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JFK on Fascism: It Was OK for Germany and Italy, He Thought.

Written by Gary North on May 29, 2013

Like a lot of American liberals in the 1930s, John F. Kennedy thought that fascism worked just fine.

This fact has recently received brief attention in the British Leftist newspaper, The Independent. There has been a blackout on the story in the mainstream media.

The memory hole is still deep, although the Internet is keeping it from swallowing up all historical facts.

Even The Independent was guarded. The article somehow happened to forget to mention the title of the book from which it derived its juicy extracts.

President John F Kennedy openly admired Nazi Germany when he toured the country as a young man, according to a new book marking the 50th anniversary of his historic 1963 visit to Cold War West Berlin.

The views once held by one of America’s most esteemed presidents, who won the city’s heart in 1963 when he declared “Ich bin ein Berliner”, are recorded in diaries and letters Kennedy wrote on three visits to Germany in 1937, 1939 and 1945.

What diaries? Discovered when? Published by whom?

After a visit to the river Rhine in 1937, Kennedy wrote: “Very beautiful, because there are many castles along the route. The towns are all charming which shows that the Nordic races appear to be definitely superior to their Latin counterparts. The Germans are really too good – that’s why people conspire against them – they do it to protect themselves.”

Two weeks earlier, he wrote this: ““I have come to the conclusion that fascism is right for Germany and Italy. What are the evils of fascism compared to communism?”

This is an entry from 1945. He visited Hitler’s Bavarian Berghof residence and his Eagle Mountain retreat.

“Anyone who has visited these places can imagine how in a few years, Hitler will emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures ever to have lived.” He adds: “There was something mysterious about the way he lived and died which will outlive him and continue to flourish. He was made of the stuff of legends.”

So, where can we buy this book? We are not told. It just sort of slipped the mind of the journalist who write the article.

If it were in English, its title would be John F. Kennedy — Among the Germans. It is not yet available in the English-speaking world. It is in German.

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32 thoughts on “JFK on Fascism: It Was OK for Germany and Italy, He Thought.

  1. The media protected JFK the same way they are protecting Obama. He was their Camelot, and could do no
    wrong. He became an Icon because he was assassinated.

  2. Dick in Chicagoland says:

    I was a 20 year-old college student when Kennedy emerged from the debate with R. Nixon. The campus was ga-ga over him and his beautiful wife. He was the Second Coming.

    The same phenomenon accompanied O'Bama's sudden appearance on the political scene. It was all hype and no substance, except all the negative stuff about his undistinguished career among his communist and radical mentors, which was true, but ignored in one of the most disgraceful derelict ions of duty in the history of American journalism.

    I was a devout worshiper of the JFK mystique.

    But, folks, fool me twice, shame on me.

  3. Lucky3511 says:

    The Kennedy's like the majority of liberals are the curse the human race has to bear. We should just stop electing them to positions where they can do so much harm to our country, Like president and leader of the the Senate.

  4. Hah! And now basically all conservatives think fascism is fine. My, how times have changed.

  5. There were several, including Charles Lindbergh, that admired Italy's and later Germany's monopolistic governments. That's what happens when you gaze on the glitter and ignore the intentions. We can say the say thing today for Islam! The problem with both Mussolini's and later Hitler's programs is that the first stage was glitter; Mussolini made the trains run on time and Hitler's public health care were par excellence; to be envied worldwide then. The second stage was to expand their domain to a major part of the globe, and that's where they both fell in a hole; expansion by force and dictate against the people's will. Of course the new subjects objected, called in help, first England then the USA; the rest is history. Today we face pretty much the same forces in different garb; Islam. Obama is either blind to it, or complicit; likely both as he goes forward. This smells like WWIII in development to me.

  6. this is not news and has been known since 60's. His father was a fascist sympathizer who disgraced himself at the Court of St. James and, i believe, was called home. He was an impressionable young man in late teens with an overbearing and controlling father. Clearly had he any idea of where this was leading remarks would not have been made. FDR was an original supporter as well. what idiocy to even bring up.

  7. Dick; today we can't even afford to be fooled the fir.st time, because then you have already lost!

  8. DOUGLAS says:

    Where is your proof that all conservatives think fascism is fine? I am a conservative and I hate Nazis, fascists, and communists equally!

  9. Don Maggard says:

    DICK: YOUR POSTS ARE TOO SHORT. PEOPLE READ THESE POSTS TO SEE HOW OTHER PEOPLE THINK. IT IS very true THE MUSLIMS WANT TO POPULATE THE WORLD,BECOME THE VOTING MAJORITY & WIN THEIR WAR WITHOUT FIREING A SHOT. They have a plan & they are right on Scedual. 2025 is their goal. Read the guidelines for Muslims. They can have up to FOUR wives & have as many children as they can afford. Train them to kill Christians, Jews, Catholics & anyone else that refuses ALLA. I have read the Qur'an in English & spanish. I wanted to see what it really said as I had heard many rumers. READ it for yourselves. Muslim is not a religion. It is a way of life. I knew obummer was a Muslim before the first election & sent Emails with proof to John Mc Cain but they were ignored because John knew NOTHING about God's WORD, The BIBLE. If Jesus does not come soon we will see heads roll literatly in the streets of America just as it happened in London last week. I know my computer is being monitered but all I care about is warning the people of the U.S.A. that I once Knew. I am ready to meet my MASTER !

