There’s been a lot of silly talk lately about “punching Nazis.” Too much. And in most cases it’s coming from uneducated people who have no idea who Nazis actually were. They get their knowledge of Nazi history and policy from comic books and movies. They see Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds talking about punching Nazis and they want to live out that fantasy. Others watch Hellboy and Iron Sky and feel that gives them enough information to know what a Nazi is and was.
It makes SJWs feel like they’re heroes fighting villains in a comic book or movie. But of course it’s all pure delusion.
Now don’t get me wrong, Indiana Jones movies are some of my favorites. And comic books are fun. I’m going to be reading Ethan Van Sciver’s #CyberFrog soon, which I’m really looking forward to.
But we have to understand that comic books and movies depict caricatures of much more complex scenarios. For instance, The Last Crusade depicted the Nazis as book burners, when in fact it was German student activists who actually did the book burning. Movies and comic books are fun, and I enjoy them too, but they’re poor substitutes for learning history the old fashioned way: by reading lots and lots of dusty old history books and long form articles. Movies and comic books just don’t cut it.
I’m always hesitant to post very long blogs of this nature, because the modern SJW has been trained to label citation of basic history as a “conspiracy theory.” But since Godwin’s Law has seemingly been discarded in favor of the desire to punch a Nazi, I think it’s important to take some time here to take a really good long thoughtful look at just who and what the Nazis actually were. So grab a cup of tea and your favorite barkalounger. This is going to be a long one.
There is far too much text here for the average SJW to read. Or bring up these points to your professor or in your next big paper that you have to write. It will piss off your professor for certain, in fact it will make them positively incandescent. But in time you may come to enjoy your idiot professor’s anger as entertaining theater, as I once did.
So it will be up to you to bring up these points a la carte in your own arguments. This is all basic history that is freely available to anyone willing to put forth the effort to read in many different places. Don’t take anything for granted though. Confirm the information in this blog post with your own research.
Some of the citation links may be broken or outdated, but a determined scholar will likely be able to find them through the Wayback Machine.
“Many who think themselves infinitely superior to the aberrations of Nazism, and sincerely hate all manifestations, work at the same time for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny.”
Nazis were Leftist Socialists
Nazis. The National Socialist German Worker’s Party. It’s right there in their name. It seems like it would be pretty cut and dry, that leftist socialists, calling themselves socialists, claiming to be socialists, publishing propagandist marketing material promoting socialism, and advancing socialist policies, would in fact be socialists. Logically, limited government, free markets, deregulation, freedom of speech, religious freedom, and firearms ownership don’t really come to mind when discussing Nazi Germany or fascism in general. But somehow, the revisionist notion that Nazis were right-wingers became conventional wisdom. A conventional wisdom which seems to be based on little more than the fact that Nazis had short hair cuts, starched collars, and good personal hygiene.
But the advent of the internet made rediscovery of the Nazis’ socialist roots easier than ever, so a new myth had to be born which says that the Nazis were merely pretending to be socialists just to gain the popular vote from the worker class for Hitler, due to the usefulness of socialism’s sterling reputation, or something. Some amusingly say that the Nazis were capitalists despite Hitler openly citing capitalists as enemies. Some try to excuse Hitler’s provable connection with socialism as some sort of political schizophrenia and opportunism.
Others stupidly contend that Nazis couldn’t be socialists, because they were in conflict with other socialists. Some misunderstand Hitler’s criticism of Marxists and socialists as anti-Marxism and anti-socialism. Others erroneously contend that socialism and nationalism are mutually exclusive. But socialists fight among themselves between different socialist factions all of the time, as is evidenced in the conflict between Fabian Socialists (reform socialists), and Marxist Socialists (revolutionary socialists). In reality Nazism represented the emergence of a third strain of the socialist virus; National Socialism. Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany Joseph Goebbels wrote:
“We are socialists because we see in socialism, that is the union of all citizens, the only chance to maintain our racial inheritance and to regain our political freedom and renew our German state.
“The sin of liberal thinking was to overlook socialism’s nation-building strengths, thereby allowing its energies to go in anti-national directions. The sin of Marxism was to degrade socialism into a question of wages and the stomach, putting it in conflict with the state and its national existence. An understanding of both these facts leads us to a new sense of socialism, which sees its nature as nationalistic, state-building, liberating and constructive.
“We are socialists because we see the social question as a matter of necessity and justice for the very existence of a state for our people, not a question of cheap pity or insulting sentimentality. The worker has a claim to a living standard that corresponds to what he produces. We have no intention of begging for that right. Incorporating him in the state organism is not only a critical matter for him, but for the whole nation. The question is larger than the eight-hour day. It is a matter of forming a new state consciousness that includes every productive citizen. Since the political powers of the day are neither willing nor able to create such a situation, socialism must be fought for. It is a fighting slogan both inwardly and outwardly. It is aimed domestically at the bourgeois parties and Marxism at the same time, because both are sworn enemies of the coming workers’ state. It is directed abroad at all powers that threaten our national existence and thereby the possibility of the coming socialist national state.”
Goebbels also wrote:
Some argue that the existence of private ownership and corporatism in Nazi Germany discredits Nazis’ claims of being socialists. But Hitler was a pragmatist when it came to his position on private ownership. He used private ownership to his benefit when the creative competition and technical innovation helped his cause. However, he would insist that private corporations bend to the will of the state if they were to be “productive” rather than “parasitical.” National Socialists did indeed believe in limited private ownership when it benefited the state, but Nazi Germany never had genuine capitalism, and enacted numerous policies to suppress it. Nazi theologian Gregor Strasser stated:
“We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system.”
Leonard Peikoff writes:
“Contrary to the Marxists, the Nazis did not advocate public ownership of the means of production. They did demand that the government oversee and run the nation’s economy. The issue of legal ownership, they explained, is secondary; what counts is the issue of CONTROL. Private citizens, therefore, may continue to hold titles to property — so long as the state reserves to itself the unqualified right to regulate the use of their property.”
Additionally, Hitler himself credited the philosophy of Karl Marx with the founding of National Socialism:
His private conversations, however, though they do not overturn his reputation as an anti-Communist, qualify it heavily. Hermann Rauschning, for example, a Danzig Nazi who knew Hitler before and after his accession to power in 1933, tells how in private Hitler acknowledged his profound debt to the Marxian tradition. “I have learned a great deal from Marxism” he once remarked, “as I do not hesitate to admit”. He was proud of a knowledge of Marxist texts acquired in his student days before the First World War and later in a Bavarian prison, in 1924, after the failure of the Munich putsch. The trouble with Weimar Republic politicians, he told Otto Wagener at much the same time, was that “they had never even read Marx”, implying that no one who had failed to read so important an author could even begin to understand the modern world; in consequence, he went on, they imagined that the October revolution in 1917 had been “a private Russian affair”, whereas in fact it had changed the whole course of human history! His differences with the communists, he explained, were less ideological than tactical. German communists he had known before he took power, he told Rauschning, thought politics meant talking and writing. They were mere pamphleteers, whereas “I have put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun”, adding revealingly that “the whole of National Socialism” was based on Marx.
So we know that Hitler’s beef with Bolsheviks and communists was one of methodology rather than ideology, and the economics of Nazi Germany confirm this. There is no record of what Hitler thought of Karl Marx’s Jewish heritage and German Supremacy viewpoints, but assertions that Hitler and the Nazis were right-wing, also ignore the eugenics-centric ideological inspiration, praise, support, and collaboration that they received from contemporary socialists such as George Bernard Shaw and Margaret Sanger, both of whom shared the same belief in eugenics that would inspire in the Holocaust. If the Nazis were truly right-wing, then wouldn’t fellow euthanasia enthusiasts and Fabian Socialists like George Bernard Shaw and Margaret Sanger have expressed an immediate visceral opposition to them?
Socialist George Bernard Shaw praised the Rise of Hitler
Fabian socialist and eugenicist George Bernard Shaw gave praise to socialist dictators, and did not distinguish Hitler as different from them, but rather included him with them:
“Having taken this glance at Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin, I do not think I ought to ask you to compare them with the gentlemen at the head of affairs in this country. But when you take them along with Mr Roosevelt and the rest, you really do see that they are trying to get something done, that they are adopting methods by which it is possible to get something done, and that they are all alike in having got rid of our kind of parliament and of what we call democracy and having substituted quite a good deal of what is really possible and what is real in genuine democracy.”
