One way or another, the man born on this date will never be forgotten. Worshiped or reviled, studied and feared to this day, he created and led an ideology that the entire power structure of the Western World is dedicated to suppressing. The current intellectual climate prevents a nuanced view — you either love him or hate him. Many white nationalists look to him in the same way teenagers with no musical taste look to a pop star — he is the most convenient symbol of white resistance and so by default, you support him. There’s nothing substantial there. However, many others who have studied the Reich and its Leader, with all of its faults and shortcomings, still consider him one of the greatest leaders any nation has ever had.
There is obviously a dissenting view. Some variants of this are as follows —
- Hitler was not a white nationalist. He waged unremitting war on millions of fellow whites and slaughtered them ruthlessly.
- He was a capitalist reactionary (or a conservative). He cynically used National Socialism to win the support of workers, then purged the true believers in order to align with the old fashioned German imperialists and big business.
- National Socialism, while pro-white (or at least pro-German) was still tyrannical and should be opposed.
- Hitler launched a war that more than anything else destroyed the Western world, killed millions of whites, and handed over our civilization to a parasitic elite that continues to oppress us today.
Where do you stand? Do you consider Hitler to be your Fuhrer? Or do you consider him to be a painful embarrassment or even responsible for our current situation? Debate below.
And just to be fair, here is my view…
Hitler was a politician. Being a politician means making compromises and performing the art of the possible. This idea that he developed some creed which he then campaigned on relentlessly and convinced the German people with is false. He didn’t just walk up to a podium and start screaming about Jews. He built coalitions, supported some constituencies, and turned on others depending on political circumstances. He built a movement from the ground up in one of the greatest accomplishments of modern history and in the face of incredible opposition, something we often forget today.
It is so very easy to write a book or an internet essay saying how a racial state should be governed, or what “correct” politics should consist of. Actually practicing real world politics is a necessary skill that all too many of our laptop philosophers ignore. In that respect, I think the Fuhrer, by combining diverse constituencies and opposing philosophies into a National Socialist state that has much to admire is an example that we should look to. This doesn’t mean putting on swastikas and marching around — it means studying how he operated in the political environment of his time to do what he thought best for the volk. Also, as I mentioned before on this site, it is impossible, simply impossible, to dismiss the seductive aura of the Reich that he built.
What he did wrong was his single minded focus on an old fashioned German expansionist foreign policy. This was the primary goal of his life, even more than racial rebirth. He showed a lack of imagination and vision in his approach to other European states. Rather than unifying the white race, he did much to plunge us into a pointless fratricidal conflict. He does not bear sole or even primary responsibility for this — Winston Churchill gets a large share of the blame as well, as do others. However, to pretend that Hitler did not want war or that he was “forced” into it somehow ignores history.
Adolf Hitler failed and that failure carried a terrible cost for our people. Nonetheless, unlike the vast majority of the rest of the world, I will not revile the man’s memory. Indeed, I will remember him with great respect. I hope some day we can build a world that is capable of a more nuanced view and can give him the credit for his accomplishments that he deserves as well as recognition of his failures. So Adolf Hitler — some misgivings notwithstanding — Sieg Heil!
Last I’ll say on it. Go to town on the comments below but please, keep it civil, no name calling, and no bad faith arguments. Let’s debate today, but unite and get back to work for our common future tomorrow.