European History

Battle of the Architects, Part 4

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2014-07-23 21:28

Hermann Giesler on left; Albert Speer on right,

The following is something of a masterpiece of satiric wit from Giesler. -cy

The Column Saint

 From Hermann Giesler’s memoir Ein Anderer Hitler
Der Säulenheilige, pages 355-360
1977 edition, Druffel-Verlag

Translated byWilhelm Kriessmann and Carolyn Yeager
copyright Carolyn Yeager 2014

In the year 113 the Roman senate erected a gigantic column for the emperor and military leader Trajan. (Shown right) On the capital of the column stood the gilded statue of the honored.

The art historian Bruhns writes ”Used to gigantism and always striving to exceed, Rome created that form of eternal triumph which then did mankind not less convince of its greater impression than the older kind of triumphal arch, now of a lesser rank. As the colossal column expresses the idea of “height” exceptionally well, it can also be used very well for the adoration of the “highest.” Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius were given similar columns in Rome. Arcadius got his at the new capital Constantinople.

When Europe during the Napoleon era felt itself specially close to Rome’s greatness, it presented the new emperor with the Vendome column in Paris—and his conqueror, Alexander of Russia, a second one in Petersburg.”

The emerging Christianity overthrew the images of antique greatness and now paid homage to its believers on imposing columns. After the final decline of the ancient dignities around the 4th and 5th centuries, ascetic Christians requested the top of the Roman columns as pleasing to God. The best known among them was Symion Stylites from Aleppo. Those ascetics and penitents, called stylites or “Säulenheilige (column saints), strove to increase their ranking  by self-elevation.

Saturday Afternoon: Julius Evola and the Myth of Spiritual Race

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-07-12 19:18
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July 12,2014

Carolyn discusses Racial Nationalism in the context of “Blood and Soil” vs the confused ideas coming from Julius Evola that spirit, rather than ethnic substance, determines culture, and that there is such a thing as a “race of the spirit.” Some highlights from this program:

  • Evola was a homosexual, a traditionalist and an elitist who never joined the Italian National Fascist Party;
  • In his youth, he was attracted to avant-gard art, literature, philosophy and he became a prominent representative of the anti-art "Dada" movement in Italy;
  • His later thinking was more in line with with Fascism than National-Socialism, but he was critical of both;
  • Evola wrote a great deal on "the metaphysics of sex" in which he held neither romantic love or procreation to be a worthwhile or "noble" purpose;
  • Evola believed our world and societies were "devolving" from a high state rather than "evolving" toward a higher state;
  • Evola saw rationalism, the Enlightment and science as inferior to ancient "heroic" myths which he recommended as the best role models;
  • Carolyn thinks Evola is way over-rated and causes more harm than good - that he should be dropped from the WN curriculum.

Image: This hideous painting by Julius Evola, "La Genetrice dell'universo" (the birth mother of the universe), 1968, reveals his lack of empathy for women - the face is a blank mask. Enlarge

Saturday Afternoon: British-German disputes as background to WWI

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-06-14 12:46
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June 14, 2014

With Guest Paul Hickman. Carolyn and Paul start with the Naval Defence Act of 1889 and from there trace some of the tensions that built up between the UK and Germany. Some of the events and "personality clashes" that are discussed are:

Saturday Afternoon: Who Started WWI and Why?

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-05-31 15:03
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May 31, 2014

The current year 2014 is the centenary (100th anniversary) of the start of what came to be called the First World War, called "The Great War" before WWII. To learn how and why this war took place, Carolyn goes to two sources: Thomas Dalton's "The Jewish Hand in the World Wars, part 1" and the introduction and first chapter of The Hidden History: Secret Origins of the First World War by Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor. To the question: Were the Jews or the British responsible? How about both?

  • How a small number of Jews can control entire nations;
  • Zionists set out to obtain ownership of Palestine for the Jews;
  • The English establishment was willing to make deals with Jewish Zionists to bring the USA into the war;
  • Cecil Rhodes and the Society of the Elect were a secret group of very powerful Englishmen with the goal of controlling the entire world;
  • The behavior of England in South Africa/Rhodesia is a preview of their nonchalance about the slaughter of millions of Europeans in 1914-18;
  • Are the Royal Institute of International Affairs and it's American counterpart, the Council on Foreign Relations, the direct descendants of Cecil Rhodes' "Association of Helpers"?

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 11

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-22 12:17
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May 22, 2014

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day in Dec. 1931, with Magda's 10 yr. old son walking beside him. Hitler, walking behind dressed in coat and hat, was best man. The Church put Goebbels under a ban for marrying a Protestant, but he still had to pay the church tax.