-1933 “The Politics of Unpolitical Animals.”
Fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw also offered suggestions to fellow eugenicists:
“Extermination must be put on a scientific basis if it is ever to be carried out humanely and apologetically as well as thoroughly… If we desire a certain type of civilisation and culture we must exterminate the sort of people who do not fit into it.”
-1934 in The Listener (BBC Magazine, London)
Fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw also had nice things to say about the Nazi Party:
Margaret Sanger Inspired Hitler
Surely everyone will agree that the children of parents so afflicted are no contribution to the nation for even if they do not inherit these defects they are children of parents so handicapped that life will give them little, owing to their necessarily bad environment.
There are 1,700 special courts and 27 higher courts in Germany to review the cases certified for sterilization there. The rights of the individual could be equally well safeguarded here, but in no case should the rights of society, or which he or she is a member, be disregarded.
-Margaret Sanger, America Needs a Code For Babies, 1934
SJW folk hero Margaret Sanger was impressed by Nazi policy no doubt because they resembled a proposed federal law that she herself had written previously:
Article 8. Feeble-minded persons, habitual congenital criminals, those afflicted with inheritable disease, and others found biologically unfit by authorities qualified judge should be sterilized or, in cases of doubt, should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.
-Margaret Sanger, Human Conservation and Birth Control, 1938
Margaret Sanger wanted “feeble-minded persons” to be “isolated” through segregation:
-Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, 1922
“d. to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.
-Margaret Sanger, A Plan For Peace, 1932
How would this segregation be achieved? What place or facility would these feeble-minded be segregated to? Given their parallels in common thinking, we can look to Nazi Germany’s Final Solution for a potential answer:
Now, some try to excuse Margaret Sanger’s eugenics enthusiasm by attempting to parse good eugenics from bad eugenics, and highlight her experience with the poor as some sort of meaningful context. Others dismiss such criticisms as generic Nazification of political opponents. But Margaret Sanger’s deep involvement in the founding of the National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia, not to mention her glowing admiration of fellow eugenicist George Bernard Shaw, bespeaks of more than just concern for the poor. Indeed, it demonstrates a woman who was keenly interested in exterminating whomever she didn’t care for. Just like Hitler.
Hitler was the follower, the groupie. Margaret Sanger was the star, the brainchild. So the Holocaust at least in part sprang from the mind of Margaret Sanger. Hitler just put her concepts into practice.
Margaret Sanger Collaborated with a Nazi Supporter and a Nazi
In the 1930s eugenicist Margaret Sanger invited Harvard graduate Dr. Lothrop Stoddard onto the board of directors of the American Birth Control League, which would later change its name to Planned Parenthood. Stoddard wrote the 1920 book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, in which he writes:
“That is the exact alternative that confronts the white race. . . . If white civilization goes down, the white race is irretrievably ruined. It will be swamped by the triumphant colored races, who will eliminate the white man by elimination or absorption. . . . We now know that men are not and never will be equal. Just as we isolate bacterial invasions, and starve out the bacteria, by limiting the area and amount of their food supply, so we can compel an inferior race to remain in its native habitat.”
“Non-white races must be excluded from America … The red and black races if left to themselves revert to a savage or semi-savage stage in a short time.”
In Negro Equality Lothrop wrote in 1927:
“The basic reason for White America’s attitude and policy toward the Negro is, — not a belief in the Negro’s inferiority, — but the fact of his difference. True, most Whites to-day believe the Negro to be their inferior. Yet this belief is, in itself, no mere arbitrary prejudice.
“And the overwhelming weight of both historical and scientific evidence shows that only so long as the American people remains White will its institutions, ideals, and culture continue to fit the temperament of its inhabitants, — and hence continue to endure. Therefore, if we desire to perpetuate our America, we White Americans must absolutely refuse to countenance the spread through our stock of racial strains so different and so numerous that they would undermine our ethnic foundations. In other words, we are dealing, not with opinions concerning relative racial merits or demerits, but with an imperative urge of self-preservation. And self-preservation is the first law of nature.”
Later, when a course on race was introduced at Halle University in Germany, its instructor stated that it would be modeled on the philosophies of American eugenicists including Lothrop Stoddard. Eventually, Stoddard’s racial views would even be featured in Nazi school textbooks.
So the notion that Margaret Sanger’s work inspired the Holocaust is more than mere hyperbole. Though Lothrop tried to express that Nazi Germany’s methods were too severe, he felt that their ideals were justified. In fact,
Adolf Hitler’s director of genetic sterilization and co-founder of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene Dr. Ernst Rüdin, penned an article for the April 1933 issue of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review periodical. In it he wrote:
“My experience has led me to the conclusion that systematic and careful propaganda should be undertaken where sterilization is advisable.
In my view we should act without delay Not only is it our task to prevent the multiplication of bad stocks, it is also to preserve the well endowed stocks and to increase the birth rate of the sound average population.”
Hitler Forced Workers onto Public Unions
One of the talking points that SJWs to mischaracterize Nazis as right-wing, is that “Hitler killed the unions.” So if Hitler killed the unions, then he must be right-wing. Did Hitler kill the unions? Why yes, he did.
Upon gaining power in 1933 he disbanded the Weimar Trade Unions; free and diverse private unions. He outlawed these unions because many of them were run by Jews. Union leaders were arrested and money belonging to the unions was confiscated. But that’s only half of the story.
I think that I have already answered the first question adequately. In the present state of affairs I am convinced that we cannot possibly dispense with the trade unions. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions in the economic life of the nation. Not only are they important in the sphere of social policy but also, and even more so, in the national political sphere. For when the great masses of a nation see their vital needs satisfied through a just trade unionist movement the stamina of the whole nation in its struggle for existence will be enormously reinforced thereby.
Before everything else, the trades unions are necessary as building stones for the future economic parliament, which will be made up of chambers representing the various professions and occupations.
So Hitler needed to replace the Weimar Trade Unions. After disbanding and outlawing the private Weimar Trade Unions, Hitler then directly proceeded to force all workers onto the German Labor Front which consisted of two branches; the National Socialist Factory Organization and the National Socialist Trade and Industry Organization. These were public unions which were used to expand the power of the state. Strikes and collective bargaining would subsequently be banned by the Nazis, since they would effectively stand as protests against the state. That’s the half of the story that never gets told in the “Hitler killed the unions too” parrotings.
German Student Activists Burned Books
-Heinrich Heine, 1822
Many call refer to these events as Nazi book burnings, but that’s not technically true. It was German university student activists who primarily burned the books.
In 1933 student activists at German universities organized book burnings in order to purge an “un-German spirit.” As part of this purge, books written by Jewish authors were sought out for the burnings in what Josephs Goebbels called, “the right to clean up the debris of the past.” Let the past die indeed. Many intellectuals fled Germany in response to this barbaric attack on intellectual freedom.
In 1939, Margaret Sanger claimed that her books were among those that had been burned. She wrote:
“The first thing I want to say in relation to my attitude regarding the present War and World Peace is that before Hitler came into power in Germany I was one of the few Americans who joined the Anti-Nazi Committee and gave money, my name and any influence I had with writers and others, to combat Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.
When Hitler got into the saddle and burned all books he considered (not immoral) but dangerous to the State, my three books were destroyed and have not been allowed to circulate in Germany. The publisher and translator were put into concentration camps and I have never heard of them since.”
These claims stretch the boundary of believability however. Remember, Margaret Sanger collaborated with Nazis and Nazi supporters in her own publications, and on the board of her “committee” such as Lothrop Stoddard. Furthermore, as previously demonstrated, Margaret Sanger’s own work in Eugenics inspired the Holocaust.
Later, when a course on race was introduced at Halle University in Germany, its instructor stated that it would be modeled on the philosophies of American eugenicists including Lothrop Stoddard. Eventually, Stoddard’s racial views would even be featured in Nazi school textbooks.
