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31 December 2009

The NSDAP's Conception of the State

The chapter titled Staat in the 16th (1940) edition of Politische Fibel is much longer than the corresponding chapter in the 1934 edition, mainly because the shape of National-Socialist rule had become more specific during seven years of wielding power. Important progress had been made in the unification and empowerment of the German nation. The 1934 edition contained a general discussion about forms of state which was totally omitted by 1940. Theory and generalization were replaced with concrete reality.

One of the most important points about the National-Socialist view of the state is that it is not the same as the Neo-Hegelian, Fascist view of the state. For National-Socialism, contrary to a widespread false opinion, the state is not an end in itself.
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See inter alia : Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf, especially Vol. I, chapters 5 and 10, and Volume II, chapters 2, 3, 4, and 10.

Adolf Hitler: "The state is a means to an end. Its purpose is the preservation and advancement of a community of physically and spiritually homogeneous life-essences. "

Lesson 3.
State

(Translated from the 16th (1940) edition of Hansjoerg Maennel's Politische Fiebel, by Hadding Scott, 2009.)

The state is an organization whose purpose is the preservation of the folk. (Organization is the binding together of human beings for a specified purpose.) The state is always a means to an end, never an end in itself. We do not serve the state for the state's sake, but for the sake of the German folk.

This principle has not been observed in the last thousand years of German history. The mediaeval Roman idea of the state saw as its task the erection of a supranational Christian World Empire. Absolutism saw it as service to the prince. Liberalism and Marxism shifted the individual and his economic interests into the foreground. Some advocated the unimportance or even the abolition of the state (anarchy); others advocated the state as an end in itself.

National-Socialism combats all these false views and shifts the state into its proper perspective: it is a form, which has to embrace and protect its content, the folk, just as a vessel carries liquid. The state is thus important, but the ultimate and highest value is the nation. Adolf Hitler gives the state an exalted task: the maintenance of the type. The preservation and advancement of the best racial forces of its ethnicity is the highest duty of the National-Socialist state.

The state possesses the right of political sovereignty. [....] If it loses this right of sovereignty, it becomes a colony. Adolf Hitler has turned Germany from an international colony back into a nation-state, into a true Reich. The National-Socialist state protects the folk community internally and externally. The aim is: socialist justice and cohesion internally, nationalist freedom and power externally

Every German folk-comrade and citizen has the duty to support the National-Socialist state leadership in the accomplishment of this aim.

A citizen of the state [Staatsbürger] is a folk-comrade with political rights.

Hitherto the following conception prevailed: everyone could become a citizen of the state. One could buy for oneself the right of citizenship (Ostjuden and other racial aliens). This principle must inevitably lead to the ruin of the folk and along with that, the state. (Example: Rome). The National-Socialist conception opposes that: only a German folk-comrade can be a citizen of the German State; all people of alien race are foreigners. Through birth only, as a matter of principle, can nationality [Staatsangehörigkeit] be obtained. The national who has fulfilled his duty to the folk (labor-service and military obligations) can become a citizen of the Reich [Reichsbürger]. First comes duty, then, only as a consequence of that, comes the right. Jews and racial aliens may hold no public office (cf. Program, Points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 23; Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol.II, chapter 3).

Point 4 of the Program: "A citizen can only be someone who is a folk comrade (Volksgenosse). A folk-comrade can only be someone of German blood, without regard to religious denomination. Hence no Jew can be a folk comrade. "
Through the Reich Citizenship Law of September 15, 1935 these principles have already been actualized. This law distinguishes foreigners, nationals, and citizens of the Reich. Only the national of German or kindred blood who shows that he is willing and qualified to serve the German folk and Reich becomes a citizen of the Reich. The Reichsbürger alone is the bearer of public political rights. With that the National-Socialist racial idea has triumphantly prevailed in the German state. Germany is a folkish state.

The relation between Party and State is important. Here we must distinguish between the state in the broad sense, i.e. the entire organization of the people, and the state in the narrower sense, i.e. the state authorities, the administrative bureaucracy of the state, and the bearer of supreme power in the state. The Party is the most important pillar of the National-Socialist state (in the broad sense). The NSDAP is bearer of the German state idea (Law for the Guarantee of the Unity of Party and State). 

