to The Millions ravaged by dictators during this
century of death.
"God owes explanations..." Death-camp Survivors
"Unwarranted hatred among ourselves:" Cause of 70AD Holocaust, - Talmud,
"And I have come to believe that
this was the worst century of mankind because of
it--the war--the wars that solved no problems, only
developed new ones." John Toland
in '97 c-Span Audio Interview
"The truth shall set you free
"It is for liberty that Christ
has set us free." St Paul
"And be not entangled again with
the yoke of bondage." St
"Hitler filled me with the great
enthusiasms of life." A.
Speer, Hitler's Architect
"Power Sanctifies." John Toland on why many good people
"All effects are caused and all causes are
multiple." Dr. Clyde Narramore,
Suggested reading and Links.
My internal links will all be to non-controversial
sites (hopefully), accessing original documents and
broadly accepted quote sources. I expect to have 100
such links. The external links cover much ground, and
I do not support all thoughts contained therein. I am
not engaged in Revisionism or rehabilitation of
anyone. This is an important subject and all agree
that it should be studied carefully. I am making that
attempt. I accept as authoritative, John Toland,
Paul Johnson, Edwin Black
and Ron Rosenbaum, and am
presently reading David Irving. But my
conclusions are mine and are based on my
understanding of psychology, the Bible, anthropology
and my experience with human emotions. As we close
this century, please study these matters for
yourself; you will find it interesting, disturbing
and, hopefully, an expanding experience.
HITLER , by John Toland (Last author to interview
many eye witnesses and Hitler friends)
THE TRANSFER AGREEMENT; by
Edwin Black (Endorsed by Simon Wiesenthal)
EXPLAINING HITLER; by Ron Rosenbaum (Ten Year
Research; Current big title)
This www page seems to have everything on Hitler
(I don't know their own views)
Review of Rosenbaum's EXPLAINING HITLER; Slate
Magazine (Take a free trial subscription)
Most controversial book on the Internet; Nazis were
pederasts: The Pink
Rebuttal of The Pink Swastika: Rebuttal
30YEAR TIMELINE with their interpretative
data; rich site: History
(I probably will have 100 Hitler links; please send
your suggestions by email)
The Leader (FÜhrer)
Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) left nothing but
sorrow, tears and pain as the legacy of his life. Yet
he was a man consumed with the emotions most of us
prize as among the noblest that can propel and direct
a human life. And these intense dedications were
married with the most remarkable gifts of intuition,
motivational powers, destiny planning and public
speaking ('He filled me with the enthusiasms of
life.' -Speer). He also had a lot of good luck
in his crazy plans that he counted as Providential
hoverings. The good luck produced stupid pride -- the
fatal hubris. When a ball-player's single is
stretched into a double by skillful base-running, and
then a triple by an off-target throw from the
out-fielder, it is only vain and stupid pride that
tries to convert every other double into an
inside-the-park home-run. This was Hitler (in part).
Trying to explain Hitler on a psychological basis is
interesting, but 100%
speculation. He had a magnetic quality to his voice
(like the great preacher George Whitfield, who, it is
said, could make men weep just by pronouncing Mesopotamia).
It was simply luck of the draw that invested Hitler
with that quality. So it may have been, and certainly
was, with several of his attributes, such as his
remarkable intuition in several areas --at some
times. And he certainly did not gain his ability in
crowd manipulation as the result of his half-niece,
Geli, falling in love with a Jewish doctor, or any of
the of the other tortuously researched encounters
with individual Jews. (The Jewish element was a
tragic sub-plot of his scheme.) He just had, and
developed, these abilities; and they were set aflame
by intense identification with the German tribe and
landscape --and what he considered their mistreatment
during and after W.W.I..
I think that most historians agree with the bulk
of my above characterization of this Destroyer. But
from here on, there are wide divergences of views of Why,
What and Wherefore. As we open the
door of a new century, we really ought to know what
happened in this century.
Germany was in ruins after W.W.I.,
and then was caught in the world-wide depression that
also racked our land. But Germany, much, much more.
Churchill declared that if England were ever reduced
to such straits of despair that he could wish for no
greater blessing than for a man of Hitler's abilities
to appear to lift her from the ashes. There was a job
to be done. Everybody saw it. Adolf Hitler was the
unique combination of everything demanded by the time
and place. But, sadly, he worshipped a non-existent
past of tribal glory. He also merged phallic
fascination with his idealization of the 'Aryan' male
physique, being himself deficient in both; but this
is definitely a side issue. He loved Germany. His
unschooled intuitions rescued Germany from financial
devastation. Success sanctifies. Hitler was
viewed by his countrymen as a self-denying,
vegetarian monk with a messianic aura. It is a common
trait of all peoples to pray and hope for a political
savior; we all know, intuitively, that all
progress and stability depends on competent
leadership. Hitler's early successes were so
remarkable that a tremendous force of appreciation
and admiration swept the nation. When he
annexed Austria without firing a shot and entered
Vienna to tumultuous acclaim, where, as a young man,
he had suffered humiliation and rejection, both
nations, Austria and Germany, gave him nigh 100%
approval. It must have been one of the most
personally satisfying days in history.