So the claim that Sanger’s books were targeted for burning is fishy at best.
In the early 21st Century, there are two primary events that American students are engaged in, that are analogous to the German university student book burnings.
The first is known as Positive Jamming. This is where an online mob organizes, usually comprising of university student activists, and aggressively overwhelms an online forum with their messaging. It can also take the form of barraging blog posts or websites with reports of inappropriate content. Either way, its intent is to shut down and silence discussion that is not explicitly approved by their collective. However this digital tactic sometimes spills over into the real world. Students also protest public speakers by yelling and chanting so as to drown the speaker out, sometimes storming the stage to present their own uneducated speeches and signage.
The second is eschewing of books written by “white men” which will likely become policy in the academic field if it isn’t already. Remember, whether the concept is white supremacy or white privilege is irrelevant. Both are merely two sides of the same coin; a deeply sick obsession with the artificial divisions of race.
The nonsense concepts of hate speech, safe spaces, free speech zones, speech codes, trigger warnings, checking privileges, and micro-aggressions, all serve to create an anti-educational environment for the modern Snowflake Generation. This facilitates the same kind of speech intolerance that led German college students to burn books in the 1930s, and is now leading progressive tech giants to unperson Alex Jones. The only question is, who’s next?
Hitler Pursued a Prohibition on Tobacco
Even though Adolf Hitler himself smoked two packs a day as an aspiring artist in his youth, he reportedly despised smoking after he quit, which naturally meant that he was then compelled to force all of Germany to quit. After the Nazis rose to power, they banned smoking in public places such as movie theaters, government offices, retirement homes, college campuses, public transportation, restaurants, cafes, bars, air raid shelters, hospitals, and workplaces. They even called for a ban on smoking while driving. They heavily regulated the tobacco industry. Exorbitant taxes on tobacco accounted for a twelfth of Germany’s tax revenue. Advertising of smoking products was banned. Children under 18 were banned from smoking. They launched an aggressive anti-smoking campaign under the aegis of racial hygiene and public health. They used pseudoscience to suggest that smoking caused spontaneous abortions in women. Hitler was reported to have discussed banning tobacco altogether after the war.
“Brother national socialist, do you know that your Fuhrer is against smoking and thinks that every German is responsible to the whole people for all his deeds and omissions, and does not have the right to damage his body with drugs?”
-Nazi smoking warning
However the smoking rate rose in Germany anyway more than it ever did before, suggesting that the Nazi anti-smoking campaign was as counter productive as the American Prohibition on alcohol. If it weren’t for the massive unpopularity of the disastrous American Prohibition, similar anti-smoking measures likely would have been pursued under Liberal Democratic President FDR.
Hitler and the Nazis Hated Christianity Too
One of the ways that modern SJWs like to mischaracterize Nazis as right wing, is to erroneously connect them with Christianity. They oftentimes cite the following passage from one of Hitler’s speeches:
“The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life.”
Although SJWs erroneously claim that Hitler was not a socialist just because he said he was one, they will simultaneously use statements like these to say that Hitler was a Christian just because he said he was one. The difference between the Hitler’s statements on socialism, and his statements on Christianity, is that unlike Hitler’s statements with regards to his socialist allegiances, there are directly conflicting statements made by Hitler out of the public eye regarding Christianity that have been documented. Although Hitler was raised Catholic, he developed other religious leanings over time. But Germany was predominately Christian, and Hitler could not have rose to power without the support of Christians, so he appealed to them.
“Under the leadership of Rosenberg, Bormann and Himmler, who were backed by Hitler, the Nazi regime intended to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early tribal Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists.”
So, the fact that Hitler occasionally referenced Christianity is not necessarily a sign of personal religious fervor (nor an indication of religious sanction). There is no compelling reason to believe it to be anything more than the same cynical ploy used by most leaders to appeal to the deepest passions of their people at critical moments, regardless of the inconsistency of their personal goals with religious teachings.
Historian Richard Evans wrote that,
“the Nazis regarded the churches as the strongest and toughest reservoirs of ideological opposition to the principles they believed in.”
This is congruent with the sentiments of communist inmate Antonio Gramsci, who felt that the primary enemy was Christiandom, because Christianity was the dominant force in Western Civilization for around 2000 years. It’s also congruent with the conflict between Christianity and Eugenics which the Nazi party would embrace. You can read more about Gramsci here.
Hitler himself writes in Mein Kampf,
“All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to. Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its purely intellectual level will have to be.”
So Hitler was appealing to what he felt was the lowest form of intelligence, some of whom happened to be Christians. They were people that Hitler thought he could take advantage of, with a little Eddie Hascal-esque charisma. For instance, let’s look at the following statement from Adolf Hitler:
“I think I can assure you that there is no one in Germany who will not with all his heart approve any honest attempt at an improvement of relations between Germany and France. My own feelings force me to take the same attitude…. .The German people has the solemn intention of living in peace and friendship with all civilized nations and powers…. .And I regard the maintenance of peace in Europe as especially desirable and at the same time secured, if France and Germany, on the basis of equal sharing of natural human rights, arrive at a real inner understanding….The young Germany, that is led by me and that finds its expression in the National Socialist Movement, has only the most heartfelt desire for an understanding with other European nations.“
Clearly Hitler was a liar, and we know that socialists are inherently dishonest, particularly when it comes to doing and saying whatever it takes to advance their smelly struggle. In fact, we can cite a whole series of other statements made by Hitler in confidence, that demonstrate his true sentiments towards Christianity. Much like domestic socialists in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world, Hitler and his Nazis didn’t much care for Christians.
“You see, it’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn’t we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”
“That’s why I’ve always kept the Party aloof from religious questions. I’ve thus prevented my Catholic and Protestant supporters from forming groups against one another, and inadvertently knocking each other out with the Bible and the sprinkler. So we never became involved with these Churches’ forms of worship. And if that has momentarily made my task a little more difficult, at least I’ve never run the risk of carrying grist to my opponent’s mill. The help we would have provisionally obtained from a concordat would have quickly become a burden on us. In any case, the main thing is to be clever in this matter and not to look for a struggle where it can be avoided.“
“The Jew who fraudulently introduced Christianity into the ancient world—in order to ruin it—re-opened the same breach in modern times, taking as his pretext the social question. Just as Saul became St. Paul, Mardochai has become Karl Marx.“
“The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity’s illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity.”
“Christianity, of course, has reached the peak of absurdity in this respect. And that’s why one day its structure will collapse. Science has already impregnated humanity. Consequently, the more Christianity clings to its dogmas, the quicker it will decline.”
The sentiment towards Christianity in these statements are corroborated by other Nazi Officials such as Jeffrey Goebbels who remarked,
“The Fuhrer is deeply religous, though completely anti-Christian. He views Christianity as a symptom of decay. Rightly so. It is a branch of the Jewish race… Both [Judaism and Christianity] have no point of contact to the animal element, and thus, in the end, they will be destroyed.”
Reich Leader Martin Bormann stated,
“National Socialist and Christian concepts are incompatible. The Christian Churches build upon the ignorance of men and strive to keep large portions of the people in ignorance because only in this way can the Christian Churches maintain their power. On the other hand, National Socialism is based on scientific foundations. Christianity’s immutable principles, which were laid down almost two thousand years ago, have increasingly stiffened into life-alien dogmas. National Socialism, however, if it wants to fulfill its task further, must always guide itself according to the newest data of scientific researches.”
In fact, it’s common historical knowledge that Germany’s Nazi Party was partly founded on an occult goulash which consisted of the Vril Society, the Thule Society, Theosophy, Nordic and Germanic Paganism, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and a whole host pseudosciences such as Eugenics and Social Darwinism (see John Dewey). In fact, the Nazi regime routinely used Pagan symbols throughout Nazi symbology and iconography. These are hardly the practices and foundational beliefs of a Christian oriented political party.
The fact of the matter is that Hitler and his leftist Nazis, had a plan ready to be put into place to eliminate Christians, similar to what they imposed upon the Jews, according to secret OSS documents.