For the relation between party and state authorities (state in the narrower sense) this principle applies: the Party commands the State. This does not mean that every party comrade can issue commands to every public official. This means rather that the higher leaders of the National-Socialist movement, above all the Leader, simultaneously are higher state officials […] and give to officials the binding guidelines of National-Socialist rule. The Party has rescued the state and shapes it for all time according to its principles.

Adolf Hitler: "We are one folk and we want to live in one Reich!"
The National-Socialist state is "total" in the sense that there is only one single will in it, that of National-Socialism, which is embodied in our Leader. Instead of clashes of interest between classes, regions, and religious denominations, a single interest now prevails: that of the entire German people. 

National-Socialism does not, however, strive for the "total state" in the sense of an absolutist guardian that would supervise every aspect of private life. The state is rather a servant of the National-Socialist Idea and therewith of the German people. We do not represent the totality of the state, rather the totality of the National-Socialist worldview in the state.

National-Socialism brings to all spheres of public life unity instead of division. The eternal longing of the best Germans for a united Reich is finally actualized through Adolf Hitler. There is now only a single state, the German Reich; the tribal districts [die Gaue] are important building-blocks of the Reich. The reorganization of the Reich is one of the German People's mightiest tasks, which the National-Socialist state-leadership is discharging purposefully and masterfully. The unity of the Reich is personified above all through the one Leader, and concurrently through the one worldview which the German People determines and welds together for all future. 
 
Adolf Hitler has not only raised up our fatherland out of a slavish existence to national self-sufficiency (Selbstständigkeit); he has formed it furthermore into a true Reich. The "Reich" is far more than a "state." The Reich is for us Germans the powerful expression of our type, the highest expression of the German essence. Consequently even the German word "Reich"cannot be rendered into other languages; it means something completely different from the English or French "Empire." 
 
The German-English War is really nothing other than a struggle between the Idea of Empire and the Idea of the Reich. And concurrently between ownership (Besitz) and achievementt (Leistung), between gold and blood. We National-Socialists are no imperialists; i.e., we do not intend to oppress and to exploit alien peoples who inhabit remote regions and have done us no harm. Rather the Reich has the great task of being the leading and guiding power of all small peoples within the German sphere of life and culture [innerhalb des deutschen Lebens- und Kulturraumes].

Filled with this lofty mission, Adolf Hitler is implementing a true and just new order of Europe. The basis of all European policy in the future will be only one force: the Germanic Reich of the German Nation!

28 December 2009

Basic Doctrine of the NSDAP regarding Jews

See, inter alia:
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, especially Vol. I , chapters 2, 3 , and 11, and Vol. II, chapters 2 and 10; Theodor Fritsch, Handbook of the Jewish Question;
Schwartz-Bostunitsch , Jewish Imperialism, Chapter 2.

Folk and the Jewish Question
From Politische Fibel by Hansjoerg Maennel, 16th edition (1940). Translated  by Hadding Scott (2009).

Folk (Nation) is a community of human beings with the same descent, language, culture, history, and homeland, and the same political will. The folk is a community of blood and destiny. Shared ancestry is the most important characteristic. We Germans are all related to each other. Other characteristics of a folk, language, culture, history, and homeland are not as important.  

Language is the most conspicuous sign of nationality. One recognizes the scion of a folk by his language. It can also happen however that a folk adopts an alien tongue. The Jewish folk for example speaks the language of the respective host nation.

Every true culture is bound to the folk. Art is always rooted in folkdom; it is never "international." This does not rule out the possibility that certain masterworks acquire supranational importance. On the other hand there are peoples that are capable of no cultural achievement.

Every folk has its own history. Perhaps no people has a past so great and proud as ours. In the convoluted course of German history the German folk was indeed torn asunder again and again into separate states, but, because of the mighty, historic deed of our Leader, united Germandom now will bear a single shared destiny.

Every folk has a special settlement region, a homeland. It is one of the greatest tasks of every nation to adjust its living space to fit its population-count. Germany was for centuries a "folk without space," while other European peoples ruled great world-empires. Because German living space was too small, hundreds of thousands of the best Germans emigrated to foreign lands, with the result that they were mostly lost to Germandom. We therefore demand living space which corresponds to the accomplishments of the German people upon this earth (cf. the Party Program, Point 3). No people has a greater right to colonies than the German people.

