Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mein Kampf

Chapter 10 Part 1

Syphilis and the Arts

By Richard E. Noble

“...Syphilis began to spread more and more, especially in the great cities, while tuberculosis was steadily reaping its harvest of death almost throughout the entire country...”
A footnote attempts to explain this remark;
“...the essential point is that Syphilis and ‘Rassenschande’ (i.e. cohabitation between German and a person of impure blood) are placed on the same level...”
Even more interesting to note is that the Germans even have a word in their language, a derogatory term, relating to intermarriage with a Jew. I think that the notion that Hitler ‘mesmerized’ the German population and led them to act against their natural conscience and Will must be dismissed.
“...In all cases which involve the fulfillment of apparently impossible demands or tasks, the entire attention of a people has to be united uniformly on this one question in such a manner as though indeed its existence or non-existence depends upon its solution. Only thus will one make a people willing and able to undertake truly great achievements and efforts...”
In order to understand or be in agreement with this passage, one must initially believe that there is such a thing as ‘truly great achievements and efforts’. This again can only be understood from the vantage of the over estimated, self indulgence of the inflated human ego. Can anyone truly look at the history of this human race and deem any effort on the part of any individual or nation as ‘truly great’. Or do we not appear as more or less a struggling bunch of ants or apes securing position, through cunning, ingenuity, and most prominently, violence.
The only truly great act that I could see for the human race would be to find a way to live in peace, with respect for one another, and find the means and methods of providing for the population of ‘our kind’ on this planet. Even to find another planet to populate if only for the purpose of the expansion of our basic cruelties and our destructive inclinations, could only be termed sad.
If the human race is to continue along on this see-saw of self destruction abuse and debasement, then it might be better, for the sake of the Universe and its other inhabitants, if it were to simply ‘fade away’ like General MacArthur’s old soldier, into the final peace of extinction, and leave the Universe to God and other simple beasts.
The remainder of this chapter deals with some of the contemporary social problems facing Hitler’s Germany in those years between the Wars. We are now going to delve into the world of art, music, prostitution, physical fitness, venereal disease, and the plague of the day, syphilis, (the Aides epidemic of the time), and how they are all related to the Jew in German society.
Wow! This is a trip isn’t it? But, as you will find, the problems are applicable to our day, and his horrid answers are as much a part of our current day philosophy as they were to Adolf’s. The battle wages on.
“...The great masses of the people, anyhow, can never see the whole way before them without getting tired and without despairing of the task...”
Adolf, once again we see as the ultimate Ego, Prophet, and Leader. Somewhere along the line here, Adolf went from a dutiful, obedient Corporal to a commanding General. Something blew him up entirely beyond reasonable proportion.
From what we have read so far, I trace it back to his first public speaking experience. This experience exhilarated him. He was obviously ‘stage struck’. It is also very clear that Adolf has a flare for the dramatic. He considers himself an artist. He is very concerned with image, and places it even above the ‘truth’. He is clearly an aspiring actor. He is playing the part of Leader, Orator, Great General, and brave War Hero. And it is more than clear that he sees himself as some sort of Religious Prophet.
He professes the Religion of Reality, based on the cruel truth of nature. And his observations are factual as far as I can see. His conclusion with regards to God and what type of Creature He must be are the problem.
He basically sees God as the embodiment of what most of us would consider as evil. He then goes on to justify the evil of this cruel God with a ‘plan’. His moral is much like that of Johnny Cash in his song, ‘A Boy Named Sue’.
This song tells the story of a boy who goes through life with the name Sue. A girl’s name given to him by what he considers a sinister father - a father who he doesn’t know and has never seen. Finally the young boy is confronted by the sinister father in a barroom. They have a bitter fight. But amidst ‘the blood, the guts, and the beer’ the boy discovers the true intent of the Father. The Father named him Sue, to make him ‘tough’. He knew that the world was a severe place, and that getting along with other human beings was a challenge in dominance and brutality. So, he named the boy Sue.
