The conditions of a nation’s life can in the end be improved only through the political will to expansion.
Land cannot be made an object for speculation. Private property can be only that which a man has gained for himself, has won through his work. Natural resources are not private property; that is national property. Land is thus no object for bargaining.
We suffer today from an excess of culture. What we need is instinct and will. Most people have lost both through their ‘culture.’ We have, it is true, a highly intellectual class, but it is lacking in energy.
What we need is the system that will produce a continuous succession of intellectual leaders drawn from the people itself.
Our own people has genius enough – we need no Jews [wrong, as it turned out].
A press which is on principle anti-national cannot be tolerated in Germany. Whoever denies the nation can have no part in it. We must demand that the press shall become the instrument of the national self-education.
We need a reform in art, literature, and the theater. The Government must see to it that its people is not poisoned. There is a higher right which is based on the recognition of that which harms a people, and that which harms a people must be done away with.
No one gives you freedom save only your own sword. What our people needs is not leaders in Parliament, but those who are determined to carry through what they see to be right before God, before the world, and before their own consciences – and to carry that through, if need be, in the teeth of majorities.
And if we succeed in raising such leaders from the body of our people, then around them once again a nation will crystallize itself… It is the pride of our Movement to be the force which shall awake the Germany of fighters which yet shall be.
Whatever in human civilization has real value, arose not out of internationalism, it sprang from the soul of a single nation.
We are National Socialist fanatics, not dancers on the tight-rope of moderation!
There are three words which many use without a thought which for us are no catch-phrases: Love, Faith, and Hope. We National Socialists wish to love our Fatherland, we wish to learn to love it, to learn to love it jealously, to love it alone and to allow no other idol to stand by its side. We know only one interest and that is the interest of our people.
We are fanatical in our love for our people, and we are anxious that so-called ‘national governments’ should be conscious of that fact. Gradually victory must be granted us if only we are fanatical enough.
We are straightforward: it must be either love or hate.
And from this love and from this faith there emerges for us the great hope. When others doubt and hesitate for the future of Germany – we have no doubts. We have both the hope and the faith that Germany will and must once more become great and mighty.
We have faith that one day Heaven will bring the Germans back into a Reich over which there shall be no Soviet star, no Jewish Star of David, but above that Reich there shall be the symbol of German labor – the Swastika. And that will mean that the first of May has truly come.
France does not want reparations; it wants the destruction of Germany, the fulfillment of an age-old dream; a Europe dominated by France.
Our first priority must be the defense of the nation. That is primarily not a technical matter but a question of psychology and of the will to accomplish this. Only when we have solved that problem can the rebuilding of Germany begin, and that will not be accomplished until the German People once again recognize that politics are driven by power and power alone.
Our nation faces a two-fold challenge: first spiritual and then material rearmament. Spiritual rearmament means reeducating the nation, teaching it to defend itself, to represent its vital interests and to assert its rights.
How can the national will be strengthened? By destroying whatever opposes it. The choice is: national, or anti-national and international? This all-important question – nationalism or internationalism – must be decided; only then can the spiritual rearmament of our nation be achieved.
If only sixty million people had the will to be fanatical nationalists, weapons would grow out of our bare fists.
The only way is to have the strength of will to one day tear up the Treaty of Versailles and in to develop instead the ability to defend our nation and ultimately to attack its enemies.
Germany was confronted not by an economic but a political problem. The reawakening of the nation’s will to act.
There are still hundreds of thousands who love their Fatherland above all else; but the Fatherland must show them greater love than the others.
The [German politicians] would not even permit a strong-willed individual to exist. They do not want anything superior to their own mediocrity. They are afraid that someone without a parliamentary majority might have power. If a Frederick the Great were to appear again today, they would probably pass emergency legislation aimed at him!
When the lives of nations are at risk, national and provincial parliaments are useless; only giants can save the nation. Germany can be saved only by the dictatorship of the national will and the determination to take action.
It was one man alone who created the [Second] Reich, [the German Empire]: Bismarck.
The course of history cannot be changed; the German parliamentary system is digging its own grave. And all that will be left for us to do is lay it to rest in that grave.
We believe that we must answer for our actions not only to future generations but to those who came before us.
It is the fire in the hearts of Germany’s young folk which will bring us ultimate victory.
It must be proved that the [German government] official is not a party man, but a specialist!
The day must come when a German government shall summon up the courage to declare to the Foreign Powers: ‘The Treaty of Versailles is founded on a monstrous lie [it is]. We refuse to carry out its terms any longer. Do what you will! If you wish for war, go and get it! Then we shall see whether you can turn seventy million Germans into serfs and slaves!’
When the whole German people knows one will and one will only – to be free – in that hour we shall have the instrument with which to win our freedom. It matters not whether these weapons of ours are humane: if they gain us our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God.
Since we know that today the German people consists for one-third of heroes, for another third of cowards, while the rest are traitors, as a condition of our freedom in respect of the outside world we would first cleanse our domestic life.
The domestic battle must come before the battle with the world without – the final decision between those who say ‘we are Germans and proud of it’ and those who do not wish to be Germans or who are not Germans at all.
Our Movement was not formed with any election in view, but in order to spring to the rescue of this people as its last help in the hour of greatest need, at the moment when in fear and despair it sees the approach of the Red Monster.
We want the dictatorship of national reason, of national energy, of national brutality and resolution. Germany can be saved only through action.
Either Germany sinks – and we through our despicable cowardice sink with it; or else we dare to enter on the fight against death and devil and rise up against the fate that has been planned for us.
[Essence of the Weimar Republic]: Subservience towards the enemy, surrender of the human dignity of the German, pacifist cowardice, tolerance of every indignity, readiness to agree to everything until nothing more remains. This November Republic bore the stamp of the men who made it. The name ‘November criminals’ will cling to these folk throughout the centuries….
How are States founded? Through the personality of brilliant leaders and through a people which deserves to have the crown of laurel bound about its brows.
Seventeen million Germans are in misery under foreign rule.
Germany has been turned into a colony of the outside world.