Hilter envisioned a National Reich Church, but its purpose appears to have been to worship Hitler and oppose and replace Christianity,
“The National Reich Church of Germany categorically claims the exclusive right and the exclusive power to control all churches within the borders of the Reich: it declares these to be national churches of the German Reich.
The Nazis stopped celebrating Christmas, and the Hitler Youth recited a prayer thanking the Fuhrer rather than God for their blessings. Clergy regarded as “troublemakers” were ordered not to preach, hundreds of them were imprisoned, and many were simply murdered. Churches were under constant Gestapo surveillance. The Nazis closed religious schools, forced Christian organizations to disband, dismissed civil servants who were practicing Christians, confiscated church property, and censored religious newspapers. Poor Sam Harris cannot explain how an ideology that Hitler and his associates perceived as a repudiation of Christianity can be portrayed as a “culmination” of Christianity.
Hitler and Mussolini were Big Fans of FDR’s New Deal
The New Deal was a series of relief, recovery, and reform packages of legislation that were intended to cope with the Great Depression primarily from 1933 to 1936 via central planning. Contrary to the SJW myth that the New Deal helped America recover from the Great Depression, it in fact had the unfortunate side effect of prolonging the Depression until 1943. GDP dropped from $104 billion in 1929 to $56 billion in 1941. The unemployment rate soared from 3.2% in 1939 to 24.9% in 1933. The Federal Budget went into deficit throughout the 1930s from a surplus in 1929. New Deal cultural programs were stricken with government censorship. Government activism and experimentation through New Deal policies worsened nearly every aspect of the American economy.
Dictators Hitler and Mussolini both praised Liberal Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, which they saw as closely resembling programs established under their own fascist governments. Indeed, many argue that the New Deal accomplished much of which Fabian Socialists had been pining for.
The Nazi Party paper also lauded the New Deal for having eliminated “the uninhibited frenzy of market speculation” by adopting “National Socialist strains of thought,” and it noted that “many passages in [FDR’s] book Looking Forward could have been written by a National Socialist.” “In any case,” said the publication, “one can assume that he [Roosevelt] feels considerable affinity with the National Socialist philosophy.”
After FDR had been in office for a year, Hitler himself sent Roosevelt a private letter congratulating “his heroic efforts in the interests of the American people.” “The President’s successful battle against economic distress is being followed by the entire German people with interest and admiration,” wrote the German fuehrer.
In an essay written for American audiences, Mussolini observed admiringly that FDR was bringing “spiritual renewal” and destroying the anachronistic notion that democracy and liberalism were “immortal principles.” Added Mussolini: “America itself is abandoning [these principles]. Roosevelt is moving, acting, giving orders independently of the decisions or wishes of the Senate or Congress. There are no longer intermediaries between him and the nation. There is no longer a parliament but an ‘état majeur.’ There are no longer parties, but a single party. A sole will silences dissenting voices.”
Now, who is it that wants to “silence dissenting voices?”
American Student Activists Protest War Against Hitler
Throughout the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of college student activists consisting of liberals, pacifists, communists, and socialists all identifying with the American labor movement, engaged in anti-war and anti-fascist protests against going to war with Hitler and Nazi Germany. Such students were likely created through John Dewey’s low literacy education reforms which made socialist indoctrination possible. In the video below they hold signs asking “Hitler has not attacked us, why attack Hitler?” and “Why Not Peace with Hitler?”
The student activists of the early 1930s formed leagues that stood in opposition to the democratic foundations of the United States. These activists were communists and socialists, sons and daughters struck as hard by the depression as anyone. They formed leagues which organized protests and demonstrations, distributed literature and flyers, and recruited new students regularly to sway popular opinion within their colleges.
Nazis Were Huge Animal Rights Activists
I have therefore announced the permanent prohibition of vivisection and have made the practice a punishable offense in Prussia. Until such time as punishment is pronounced the culprit shall be lodged in a concentration camp.”
The Nazi Law for the Protection of Animals was hailed as a new moral concept where animals would be protected as primary beings rather than secondary to the human condition. Not only were laws against vivisection instituted, but also prohibitions against using animals in film making or other public events, strict regulations on slaughtering of cattle, severe limitations on hunting, guidelines for the transportation of animals, protections for animals in the wild, and so on. Animal rights were taught in the universities. These laws and regulations were oftentimes used as a pretense to have Jewish scientists arrested.
“The Nazis abolished moral distinctions between animals and people by viewing people as animals. The result was that animals could be considered `higher’ than some people.
“Nazi German identity relied on the blurring of boundaries between humans and animals and the constructing of a unique phylogenetic hierarchy that altered conventional human-animal distinctions and imperatives. . . . As part of the natural order, Germans of Aryan stock were to be bred like farm stock, while `lower animals’ or `subhumans,’ such as the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust, were to be exterminated like vermin as testament to the new `natural’ and biological order conceived under the Third Reich.”
Nazis Used German Proto-Hippies to Invent Eco-Fascism
“We recognise that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger . . . This striving toward connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the true essence of National Socialist thought.”
-Nazi Biologist Ernst Lehmann
Green ideas were at the core of Nazi thinking. It began with the merging of the environmental activists from the Volk Society and Nazi philosophies. Both came together over their shared hatred of capitalism and Judeo-Christianity. But it was primarily capitalism that they blamed for harm to the environment.
“The work of the peasant does not challenge the soil of the field. In sowing grain it places seed in the keeping of the forces of growth and watches over its increase. But even the cultivation of the field has come under the grip of another kind of setting-in-order, which sets upon nature … Agriculture is now the mechanized food industry. To save the earth is more than to exploit it or even wear it out. Saving the earth does not master the earth and does not subjugate it, which is merely one step from boundless spoliation.”
During the Weimar Period of Germany, the Wandervögel emerged with their own brand of environmentalism.
Also known as the Wandervögel (which translates roughly as ‘wandering free spirits’), the youth movement was a hodge-podge of countercultural elements, blending neo-Romanticism, Eastern philosophies, nature mysticism, hostility to reason, and a strong communal impulse in a confused but no less ardent search for authentic, non-alienated social relations.
That’s right. America did not produce the world’s first hippies. Germany did. Confirmation of this can be read in their 1913 essay Man and Earth. But the Wandervögel would eventually be absorbed by the Nazi Party, in a similar way that American hippies were absorbed by the Democratic Party.
“Man’s effort to build up something that contradicts the iron logic of nature brings him into conflict with those principles to which he himself exclusively owes his existence. By acting against the laws of nature he prepares the way that leads to ruin … Our planet has been moving through spaces of ether for millions and millions of years, uninhabited by men, and at some future date may easily begin to do so again – if men should forget that wherever they have reached a superior level of existence, it was not the result of following the ideas of crazy visionaries but by acknowledging and rigorously observing the iron laws of nature.”
“The unity of blood and soil must be restored,” proclaimed Richard Walther Darré in 1930. This infamous phrase denoted a quasi-mystical connection between ‘blood’ (the race or Volk) and ‘soil’ (the land and the natural environment) specific to Germanic peoples and absent, for example, among Celts and Slavs.
Thanks to a robust anti-Semitic romantic-existentialist movement that predated National Socialism by well over 100 years, the Nazis made Germany the greenest regime on the planet in the 1930s. With the exception of Martin Bormann, virtually every leading Nazi had his finger in a green pie that represented everything from nature protection to animal rights, from vegetarianism to organic farming, from sustainable development to green hunting laws, from stormwater concerns to green building, from environmental bureaucracy to a “local only” Aryan green farming campaign, from recycling madness to sustainable forestry, and a concern over invasive species.
Nazis Had A Hankerin’ For Organic Food
The concept of organic farming began with a group of German “naturopaths, nature healers, nudists, and back-to-the-landers” known as the Life Reform Movement (Lebensreform). But the concept appealed to top Nazi officials so much, that they organized state action around organic food farming. Most of the top Nazi officials ate strictly organic food, many were vegetarians, and special organic food supplies were secured for Hitler’s SS. Himmler even established experimental organic farms to grow herbs for SS medicinal purposes. However, Nazis would discover that the medieval farming methods used to produce organic food, would not meet demands. So they had to grudgingly utilize modern capitalist food production to pick up the slack. Older ex-Nazis would carry the organic food tradition into the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, when it was assimilated by the larger environmental movements.