He knew that as a boy named Sue, he would be forced to fight, and being forced to fight his whole life through, would in turn make him ‘tough’; tough enough to endure the pressures of his struggle for survival in this cruel, cruel world.
Adolf is a boy named Sue, forced to fight his whole life through. But the morality of the constant fighting amidst ‘the blood, the guts, and the beer,’ is totally accepted without question and in the end we will all find out that God has a reason for being cruel.
His reason is?
To make a racially pure, perfect human species; a species who will eventually go on to rule over his Dominion...The planet Earth.
We are dealing here with the age old philosophical problem. We are trying to justify the evil of our existence with an ‘all good’ God. Adolf gives his ‘Boy Named Sue’ justification, and all religions and faiths have their similar version of the Johnny Cash parable.
As far as I can see there is no reasonable, sensible justification of evil. I must here agree with Bertrand Russell’s assessment. If the world contains legitimate irreconcilable ‘evil’, then evil must be a part of God. Since it is impossible for ‘evil’ to exist within a concept defined as ‘all good’ or infinitely good, the concept of ‘God’ must be faulty. Bertrand Russell’s conclusion was that rather than believe that the universe was created by an ‘evil’ source, he would much rather not believe in the notion or concept of God.
Albert Einstein believed in what he termed a ‘Cosmic God’. This Cosmic God was bound by the principles of science and nature, and could not act otherwise. God had no need to justify Himself or ‘evil’, or provide a reason for our or anything’s existence. These questions are all a puzzle, and will only be discovered when we understand fully all of the workings of the Universe. Albert is basically saying that he believes that there is a God, a Creator of the Universe. This God speaks to us through nature, and the natural phenomenon. We discover Him by studying the nature of the Universe. As far as justifying the ‘evil’ of the world, He had no answer, but he had Faith that as our knowledge increased, an answer would be found.
So Albert was, despite public accusations to the contrary by all the religious groups of his day, a ‘believer’; a man of Faith.
Adolf is also a man of faith, and the basic tenets of his religion are much the same as all religions. All Religions recognize evil in one shape or form or another. They differ primarily in how they attempt to justify this ‘evil’ with their concept of ‘God’. Some go so far as to claim that there is no ‘evil’, and that in truth evil is merely a ‘shade’ of good. This is interesting, but totally indefensible logically, as far as I can determine.
Adolf and Albert established their faith on the same fundamental principle, that God can be observed and studied through His Agent, Mother Nature. Albert saw Mother Nature much the same as Tom Paine and other Deists. She is the Genius of the Cosmos to whom God has turned over the Universe. She reveals Herself through her Miracles; miracles that can be understood through the microscope of the scientific method, and logical thinking.
Albert seems to have been at peace with Nature, and felt unthreatened by death. When asked on his death bed if he feared dying he responded in the negative, and further instructed his questioner to look out the window and observe nature in order to find the reason for his assurance. Albert found a peace in the wonder of nature, as did Tom Paine and the Deists, and as do most who profess belief in conventional religions.
Adolf clearly did not find peace in observing the antics of Mother Nature. He discovered Her to be an unremorseful killer, but yet a Killer with a cause; a cause which Adolf considered rational, purposeful, and reasonable. God had created ‘evil’, but for a ‘good’ cause. To pursue this evil, but in the name of a ‘good’ cause is to be God-like, or to act in the manner of God.
Certainly a case could be made to place Adolf among the greatest of deranged serial killers who has ever lived, but our history books are full with similar deranged people; Attila, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and the list goes on. Unfortunately we who consider ourselves as Civilized must deal with these people, and challenge their principles or the world will forever be in the hands of the Destroyers, and not the Creators.
But Adolf did not act alone, or in secret. He had a huge army of followers, a rationale, and a philosophy. God is cruel, but He has a purpose. His purpose is to establish perfection of the Human species through a process of evolution. Evolution of the human species involves the killing off of the diseased, sick, weak and imperfect by the natural methods of disease, famine, and war. War is a natural weapon of the Sublime Creator. Many are chosen, but few accept His call to be a leader in His army, and pursue His Goal. Only the greatest men throughout History have accepted His challenge, and pursued His Goals. Adolf was on a religious mission, inspired by his Faith in God.