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The Mythopoeic Power of the Hero

American Dissident Voices broadcast of September 22, 2018

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by Kevin Alfred Strom

ADOLF HITLER. What passion his name incites! – among his people; among his enemies, who we now know to be our enemies also; among those who totally misunderstand him; among those who intellectually understand him – and among those who deeply, emotionally, and viscerally understand him.

We once had a talented volunteer editor who quit helping us, in part, because National Vanguard was too pro-Hitler. He told me that he winced every time we talked about Hitler in a positive way. And one of our more prolific commenters on National Vanguard, who goes by the amusing nom de guerre “Trayvon Martinberg,” went further in a recent comment of his:

Actions speak louder than words, and Hitler attacked and demeaned members of his own race, as a German chauvinist who just wrote of pan-Aryanism while looking away at Jewish blood possibly flowing in himself and others running the Reich. Bombing England and torpedoing her colonial cargo ships come to mind first. But how did he sidestep that pure Aryans existed in Russia and Poland, whose soldiers he starved when taken prisoner? . . . There is no need for Hitler references except to point out political correctness’s erroneous attributions to him. Hitler led Germany to ruin.

I have to stop there and say that there’s no credible evidence that Adolf Hitler had Jewish ancestry – that’s just another slander devised by Jewish propagandists to demoralize good people – people for whom Jewish ancestry in a White leader is a negative thing.

But were there part-Jews who were allowed to be in some responsible positions in the Third Reich’s military establishment? Yes, there were – though not at the highest levels, as one might infer from Mr. Martinberg’s words. But at middle levels – yes, it happened. In retrospect, this can be seen as excessively tolerant, and a mistake. Perhaps it’s this kind of occasional softness toward apparently loyal part-Jews on the part of the German National Socialists that inspired the meme I first saw almost 40 years ago, and which still survives today, in which we see an image of Hitler with the words “Next time, no more Mr. Nice Guy.”

I’ll merely mention, since they are so well-known, Hitler’s high regard for Great Britain and extreme disinclination to fight a war with her, and the great efforts he made to preserve peace with her.

As for pan-Aryanism, Hitler’s change in attitude from his earlier disparagement of Slavs and his focus on Germans only has been well-chronicled in James Harting’s excellent article “Hitler and the Slavs in Historical Perspective,” which you can read on National Vanguard. In it, he says in part:

Contemporary National Socialists view Adolf Hitler as the symbolic leader of the whole of the Aryan race. I, personally, believe that this conception of Hitler is correct and I embrace it enthusiastically. In Mein Kampf and elsewhere, Hitler spoke repeatedly about the fundamental, trans-national unity of the Aryan race, and specifically about the pan-Aryan nature of the struggle against international Jewry.

. . . Increasingly as the War went on, Hitler found himself as the de facto head of all of the Aryan peoples of Europe, and not just of the Germans or of the Germanics. Indeed, from the historical perspective that we now enjoy, we can see that despite being at war with Great Britain, it was Hitler who had the best long term interests of the British people at heart, and not the drunken Jewish cat’s paw Winston Churchill, who proved to be the true gravedigger of the British Empire.

By the end of the War, Hitler had come to realize that his historical role had expanded far beyond that of simply being the chancellor of the German Reich. In his Political Testament, written immediately before his death, he spoke of himself in the role of the defender of the “European children of the Aryan nations.”

In Ukraine and in Russia, and throughout much of eastern Europe, Hitler’s Germany was able not only to garner support, but to raise actual armies to fight for National Socialism’s New Order, despite whatever historical conflicts had existed previously between Slavic and Germanic peoples, and despite the fact that those conflicts left more than a trace in Hitler’s early thinking and in Mein Kampf itself – and despite the fact that a war was on, with all the near-inevitable cruelties on both sides that that implies, and despite even the fact that some of Hitler’s subordinates still evidently harbored, and acted on, anti-Slavic sentiments.

That seems almost incredible, but it is true. I believe it is an example of mythopoeic power at work — the mythopoeic power of Hitler’s and Germany’s titanic struggle against the forces of evil — evil that eastern Europeans knew only too well. And I further believe that that mythopoeic power is still alive — and growing — and that we can and must harness it as part of our efforts to awaken, inspire, and organize our people. Germany’s and Hitler’s unparalleled efforts for our race — and their ultimate immolation and sacrifice for that sacred cause — are the stuff of which myths and legends are made, the stuff of which new faiths are made, faiths that can inspire men to great and heroic deeds — not just for the duration of a war — not just for a single lifetime — but for millennia. I believe this mythopoeic power, along with the deep insights of Cosmotheism, can combine to bring into being a spiritual revolution in the hearts and minds of our people — exactly what is needed so that we will be able to do what must be done.

There is available online a very good film — miniseries, really; it is many hours long — chronicling the life and world-historical struggle of Adolf Hitler. It is entitled The Greatest Story Never Told. It is close to being objective — and cold-hearted indeed is the man or woman who can see it without first weeping, then rising in spirit to inspired action.