An important characteristic is the common political will. The awareness of belonging together, national consciousness, is of decisive importance for a people. A folk becomes a nation when it is animated by a unitary political will and unifies itself in a durable state. It was through the National-Socialist Revolution that the Germans first became a nation. Adolf Hitler has given to the German people a singular political will; he has thereby made it into a true nation. While the concept "folk" in German history often expressed something contemptible (niederes Volk, “common folk”), National-Socialism has elevated the folk to the central and most important value.

The folk articulates itself organically into tribes (Stämme), clans (Sippen), and families.


The family is the germ-cell of the folk. It is, as the smallest and most natural blood-bond, one of the most important foundations of our entire life. Every human being is decisively influenced in the house of his parents. The Jew knows very well that he can only destroy the peoples among whom he lives if he destroys the family. On the other hand the soundness of our folk is only possible through a purposeful nurturing of the family.

While one understands by "family" only the nearest relatives, one calls the broader circle of blood-relationship the clan. In Germanic prehistory the clan played a major role. It will again acquire greater importance in the folkish state.

The largest hereditary units within a people are the tribes. They define themselves through the same dialect, through the same customs and usages, and through a common homeland. In Germany we are acquainted for example with the tribes of Lower Saxony, Franconia, Swabia, Bavaria, Saxony, Silesia, etc. However great the differences between the particular German tribes may appear, the commonality which binds them all is greater by far. The tribes are only parts of the folk, a community of destiny.

Folk and race are not the same. "Folk" is a political and cultural concept; "race" is a concept of biology and natural science. The folk is a bond of destiny; the race by contrast is not a political community but the eternal spring from which the people derives its strength.

The folk is the only political community. Everything we do should be for the benefit of the German folk. We struggle and sacrifice for our German folk.

Adolf Hitler: "By fending off the Jew, I fight for the work of the Lord."


The Jews are a folk, not a race. They are often portrayed as a race in order to emphasize their distinctness. They are a folk completely alien to us Germans, with an entirely different racial composition. The chief racial components of Jewry are the Armenoid (vorderasiatische) and Semitic (orientalische) races. In the course of their history they have mixed themselves with almost all other races of the world.

We National-Socialists are anti-Semites, i.e. adversaries of the Jews. We do not oppose Jewry as a religion. A baptized Jew remains racially and folkishly still a Jew. – We are likewise not gutter anti-Semites (Radau-Antisemiten) nor are we strictly anti-Semites (Nur-Antisemiten). Rather, we are adversaries of the Jews for the following reasons:


1. Jewry is a foreign folk. The Jew is of completely different descent, of alien blood; he has an entirely different political will. A Jew is always in the first place only a Jew, then also perhaps – when it is of benefit to him – "German," "English," "French," etc. – Jewry considers itself the "Chosen People" and strives for world power.

2. The Jew is a parasite, a sponger. He always corrupts the folk in which he dwells. Jewry deliberately destroys the host people's basic prerequisites for life. Jewry is the "ferment of decomposition" (Mommsen), i.e. the force of destruction. The Jew knows very well how to camouflage himself and to adapt himself (to "assimilate") to the people among whom he dwells. He systematically poisons every healthy folk; for in an unhealthy folk the Jewish sponger thrives better.


Jews were most of the black-marketeers and profiteers
from war and inflation
. Jews were the key "leaders" of the Marxist and Liberal parties. The Jew systematically divided the German people in order to be able to govern. He corrupted art, undermined all moral and heroic strengths of our people. All of public life became more and more judaized. This alien folk pushes its way into all important positions (examples!). Almost the entire press, and thus public opinion, were controlled by Jews. Above all the economic power of the Jew escalated more and more. He prevailed not because of his greater ability but as a consequence of his brazenness, brutality, and lack of conscience. The Jew ruled the German people. (Regarding the Jewish question cf. the entire following chapter!)

Against this, National-Socialism organizes the unified defense of the German nation.