Hitler was a Vegetarian
For years SJWs have been writing articles all over the internet attempting to deny Hitler’s vegetarianism. Many of the articles cite Hitler’s purported “fondness for sausages” as some sort of proof. Then in 2013 Hitler’s personal food taster, Margot Woelk, opened up about working as one of 15 female food testers, who ensured that the Fuhrer’s food wasn’t poisoned by taking a bite of it themselves. She stated,
“He was a vegetarian. He never ate any meat during the entire time I was there. The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine. And always with a side of rice or pasta. It was all vegetarian, the most delicious fresh things, from asparagus to peppers and peas, served with rice and salads. It was all arranged on one plate, just as it was served to him. There was no meat and I do not remember any fish.”
Hitler referred to meat broth as “corpse tea,” and told Goebbels that he intended to convert all of Germany to vegetarianism after the war. Most of Hitler’s top officers were vegetarians. A Hitler Youth manual promoted soya beans as an alternative to meat, referring to them as “Nazi beans” in a likely attempt to condition youth for the planned vegan conversion. The hunting of animals for food or sport would eventually be prohibited.
Margot was relieved of her duty when the war came to an end, after which she was raped for 14 consecutive days by “liberating” communist Russians.
Nazis Would have Hated Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, and Chick-fil-A
Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party appealed to the mittlelstand, a group of people in between the bourgeois and the proletariat; the middle class. These consisted of mom and pop store owners, artisan craftsmen, small independent farmers, etc., whom the Nazi Party promised protection from the competition of large department stores. The Nazi Party organized the mittelstand to engage in protests, physical attacks, boycotts against large department stores, and franchised chain businesses. Propaganda attacks were launched against religious Jewish stores, which were taken over at bargain prices, and driven out of urban areas. Eventually the Nazi Party would prohibit chain businesses from opening new franchises, or from offering significant discounts on prices. This was done under the aegis of protecting small business owners. In reality, the cheaper prices that made commodities available to wider classes of peoples undermined the social status of self stylized elites.
Nazi Germany Impressed W.E.B. DuBois
In 1937, socialist turned communist W.E.B. DuBois had the honor of touring Nazi Germany. He praised their housing and highway system. Deputy Führer Rudolph Hess “made the best impression” on Professor DuBois. While DuBois marveled at the “universal and complete elimination of opposition,” he did not detect “any undercurrent [of discontent], certainly at the same time a little pure happiness.” He saw no parallels between the plight of the African American and the Jewish German, because as he saw it, what was happening in Germany was happening “in a lawful way and openly.”
Nazis Used Gun Registration to Disarm Their Political Enemies
While the tactic of disarming your political opponents and scapegoats is not exclusive to Nazi Germany, many continue to erroneously believe that gun control played no part in the Nazi rise to power. Some argue semantics, some are under the false impression that gun ownership was deregulated and expanded under the Nazis, some believe that if there had been stricter gun laws it might have prevented the Nazis from rising to power even though the Nazis never bothered to register their weapons anyway, some naively believe that an armed people is easier to subjugate than a disarmed people, others simply have no idea what on Earth they’re talking about.
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.”
–Adolf Hitler dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens. Introduced and with a new preface by H. R. Trevor-Roper. The original German papers were known as Bormann-Vermerke.
The Weimar Republic passed the Firearms Law in 1928 which required police stations to maintain detailed records on firearms owners, and required firearms owners to register. Weimar officials ensured the public that such records would be confidential and kept out of the reach of extremists. Those committing communist and Nazi political violence did not register their weapons. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they continued to enforce the strict gun laws that the left leaning Weimar Republic had put into place. Then in 1938, the Reichstag enacted new gun control laws called Waffengesetz. From that point forward, only “politically reliable” people would be allowed to own firearms, and they had to register their firearms with the Nazi Party which involved a background check. Private unauthorized firearms ownership was a capital crime. All records would be used to track down firearms owners and deal with them. Shooting clubs were banned. Later, weapons were seized from political opponents designated as “enemies of the state” throughout Germany. Then, the disarmament of their political scapegoats came shortly thereafter:
“All Jewish stores are to be destroyed immediately . . . . Jewish synagogues are to be set on fire . . . . The Führer wishes that the police does not intervene. . . . All Jews are to be disarmed. In the event of resistance they are to be shot immediately.”
The New York Times Reported on Kristallnacht; The Night of Broken Glass:
The Berlin Police President, Count Wolf Heinrich von Helldorf, announced that as a result of a police activity in the last few weeks the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been “disarmed” with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment.
Heinrich Himmler forbade Jews to own weapons of any kind and gave them a 20 year sentence at a concentration camp if any were found in their possession. Their homes, businesses, and synagogues were ransacked, and burned.
Nazis Were Selectively Pro-Choice
SJWs have written article upon article all over the internet claiming that the Nazis were opposed to abortion. They were, but just as with the SJW narrative about Nazis killing the unions, its only half of the story.
Nazis prohibited abortion only for Aryan women. For “unAryan” women, and for Aryan women deemed “feeble minded,” the Nazis supported abortion as a eugenicist tool for racial cleansing much in the same way that American eugenicists advocated.
“Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period. Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed other defectives.”
Non-Aryan women in conquered nations were subject to forcible abortions. Lebensraum was the name given to the effort to create Aryan living space in conquered nations by reducing the population of undesirables, and whomever the Nazis deemed as racially impure.
“Nazi abortion law sharply distinguished between life that was worthy of life and “unworthy lives” (lebensunwertes Leben), forbidding abortion in the former but demanding it in the latter case. In 1935, the Nazis introduced a “eugenic justification” for abortion into the criminal code, and in 1943 they supplemented §218 with a clause demanding the death penalty for abortion “in cases where the vitality (Lebenskraft) of the German people is threatened” (Koonz 1986).”
Abortion for any reason was originally prohibited in 1939 Poland. But when the Nazis conquered half of Poland in that year, they abolished all Polish anti-abortion laws. They then later instituted a pro-abortion campaign entitled Auswahlfeiheit, which means “Freedom of Choice.” Auswahlfeiheit was marketed to non-Aryan women only. One can’t help but wonder if the Nazi “Freedom of Choice” marketing campaign in Poland inspired the “Pro-Choice” campaigns in America.
Adolf Hitler stated,
“They may use contraceptives or practice abortion–the more the better. In view of the large families of the native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible. Active trade in contraceptives ought to be actually encouraged in the Eastern territories, as we could not possibly have the slightest interest in increasing the non-Germanic population.”
Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf,
“The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring is a demand of the clearest reason and if systematically executed represents the most humane act of mankind.”
In 1939 after the conquest of Poland, the SS organization Reich Commission for the Strengthening of Germandom decreed:
“All measures which have the tendency to limit the births are to be tolerated or to be supported. Abortion in the remaining area of Poland must be declared free from punishment. the means for abortion and contraceptive means may be offered publicly without police restriction. Homosexuality [which was illegal under Polish law] is to be declared legal. The institutions and persons involved professionally in abortion practices are not to be interfered with by police.”
In 1943, Nazi Racial Administrator for the Reich’s Eastern Territories Ministry Professor Erhard Wetzel wrote in regards to nations conquered by the Nazis:
“Every propaganda means, especially the press, radio, and movies, as well as pamphlets, booklets, and lectures, must be used to instill in the Russian population the idea that it is harmful to have several children. We must emphazise the expenses that children cause, the good things that people could have had with the money spent on them. We could also hint at the dangerous effect of child-bearing on a woman’s health. Paralleling such propaganda, a large-scale campaign would be launched in favor of contraceptive devices. A contraceptive industry must be established. Neither the circulation and sale of contraceptives nor abortions must be prosecuted. It will even be necessary to open special institutions for abortion, and to train midwives and nurses for this purpose. The population will practice abortion all the more willingly if these institutions are competently operated.”
Hitler and Stalin go on Honeymoon
As previously noted, some mischaracterize the conflict between National Socialists and Marxist Socialists as Nazis hating Marxist Communists. But in fact, those two competing visions of socialism found common ground and worked together before igniting World War II.
