Unexpected Humility

By the time he was confirmed as the absolute ruler, the dictator, the Führer of the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler already knew that he was the Chosen One, the Savior, the Messiah of Germany and the German people.

He was recognized as such by the NSDAP leaders (i.e., its Executive Committee), by the Thule Society (although he could not care less about that recognition) and now by just about all members of the Nazi party. Not surprisingly, he already started to make statements (in private) to that effect.

Public statements, however, were a different matter entirely. Publicly he demonstrated unexpected humility – which was totally alien to him. Unlike in private, he did not position himself publicly as the future Führer, the political Messiah, the one who will restore the power and glory of Germany, right the wrongs committed by the Treaty of Versailles and once again make Germany a global economic, political and military superpower.

But as a mere “drummer” who was rallying the German masses, preparing them for the eventual coming of the “Greater One” and thus but paving the way for the Great Leader whose day might not dawn for some years to come. In other words, he presented himself not as “Jesus Christ” but only as “John the Baptist” of post-Great-War Germany.

The reasons for this sudden humility were purely pragmatic – it was a realpolitik, plain and simple. After the failed Kapp Putsch, the Social Democratic national government in Berlin was justifiably worried about the possible arrival of a charismatic, popular and powerful right-wing leader who very well might orchestrate another nationalist coup – this time a successful one.

Being a no stranger to violence, the Berlin government could very well have taken “preventive measures” and eliminate a potential threat before it becomes a clear, present and serious problems. In other words, attracting too much attention to himself could have been dangerous (even very dangerous) to his freedom, health and quite probably his very life.

Besides, Germany was mostly Prussia – at that time Protestant, liberal and left-leaning. Bavaria, however, was an entirely different matter.

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