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Below is the third part of Max Denken’s analysis of the multiculti nightmare that is currently engulfing Europe. This installment focuses on the Gentile genocides perpetrated by Nazi Germany in Europe during the Second World War. Previously: Part 1, Part 2.
A Nightmare, Reborn
Part 3 of 4
by Max Denken
‘Migration’, German Style
On August 22, 1939, one week before Germany’s attack on Poland, Adolf Hitler gave a speech at his mountain home in Obersalzberg in which he said:
“Our strength consists in our speed and in our brutality. Genghis Khan led millions of women and children to slaughter — with premeditation and a happy heart. History sees in him solely the founder of a state. It’s a matter of indifference to me what a weak western European civilization will say about me. I have issued the command — and I’ll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad — that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formation in readiness — for the present only in the East — with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space [lebensraum] which we need. Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?”
In Mein Kampf, Hitler had clarified the lebensraum concept as follows:
“Nature knows no political frontiers. She begins by establishing life on this globe and then watches the free play of forces. Those who show the greatest courage and industry are the children nearest to her heart and they will be granted the sovereign right of existence.” After complaining about the passive and pacifist nature of the advanced nations, Hitler adds: “Nations of inferior quality succeed in getting hold of large spaces for colonization [lebensraum] all over the globe”
He surely meant to change that. Wikipedia, citing Operation Barbarossa: Ideology and Ethics against Human Dignity, by André Mineau, and Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler, by Shelley Baranowski, relays succinctly:
“It was the stated policy of the Nazis to kill, deport, or enslave the Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, and other Slavic populations, whom they considered inferior, and to repopulate the land with Germanic people. The entire urban population was to be exterminated by starvation, thus creating an agricultural surplus to feed Germany and allowing their replacement by a German upper class.”
Lebensraum — clearing “inferior” Slavs’ territory of Slavs in order for Germans to migrate there — was the key motivating factor of Germany’s aggression in World War II. Before we move on to some detail, let’s observe that in a hellish mirror image, now Merkel’s Germany and its ideological West European pals offer themselves as lebensraum for far more primitive peoples while persecuting all who dare mention that they are primitive. Perversely, Germany has also forced those EU members who were the battered victims of its ‘migration’ then to take in Muslim ‘migrants’ now.
To understand how such loathsome craziness is possible now, one has to apprehend the nightmare craziness that unfolded then. Although the largest victim of Germany’s eastern aggression was the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia and Serbia also suffered major damages and other Slavic and Baltic countries lesser ones, we’ll focus here mainly on Poland, for its devastation was more complete than the Soviets’ was, and unlike the Soviet Union it did not emerge from the war a spoils-laden winner and absolute ruler of one third of Europe.
On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland on several fronts with five armies, a total of 1.5 million troops. By 9am, the Luftwaffe was bombing civilian targets in Polish cities with incendiary bombs. Later that day, and continuing for weeks to come, hundreds of Luftwaffe planes would strafe columns of fleeing civilians, all over the country.
Mass executions of Poles started immediately in multiple towns, and continued throughout the German occupation. Initially, the murders followed a careful plan of “cleansing” Poland’s western and northern regions of anyone who might provide resistance to the impending expulsion of the indigenous Polish population and ‘migration’ of Germans into those lands. Intelligenzaktion (“Operation Intelligentsia”) and Tannenberg Aktion consisted of rounding up and transporting to remote locations Polish university professors and teachers, scientists and engineers, top entrepreneurs and business executives, doctors, public intellectuals, artists, priests, officers of the reserve, aristocrats, elected politicians, top administrators, lawyers, labor leaders, even Olympic champions.
Special units of Einsatzgruppen (“Task Groups”) and Selbstschutz (“Self-help”) were transporting truckloads of Poles to remote locations, shooting and burying them in lime pits. In some cases, these executions were held in the center of town, to terrorize the population. It’s estimated that 100,000 Poles were murdered this way within a couple of months; an initial list of 61,000 had been prepared by the Gestapo in Berlin in the two years prior to the invasion per information from sources in the German ethnic minority (Volksdeutsche) in Poland. This minority also yielded the Selbstschutz units that engaged in open massacres of Poles (and Jews, that goes without saying). It had a twin in the Czech-German Selbstschutz that engaged in similar operations in Czechoslovakia. Members of these units had received military training in Germany prior to the war’s outbreak. We will recall all that later in this analysis.
Soon, that cleansing extended nationwide under Außerordentliche Befriedungsaktion Aktion (AB-Aktion = “Extraordinary Pacification Operation”). The totality had been conceived as an overall decapitation of Poland, so that it would have no capacity to rise from its planned slave role to the German Reich and its ‘migrants.’ Just in the suburban forest of Palmiry, near Warsaw, a total of 7,000 persons were murdered in this aktion, 358 of them trucked in and shot in rows in a single 24-hour period, 20-21 July 1940. By then, the list of those marked for death by hanging, shooting or extermination camp had grown to include also anyone caught crossing the border, operating a printing press or distributing uncensored publications, hiding arms, possessing a wireless set, eating or storing beef or helping Jews in any way. It depended on sheer luck whether the same fate met one making a critical comment, failing to raise his hat or make way for a German on the pavement, or not registering with the German authorities.