  10. Used to be a liberal says:

    Angelo Campanella, unfortunately, I believe you have "it" right. This all appears to be a prelude to the next big war. "We" seem to be doing almost exactly what was done prior to W W 2, that is to build up the Muslim Brother-Hood as Germany was helped by us prior to W W 2. I think that the build up, and support of the Muslim Brother-Hood is a ploy to give the west a visible and viable enemy, one that western political correctness can not and will not interfere with. Despite the political rhetoric that comes from Russia and China for public consumption, neither country has any tolerance for Islam, it is a thorn in their sides. I believe that when war does come, China and Russia will enter on the side of the west, only this time they won't leave, and they will take the spoils of war. Two purposes will be served, one is of course is oil and any other resources, and the second will be to be an end to the Islamic movement, agenda, power, and goals. But first we must build a visible and viable enemy, which we are now doing.

  11. Angelman says:

    Surely, Shane was using sarcasm. Today's conservatives, along with the tea party, stand firmly against the fascist uses of the stimulus pakage along with the communistic propaganda to blind the masses with misinformation and non-reporting of vital importance to save our nation. This administration has completely embraced "the ends justifies the means".

  12. Michael4yah says:

    You obviously dont know anything about JFK. He and IKe were the only presidents to openly state what groups were targeting America. LIsten to JFKs speech to American University. This is one of the greatest speeches in American History. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=JFKs+speech+t

  13. Michael4yah says:

    It wasnt mystic, His attempts to bring this nation around and head it in the right direction is legendary. Just listen to his speeches then tell me one single politician that holds a candle to him today.

  14. Y'know, for once I think Shane is partly right. It depends on your definition of conservative. The RINOs and neocons, who have run the GOP for the past 60 years, are basically fascists (Fascism: the marriage of corporate and political power). But these guys are not conservatives IMHO. They are foursquare against those like most of us here, who reject the fascist model. Angelman below describes us, but not the old guard of the Republican party.

  15. profitup10 says:

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  16. That comment does nothing if not advertise in the most embarrassing way how little you understand the Conservative movement and instead are simply satisfied to go around parroting the ideological and political tripe of today's Liberal Democratic partisans. About as mindless as if you had said, "basically all liberals think communism is fine." This is simply the stuff of schoolyard arguments that center around such metaphysically deep insightful commentary as "Snot-head!" and "Booger-eater!".

  17. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Saving us from a Nuclear war was pretty good too! Could you imagine a Bush/Cheney administration in that situation? Bye bye!

  18. You need to learn how to read. It was the Russians who relented on missiles in Cuba and avoided WWW3. JFK was all set to push the button that would have started a nuclear war that would have threatened the world. I

  19. Isn’t “crony capitalism” today’s politically correct word for fascism?

  20. Bob Marshall says:

    randy, you are right. It was the U.S. who had placed ICBM's along the Russian-Turkey border long before the USSR put ICBM's in Cuba. We always seem to hear just one side from our news media. I was one of many young Marines from Camp Lejune, N.C. on a ship waiting for our orders to invade Cuba at that time.

  21. Seymour Kleerly says:

    I'm fully aware of the history (except a Turkish/ Russian Border?), but it took a very intellectual process that allowed Kruschev to "back down". Bush would defintely gone along with the Right Wing Hawks in the Military who wanted to commence hostilities all along.

  22. Wow… the lower quartile performance in education is showing.
    Like Commrade Obama, JFK never fooled anyone around these parts

  23. ConstIva2 says:

    "Your comment must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly."

    In the USSR where I spent 50 years of my life under Commies, censorship was the same.
    Thank you, Tea Party fellows for reminding me of Commies!

  24. JFK was one of a long line of NWO progressive lackeys, including Clinton, both Bushes, and the current weasel in the half-white house. Progressives were and still are fascists. JKF crossed his owner-managers, and they had him whacked. You'll notice none of the subsequent lackeys have dared to cross them.

  25. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Fox News and Talk Radio are our Nazi/Communist Propaganda equals. All the OLD CONSERVATIVES believed their lies (deception and distortions)!

  26. Seymour Kleerly says:

    But Bush sure did! Yeeehaaa!

  27. Charlotte Juett says:

    JFK came to regret his early ideology and in the last year of his Presidency was advocating for the total withdrawal from Vietnam and the end of the Federal Reserve. These two things were enough to get him killed before he could implement them as he was too popular a President for them to fight him in public.

  28. I'm not an equalitarian, therefore I don't need to hate anything.

    If it's good for me, my kids, their kids, their kids' kids and so on, then count me in.

  29. I am not THE leading expert on JFK (though I was home from school, sick, the day he was shot and saw when they broke in on the TV with the bulletin) but his speech about 'ask not what your country can do for you' seems to me like it would have gotten him thrown out of the Democrat party today. In fact he was probably more conservative than many Republicans of today.

  30. David Moon says:

    It's wonderful to read comments from thinking people. I agree with all the comments. I graduated from high school in 1959 and lived through the campign.

    But again thank you for your comments.

  31. Don Maggard says:

    I Never call anyone an expert. the word has two parts EX & pert. Ex is like someone washed up. spert is a drip under preasure. therefore an EXPERT is a washed up drip under preasure.JFK had some good Ideas but was killed before he could implement them. He stood firm about Cuba & Russia came & took the missels home.He also had a moral problem. I am 81 years old & my memory still works fine. What we have now for a president SHOULD BE SHOT. That saves American Tax Payers from paying his retirement.He has stolen enough for his woman & kids to live on in their $18million dollar house in Hawaii . PRAY FOR AMERICA AS SHE NEEDS GOD ONCE AGAIN>

  32. john thames says:

    These comments by Kennedy were not all that remarkable for the times. David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill both engaged in extravagant praise of Hitler before the war. Charles Lindberg also thought that Hitler was preferable to Stalin. Fascism did kill far fewer people than Stalinist Communism. And, horror of horrors, a disproportionate share of the Soviet Union's commissariats were Jewish staffed and controlled. So why all the mock horror and outrage?