David Icke’s Misconceptions about National-Socialist Germany
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David Icke is my favorite conspiracy researcher. For the past 30 years, Icke has done a phenomenal job of exposing the crimes and corruption of the global cabal that controls our planet. Icke is world famous because of his prophetic and prolific research. I do take issue, however, with some of Icke’s research on National-Socialist Germany. This article discusses some of Icke’s writings and comments about National-Socialist Germany that I think are unfair or inaccurate.
Alleged Nazi Lying
David Icke in his books and videos accuses Adolf Hitler of repeating lies in order to control the German masses. For example, Icke writes in his latest book:
“The greatest form of mind control is repetition as the Cult-created Nazis well understood. You repeat a statement or alleged ‘fact’ until it becomes an ‘everyone knows that’ when in truth ‘everybody’ only ‘knows’ what they have been told to think they know. They don’t ‘know it’; they have only downloaded that perception which is a very different thing.”
Icke also writes:
“A key component of mass indoctrination is the sheer scale of deceit which the Nazis described in terms of the bigger the lie the more will believe it. Lie a little bit and you may get caught out on the basis that people are open to smaller-scale lies. What most resist are the ginormous super-whoppers pedalled by the Cult.”
Icke accuses the Nazis of using big lies in order to indoctrinate and control the masses.
In reality, Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf that Jews use big lies in order to control the masses. Hitler wrote:
“By placing responsibility for the loss of [World War I] on the shoulders of Ludendorff they [the Jews] took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice. All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true in itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily, and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”
Hitler also wrote:
“From time immemorial, however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. Is not their very existence founded on one great lie, namely, that they are a religious community, whereas in reality they are a race? And what a race! One of the greatest thinkers that mankind has produced has branded the Jews for all time with a statement which is profoundly and exactly true. He (Schopenhauer) called the Jews ‘The Great Master of Lies.’ Those who do not realize the truth of that statement, or do not wish to believe it, will never be able to lend a hand in helping Truth to prevail.”
Hitler’s statements in Mein Kampf were prophetic. Through constant repetition in the Jewish-controlled media, the majority of people believe the big lie that Germany built homicidal gas chambers that were used in a genocidal program of mass extermination of the Jews. The truth, however, is that Germany did not have any homicidal gas chambers in its camps during World War II, and did not conduct a program of genocide against Jews. Thus, in my opinion, Jews have repeated the big lie of “the Holocaust” to promote their own sectarian interests.
“Other Nazi doctors, including ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele, conducted unimaginably cruel and vicious experiments on live, captive human subjects with the emphasis on children. Writer and researcher Anton Chaitkin wrote that body parts from victims ‘were delivered to [Josef] Mengele…and the other Rockefeller-linked contingent at the Wilhelm Institute.’”
Despite Icke’s claim that Mengele performed cruel and lethal experiments, almost all of the twins Mengele enrolled in his research at Auschwitz survived the war. In fact, so many twins survived Mengele’s research that, in 1984, they helped form an association titled Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Experiment Survivors (CANDLE). This association’s name is a misnomer, because if the experiments were deadly, how could there be so many survivors? Also, if young children unable to work had been immediately selected for gassing at Auschwitz as claimed by Holocaust historians, how could so many children at Auschwitz have survived the war?
Carlo Mattogno has prepared a long list of children and twins at Auschwitz who survived the camp. Mattogno provides the following reasons why Mengele did not commit his alleged crimes against twins at Auschwitz:
- The archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum contain numerous documents signed by Dr. Mengele, but no document attests to Dr. Mengele’s presumed crimes. No document shows that Mengele killed even one child, or that a child was ever killed on his order.
- All of the surviving paperwork shows that Mengele’s research was limited to anthropological and behavioral studies, and did not include any surgical or other intrusive procedures.
- The twins enrolled in Mengele’s program participated in the program for months on end, with none of them dying while under Mengele’s care.
Germar Rudolf writes about other absurd descriptions of Mengele’s alleged cruel experiments:
“There is ‘eyewitness’ testimony galore about utterly senseless, cruel experiments allegedly performed by Mengele, like changing eye colors by injecting dye into an eye, transplanting limbs and organs to random places in the body, and other nonsense. While studying hundreds of ‘survivor’ testimonies, I’ve come across a good share of these insults to the intellect, so insulting, indeed, that I will not waste my time listing them here. Google the net, and you’ll stumble across these Halloweenish horror stories all over the place. People evidently like to gawk at guts and gore, so the survivors, protected from scrutiny by their aura of sainthood, cater to that need. Interestingly, the alleged victims of these experiments, quite frequently the very witnesses telling these tales, show no signs whatsoever of these cruel procedures. And it goes without saying that there is not the slightest proof for any of it; no documents, no autopsies, no medical examination on survivors proving it. Nothing. It’s all a pack of lies, sweet and simple.”
