THINGS ARE SELDOM WHAT THEY SEEM

[NOTICE: I want to start this post by telling you I am not trying to draw any comparison between Adolf Hitler and any modern political figure.  I have used Hitler’s words because he built a nation on the ideas that I am going to discuss.  So I would like it to be understood that I am being as clear as I can be in the written word when I say: I am addressing the goals and methods employed by Hitler to build NAZI Germany, not Hitler, himself.  If you draw a connection between Hitler and a modern political figure, it will be because you made the connection, not me – unless you understand why they are connected.  In that case, whether you fully understand it or not, then I will have succeeded in the purpose of this post.]

 

To most Americans, Hitler and NAZI Germany have been so demonized that no one cares to examine the history behind them.  I no longer believe this is an accident, nor do I believe it is the natural result of wanting to avoid the horrors associated with the man and his political movement.  To be sure, some of this is to blame for our society’s refusal to critically examine Hitler and the NAZI’s, but the main reason is because his political movement is too closely related to that of the people who control the majority of our society today: American Progressives.  Yes, there is a direct connection between Hitler’s political movement and the American Progressive movement.  If you will allow me, I will use Hitler’s own words to demonstrate his ideology.  If you are politically awake, you will probably see how, had I not told you who spoke them, you would easily believe they had been spoken by a modern American Politician.

First, we must realize the desire to build “A New World Order” is not new:

National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing a new world order.

Next, we have to understand that the people who seek to create this new world order believe they are somehow superior to the majority of the human race:

National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing a new world order.

 Believe me, National Socialism would not be worth anything if it were to be confined to Germany and did not secure the rule of the superior race over the whole world for at least one or two thousand years.

Now, for Hitler, it was the pure Aryan race, but others believe they can escape the racial aspects of this belief by categorizing themselves as being “intellectually superior.”  They derive a moral obligation to save humanity because they believe they have a greater understanding due to their “superior” intellect.  Hitler was among this group, as well:

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

 All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it… Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

 Notice how Hitler was convinced that, not only was he among the few who knew what had to be done to save Germany, but also that the masses were too stupid to understand what he had to do – or why.  Then remember that Hitler and Goebbels learned how to use propaganda from the American Progressives.  Modern propaganda is not a NAZI invention: it was invented by Woodrow Wilson and Edward Bernays.

This starts by assuming that you alone have the solution for how to save a nation or all of mankind.  At some point, this causes you to stop thinking of society in terms of individual people and you start thinking of it in terms of a machine – a machine whose controls you alone can use to bring about the utopia that you’ve convinced yourself is necessary to build if your nation or mankind is to survive:

Why nationalize industry when you can nationalize the people?

 Society’s needs come before the individual’s needs.

 It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole.

 So, the nation or all of humanity is used to create a false moral imperative which is then used to beat-down anyone who tries to assert their individuality.  Once you have nationalized society, you then assume the power to seize all of society’s support structures so you can use them to implement your ideas:

In relation to the political decontamination of our public life, the government will embark upon a systematic campaign to restore the nation’s moral and material health. The whole educational system, theater, film, literature, the press and broadcasting – all these will be used as a means to this end.

 In order to do this, you will have to do away with any constitution or rule of law your nation may have.  It will be necessary for you to be able to rule by decree, or executive order.  You can help your cause by arguing that this is faster and, therefore, more efficient.  But it helps if you also have an enemy against whom you can focus the peoples’ attention (so they don’t accidentally catch on to what you are doing):

The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.

Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.

 You can blame it on the Jews, the Bankers or even the Rich.  You might even blame it on some vaguely defined external enemy.  It doesn’t matter.  It doesn’t even matter if there is any truth to it.  In fact, you can even change the enemy at will.  All that matters is that you have the enemy and control of the society’s institutions so you can shape and direct the emotions of the masses:

The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

 The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.

 However, there are two things that are very important, and if you are to succeed, you must attend to both of them.  First and most important, you have to prevent anyone from voicing any organized opposition.  Should such opposition find the means to voice their opposition to you through a medium you do not control — like AM radio, cable news or the Internet — then you have to shut it down.  You must maintain control of the public narrative at all costs:

The National Socialist Party will prevent in the future, by force if necessary, all meetings and lectures which are likely to exercise a depressing influence on the German state.