“Food rations in Nazi-occupied Warsaw were allotted by race: 2,613 calories per day for a German, 699 for a Pole and 184 for a Jew,” reminds Thomas J. Craughwell in “The Gentile Holocaust” at CatholicCultutre.org. Mr. Craughwell is wrong in only one detail: it’s Germans, not “Nazis,” who occupied and devastated Warsaw and its people.
When the German invasion began on 1 September 1939, the ink on the secret Molotov — Ribbentrop Pact had been dry for one week. 17 days later, the Soviet Union invaded from the east, and captured the eastern third of the country. Poland, which had already fought twice as long against Germany as France would soon, no longer had a fighting chance. On 6 October 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union divided the whole of the country between themselves and annexed their new fiefdoms.
The ensuing “Katyn Massacre” of 22,000 Poles by the NKVD is widely known now. Less known is the synchronicity between what the Soviets and the Germans did to Poles in the areas under their respective control. First, of the 22,000 about half were military or police officers; the rest were doctors, lawyers, university professors, industrialists etc. — the same categories that were being eliminated also by the Germans. Second, the timing of the Katyn massacre, April-May 1940, parallels the AB-Aktion in the “General Government” (GG) part of Poland, occupied by Germany. Both aggressors employed the encirclement/ hauling-net method, forced the victims to leave everything behind, confiscated their property, and transported them in cattle cars to their destinations. The Germans would then either dump them as starving refugees in parts of Poland not yet designated for German ‘migration’ or, if the mess was too big, just deliver them to extermination camps. The Soviets wrenched 700,000 to 1,000,000 Poles from their homes and dropped them off 4000 km away, deep in the Asian parts of the USSR, there to vegetate or die. There is much literature, going back to the Polish clandestine press in 1943, arguing that these and other genocidal activities against Polish elites and the middle class were coordinated in advance between the German SS and the Soviet NKVD in the multiple meetings they held after the Fall ’39 conquest.
As the repressions mounted, so did the resistance. According to the occupiers’ policy of collective responsibility, for each German casualty of Polish resistance attacks, the Germans rounded up between 100 and 400 civilians and murdered them, with the names of the victims then posted in the streets. Eventually, even those “selective” mass murders gave way to often random, indiscriminate shootings and hangings. But that was just the beginning.
Auschwitz was built in 1940 to hold Poles, not Jews. By October 1941, when construction on the Jewish Holocaust nexus, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, began, 10,000 Polish Catholics and 10,000 Soviet prisoners of war had already been “processed” at Auschwitz I. In addition, at least 20,000 inhabitants of the Polish town of Oświęcim and surrounding farmlands had been expelled from their homes, to clear the necessary space. Part of that was to be refashioned into a model German town; two years later 6,000 German Reich citizens had resettled there, not counting the Auschwitz “operating crew” of 7,000.
Once educated and prominent Poles were “dealt with,” the time came to “administer” the rest of the plan: mass extermination, capture and deportation into slave labor in Germany, expropriation, expulsion, sterilization and intentional starvation. The “conscription” for most such treatments was done by means known to purse seine fishermen. German troops and police would encircle a section of a town and start driving passersby and streetcar and bus passengers toward the middle or, in a different variant, dragging them out of their homes.
The Germans would sort out such proscribed categories as Poles in any kind of leadership positions, suspected members of the underground, quotas of random hostages condemned to die, Jews, homosexuals or the handicapped and send them off, to extermination. Able-bodied Poles, designated in official German policy as slawische Untermenschen (“Slavic sub-humans”), would then be transported to where the Reich needed their slave labor: in heavy industry deep in Reich territory, in the Polish zones slated for German ‘migrants’’ settlement, or, in the case of some women, in soldiers’ brothels.
Called Łapanka (“Grab-Snatch”) by the Poles, this “fishing” for slaves and candidates for extermination became a daily terror for the Polish people. Altogether 2.5 to 3 million Poles were impressed as slave laborers. In addition, 300,000 Polish military prisoners of war who had surrendered after the Soviet assault piled on top of the German one, were reclassified as “involuntary laborers” and sent west, to Germany. Initially, only the 14-70 age bracket was deemed suitable for this “recruitment,” but as the war progressed and turned against Germany, the “fishing” went to the bottom and hauled children as young as seven off the street.
Łapanka (“Grab-Snatch”) in Warsaw (date uncertain), from a Polish Internet page devoted to this particular form of genocide
The German Herrenvolk (master people) forced their slaves to work under such harsh conditions that over 140,000 of them died, not counting babies lost to Polish slave women. As to the survivors, their mental and physical health would be gone, irreparably.
On top of this depopulation, the Germans kept a keen eye out for any Polish children whom they deemed to have “Aryan characteristics.” The children were either seized forcibly from their parents, or were taken after the parents had been murdered. They would be taken to “children’s education camps” (Kindererziehungslagern) that were in fact centers for racial examination and selection, just as today’s German children are taken, compulsorily, to children’s education camps called “public schools,” where they are indoctrinated to believe that race is a social construct, preference for one’s own is racism, black is beautiful and Islam is an integral part of Germany.