“Mengele and his team of mind and genetic manipulators who experimented and tortured Jews and children in the Nazi concentration camps were behind the creation of the evil-beyond-belief mind control program MK-Ultra which I mentioned earlier in relation to the Bush family, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton and the experiences of Cathy O’Brien.”
Icke’s claim that Mengele was involved in the creation of MK-Ultra is absurd. After escaping from a U.S. prison camp in Bavaria, Mengele spent the next several years working under an assumed name as a farmhand in Germany. In the summer of 1949, Mengele traveled to Argentina, where scores of Germans had found shelter. Mengele moved to Paraguay in the spring of 1960 and then later to Brazil to escape arrest. With the Israeli secret police, Brazilian police, and numerous other Nazi hunters after him, Mengele became one of the most wanted men in the world. Mengele was never in a position to help with the MK-Ultra mind-control program as Icke claims in his books.
Hunger Games Society
Icke writes that the Cult is leading us toward a Hunger Games Society. Icke’s phrase comes from the Hunger Games movie series which portrays a privileged elite hoarding all the wealth while being protected from the rest of the population by a vicious police/military force. The masses of people are slaves of the elite and are isolated in sectors to prevent their unified response to the elite.
Icke sees similarities between the projected Hunger Games Society and Nazi Germany. Icke writes:
“Scan the world and you can’t miss the pieces being put into place ever more quickly. I saw an image of Adolf Hitler at a mass Nazi rally. He stood alone at the front delivering his psychopathy to a massive military presence and beyond them were thousands of people kept in line by that military to ensure whatever Hitler demanded would be done. I had that image flipped upside down and overlaid on the Hunger Games Society structure and they are exactly the same. We are indeed looking at a global version of Nazi Germany with the added control-system of advanced technology and AI.”
Icke’s comparison of Nazi Germany to a Hunger Games Society is ridiculous. The German economy improved dramatically under Hitler’s leadership, with virtually full employment despite a worldwide depression. Germans became the most prosperous people in the world, and Hitler was extremely popular among most of the German people. Hitler needed a strong military presence at his rallies only because Communists and other subversive elements wanted to kill him. As many as 15 assassination attempts were undertaken against Hitler during his time in office.
Hitler’s sincerity in helping the German people greatly impressed his primary economic advisor, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, who wrote about Hitler in his memoirs:
“I had an opportunity of seeing the soul of this man; and I had the impression that the burden of his new responsibilities weighed heavily upon him…I beheld the outward and visible expression of an inward emotion which was not just ‘putting on an act’—it was the real thing.”
Hitler even required elite German professors, who were state employees, to help solicit donations to provide the remaining urban poor with food and blankets. The Germany that Hitler built before World War II was obviously not a Hunger Games Society.
Germany did become a Hunger Games Society, however, after World War II. This is when the Western Allies, led by the United States, intentionally starved to death approximately 1 million German prisoners of war. The Allies also expelled approximately 16 million Germans from their homes, resulting in the deaths of approximately 2.1 million Germans. Even worse, the Allies conducted a program of intentional starvation against resident Germans, resulting in the additional deaths of approximately 5.7 million of them. The majority of these postwar dead Germans were women, children and very old men. Their deaths have never been honestly reported by the Allies, the German government or most historians.
The German dead do not tell the entire story of the Hunger Games Society inflicted on Germany after the war. Millions of German women who were repeatedly raped had to bear the physical and psychological scars for the rest of their lives. Millions of German expellees who lost all of their real estate and most of their personal property were never compensated by the Allies. Instead, they had to live in abject poverty after being expelled from their homes. Millions of other Germans had their property stolen or destroyed by Allied soldiers. The Allied postwar treatment of Germany is surely one of the most brutal, criminal and unreported tragedies in history that closely resembles Icke’s projected Hunger Games Society.
IBM and the “Holocaust”
“IBM was exposed for collaborating with the Nazis and their concentration camps (the Cult has no borders).”
The implication of Icke’s statement is that IBM was complicit in the so-called Holocaust.
