Perverse Political Genius
"...lies, lies, and damned lies."
"Today Germany is ours, and tomorrow the whole world!"
Germany invades Poland!
The Second World War Begins!
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Hitler announces to the German people are they are now in a state of
war with Poland. The speech is delivered from the Kroll Opera House at
10 AM Friday, September 1, 1939, before an extra-ordinary session of
the Reichstag. Translated into English by a Foreign Ministry announcer & interrupted
by announcements of emergency meetings of the British and French cabinets.
master-orator, psychopath, political genius,
prototypical dictator, mass murderer
"Either the world will be ruled according to
the ideas of our modern democracy, or the world will be dominated
according to the natural law of force; in the latter case the people
of brute force will be victorious."
...luckily it didn't turn out to be the "latter case!"
"The struggle between the two worlds [Fascism and Democracy] can
permit no compromises. It's either Us or Them!"
Address, from Palazzo Venezia balcony
October 27, 1930
"It would be an age of cruel wars in which new Caesars would rise
and an élite of steely men, who did not look for personal gain and
happiness but for the execution of duties towards the community, would
replace democrats and humanitarians."
Oswald Spengler, presaging the rise of totalitarian dictators
in the 1920s in his book "The Decline of the West"
from Hajo Hosborn "A History of Modern Germany (1840-1945)"
"Totalitarianism of the Left bred totalitarianism
of the Right; Communism and fascism were the hammer and the anvil on
which liberalism was broken to pieces. The emergence of Stalin's autocracy
changed the dynamic of corruption not in kind but in degree. For Stalin "was
but old Lenin writ large." The change is degree nonetheless was important
because of its sheer scale. The arrests, the prisons, the camps, the
scope, the brutality and violence of the social engineering - nothing
like it had ever been seen or even imagined before. So the counter-model
became more monstrously ambitious; and the fear which energized its
construction more intense. If Leninism begot the fascism of Mussolini,
it was Stalinism which made possible the Nazi Leviathan."
"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!"
(One people, one empire, one leader!)
ADOLF HITLER AND ALBRECH DÜRER'S
"Hitler's artistic approach was absolutely central
to his success. Lenin's religious-type fanaticism would never have
worked in Germany. The Germans were the best-educated nation in the
world. To conquer their minds was very difficult. Their hearts, their
sensibilities, were easier targets. Hitler's strength was that he shared
with so many other Germans the devotion to national images new and
old: misty forests breeding blond giants; smiling peasant villages
under the shadow of ancestral castles; garden cities emerging from
ghetto-like slums; riding Valkyries, burning Valhallas, new births
and dawns in which shining, millennian structures would rise from the
ashes of the past and stand for centuries. Hitler had in common with
average German taste precisely those revered images which nearly a
century of nationalist propaganda had implanted...
"In a rare moment of frankness, Lenin once said that only a
country like Russia could have captured so easily a country as
he took it. Germany was a different proposition. It could not be
raped. It had to be seduced."
Some selections from "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler:
"The German people have no idea of the extent to which they have
to be gulled in order to be led."
"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive
simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than
a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed
to tell a big one."
"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level,
that even the most stupid of those towards whom it is directed will understand
it. Therefore, the intellectual level of the propaganda must be lower
the larger the number of people who are to be influenced by it."
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can
be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider
the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
From Benito Mussolini contributing to the "London Sunday Express,"
December 8, 1935:
"The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness
of modern man to believe."
"Another weapon I discovered early was the power of the printed word
to sway souls to me. The newspaper was soon my gun, my flag - a thing
with a soul that could mirror my own."
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini together in the heyday of
British writer D.H. Lawrence, in his "Letter from Germany," wrote
in 1924 that it seemed like "Germanic life were slowly ebbing away
from contact with Western Europe" and "returning again to the fascination
of the destructive East that produced Attila." Lawrence is eerily
prophetic a full 15 years before the outbreak of WWII.
"...at night you feel strange things stirring in
the darkness... There is a sense of danger... a queer bristling feeling
of uncanny danger... The hope in peace-and-production is broken. The
old flow, the old adherence is ruptured. And a still older flow has
set in. Back, back to the savage polarity of Tartary, and away from
the civilized Christian Europe. This, it seems to me, has already happened.
