Archive for the ‘Adolf Hitler’ Category

All life is bound up in three theses: Struggle is the father of all things, virtue lies in blood, leadership is primary and decisive

November 2, 2009

Man has become great through struggle… Whatever goal man has reached is due to his originality plus his brutality… All life is bound up in three theses… struggle is the father of all things, virtue lies in blood, leadership is primary and decisive…’The whole work of Nature is a mighty struggle between strength and weakness – an eternal victory of the strong over the weak. There would be nothing but decay in the whole of Nature if this were not so. States which offend against this elementary law fall into decay…through all the centuries force and power are the determining factors Only force rales. Force is the first law. Force was more than the decisive factor in any situation; it was
force which alone created right. ‘Always before God and the world, the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills. History proves: He who has not the strength – him the “right in itself” profits not a whit.

Adolf Hitler, Hitler:A STUDY IN TYRANNY, Alan Bullock, pp.398-9

Hitler’s belief in reincarnation

September 26, 2009

By what would you have me replace the Christians’ picture of the Beyond? What comes naturally to mankind is the sense of eternity, and that sense is at the bottom of every man. The soul and the mind migrate, just as the body returns to nature. Thus life is eternally reborn from life.

Hitler, Alan Bullock, p.390

For more on Hitler’s rejection of Christianity etc. see here from Hitler’s Table Talk.

Ideas have Consequences: Anti-Semitism

August 24, 2009

Should the Jew, with the aid of his Marxist creed, triumph over the people of this world, his Crown will be the funeral wreath of mankind, and this planet will once again follow its orbit through ether, without any human life on its surface, as it did millions of years ago. And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

1. But the Jewish people, each made in the image of God, are ‘the handiwork of the Lord’

2. His belief in the will of God contradicts God’s revealed will to ‘love your neighbour’. This is the worst case scenario of where subjectivism takes you.

3. Ideas have consequences.

Sincere Faith

August 17, 2009

…there is something mystical, inexpressible, almost incomprehensible, which this unique man (Hitler) possesses, and he who cannot feel it instinctively will not be able to grasp it at all. We love Adolf Hitler, because we believe deeply and unswervingly that God has sent him to us to save Germany.

from a speech by Hermann Goring, reported in F. L. Schuman, The Nazi Dictatorship, New York: Knopf, 1935, 122.

Hitler’s Social Darwinism

August 16, 2009

Plainly I belong by nature to quite another species. I would prefer not to see anyone suffer, not to do harm to anyone. But when I realise that the species is in danger, then in my case sentiment gives way to the coldest reason. ‘ (Hitler’s Diaries)

Hitler also said:

I cannot see why man should not be just as cruel as nature

It was with feelings of pure idealism that I set out for the front in 1914. Then I saw men falling around me in thousands. Thus I learnt that life is a cruel struggle, and has no other object but the preservation of the species. The idea of struggle is as old as life itself, for life is only preserved because other living things perish through struggle. In this struggle, the stronger, the more able, win, while the less able, the weak, lose. Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.” (speech at Kulmbach, 5/2/28 in Alan Bullock, Hitler, p.36)

That is, Nazism was driven by a desire to preserve the ‘superior’ races (as Hitler saw them).

Some people have told me Hitler was a Christian. Here’s the facts. He says in his diaries he didn’t say his prayers at secondary school because God wasn’t interested in his prayers. He mocked Father Schwarz who came to catechise the boys as well as his religion. He treated Catholic confession as a joke etc.

Hitler’s View of Christianity

August 3, 2009

National Socialism and religion cannot exist together…. 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…. Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things.

Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-1944, Night of 11th-12th July, 1941

Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure.

ibid, 10th October, 1941, midday

The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death…. When understanding of the universe has become widespread… Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity…. Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity…. And that’s why someday its structure will collapse…. …the only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little…. Christianity the liar…. We’ll see to it that the Churches cannot spread abroad teachings in conflict with the interests of the State.

ibid, 14th October, 1941, midday

The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges: the pox and Christianity.

ibid, 19th October, 1941, night

Originally, Christianity was merely an incarnation of Bolshevism, the destroyer…. The decisive falsification of Jesus’ doctrine was the work of St.Paul. He gave himself to this work… for the purposes of personal exploitation…. Didn’t the world see, carried on right into the Middle Ages, the same old system of martyrs, tortures, faggots? Of old, it was in the name of Christianity. Today, it’s in the name of Bolshevism. Yesterday the instigator was Saul: the instigator today, Mardochai. Saul was changed into St.Paul, and Mardochai into Karl Marx. By exterminating this pest, we shall do humanity a service of which our soldiers can have no idea.

ibid, 21st October, 1941, midday

Christianity is an invention of sick brains: one could imagine nothing more senseless, nor any more indecent way of turning the idea of the Godhead into a mockery…. …. When all is said, we have no reason to wish that the Italians and Spaniards should free themselves from the drug of Christianity. Let’s be the only people who are immunised against the disease.

ibid, 13th December, 1941, midnight

Kerrl, with noblest of intentions, wanted to attempt a synthesis between National Socialism and Christianity. I don’t believe the thing’s possible, and I see the obstacle in Christianity itself…. Pure Christianity– the Christianity of the catacombs– is concerned with translating Christian doctrine into facts. It leads quite simply to the annihilation of mankind. It is merely whole-hearted Bolshevism, under a tinsel of metaphysics.

ibid, 14th December, 1941, midday

It would always be disagreeable for me to go down to posterity as a man who made concessions in this field. I realize that man, in his imperfection, can commit innumerable errors– but to devote myself deliberately to errors, that is something I cannot do. I shall never come personally to terms with the Christian lie. Our epoch in the next 200 years will certainly see the end of the disease of Christianity…. My regret will have been that I couldn’t… behold .

ibid, 27th February, 1942, midday

Hitler’s Secret Conversations is a translation of a document called the “Bormann-Vermerke” or Borrman endorsements. They are a collection of hand written notes made by Martin Bormann who was Hitler’s personal secretary during the war. Bormann is known to have been an extraordinarily powerful figure in Nazi Germany and a notorious opponent of Christianity.

There is no real dispute regarding the authenticity of these notes. They are what Borrman wrote. They are published in the original German in Adolf Hitler, Monologe im Führerhauptquartier 1941-1944. published by Orbis Verlag, Hamburg, Approved Special Edition in 2000.