Monday, February 8, 2010

After the war

Much has been written about Adolf Hitler's political views and the formation of his theories, as well as his transformation into a charismatic speaker and political leader. In my own opinion, there were two things that seemed to guide him and motivate him. First was his belief that Germany had been betrayed from within, and the belief that betrayal had come largely from International Jewry. Second was a rage against the humiliating terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the degrading condition of the German people, and a conviction that they must be led out of this condition by a person who was willing and able to take charge and effect Germany's resurrection; and a growing belief that he was that person.

There were a lot of political parties in Germany in the early 1920's. Hitler supported the DAP, and in 1920 became that party's minister of propaganda. That same year he engineered a name change of the party to the NSDAP - National Socialist German Worker's Party or "Nazi" from the first two syllables. At the same time he adopted a swastika as the party's emblem (a good luck charm often used in the past) and incorporated the Roman Salute used by Italian Facists. Never underestimate the power of symbolism.

Hitler met, and found a mentor in, Dietrich Eckart. If you would know Hitler's thinking and his rise to power, in my opinion, you must study Deitrich Eckart, The Nordic connection and Peer Gynt, Buddist "Maya", Indo-Aryan philosophy and... ooooooEEEEEEooooo... The Thule Society. Learn about those things, and read about Dietrich Ekart, and you will come to know Adolf Hitler a lot better. I don't think Hitler was really into the occult though. I think he got the swastika from his brief time with the Thule Society.

In what might be called an almost magical transformation, Hitler became a hypnotic speaker and expert crowd manipulator. People became transfixed and ecstatic when he spoke, surrounded by symbolism. I attribute much of this to Dietrich Ekart. Hitler rose in the party. He began to meet some important people.

In 1924, Hitler and his crew tried a violent takeover of the country but failed and was sent to prison for treason. This takeover attempt (The Beerhall Pusch) is interesting and I will write about it tomorrow. While in prison he wrote the two-volume book "Mein Kampf."

1 comment:

  1. It's this transformation into a charismatic speaker that interests me. It's not something that easily happens - or it would have happened to me. I'm still waiting. I just find it hard to believe that it was such a transformation. Surely he must have had the potential to be a hypnotic speaker there somewhere, even it had gone unnoticed.



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