Prof. Josh Harrison
March 8, 2001
Race and People
Anger and hatred can be produced with such little integrity it is frightening. Adolf Hitler’s work, Mein Kampf, is filled with such fury and abhorrence. Millions of people bought into his ideas without even stopping to question the validity of his work. Considering at this time many Germans were freezing, starving and suffering from a huge economic depression not much had to be said to get people on Hitler’s side. Hitler makes many false statements and provides no evidence to back many of them, he simply finds the Jews as something to blame Germany’s problems on. In Hitler’s work he also contradicts himself on numerous occasions. If people had stopped to think about what Mein Kampf was really saying these falsies and mistakes would have been noticed.
Adolf Hitler makes many statements in an attempt to evoke anger towards people of the non-Aryan race, but he provides no proof to back up his statements. “All the great civilizations of the past became decadent because the originally creative race died out, as a result of contamination of the blood,” states Hitler. That is simply a statement and nothing more. There is no evidence that the Greek or Roman Empires fell as a result of “cross-breeding,” and if there is Hitler provides no such information. Hitler also says, “All that we admire in the world today, its science, its art, its technical development and discoveries are the products of the creative activities of a few peoples, and it may be true
that their first in beginnings must be attributed to one race.” There are many discoveries in all areas mentioned which were made by different races; there is not one dominant race responsible for all advances in the world today. Also, Hitler still neglects to provide proof or example to back up his statements. Hitler provides the reader with many ideas and beliefs but no facts or truths making his work a rather invalid piece.
Adolf also makes statements that contradict his own ideas. The idea that Jews came up with this “crazy” notion that “Man can control even nature,” is mentioned by Hitler. Oddly enough, with his idea to rid the world of all races that aren’t Aryan, he is in a sense also trying to control nature. By trying to control nature, Hitler seems to agree with the ideas of the Jews despite putting them down. He also believes that people who take in the “Jewish babble” only have “a mere idea, and a very preposterous idea.” Ironically though, all Hitler has is an idea, and a ridiculous idea at that. He can’t possibly call the words of the Jews “mere idea[s]” because his feelings that the Aryan race is superior are also merely ideas. In a sense then, Hitler is criticizing himself, taking everything he’s saying and removing all integrity from it. He also talks about how a “sin against the will of the Eternal Creator” will be avenged. Well, murder is surely a sin, whether its one person or millions, direct or indirect, it is a sin against the creations of God. Keeping in mind, Hitler’s suggestion of destroying any race other than the Aryan race is also a sin against the will of the Eternal Creator, so surely it will too be avenged.
There are some other interesting statements made by Adlof that when read can baffle the reader as to how anyone could possibly believe it. Hitler states that “any old climber or moral slacker cannot rise by devious paths to govern his national comrades,
but that, by the very greatness of the responsibility to be assumed, incompetents and weaklings are frightened of.” Strangely however, Hitler managed to win over part of a nation in a devious way. Also he is calling his followers weaklings and incompetents, that does not give them very much credit. Hitler also makes the point that In short, the results of miscegenation are always the following: (a) The level of the superior race becomes lowered; (b) physical and mental degeneration sets in, thus leading slowly but steadily towards a progressive drying up of the vital sap. This statement is just plain stupid. For starters he