After multiple tests that included such Nazi standards as cranial measurements, children deemed fit to be “Aryanized” were steered one way, and the rest were sent off to die in Auschwitz and other mass murder centers, often by direct phenol injections. Of the Aryan-to-be children, the 2- to 6-year-olds were sent to SS Lebensborn (fount of life) “kindergartens,” where they were given a German identity and put up for adoption by SS families. Older children were hauled off to boarding institutions deep in Reich territory, where they would be subjected to an extensive Germanization process.
There is no solid estimate of how many children were kidnapped this way, but it’s known that about 200,000 were transported to Germany; only 30,000 of them were found after the war. The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg decreed that this was a form of genocide.
Then came population replacement: German ‘migrants’ replacing the indigenous Polish population in Poland — reflected in the ‘Twilight Zone’ karma mirror of 2015 as Muslim ‘migrants’ replace the indigenous German population in Germany.
The expulsion of 2.5 million Poles from their lands happened in various parts of the country, primarily in the years 1940-43. It was most severe in the areas that Germany annexed outright and renamed with appellations such as Reichsgau Wartheland, Reichsgau Danzig-Westpreußen (Reichsgau=“District of the German State”), Oberschlesien and others. There, not only much of the population was expelled but all traces of Polish culture were obliterated, monuments, libraries, museums destroyed, teaching in Polish was forbidden, and thousands of Polish enterprises and farms were seized without recompense to the owners.
The designated Polish provinces having been made sufficiently Polenrein — the more famous term is Judenrein— German ‘migrants,’ encouraged by the Reich, started streaming in and settling in properties confiscated from the expelled Poles. Those were mostly ethnic Germans (volksdeutsche) who had lived as minorities in Romania, Estonia, Latvia, and Soviet Russia. By the end of the war, over a million of them had migrated to Poland, though it was only a small part of what the Germans envisioned. The full German concept, from 1941 on, was to destroy the Polish nation completely so that in 20 years 85-90% of the people would disappear through mass murder, deportation, prohibition of marriage, mass sterilization and other such means, leaving only about 3-4 million fit to be remade into “Aryans”
“Evacuation of Poles in Western Poland; Evacuated Poles on the way to the rail station” [trans. from the original German], 1939, (Bundesarchiv, photographer Holtfreter)
SS Administrator of annexed Western Poland Arthur Greiser (executed in 1946 for war crimes) greets the millionth German ‘migrant’ resettled to the area under his command after expulsion of its Polish population. Looking on is SS officer (later General) and war criminal Heinz Reinefarth—after the war a German politician and mayor of the town of Westerland. March 1944 (Bundesarchiv, photographer Hoffmann)
The title of a fundamental book on this subject, Isabel Heinemann’s Rasse, Siedlung, deutsches Blut: Das Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt der SS und die rassenpolitische Neuordnung Europas (Wallstein Verlag, 2003) translates as “Race, Settlement, German blood: The Race and Settlement Office of the SS and the Racial-Political New European Order.” Is it not a Racial-Political New European Order 2.0 that Germany’s ruling elite is pulling out all stops to implement now, 75 years after its predecessor German elite did so with version 1.0?
The ledger for all that German migrating hyperactivity in 1939-1945 is thick, and so will be the one history is compiling again, for “Migration 2015.” In 1939 there were 35 million Polish people. Six years later, there were 24 million. Of the “missing” 11 million, at least 5.8 million, half of them Jewish, were murdered by the Germans (Polish Institute of National Remembrance, 2009). Another million fell victim to the Soviets. 40% of people with higher education had been murdered, on purpose. 2.5 million Poles were expropriated and replaced by German ‘migrants.’ 3 million were enslaved at hard labor for the Third Reich.
The Germans destroyed 40% of Poland’s cultural goods (e.g. 25 museums), 43% of educational and research institutions, over 50% of transportation and telecommunication infrastructure, 55% of the health infrastructure (e.g. 352 hospitals), and 60% of industry. War damages have been estimated by various Polish government commissions at about $650-700 billion (2004 dollars). The material damages to Warsaw alone — -90% destroyed — were assessed by a special commission at $45 billion (2004 dollars), not counting the loss of 800,000 lives and health damage to the survivors, such having been deemed beyond valuation.
What is known in the West as “The Holocaust” came on top of all the above. The Germans situated their main extermination camps for Jews on Polish soil in Treblinka, Bełżec, Sobibór, Auschwitz II, Majdanek and Chełmno. They carried out massive genocidal operations also in the ghettos where Polish Jews were penned. Half of the nearly 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust were Polish. The stench of German death factories spread over the Polish landscape, and pollutes the mental scape of the West to this day, as we shall see anon.
Poland has received no German reparations for any of that, nor benefitted from any Marshall Plan or its like. To the contrary, despite Poland’s having been one of the fighting Allies, with a quarter million of its soldiers escaping from their conquered country and fighting under British command, and close to 400,000 fighting in the clandestine Home Army on Polish territory, the big boys in the Alliance, Roosevelt and Churchill, betrayed it to Stalin at Yalta. The war that had started to save Poland from Hitler’s aggression ended with its deliverance to Stalin’s aggression. Poland lost 48% of its territory to the USSR, and its political and cultural sovereignty as well.
