The ultimate and most profound reason of the downfall of the Second Reich is to be found in the fact that the racial problem was ignored and that its importance in the historical development of nations was not grasped.
[Not racial. National and cultural – which is a very different thing. Race is all about nature – nation and culture are all about nurture. In other words, race is about “hardware” while nation and culture are about “software”. This was a fundamental error of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis; the error that ultimately led to catastrophic consequences]
For the events that take place in the life of nations are not due to chance but are the natural results of the effort to conserve and multiply, the species and the race [the nation and culture, actually], even though men may not be able consciously to picture in their minds the profound motives of their conduct.
Walking about in the garden of Nature, most men have the self-conceit to think that they know everything, yet almost all are blind to one of the outstanding principles that Nature employs in her work. This principle may be called the inner isolation which characterizes each and every living species on this earth.
[Animal species, not humans]
Even a superficial glance is sufficient to show that all the innumerable forms in which the life-urge of Nature manifests itself are subject to a fundamental law—one may call it an iron law of Nature—which compels the various species to keep within the definite limits of their own life-forms when propagating and multiplying their kind.
[Not of Nature. Of plant and animal worlds. Humans are fundamentally different beings – different from animals that is; consequently, the human world is subject to very different laws of nature (as human nature is very different from animal nature)
Considering humans as essentially another animal species was probably the most fundamental mistake (delusion even) of Nazi ideology. Delusion that would ultimately lead to murderous and catastrophic consequences.
Another delusion was that Nazis considered human races as different species while in reality they are as different from each other as black and white cats, for example. At most, as different sub-species (breeds) of cats which mate perfectly with each other and often create even stronger and more beautiful breed]
It would be impossible to find a fox which has a kindly and protective disposition towards geese, just as no cat exists which has a friendly disposition towards mice. That is why the struggle between the various species does not arise from a feeling of mutual antipathy, but rather from hunger and love.
[Wrong. There is no struggle between cats and mice because the former simply can not exist without the latter. Cats use mice, but never fight them]
Since the inferior always outnumber the superior, the former would always increase more rapidly if they possessed the same capacity for survival and for the procreation of their kind, and the final consequence would be that the best in quality would be forced to recede into the background.
[Not true for species – in reality Nature works very differently. But, alas, true for human cultures. Hence there is no such thing as an “existential racial war” but the existential war between cultures (ideologies, if you will) is very real. Nazis confused the latter with the former – with catastrophic results]
Therefore, a corrective measure must intervene in favor of the better quality. Nature supplies this by establishing rigorous conditions of life, to which the weaker will have to submit and will thereby be numerically restricted, but even that portion which survives cannot multiply indiscriminately, for here a new and rigorous selection takes place, according to strength and health.
[This totally incorrect statement (essentially, a religious dogma that has nothing to do with science) openly calls for sterilization and physical extermination of “inferior individuals” and inferior nations. And that’s exactly what Nazis began to do after they came to power in Germany]
If Nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one, because in such a case all her efforts, throughout hundreds of thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may be rendered futile.
[Another grossly incorrect statement (dogma, actually) that led to the legal ban on marriages and even sexual relationships between Germans and individuals of “inferior races”. In reality, it has been scientifically proven that interracial and international relationships produce improved offspring compared to their parents. Which is true for different breeds of animal species as well]
Whenever Aryans have mingled their blood with that of an inferior race, the result has been the downfall of the people who were the champions of a higher culture.
[There is not one scientifically proven case of that happening]
In North America, where the population is prevalently Teutonic, and where those elements intermingled with the inferior race only to a very small degree, we have a quality of mankind and a civilization which are different from those of Central and South America.
[The first statement is blatantly false as in the USA and Canada population is primarily of Anglo-Saxon, French, Spanish and Italian origin. The second statement is true, but it is due to cultural, not racial, differences]
In North America the Teutonic element, which has kept its racial stock pure and did not mix it with any other racial stock, has come to dominate the American Continent and will remain master of it as long as that element does not fall a victim to the habit of adulterating its blood.
[It dominated the American Continent all right, but due to dominant Protestant culture and religion, not to “keeping their racial stock pure”]
In short, the results of miscegenation are always the following: (a) the level of the superior race becomes lowered and (b) physical and mental degeneration sets in.
[It has been scientifically proven that the reality is exactly the opposite. It is the in-breeding that sooner or later leads to degradation, not inter-breeding]
All the great civilizations of the past became decadent because the originally creative race died out, as a result of contamination of the blood.
[Actually, no. In many cases, natural disasters (i.e. prolonged famine) were to blame; in other cases civilizations simply consumed and destroyed resources available to them; still others became the victims of culturally or simply numerically superior rivals. No demise of a mighty civilization can be scientifically proven to be caused by the “contamination of the blood”]
The most profound cause of such a decline is to be found in the fact that the people ignored the fundamental principle that all culture depends on men, and not the reverse.
[In all but very few cases, the opposite is true. It is the dominant culture that “programs” a man (and a woman) in a certain way… until a very powerful spiritual and political leader (Hitler, Luther, Stalin, etc.) comes along and radically changes the culture]
He who wants to live must fight. He who does not wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has no right to exist.
[True, but fight an existential cultural war, not the existential racial war, which was but a figment of Nazi imagination]
Whoever ignores or despises the laws of race really deprives himself of the happiness to which he believes he can attain, for he places an obstacle in the victorious path of the superior race and, by so doing, he interferes with a prerequisite condition of, all human progress. Loaded with the burden of human sentiment, he falls back to the level of a helpless animal.
