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PostThe German Master Race (John Heelan, UK) (John Eipper, USA, 02/13/06 9:36 pm)
Christopher Jones wrote: To the best of my knowledge, the term "maaster race" was never used by the Nazis, although Nazi ideology certainly praised the virtues of the "northern" peoples, as "hyperboreans" and Nordic races in general over the parasitical Jews, subhuman slavs etc. -- although regarding the Poles, they were ambiguous. (Actress Pola Negri was proclaimed "Aryan" by Goebbels himself despite her Polish heritage) I have never heard "We are the master race" in any speech.
John Heelan responds: Perhaps I could direct Chris to the following extracts from Hitler's Mein Kampf, Volume 1, Chapter X, "Nation and Race" in which "German", "Aryan" and "master" appear in close proximity? [Source: http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch11.html] "The GERMANIC inhabitant of the American continent, who has remained racially pure and unmixed, rose to be MASTER of the continent; he will remain the MASTER as long as he does not fall a victim to defilement of the blood."
"All the human culture, all the results of art, science, and technology that we see before us today, are almost exclusively the creative product of the ARYAN This very fact admits of the not unfounded inference that he alone was the founder of all higher humanity, therefore representing the prototype of all that we understand by the word 'man.' He is the Prometheus of mankind from whose bright forehead the divine spark of genius has sprung at all times, forever kindling anew that fire of knowledge which illumined the night of silent mysteries and thus caused man to climb the path to MASTERY over the other beings of this earth"
"After a thousand years and more, the last visible trace of the former MASTER people is often seen in the lighter skin color which its blood left behind in the subjugated race, and in a petrified culture which it had originally created"
"Just as, through the blood of the former MASTERS, the color preserved a feeble gleam in their memory, likewise the night of cultural life is gently illumined by the remaining creations of the former light-bringers".
"It is then possible that such a people will a second time, or even more often in the course of its history, come into contact with the race of those who once brought it culture, and the memory of former encounters will not necessarily be present. Unconsciously the remnant of the former MASTER blood will turn toward. the new arrival, and what was first possible only by compulsion can now succeed through the people's own will"
"Thus, the road which the ARYAN had to take was clearly marked out .. As a conqueror he subjected the lower beings and regulated their practical activity under his command, according to his will and for his aims. But in directing them to a useful, though arduous activity, he not only spared the life of those he subjected; perhaps he gave them a fate that was better than their previous so-called 'freedom.' As long as he ruthlessly upheld the MASTER attitude, not only did he really remain MASTER, but also the preserver and increaser of culture."
We should also recall that Alfred Rosenberg (1893 -1946) was also the Nazi Party's chief racial theorist, in charge of building a human racial ladder that justified Hitler's policies. Rosenberg built on the works of Arthur de Gobineau, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and Madison Grant, as well as the beliefs of Hitler. Rosenberg considered blacks as well as Jews and other Semitic peoples to be at the very bottom of the ladder. At the very top was the white or Aryan race. Rosenberg considered Nordic peoples to be the master race, superior to all others, including other Aryans. This master race included the Scandinavians, Germans, Balts, and the tribes of the British Isles (English, Irish, Scots, and Welsh). Germans, of course, were proclaimed to be the superior Nordic peoples, the master race of the master race. Rosenberg would reshape Nazi racial policy throughout the years, but it would always consist of White Supremacism, extreme German nationalism, and harsh anti-Semitism.
RH: We would like to know more about Rosenberg. I raised the question of his Jewish name. Can Siegfried Ramler tell us about his death in 1946?
Plan to attend the WAIS conference on "Critical World Issues " at Stanford July 31-August 1, 2006. It will be a rare opportunity to meet other WAISers. Tell interested friends.