The country’s admission to the European Union in 2004, and EU funds that have been flowing to it since, mainly courtesy of the German taxpayer, have been a backdoor way to admit German responsibility for the devastation, and Europe’s shame, too. That is now off, as Germany and the European Commission have explicitly decoupled the transfer payments from World War 2 history, and made them a quid pro quo blackmail tool in coercing Poland to partake in the “European values” of suicide by Muslim migration.
But even all that is just a piece of the whole. We need to enlarge the tale of Germany’s erstwhile “migration,” its close-mouthed quasi-acknowledgement of responsibility via membership in the EU, and now the use of that membership as an arm-breaking Muslim migration lever, also in regard to the other Eastern Bloc and Baltic countries that were admitted to the EU between 2004 and 2007: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, plus the ones still outside.
’Migration’ wide and glorious
The plan for German ‘migration’ into territories cleared of its Slavic peoples was far more expansive than Poland alone, though nowhere carried out with the speed and intensity of Poland’s “decapitation.” There was the Generalplan Ost (General Plan East), the related Generalsiedlungsplan (General Plan for Settlement) and Gesamptplan Ost (Overall Plan), divided further into the near future and the long term. In addition to murdering all the Jews, the plan called for the removal by murder or deportation of over 50 million Slavs to the Asian steppes and Siberia, per ratios of 100% of Latgalians, 85% of Poles and Lithuanians, 75% of Russians and Belarusians, 65% of Ukrainians, and 50% of Czechs and Estonians. The lebensraum so created would be populated initially by 14 million German ‘migrants’ plus the remnants of the more favorably treated Czechs and Estonians, and a small Slavic slave minority.
The far horizon saw 100 million Germans living where the Slavs once had. Meanwhile, 20 million Slav slaves were abducted and impressed into hard labor for the Third Reich, replacing at least 20 million German men who were implementing Germany’s ‘migration’ plans.
“What happens to a Russian and a Czech does not interest me in the least. What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us. Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me. Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an anti-tank ditch interests me only in so far as the anti-tank ditch for Germany is finished. (Heinrich Himmler in Posen speech, 4.10.1943)
To clothe the German genocide of the Slavs (plus cultural kin Hungary and Romania) in figures, one has to contend with the respective governments’ investigations and scholarly debates raging since 1946. Combing through various statistics and pulling the ones that seem more recent and comprehensive, that genocide — just the noncombatants — comprised in total about 26.5 million victims, as per this detail:
|Bulgaria:|| 3,000 (Clodfelter, 2002)
So it’s not “6 million Jews for 20 million Muslims” as the Spanish poem states, but 26.5 million Slavs, 5.8 million Jews, 200,000 (est.) Roma, about 1 million other non-German European civilians, 1 million German civilians during the war and up to 2 million dead in reprisals after: a total of 36.5 million European civilians murdered by the Germans directly and indirectly. If you add to this a rough consensus figure of 14.5 million Allied soldiers dead on the battlefields of Europe, plus 4.5 million Axis soldiers most of whom would have preferred to go to work and the pub back home, the deal becomes even more irresistible: 55.5 million actual and potential fathers and workers eliminated in Europe by Germany during Hitler’s escapades in order to replace them and their unborn descendants some decades later with 25 — soon-to-be-75 million African and West Asian Muslims. What a migration deal!
Execution of 56 Polish civilians in Bochnia by German soldiers, 18 December 1939 (NAC, Poland’s National Digital Archive, from a photo album of a captured German officer)
“Sadism: The transcripts reveal how ordinary German soldiers revelled in massacres during the Second World War. Here a soldier poses next to civilians shot dead in Yugoslavia” (Photo and caption reproduced from Daily Mail 16.09.2012
Memorial to the 88 children of Lidice (Czech Rep.), murdered by the German occupying army, along with 192 men and 60 women, in June-July 1942
The Mark of Cain
“Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the LORD said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.’” (Genesis 4:9-11 [ESV])
What do you do when your father, your grandfather, your uncles committed the most heinous crime in the history of Western Civilization, while your mother and her sisters cheered them on and, when all was lost, denied the crime and asserted the righteousness of the deed?
It was not the “Nazis,” either. Those were ordinary Germans. Even at its peak, the Nazi Party had only 8 million members in a population of about 68 million, while at least 20 million Germans were involved directly in the war and its associated repressions, mass murders and holocausts. And they were “regular guys,” not escaped homicidal mutants. According to published recollections of Polish maids who worked in their Auschwitz homes, Rudolf Hoess, the camp’s Catholic commandant who admitted to responsibility for 2.5 million murders directly plus one million indirectly, was an exemplary father to his five children and famously kind to animals, while Gerhard Palitzsch, Hoess’s deputy who personally beat, tortured and then executed hundreds of prisoners, was a good father and loving husband with a quiet, affectionate home life.
Not only were those ordinary Germans, but many liked what they were doing. “I liked to shoot everything — women, kids… it was kind of sport,’ confessed one regular bloke. “I liked to shoot women pushing prams,” reminisced another. Again, countless accounts and documents exist. Raul Hilberg, for instance, the preeminent researcher and historian of the Jewish Holocaust, relayed in his The Destruction of the European Jews (Yale University Press, 1961) that the worst of the worst: the “special task” non-combat Einsatzgruppen mass murder units, comprised in at least their plurality people with university education.