Mankind's progress away from tribalism has been
tortuously slow. Jesus led the way, but the message
of the Savior has too often been neglected. The
assumption that we are called to enhance and protect
the tribe at the expense of all others is ingrained
and often taken for noble patriotism. Adolf Hitler is
certainly a candidate for the title of the most
patriotic man in history (not near the vainglory of
Napoleon). It is interesting that Jesus is not in
this competition at all.
Another human trait found everywhere is the
attachment to 'conspiracy and blaming'
mentality. Someone or some group must be at fault for
things we see as reverses. In Hitler's case it was
virtually everyone outside the Germanic tribe, whose
romanticized identity he had merged with his own
psyche. Hitler was frozen as a pre-pubescent child
with glories dancing in his head, morphed somehow
from the American Wild-West, about which he had read
so much in the adventures written by another German
who had never visited this country, and romanticized
legends of Fredrick The Great.
There was certainly a lot awry in Germany, Europe
and the world. An awful war had been fought over a
pig-trail (an argument that is still unsettled as we
see in the recent carnage in the very same place,
Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina). The Communists had
come to power in Russia and were preaching the
forcible death of all tribalism and nationalism.
Germany had been subjected to unwise and
un-chivalrous terms of surrender by the allies of
Hitler's anti-Semitism was a development. He grew
to adulthood with respect for religious diversity and
freedom of expression and worship. No experience with
any individual Jew determined his view on this
subject. He was taught it as a doctrine of reality.
The first tenet of anti-Semitism is the idea that
Jews are a race. Hitler made this very clear. He
could not embrace anti-Semitism if it were simply a
religion; it had to be anti-racial. An Austrian mayor
taught a young Hitler on this point. (A high-school
History teacher had effectively imbued him with the
romantic glories of Germanic tribalism.) Two tribes
cannot occupy the same campground. Hitler was
uninformed and stupid on this point.
There are several ironies of stupendous
proportions. Many Jews agreed with Hitler on one or
more of his major and minor points. The book, THE
TRANSFER AGREEMENT, makes
clear, beyond dispute, that W.W.II could not have
been waged without the cunning co-operation of the
Jews who wanted a tribal homeland for world Jewry.
Paul Johnson, the great historian, may have this
somewhat reversed: he says that WWII made a Jewish
national homeland necessary, but it may be
more accurate to say that the need for a national
homeland made WWII possible (this latter
point is Black's position). And Europe after the war
is certainly became a more hospitable place for Jews
that it was from 1870 to 1939, when 3,000,000 fled to
the United States. Most Jews of Germany were deeply
loyal to Germany (and, at first, to Hitler) and did
not want to move to China (where the Japanese offered
a homeland), Madagascar (the early choice of Theodor
Herzl, founder of the Zionists) or Palestine (as we
know, the final site). The German Jewish community
did not want Eastern Europe's 'huddled masses' to
flood into Germany, nor did they themselves want to
migrate to Palestine. The Jewish was not then, and is
not now, monolithic, by any means, though
anti-Semites wish to think so..
Of course, the most awful irony is this: Many
Jews, then and now, cling to the tribalistic concept
that they represent a race of mankind, not just a
religion and a culture. Hitler did not have a
category for Ethnicity (apart from race),
which is a group identifiable by their culture.
Some influential Jews miss this essential point also.
I hasten to add that this point about race is
important only to racists and tribalists, both of
whom invest so much in the concept; it really should
Patriotism is more than the memory of the
food we ate as children --H.L.Mencken.
Tribalism and sexual deviations are not all that
removed from each other. This is a very interesting,
informative and critical point in the horror of
[I'll write more on this soon, maybe.]
The old Centuries were
resisting the birth of a new concept of human
organization and ethics.
Hitler had the correct designation, 'Fuhrer'; he
had over 100 million eager followers, excited over
his "leadership. He solved their economic
problems and inspired dreams of glory. Why?
Hitler wanted to reclaim German territory
(plus a little more for breathing room).
Hitler wanted to destroy Internationalism, e.g. Communism.
Please remember that Communism is tribalistic
(cliquish) in the extreme, with a small minority of
insiders owning and running everything.
