Skip to comments.The Green Nazis
Posted on 04/22/2011 7:10:43 AM PDT by Scanian
One of the most intriguing facts of the Nazi Party membership rolls is how many of its adherents belonged to what today would be considered the green movement. Even many greens' who were not Nazi Party members, like Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003), the infamous propaganda filmmaker for the Third Reich, became caught up in the new movement. Nazi biologist Walther Schoenichen asserted that National Socialism was the political fulfillment of more 100 years of German Romanticism. With its strong emphasis upon celebrating the authenticity of the German folk people (das volk) indigenously rooted in the natural landscape of their homeland in great contrast to the liberalism of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, German Romanticism is one of the great foundational pillars of modern environmentalism. While in hindsight, some environmental historians may debate over how green the Nazis were in actual practice, the National Socialist aspirations for a greener Germany cannot be denied.
In the 1920's Leni Riefenstahl was a tomboy movie star who played in popular German mountain films. She starred in such silent, snowy movies as The Holy Mountain in 1926 and The White Hell of Pitz Palu in 1928, not to mention SOS Iceberg in 1933. Weimar Germany was captivated by these realistic nature movies. From his memoirs, Albert Speer recalled that many of his German compatriots sought what he described "a close contact with nature." He went on to say that their love affair with the great outdoors "was not merely a romantic protest against the narrowness of middle-class life. We were also escaping from the demands of a world growing increasingly complicated." It was in fact a world which they largely disdained, full of varied responsibilities and demands of them which they would rather not do.
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On the History channel show “3rd Reich, The Rise” there was a letter from a young SS officer in France who wrote home about the filth of France and how he missed the cleanliness and green forests of Germany.
Ironic that the most polluted industrialized nations where/are communist.
Yup. Our marxist minions support their cause in the name of human rights and environment but those are always the first to suffer in their utopia.
Gotta love it... LOL
He must have ridden the Metro.