Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rugged Individualism

"We have founded a system based on the most sincere foundation there is, namely: Form your life yourself! Work for your existence! Help yourself and God will help you!"

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Wilhelmshaven (Apr. 1, 1939)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gender Roles

"Whereas previously the programs of the liberal, intellectualist women's movements contained many points, the program of our National Socialist Women's movement has in reality but one single point, and that point is the child, that tiny creation which must be born and grow strong and which alone gives meaning to the whole life-struggle"

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech to NS Women’s League (Sept. 8, 1934)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Elitism

"I see two diametrically opposed principles: the principle of democracy which, wherever it is allowed practical effect is the principle of destruction: and the principle of the authority of personality which I would call the principle of achievement"

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Dusseldorf Industry Club (Jan. 27, 1932)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

You Did Build That!

"Let no one say that the picture produced as a first impression of human civilization is the impression of its achievement as a whole. This whole edifice of civilization is in its foundations and in all its stones nothing else than the result of the creative capacity, the achievement, the intelligence, the industry, of individuals: in its greatest triumphs it represents the great crowning achievement of individual God-favored geniuses"

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Dusseldorf Industry Club (Jan. 27, 1932)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Family Values

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."

-- Adolf Hitler; from national proclamation (February 1, 1933)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spontaneous Order

"If I had wished I could have substituted officials for employers, but nature and reality select best. We do not wish bureaucratic economics as in Russia, nor do we wish to establish economic democracy here."

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Nuremburg Labor Front (Sept. 12, 1936)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Putting God back in school

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith."

-- Adolf Hitler; at Nazi-Vatican Concordat (April 26, 1933)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Prosperity Gospel

"We realize that, in the final instance, all human enterprise requires the blessings of Providence if it is to succeed. Yet we realize as well that Providence accords its blessings only to him who proves himself worthy of them. I believe that all of us have experienced such great fortune this year that we are obligated to make sacrifices voluntarily."

-- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Sportpalast Berlin (October 5, 1938)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blaming Democrats


"Just as a figure like Bismarck once rightfully described liberalism as the pacesetter of Social Democracy, Democracy and the Center are today the pacesetters of Bolshevism and thus the parties who are mainly to blame for our misfortune."

-- Adolf Hitler; from proclamation to Nazi Party (January 1, 1932)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jingoism

"It is imperative for us to instill in the German Volk a confidence based upon its history and our beliefs in order to be able to carry out the great political tasks facing us."

-- Adolf Hitler; from 'secret speech' to German media (November 10, 1938)