Even those who didn’t “do,” knew of and supported the “doing.” Robert Gellately’s Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 2001) — -a survey of German press archives for 1933-1945 — demonstrates that Germans who did not participate directly in the worst horrors, knew of them, at least broadly, and supported them. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners (Knopf 1996) put forth a similar thesis, but based it on a premise I find false: that a unique vestige of deep antisemitism existed in Germany. Were Mr. Goldhagen an unbiased product of European soil, he would have known that Germany since the early 19th century was probably less antisemitic than any other Central or Eastern European country. Something else was at work here, akin to a viral brain disease — -moreover, a disease quite close in its etiology to the one consuming the “progressives,” the bleeding hearts, the gutmenschen, the bien-pensants, the “antifascists,” now.
While 900,000 Germans were in the SS alone, it is certain is that the operation of over 42,000 concentration camps and ghettos — that astounding number the result of 13 years of research laid out in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 — could not have been accomplished with “Nazis” alone, or without the families and lovers of the direct perpetrators knowing about it. Plus there were all the other execution components in the lebensraum and Final Solution operations such as the very large and truly German civil service, the railroad system (it alone had 1.2 million employees), heavy industry and agriculture that employed slave labor, and so on.
So the question looms, ever large, Why? And the secondary question: How do we avoid this in the future?
On the site of the former SS/SD/Gestapo Headquarters in Berlin, one will now find the Topography of Terror Museum. Well thought-out displays seek to explain how it was possible for National Socialist propaganda to mobilize all of Germany for the hellish Hitler project. Here is one of the displays, showing a huge crowd of Germans celebrating a Nazi landmark day in Berlin, 1933.
There is no museum however, in Berlin or elsewhere, explaining how, on 24 July 2008, it was possible for International Socialist propaganda to produce a crowd of 200,000 Berliners to welcome Barack Hussein Obama — already then fully evident as a hater of the white race and committed destroyer of the United States and, with it, Western Civilization itself.
As the decades flowed, remembrance of the details of the deed has waned; what remained is a karmic Mark of Cain and an overwhelming desire to erase the equation Germany= Racism=Genocide in the hope that the mark will disappear with it. It’s like the son of a notorious mass killer, living with a compulsive-obsessive disorder of washing his hands every hour instead of reflecting and noticing that he is developing homicidal tendencies himself. Racing away from genocide, Germany is careening toward self-genocide. Led by its intelligentsia, formerly white Western Europe clutches the same demographic bomb with as much glee as Major T. J. “King” Kong does at the end of Dr. Strangelove, as he rides the nuke to its appointment with destiny, down below.
The reasons are probably circularly karmic too: conscious and unconscious blowback in directions opposite from the past. Let us not forget such inconvenient details as Adolf Eichmann going to Palestine in 1937 in order to discuss the possibility of mass emigration of European Jews there, and being denied entry by the British government that was staunchly opposed to such a ‘migration.’ Other civilizational missteps range from medieval Catholic intolerance through 19th century colonialism to collaboration in the holocaust of the Jews, past misogynism and so on. But nothing excuses creating a fictitious reality and operating in the real world as though it is that fictitious world. For that is the very definition of mental illness.
Sickness of the soul
The Germans have lost their mind, individually and collectively, for the second time now, validating one of Karl Marx’s truest observations: that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. In the 1930s they lost it first, to a second rate psycho. Ever since the 1960s they have lost it again and became psychotic themselves, by reverse-engineering and repudiating the message of the earlier psycho but omitting their own propensity to fall for malignantly mendacious messages: uplifting on the surface, bearing great evil underneath.
It’s not the “normal” people I am calling psychotic. The “normal” ones, then and now, just get 8-15 years of school, work, marry, spawn some children, worry about paying bills, get their false image of the world from contemporary mass media and other makers of false opinions, adore the ‘celebrities’ of their age, get sick and die without ever apprehending the true nature of the forces shaping their times, let alone the eternal laws of reality. But they retain at least a workable comprehension of the social reality surrounding them in their daily life while those who shape their events and perceptions, who rule the working serfs, are reality-is-what-I-say-it-is mentally ill.
The origin of this mental illness is Franco-German, and it was a great German thinker, Eric Voegelin (born Erich Hermann Wilhelm Vögelin, 1901 — 1985) who dissected it definitively, named it pneumapathology — “sickness of the soul” — and placed the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Merkel, Juncker (Jean-Claude), Blair, Clinton, Obama and their ilk in the same taxonomic basket.
Voegelin identified Auguste Comte’s Positivism, the intellectual systems built by the greats of German philosophy: Hegel, Nietzsche, Marx, Hegel and Heidegger, and the 20th century mass-movements derived from their ideas: Communism, Nazism, fascism, progressive liberalism, positivism and psychoanalysis, as “gnostic.” He meant that like the Gnostics in the early days of Christianity, these philosophers, and the 20th century mass-movements that they spawned, posit that the world and humanity are steeped in evil, and it is only they—the possessors of superior wisdom and special knowledge — who know how to root out evil and perfect man, society and life itself.
