Skip to comments.How the Nazis Embraced Environmentalism
Posted on 09/02/2019 1:02:33 AM PDT by jazminerose
Mankinds subservience to the commands of nature provides the connecting thread between Nazism and modern day environmentalism and represents a radical rejection of the Enlightenments belief in progress. It is what separates the New Left and the modern Lefts softer variants from their predecessors and leaves supporters of capitalism and markets as the last redoubt of belief in the potential of mankinds unfettered material progress.
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It is a known fact that Democrat KkK embraced stalinism to enslave the blacks back, as LBJ bragged, that in East Germany they could keep being anti semitic Nazi but as Bader Meinhoff types in Stalinian colors, and that Nazis in Switzerland are greenies who have a full understanding that the Lebensraum concept goes hand in hand with left wing Malthusian mentality and carbon taxes.
Just like their modern day equivalent antifa.
America’s communist party today is no different.
In fact, it more than likely they stole the ideas from the Nazis to start with.
Antifa is not new. It was a rival to the Nazis in 1930s Germany, and used many of the same tactics. Antifa were the communists, and could be the origin of the characterization of Nazis as far-right. To anyone who is not a Communist, the Nazis (National Socialists) are pretty far left, like any other socialists.
Two great articles posted the same day on FR - thats why I love it! Thanks for posting this. (The other was a post by DeweyCA of an article by Douglas Murray in the Daily Mail.)
One of the other attractions of environmentalism to totalitarian groups is that it gives them complete control. After all, if somebody can control the very air that you breathe, what else do they need?
And the Marxist Luddite hatred of technology and development goes hand in hand with this. These things make people dangerously independent and give them power.
Socialism - that is, totalitarian collectivism - was at the root of nazism and Hitler even called his party National Socialist. But totalitarianism cannot exist if ordinary people are permitted access to technology and means that would enable them to fight back or even escape it. Look at the greenie obsession with preventing air travel. Of course, party chiefs would get a break. But for the rest of us? Freedom of movement? Nah, sorry.
Interestingly, a number of the mass shooters we have had recently are people with ecological obsessions who hated human life in general and were enraged by the sight of people going about in public, having a good life, shopping, eating in restaurants, etc. Remember our first famous domestic terrorist of recent times, the Unabomber...who was a raving eco-freak (whose manifesto now seems to have been adopted by all, including the New York Times, which published it).
But these people are fundamentally like the anarchists of old, who devoted themselves to assassinations and terror throughout Europe and even in the US, and were essentially the shocks troops of Communism. They created instability, hatred and fear. Of course, once the Communists had consolidated their power and no longer needed the anarchists, they got rid of them, because they were too crazy and dangerous. To Communism, everybody is expendable if they are no longer useful.
Do a search on ‘Lebensreform’. During the late 19th century, many Germans rejected industrialization, and formed different groups to promote naturism and nudism among other environmental ‘turning back the clock’ acts. The movement basically got absorbed into the Nazi platform, but it was also utilized by every other Socialist group of the time period.
Hitler’s Blood and Soil philosophy can directly be attributed to the Lebensreform movement. There are definitely parallels to the modern left, who absolutely reject industrialization, and seemingly reject technology (but can’t live without it), and whole-heartedly embrace Eugenics.
Read The Ominous Parallels by Peikoff.
That is an excellent book.
Two great articles posted the same day on FR - thats why I love it!
It would be very difficult to find everything posted on FR if you relied on your own web searching. FR is a crowd-sourcing of great posts from all over the internet. Without FR we would have to individually and independently search for all the good material that the leftist search engines are struggling with all their might to hide from public view.
Hitler was also a Health Food nut but Drugs ,he loved them
I was in England visiting some relatives in the early 1990’s. A tour that included Oxford University just happened to fall on Earth Day. I went into a store intending to get some souvenirs from the famed university, and there were two guys wearing the obligatory wire framed glasses and long hair, discussing Marxist theory. They were saying that after the revolution, they would kill all the environmentalists.
Having embraced Marxist ideology in the late 1960’s, and conservatism/libertarianism thereafter, I could sympathize. We Marxists were furious at the left for abandoning workers’ rights for animal and plant rights. Apparently, that has not changed among doctrinaire Marxists.
I had just read in the Telegraph that Hitler was an environmentalist, and I told said two Marxists that fact. They agreed. I bought some Oxford University memorabilia, and departed, feeling pretty proud of myself for helping to drive a wedge into the left. We need to keep doing that.
Absolutely. FR is one of the last bastions of freedom of information, because as you say, theres so many of us out there digging away and passing along what they find to this site.
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