"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 50

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-03-13 00:17
 
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March 12-2015

Alfred Rosenberg was the editor of the Völkischer Beobachter from 1923, after Dietrich Eckart. He wanted an intellectual Party newspaper and clashed with the more business-minded Party treasurer Max Amann. Hitler agreed with Amann.

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 20-22, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Maximum mechanisation of an army does not defeat greater man-power - Hitler expresses strong criticism of Wilhelm II and praise for Ferdinand of Bulgaria;
  • Alfred Rosenberg and the Völkischer Beobachter - after the Reichstag fire Hitler and Goebbels put out the next day's edition;
  • Baltic Germans - Hitler a "non-family man" - women's peccadillos bring fresh blood into a family - Bavarian girls are not virgins - rural custom of matrimonial trial;
  • Dialects vs standard German - stenographers and secretaries;
  • British gained their sense of superiority in India - India a source of great income for Britain - Indians and Mexicans engaged in human sacrifice before the White man came;
  • Hitler not fond of local crafts, including German - Don't try to change native peoples - Stalin and the Jews - Lloyd George a wise man - some war comments.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

The Heretics's Hour: The Conquered Germans

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-03-09 01:34
 
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March 9, 2015

Carolyn looks at two items that arose in the news this past week that illustrate the continuing inabllity of Germans to assert their rights to respect and equal treatment 70 years after the war.

One is a new book on the rape of German women by U.S. troops during and after WWII; the other is the bullying of the German Federation of Expellees by the Polish and Czech governments into giving up all claims of compensation for the loss of their supposedly universal “right of return.”

She ends on a note of discouragement as to the likelihood of a future world that she would want to live in.

Image: Ex-president of the Federation of Expellees Erica Steinbach speaks with the new president Bernd Fabritius. Enlarge

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 49

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-03-05 23:46
 
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March 5, 2015

Hitler with Wehrmacht troops: "I am not a brutal man by nature, thus cold reason guides my actions."

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Aug. 16-20, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim, who has returned. Included in this episode:

  • Churchill decided on war years before 1939 - praise for the French workman - obstruction from the Wehrmacht's niggardly ways;
  • Hitler recalls how he imposed his will and used all his powers against the Army, Navy and his own ministers in order to prepare Germany for war in spite of the cost;
  • Crimes against animals vs people - judges and national morale - different treatment of criminals during peacetime and wartime;
  • Function of law is to safeguard the public - Hitler's own experience with lawyers - officers of the judiciary must be the best a country has.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

Good for laughs

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-03-04 22:20

The US President and his attorney general discuss racism in the White House.

The US Department of Justice investigation into the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department found bias against African-Americans. What a surprise.  Of course, we don't need an investigation to know that there is plenty of bias against European-Americans in the DOJ itself, and in African-American Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.

Some of the "most scathing findings" include seven "racist emails" that are included in the DOJ report. These are the type of emails that circulate around the internet every day that millions of Americans read. They are actually quite funny.

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News, Race

The Heretics' Hour: Five Year Anniversary

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-03-01 19:34
 
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March 2, 2015

Artwork is a gift from 'endzog.' The statement at lower left reads "The Heretic Hour fifth Anniversary."

Carolyn Yeager marks five years of hosting this weekly radio broadcast, from its debut on March 1, 2010 up to tonight's program on March 2, 2015. She tells the story of The Heretics' Hour from it's conception in 2009, its birth at Voice of Reason Radio Network in Jan-Feb 2010, and its sometimes tumultuous changes and controversial subjects. She will cover her favorite program topics and "best shows." And she will talk about many of the characters she got involved with and who got involved with her ... for better or for worse.

Hadding calls in at the end for a fairly long discussion covering Voice of Reason, White leadership, organizations and misanthropy.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 48

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-02-26 22:45
 
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Feb. 26, 2015

Churchill goes to Moscow in August 1942 to bring a disappointing message to Stalin?