Probably the best book on this subject is IBM and the Holocaust by Edwin Black. Black relied on a network of more than 100 researchers and translators in seven countries to help him write his well-researched book. He assembled more than 20,000 pages of documentation from 50 archives and other repositories. Black concludes that IBM was consciously involved—directly and through its subsidiaries—in the Holocaust, as well as in Nazi Germany’s military that murdered millions of other people during World War II.
Black writes that Nazi Germany was IBM’s second most important customer after the United States, and that IBM was making a fortune from Germany’s business. Consequently, IBM Chairman and CEO Thomas Watson never criticized Adolf Hitler. In fact, in his countless interviews and speeches, Watson emphasized ideas the Reich found profoundly supportive. Watson was so popular in Germany that in 1937 he received the prestigious Merit Cross of the German Eagle with Star medal from the Reich.
Black condemns IBM for supporting Germany’s war effort. Black writes:
“IBM had almost single-handedly brought modern warfare into the information age. Through its persistent, aggressive, unfaltering efforts, IBM virtually put the ‘blitz’ in the krieg for Nazi Germany. Simply put, IBM organized the organizers of Hitler’s war.”
Black blames IBM for providing the machinery which enabled Nazi Germany to implement the Holocaust. He writes:
“By early 1942, a change had occurred. Nazi Germany no longer killed just Jewish people. It killed Jewish populations. This was the data-driven denouement of Hitler’s war against the Jews. Hollerith codes, compilations, and rapid sorts [supplied by IBM] had enabled the Nazi Reich to make an unprecedented leap from individual destruction to something on a much larger scale.”
What Black ignores in his book is that the official Holocaust story is fraudulent. Numerous reports, articles, books, videos and testimony from Fred Leuchter, Walter Lüftl, Germar Rudolf, Friedrich Paul Berg, Dr. William B. Lindsay, Dr. Arthur Butz, Carlo Mattogno, John C. Ball, Richard Krege and David Cole have proven that there were no homicidal gas chambers at any of the German camps during World War II. The large number of Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau and other German camps makes impossible a program of genocide against European Jewry. The eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust story have also proven to be extremely unreliable and ineffective in proving its validity. Finally, the Aktion Reinhardt camps have been shown to be transit camps rather than extermination camps.
Edwin Black, whose Jewish Polish parents both survived the so-called Holocaust, fails to document in his book a German program of genocide against European Jewry. Like most other Holocaust historians, Black merely assumes the “Holocaust” happened without documenting its existence.
Adolf Hitler suppressed freedom of speech, authorized a euthanasia program that killed tens of thousands of mentally-ill Germans, and allowed illegal medical experimentation at some German camps during World War II. These are valid reasons to criticize National Socialist Germany.
However, David Icke in his books and videos frequently refers to National Socialist Germany as history’s ultimate-evil society toward which our world is rapidly heading. Icke’s comparison of Nazi Germany to a Hunger Games Society is especially ridiculous, since Hitler’s economic policies transformed Germany into a prosperous nation in which hardly anyone was hungry. It was only after Hitler’s tenure and the destruction of Germany during World War II that millions of Germans starved to death.
I will continue to read Icke’s books and watch his videos because I think he is an outstanding conspiracy researcher. Hopefully, in the future, Icke will write more objectively about National Socialist Germany, and consider using Stalin’s Soviet Union as his example of where our world is heading.
A version of this article was originally published in the May/June 2021 issue of The Barnes Review.
 Icke, David, The Answer, Derby, UK: Ickonic Publishing, 2020, p. 34.
 Ibid., p. 261.
 See https://davidicke.com/2020/11/11/david-icke-talks-to-the-purple-mountain-podcast-about-common-law/.
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 Ibid., pp. 224-225.
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 Ibid., pp. 98-105.
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 Black, Edwin, IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America’s Most Powerful Corporation, New York: Crown Publishers, 2001, pp. 1, 7, 13.
 Ibid., pp. 111, 118, 128, 131, 134.
 Ibid., p. 208.
 Ibid., p. 365.
 Wear, John, “Did German Homicidal Gas Chambers Exist?,” Inconvenient History, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2020 at https://www.inconvenienthistory.com/12/1/7200. See also Wear, John, “The Chemistry of Auschwitz/Birkenau,” Inconvenient History, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2017 at https://www.inconvenienthistory.com/9/4/5160.
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|Title:||David Icke’s Misconceptions about National-Socialist Germany|
|Sources:||Inconvenient History, Vol. 13, No. 3; a version of this article was originally published in the May/June 2021 issue of The Barnes Review|
|First posted on CODOH:||July 20, 2021, 6:43 a.m.|