Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hitler's Messiah Complex

Jean E. Rosenfeld of Los Angeles in 'Messiah complex' not unique to Hitler: iLIVE - Times LIVE:
As a social scientist of religion and violence who teaches about National Socialism as an example of progressive revolutionary millennialism, I noticed that as early as the 1934 Nuremberg congress of the Nazi Party and in Leni Riefenstahl’s film about it, Triumph of the Will, Hitler portrays/ stages himself and Riefenstahl displays him in her film as a religious leader and avatar (god descending from heaven to earth to save mankind). 
This is 'messiah/saviour' behaviour expressed in symbolic expression 
 The UK Daily Mail recently reported about how Hitler's messiah complex grew as defeat loomed:
A secret intelligence report that has lain unread since World War Two tells how Hitler showed signs of a 'messiah complex' and grew more and more paranoid as defeat loomed.The document was drawn up for British secret services in April 1942, just a few months before the Nazis embarked on the Final Solution, and identifies how the leader increasingly turned to 'Jew-phobia'. 
Written just as the conflict was starting to turn against Hitler, it shows British analysts had noticed developing paranoia in his speechmaking and a preoccupation with what he called 'the Jewish poison'. 
The document was found among a collection of papers belonging to the family of Mark Abrams, a social scientist who worked with the BBC’s overseas propaganda analysis unit and the psychological warfare board during the war.

Net Abbey Online Catholic information

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s chief propagandist, said in a broadcast on 19 April 1936, that "Germany has been transformed into a great house of the Lord where the Fuhrer as our mediator stands before the throne of God."

"Spiritual" sentiments of this kind were echoed time and again during Hitler’s glory years. Another powerful voice in the Nazi party, Dr. Robert Ley, proclaimed that "We believe on this earth in Adolf Hitler alone! We believe in National Socialism as the creed which is the sole source of grace!"
Where did such ridiculous rant come from? What strange brain concocted these weird myths about the paranoid dictator with the toothbrush mustache? 
Of course it was Hitler himself who ordered that he be presented as a deified messiah. 
Before coming to power in January of 1933, Hitler wrote about his reaction to Berlin on his first visit there: "The luxury, the perversion, the iniquity, the wanton display, and the Jewish materialism [of Berlin’s commercial district] disgusted me so thoroughly that I was almost beside myself," Hitler recalled. "I nearly imagined myself to be Jesus Christ when he came to his Father’s temple and found it full of money-changers. I can well imagine how he felt when he seized a whip and scourged them out." 
When Hitler compared himself to Jesus, he was proclaiming his own divinity. Knowing as we do that Hitler’s ambitions were eventually blown to smithereens, it’s hard for us to realize how many Germans considered him a supernatural being. 
But it is true. Millions of German households actually erected shrines that featured a photograph of what they thought of as their dictator’s divine countenance. They said prayers in his behalf — even directed prayers to him — throughout the day. 
In the eyes of his people, Hitler had rescued them from the humiliations of their defeat in World War I. Better still, he was going to lead all Germans into a future of unrivaled glory. 
Freed at last from the dreadful fears that military and economic catastrophe had aroused in them, Germans envisioned Hitler as a truly magical figure of majestic wisdom and power. They saw him as an irresistible force, and they surrendered their whole hearts to him. He hypnotized Germans into worshipping him, successfully presenting himself as a savior and even as God himself.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nazi National Anthems

Nazis gave great importance to militant songs. The Horst-Wessel-Lied (Horst Wessel Song), also known as Die Fahne hoch ("The Flag On High") from its opening line, is the prime example. This was the anthem of the Nazi Party from 1930 to 1945. From 1933 to 1945 the Nazis made it a co-national anthem of Germany, along with the first stanza of the Deutschlandlied.

Here are the lyrics in English translation:
The flag on high! The ranks tightly closed!
The SA march with quiet, steady step.
Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries
March in spirit within our ranks.
Clear the streets for the brown battalions,
Clear the streets for the stormtrooper!
Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope,
The day of freedom and of bread dawns!
For the last time, the call to arms is sounded!
For the fight, we all stand prepared!
Soon Hitler's banners will fly over all streets.
The time of bondage will last but a little while now!
The flag on high! The ranks tightly closed!
The SA march with quiet, steady step.
Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries
March in spirit within our ranks.

Wikipedia reports
The lyrics were written in 1929 by Horst Wessel, commander of the SA in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin. Wessel was murdered by Albert Hoehter, a Communist party member, in February 1930, and Joseph Goebbels made him a martyr of the Nazi movement. The song was first performed at Wessel's funeral, and was thereafter extensively used at party functions as well as being sung by the SA during street parades. 
When Adolf Hitler became chancellor three years later, the Horst-Wessel-Lied was recognised as a national symbol by a law on May 19, 1933. The following year a regulation required the right arm raised in a "Hitler salute" when the (identical) first and fourth verses were sung.
 Nazi leaders can be seen singing the Horst-Wessel Lied at 
the finale of Leni Riefenstahl's 1935 film Triumph of the Will
With the end of the Nazi regime in May 1945, the Horst-Wessel-Lied was banned, and the lyrics and tune are now illegal in Germany and Austria except for educational purposes. In early 2011, this resulted in an investigation against Amazon and Apple for selling the song to German users.[2]
"Deutschland, Deutschland über alles" (literally, "Germany, Germany above all") is Germany's national anthem, but this has never been its title. Wikipedia shares the following:

