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Adolf Hitler is sometimes thought of as simply a thug, but he claimed that reading Fichte, Nietzsche, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Darwin, and Heidegger “provided the building materials and plans for the future . . . and a philosophy which became the granite foundation of all my later acts.”
In an important new book, Hitler’s Philosophers, Yvonne Sherratt examines Hitler’s vulgarization of various modern philosophers and the distinguished academics who supported the Führer and National Socialism.
To rationalize his warped Weltanschauung (“worldview”) Hitler cherry-picked from the writings of his philosophical heroes. His one-time friend, Ernst Hanfstaengl, said Hitler “was not so much a distiller as a bartender of genius. He took all the ingredients the German [tradition] offered him and mixed them through his private alchemy into a cocktail they wanted to drink.”

From Nietzsche, Hitler learned to hate democracy because it “encouraged mediocrity.” He admired Nietzsche’s warrior spirit and call for violence to achieve political ends: “Brutality is respectful. . . . Terrorism is absolutely indispensable in every case of the founding of a new power.”
He adopted Nietzsche’s idea that “a culture [must] encourage not equality but greatness” and “create conditions that require stronger men.” Hitler sought to breed Aryan supermen who would rule the world.

Hitler took from Hegel the notions that the state has supreme power over the individual and that historic progress demands conflict. Hitler believed that Hegel’s “force within history” applied to the German people, and he justified “an invasion of Europe using Hegel’s historic ideas of ‘coming into being.’”
Hitler embraced Kant because he concluded “the greatest service Kant has rendered to us. . .[was] the complete refutation of the teachings which were the heritage of the middle ages and of the dogmatic philosophy of the [Catholic] church.”
Hitler was also attracted to Kant’s view that Judaism was superstitious and irrational: “the Jewish religion is not really a religion at all, but merely a community of a mass of men of one tribe.” Sherratt points out that Kant “decreed in fact that pure morality sought ‘the euthanasia of Judaism.’”
From Fichte, Hitler learned of German exceptionalism and nationalism and agreed with Fichte’s declaration, “I see absolutely no way of giving Jews civic rights.”
As for Schopenhauer, Hitler boasted “I carried Schopenhauer’s works with me throughout the First World War. From him I learned a great deal,” apparently that he “glorified will over reason.”

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), a fervent philosopher who was anti-democracy, anti-Christianity, anti-Judaism, anti-socialist and self-acclaimed Anti-Christ, expressed his belief in a master race and the coming of a superman in many of his works. In his unique aphoristic style, Nietzsche wrote in The Genealogy of Morals (III 14):
The sick are the great danger of man, not the evil, not the 'beasts of prey.' They who are from the outset botched, oppressed, broken those are they, the weakest are they, who most undermine the life beneath the feet of man, who instill the most dangerous venom and skepticism into our trust in life, in man, in ourselves…Here teem the worms of revenge and vindictiveness; here the air reeks of things secret and unmentionable; here is ever spun the net of the most malignant conspiracy – the conspiracy of the sufferers against the sound and the victorious; here is the sight of the victorious hated.
Context is a critical factor to understanding Nietzsche's philosophy. Nietzsche's reference to the sick, their vengeful attitude and conspiracy, and in related writing, the Jews, parallels the concepts and terminology used in Hitler's Mein Kampf. However, I do not propose that the anti-Semitic interpretation of Nietzsche's work began with Hitler. What Nietzsche-biographer Walter Kaufmann calls the "legend of Nietzsche" (Kaufmann, 1) was constructed mostly by Nietzsche's sister, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, through two interventions: by censoring and editing Nietzsche's work to further her own anti-Semitic interest and to reconcile Nietzsche's work with Richard Wagner's. Second, in order to finance the Nietzsche archive Elisabeth exploited Nietzsche's prophetic and radical philosophy to appeal to her preferred political party. After Nietzsche's insanity in 1889, the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Germany soon drowned the Weimar Nietzsche Archive in a sea of swastikas. Can Nietzsche's theories be considered a foundation for Hitler's Mein Kampf? Hitler's explicit condemnations of the slave race, his ravings about the Aryan elite, and his proposed Darwinist resolution, as well as Hitler's relationship to Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche and Richard Wagner signal a definite connection to Nietzsche's work.

Read more of Nietzshe's influence on Hitler.... http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marc...azi046.htm
Hitler did nothing wrong.
(02-21-2019, 08:23 PM)Dire_effects Wrote: [ -> ]Hitler did nothing wrong.

He lost


Chuckle
(02-21-2019, 08:27 PM)unclelunatic Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2019, 08:23 PM)Dire_effects Wrote: [ -> ]Hitler did nothing wrong.

He lost


Chuckle

Correct. He evidently did a few things wrong.
Hitler was a refined man with a keen intellect. I was interested in the philosophers he followed as they say he was influenced by them.

Nietze, I always liked him myself.
He was not a thug in the beginnings. He was a dreamer who pulled Germany together united and strong. He turned the economy around and gave his citizens a chance to reclaim their national pride.

If he would have stopped there, things would have been different.
(02-21-2019, 08:57 PM)oldcynic Wrote: [ -> ]He was not a thug in the beginnings.  He was a dreamer who pulled Germany together united and strong.  He turned the economy around and gave his citizens a chance to reclaim their national pride.

If he would have stopped there, things would have been different.

He was heavily drugged on god knows what. Not excusing what he did.
(02-21-2019, 08:59 PM)WNC Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2019, 08:57 PM)oldcynic Wrote: [ -> ]He was not a thug in the beginnings.  He was a dreamer who pulled Germany together united and strong.  He turned the economy around and gave his citizens a chance to reclaim their national pride.

If he would have stopped there, things would have been different.

He was heavily drugged on god knows what. Not excusing what he did.

Yes, I think that was later on. Turned him into a fiend.
They both spoke of what all great past civilizations lived/acted out..... before adopting The Abrahamic doctrine. It seems whenever a great civilization adopted ( or force fed) the Abrahamic doctrines....they crumble. From Spartan, Roman, Viking, Samurai, Zulu, Apache, Lakota, Aztec etc.....They accepted the alien doctrine.....and their cultures where destroyed.
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