Demonstrating that these revered thinkers suppressed essential elements of reality in order to be able to construct an image of humanity and history to suit their megalomaniac visions, Voegelin called Hegel “charlatan,” Marx “swindler,” and Heidegger “emptied of all content.” He wrote of the founder of Positivism, “The entire Western World can thank Comte for the word “altruism” — the secular-immanent substitute for “love,” which is associated with Christianity; altruism is the basis of the conception of a brotherhood of man without a father.” He likened as well the prohibition of questions in the closed systems conceived by Comte and Marx, to Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of Auschwitz, and his famous statement that questioning orders was unthinkable.
University-educated elites that inhaled the fraudulent philosophers’ ideas now implement those ideas in the countries they govern, turning them into a very large lunatic asylum:
Gnostic societies and their leaders will recognize dangers to their existence when they develop, but such dangers will not be met by appropriate actions in the world of reality. They will rather be met by magic operations in the dream world, such as disapproval, moral condemnation, declarations of intentions, resolutions, appeals to the opinion of mankind, branding of enemies as aggressors, outlawing of war, propaganda for world peace and world government, etc. The intellectual and moral corruption which expresses itself in the aggregate of such magic operations may pervade a society with the weird, ghostly atmosphere of a lunatic asylum, as we experience it in our time in the Western crisis. (Voegelin, The New Science of Politics, p.170)
Under Hitler, Germany careened into a gnostic orbit of madness: a Yang kind of madness versus the Yin madness that Voegelin addresses in the above quote. Hitler was building an Aryan Utopia, reconstructing the German nation based on a magic recipe revealed only to himself and to the insiders of the Nazi cult. Though prohibition of criticism, disapproval, moral condemnation and branding of enemies as aggressors went quite beyond what these terms normally imply even in gnostic societies, the declarations of intentions, labeling of war as peace, aggression declared as defense, boundless self-confidence, refusal to recognize error and failure were typical of the soul-sick paradigm. The harder the Nazi project collided with reality, as it did in January 1943 in Stalingrad or in June 1944 in Western Europe, the more hardened Hitler’s rejection of reality became.
But if the gnostic madness now is different from then, it’s mainly because what Germany once did to foreign peoples, it is now doing to itself: slowly, with no declared evil intent, but denying the already-visible catastrophic consequences and repressing those who point them out with nearly the same vehemence, if much less violence, than the Third Reich did. That the dire results are not seen at their worst yet, they were not in Germany either when Hitler published Mein Kampf and the SS was formed, in 1925.
The Cain stamp is so strong that mere self-destruction is not enough. One must deny the self-destruction and glorify it as an epiphany of goodness, even farsightedness. But that too seems insufficient. Over time, German society has started blurring chunks of bad history, even deflecting and diverting the blame.
If you search Czech + World War 2 + Mass Murder + Civilians, what you’ll find is German media or international Nazizoid entries about the revenge that the Czechs took on the Sudeten Germans — the volksdeutche whose participation in the Nazi regime and its genocidal deeds we glimpsed earlier.
The Federation of Expellees (BdV, headquartered in Bonn), agitates on behalf of the millions of Germans who were expelled from Eastern and Central Europe at the end of the war, and demands property restitution for their descendants. The federation was founded in 1957 by Hans Krüger — a volksdeutch from Poland, unrepentant Nazi, SS judge during the war and German cabinet minister thereafter. BdV’s charter does not mention the 650,000 volksdeutche who served in the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, and possibly the worst — the Ordnungspolizei (Order Police), under the direct command of Heinrich Himmler and against the people whose neighbors and friends they had been since their ancestors had ‘migrated’ from Germany centuries earlier. It mentions nothing of what the Germans had done to the population of those countries with the enthusiastic support of millions of the volksdeutche (total number 10 million) who were not actually firing rifles or operating gallows or gas chambers’ levers. With all the suffering that did come to innocent volksdeutche as revenge for their co-ethnics’ deeds, Germany has been trying to shift focus from its majority that opened the gates of hell and shoved in an entire continent, to a minority of its not-guilty ones who were dragged in by the victims.
In 1956, Alfred Benziger, a former Nazi secret police sergeant then working for Agency 114 — American Cold War ally and nest of unprosecuted Nazi criminals — invented the term “Polish Concentration Camps” and outlined a plan of coordinated action to shift the blame away from German war criminals who might be prosecuted in the future. Sixty years later German media still use the term “Polish concentration camp” and “Polish extermination camp” (polnischen Vernichtungslager) — and it’s not some alternative press rags but the largest national information/propaganda platforms: national TV networks ARD, ZDF and Arte and some of their regional broadcasters individually, the most prestigious newspapers and magazines like Der Spiegel, Der Tagesspiegel, Stern, Focus, Die Welt, Junge Welt, Die Zeit, Bild and many others, even a school textbook. The practice continues despite multiple protests from the Polish government.
The willed amnesia came into full bloom once Mama Merkel’s demonstration of Germany’s “basic humanity” (her term) turned out to be in the realm of non-magic humanity an open-ended tender to the world’s young Muslim men of a subsidized hijra to Europe with a promise of lifetime jizya and comely virgins for the taking without the need to die first to enjoy the bounty. Faced with the resulting deluge, Germany, France and their vassals in the European Union hatched a scheme to offload some of that burdensome baggage on their poor cousins in the east. Met by resolute opposition, they proceeded to shove the offenders into the commonwealth of Suicide-by-Islam by insult, bribery, threat and blackmail.
