David Emory And Theory of The Underground Reich
David Emory is an American talk radio host and personality based in Ben Lomond, California.
Self-described as an anti-fascist researcher, Emory has produced, written and hosted several series, namely The Guns of November, From the Archives, One Step Beyond and Anti-Fascist Archives (formerly Radio Free America). Currently his For the Record series airs every Tuesday on WFMU. Descriptions, summaries and recordings of his shows are archived and maintained by Spitfire Infotech and WFMU.
A typical program consists of an hour-long monologue by Emory, centered around a particular topic and primarily consisting of Emory reading various mainstream press articles and books and interjecting commentary in the voice of a trained radio announcer. It may take the listener repeated hearings to understand Emory's main conjecture—that there is an "underground reich" which has control over much of politics.
Since the 1980s, Emory's radio shows have covered a wide range of topics, focusing mainly on the various historical manifestations of Fascism, Corporatism and Cartelism, the Cold War, Global Capitalism as well as the Fascist and Totalitarian movements of the early 20th century. Emory has placed special emphasis on the Kennedy assassination, the Third Reich, German industry and banking, Islamic fascist groups, 9/11, the Bush family, international intelligence, Neo-Fascism and cults.
Kevin Coogan, author of a critical book about Francis Parker Yockey and the Postwar Fascist International, has been a frequent guest on Emory's show. Other guests include former U.S. Department of Justice special investigator, Nazi-hunter and author John Loftus, authors Sterling Seagrave and his wife Peggy and investigative journalists Lucy Komisar, Robert Parry and Daniel Hopsicker.
As his central thesis, Emory maintains that the combined interests of primarily German chemical and heavy industry, plus banking and finance of the early 20th century, having facilitated Hitler's rise to power and armed the Third Reich, survived the war as an increasingly well-moneyed part of the global capital elite. Just as individual German and Japanese war criminals, collaborators, businessmen and military and government officials had escaped retribution to find refuge and patronage under the U.S. mantle of anti-Communism during the Cold War, so had these interests regenerated and revitalized themselves within Western military and intelligence institutions, as well as in political parties and multinational corporations. Thus, as described by Emory, "The Underground Reich" represents an obscure, sinister, yet characteristic trait of global capitalism itself.
While critics of capitalism, conservativism, libertarianism and globalism often see a linear progression from those positions to fascism, Emory and his adherents regard many of the protaganists as literally Nazis, with the anti-Semitic, racial, and religious overtones that go with Nazism. Emory has discussed strong evidence that Nazi (and perhaps CIA) elements conspired with Palestinians to orchestrate the Munich Massacre. Emory decries the theory of peak oil, expressing scepticism about the analysis behind the theory, noting some of its proponents' advocacy of genocide, and the movement's historical and economic links with the Thyssen industrial empire and European royalists.
"A decisively powerful network of corporate entities run by hardened SS veterans... the repository for the stolen wealth of
In a For the Record segment aired in July 2005, More on the History of the Islamic-Fascist Axis, Emory alleges that when U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff was in private law practice, he represented Dr. Magdy el-Amir, a financier of al-Qaeda. This connection is representative of a subject Emory has delved into in previous shows. He has also noted the historical connections between the Third Reich and the Muslim Brotherhood; between the C.I.A. and A. Q. Khan's nuclear arms acquisitions for Pakistan; between Republican lobbyist Grover Norquist, strategist Karl Rove and the Islamic Institute and between the George W. Bush administration and the government of Dubai.