I think Hitler’s link back to nature was particularly interesting. His support of Darwin and “survival of the fittest” was seen over and over again in his speeches and talks. Hitler believed in a class division. He knew one had to be on top and then others to follow below it. And with this idea in his mind he singled out races just the same. Creator would be the Aryan. The bearers are the Latins. And the destroyers were the Jews. Everything came down to the Jews trying to destroy the natural order or the nature to which things were supposed to be ran. And with the Jews, Hitler believed that since they were trying to create equality, along with other organizations, they were messing with the natural order of the world and were set out to destroy it. Hitler wasn’t stupid. Neither were the men he was working with. They all had an education. They used their mind advances to manipulate their audience into thinking like them. They wanted to convince the people that Jews were idealists and that was bad. They were in support of capitalism and that was bad. They also were responsible for communism. Nazis didn’t support the individual. They wanted the people to work as a community, to all be and think alike. Other belief systems that didn’t support that were different and different was bad. All of this comes back to Hitler’s idea of natural. The natural order of things and how it should all work.
I kind of thought to myself about nature. Sometimes nature can be beautiful and all work together to benefit each other and prosper. But sometimes nature can be harmful and unpredictable which is just like the era of Nazi Germany-unpredictable and harmful at the time.
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Benjamin Sax and Dieter Kuntz. Inside Hitler’s Germany. Lexington: DC Heath and Company, 1992.\