Hitler assesses the German parties

[To be added: German’s People’s Party, Economic Party]

Excerpts from Otto Wagener’s memoirs

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 210:
Let us begin on the right, with the conservatives, who nowadays call themselves German Nationalists. In large sections of the country they are the intruders, the immigrants, the colonizers, the conquerors, wishing unconditionally to preserve their ruling relationship to the indigenous population. The father we move into the eastern part of Germany, the more strongly does this claim to domination become evident. Without a doubt, these people’s ancestors were once pioneers of the German character and bearers of a higher and superior Western culture. Owners of landed estates and large farms, the aristocracy, tradition-bound officialdom, and the representatives of the Protestant Church support this party. In the economic sector, it draws on those who are in a position to derive their capital assets from old landed property.

Otto Wagener:
Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 216-218
Rienzi was betrayed by the conservatives, by the aristocracy, by the important owners of land and industry, to whom he had extended the hand of friendship.

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 210:
Next come the German People’s Party, the Economic Party, and the Home-owners’ Party, a swarm of ants scurrying busily back and forth from morn till night along the paths of business, occasionally pausing to exchange a word, before scurrying on, sometimes bearing heavy loads–at the very least a briefcase that contains, along with a sandwich and toilet paper, wholly useless papers…

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 210:
Then we have the Center Party: those people who have kept the servile slave mentality inculcated during the period that lasted from Roman military despotism to Ultramontane papal dominance. Precisely as the German Nationals allow us to recognize the Germanic will to rule and the spirit of Protestantism against dogmatization of faith and the stiffing of conscience, so we see here those people and tribes that were gradually trained in passive obedience to authority under Sundanese and other legions. These same people automatically obeyed the cardinal’s or bishop’s miter worn by a papal legate, replacing the war helmet of the centurion. The limes is the geographical border of the Center Party’s power. Such true warriors as might have survived in this region was killed or banished from the land by inquisitions and witch burnings. This party is not, therefore, a group of proud German men with political convictions and intellectual orientation. Rather, it is the large, subservient herd of Rome’s sheepfold–grown unfree by virtue of its history.

[ Hitler, Table Talk (Cameron & Stevens), February 3-4, 1942:
There are towns in Germany from which all joy is lacking. I’m told that it’s the same thing in certain Calvinistic regions of Switzerland.
In Trier and Freiburg, women have addressed me in so ignoble a fashion that I cannot make up my mind to repeat their words. It’s on such occasions that I become aware of the depth of human baseness. Clearly, one must not forget that these areas are still feeling the weight of several centuries of religious oppression.
Near Würzburg, there are villages where literally all the women were burned. We know of judges of the Court of the Inquisition who gloried in having had twenty to thirty thousand “witches” burned. Long experience of such horrors cannot but leave indelible traces upon a population.

Mein Kampf:
For several decades previously the German Social Democrats had been
agitating in an underhand and knavish way for war against Russia, whereas the German Centre Party, with, religious ends in view, had worked to make the Austrian State the chief centre and turning-point of German policy. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 211:
Now I come to the Democrats. Once more, a racial stratum: the Jews and the artificial Jews. For every single Democrat of this party orientation is actually nothing but an artificial Jew.
This party, which has absolutely no right to be called ‘democratic,’ has international connections and international interests. It exploits the label of democracy to conceal the lack of any national idea. The concept ‘Volk’ is something these people despise, something they consider either petty bourgeois or chauvinist, even militaristic. All these three characteristics are attacked and contemptuously rejected by the Democratic Party. And yet, they are only slogans they themselves have invented for whatever they, in their spiritual and moral decay, lack and therefore attack. They speak of themselves as Europeans and cosmopolitans, they claim Goethe for themselves. Actually, they seem to me nothing more than a stinking abscess within the Volk, living off the work and diligence of the Volk, as it were. They exploit for their own aims and ends the achievements of the Volk in every sphere.
Most of them are half-castes, to the second or third degree, mixed not only with Jews, but also with every possible bloodline of other nations and continents.

[ Hitler, Table Talk (Cameron & Stevens), December 1, 1941:
It is remarkable that the half-caste Jew, to the second or third generation, has a tendency to start flirting again with pure Jews. But from the seventh generation onwards, it seems the purity of the Aryan blood is restored. In the long run nature eliminates the noxious elements.
Mein Kampf:
Nature generally takes certain measures to correct the effect which racial inter-breeding produces. She is not much in favour of the mongrel. The earlier products of interbreeding have to suffer bitterly, especially the third, fourth and fifth generations.
Hitler, Table Talk (Cameron & Stevens), July 1, 1942:
Freiherr von Liebig has always been regarded as an ardent nationalist, and it was as such that he was brought to my attention. When I met him, however, I was repelled by the fellow’s undeniable Jewish appearance. I was nevertheless repeatedly assured that in the family tree of the Freiherr, which went very far back, there was no vestige of non-Aryan ancestry. And now, by pure chance, we have found out that one of the Freiherr’s ancestors, born at Frankfurt-On-Main in 1616, was a pure, hundred per cent Jew! And so, although more than three hundred years separate the present Freiherr from his Jewish ancestor, and although with this one exception all his ancestors were pure Aryans, he nevertheless has all the unmistakable racial characteristics of the Jew.
This confirms the opinion I have already expressed when speaking about the Englishman, Cripps, that all half-caste families—even if they have but a minute quantity of Jewish blood in their veins—produce regularly, generation by generation, at least one pure Jew. Roosevelt affords the best possible proof of the truth of this opinion. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 211:
But they dominate the banking system and the corporate and trust system, they control the best and most immediate connections to foreign countries, and they prove their contempt for Germans by constantly pointing out how the British do it and what the Americans consider to be right, and what is bad, inferior, proletarian, and simply ‘typically German’ about the Germans. And they unconditionally cling to Jewish leadership.
Thank God the overwhelming mass of the German Volk has a finely attuned sense for who counts himself among the Volk and who distances himself from it.

