Trading with the Nazis
December 5th, 2014
Received by FAB
I am here, Walter Teagle.
I want to warn all those who did what I did, that there is no hiding place from God. He sees all things and knows everything. Yes, I want this message known.
I discovered over here a very simple truth, which I did not understand on Earth: that by supporting the Nazis in my capacity as a head of the company Standard Oil of New Jersey, I damned my soul. And there are many others like me who did a similar thing, and they all find themselves in a deplorable condition now. And I had only myself to blame. I did it. So I had to lie in the bed I made. Such a simple idea! Yet one not discerned by my distinguished - and damned - self.
Though the Nazis are no longer in power, evil still reigns, and those who support this evil, no matter how secretly, will be called to account.
You are correct: this is folly and madness. And the Reign of Terror of power-mad, crazed people will come to an end. Mortals have this to look forward to.
And the name of Walter Teagle will be remembered as a traitor to the cause of freedom.
Walter Clark Teagle (May 1878 - January 9, 1962), was responsible for leading Standard Oil to the forefront of the oil industry and significantly expanding the company’s presence in the petrochemical field.
In 1901, Standard Oil bought out the Teagle family refinery, and placed Teagle in charge. Two years later, he joined the export committee of Standard Oil of New Jersey, traveling around the world for the next seven and a half years. He became a director of Standard Oil in 1910, and a vice president shortly thereafter. During this time, he acquired operations in Venezuela and Iran. At the age of 39, Teagle became the youngest president of Standard Oil of New Jersey, then known as Esso, for S. O. of NJ, and since 1972, known as Exxon. He served as president (1917-1937) and chairman (1937-1942) of the company. Under his leadership, Standard Oil became the world’s largest oil producer, increasing market share from 2% to 11.5%. He helped pioneer worker representation on refinery councils and the eight-hour workday.
Teagle has been accused of contributing to Nazi Germany during World War II through his involvement with German chemical company IG Farben. As a director of IG Farben’s American subsidiary, he allied Standard Oil with the German company and conducted research jointly. Standard Oil supplied information to IG Farben on how to manufacture tetraethyl lead and synthetic rubber, both critical resources to the war effort. Because Teagle sold patent rights for synthetic rubber, Standard Oil delayed American industrial readiness by not producing rubber without German permission. Faced with a Justice Department investigation, Teagle convinced President Roosevelt that a suit would hurt the war effort, instead choosing to pay an out-of-court fine. The result was a fall in public favor for Standard Oil and the resignation of Teagle in 1942. (Source: Wikipedia)