Hitler wanted to build an eternal tribal Germany
built on purity of race. (Just as some Jews wanted
Hitler wanted friendly alliances with the west. An
untold story is how Hitler refused to destroy or
capture the British at Dunkirk. Toland relates it.
His positive and negative qualities merged into
one quality: NEGATIVE!
Hitler was an enemy of democracy and democratic
processes. He was an enemy of Christianity and all
religion. He was a scientific Darwinian. His
references to "Providence" was like
Khrusheve's were later to be. He scheduled the Hitler
Youth meetings to coincide with Sunday church hour to
get the youth out of church..
A single Communist operative, not Hitler or Nazis,
burned the Reichstag in February, 1933. (Toland) A
similar myth has to do with the snubbing of Jesse
Owens, black Olympic champion; it was actually
Roosevelt who refused to invite Owens to the White
House for fear of losing votes that election year.
(Owens confirms this in his autobiography.)
Soviet Union troops, not Germans, murdered the
15,000 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest Massacre.
Hitler could have destroyed the British forces at
Dunkirk, but decided not to do so, for some reason
never explained. (His final written words simply said
he never wanted to fight the English and Americans.)
From the days of his earliest political activity, Hitler
wanted a Jew-free state, but he did not envision
physical extermination of all the Jews in the world.
When he came to power, he sent tens of thousands to
Hitler promoted and co-operated with Zionist
emigration of Jews, especially in Palestine. I doubt
that Hitler ever considered killing all the Jews of
Germany, Europe the Middle East or the world. To
attempt something while simultaneously taking actions
that would render the undertaking impossible does not
reach the first level of logic. And the NAZI party
did not usually attack problems on totally illogical
Final Solution" was conceived as a plan
of forced re-settlement (as opposed to
emigration), and was vigorously and ruthlessly
pursued with the knowledge that it would be deadly
for many. Awful crimes were committed in the brutal
process. [reader's contrary view]
When Hitler's own investigation confirmed the
murder of Jews (and others) in prison camps, he
ordered the camps closed. (Toland)
50,000,000 (Fifty Million) people died in the
battle to defeat tribalism (35 million of the deaths
were in Europe; 15 million in Asia). Here
are the figures, widely accepted. The number
killed by the Communist Empire builders dwarfs
W.W.II.. (I'll find the accurate numbers; it will be
well over one hundred million.)
Many after-shocks of tribalism are now
racking the landscape on every continent. The
last thirty years have matched any period in history
There is no such thing as non-aggressive or
Somewhere up to 7,000,000 Jews died in W.W.II..
European Jews suffered a hurricane of sorrow in
immense proportions, whether 300,000, 1,500,000,
6,000,000 or 7,000,000 died. There is no profit in
debating figures. Any Nazi who would have murdered
one would have been willing to kill all. The
Seven Million total (or any total) will not affect
the thoughts expressed here. Three Hundred Million
war deaths in this century give the title 'Holocaust'
to our entire Hundred Years of Sorrow. There
were many holocausts in W.W. II: Russia, Poland,
American dead, Germany itself 4,200,000,
and many more...., many before it, and we witnessed,
through the media, some of the worst in history
during the last fifty years. 'The' Holocaust
is rightly the definition of our entire
century of death, including Tibet, Iran, Iraq,
Africa, China, Korea, etc., etc..
It is inhuman beyond forgiveness to put civilians
in prison camps. The Nazis planned on the death of
many through disease and overwork. It happened.
The awful scenes at the prison camps when the
Russians arrived were replays of Andersonville,
right here in Georgia. . (That Hitler interred civilians
by the millions is enough to enshrine his name in
infamy.) Starvation and disease are horsemen of war.
But, it is premeditated murder to put civilians in
concentration camps, knowing that multitudes will die
of typhus and other diseases (one of the greatest
influenza epidemics in history ravaged the continent
during the W.W.II, as in the first war).
The Communists that Hitler hated, were, in
fact, much more evil (and destructive ---
killing tens of millions more) than Hitler.
Hitler interest is ever growing, but there is little
interest in the 'why' of Lenin and
Stalin. Why? The evil of Stalin and Mao
is transparent evil: sociopath and psychotic; no
explanation is needed. Hitler is the dying of the OLD,
and Communism is the death brought by an imposter NEW.
Atheism and hate did their work in
Communism. Racism, tribalism and perversion showed
their colors in National Socialism.
The war was about anti-democratic tribalism,
restoration of pride, and territory. Mussolini
ridiculed Hitler for attacking the Jews; the Italian
dictator knew it was a stupid mistake in their common
war for pride, territory and the rights of dictators.
