The next component of an existential threat to the Western civilization (and far more evident one) is, not surprisingly, consumerism. Liberals define freedom as freedom to satisfy all one’s legal wants and desires (i.e. those that do not violate a more or less standard Criminal Code).
First and foremost, obviously, material wants and desires – to purchase tangible goods and intangible services. They preach this “Gospel of consumerism” bot only to Westerners, but also to citizens of all other nations.
Unlike the Christian Gospels (which are salvific), the “Gospel of consumerism” is suicidal. Genuinely suicidal. For a very simple (and murderous) reason – unlike genuine needs, human wants and desires are unlimited.
In other words, we simply can not satisfy our wants and desires – we can only destroy our planet (and thus our civilization and ourselves) by consuming its very much finite natural resources.
It is still not yet certain that the proverbial (and possibly catastrophic) “climate change” is the result of (ultimately) our runaway consumption, but if we do not put some serious brakes on the latter, it pretty soon would be. With murderous consequences for “all of the above”.
The only way to put these breaks is to recognize the obvious and irrefutable psychological facts. First, we can only be happy by satisfying our (very much limited) genuine needs – financial, functional, emotional and spiritual – according to Maslow’s hierarchy of (genuine) human needs.
Second, with very few exceptions, human beings can not identify their genuine needs (hence the proliferation of “self-help” gurus, groups, books, videos, seminars, retreats, etc.). Someone has to do it for them.
And, finally, there is the sixth (highest) level in Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs: self-transcendence. In practical terms, it means that a human being can only be genuinely happy by “transcending oneself” – i.e. serving something higher than oneself – his/her community, country, nation and, yes, race (more on that later).
This service, obviously, requires placing the “common good” (i.e., the interests of “all of the above”) above the “individual good” (i.e. one’s own “selfish” interests, wants and desires).
Consequently, every government (top to bottom) must focus not on “democracy”, “human rights” and even “The Law” but on genuine happiness of its constituents. In other words, on identifying and satisfying the genuine aggregate needs of the nation in question – financial, functional, emotional and spiritual.
And thus on helping its constituents identify and satisfy their needs (including creating powerful incentives to do it – stick to a healthy diet, exercise regularly, minimize consumption of alcohol, etc.).
Including, obviously, creating a system that will create sufficient motivation (and provide the necessary tools) for self-transcendence, i.e. serving one’s community, nation, state and, yes, race.
For all citizens – everyone must serve “all of the above” to achieve genuine happiness. The reason for that is simple and salvific – only self-transcendence is powerful enough to become a workable replacement (in terms of emotional and spiritual value) for consumerism.
As only giving is a workable replacement for consuming and only creating aggregate value (financial, functional, emotional and/or spiritual) for one’s stakeholders (i.e., one’s neighbors) is a suitable replacement for excessive consumption of this value.
Obviously, liberalism can not do that (and thus can not save the Western Civilization and the whole humankind from a genuinely existential threat of consumerism).
Because it would require doing away with individualism; accepting the irrefutable facts that the common good is more important than individual good; that serving one’s community, state, nation and race is more important than one’s selfish interests; and that the government must tell (but not force, of course – it is simply impossible) individuals what to do (i.e. which needs to satisfy).
Only national-socialism can. More precisely, neo-national-socialism, because, although Adolf Hitler and the Nazis implicitly did something very similar, their system was highly imperfect (to put it mildly).
And its “side effects” were criminal, murderous and ultimately suicidal. Consequently, “neo-national-socialism” must radically differ from its predecessor in many key aspects – and I have no doubt that The Black Sun Society and Die Neue SS will make the necessary changes.
Judging by his decisions and orders (first and foremost, by his ruthless execution of the “Holocaust project”), Heinrich Himmler sincerely believed that German people, the Aryan Race and the whole Western Civilization were fighting the existential war with the alien (“inferior”) races. Whether they wanted it or not, whether they liked it or not.