The countries that the Allies had betrayed to Stalin, and EU’s retread Marxists were now sabotaging again, have no use for magic incantations and gnostic visions of a multiracial, multireligious, multicultural Paradise on Earth. They have learned the rules of reality under harsh taskmasters: Hitler and Stalin. Moreover, in the Balkans, Hungary and Poland, they have eight centuries of experience with Muslim ‘migrants’ from the East, with the largest ‘migration’ barely halted at the gates of Vienna in 1683, and the pleasures of sharing a country with Muslims not ended in the Balkans until 1913, though neither for want of many desperate attempts earlier nor completely (e.g. Bosnian War, 1992-1995).
A revolt was inevitable.
(conclusion next week)
|1.||Lochner, Louis Paul, What About Germany? Dodd, Mead & Company, 1942, pp. 11-12|
|2.||Hitler, Adolf, Mein Kampf, 1925/1926, trans. James Murphy, Hurst and Blackett Ltd., 1939, accessed at archive.org/details/MeinKampf_483, p. 115|
|3.||My sources for this and other accounts of the German occupation here are too numerous to list in such a quickly conceived framework, except sporadically. More so as I have relied in part on sources in Polish, Czech and German. A vast martyrology literature exists and is still widely read in Polish, Russian, Czech, Serbian etc. relative to each nation’s horrors and misfortunes under German occupation, in addition to relevant sources in English and German. The Holocaust of the Slavs is as well documented as the one of the Jews is, except it has not penetrated into the mass consciousness because its victim peoples would be sealed off from the world for fifty years starting in 1939. By the time the Iron Curtain broke in 1989 they were broke too and have since needed to attend to present survival needs. For cursory research, Wikipedia has good entries, each with a long bibliography, on all the topics of this account. Primary documents are Internet accessible in depositories such as this, primary research is accessible at sources such as this, and condensed accounts by witnesses or specialists are available at a mouse click in, among others, “Holocaust of Non-Jewish Poles During WWII” by Dr. Jan Moor-Jankowski and “Why Do We Allow Non-Jewish Victims to be Forgotten?” by Dr. Richard C. Lukas, author of a key book on this topic.|
|4.||It’s emblematic of the low-grade fools and others in the ruling “Club” that they haven’t learned from this slice of history either and therefore think nothing of letting “Germans,” “Swedes,” “Englishmen” and “Americans” who were volunteer fighters with ISIS return to the countries of their misbegotten citizenship and resume life there after their turn at Muslim butchery is done.|
|5.||Again, vast records, testimony, photographs, books, narratives etc. exist in this genre too. In Poland, it took 30 years of researchers’ efforts after the war before the surviving slaves mustered the psychic stamina to undergo interviews. By now, the accounts of 489 former slave laborers have been published, and more are in preparation. And this is just Poland; other Slavic victims of Germany maintain archives documenting this part of their martyrology too.|
|6.||Perhaps it’s natural that even the current super anti-Nazi Germany seems agreeable to the main tenets of Islam, including its most fanatical tendencies.|
|7.||7.4 million murdered outright, 4.1 million starved to death or perished from diseases, 2.2 million deported to Germany and dead from slavery conditions there — total civilians: 13.7 million (Russian Academy of Science, 1995). 3.3 million Soviet POWs killed in German internment camps (Christian Streit, 1978) and 2.9 million dead from starvation in Soviet areas not held by the Germans (Russian Academy of Science, 1995). With whatever quibbles may be raised as to some of these figures, given that many Russian and Western researchers estimate the losses as much higher, an aggregate of 20 million non-combat victims will do for us here. Deducting the generally accepted figure of 1 million Russian Jewish victims, that leaves 19 million Slavs.|
|8.||It’s even more difficult to establish reliable figures for countries with a history as convoluted and contested as was Ukraine’s in that period. I chose to rely on estimates of Yuri Kondufor, Director of the Institute of History, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1984). Kondufor, counting correctly from June 1941 rather than September 1939, cites 7.5 million dead, including all 2.4 million slave laborers taken to Germany, 1.4 military and POW, and 600,000 Jews. That leaves 3.1 million Ukrainian ethnics and Slavic minorities, excluding the actual slaves’ death statistics that I don’t have.|
|9.||Siarhei, Bohdan, “Why Belarus is Missing in World War II History,” Belarus Digest, 2012, pegs the total number at 1,300,000. Number of Jewish victims in that is impossible for a non-specialist to assess accurately, as dedicated sources cite a range from 245,000 (Lucy Davidowicz) to 800,000 (Associated Press). I selected the number of 751,000 of Jewish victims per “Annihilation and deportation sites in Belarus in 1941-1944” in the compendium Executioners testify. Annihilation of Jewish population on the occupied territory of Belarus in 1941-1944 (Minsk, 2009). Deducting from Siarhei’s 1.3 million civilian victims 751,000 Jews and 2,000 Roma (Arno Tanner, 2004) yields 547,000 Slav democide victims.|
|10.||Controversial, because of an internecine war between Serbs and Croats, Croat collaboration with Germany and an internal holocaust it carried out in its territory, etc. I chose the net, non-Jewish, non-combatant figures of Vladimir Zerjavic (a Croat), available here.|
|11.||320,000 overall (Erlikman, 2004), less 80,000 Jewish victims (EHRI-European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) and 6,000 Roma (The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust).|
|12.||This is controversial. The tone of this work is resolutely pro-Hungary, pro-Victor Orban, but the underlying philosophy is that all lies, all hypocrisies, all massaging of fact and history must be torn down in order to start dealing with real solution to the problems of the real world. We must note, therefore, that in direct contrast to the zeitgeist prevailing in Hungary now, other than its minorities of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and a small number of Hungarian opponents of Nazism otherwise, that country was not the victim of Germany in World War II but its ally and accomplice in the Holocaust — hence the difficulty in establishing the number of Hungarian “victims.”
