You cannot deny the impact Hitler has lain in 20th century history in such a short span of time. Many people will claim him as a monster, and this is not unjustified; millions of people have suffered, and even died as a result of his policies and actions.
But whether or not he truly believed in the beautiful vision he's espoused to the German people, or whether he has manipulated and lied his way to the top for the purpose of turning Germany into a launching pad for a ruthless, destructive conquest — one thing remains certain: he is a futant (a futuristic person whose mindset and sense of reality has been placed decades, if not centuries before his time) whose mentality still remains misunderstood to this day, especially with the modern taboos laid upon racial discrimination and that any discussion of his regime other than in a disapproving light is to be discouraged.
Out of the already dying ashes of the Weimar Republic, Hitler reformed Germany out of depression, using the recent loss in World War I and the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles as an emotional pressure-point to drive the populace into supporting his radical, transformative vision. When you've been dragged through the mud and your so-called "friends" have revealed their real character in leaving you to the wolves, you will do anything if it means the promise of a better life.
If it means respect.
Our great time at last begins to dawn. Germany is in the midst of awakening. And now that we [Nazi party] have won power in Germany, it is up to us to win over the German people. I know of the hundreds of thousands of you who are listening to me now all over Germany, who in this past year have asked: "How much longer?" My comrades, I know it must often have been difficult for you, when you thought a change would arrive, and it never did; again and again the call went out to you: our struggle must continue! Nothing is going right, yet you cannot act on your own; you must also serve, you must also devote - you must surrender yourself to our tremendous will. So I want to thank you for not having faltered, for not having abandoned me during all those times, for all this is thanks to you alone. If you had left me, Germany would never have been saved!
A new community is being built in Germany, and it is our most beautiful dream come true. Those who refuse to see past their own nose.. deserve our pity, more than anything else. It is our fortune to reach out, rewarding those who devote themselves to our new state, and this commitment must be renewed every year. Our social welfare is so much more than mere charity; because we do not demand from the rich: "Please, offer something to the poor!" Instead we say: "German people, help yourself!" Everyone must help, whether you are rich or poor! Everyone must hold the belief that there's always someone in a much worse situation than I am, and this person I will lay my life down for as a friend. If one should ask: "Well yes, but should I have to sacrifice a lot?" Well, that is the glory of giving! When you offer yourself for your community, then you can walk with your head held up high. Our belief in ourselves is unshakeable! And our will is overwhelming! And when Will and Belief combine so ardently, not even the heavens shall deny you! And I expect every man who has a sense of character and decency to march with us in our columns!
The struggle against Marxism and world communism has for the first time evolved into a united struggle. For the first time, I allow myself who is an unknown man to start a war, and never rest until this plague have been removed from our way of life!
It was an honour to lead the attack for you. The time shall come, when once again you can proudly state that you are German. When we look upon our history, we feel ashamed over how we live today. Our people had to suffer immensely due to the inflation, when millions of people were robbed of everything they had worked for their entire lives. Everything was instigated and achieved, and all the responsibility lies on the people who signed the treaty, 1918!
We don’t have their colonies. We don’t have the opportunities of international world connections which these states and peoples possess. Our region, which is so crammed, and which has so few of the necessities for life needs to be carefully and thoughtfully cultivated and managed. We cannot succeed without planning!
A new state does not simply fall out of the sky, but rather it has to grow from within the people. When I need loyalty, belief, confidence and even fanaticism and commitment, I must turn to where I can still find these values, and these values are always found in the people themselves. No one here can claim that I've ever said the question of Germany's rebirth is merely a matter of a couple days. In the days of our forefathers, they did not receive Germany as a gift, they created our nation on their own! In ourselves lies the destiny of the German people!
In the past, people did not want to understand each other. Each thought only of themselves. At best, their class alone. We have been witnesses to the consequences of this aberration of the human spirit. After all, the most precious possession you have in the world is your own people. And for your people, and for the sake of our people, we will struggle and fight and never slacken, never tire, never lose courage, and never lose faith! In your youth, you must safeguard that which you possess; the great feeling of comradeship of being part of your own. If you hold onto this, then there is no force in the world who can take it from you. You will be one people, bound together as tightly as you are now. As German youth, our only hope, the courage and faith of our people. You, my youth, are indeed the living guarantee of the future of Germany - not an empty idea, not an empty formalism or an insipid plan. No! You are the blood of our blood, the flesh of our flesh, and the spirit of our spirit. You are the continuation of our people. May Germany live and may her future which lives in you be praised!
To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.
The wise know that reading isn't an end to itself. It is a means to an end. The art of reading and studying consists in remembering the essentials and forgetting what is not essential.
Even the frailest woman becomes a heroine when the life of her own child is at stake. And only the will to save our race and native land, which offers protection to our race, has in all ages been the urge which has forced men to face the weapons of their enemies.
Judacious use of words end up building bridges into unexplored regions, and ideas are far more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; so why would we let them have ideas?
A Quaker Valley high school apologised when they found out, not that their yearbook quotes were silly, violent or abhorrent, but that they happened to be from Hitler and Stalin. Talk about having students think, when their district officials are shooting the messenger ad hominem!
Obstacles do not exist just to yield yourself to, they exist so you can (eventually) surmount them.
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, a populace can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider living in the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Instruction in world history in our so-called high schools, even today, is in a very sorry condition. Few teachers understand that the study of history is not in learning historical dates and events by heart and recite them by rote. Or whether the child knows exactly when this battle or that was fought, when a general was born, or even when a monarch came into the crown of his forefathers. No, to learn history means to seek and find the forces which are the causes leading to those effects, which we subsequently perceive as historical events.
If you win, you need explain nothing.. if you lose, you should not be there to explain. Through history, it is not truth which has mattered, but victory! Victors are seldom asked if they told the truth, and the person who has no sense of history is like someone who has no ears or eyes!
Any fool can enjoy victory; only the mighty can endure defeat. Life doesn't forgive weakness.
The only preventative measure one can take against receding is to live irregularly.