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Hitler's Rise to Power

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As most people on this planet know, World War II has been over for more than 50 years. The ideals of Hitler, a man wanting to eliminate all Jews and minorities, are views that can be questioned. Most people have difficulties accepting failure, and when failure arises people look elsewhere to blame someone else for their shortcomings. In society these people are called scapegoats. The question that comes to mind is Who was Hitler and what were his thoughts?

Most prominent leaders that can be thought of as great dictators were extremely forceful. Julius Caesar and Napoleon both rose up during troubling times of their country. They did this by going to war and winning, they would take over a country, set up a government, and then move on. Hitler was the exact opposite, he was a barbarian who ruled by striking fear into people. "They regard me as an uneducated barbarian. Yes, we are barbarians! We want to be barbarians! It is an honorable title."

(Rauschning, Hermann. The Voice of Destruction New York, 1940, p.80) The government that Hitler proposed had no real law. The people were to follow what they were told by those who were ranked above them, thus always leading back to Hitler. Hitler taught children to spy on their parents, and then report their wrong doings. He wanted people to hate their neighbors. He wanted those people of different, and for that matter "wrong" religions, political party, and/or race to be eliminated. A lot of the time when people look at history books and see a leader such as Hitler they might think that it was a long time ago, or that people were not that smart. Hitler rose to power in a time when people were literate, a majority of people were fairly smart, and none the less it was a mere 50 years ago.

As most people across the globe will agree Hitler had unsightly political views. He preached that before a government can reach a victory or a happy state it must first undergo a change. This is why the nazi movement was necessary. Hitler preached propaganda, the information that today would be found in The National Enquire. What he preached was what people wanted to hear, it was an easy route out of all of their troubles. He was able to relay his message across the people in Germany and draw more than a third of a vote in a free contested election. He believed that the ability of a man to reach his goals was dependent on two things; his brutality and his originality. "Unfortunately, the contemporary world stresses internationalism instead of the innate values of race, democracy, and the majority instead of the worth of the great leader. Instead of everlasting struggle the world preaches cowardly pacifism and everlasting peace. These three things are the causes of the downfall of all humanity." (Waite, Robert Hitler and Nazi Germany HBJC publishers 1969 p.60)

Hitler was in great favor of struggle, he believed that because of struggle man rose above animals. Whenever there is a struggle the better man arises from the situation. The Christian virtues of love and humility are just a cover up or weakness, cowardice, and the inability to come to a resolution. "In perpetual peace man's greatness must decline." (Waite, Robert Hitler and Nazi Germany HBJC publishers 1969 p.61) This quote states that if everyone is in a Utopian society that there can be no one to look up to, only in times of war and struggle there must rise someone in control. This person who rises in control is a man of greatness.

Force was Hitler's first law, only force rules. It was a deciding factor in any situation, and it also created right. Throughout time the strongest man survived. The strong man has the right to rule over all those who are weaker then him. The stronger who choose not rule over the weaker have been corrupted.

Hitler's views on race are used to justify the right of German's to step over those who were viewed as inferior. The nazi's were the elite race and had the right to struggle for the power in Germany. He believed that they had a right to unlimited power. Hitler wanted to create an order, this would include a pure race. One whose minds have not been corrupted with ideals and views, his were to be the only views in the head of the pure race. The race that Hitler carried the most hate towards was the Jews. The Jews represented all that was evil. Jews are everywhere and are responsible for everything, these views are clearly portrayed in a speech in 1922. ". . . . Amongst the parties of the Right he (Jews) encouraged those feature which were most repugnant to the people--the passion for money, unscrupulous methods in trade which were employed so ruthlessly as to give rise to the proverb: "Business, too, marches over corpses." And the Jew attacked the parties of the Right through the blood

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