To understand the young Hitler and Nazism as well, you have to study the source of Adolf's anti-semitism and the origin of the "Aryan" theology. Hitler, and those who rose to the top of the nazi heirarchy were followers of the Thule Society and similar mystical cults. Nazism was really a religion, with specific theological teachings. It was not just about "white" purism, it was an attempt to revive what Hitler and the others believed to be an ancient race with god-like powers, the Aryans. It was pure occultism, and the weirdest of the weird. All non-aryan peoples (that meant most whites, too), were a genetic threat to the re-emergence of ancient Aryan man, but the Jews especially presented a genetic problem because they carried the poison of their mono-theistic God in their blood. Hitler said this in numerous speeches. The occultic beliefs and teachings of the SS, the vanguard from which the Aryan would one day supposedly re-emerge, were especially bizarre, and completely religious in their nature. Amazing how history avoids this aspect of Hitler and nazism, choosing instead to merely pass it off as organized racism. It was much, much more than that. Hitler's early occultism was the most important factor in his pyschological makeup, and that of the other nazi leaders as well. I'm sure his frustration as an unsuccessful artist had an effect on him, but it was minor compared to other things.
posted on 12/28/2002 7:11:05 PM PST
bump ..... interesting
How does one take oneself so seriously?
Why would I want to be a God?
What a load.
Too bad they didn't have a chill pill.
posted on 12/28/2002 7:25:35 PM PST
The Thule society as well as some other roots of Nazism such as Neitzche (sp?) heavily favored and promoted homosexuality and the followers of these included many homosexuals. It is well known that the SA and SS officers were notorious pederasts.
An interesting sub-note - Traditional Chinese Taoism as well as Ayurvedic medical science (the traditional medical science of India) both regard homosexual behavior as mentally and psychologically damaging. Such behaviors are considered to promote psychosis and violence. Connections between homosexuality and aggression and violence are rampant.
If the young Hitler's would be instructors at Vienna's High Arts Academy had realized his talents lay in being a gifted architect, history might have taken a turn for the better. As an artist Hitler is completely unimpressive, but as a potential architect he had a skill in drawing buildings second to none. The only question is whether he would have pursued such a career is a question lost to history.
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