Adolf Hitler has broken the Jewish influence in Germany.
All the more does World Jewry now agitate throughout the world for the National-Socialist Reich, which it hates, to be destroyed in a second World War. But this war, on the contrary, will end Jewish world power. Through the victorious campaign of the 18 days in Poland and Galicia, the core province of today's Jews, this world plague has already been struck to the core. Furthermore the Fuehrer will eliminate Jewry in all Europe, and thereby frustrate all Jewish plans for world government.*
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* This paragraph reflects the circumstances of 1940 and is totally absent from the original 1934 edition. It is an elaboration of a statement from Hitler's speech of 30 January 1939, which said that if "international finance Jewry within Europe and abroad" succeeded in fomenting another world war, the result would be the Vernichtung of the Jewish race in Europe. The rationale given in this paragraph is that getting the Jews out of Europe gets them away from the centers of power in the world.

27 December 2009

Race according to the NSDAP

 
This is a chapter from the 1940 edition of Politische Fibel (The Political Primer of National-Socialism) by Hansjoerg Maennel, which was a collection of summaries to aid those responsible for teaching the doctrines of the NSDAP to new members. It is not a general treatise about race but a brief treatment of racial concerns specific to Germany in the 1930s. Translation by Hadding Scott, 2009.

Chapter 1.
Race*
(* Only those party-members who possess a special license from the "Office of Racial Policy" of the NSDAP may teach about specific questions of racial science and genetics!)
 
Race is a group of people with the same physical and mental hereditary traits. Race is invariable, enduring (constant). Every human being, like every other living creature, inherits its own traits of body, mind, and character. The folk varies precisely in accord with its racial composition. The character of a folk results from its racial composition.

The German folk consists of several races: Nordic, Eastern (Alpine), Dinaric, East Baltic, Phalian, and Western (Mediterranean). (cf. Guenther, Brief Racial Study of the German Folk). The concepts Germanic, Romance, Slavic, etc., delineate not separate races but language- and folk-groups, which certainly also exhibit a distinctive racial imprint. 
 
In Germany the Nordic race preponderates (tall, thin, long-headed, small-faced, blond, blue-eyed; prudent, creative, energetic, truthful, brave, leader-like, cool, reserved, often gruff. Propensity for solitude, for seclusion and eccentricity. 

The Nordic race is the binding component, the unifying element of our folk. It is the determining, guiding, and culture-creating power of the German nation. – The exterior of a human being is not by itself a signifier of his race. A small, dark German therefore is not necessarily inferior or un-German; he could very well be a bearer of Nordic heritage.
Adolf Hitler : "All great cultures in the past only perished because the originally creative race died out from poisoning of the blood ."

The races of which the German folk consists are all related to each other; consequently they have more that is common than distinct. The German folk represents a unity; the particular races that comprise it produce the polymorphism and richness of the German essence, nonetheless without inhibiting the unity of our nation. A danger of the first rank to the German folk could therefore result only through mixture with alien races. 
 
Germany is the mighty wedge which the Nordic race forms on the European mainland. It must maintain itself in the face of all neighboring peoples, which are racially entirely differently constituted. All Europe is menaced by alien races. In France the Negro gains ever more acceptance. In the Rhineland the black disgrace is supreme. (The Black occupation-troops left behind many hundreds of bastards on the German Rhine!) Every mixture with racial aliens (e.g. Jews, Negroes, Mongols, leads necessarily to the decline of the nation. In racial chaos all great states and cultures have perished (e.g. Greece, Rome, etc.) From this recognition result these demands: expulsion of the racial alien and preservation of the purity of our race. Through the Nuremberg Laws (the Blood Protection Law and the Reich Citizenship Law of September 15, 1935) mixture of the German folk with racially alien Jewry is therefore finally halted. The German folk must die if its typical and fundamental component, the Nordic race, dies out. This danger looms not just externally, but also internally.
 
The decline of the birth-rate threatens the existence of the German folk. (In Germany the birth statistics for 1901amounted to 37.7 per thousand; in 1933 only 15.1 per thousand.) Historically only a growing folk succeeds; dying people go to ruin. Therefore, through a slow, deliberate, and tactful campaign of education , a population increase must be achieved. – Above all it was the economically more secure parents who started limiting the number of their children, although especially they were in a position to raise several children (the two-, one-, and no-children plans). 
 
