Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler on 'Causes of the Collapse', Part 3

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-08-07 20:44

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

Syphilis was a big problem in Germany at this time, before the use of penicillin to treat infections, which came only in 1942. Hitler spends some time in this long Chapter 10 discussing it and offering moral solutions. He blames prostitution and marriages based on financial considerations rather than love, which he calls “the Judaizing of our spiritual life and mammonizing of our mating instinct.” He recommends early marriage. He writes:

P 467 10.16 THE SIN AGAINST BLOOD AND RACE

The sin against blood and race is the original sin in this world. It brings an end to every nation that commits it.

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Adolf Hitler on 'Causes of the Collapse', Part 2

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-07-19 13:45

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

In the ongoing 'Causes of the Collapse', Part 2 (Chapter 10), Hitler points first to the influence of international finance, its belief that expanded trade could make up for the inability to produce enough goods at home. This caused the agricultural sphere to suffer while urban industrialization increased, leading to imbalances and greater class divisions. Next, he explains the poisonous, unregulated Jewish press in a way that we can instantly recognize in today's media empires. Nothing has changed along those lines.

P441 10.5 TOXINS AND SYMPTONS

During the long period of peace prior to the last war, certain evils were evident here and there—although, with one or two exceptions, very little effort was made against the virus. Here again, these exceptions were first and foremost those economic phenomena of the nation that were more apparent to the individual consciousness than the harmful conditions existing in many other spheres.

Adolf Hitler on 'Causes of the Collapse'

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-07-16 10:46

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

Chapter 10 – Causes of the Collapse – is a long chapter, about 50 pages. I  reproduce here the parts that I think are most relevant and essential, beginning with Hitler's introductory thoughts.

P 427

Only that which is capable of extraordinary heights can experience a profound decline or collapse. The collapse of the Reich [referring to the 'Second Reich' or reign of Hohenzollerns (1871-1918), initiated by Bismarck] was so difficult and terrible because it had fallen from a height that can hardly be imagined in these days of misery and humiliation [in 1925].

[T]his empire had not been brought into existence by a series of parliamentary maneuvers, but by reason of the noblest circumstances. Its foundations were laid not amidst parliamentary debates but with the thunder and boom of war along the front that encircled Paris. It was thus that an act of statesmanship was accomplished whereby the German princes and people established the future Reich, and restored the symbol of the imperial crown. Bismarck's state was not founded on treason and assassination by deserters and slackers, but by the regiments that fought at the front.

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Adolf Hitler on How He Joined the DAP

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2018-07-10 16:46

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

In the previous selection, Adolf Hitler was ordered by his regiment superiors, after the liberation of Munich, to attend a course of lectures meant to “teach fundamental civic principles.” He said there he met fellow soldiers who were of a similar mind, and he stood to speak in opposition to Jewry for the first time. This led to his being given a different role in a different regiment.

P411 8.6 THE 'EDUCATIONAL OFFICER'

In another direction too, this course of lectures had important consequences for me.

One day I asked to speak. Another participant felt obligated to break a lance for the Jews and entered into a lengthy defense of them. This aroused my opposition. An overwhelming majority supported my views. The consequence of it all was that, a few days later, I was assigned to a regiment then stationed at Munich, and given a position there as a so-called 'educational officer.'

Podcast with John Friend: Hitler and Trump - what we need to understand

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-07-01 13:19
 
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I DID A PODCAST WITH JOHN FRIEND on Saturday morning. We talked about my book "The Artist Within the Warlord - An Adolf Hitler You've Never Known," which turned out to be quite an interesting discussion. The second edition published by The Barnes Review has just been released. We then transitioned to the subject of Donald Trump as seen by his critics and his admirers. I am a supporter while John takes the role of combination critic and admirer. Does that work?

I have to apologize that your listening pleasure is somewhat marred by a poor skype connection on my part, making my voice a little choppy. It's not too bad, but here and there part of a word is cut off. I haven't yet ascertained what the problem is, though I will before I do another podcast. 1h7m.