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the October 24-30th, 1941 dinner table conversation and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Topics included in this episode:

  • Religion and the Church versus science;
  • The beauties of the Ancient World and the destruction of antiquity and the past;
  • The fate of Europe's Jews for their responsibility in bringing on war;
  • Vision of a strong and great Europe with the addition of Ukraine;
  • Thoughts on motorized war, the qualities of Croatians, National-Socialism, training of teachers, the art and culture of Paris;
  • A number of distinguished guests were present at these meals.

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.

Despite ban, Crimean Tatars commemorate 70th anniversary of deportation to Siberia

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-05-18 11:24

Crimean Tatars gather to commemorate the mass deportations from the region in 1944 during a rally in the Crimean capital Simferopol May 18, 2014.

By Alexander Winning for Reuters
Simferopol, Crimea 5-18-14

Defying a ban by their new Russian-backed rulers, thousands of Crimean Tatars gathered at a mosque on Sunday to commemorate the day 70 years ago the mass deportation of their families began under the orders of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

Crimea's Muslim Tatars are among the most vociferous opponents of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and have condemned as "inhuman" the temporary ban on mass gatherings, which was issued just days before the symbolic date in the minority group's history.

Regional Ukraine Governor calls Hitler a liberator in Victory Day speech

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-05-10 15:05

RT (Russia Today) published this story on May 10, 2014:

Gov. Yuri Odarchenko, 3rd from left, hold microphone as he gives his Victory Day speech to the gathered crowd of his city on May 9.

Kherson Govenor Calls Hitler a "liberator" while addressing Veterans on Victory Day

Pro-Soviet crowd boos; woman rushes up, grabs microphone

RT writes: Addressing the public on a Victory Day, the governor of Ukraine’s southern Kherson region trampled on the feelings of many veterans and desecrated the memory of all those who perished during the war against Nazi Germany by calling Hitler a “liberator.”

Kherson is in southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea. Its administrative center is Kherson.

Governor of Kherson region Yuri Odarchenko was booed by thousands including WWII veterans when he told the previously cheering crowd that the Soviet Union tried to enslave Ukraine, while Hitler on the other hand tried to bring freedom to their land.

“Those [Soviet] aggressors justified their capture not only by their desire to seize others' territory and enslave the people, but they also put forward slogans about liberating nations and people that inhabit the lands which Hitler hoped to capture,” Odarchenko told the crowd.

Putin takes lead in denouncing militant nationalism and "rise of Nazism" in the West

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-08 11:30

Putin, during a meeting with leaders of Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgzstan and Belarus on May 8, 2014, warns of growing Militant Nationalism and "Nazi" Ideology in Europe

MOSCOW, May 8 (RIA Novosti) – Militant nationalism, which has led to the appearance of Nazi ideology, is raising its head in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“Here and there militant nationalism is again raising its head, the same kind that brought on the appearance of Nazi ideology,” Putin said during a meeting with the leaders of Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.

[For those who have been cheering Putin on, what is Golden Dawn in Greece but "militant nationalism?" -cy]

The Heretics' Hour: Women and Nationalism

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2014-05-05 18:31
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May 5, 2014

Carolyn's guest is Margaret Huffstickler, a Germanophile and singer who tells us about the most popular song of WWII, Lili Marleen, and how English translations don't do it justice. We hear 3 versions of the song. Also discussed:

  • Is Putin "helping his people" by signing into law the punishment of 5-years imprisonment for denying the findings of the Nuremberg IMT in Russia;
  • Rialto Unified School District under fire for assigning a holocaust debate research paper to eigth-graders;
  • A closer look at the European Knights Project and its promotion of "national" nationalism for European states, while dismissing White Nationalism;
  • Famous and beloved women of great accomplishment who did not have children;
  • Rodney Martin's refusal to honor Fredrick Toben's request to remove his name from Rodney's ANA-ANN Board of Directors "Bio."

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 7

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-04-24 11:44
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April 24, 2014

Above: Despatch dog brings hot rations and bullets to WWI soldiers holding on to an outlying German position. How sweet is this? Click to enlarge.

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Sept.  25 to early October, 1941 dinner table monologues by the German Führer, as taken down by an adjutant and checked for accuracy by Martin Bormann. Main topics in this episode:

  • Life is a cruel struggle
  • Soldiering makes a man
  • Vienna's art treasures
  • National types of Christians, and more.

The edition 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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