Urbanization gradually diminishes the racial strength of a people. The rural population exhibits a substantially higher birth-rate than the population of the cities, especially the big cities. (In 1871 4.8% of the population of Germany lived in big cities, but in 1933 it was 30.1%!) The yeomanry is the most important bearer of the race (cf. Darré, The Yeomanry as Life-Source of the Nordic Race). Furtherance of the farmer is therefore at the same time furtherance of the best racial forces. The rural exodus is solved in the National-Socialist state through a deliberate, energetic settlement.
Alfred Rosenberg : "The belief in the value of heredity and in the value of the Germanic race is the fundamental premise of the National-Socialist worldview."

The Nordic race was receding more and more (danger of de-Nordization). By contrast, criminals and the congenitally ill multiplied very rapidly. With that, criminal and unhealthy hereditary traits also multiplied. If one assumes that half a nation consists of the congenitally healthy, the highly valuable, and that the other half consists of the congenitally ill, the less valuable, and if the former group always has three children while the latter always has four children, then this people, after 300 years, would consist of 4% highly valuable and 96% less-valuable people! A mentally ill person costs the State about 4 reichsmarks daily, which is more than some healthy laborers with families have at their disposal. National-Socialism therefore makes the following demands: 

1. Prevention of the increase of the congenitally ill and inferior. This is feasible through legislative means. The Sterilization Law is the first great deed of the National-Socialist government in this area. 

2. Furtherance of the increase of all congenitally sound and valuable people. This goal is to be accomplished not so much through legislation as through cultural policy. The German people must be educated to a Nordic ideal of culture and beauty. The judaized art of the post-war period had consciously propagated an alien "ideal of beauty." Through a flood of trash and smut the Jew undermined custom and morality in order to shatter the racial strength of of the German people. In opposition National-Socialism appeals to the healthy forces of our nation. The racial will of the people is awakened once again. Every German must become aware that he is a link in the eternal chain of the race, that he as the bearer of an ancient bloodline has a great responsibility.
Adolf Hitler: “Whatever in this world is not good race, is chaff."
Adolf Hitler: "A state which, in an age of racial poisoning , dedicates itself to the nurturing of its best racial elements, must someday become lord of the earth."
Alfred Rosenberg: "Blood is greater than gold, a dirt clod is greater than a stock portfolio, honor is greater than the highest dividend, the folk stands taller than the sum of its business-transactions."
Adolf Hitler: "Never forget that the holiest right in this world is the right to land which one wishes to cultivate oneself, and the holiest sacrifice is the blood which one pours forth for this land !"
An important Jew, Benjamin Disraeli, (an English prime-minister of the prewar period) opined: "The racial question is the key to world history." Here, this Jew – who indeed must have known it – was right. Through the racial question alone, i.e. through the eternal laws of blood, of type, of nature, we can understand life and history. The results of the inquiries of natural science in the field of racial science disprove the fundamental concepts of the past. The Folkish Movement is the first political consequence of the more recent findings of science. National-Socialism deliberately places race at the center of political thought. Blood and Soil are the two most important foundations of life. "Blood" and"soil" are however not material, but the highest ideals. As our Germanic forerunners already recognized, blood and soil are eternal and holy values. For eternal is the bloodline which manifests itself from the past through the present into the most distant future. And eternal too is the soil, hallowed by the blood poured forth in its defense. These highest core-values place a great obligation upon us: remember that you are a progenitor!
 
Only a people that observes the eternal laws of the preservation of the type, that believes in its own racial strength, has a future!

16 December 2009

Kosher Patriotism: a giant distraction

I just read a review of Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream by Leonard Zeskind. It is about the development of White Nationalism prior to the age of ubiquitous internet.

A weakness of the review is that the reviewer, "Hunter Wallace," is under 30 years of age and does not remember many of the events discussed. He doesn't catch the fact that the Jew Zeskind has mingled some elements into his account of White Nationalism that don't really belong.

