Protestantism-Catholicism

Adolf Hitler on 'Defects in our Educational System' and 'Concentration on a Single Enemy'

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-04-30 15:55

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

Page 233 3.24 DEFECTS IN OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Such conduct is not the result of a malicious intent, nor is it the outcome of orders given from 'above'; but such a lack of national determination is due to defects in our educational system. Instead of inculcating a lively sense of German nationality, the aim of the educational system is to make the youth submit to 'the idea' become idol.

Education in such abstract notions as 'democracy,' 'international socialism,' 'pacifism,' etc., is so hard and fast and exclusive, and so purely subjective, that they fundamentally influence one's picture of the world. But on the other hand, the attitude towards their own German nationality has been very objective from youth upwards. The pacifist (insofar as he is a German) who surrenders himself subjectively to the dictates of dogmatic principles will always first consider the objective right or wrong of a situation when danger threatens. But he will never take his stand in the ranks of his own people, and fight for them from the sheer instinct of self preservation.

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Adolf Hitler, Austria