And it is a happening of far more profound import than any actual event.
It is the father of the next phase of event."
D.H. Lawrence is certainly no dummy!
More Hitler quotes...
"A violently active, intrepid, brutal youth - that is what I am
after... I will have no intellectual training. Knowledge is ruin
for my young men."
quoted by John Gunther
"Democracy, the deceitful theory that the Jew would insinuate -
namely, that theory that all men are created equal."
"If I can send the flower of the German nation into the hell of
war without the smallest pity for the spilling of precious German blood,
then surely I have the right to remove millions of an inferior race
that breeds like vermin."
quoted in Hermann Rauschning's
"The Voice of Destruction: Hitler Speaks"
from Paul Johnson's "The History of the Jews":
"The sexual-medical aspect of Hitler's anti-Semitism was probably
the most important, especially among his own followers. It turned the
merely prejudiced into fanatics, capable of any course of action, however
irrational and cruel. Rather as the medieval anti-Semite saw the Jew
as non-human, a devil or a sort or animal (hence the Judensau),
the Nazi extremist absorbed Hitler's sub-scientific phraseologyand
came to regard Jews as bacilli or a particularly dangerous kind of
vermin. Apart from anything else, this approach enabled all Jews to
be lumped together, irrespective of their circumstances or views. A
Jew who held a professional chair, who wrote impeccable German, who
had served throughout the war and won the Iron Cross, was just as dangerous
a racial polluter as a Jewish-Bolshevik commissar. An assimilated Jew
carried the bacillus just as certainly as an old rabbi in kafran and
was more of a threat, since he was more likely to infect, or "desecrate" as
Hitler put it, an Aryan woman.
"There had long been a pornographic side to anti-Semitism, especially
in Germany and Austria; the Judensau theme itself was often
a symptom of it. But Hitler's stress on the sexual, race-defilement
issue combined with Weimar permissiveness to produce a peculiaryvicious
form of anti-Semitic propaganda epitomized by the weekly Der Stürmer,
run by the Nazi boss... Julius Streicher. It helped to spread and
intensify one of the chief, perrenial sources of anti-Semitic violence:
the notion that Jews are not part of humanity and therefore not entitled
to the protection we instinctively accord a human being."
from "Modern Times" also by Paul Johnson:
"Once Lenin had abolished the idea of personal guilt, and had
started to 'exterminate' (a word he frequently employed) whole classes,
merely on account of occupation or parentage, there was no limit
to which this deadly princple might be carried. Might not entire
categories of people be classified as 'enemies' and condemned to
imprisonment or slaughter merely on account of the colour of their
skin, or their racial origins or, indeed, their nationality? There
is no essential moral difference between class-warfare and race-warfare,
between destroying a class and destroying a race. Thus the modern
practise of genocide was born."
Sir Isaiah Berlin also put it poignantly:
"The divisions of mankind into two groups - men proper, and some
other, lower, order of beings, inferior races, inferior cultures,
subhuman creatures, nations or classes condemned by history - is
something new in human history. It is a denial of common humanity
- a premise upon which all previous humanism, religious and secular,
had stood. This new attitude permits men to look on many millions
of their fellow men as not quite human, to slaughter them without
a qualm of conscience, without the need to try to save them or warn
them. Such conduct is usually ascribed to barbarians or savages -
men in a pre-rational frame of mind, characteristic of peoples in
the infancy of civilisation. This explanation will no longer do.
It is evidently possible to attain to a high degree of scientific
knowledge and skill, and indeed, of general culture, and yet destroy
others without pity, in the name of a nation, a class, or history
itself. If this is childhood, it is the dotage of a second childhood
in its most repulsive form. How have men reached such a pass?"
NIGHT, DEATH, AND the DEVIL
All the disciples of Nietzsche agreed a Führer would be necessary
and would emerge, like a Messiah. He was envisaged as the Knight from
Dürer's famous print Night, Death and the Devil. Wilhelm Stapel
in The Christian Statesman presented him as ruler, warrior and
priest in one, endowed with charismatic qualities. The reality was
rather different. Hitler was totally irreligious and had no interest
in honour or ethics. He believed in biological determinism, just as
Lenin believed in historical determinism. He thought race, not class,
was the true revolutionary principle of the twentieth century, just
as nationalism had been in the nineteenth."