Quote:
Racialist discourse degenerated like Old Latin into dire warnings about black helicopters, the New World Order, and “Z.O.G.”*
"Black helicopters" were a legend of the 1990s militia-movement. Talk about black helicopters was not particularly associated with racism. As a matter of fact, in all the hours of "patriot radio" broadcast on shortwave every week there seemed to be an inverse relationship between each broadcaster's willingness to discuss race and his penchant for anti-government rumor-mongering. The non-racists would speculate about some looming threat that might never materialize (e.g., Alex Jones' Police State 2000), while for racists the focus was present reality (e.g., media bias and non-White crime). The less open a particular broadcaster was to discussing race and the Jews, the more likely he would be to spend time on hidden concerns like black helicopters, UN troops, MK-Ultra, biochips, UFO coverup, etc.

Dr. Pierce used to call these people kosher patriots. They seemed to be a giant distraction set up to draw attention away from discussion of racial concerns. Willis Carto's media touched on those kinds of topics to some small degree but there were some upstart "patriot" entrepreneurs that went wild with that stuff. Those same people seemed to have an aversion to Holocaust Revisionism and a penchant for relying on parables about "the Nazis." Some of the Kosher patriot broadcasters were Jews and some of them had Jewish backing.

These kosher-patriot broadcasters were also prone to spend a lot of time talking about weapons and violence, and to engage in provocative (but usually empty) posturing toward the government, like attorney Linda Thompson's proclamation in 1994 of an armed march on Washington. This was the high-water mark of kosher-patriot histrionics.

Quote:
Everyone from Francis Parker Yockey and Louis Beam to Tim McVeigh and Erich Gliebe is mentioned at some point or another.
Tim McVeigh may or may not have gotten the idea to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in early 1995 from The Turner Diaries**, but he was no White Nationalist. He was a big fan of kosher-patriot broadcaster William Cooper, whose protégée and frequent guest Linda Thompson had produced a video about the Waco Massacre that inflamed McVeigh against the government.

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* In that list, "black helicopters, the New World Order, and Z.O.G.," the least credible element has been placed first. I assume that the reviewer copied this order from the Jew Zeskind, because it serves the obvious rhetorical purpose of placing the last element, the only one that refers to Jews, in a disreputable context. Z.O.G. is an acronym that gained notoriety in press reports about the Brüder Schweigen in 1984. Although the acronym itself is rarely encountered now, the essential concept of "Zionist Occupational Government," has gained considerable credibility in recent years, because the influence of Zionist Jews over U.S. foreign policy since 2001 has been difficult to overlook.

** Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center exaggerated the similarities between the method used to destroy the Murrah Federal Building and the method portrayed in Dr. Pierce's novel. Tim McVeigh's truck-bomb loaded with cylinders of nitro-methane was parked in front of the building. Nitro-methane is a much more potent explosive than the mixture of ammonium-nitrate fertilizer and kerosene ("AN-FO") used in The Turner Diaries, which was parked in an underground garage and, according to the novel, would not have been very effective parked outdoors. In other words, the engineering of McVeigh's truck-bomb did not come out of The Turner Diaries.

06 December 2009

A Fake Hitler Quote about Religion

 A crude piece of U.S. war-propaganda.


Today on Youtube I saw a video intriguingly titled "Hitler the Philosopher." It consisted of a series of statements attributed to Adolf Hitler, but with no sources given. Some of the alleged quotes struck me as highly questionable, like this one:

Life is will to power, and satisfaction is in eternal self-overcoming.

Anybody that has read Nietzsche will recognize that terminology and that idea as his.

If Hitler ever used such conspicuously Nietzschean language, he probably did not do it in public, because the vast majority of Hitler's supporters were very Christian, while Nietzsche of course was notoriously hostile to Christianity.

I checked the English-language edition of Hitler's Table Talk to see if perhaps he had said some such thing in private. Out of a dozen or so statements about "life" in Hitler's Table Talk, not one characterizes life as "will to power." To be safe I checked Mein Kampf as well, since Hitler by his own account said some things at that time, when the movement was still small, that he would not have said later. It turns out that the expression will to power appears nowhere in Mein Kampf.