Shortly after the Nazis conquered half of Poland in 1939, the Soviet Unions’s Red Army rolled into Poland as well. The Soviet forces however, gave the Polish the impression that they were there to fight the Nazis off. Instead, the Nazi and the Soviet armies met in the town of Brest; the same town where the German Keiser and Vladimir Lenin signed the 1918 Peace Treaty during World War I. The generals of the two armies, Guderian and Krivosheinmet, met for lunch. The soldiers from both armies fraternized and performed a joint military “brotherhood” parade. The Soviet commander invited German reporters to visit him in Moscow “after the victory over capitalist Albion.” Thus began the Nazi-Soviet Pact on August 23rd which would last for 22 months.
SJWs dismiss the Nazi-Soviet Pact, also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, as a tactical pause. But the reality was that, “The two totalitarian systems traded in all the necessary commodities of war: not just oil and vital chemicals, but arms and ships. They exhibited each other’s cultural achievements, performed each other’s music and films, stressed their joint hostility to Western capitalism.” In fact the Nazi SS and the Soviet NKVD enjoyed direct cooperation during the first two years of World War II.
Soviet Secret Police would capture Jews that had escaped Germany, and handed over to the Gestapo. Nazi Germany sent the Soviet Union fighter jets, explosive chemicals and bombs, radio stations, and industrial facilities. In return, the Soviet Union cooperated with Germany by routinely sending the Nazis petroleum products, grain, nickel, manganese, and chromium for steel production, phosphate, wood, and other raw materials, until 1941 when Hitler attacked the Soviet Union which ended the Pact. It’s no wonder that the Pact is also referred to as The Honeymoon For Two Dictators.
Afterward, Josef Stalin would claim that he moved to protect the Ukrainian and Byelorussian minorities in Eastern Poland. Stalin then, “organised rigged elections, which produced new parliaments, which promptly petitioned to be allowed to join the USSR.” It’s no surprise that Ex-KGB Vladimir Putin defended the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, given the similarities of recent events in Crimea and Georgia.
A Times editorial observed that “Only those can be disappointed who clung to the ingenuous belief that Russia was to be distinguished from her Nazi neighbour, despite the identity of their institutions and political idiom, by her foreign policy”.
Subsequently, August 23rd became celebrated as Black Ribbon Day in nations that Stalin was able to invade thanks to the Pact, to remind the West of the treachery of Josef Stalin and of the victims of communism.
Black Ribbon Day is important because it lays bare both the ideological similarities of national and international socialism, as well as the practical likenesses of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Black Ribbon Day is a time to remember that ideas have consequences and that totalitarian ideas have deadly ones. According to Myroslav Marynovych, winner of the 2014 Truman Reagan Medal of Freedom and a Ukrainian human rights advocate who spent years in a Soviet gulag, “the moral equation of Nazism and communism is, from my point of view, absolutely justified.”
FDR Didn’t Like Jews Much More Than Hitler Did
Liberal Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reported to have told Stalin, that the only concession he would make to the Saudi King would be to give him America’s 6 Million Jews. Roosevelt felt that the “specific and understandable complaints which the Germans bore toward the Jews in Germany” ought to be dealt with. FDR once claimed with pride that, “there is no Jewish blood in our veins.” Some have suggested that FDR’s comments were merely icebreakers, but other instances corroborate what does appear to be genuine anti-semitism.
The most common theme in Roosevelt’s private statements about Jews has to do with his perception that they were “overcrowding” many professions, exercising undue influence, and needed to be “spread out thin” so as to keep them in check.
FDR would refuse to bomb the railroad tracks that transported Jews to the Nazi death camps in order to appease domestic anti-semites in exchange for political favors, which some refer to as the middle ground of statesmanship. FDR refused to give European Jews visas to enter the United States, for much the same reason. FDR refused to admit the Jewish refugees aboard the S.S. St. Louis, and instead returned them to Germany. With FDR’s approval Harvard University would accept no more than 15% Jews.
Treasury Department staffers discovered the State Department’s obstructions, and they prepared the following damning indictment, in which they asserted the State Department was “guilty not only of gross procrastination and willful failure to act, but even of willful attempts to prevent action from being taken to rescue Jews from Hitler.”
Perhaps worse of all is the revelation that FDR’s White House actively worked to suppress news of the Jewish Holocaust.
So the question then becomes, was FDR’s treachery the result of the anti-semitism he shared with other tyrants of the day, or was it concern that foreign Jews with first hand experience of socialism would come to the United States and vote against him, while additionally convincing the domestic Jewish population to vote against him?
Nazi Universal Healthcare
Universal Healthcare in Germany was adopted in the 1880s under the Bismark with Reichsversicherungsverordnung (Reich Insurance Act), under the misguided notion that injecting a little socialism into the system would inoculate Germany from being infected with much more severe socialism. During the Weimar Republic, the focus shifted away from treating ailments and to preventative medicine. Doctors worked for government rather than the individual patient, and would provide healthcare to all German citizens. Eugenics and Social Darwinism crept into the medical profession, and “mental defectives” that were once relatively free in local wards were sent to state institutions for euthanasia. This feeling towards “defectives” began to expand to include those who were viewed as weak, since they felt many were too weak to serve as soldiers in the German army. The feeling was that limited resources should not be used to treat the sick and suffering, and that they ought to be sacrificed for the greater good of Germany.
When the Nazis came to power, they began forcibly sterilizing anyone they deemed mentally ill. Private insurers were heavily regulated and forced to report directly to Berlin. The right of reproduction was prohibited for mental inferiors. A Genetic Health Court made health decisions based on the prevailing eugenics and Social Darwinism philosophies and politics of the day. Concepts of racial hygiene also became part of the German medical profession, and euthanasia initiatives were employed to rid Germany of other undesirables and “defectives.” Some of these solutions would involve medical experiments on children. Other solutions were more final. Inspired by the work of Margaret Sanger’s eugenics collective, Nazi Universal Healthcare employed a combination of forced sterilizations and euthanasia in order to improve the remaining racial stock.
Thus, the Holocaust began in socialized German hospitals, and then expanded with Adolf Hitler’s T4 program which subjected the handicapped, mentally ill, the elderly, and any other groups that Hitler deemed had “lives not worth living” with “mercy killings.” Killing these individuals would save them years of suffering, while simultaneously saving money in the socialized medicine system. “A healthy society costs less.” In fact, the Holocaust and the Final Solution were an extension of Nazi Universal Healthcare, given that the death camps were run by socialized doctors and medical personnel. Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw got his wish, and “humane” Zyklon B was invented.
Hitler used the imposition of Universal Healthcare on the foreign nations that he conquered as a weapon, and as a method to control the local population. Whatever class of people he deemed racially unhygienic could be eliminated via the socialized medicine infrastructure.
Economic Fascism in Nazi Germany
“The maxim that society exists only for the well-being and freedom of the individuals composing it does not seem to be in conformity with nature’s plans. If classical liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government.”
- The State Comes Before The Individual
- Centrally Planned Industrial Harmony
- Government-Business Partnerships
- Mercantilism and Protectionism
The Hitler regime’s economic policy, Galbraith goes on, involved “large scale borrowing for public expenditures, and at first this was principally for civilian work — railroads, canals and the Autobahnen [highway network].”
The Nazis raised corporate taxes from 20% in 1934, to 40% by 1939.
[Götz] Aly demonstrates convincingly that Nazi “domestic policies were remarkably friendly toward the German lower classes, soaking the wealthy and redistributing the burdens of wartime.” And with fresh memories of Weimer inflation, “transferring the tax burden to corporations earned the leadership in Berlin considerable political capital, as the government keenly registered.”
Privatization existed in name only, while in reality all substantive ownership of industry lied in Nazi Germany government. Government decided through heavy regulation what was to be produced, how it was to be produced, how much to produce, who would receive what was produced, what prices and wages should be set at, etc. “Owners” were little more than figureheads.
In the Nazi economy there was no question of private initiative and free enterprise. All production activities were directed by the Reichswirtschaftsministerium. No enterprise was free to deviate in the conduct of its operations from the orders issued by the government.
