben's board of directors. According to author Eustace Mullins, also attending this meeting were John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles of the New York law firm Sullivan and Cromwell, which represented the Schroeder bank. This claim has been disputed by other researchers.

At that time, Germany was a free republic with one of the most educated and cultured populations in the world. The country was at peace and enjoying a blossoming of demo­cratic freedom under a coalition government of the Weimar Republic.

Oddly, Hitler went against tradition by choosing not to work out of an office in the German Reichstag, or parliament building, and on February 27, 1933, the Reichstag was gutted by fire. In those slower, gentler times, this act was as great a shock to the German people as the destruction of the World Trade Center towers was to Americans in 2001. Hitler blamed the destruction on communist terrorists. Inside the building, police arrested an incoherent, half-naked retarded Dutch youth named Marinus van der Lubbe. They said he was carrying a Dutch Communist Party card. After some time in custody, the youth confessed to being the arsonist. However, later investigation found that one person could not have started the mammoth blaze and that incendiary devices had been carried into the building through a tunnel that led to the offices of Hitler's closest partner, Hermann Goering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    A History of National Socialism in the United States

    Jim Marrs does a dandy job of tracing National Socialism in the U.S. As with many authors, his one weak point is drawing conclusions with insufficient evidence. As long as the reader recognizes that these conclussions are more opinion than fact, this book brings together a lot of documented facts that will enlighten the average person, sort of a bit of history never touched on in public school.

    I found this book so well put together that at times, I didn't want to put it down. Usually, a book that has political and historical subjects makes me sleepy. Some good science here, too.

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

    A lot of what "they" don't want you to know.

    This book is impressively interesting. It includes much information about Nazi connections with World and USA famous, rich, and powerful people and organizations that is still going on today. I am not a history researcher, so I have to rely on the author's credentials and years of experience doing the research, and they seem to be impressive. I have recommended it to some of my FaceBook friends. who are involved with political activism.

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  • Posted December 31, 2011

    Marrs best work

    This book along with Lying for Empire is what every American should know. Great work.

    I don't agree with his writings about the Masons. Masons believe in a universal god and democracy. They accept all religions and races. These thieves in power don't belong or believe in those principles.

    There are religious groups who make up stories about them since they believe only their religion is the "true one".

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    A must read book for everyone.

    This book should be a must read for people who question the way things are today. It explains why business today are so cold and calculating with there dealings with employee's and customers alike. It also lets you know who are and have been calling the shots in goverment, business and to a certain degree religion for hundreds of years. A very enlighting book.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Great Read

    The book details many events that explain how past events are still shaping our lives. It is highly informative and makes you question the history we have been taught.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly recommended

    This book is full of facts and names going back in time through current events. Then things seem to good to be true, well, they are, as this book thoroughly points out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Interesting

    To understand our society, truly appreciating its immensity, daily terrible horror stories, visualize the problems, tasting the sweat pouring from the anxiousness, and smell the rot coming from halls of government and businesses; The Rise of The Fourth Reich, is a book that appears it will open the mind, into some critical thinking.

    The book does a good job of comparing the similarites of Germany of the 1930's and of United States of today; bringing insight to our daily lives which is not being explained in other medians.

    The book also gives more meaning to John Lennon's song, "Imagine", clearly a sign of the globalists's belief; a belief that the author has, on who is funding this fourth reich.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    This book gives an excellent history as to where we are now, politically, economically and is all researchable facts I read this book several years ago and did my research. Everyone should read this as well as his next book, "The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy", which I am waiting for. Will open your eyes to the reality of what is happening and has happened.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    a good buy

    This is a really good book is a must have for the growing young

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