I do not know where that statement was originally attributed to Hitler, but it is clearly part of an attempt to portray Hitler as a Nietzschean, which is to say, an anti-Christian. Allied propaganda in both World Wars portrayed the Germans as Godless Nietzscheans, which they generally were not.*

In the imagination of an uneducated Christian, it is a given that anybody who rejects Christianity will be prone to do all the things that Christianity prohibits. After the allegation of Godlessness, the allegation of tossing babies onto bayonets or Jews into ovens becomes almost self-evident. That is why the accusation of Godlessness was fundamental in the propaganda of both World Wars.

The improbable Hitler quote appears not only in that video; it also appears in Abir Taha's Nietzsche, Prophet of Nazism: The Cult of the Superman -- again, of course, with no source cited.

The video presents another alleged Hitler quote with anti-Christian purport:

“The old beliefs will be brought back to honor again. The whole secret knowledge of nature, of the divine, the demonic. We will wash off the Christian veneer and bring out a religion peculiar to our race.”

I found the exact same quote in Taki's Magazine of 29 August 2007, in an article titled "Hitler and the New Nazi Religion." It turns out that this article was an excerpt from a book, Salvation is From the Jews, written by a "converted" Jew, Roy Schoeman.

Schoeman cites sources for that quote, but what sources! They are: "Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy, Discovery Channel; also Joseph Carr The Twisted Cross, p. 203." I find it quite shoddy when an author making a controversial point relies on secondary sources, let alone sensationalist trash like The Twisted Cross, and a TV show!

Are Taki's readers so low-brow that they find this acceptable?

And aren't Jews supposed to be intelligent? Or maybe this kind of shoddiness is simply Schoeman's way of showing contempt for his stupid Christian readers.

It turns out that the original source for the quote is one of Hermann Rauschning's fictitious conversations with Hitler**. However, like two other fake Hitler quotes that I discussed in an earlier post, this "quote" has an additional layer of misrepresentation in that it is cobbled together from various sentences in Rauschning. Here is the context in which the elements of the fake quote are found, on and around page 55 of Rauschning's The Voice of Destruction.

"You see," Hitler returned triumphantly; "that is what I'm building on. Our peasants have not forgotten their true religion. It still lives. It is merely covered over. The Christian mythology has simply coated it like a layer of tallow. It has preserved the true contents of the pot. I have said this to Dane, and told him that we must start the great reformation. He has suggested means to me, magnificent means! I have approved them. The old beliefs will be brought back to honor again. In our 'Green Week' and in the 'Traveling Agricultural Exhibition' he will allude to our inherited religion in picturesque and expressive language that even the simplest peasant can understand.

"It will not be done in the old way, running riot in colorful costumes and dreaming of a departed, romantic age. The peasant will be told what the Church has destroyed for him: the whole of the secret knowledge of nature, of the divine, the shapeless, the daemonic. The peasant shall learn to hate the Church on that basis. Gradually he will be taught by what wiles the soul of the German has been raped. We shall wash off the Christian veneer and bring out a religion peculiar to our race. And this is where we must begin. Not in the great cities, Goebbels! There we shall only lose ourselves in the stupid godlessness propaganda of the Marxists: free sex in nature and that sort of bad taste. The urban masses are empty. Where all is extinguished, nothing can be aroused. But our peasantry still lives in heathen beliefs and values."

Rauschning's "conversations with Hitler" are fake but "quotes" derived from them continue to circulate. Beware of accepting statements attributed to Hitler without knowing the original source and whether it is credible. Otherwise you could end up having egg all over your face like Taki's Magazine.
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*Contrary to the impression that the propaganda of two World Wars has created, Nietzsche has never been widely popular in Germany. Nietzsche was however a favorite of the Wandervögel, a subculture of early 20th-century Germany that in some ways resembled hippies except that they were patriotic and not pacifist. I have also found references to Nietzsche in psychology (e.g. Jaensch) from the Third Reich. For the general public however, and for politicians addressing the general public, Nietzsche's anti-Christianity was a problem. Nietzsche's name appears nowhere in Mein Kampf and only twice in Alfred Rosenberg's Mythos des zwanzigten Jahrhunderts. The praise in Alfred Rosenberg's speech commemorating Nietzsche's 100th birthday in October 1944 was highly conditional.

** Rauschning's accounts were debunked by Swiss historian Wolfgang Haenel in the early 1980s.