German lyricsApproximate English translation
First stanza
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält.
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt,
 |: Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
  Über alles in der Welt! :|
Germany, Germany above everything,
Above everything in the world,
When, for protection and defence, it always
takes a brotherly stand together.
From the Meuse to the Memel,
From the Adige to the Belt,
 |: Germany, Germany above everything,
  Above everything in the world! :|
Second stanza
Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang
Sollen in der Welt behalten
Ihren alten schönen Klang,
Uns zu edler Tat begeistern
Unser ganzes Leben lang.
 |: Deutsche Frauen, deutsche Treue,
  Deutscher Wein und deutscher Sang! :|
German women, German loyalty,
German wine and German song
Shall retain in the world
Their old beautiful chime
And inspire us to noble deeds
During all of our life.
 |: German women, German loyalty,
  German wine and German song! :|
Third stanza
(Germany's current National Anthem)
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Für das deutsche Vaterland!
Danach lasst uns alle streben
Brüderlich mit Herz und Hand!
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
Sind des Glückes Unterpfand;
 |: Blüh' im Glanze dieses Glückes,
  Blühe, deutsches Vaterland! :|
Unity and justice and freedom
For the German fatherland!
For these let us all strive
Brotherly with heart and hand!
Unity and justice and freedom
Are the pledge of fortune;
 |: Flourish in this fortune's blessing,
  Flourish, German fatherland! :|

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nazi Eugenics, Cloning and Dr. Josef Mengele

Whatever happened to Nazi attempts to clone more Nazis? Dr. Josef Mengele had the task of discovering how twins occur in order to increase the number of new Nazi children. The 1978 British-American thriller film, The Boys from Brazil, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, provides a fictional answer to questions about Nazi success in that area. According to the film Mengele escaped to Brazil and there continued his attempts to clone Nazi children for the Master Race and even to clone Adolf Hitler himself.

Gregory Peck as Josef Mengele

The award winning film stars Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier and features James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen and Steve Guttenberg in supporting roles. The screenplay by Heywood Gould is based on the novel The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin. It was produced through Sir Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was nominated for three Academy Awards.
Young, well-intentioned Barry Kohler (Steve Guttenberg) stumbles upon a secret organization of Third Reich war criminals holding clandestine meetings in Paraguay and realises that Dr Josef Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz doctor, is among their number. He phones Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier), an aging Nazi hunter living in Austria, with this information. A highly skeptical Lieberman tries to brush Kohler's claims aside, telling him that it is a long-established fact that Mengele is still alive. Having learned when and where the next meeting to include Mengele is scheduled to occur, Kohler records part of it using a hidden microphone, but is discovered and killed while making another phone call to Lieberman. 
Aware that something is amiss, Lieberman follows Kohler's leads and begins travelling throughout Europe and North America to investigate the suspicious deaths of a number of middle-aged civil servants. He meets several of their widows and is amazed to find an uncanny resemblance in their adopted, black-haired, blue-eyed sons. It is also made clear throughout the film that, at the time of their deaths, all the civil servants were aged around 65 and had a cold, domineering, and abusive demeanor towards their adopted boys, whereas their wives were aged around 42 and doted on the sons.
So the plot thickens. Have the Nazis, led by Mengele, indeed developed a way to clone new Nazi children? And how will their secret organization be thwarted?

Dr. Mengele, known as the Butcher of Auschwitz, murdered hundreds of children and women during his experiments on twins. The book Children of the Flames, by Lucette Matalon Lagnado and Shiela Cohn Dekel, chronicles Mengele's medical experimental activities on approximately 1,500 pairs of twins who passed through the Auschwitz death camp during World War II until its liberation at the end of the war. By the 1980s only 100 sets of these twins could be found.

Argentine historian Jorge Camarasa speculated in his 2008 biography that Dr. Mengele, under the alias Rudolph Weiss, continued his human experimentation in South America. Following is an English translation of part of Amazon's Spanish description of Camarasa's book.
The Angel of Death came to Buenos Aires on June 20, 1949. The political alliances with the governments of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil offered Nazis peaceful opportunities to continue seeking answers to their concerns. Mengele even founded his own laboratory, Fadro Farm. In about 1963 Mengele was seen in Brazil, specifically in Cândido Godói. A welcome sign in that city now reads: Land of Twins. Strangely, during the years of Mengele's residence there, an inexplicable process began, a process that to this day produces some eye-popping statistics: while the birth rate of twins anywhere in the world is 5%, in Cândido Godói, it is 20%. An experiment by Mengele? It's possible. A biological phenomenon that the doctor wanted to see with his own eyes? It is also possible.   
Camarasa's theory was rejected by Brazilian scientists who had studied twins living in the area; they suggested genetic factors within that community as a more likely explanation.

