Our Canadian correspondent Rembrandt Clancy returns with a reminder (not necessary for most of our regular readers) that National Socialism was a left-wing ideology.
For his report he has translated and subtitled a video, and includes descriptive excerpts from Politically Incorrect (PI) which announce the resurrection of the famous White Rose resistance movement of 1942-43.
Video: The White Rose (Weiße Rose) Resurrected
Marc Doll — “National Socialism, a Movement of the Left”
by Rembrandt Clancy
The following video and excerpts are from Politically Incorrect . They announce the resurrection of the new White Rose exactly on 20 July, “…the 68th anniversary of the Stauffenberg assassination attempt on Hitler”.
The contributors, Mark Doll and Michael Stürzenberger, are both members of Die Freiheit, a civil liberties party (Bürgerrechtspartei) in Germany which advocates direct democracy. Marc Doll, who is the speaker in the video below, is also Federal Vice Chairman and founding member of the party.
Michael Stürzenberger is also a regular staff writer for Politically Incorrect. Their description of the founding of the new White Rose is translated from the German:
“The White rose, as is well known, was a resistance movement in the Third Reich. From 1942, at the risk of death, it stood for a free, and what most people do not know, a patriotic Germany. Unfortunately, these courageous people would have been necessary at least ten years earlier in order to awaken the citizens and avoid a catastrophe. But this mistake ought not to occur again.”
(Von Marc Doll & Michael Stürzenberger)
“For under the cloak of anti-fascism the thought structures and behaviours [of the Third Reich] are openly revealed again today. What earlier was the brown SA, is today the black Block. They practiced, and practice once again violence against anyone who is categorised by them as a political opponent. They strove, and strive again to eliminate the free-democratic, fundamental order so as to replace it with a socialist dictatorship. They disseminate open terror against their fellow man and their country.
Ignored almost completely or even trivialised by the media, courted by some politicians and supported by the state with taxes in order to proceed against dissidents, left-wing extremists constitute at the state-level today one of the major dangers for democracy and the constitutional state. At the individual level they are the major criminal elements opposed to freedom of speech and bodily integrity. It is no wonder that in the current report on the defence of the constitution (Verfassungsschutzbericht), next to the warning against the Salafists, an increase in violent acts by left-wing extremists of over 25% is registered.”
In evidence for this last statistic Doll and Stürzenberger provide a link to Welt Online which provides a summary of the above-mentioned official report, the relevant part of which reads as follows:
“In the Left spectrum there were 8687 criminal acts (last year 6898), an increase of 25.9%. In spite of these numbers Friedrich [the CDU Interior Minister] sees in radical Islam the greatest danger for domestic security — and the greatest challenge for the future head of the Domestic Intelligence Agency (Verfassungsschutzchef), Hans-Georg Maaßen.”
On 22 February 1943 Sophie Scholl was beheaded by the National Socialists after she had first been condemned to death by the former Communist and Bolshevist Commissar, Judge Roland Freisler, in an unlawful, summary trial. Her best friend at the time was Susanne Zeller who managed to deceive Freisler, whereby she luckily escaped, leniently, with five months’ imprisonment.”
“Together with eight patriotic activists, on 7 July in Stuttgart Susanne Zeller-Hirzel reactivated the White Rose. She appealed to all democratic citizens of Germany to join in resistance against the new Fascism and its political supporters. You will learn more about the structure and the modus operandi of the White Rose in the coming days.
The new White Rose conveys two principal messages:
1. National Socialism was a left-wing movement. 2. The Nazis are back again, they call themselves ‘Antifa’ [Antifascists].
The commonalities are not to be denied: different opinions are today, as formerly, mercilessly suppressed and on the streets they are frequently combated through the use of violence. Formerly it was the SA-goon squads, today it is the black-masked, autonomist “anti”-Fascist bands, which throw stones and Molotov cocktails, burn cars, destroy shop windows and threaten those who think differently.
Marc Doll, who initiated the reactivation of the White Rose, had to gather distressing experiences in Berlin with these left-extreme groups. They attached inflammatory posters in front of his house, called for his murder and libelled him in the utmost vile manner.
Leftist terror against opinion also runs throughout the media, for there too in many ways, bodies of conservative citizens are defamed as “extremists.” By means of character assassination, the professional existence of people who are critical has to be destroyed. The sniffing out of people’s convictions makes its presence felt once more in Germany as it did with the National Socialists in the Third Reich and the International Socialists in the German Democratic Republic. Views opposing those of the leftist mainstream are criminalized. Citizens with unwelcome opinions are thrown out of public meetings using the invocation of “householder’s rights” and even with deployment of the police, as happened recently in the Munich DGB-Haus”.
“Marc Doll speaks in this video to the motives for the resistance of the new White Rose: The 1968ers generation, who now sit in many focal points of power in Germany, have been carrying out successfully the march through the institutions. The resistance against the left movement will be supported by the White Rose. It is an honour for us, together with Susanne Zeller-Hirzel in this famous movement, to conduct a new and important battle.
Susanne, with her courage, her determination and her will, is a model. Many people can take a leaf from her book, for she has also recognized that a great deal is wrong in Germany, and now countermeasures have to be taken.”
The New English Review provides an interesting interview with Susanne Zeller-Hirzel translated into English from the German. In it she comments on the similarity and differences between the Nazi period and today. She also remarks on Islamisation, how university professors in the Nazi period compare with the Multiculturalists in the universities today, and what factors, such as “general indifference to religious matters” make it so difficult for the population to awaken to the current danger.
On the question that National Socialism as a movement of the Left, others besides Doll have made the same argument. More specifically, Doll mentions in the video that Goebbels named Hitler the “better Lenin” (den besseren Lenin). There is a very small article buried in the New York Times of 1925 which reports that Goebbels made just such a claim, and also said that the difference between National Socialism and Communism was slight. The article also allows a glimpse into the tendency to “faction war” characteristic of Socialism. Here is the text of that article:
New York Times, November 28, 1925, p.4.:
Hitlerite Riot in Berlin
Beer Glasses Fly when Speaker compares Hitler with Lenin
Copyright. 1925 by The New York Times Company.
By Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES
BERLIN. Nov. 27. — The National Socialist-Labor Party, of which Adolf Hitler is a patron and father, persists in believing Lenin and Hitler can be compared or contrasted in a party meeting. Two weeks ago an attempted discussion of this subject led to one death, sixty injuries and $5,000 damages to beer glasses, tables, chairs, windows and chandeliers in Chemnitz. Last night, Dr. Göbells tried the experiment in Berlin and only police intervention prevented a repetition of the Chemnitz affair.
On the speaker’s assertion that Lenin was the greatest man, second only to Hitler, and that the difference between communism and the Hitler faith was very slight, a faction war opened with whizzing beer glasses. When this sort of ammunition was exhausted a free fight in which fists and knives played important roles was indulged in. Later a gang marched to the offices of the socialist paper Vorwärts and smashed plate-glass windows. Police made nineteen arrests [emphasis not in the original].
Readers can find the original copy of this article fully displayed in the first excerpt of “The Soviet Story”. The remaining content of that video is germane to this content as well.