To reconstruct that number, in a situation of considerable unclarity and obfuscation, I used the following methodology:
The number of Hungary’s civilian victims is estimated in multiple sources at around 600,000. Of that, about 450,000 were shipped to Auschwitz under Eichmann’s direct supervision. According to Jorg K. Hoensch in A History of Modern Hungary: 1867-1994, 1996 (Chapter 4, here), included in that number were opponents of National Socialism, including Communists, leaders of the Smallholders’ Party, Social Democrats, journalists and academics. Since the number of Jews in those Eichmann “transports” is reliably established at around 430,000, we can surmise 20,000 Hungarian gentiles, too.
Then we have an estimated 28,000 murdered Hungarian Roma, 15,000 Jews machine-gunned into mass graves by SS units in Kamenets-Podolsk in August 1941, 3,000 Jewish slaves in the copper mines in Bor executed by the Germans during the death march to Győr in August — October 1944, 80,000 Jews murdered by the Hungarian Arrow Cross between July and October 1944, and an undetermined percentage of dead among the 70,000 Jews who were forced by the Arrow Cross into a ghetto, in December 1944, during the Soviet Army siege of Budapest. Applied against the total of 600,000, it leaves us with about another 24,000 Hungarian civilian victims — and even in that number we don’t know for sure how many were killed by the Germans, and how many by fascist Hungarians. I therefore opted for the “Hungarian victims” number 40,000.
|13.||Another controversial issue. The figures out there vary widely, though (non-Romanian) more reliable sources quote about 450,000 civilian victims, including Jews. The Antonescu Iron Guard did not just collaborate with Germany but actively massacred the Jews not only of Romania but also of parts of Ukraine. In Romania itself, the number of Jewish victims was between 280,000 to 380,000, according to the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania (2003). To that we have to add 36,000 murdered Gypsies (Rudolph Rummel, 1998). A subtraction yields 84,000 civilian victims, but those were overwhelmingly Iron Guard opponents, murdered by their own countrymen. We cannot, in good faith, load more than 10,000 on the “German” ledger.|
|14.||There are no reliable numbers for any Slovak civilian casualties, other than Jews and Gypsies. There must have been some casualties, plus collateral damage, but that was in fighting between the Slovak pro-German government and Slovak National Uprising forces. That’s outside our interest here.|
|15.||Comments that “not all Germans were” are redundant and insulting to the intelligence of the author. Of course “not all German were,” and the author is well familiar with the main ones who weren’t. Nevertheless, the post-war cultural taboo against stereotypes, generalizations etc. renders the West blind and stupid, making the discernment of the very contours of social reality impossible. The question is not whether a minority portion of any group, say women, Jews, the Chinese, does not fit the group stereotype. The question is whether the majority stereotype is true and supported by inductive and statistical facts. If it is, discussion between intelligent people ought to dispense with the obligatory recitation of caveats and weasel words such as “Nazis” and “Islamists,” as those weigh down and muddle the momentum and the clarity. The Chinese operate on the basis of thousand-year old stereotypes, and they are doing quite OK for themselves.|
|16.||These quotes are from the book Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying: The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs, review by Daily Mail here.|
|17.||The non-thinking often say, “It’s easy to know in retrospect,” or “We can’t know the future.” No, it’s not in retrospect, and yes, we can know the future. Hitler was as clearly a histrionic psychopath in any of his pre-1933 speeches as he would be seen by history 50 years later. “Retrospect” was not needed to have known in 2000 that George W. Bush did not belong in the White House, or to know in 2008 that, in electing Obama, the American people have collectively shot themselves in the head. Nor is clairvoyance necessary to know what’s the future of Afro-Arab Europe. Arguably, the Germans now lost their collective mind for the third time, not the second. The first one was World War 1. But that was one of the cases where the future was unknowable, unlike the first case with Hitler and the ride-to-future-hell now, with the likes of Merkel-Hollande-Obama-Clinton-Cameron-Bush-Blair-Juncker driving the coach.|
|18.||All my references to Voegelin are based on two of his books:
|19.||650,000 is the number cited by Rolf Michaelis, a German author specializing in the history of the Waffen-SS, in his The Volksdeutschen in the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, Ordnungspolizei in World War II, Schiffer Publishing, 2012.
Max Denken was well on his way to PhDs in Economics and Political Science until he discovered that the former was based on quantifying wildly fanciful assumptions and the latter was much closer to Scientology than to Science. Born Central European, he has become Marginal American: wrong race, wrong gender, wrong sexual orientation, wrong religion, wrong thoughts. For his previous essays, see the Max Denken Archives.