Thus ever to tyrants!
This requires a lot of thought, and
prayer. (I will try to expand this section too.) If
you have read the first two sections, you can
probably recite what should be written here. I feel
quite guilty of arrogance in stating so unequivocally
my explanation of Hitler. Ron Rosenbaum and many
others have spent so much time and labor on this
subject. But then it is such an important subject
that I hope these scholars and real historians will
indulge a citizen's private interpretation of this
history that has impacted us all so much.
I often think of John Toland's
explanation for the endorsements Hitler received,
even from many Jews of Germany (and the United
States, such as the then 'Dean of American
Columnists,' Walter Lippman). "Power
So, Wherefore? Well, why not
educate ourselves in the sorrows of tribalism, fierce
party spirit, fanaticism, racial idiocies, and
religions that are really worship of the tribe (these
The most democratic, egalitarian
words ever spoken were those of Jesus: "Ye must be born
again." The prophet Isaiah promised a Messiah who
would level the mountains and exalt the valleys, make
the crooked places straight, and the rough places
plain. The egalitarianism of the spirit is the
primary message of Jesus. The old Encyclopedia
Britannica said that the most democratic institutions
in human experience are the Jewish Synagogue and the
congregationalist Protestant church (EB said Baptist
church) . The salvation of society is locked in
the atomic power of this idea, promised in the Old
Testament and revealed in the New. America is a
replica of a Protestant congregation. The church
invites and begs all men to come in and find utter
equality before God and in the fellowship. Every
congregation is imperfect in this, as is America; but
the ideal and goal is their in our common theology.
Richard Arens, brother of Israeli leader Moshe Arens,
has spoken to his Jewish brethren, as a modern
Josephus, calling them to this approach. I agree.
The American ideal, a mirror of
Protestant Christianity, saved Europe, and out-dueled
Communism. People of many creeds made it work
by fighting together for the ideal. There will never
be a place on Earth as save a haven for Jews as
America. Everywhere the promise of Isaiah and
the words of Jesus are adored, and adorned with
obedience will be a refuge for all men.
We should hate and oppose all
dictatorships, and seek to teach all citizens the
principles of democratic, republican self-government.
Every social club that is not
democratic should be forsaken or reformed.
Every religion that is not democratic
should be avoided or reformed.
None of these voluntary organizations
should be reformed by the government.
Participatory democracy should be
encouraged in the workplace.
Plebiscite governance is a cruel
dictatorship of emotion. It is not a complementary
tool of democracy. Full-franchise democracy is the
daughter of Christian law and Christian ethics. A
Christian Constitution is essential to freedom. The
plebiscites in Germany spurred Hitler on to excess
and tyranny. We are seeing a threat to our American
democracy posed by the ubiquitous opinion polls that,
at this moment (August 1998), are being posited as a
substitute for the rule of law in our nation. The
pleasure in our good economy (the excuse to
circumvent law) is pale compared to the euphoria in
Germany when Hitler rescued that nation from poverty,
hunger and hopelessness. The people accepted
plebiscite governance in the place of freedom and the
rule of law through constitutional democracy. Their
regret is eternal. How can anyone who knows how Nazi
tyranny developed, cite an opinion poll as the
foundation for fundamental decisions of governance?
Polls are going to be with us, but we must know and
remember how Hitler used them in the form of
plebiscites. ("Electronic Town Meetings" is
an idea, than which, there could hardly be any more
dangerous to the thoughtful consideration that is
essential to freedom, democracy and law.)
Protestant Christianity has given
this full concept of equality and democracy to the
world. We must expand and enhance the religion of
Jesus Christ; the one, best, last, great hope of all
mankind. As in all areas of human life, Christianity
is, itself, constantly pulled toward totalitarian
despotism and rule by insiders cliques.
There are Christian religions with
hundreds of millions of adherents. Every one
should have democratic procedures from bottom to top
(what's a religion of Jesus doing with a 'top'
anyway?). Jesus certainly militated against the very
idea. Let the people elect the pastors; let the
people elect any hierarchy above their congregations;
let no salaried servant have a vote. Recognize the
sovereignty of the individual in every relationship
and association in life. If the people don't want to
preserve the Creed, let it die. That's a constantly
recurring cancer in Protestantism: the people are
too stupid to preserve the Creed! Let all
sickly creeds expire.
America cannot exist without a
healthy Protestant religious base. Why? America is
built on the Protestant model and foundation. If you
believe in the sovereignty of the individual and
democracy in all institutions, you are adhering to
the Protestant Creed. That portion of the Creed
cannot survive apart from the entire fabric of the
teaching of Jesus and the Apostles.
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