First and foremost, of course, with the “Jewish race”… and with “Slavic hordes” in the East. In other words, with the “Judeo-Bolshevist” monster led by “Red Tamerlane” Joseph Stalin (ironically, the latter was neither a Jew nor a Slav).
Like Adolf Hitler and other Nazis, he was confident that to win this existential war, Germany and the whole Aryan race had to develop and use superior ideology, superior culture, superior systems (political, government, economic, social, educational, etc.), superior armed forces and, of course, superior human capital.
The latter meant that the whole German nation (both its elite and the general population) had to be transformed into the genuine Übermenschen (of both sexes). Super-human beings.
However, unlike Adolf Hitler and just about all Nazis, Himmler was confident that it was not enough. True, all of the above will provide the German nation (and the whole Aryan race) with functional and emotional power; however, to win this genuinely existential war, they will need to obtain spiritual power as well.
And this kind of power can come from only one source – religion. Unlike his boss Adolf Hitler who both practiced and preached a strict separation between the Church and the State (and between ideology and religion), SS Reichsfuhrer was convinced of the critical importance of religion for both his organization and for the whole German state. And – by extension – for the Aryan race and the whole Western Civilization.
He was convinced of this vital importance from his knowledge of history (Himmler was an avid reader and a history buff). He knew about the unbelievably successful Islamic conquests of the Middle East, North Africa, other African territories and the Far East. Successes that Himmler attributed to a significant extent on inherent superiority of Islam over both Christianity and pagan religions.
Himmler considered Christianity not only unacceptably weak (in the XX century it could not protect even itself – let alone call for a crusade to save the Western Civilization from being destroyed by the Bolshevist hordes).
Worse, although he was born, baptized and raised Catholic (and was a devout Catholic until his early twenties), he ultimately came to regard Christianity as the “Jewish religion”. And to view its influence on the Western Civilization in general and on Germany in particular as spiritually destructive (in reality, of course, nothing could be further from the truth).
So he had no other choice but to attempt to create a wholly new religion – first for his SS and after rising to absolute power in Germany (and ultimately in the whole Western Civilization) – for both.
Himmler was a diehard German nationalist so he naturally used pre-Christian German religion as the starting point (the cornerstone of sorts). To which he added a hefty dose of the contemporary occult for good measure.
However, although Himmler was undoubtedly a genius (a dark, criminal and murderous genius – but still a genius), he was no Prophet Muhammad. Not even Mani – the founder of Manichaeism (let alone Buddha).
Hence, although he tried real hard to construct “the SS religion”, he failed miserably in this all-important (at least in his mind) endeavor. Consequently, all his achievements in the spiritual realm were limited to mysticism and symbolism.
In order to properly investigate a crime, we must first (obviously) properly define it. The Holocaust (Shoah) was a premeditated, carefully planned and executed mass murder of millions of Jews (by blood, not by religious affiliation – so it was a genocide, not a religious massacre) by the Nazis (i.e., individuals and organizations of Nazi Germany), their puppet regimes (i.e., in Croatia) collaborators (i.e. in Latvia, Lithuania, etc.) and allies (i.e. in Romania) in 1939-45 (mostly n 1941-45)
With the ultimate objective of physically exterminating all Jews in Europe. All estimated eleven million Jewish people – from Lisbon to Vladivostok; from Norway to Sicily.
The victims of this genocide (killed not for what they did or for what they believed in) but for who they were by blood (i.e. by birth) include all Jews who perished during this murderous persecution – regardless of the cause of death.
In other words, not only those who were shot by members of Einsatzgruppen (or other murderers) or poisoned to death by carbon monoxide (or Zyklon-B) in stationary gas chambers in Auschwitz, Chelmno, Majdanek, Treblinka or Sobibor, but also those who died in ghettos or in campy of starvation or diseases (i.e., typhoid), those who died in transit (en route to ghettos, labor camps, death camps, etc.), those who were literally worked to death (exterminated through labor) in concentration camps, etc., etc. All of them are murder victims – for all practical (and legal) purposes.