Admired as a leader, respected for his courage, merit and mettle, loved for unwavering dedication to his people, adored like a father, he restored a people’s identity and pride and this man transformed a floundering, poor and plundered nation into a united, modern, powerful and prosperous utopia. With truth in each oration and impassioned promises fulfilled, this man earned the esteem of more people than any world leader, including his conquerors. After his death, over time the same man became the most misunderstood, demonized and hated man in all history.
April 20, 1889, a child is born to Alois and Klara Hitler. Alois was a stern father to say the least, and Klara the most beloved woman of Adolf’s life. Through to his untimely, some say alleged death on April 30, 1945, Klara’s photo was with him wherever he went. Adolf Hitler’s birth was 128 years ago April 20. His death was 72 years ago April 30. He was 56 when he died.
A boy was born, some say - to fulfill a destiny that would restore the national pride, identity and sacrament of the German Volk. Many others say many things about Adolf Hitler, including but not limited to; he was the anti-Christ of Nostradamus quatrains, second to Napoleon and preceding an eventual third; he was a fanatically racist madman that wanted to liquidate non-Germanic, non-Nordic, non-Aryan peoples; he wanted to collect Jews to imprison in so called death-camps and put six million through a handful of chimneys. Modern media has gone as far to stretch and perpetuate untruths such as; he was hopelessly addicted to drugs, he was mentally ill, he wanted to euthanize anything not blond-haired, blue-eyed and perfect among other fantastical myths. Nazi-hunting cable programs are still popular. The media’s behavior regarding The Fuhrer is reminiscent of Tupac Shakur’s successful rap career two decades after his death. Paper money is to be made from the romanticized legacy of a dead man, and no one’s name is more profitable than Adolf Hitler’s.
Most of us share curiosities on the two world wars, which can’t be told without emphasis on Adolf Hitler no matter which perception. In fact I’d say it’s more than curiosity. For a great many of us it’s an infatuation, even an obsession. I don’t think we’d be so wet with intrigue if we had a solid grasp of the history of one man’s life, and one nation’s struggle for survival. Understanding the footsteps of this one man, the plight of his people, the principle dangers of Bolshevism spreading west and the fight against it, the Marvel Comics version of a villainous Hitler entity can be wiped from the mind’s eye. It’s never too late to learn about Adolf Hitler, the man.
Biographies can be found in hundreds upon hundreds of books, movies and television programs. Many are mere reproductions and copies of prior works. Few biographies tell the story of a man who loved and respected life, a man who stood for motherhood, women’s rights, animal rights and environmental protection. He is well-known for giving the first cyanide capsule to Blondie, his German Shepherd Dog, but not for the lifetime bond and loyalty the two had to each other. Ava Braun is most often depicted as a floozy and why not…no conquered villain loved a good woman who would stand by him to the bitter end. It doesn’t work that way in the movies.
Some alternate perspectives can be found on the man and the era, but if you want to really understand on your own terms, based on indisputable facts and the real life conditions of pre and post WWI Europe and the Soviet Union, you’ve simply got to invest the time and energy yourself in order to obtain and compile the data. Slogging through the quicksand that is Russian history, you’ll discover some shocking truths about the Bolsheviks, Lenin and Stalin. You’ll find that the lesser of two evils was certainly not Stalin, and that if there was an anti-Christ it was in fact Joseph Stalin, not Adolf Hitler. You will wrestle with sad reality that the bad guys won in WWII - the Bolsheviks won. The Russians overcame what Germany fought against – the spread of Bolshevism and absorption into the Soviet Union.
The word “Hitler”, although losing its impact, has been the ultimate simile to evil in our lifetime. For most of us the phrase “concentration camp” produces imagery of mindless persecution of Jews and only Jews. The fact is, Germany was not the first, not the worst and far from the last to employ the use of concentration camps, and they weren’t Jewish camps, but labor camps for political prisoners, many of which happened to be Jewish. Conditions in a Polish camp, up until the final onslaught of the Wehrmacht were much better than in a Siberian labor camp, and these gulags continued to operate for decades after. Nobody cried about the rape and torture of German women or the genocide of German prisoners of war, meanwhile Hollywood produced drama after drama of evil Nazis killing Jews indiscriminant in so called “death camps”.
As far as the author of this article, he does not have a swastika tattoo (or any inked skin for that matter). He has never been in a gang or involved in violence as an adult. Isn’t that the type who writes about Hitler in a fashion other than the socially accepted caricature – some angry, insecure man in the pen with nothing better to do but hate something? The man who writes this article once hated Hitler. Conditioning in school and mainstream media taught me how to use his name as a punchline in conversation. The man who writes this article does not subscribe to violence, total war, genocide or anything of the likes. The author of this piece has wrestled with the fact that Hitler was not responsible for WWII, that it was not a racial or holy crusade against Jews for Germans or Hitler. These matters are rising again and it's so important that the author is willing to put his neck out for you because nothing is more fulfilling than sharing that which is pure and true. Not even the blood in our veins is purer than truth.
Was he perfect? No. Did he design or order the genocide of Jews or anyone? No. Did he aim to subjugate the world? No. Was there brutality in WWII? Yes, from all sides. But the next time you see an image of Adolf Hitler or a Swastika, the next time you hear German-spoken lines from one of his orations please think of the words in this article. Think of the Volk, consider what it meant to be German in the early 20th century, what it means to have European heritage, what Hitler and the Nazis represented and fought against, and above all what Hitler warned us of. Understand what National Socialism means in contrast to what Hollywood Nazism means. These are the early cornerstones of the great puzzle that is the world wars and Adolf Hitler, and this puzzle continues to reveal new pieces.
Should your interests be piqued at this point and you decide to follow up by researching the man, the myth and times, I suggest listening to, reading and understanding as many of Adolf Hitler’s speeches as you can start with - his own words. Mein Kampf might largely be inaccurate depending on when/who/when/how it was published. A 1930s European print of Mein Kampf would be worth my time because it was not censored and edited for the benefit of the conquering powers. Considering these times in which we live now, one particular document stands out; The Balfour Declaration, which reads;
"November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour"
And words of Hitler's that stand out to me are often these:
“Yes, Germany was back then a democracy, before us. And we’ve been plundered and squeezed dry. No.. What does democracy or authoritarian state mean for those international hyenas? They don’t care at all. They are only interested in one thing: Are you willing to be plundered? Yes or no? Are you stupid enough to keep quiet in the process? Yes or no? And, when a democracy is stupid enough not to stand up, then it is good! But when an authoritarian state declares – “You do not plunder our people any longer...” neither from the inside or outside, then that is bad. In reality, money rules in these countries. They talk about press freedom when in fact all of these newspapers have one owner and the owner is, in any case, the sponsor. This press then shapes public opinion. These political parties don’t have any differences at all, like before with us. You already know the old political parties. They were all the same. Then people must think that especially in these countries of freedom and wealth there should exist a very comfortable life for its people. But the opposite is the case. In these countries, in the so-called “democracies” the people are by no means the main focus of attention. What really matters is the existence of this group of “democracy makers”. That is the existence of a few hundred of giant capitalists who own all the factories and shares and who, ultimately, lead the people. They are not interested at all in the great mass of people. Jews! They are the only ones who can be addressed as international elements because they conduct their business everywhere. It is a small, rootless, international clique that is turning the people against each other that does not want them to have peace. They can suppress us! They can kill us, if you like! But we will not capitulate!” - Adolf Hitler
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