[Culture and nation (related concepts), not race. There is no such thing as the “laws of race”]
It would be futile to attempt to discuss the question as to what race or races were the original champions of human culture and were thereby the real founders of all that we understand by the word ‘humanity.’
[Again, nations, not races. If we are talking about the Western Civilization (dominant these days in the human world) then the answer is simple. Jews, Greeks and Romans – with some help from the French and Germans (founders of the Holy Roman Empire) and Arabs]
Every manifestation of human culture, every product of art, science and technical skill, which we see before our eyes to-day, is almost, exclusively the product of the Aryan creative power.
[Not of human culture, obviously, as highly sophisticated Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental culture was developed by non-Aryans. True, Western culture owes itself to nations considered Aryan (Greeks, Romans, French and Germans), but also to Jews and Arabs who are definitely non-Aryans]
All that we admire in the world to-day, its science and its art, its technical developments and discoveries, are the products of the creative activities of a few peoples, and it may be true that their first beginnings must be attributed to one race.
[Not true – see above]
The existence of our civilization is wholly dependent on such peoples. Should they perish, all that makes this earth beautiful will descend with them into the grave.
[This statement is very true. Hence, the superior cultures must win the existential cultural war. Not by conquering and enslaving inferior cultures, of course (let alone sterilizing and murdering the “inferior” individuals) but strictly by protecting their lands from the invasion of individuals of inferior cultures. Whatever form this invasion might take]
However great, for example, be the influence which the soil exerts on men, this influence will always vary according to the race on which it produces its effect. Dearth of soil may stimulate one race to the most strenuous efforts and highest achievements; while, for another race, the poverty of the soil may be the cause of misery, and finally of undernourishment, with all its consequence.
[Again, nation and culture, not race. Japan and Israel are the perfect examples of the former, just about every African nation – of the latter].
This very fact fully justifies the conclusion that it was the Aryan alone who founded a superior type of humanity; therefore he represents the archetype of what, we understand by the term: MAN.
[Not alone (see above). Hence, there is no single archetype]
He is the Prometheus of mankind, from whose shining brow the divine spark of genius has at all times flashed forth, always kindling anew that fire which, in the form of knowledge, illuminated the dark night by drawing aside the veil of mystery and thus showing man how to rise and become master over all the other beings on the earth.
[A blatant call for the conquest and enslavement of “inferior races” by brutal military force.]
Should he be forced to disappear, a profound darkness will descend on the earth; within a few thousand years human culture will vanish and the world will become a desert.
[Very true – if we talk about all nations that contributed to the cultural development of a human civilization]
If we divide mankind into three categories—founders of culture, champions of culture, and destroyers of culture—the Aryan alone can be considered as representing the first category.
[Interesting classification. Still, Aryans can very well might be the destroyers of culture (there are numerous examples of that). And genuine founders of culture include not only Aryans but non-Aryans as well]
The foundations of actual life in Japan to-day are not those of the native Japanese culture [they were and still are, although these days Japanese culture took some very strange roads]. The real foundations of contemporary Japanese life are the enormous scientific and technical achievements of Europe and America, that is to say, of Aryan peoples. [No, these are just the tools used by the native Japanese culture]
True genius is an innate quality. It can never be the result of education or training. This holds good not merely of the individual, but also of the race. Those peoples who manifest creative ability in certain periods of their history have always been fundamentally creative. It belongs to their very nature, even though this fact may escape the eyes of the superficial observer. Here also, recognition from outside is only the consequence of practical achievement.
[Not really. Egyptians made a significant contribution to human culture, then went into decline and into oblivion. Then the same thing happen to the Greeks, then to Romans, the Arabs, the Spanish, the Dutch, the French, the British and, yes, the Germans. Only the Jews (ironically) continue to make a disproportionally large contribution to human culture.
Starting from the medieval period, all these champions of human progress have one thing in common – they all share Judeo-Christian religion and culture. Even the Arabs to a significant extent, because the roots of Islam are Judeo-Christian as well]
Had it not been possible for the Aryans to employ members of the inferior race which they conquered, the Aryans would never have been in a position to take the first steps on the road which led them to their culture of a later era
[A loud and clear, cut and dry, plain and simple call for conquering and enslaving other nations deemed “inferior” by the Nazis. The statement is true, of course – “all of the above” once were huge colonial empires; however, they developed superior culture first – and only then used it to conquer other nations.
And, of course what worked centuries earlier in Asia, Africa or America, would not have worked in the XX century in Europe. Especially the brutal King Leopold – style colonialism]
As soon, however, as his subjects began to rise and approach the level of their conqueror, the barriers that had distinguished master from servant broke down. The Aryan neglected to maintain his own racial stock unmixed and thereby lost the right to live in the paradise which he himself had created.
[This process was natural and inevitable and the results had nothing to do with “maintaining his own racial stock unmixed”. To keep its colonial empire intact, the culturally superior nation had to (a) use “softer”, far less brutal tools for managing, manipulating and controlling their subjects and (b) keep their culture always radically superior to the one of the colonized nations (gradually transforming itself into a “nation of super-human beings”)
Nazis figured out the latter part; however used entirely wrong tools (i.e. eugenics) to achieve this all-important objective]
The adulteration of the blood and racial deterioration conditioned thereby are the only causes that account for the decline of ancient civilizations, for it is never by war that nations are ruined, but by the loss of their powers of resistance, which are exclusively a characteristic of pure racial blood.
[Not by blood (in other words, not by nature, but by nurture). Powers of resistance were lost when the culture of the nation in question went into decline, was corrupted and ultimately became inferior to the one of the stronger rivals. With totally predictable consequences]