 Finally, should the people somehow suddenly wake to what you are doing, you have to make sure that the people do not have the means to resist you.  You must have the sole monopoly on force in society:

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

If you are politically awake, you actually should have heard the same sentiments Hitler was expressing echoing in the words of several modern American political figures these past few weeks.  I could have just as easily posted links to stories that cite political and/or media figures stating nearly these exact sentiments, and I could do so just since the Connecticut massacre.    If I went back further, I could post an un-broken chain of comments all the way back to when FDR was praising Mussolini and admiring Hitler.  But then, if I did that, someone might accuse me of comparing the two, and I wouldn’t want to do that, would I?

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15 thoughts on “THINGS ARE SELDOM WHAT THEY SEEM

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  2. Day late and a dollar short. I really could’ve used this post today! I was having a helluva time searching for one of your other posts. Couldn’t find it. What am I doing wrong when I search?

        • kells,

          You should be able to find it in the media archives. As a contributor, you should have access to them. If you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll get it for you.

          • What in the hello are media archives? I scroll or do searches, but I believe I give the RNL search machine a headache. It always tells me that what I am looking for cannot be found. Gah! I reckon I’ll be the eternal seeker! I do not understand why I have such a difficult time with this BS. But let’s face it, you know and I know that I finally figured out how to do the page break. I won’t get on my high horse about that as Augger had to fix my spacing the other night.

            • Kells,

              I’m little better at this than you, so I’m not going to give you a hard time (that pot/kettle thing, you know ;-) )

              Anyway, when you are writing a post, there is a button near the top of the editor that says “Add Media.” If you click add picture, you should see an archive with all the pictures we have posted for the last month or so. What you want should be in there. If you cannot find it, then say so and I’ll email it to you.

      • perhaps when a new….related post……such as this is put up…..all the other similar posts could be linked as a sort of supra-thread.

        You have written such good posts that a cross link to various topics would bring the “opus” into better view. Similar with Utah’s material. And as a recent example would be Texas95’s posts on the Constitution.

        I’d like to see the Party Pics from Mao and friends too BTW.

        • Don,

          I’m already working on it. ;-) Just let me get done setting up my slavery for the free sh*t army (i.e. my new business’s web site) and I’ll have a bit more time to get things done on the RNL.

          • Youse Guys have done a WHALE’S job on this site…….Git yer “Busy..ness” in order First !!!

            That is the first and highest priority …. you ( and perhaps later Utah under different “Re-incarnation”) serve best from positions of strength and example…..and Family is Paramount.

            I have thought…( since I have kids in College)…that Yours, Utah’s, Texas95 and Auggers posts (when collected into the Supra-threads I mentioned above) would make a great Booklette on Current American Social Commentary (with all theLINKS !). Perhaps confined to *Constitutional Originalism*, *The Progressive attack on it *and *Social Decay reflected in the “Topics” of the day*….Such as the posts on K Kardashian ( why do people see her as attractive anyway..???) and the one on the 16 year old rape victim as examples of this category.

            The Posts here are of a quality and a length that they could be read quickly by the College Crowd…..and they are of a vein to challange assumptions and lead to discussion. Obviously the “published” threads would have to be selected for continuity ….. but…..just thinking (commenting) out-loud.

            • Don,

              I understand Utah’s writing, and even some of Texas’s, but you either see something in my musings that I miss, or I’m doing better than I’d dared to believe.

              thanks :*)

              • Untrue….the recent post on Herr Hitler…..Ur posts describing Natural Law and Jeffersonian Liberalsim…..all would be excellent to educate and stimulate discussions……a Kindle Edition of these with Utah and Texas with a Link to RNL would be great for the College crowd.

                Simply put….You are high-lighting the Founders Principles and outlining with recent events the depth of the straying from the path…..both from Natural Law and from the Constitution…..the subtext is our moral failure.

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