Hitler, November 8, 1943 speech:
Thank God, the German Volk, as I have come to know it in its mass of different individuals, is strong and thoroughly healthy.

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 211:
That is why this party has no support whatever among the people. It has such support only outside the Volk. On the basis of this realization, the grand master of these aliens also decided to change their name. Nowadays they call themselves the State Party. This change is quite in line with their thinking. For as far as they are concerned, the state is not the organization for the self-administration of a people, but simply a management which, for reasons of economic prosperity, seeks to conclude pacts consolidating interests with other managements. They pursue this aim with greater zeal than they devote to concern about their own followers, their joys and sorrows, their high points and their future.

[ Hitler, Triumph of the Will:
It is our nation’s greatest misery that moved us, united us in struggle, and made us fight strong, and all of those who have not suffered with me the very same misery and suffering among their own people cannot comprehend what we feel. To them, it is confusing and incomprehensible that this assembly would bring hundreds of thousands together and make them endure great misery, suffering and privation as a simple order of the State. They can only think that such a thing could only be possible at the command order of the State. They are gravely mistaken. It is not the State that orders us; but it is we who order the State! It is not the State that created us, it is we who created the State!
Henry T. Laurency ():
The state is no god and lacks the right to order people to think in a certain way. The individual does not exist for the state, but the state exists for the individual. Nations that fight those axioms are in the power of the black lodge. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 211:
But some of the sons of these men, the young people, are nevertheless influenced by national events and turn with loathing from their fathers. School, sports, and youth movements bring them into contact with the sons of German-thinking parents. In this way, an exodus soon makes itself felt.

[ Mein Kampf:
Although these qualities were disappearing more and more in the younger generation, owing to the all-pervading influence of the big city, yet among the younger generation also, there were many who were fundamentally sound and who were able to maintain themselves uncontaminated amid the sordid surroundings of their everyday existence. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 211:
The party leaders therefore applied their mechanical thinking to seeking a means to offer the young people similar advantages as are available, for example, in the SA or the Stahlhelm or the Rotfront. So they assumed financing and leadership of the Reichsbanner Black, Red, Gold along with the whole Order of Young Germany.

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 212:
Now I come to the Social Democrats. That is where we find the great mass of the decent, striving, industrious German Volk from all tribes and levels. These are the people I have taken so much to my heart, whom I love, with whom I feel at one, closely united down to the last fiber; to them I have given my life and my strength, my work, my will, my hope, and my faith! . . .
In the Social Democratic Party, the racially purest and best German people live side by side. Unfortunately, as I said, under the wrong leaders. But that is not their fault!

✡Otto Weininger:
The purest Aryans by descent and disposition are seldom Antisemites, although they are often unpleasantly moved by some of the peculiar Jewish traits; they cannot in the least understand the Antisemite movement, and are, in consequence of their defence of the Jews, often called Philosemites; and yet these persons writing on the subject of the hatred of Jews, have been guilty of the most profound misunderstanding of the Jewish character.

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 213:
And now, lastly, the Communists. Their members, too, are in large part simply deluded.
We find three groups that, almost without exception, come from the stratum of the indigenous population – that is, the dispossessed.
They are, one, the idealists. They dream of something splendid, but either their feet are not firmly on the ground or they are stupid.

[ Mein Kampf:
The Pan-German movement was unsuccessful because the leaders did not grasp the significance of that truth. They saw the goal clearly and their intentions were right, but they took the wrong road. Their action may be compared to that of an Alpine climber who never loses sight of the peak he wants to reach, who has set out with the greatest determination and energy, but pays no attention to the road beneath his feet. With his eye always fixed firmly on the goal, he does not examine or notice the nature of the ascent, and finally he fails. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 213:
Then, two, there are the desperate. They see no possibility of bringing about a genuine life community for the Volk, and they hope for a final rescue from the international struggle of the proletariat against the ruling classes, with the aim of removing them.

[ Hermann Giesler:
But Spengler, in his time-ahead thinking, as a shearer and interpreter of the downfall of Western culture, paid little attention to the unpredictable. So he overlooked the possible overcoming of the turmoil and thus the formation of a new community of the people. This community wants and will manifest itself in the building because it recognizes the inadequacy of its spatially unformed environment. She sees the disorder, the chaotic, and sets the demands and the standards of conscious national and social obligation. ]

Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, p.g. 213:
And three, there are the racially degenerate who, if they had any property, would have joined the Democratic Party. As it is, they look on themselves as unappreciated geniuses, as neglected, and as pariahs; therefore, they have become nihilists and criminals.
The first two of these groups can be rehabilitated. By nature they really have good characters; they have simply fallen prey to either their ideology or their history. The last group consists of the dregs that can be found everywhere in life. It need not itself be to blame for its degeneracy. It can be the victim of other’s fault, even of the fathers. But it is of no use to the struggle for reconstruction. It can only destroy, demolish. Later on, we will have to see how this group can be incorporated and possibly restored to the community after all. Solving our problem of acquiring the right to property through work can win them all back. For this problem represents the solution of the socialist question and at the same time the redemption of those who feel eternally damned.
That is how I see the parties of today’s Germany from the racial standpoint.

Mein Kampf:
Chapter IX German Workers’ Party