Nazi Roots of Sustainable Development

January 27, 2012 06:11
Nazi Roots of Sustainable Development

Environmental planners just exchanged brown paint with red paint — all the while keeping the interior green.  German spatial planners played an early critical role in the development of the EU’s sustainable development policies.


By Mark Musser at American Thinker


However, by the mid to late 1930’s the Office for Spatial Research and Space Planning was set up by the Nazi hierarchy to provide technocratic solutions on how to properly balance all the competing desires of the nation — everything from the war economy, to industrial needs, housing, and even environmental protection.   Sustainable development as a political ideal was thus pioneered under the auspices of Nazi spatial planning.


The SS planned to use industry in the conquered eastern territories along with slave labor to pay for and build master planned communities.  The eastern territories would also be filled with socialistic green garden villages and farms, together with national parks, forests, and many cockamamie renewable energy projects.


After the war, social engineering based on Aryan biology was replaced with a blander form of socialism, but its ties to environmentalism and sustainable development continued unabated and grew exponentially in the decades to come.



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