Tuesday, 7 June 2011

JJ Ray: Hitler was a socialist debunked. Part four. "Party programmes"

Party programmes.

Let us start by considering political party programmes or "platforms" of Hitler's day:

Take this description of a political programme:

A declaration of war against the order of things which exist, against the state of things which exist, in a word, against the structure of the world which presently exists".

And this description of a political movement as having a 'revolutionary creative will' which had 'no fixed aim, no permanency, only eternal change'

And this policy manifesto:

9. All citizens of the State shall be equal as regards rights and duties.

10. The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally or physically. The activities of the individual may not clash with the interests of the whole, but must proceed within the frame of the community and be for the general good.

Therefore we demand:

11. That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.

12. Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in life and property, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as a crime against the people. We therefore demand the total confiscation of all war profits whether in assets or material.

13. We demand the nationalization of businesses which have been organized into cartels.

14. We demand that all the profits from wholesale trade shall be shared out.

15. We demand extensive development of provision for old age.

16. We demand the creation and maintenance of a healthy middle-class, the immediate communalization of department stores which will be rented cheaply to small businessmen, and that preference shall be given to small businessmen for provision of supplies needed by the State, the provinces and municipalities.

17. We demand a land reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to confiscate from the owners without compensation any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.

So who put that manifesto forward and who was responsible for the summary quotes given before that? Was it the US Democrats, the British Labour Party, the Canadian Liberals, some European Social Democratic party? No. The manifesto is an extract from the (February 25th., 1920) 25 point plan of the National Socialist German Workers Party and was written by the leader of that party: Adolf Hitler. And the preceding summary quotes were also from him (See Vol. 2 Chap. 5 of Mein Kampf and O'Sullivan, 1983. p. 138).

It is good to remember that On April 13, 1928, Adolf Hitler made the following elucidation to the program:

"Because of the mendacious interpretations on the part of our opponents of Point 17 of the program of the NSDAP, the following explanation is necessary.: Since the NSDAP is fundamentally based on the principle of private property, it is obvious that the expression "confiscation without compensation" refers merely to the creation of possible legal means of confiscating when necessary, land illegally acquired, or not administered in accordance with the national welfare. It is therefore directed in the first instance against the Jewish companies which speculate in land."

Here's the thing; NONE of the economic principles were even talked about being put into action after they were written.

"A pseudo-socialist note was sounded by the demand for abolition of unearned incomes, the confiscation of war profits... It was a typical far-right document of its time. In practice it did not mean very much," - Richard Evans, "The Coming of the Third Reich", p179.


"the 25 points of this programme - which would in the course of time be declared "unalterable" and be in practice largely ignored - Had been worked out and drafted over the previous weeks by Drexler and Hitler. It's points.... contained little or nothing that was original or novel on the völkisch right. Religious neutrality was included in the attempt to avoid alienating a large church-going population in Bavaria. "Common Good before indivudial Good" was an unobjectionable banality." - Ian Kershaw, "Hitler (abridged)" p85-86.

So in other words, the phrase "Common Good before indivudial good" had to be included for propaganda purposes, but it didn't mean anything. Prior to the War, Hitler and the Nazi Party demanded that large industries share profits to more equally distribute income - This demand, however, was never formally carried out by the Party.

Also In an attempt to obtain financial contributions from industrialists, Hitler wrote a pamphlet in 1927 entitled The Road to Resurgence which refuted the more socialistic elements. Only a small number of these pamphlets were printed and they were only meant for the eyes of the top industrialists in Germany. The reason that the pamphlet was kept secret was that it contained information that would have upset Hitler's working-class supporters. In the pamphlet Hitler implied that the anti-capitalist measures included in the original twenty-five points of the NSDAP programme would not be implemented if he gained power.

Hitler began to argue that "capitalists had worked their way to the top through their capacity, and on the basis of this selection they have the right to lead." Hitler claimed that national socialism meant all people doing their best for society and posed no threat to the wealth of the rich [Hardly socialistic then?]. Some prosperous industrialists were actualy convinced by these arguments and gave donations to the Nazi Party, however, the vast majority continued to support other parties, especially the right-wing German Nationalist Peoples Party (DNVP).

"Do you think I'd be so crazy as to destroy German heavy industry? Those producers worked their way to the top by their own merits, and, because of this process of selection, which proves that they are an elite, they have a right to lead!" - Adolf Hitler to Otto Straesser, October 1930. Quoted in Helmut Heiber, "Adolf Hitler, (Berlin, 1960)" p68.

Also remember that

"in 1920, the German working class and the lower middle classes were saturated in a radical anti-capitalism; such phrases were essential for any politician who wanted to attract their support." - Sir Alan bullock, "Adolf Hitler: A study in Tyranny", p75.

In short, what Ray is doing here is simply repeating Nazi propaganda without question. The 25 points are very effective propaganda, and really only something only brought out by the ameteur Crowd in these discussions. And here's Another example of propaganda.


And if you wish to know why this and so many other Nazi posters are coloured red, Hitler explains this quite clearly in Mein Kampf. He writes...

"We chose red for our posters after particular and careful deliberation, our intention being to irritate the Left, so as to arouse their attention and tempt them to come to our meetings – if only in order to break them up – so that in this way we got a chance of talking to the people." - Mein Kampf, Vol 2 - ch 7


1 comment:

  1. Very interesting paper. Have you also noticed the fake Buddhist interest in the use of the swastika to begin with? Or the seeming utilization of the star of David in campaign posters to look anti Semitic on purpose, however upon further inspection, in war we note that the racist man will enslave, not try to kill all of his slave laborers. This was far from true antisemitism, but rather a means to an end to further the biotech through human testing, much later after the campaigns were finished. It seems they utilized a end times conspiracy theory to create the illusion of the serpent as well, which means they were involved in the pre tribulation doctrine revival from 1909 till the end of ww2. Probably used this tactic to fool the workers of the camps into thinking their research was "satanic".