All of the above was part of Nazi Germany's central program of eugenics, the racially-based social policies that sought the improvement of the Aryan race. Humans targeted were identified as life unworthy of life (Leben unwertes Leben). Those included, but were not limited to, criminals, degenerate, dissidents, feeble-minded, homosexual, idle, insane and weak. All were to be eliminated from the chain of heredity. More than 400,000 people were sterilized against their will. 70,000 were killed under Action T4, an "euthanasia" program.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Nazi Rocket Technology Boosted US Space Program

Influence of Nazi rocket Technology on US space exploration:
After the Nazi defeat in WWII, the knowledge gained was spirited to the US under the CIA's Operation Paperclip via the Vatican “Rat-line” that gave the US space program and war department its shot in the arm.
More information about how the Vatican shielded Nazi war criminals and allowed them to escape from Europe to Central America can be found in my blog "Vatican Ratlines for Nazis After WW II."  Nazis escaped to safe havens throughout South America.

Operation Paperclip was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath ofWorld War II (1939–45).
It was conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency(JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Soviet–American Cold War (1945–91); one purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific knowledge and expertise to the USSR[1] and the UK[2] and to (divided) Germany itself.
Although the JIOA's recruitment of German scientists began after the European Allied victory (8 May 1945), US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman's order expressly excluded anyone found "to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism." However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment, among them rocket scientists Wernher von Braun and Arthur Rudolph, and the physician Hubertus Strughold, each earlier classified as a "menace to the security of the Allied Forces".
To circumvent President Truman's anti-Nazi order, and the Allied Potsdam and Yalta agreements, the JIOA worked independently to create false employment and political biographies for the scientists. The JIOA also expunged from the public record the scientists' Nazi Party memberships and régime affiliations. Once "bleached" of their Nazism, the US government granted the scientists security clearance to work in the United States. Paperclip, the project's operational name, derived from the paperclips used to attach the scientists' new political personae to their "US Government Scientist" JIOA personnel files.[3]
Wernher von Braun (1912–1977) was one of the most important German rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s. . . As a means of furthering his desire to build large and capable rockets, in 1932 he went to work for the German army at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast to develop ballistic missiles. While engaged in this work, von Braun received a Ph.D. in physics on July 27, 1934. . . Before the Allied capture of the V–2 rocket complex, von Braun engineered the surrender of 500 of his top rocket scientists, along with plans and test vehicles, to the Americans. For fifteen years after World War II, von Braun worked with the U.S. Army in the development of ballistic missiles. . . Von Braun also became one of the most prominent spokesmen of space exploration in the United States during the 1950s. In 1970, NASA leadership asked von Braun to move to Washington, D.C., to head up the strategic planning effort for the agency. He left his home in Huntsville, Ala., but in 1972 he decided to retire from NASA and work for Fairchild Industries of Germantown, Md. He died in Alexandria, Va., on June 16, 1977.

You may learn more details about this remarkable story by reading Craig Nelson's book, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon. The space program was launched using the knowledge of rockets available at the end of World War II and former Third Reich scientists working in both American and Soviet programs.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reflections on Adolph Hitler’s Form Of Socialism

Was Nazism a form of socialism? 
Private investigator PAUL HUEBL  recently summarized the rise of Adolph Hitler in his blog: CRIME, GUNS, AND VIDEOTAPE: Adolph Hitler’s Remarkable Success Can’t be Ignored:

He concludes:
Political leaders are hazardous for our health and safety. Politicians should be reduced to being simple servants hired to make roads, infrastructure and maintain national defense. 
Study every so-called great leader in the world and you will find a total corrupt tyrant behind their phony smiles. Trading liberty for wealth or security is always dangerous and foolhardy.
In the blog: Vote For Myself, you'll find some more questions about the NAZI party.
Why was the NAZI party called the National Socialist Democratic Workers Party and why do people want Socialism?
And some answers

Answer by Sarah J
It was actually called The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, but assuming that they were socialists because they have that word in their name is kind of like saying that the Chinese are Republicans because it’s called the People’s Republic of China. It doesn’t work that way, you have to look at their politics. 
The politics of the Nazi Party were extremely far to the right, and social democrats and communists were heavily persecuted in Nazi Germany.
Answer by David Philbin July 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm
The Nazis were “national socialists”, which is nothing whatever to do with “socialism”, the economic form usually identified with the left. And they were even further from being “social democrats”. Some of the world employs various forms of “socialist democracy”, and it actually works rather well. That is completely unrelated to your central point. 
Hitler was a pure right wing reactionary. And not a single scholar disagrees. “Reactionaries” are extreme conservatives. The Nazi Party, especially once in power, followed suit precisely. 
He did, in fact (see HITLER’S SPEECHES, 1953) encourage and enact smaller CIVILIAN government, and retracted most welfare policies. In point of fact, the German National Public Health was enacted first in 1871, eighteen years before Hitler was BORN. And the Nazis did consider revoking it, but Hess in particular lobbied against this, on the eve of a new war.
It appears wise to avoid conclusions based simply upon titles. Always examine the historical facts and the deeds of those who lead.