Western “democracies” and fascism united against communism
Not only Western “democracies” and their hypocritical politicians permitted German rearmament but they also hugely assisted it. At the very least a secure bulwark against communism would be erected.” The sturdy young Nazis of Germany are Europe’s guardians against the Communist danger” said lord Rothermere in the daily Mail on November18, 1933 “Once Germany has acquired the additional territory she need s in Western Russia her need for expansion would be satisfied” This was the basic calculation upon which the whole structure of what we called appeasement policy in the interwar period was reared.
After the Second World War, western propaganda tried to disseminate in the public two clichés : (1) that the German –Soviet pact of August 23, 1939 was the cause of the second World War and (2) that that the Soviet Union was so avaricious that it over-reached itself with its partner in crime. These two clichés had been published by the state department in January 1948 under the title Nazi-soviet relations 1939-1941. These clichés had then been published in the press aiming at public delusions and by establishing associate ideas and, according to Pavlov theory, conditioned reflex between Hitler and Stalin. Hundreds of newspaper articles and radio speakers had inculcated these clichés to many millions of Americans without ever suggesting that the Nazi-soviet Pact was the result of the long and dismal appeasement drive on the part of the West. It was this propaganda which contributed to create mentally conditioned peoples in Europe and in United States without a fuller examination of the issues and consequences at stake. In that event Walter Lippmann wrote on February 12, 1948 “this publication is a classic example of bad propaganda bound to backfire that the state department book was the work of propagandists and not of scholars is self-evident on the face of it. It contained only Nazi documents and no self-respecting historian would dream of basing his judgment on the documents of only one side of a grave historical event. Moreover, only those Nazi documents were selected for publication which bore on Nazi-Soviet relations after April 1939 to embarrass our Western allies and ourselves by inviting the publication of docuements for the period up to the Munich appeasement is not astute indeed it is altogether incompetent – propaganda”