The Pink Swastika
Many are familiar with The Pink Triangle, the symbol that homosexuals sent to internment camps were forced to wear. It’s estimated that somewhere between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexuals were persecuted. An unknown percentage of them had no homosexual history whatsoever, but were victims of false accusations for political purposes. But many of these homosexuals would later be released from their camps, and drafted to serve in the German army.
The Roehm Purge is often cited as evidence of Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Over the course of a weekend, Hitler ordered the assassination of hundreds of Hitler’s political rivals and opponents. Some of these victims happened to be homosexuals including Roehm himself. Publicly, Hitler justified these actions as some sort of moral purge, but the fact that there were many victims without any homosexual history demonstrates that this was part of a political power struggle.
Few however, are familiar with The Pink Swastika.
Before Adolf Hitler, the first leader of the Nazi Party was Ernst Roehm who was a homosexual. Hitler and Roehm met in a socialist organization called the Iron Fist. Hitler was Roehm’s protege who “saw in Hitler the demagogue he required to mobilize mass support for his secret army,” according to author author Heinz Hohne. Roehm later commanded the Nazis stormtroopers.
Roehm saw homosexuality as the foundation for a new society that would elevate homosexual behavior to that of high repute. He flaunted his homosexuality and encouraged others to do the same. Roehm felt that only homosexuals could engage in the kind of belligerent and violent behavior that he needed in Nazi soldiers, to assault anyone that would oppose them. Many homosexuals would be recruited into positions within the Nazi stormtroopers solely on the basis of their sexuality, without regard to their qualifications or lack thereof. In fact the leadership of the stormtroopers were predominately if not entirely homosexual.
Much of the Nazi interest in homosexuality had to do with the revival of ancient Greek and Hellenic standards which dovetailed into the Nazi interest of ancient Pagan beliefs. Pederasty with the Wandervögel became fashionable as a result. Additionally, homosexuality was used in schools as one method to de-Christianize youth.
Hitler himself was rumored to have worked as a male prostitute in his youth. Hitler surrounded himself with homosexual companions, and appointed many homosexuals to significant positions within the 3rd Reich.
As with unions and abortion, leftist Nazis were in favor of anything that supported their cause, while simultaneously opposing anything that didn’t. So much like modern SJWs in America, they celebrated and rewarded homosexuals that supported their political cause, while simultaneously persecuting those who didn’t. Sadly, like many other things, homosexuality was merely used as a pretense by the Nazis to persecute political opponents and reward political allies.
In the United States, capitalism would lead to open civil rights for gay Americans.
Nazi Public Education
“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'”
Separating children from parental authority in order to indoctrinate them with a new moral code is a common theme often repeated among SJW “educators.” John Dewey, the father of modern public education, blamed parents for many of society’s ills:
“Just as society may deny satisfaction to the physical, educational and cultural needs of the young, so their parents and guardians may slight or ignore their rights. Most adults cannot be held individually culpable for such misdeeds; they, too, have been shaped by the society around them and are goaded by its necessities. Through them and others around them the rising generation suffers from the inadequacies of their social inheritance and the evils of their surroundings. Growing children are normally unaware of the remoter social causes of their misfortunes and miseries; even their elders may not know about them. So they direct their resentments, as well as focus their affections, upon the members of their immediate circle. The novels of the past 150 years provide plenty of pathetic tales and tragic descriptions of family conflicts at all age levels.”
Founder of the Frankfort School Georg Lukacs used derision of parental authority as part of his academic indoctrination strategy. In 1983 Secular Humanist author John Dunphy wrote about Christian parents in Humanist Magazine:
“The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new – the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.
That friends, is a declaration of war. Our children are under attack in the classroom day in and day out, yet many parents do not even know the war has begun!”
Under the condition of separation from parental authority which Nazi public education fostered, the Nazis would control education from kindergarten to university. Hitler demanded universal education for German children in point 20 of the National Socialist German Workers Party Platform:
“We demand the education of gifted children of poor parents, whatever their class or occupation, at the expense of the State.”
The Reichsschulpflichtgesetz (Compulsory Eduction Law) required all German children to attend Nazi schools. Home schooling was explicitly banned, and the few private schools that were allowed to exist were required to operate under strict Nazi guidelines and approval. Parents who dared to interfere with the state indoctrination of their children, were punished.
All content in textbooks were required to adhere to a core curricula and had to receive approval by the central Nazi authority. Devotion to the national leader Adolf Hitler, a key component in socialist indoctrination, was omnipresent in school curricula.
German youth were inundated with Nazi propaganda in school and in organizations like the Hitler Youth which also provided instruction and guidance. Children were made to feel special, made to feel that the Nazi Party was a youth movement, and that Nazi youth themselves were “dynamic, resilient, forward-looking, and hopeful.”
German students were constantly indoctrinated with racial grievances, whereby they were taught glorification of favored races (Aryans), while simultaneously being taught denigration of inferior races (Jews, gypsies, bastard races, etc.). This sick obsession with divisive racial grievances inflicts SJWs today. In modern American public education, the racial bigotry still remains, but the color of the bigotry has shifted for political convenience. Today educators indoctrinate children with glorification of favored races (people of color), while simultaneously indoctrinating children with denigration of inferior races (white privilege). Both are merely two sides of the same coin; a deeply sick obsession with the artificial divisions of race.
The Nazis would purge their public school system of “politically unreliable” educators, in virtually the same manner that modern American public education institutions currently do. Nazis would examine German teachers and remove all “harmful and untrustworthy” elements. Such teachers were dismissed and replaced with “state spirited” teachers who were required to swear an oath of loyalty to Hitler, though there weren’t many teachers who didn’t support Hitler. Teachers were required to participate “strenuously” in elections through activism, and encourage political activism in their students.
The Nazis would pander to the ego of youth to win their support:
“It appealed to the desire of youth to be independent of the adult world and exploited the conflict of generations and the typical tendency for young people to challenge authority figures, whether parents or teachers.”
“The slogan ‘youth must be led by youth’… was ritually echoed and to some extent followed in practice. But the spirit in which it was applied was very different These young leaders were not representing an autonomous youth culture but were functionaries of an official bureaucracy regimented by rules and regulations and following set patterns of training.”
Suppression of the individual in preference of servitude to the state was a core educational principle.
“‘…the principal task of the school is the education of youth in the service of … the State in the National Socialist spirit.’ This made clear the Nazi’s determination to shift the focus of education away from the needs of the individual and the development of his potential as a human being to the requirements of the community of nation and State, of which the individual was a member and to which he must subordinate himself.”
This is congruent with John Dewey’s views of individualism vs. collectivism. He said:
And of course leftists in general have a visceral reaction against individualism, rugged or otherwise. Children were never taught or encouraged to question their teachers or the curricula they were being fed. Most of them never did.
“Unlike our elders, we children of the 1930s had never known a Germany without Nazis. From our very first year in the Volksschule or elementary school, we received daily doses of Nazism. These we swallowed as naturally as our morning milk. Never did we question what our teachers said. We simply believed what was crammed into us. And never for a moment did we doubt how fortunate we were to live in a country with such a promising future.”
The Nazis also imposed a mandatory national service on their youth:
There was also a “service or community learning” component, the purpose of which was both practical, in that it provided a source of cheap labor, and also ideological because it reinforced socialist ideals. By being forced to mix with the less privileged sections of the community, students would be reminded that they were all [national comrades] together. “Service in the Hitler Youth is honorary service to the German people… the true, great, practical school is… in the labor camp, for here instruction and words cease and action begins”
Bishop Joseph McFadden of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania made the following observation about the American public education system:
“In the totalitarian government, they would love our system. This is what Hitler and Mussolini and all them tried to establish — a monolith; so all the children would be educated in one set of beliefs and one way of doing things.”
The Prisoners of Auschwitz Were Not FDR’s Friends
In 1944, Allied forces sent planes into Germany to conduct surveillance for future bombing raids. During their mission, these missions secured photographs of railways leading to the Auschwitz internment camp.