Adolf Hitler on Discovering Gottfried Feder

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-06-27 12:46

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

The short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic (Bayerische Räterepublik) during the German Revolution of 1918–19, took the form of a workers' council republic. Räterepublik means a republic of councils or committees (council or committee is also the meaning of the Russian word soviet).

Chapter Eight: THE BEGINNING OF MY POLITICAL ACTIVITY

P 397 […] At the end of November 1918, I returned to Munich. I went to the replacement battalion of my regiment, which was now in the hands of the 'soldiers' council.' Their whole administration was quite repulsive to me, and so I decided to leave it as soon as possible. With my faithful war-comrade Ernst Schmiedt, I went to Traunstein and remained there until the camp was broken up.

In March 1919 we were back in Munich. […]

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Book News: “The Artist Within the Warlord”

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-06-24 23:54

THE SECOND EDITION of The Artist Within the Warlord is now being sold at TBR. It is no longer available through Amazon.

I have a few extra copies that I am willing to sell if you would like to get a personally signed and dedicated to you (by me) copy and don't mind paying other than by credit card. I have just four of the first edition and eight of the second edition. The first edition I will sell for just $18 plus $5 shipping/handling within the U.S. The second edition will be $25 plus $5 s/h.

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Adolf Hitler on 'War Propaganda'

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-06-16 19:06

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

Chapter Six is titled WAR PROPAGANDA. It contains the young Hitler's thoughts on Germany's failure to use effective propaganda against the enemy in the Great War, and compares it to the successful propaganda against Germany by the English in particular. This relatively short chapter contains great lessons for us in the fight against any enemy.

P347  6.1  THE PURPOSE OF PROPAGANDA

Germany was waging war for its very existence. The purpose of its war propaganda should have been to strengthen the fighting spirit in that struggle, and to help bring about victory.

But when nations are fighting for their existence on this earth, when the fateful question of “to be or not to be” must be answered, then all humane and aesthetic considerations must be set aside. These ideals don't float about in the air, but are the product of man's creative imagination; they disappear when he disappears. Nature knows nothing of them. Moreover, they are characteristic of only a small number of nations—or rather, of races—and their value depends on the degree to which they spring from the national or racial feeling. Humane and aesthetic ideals will disappear from the inhabited earth when those races that created and upheld them disappear.

Adolf Hitler on 'The World War' part 3

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-06-07 00:58

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

Hitler ends this chapter on the World War by describing why Marxism could not be defeated by Social Democracy, which he also did not like. His dismay at the outcome for Germany forced him to look for solutions and to consider going into politics after the war.

P333 5.8 THE USE OF NAKED FORCE

Naturally I was distressed at the half-measures that were adopted at that time; but I never thought it possible that the final consequences could have been so disastrous.

But what should have been done? Throw the ringleaders into jail, prosecute them, and rid the nation of them. Uncompromising military measures should have been adopted to root out [Ausrottung] this pestilence. Parties should have been abolished, and the Reichstag brought to its senses at the point of the bayonet, if necessary—or better still, immediately dissolved. […]

Of course, this suggestion would give rise to the question: Is it possible to eradicate [ausrotten] ideas with the sword? Can a worldview be attacked by means of force?

Adolf Hitler on 'The World War' part 2

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-06-04 20:44

Continuing with passages from Mein Kampf, 2017 Thomas Dalton translation. See here.

In the following two selections from Chapter 5, Hitler points out how the defeatist elements in German society sought to undermine the war effort. These Jewish Marxist elements, because they were not stamped out, were able to bring about the post-war communist revolutions in Bavaria and elsewhere, and also World War II.

P329  5.6  ARTIFICIAL DAMPENING OF ENTHUSIASM

I was a soldier then, and didn't really want to meddle in politics—all the more so because the time was inopportune. I still believe that the humblest stable-boy of those days served his country better than the best of, let's say, our 'parliamentarians.' My hatred for those big-mouths was never greater than in the days when all decent men who had anything to say, said it point-blank to the enemy's face, or else, failing this, kept their mouths shut and did their duty elsewhere. Yes, I hated all those politicians. And if I had my say, I would have formed them into a labor battalion and given them the opportunity to babble amongst themselves all they liked, without offense or harm to decent people.

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