Nordicism, that’s that “Nazi thing” right? Not quite, despite its popular association.
“Nordic” and “Germanic” pride was certainly something that Hitler and the NSDAP used in their early political rhetoric in order to secure power in a chaotic democratic country on the brink of collapse. This has been reported ad nauseum, however what’s more interesting and what’s missing from the mainstream historiography is the stunning difference in policy once in government and even more so once at war. Even the term “Nordic” was seen differently by the head National Socialist ideologue than has been commonly portrayed:
“…the Nordic race, to which the northern French, Germans and Slavs belong.” ~Alfred Rosenberg, Myth of the XX Century
“Nordic” was a common kernel around which Northern Europe could unite, a much more profound reason that merely a “common market” that both Capitalism and Communism tried to organize one way or another. It was also acknowledge that other in other parts of the world other people also had corresponding shared “kernels” which they could recognize and thus have a deeply rooted basis to end local ethnic strife that so common to materialist and tribalist worldviews.
For many soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, their first extensive experiences with foreigners were during combat. Surely, beforehand most of these young men had heard the common stereotypes that were commonplace amongst Europeans back then (and many remain so to this day), yet these stereotypes were smashed, not reinforced, by these dramatic events.
“Under close scrutiny, the division into races according to the color of skin turns out to be quite the crudest and most obvious method, since there are noticeably inheritable characteristic racial differences among people of identically colored skins.” ~Alfred Rosenberg
This is not to say that racists didn’t exist within the III Reich or even in the NSDAP. Attitudes, as a whole, were different back in the 1930s and 1940s, yet despite these attitudes being present in Germany, once must concede that other attitudes were also present and it was these highly under-reported aspects of the legendary Wehrmacht and Waffen SS military machine that formed an army like no other at the time – an army that contained large formations which looked like this:
“You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are
not entitled to your own facts.” ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan
DID YOUR TEACHERS
TELL YOU ABOUT
ALL OF THIS?
It is very interesting that neo-Nazis, traditionalist conservatives, and progressive liberals are essentially in agreement about what “the Nazis” were, and these groups only differ in their liking or disliking of these popularly propagated views. Conservatives, Liberals, Traditionalists, Progressives, the full swatch of them… even present day Nordicists, they’re ALL wrong on this matter. They have bought the propaganda & court history of the victorious Allied/Soviet powers hook, line, and sinker.
“He [Hitler] also said, ‘…The third point is that a person must be racially flawless. Let him be Germanic, or Roman, or Chinese, or a Jew, or an Indian, or a Negro, and so on. I respect all equally. We can work with and count on all of them. Each has his established traits. Depending on what one is looking for, this one or that one is to be preferred for the job in question'” ~Otto Wagener, Hitler – Memoirs of a Confidant
“…The Negroes… were granted [liberties] only in exceptional cases, when they had made themselves deserving through especially outstanding achievements for the Empire… I have a similar institution in mind for Germany.” ~Otto Wagener, Hitler – Memoirs of a Confidant
“According to [Meister] Eckehart the noble soul of a man turned toward the eternal is the representative of god upon earth, not the church, bishop or pope. No one here on earth possesses the right to bind or release me—even less the right to do this as god’s representative. These words which every devout man of the Aryan family of peoples could proclaim as his own creed are naturally born of a completely different substance than the medicine man philosophy which Rome has fabricated for its own use, and whose dogmas all follow only the one aim of making mankind dependent on the Roman priest caste and to root out any nobility of soul.”
—————————————-~Alfred Rosenberg, Myth of the XX Century
When it comes to revising research about the National Socialist movement, pointing out the serious flaws and even outright ridiculing the absurd and morbid exaggerations of the Holocaust Narrative is important. Note that these were started by the Marxists well before Hitler even came to power. Hitler recalls his days of activism:
“Adopting the typically Marxist and Jewish method of spreading falsehoods, leaflets were distributed by hand on the streets, bearing the caption: ‘Comrades and Comradesses of the International Proletariat.’ These leaflets were meant to arouse the wrath of the populace. Twisting the facts completely around, they declared that our ‘bands of assassins’ had commenced ‘a war of extermination against the peaceful workers of Coburg.’”
However, what is actually more important is pointing out that Hitler and NSDAP were ahead of their time in terms of ideas on race and that they were definitely NOT the precursors of white supremacists today, since it accurately demolishes the false racist foundation upon which the Allied and Soviet powers placed Hitler and his movement. As stated, Germanic and Nordic qualities, being the main ethnic and cultural elements in 1930s Germany, were exalted, however these were not considered to be the only quality elements within the Reich. The fact that the contemporary establishment pushes this repeatedly is an example of the “Big Lie.”
The BIG LIE, despite being attributed to Hitler, was used against Hitler, though he did point it out in Mein Kampf and clearly, as the whole quote indicates, he meant it as a criticism of the Marxist disinformation campaigns in immediate post-WWI Germany.
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large- scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.” ~Mein Kampf, pg 190
“What really happens in history is less important than what people believe to have happened.” ~Norman Davies
Ethnic Nationalism is the Bolshevization and Barbarization of National Socialism, which stood for much higher ideals, such as race and human quality. It meant this to be for its country of origin and for all others as well, hence the wide range of Axis members during World War 2. The soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, as well as their leaders, were profoundly changed by their wartime experiences with foreign volunteers who fought for the German-led cause with valor and honor. National Socialism wasn’t (and still isn’t) merely a political ideology or social structure. It’s a worldview – Weltanschauung – and an idealistic one. For this reason, the honorable contributions of non-Germans were greatly respected and National Socialism was prepared to adapt itself to this new reality. After all, how can a militarist regime not hold military contributions in high esteem?
“A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is
a judgment based upon it.” ~Bertrand Russell
It’s time to stop hallucinating and face the facts. A good place to start, aside from the texts linked to above, would be two NSDAP sponsored films, which (surprise, surprise) do not focus on Nordicism at all: Olympia Part I & Part II.
National Socialism and Nazism
National Socialism & Race by A. James Gregor
Adolf Hitler’s Armed Forces: A Triumph for Diversity? &
Black Nazis II! Ethnic Minorities & Foreigners in Hitler’s Armed Forces: An Unbiased History by Veronica Clark