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 7-16, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Churchill to visit Stalin, Hitler is intrigued as to why;
  • Germans are in Crimea to stay, says AH, and winning over the peasantry;
  • British have no rights to decide anything in Europe - Rumanians vs Hungarians, and the Viennese;
  • Riches of Ukraine - Reichsmarks and Ostmarks - the parson class are enemies of the state;
  • Very interesting account of Hitler visiting the National Club and the Officers' Club in Berlin in 1921, meeting Admiral Schröder, an important early supporter;
  • Hitler on Dance as artistic expression: most beautiful is the waltz, impressive is the Bavarian Schuhplattler done by men;
  • Some of the diplomats he's known in Berlin - comments on Stalin - Churchill and the Malta situation.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

The Heretics' Hour : Why Tolerance is the 'toxic trait'

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-02-23 00:21
 
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Feb. 23,2015

The idea of Tolerance as a total good  has insidiously been incorporated into our modern social thinking, and is still increasing in strength and reach. Some of the points brought up in this program:

  • Tolerance has replaced Truth as the major aim of education;
  • Adolf Hitler made it very clear from 1925 up to 1945 that he did not believe in nor practice tolerance;
  • Tolerance is contrary to the idea that life is an eternal struggle for survival;
  • Survival depends on 3 things: the quality of the race, giving significance to the individual personality, and recognition that life is synonymous with struggle;
  • Hitler's 1927 paper The Road to Resurgence written for Emil Kirdorf is discussed;
  • In 1944, Hitler said "tolerance is only understandable as signs of inner insecurity" and "It is madness to imagine that political views must be tolerant."

Carolyn uses these sources: Mein Kampf 1925, "Road to Resurgence" 1927, Table Talk 1942, and  "Talk to Officers at Platterhof" 1944.

70 years ago, one third of Pforzheim's population perished in 16 minutes

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-02-22 15:22

Old Pforzheim church and market square with monument of Bismarck.

On February 23, 1945, the Royal Air Force attacked the mid-size city of Pforzheim in Baden, in southwestern Germany, for the last time--the previous times being six night raids in Oct. 1944 and one in November. They didn't need to do it again because this attack by 378 aircraft, all but 10 of them heavy bombers, dropped 730 tons of explosives and 820 tons of incendiary bombs and set off the intended firestorm that consumed every building of the town center.

Nearly sixty thousand people were in the town that night. 17,600 of them - one out of three Pforzheimers - were officialy counted as dead and thousands were injured.

The post-war British Bombing Survey Unit boasted that the bombing destruction of Pforzheim was "probably the greatest proportion [percentage] in one raid during the war.” It was considered a complete and resounding success at the time. Yet even after such a complete success by the British, the US Air Force on March 4th bombed the area around the Kupferhammer (main hotel and square), the pilots flying low and opening fire on crowds of civilian survivors, murdering 100 or more. They didn't get around to bombing the railway facilities and destroying the autobahn until March 14, 16, 18, 20 and 24th.

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Germany, World War II

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 47

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-02-19 22:46
 
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Feb. 19, 2015

Peasant spreading manure. Hitler said of the German peasant farmers, "The peasantry is the solid backbone of the nation, for husbandry is the most chancy occupation on earth."

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Aug. 3-6, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim, who has returned. Included in this episode:

  • Hitler uses the instinctual behaviors within bee and ant colonies to explain the value of merciless perseverence when its a question of survival;
  • American military courts established in Britain - Poor military decision-making influenced by Jews;
  • Food and food supply - stories of Prince Arenberg;
  • Praise plus criticism for the Italians -more on ruling the Eastern territories;
  • Living in open rather than crowded spaces gives one a wider view - St. Petersburg and Moscow must be destroyed - creating markets in the occupied East;
  • Mistreatment of the peasant class led to migration of some of the best of Germans - France and Italy both have strong peasantry which stabilizes a nation.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

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Putin to the left, Putin to the right

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-02-18 21:45

Some interesting comments by Igor Kubansky on rufabula.com were discovered and posted by Paul Goble yesterday:

“The victory of the left radicals in Greece shows that the priorities of the Kremlin in its search for ‘agents of influence’ has not changed a great deal since the times of the USSR.”

For many in Ukraine, the West and even in Russia, “it has long been a commonplace to say that 'in the West,' the ultra-right supports Putin,'" and point to the French National Front, the Hungarian Jobbik movement, the Bulgarian Ataka party and 'various Serbian organizations'.”

And these same commentators point to the rightwing Golden Dawn group in Greece which declares that it “does not want to see Europe slavishly subordinate to American policy” but rather a Europe to which Russia would belong” and says that Berlin and Washington organized the Maidan in Ukraine and the persecution of Orthodox Christians there.

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European Union, Russia

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