Campe-ing It Up

A thudding rant:

Barack Hussein Obama and his program are contrary to American history and our national destiny. He needs to straighten himself out and speak the truth to the American people. Growing up between Islamic teachings and Socialist theories apparently have confused his concepts…I would classify him as a nonbeliever who pretends to be a Christian, similar to the National Socialist “German Christians” who used the Christian language to promote their Nazi ideology.

Yes, it’s Hilmar von Campe, aged American-German businessman who was born in 1925 and was a member of both the Hitler Youth and then the German army. Presenting himself as a repentant ex-Nazi who realized  – after turning evangelical – that he had been “brainwashed”, von Campe claims now to have a special insight into “Nazi ideology” and its manifestation in just about every political movement or individual he happens to dislike. The ACLU? ” I think the ACLU is distributing Nazi philosophy.” Elian Gonzalez? “The Miami raid reminds me of the time when the discrimination of the Jews started in Nazi Germany”. The ill-considered disruption of a minuteman lecture at Columbia university? “Hitler had storm troopers who would shut up the opposition. And, that is what these people were trying to do, the same thing.” Muslims? Take a guess…

On the other hand, being a ruthless military dictator who liquidated opponents is not necessarily a bad thing:

General Augusto Pinochet, who prevented the totalitarian take-over of Chile by the Allende/Castro gang and their armed thugs, transformed his country into an envied show-case for the whole of Latin America and returned Chile to democracy has been for decades a main target…of persecution.

Another character to get the von Campe seal of approval is the late South African columnist Aida Parker, whom he describes as his “dear and couragious friend”. It should be noted that Parker for many years ran a notorious newsletter which shored up support for the apartheid regime on supposed “anti-Communist” grounds.

Von Campe also dislikes bankers, and his conspiracy-mongering here rivals John Hagee:

Could there be another Alger Hisses at work today in other sections of the policy making establishment, f.i. in the financial system? What about Alan Greenspan and his banker crowd. A mole not necessarily needs to be a socialist. Greed and money can be as devastating an ideology if it gets hold of mind and soul of a person.

…Since the last president and secretary general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Michael Gorbachev, pretending to be a newly born Christian, operates from government property in the United States, it seems to indicate that greedy capitalists and hard core communists work together to destroy freedom and the only nation which can thwart that purpose: the United States of America.

(Actually, that last article, from 2004, does get some points for pointing out that mortgage-lending was out of control and likely to lead to unhappy consequences)

Von Campe is regarded in conservative circles (including churches) as a “renowned intellectual”, and his website boasts that he is included in the 1992 edition of a book called The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals – doubtless a sure sign of something. At least one of his books is published by Five Continents, which is the name of his Colorado-based business.

Von Campe also claims to be an expert on the Middle East, and he recently teamed up with Walid Shoebat and Top Executive Media for publishing and speaking purposes. Although von Campe is a Christian Zionist, it is unknown whether he shares Shoebat’s views on Biblical scholarship.

5 Responses

  1. This is just like all those “former Muslims” (like Shoebat) who present themselves as experts on terrorism.

    It’s obvious that while Van Campe is no longer a Nazi, he’s still very much a faascist.

  2. […] The German Christian is not named, but is obviously Hilmar Von Campe (whom I blogged here). […]

  3. […] Amazon says the book is published by “HighWay”, but in fact it comes to us through Tom Horn’s Anomalos Publishers. Anomalos’s other authors include Hilmar von Campe, whom I introduced here. […]

  4. Who’s a fascist now?
    Campe warned us about this a year ago/
    Now look this from Babalu Blog, Gusano who grew up in Cuba:

    This concept is eerily similar to the Castroite CDR block snitch network that I grew up with only better funded and more ideologically pure. Next thing you know Barry O. will set up “field schools” where middle school children will have to go on month long stays to cultivate the bio fuels that will replace gasoline…

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