In September 1944, the Union of Orthodox Rabbi’s of the United States and Canada pleaded with the U.S. War Refugee Board and War Department to bomb the railway lines headed to Auschwitz as news of mass deportations of Hungarian Jews began to reach the States.
Some defend the decision not to bomb Auschwitz as the decision to not bomb innocent Jews imprisoned within them. But requests were also made to bomb the railways that carried Jews to the internment camp.
…on July 29, 1944, Golda Meir, then a member of the Histadrut executive committee, along with her colleague, Heschel Frumkin, cabled their U.S. representative, Israel Mereminski, about the information they had received about trains arriving each day at Auschwitz containing 12,000 people to be exterminated. They asked Mereminski to lobby the U.S. government to bomb the railway as well as the camp itself. Mereminkski replied that he contacted the War Refugee Board, which forwarded the request to bomb the camp “to competent authorities.”
Some claim that the bombing was imprecise, and wouldn’t have destroyed Auschwitz. They denied the request, stating that bombing Auschwitz would require diverting aircraft from the battlefield. But a B-24 pilot disagreed.
“Former U.S. Senator George McGovern piloted a B-24 Liberator in December 1944, and his squadron bombed Nazi oil facilities less than five miles from Auschwitz. In 2005, he said “There is no question we should have attempted … to go after Auschwitz. There was a pretty good chance we could have blasted those rail lines off the face of the Earth, which would have interrupted the flow of people to those death chambers, and we had a pretty good chance of knocking out those gas ovens.”
The Israeli Prime Minister concurred:
Some claim that FDR’s domestic plans did not include a new wave of Jewish refugees. But we can look to FDR’s anti-semitism and his own affinity for multi-cultural internment camps (Japanese, German, and Italian) for a potentially deeper context.
The Nazis Fulfilled the Dreams of Fabian Socialists
One of the trademarks of leftist tyrants is their affinity for internment and concentration camps, where they place whomever they deem undesirable at any given moment. The Chinese have their laogai. The Soviet Union had their gulags. Mussolini’s Italy had Fossoli. No doubt FDR thought he could gain entrance into the exclusive dictator collective by establishing his own multi-cultural internment camps. But nothing could compare to the horrors of Nazi Germany concentration camps, which were discovered in 1944 when the Soviet Army marched into Majdanek; the first Nazi concentration camp to be discovered. In the infamous Auschwitz camp, 348,820 men’s suits and 836,515 women’s dresses neatly folded, pyramids of dentures and eyeglasses, and seven tons of women’s hair were found. Not only were prisoners in these camps forced into hard labor, but they were also the involuntary subjects of “scientific” experimentation, as well as victims of genocidal slaughter in the infamous Nazi gas chambers. The Nazis had accomplished what Fabian Socialists called for.
–George Bernard Shaw; Fabian Socialist
“I have never felt able to describe my emotional reactions when I first came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and ruthless disregard of every shred of decency…. I have never at any other time experienced an equal sense of shock.”
The Matriarchy Gave Birth to Nazi Ideology
One might look at Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and think that these patriarchal figures who led the Nazis are the perfect example of the toxic masculinity that SJWs constantly blather on about. Perhaps.
But where did the ideology that these men fell for come from?
As I demonstrated earlier, SJW folk hero Margaret Sanger was the leading mind in the Eugenicist aspects of Nazi ideology.
Hitler’s father was a violent drunkard whom he hated. Though he loved his mother. His father died in 1903, leaving his mother Klara to raise Adolf as a single mother.
Adolf Hitler had a very close relationship with Klara Hitler and was shattered by her death. He carried the resultant grief throughout the rest of his life. According to Bloch, “In all my career, I have never seen anyone so prostrate with grief as Adolf Hitler.”
Notions of Aryans, came from Thosophist Madame Blavatsky.
In her esoteric work, especially The Secret Doctrine, originally published in 1888, Blavatsky emphasized the concept of races as paramount in the development of human history. According to Blavatsky, there are seven root races of mankind, with each root race containing seven sub-races. The present root race is the fifth, the Aryan, and was preceded by the fourth or Atlantean race. The Aryans evolved from the fifth sub-race of the Atlanteans. According to Blavatsky, “The Aryan Race was bom and developed in the far North, though after the sinking of the Continent of Atlantis its tribes emigrated further south into Asia.” The Aryans, following a migratory pattern that went south and west from Asia, ultimately created the great Hindu, Persian, Greco-Roman, and later European cultures. Hitler, like his party ideologist, Alfred Rosenberg, also claimed Aryan origins for all of these cultures.
Three women who contributed to Adolf Hitler’s upbringing and the formation of Nazi ideology. That sounds like the Matriarchy to me.
Democratic Financier was a Nazi Collaborator
George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930 under the name George Schwartz. His parents were non-practicing Jews who changed their name from Schwartz to Soros in 1936, in order to conceal his family’s Jewish heritage. When the Nazis conquered Budapest in 1944, the father Trividar Soros/Schwartz divided his family in order to minimize any chance that they might all be killed together. He forged documents for family members to conceal their identities and ethnicity, and sent them to various locations. He sent his son George to a Hungarian bureaucrat named Baumbach who would take George in as his godson. Baumbach was tasked with confiscating the property of Jews and sending them deportation notices, before sending them directly to Germany. George, at the age of 14, would accompany Baumbach on his rounds. Of his experience, George Soros later stated that the German occupation of Hungary was,
“probably the happiest year of my life.” “For me,” he elaborates, “it was a very positive experience. It’s a strange thing because you see incredible suffering around you and the fact you are in considerable danger yourself. But you’re fourteen years old and you don’t believe that it can actually touch you. You have a belief in yourself. You have a belief in your father. It’s a very happy-making, exhilarating experience.”
According to an interview with the Toronto Sun,
First he worked for the Judenrat. That was the Jewish council set up by the Nazis to do their dirty work for them. Instead of the Nazis rounding up Jews every day for the trains, they delegated that murderous task to Jews who were willing to do it to survive another day at the expense of their neighbours.
Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked him that. Was it difficult? “Not at all,” Soros answered.
“No feeling of guilt?” asked Kroft. “No,” said Soros. “There was no sense that I shouldn’t be there. If I wasn’t doing it, somebody else would be taking it away anyhow. Whether I was there or not. So I had no sense of guilt.”
Some attempt to explain Soros’ work for the Nazis as little more than the hi-jinks of a naive teenager. Though, teenagers younger than 14 have been tried for murder as an adult in America, and other teenagers who served with the Nazis have been tried as war criminals. Werewolf and Hitler Youth Karl Dietz for instance was only 15 years old.
So there you have it. A basic CliffsNotes as to who and what the Nazis actually were.
This is why I commonly ask SJWs the following questions:
Did Nazis support a Constitutional division of powers, or did they consolidate centralized power?
Were Nazis champions of deregulation, or strict regulation?
Did Nazis support limited government, or big government?
Did the Nazis support free markets?
Did Nazis support free speech?
Did the Nazis support religious freedom?
Did the Nazis promote private firearms ownership?
What is your perspective on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact?
Go ahead and ask them these questions. Then be sure to tell them that you’re “genuinely curious” as to their answers.
Firstly it’s amusing to watch the ones who have no idea how to answer these questions sputter and stammer. Secondly, the answers the brighter SJWs are forced to give make them realize some very uncomfortable realities.
How on Earth, would the Nazis, or any fascist regime, impose fascism through the deregulation that right-wingers support? Don’t you need as many regulations as you can get, in order to impose fascism in the first place? How can you have limited government which the right-wing supports, under a fascist state? Wouldn’t a fascist state require big government in order to impost fascism? Why would fascists want their own power divided with a Constitution? Why would fascists allow private firearms ownership, when it would only arm the very people that they want to subjugate and impose fascism on? The rest is probably obvious.
So the whole notion that the Nazis were or are right-wing, is laughable at best. It ultimately doesn’t make any sense once you start to answer really basic questions.
And no, the few freaks running around today wearing swastikas are not Nazis, anymore than the robed hippies worshiping at Stonehenge are druids. The Nazis were defeated in 1945 by men far braver and bolder than any idiot SJW could ever hope to be, even if they use the word “literally.”