And you don’t need to watch any film to know that the opposite of the sick world in which we find ourselves is Hitler and all he stood for — everyone knows that! Everyone from the plumber to the professor to the paperboy on the corner knows that the opposite of the sick gender-bending to which we are required to pay obeisance is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of open borders and flooding our nation with invaders is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of the weakness displayed by the effeminate weaklings who are the poor excuses for men that we see everywhere these days is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of surrender to demographic death is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of illegals stealing your Dad’s job is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of greedy capitalists “offshoring” or “H1-B-ing” your livelihood is Hitler and all he stood for. The opposite of White girls getting used or raped by non-White males is Hitler and all he stood for. Everyone already knows this. Many who know it also believe some of the Jewish falsehoods about Hitler, and they need guidance — but they know who rose up to oppose all these metastasizing evils. And, increasingly, especially among the young, they are beginning to wonder if that “evil” man was really so evil after all.

Something of the spiritual essence of the final Earthly days of the man to whom Yockey simply referred as The Hero of the Second World War comes through in this extract from Savitri Devi:

Calmer now, amid the thunder of explosions and the noise of crumbling buildings — the flames and ruins of the Second World War — than then, at the top of the Freienberg, under the stars; freed from the temporary wild despair that had seized him at the news of the Russian advance west of the Oder River, Adolf Hitler beheld the future. And that future — his own and that of National Socialism and that of Germany, which had now become, forever, the fortress of the new faith — was nothing less than eternity; the eternity of truth, more unshakable (and more soothing) in its majesty even than that of the Milky Way.

In spite of all, National Socialism, the modern expression of cosmic truth, would endure and conquer.

National Socialism would rise again because it is true to cosmic reality and because that which is true does not pass. Germany’s via dolorosa was indeed the way to coming glory. It had to be taken, if the privileged nation was to fulfill her mission absolutely, i.e., if she was to be the nation that died for the sake of the highest human race, which she embodied, and that would rise again to take the lead of those surviving Aryans who are — at last! — to understand her message of life and to carry it with them into the splendor of the dawning Golden Age.

As I said in my series “A New Religion for Us”:

From the life of Siddhartha Gautama to the beginnings of modern organized Buddhism, centuries passed. Three hundred years elapsed between the first stories of Jesus and the founding of Christianity. From the Mycenaean origins of the Eleusinian Mysteries to the Greek celebration of them there passed nearly a thousand years. Adolf Hitler died just eleven years before I was born. We are just at the beginning.

Mythopoeia is that which makes legends. Tolkien’s great world-spinning works of fantasy are called mythopoeic. Tolkien himself wrote of the power of legendary figures in the lives and the hearts of men in a poem he once wrote:

Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme
of things not found within recorded time.
Such isles they saw afar, and ones more fair,
and those that hear them yet may yet beware.
They have seen Death and ultimate defeat,
and yet they would not in despair retreat,
but oft to victory have tuned the lyre
and kindled hearts with legendary fire.

Mythopoeia is not limited to fiction: I say that the “isles they saw afar” are the new world we will build, a world fit for Aryan man and Aryan woman to inhabit! And we all know who it was who saw “death and ultimate defeat,” and who nevertheless “would not in despair retreat” — and we also know who it is who must now to victory tune our lyres — and kindle hearts with legendary fire.

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4 Comments

  1. Ulysses Freire da Paz Junior
    September 22, 2018 at 8:29 am — Reply

    Benton Bradberry’s 2012 book, “The Myth of German Villainy” is a superb, must-read, revisionist look at how the German people have been systematically, relentlessly and most importantly, unjustly vilified as the arch criminal of the 20th century. Bradberry sets out, cooly and calmly as befits a former US-Navy officer and pilot, to show why and how the German people have been falsely accused of massive crimes and that their chief accuser and tormenter, organized jewry is in fact the real party guilty of monstrous crimes against Germans and the rest of the world — KATANA.]

    The Myth of

    German Villainy

    by

    Benton L. Bradberry

    Front and Back Cover Text

    Neither Kaiser Wilhelm nor Adolf Hitler wanted war. Both WWI and WWII were thrust upon Germany by the Allied powers. Germany’s great sin was emerging too late as a consolidated nation-state and upsetting the long established balance of power scheme in Europe. The already established great powers, Britain, France and Russia, joined together in 1914 to destroy this new rival. When Germany rose phoenix-like from the ashes of WWI to again become a great power, they finished. the job with World War II. The deliberate destruction of Germany during the Second World-War can only be compared to the Roman destruction of ancient Carthage, and it was done for the same reason — to destroy a commercial rival. The “official” history of World Wars I & II, the story we learned in school, is a myth.

    As the title “The Myth of German Villainy” indicates, this book is about the mischaracterization of Germany as history’s ultimate “villain“. The “official” story of Western Civilization in the twentieth century casts Germany as the disturber of the peace in Europe, and the cause of both World War I and World War II, though the facts don’t bear that out.

    During both wars, fantastic atrocity stories were invented by Allied propaganda to create hatred of the German people for the purpose of bringing public opinion around to support the wars. The “Holocaust” propaganda which emerged after World War II further solidified this image of Germany as history’s ultimate villain. But how true is this “official” story? Was Germany really history’s ultimate villain? In this book, the author paints a different picture. He explains that Germany was not the perpetrator of World War I nor World War II, but instead, was the victim of Allied aggression in both wars. The instability wrought by World War I made the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia possible, which brought world Communism into existence. Hitler and Germany recognized world Communism, with its base in the Soviet Union, as an existential threat to Western, Christian Civilization, and he dedicated himself and Germany to a death struggle against it. Far from being the disturber of European peace, Germany served as a bulwark which prevented Communist revolution from sweeping over Europe. The pity was that the United States and Britain did not see Communist Russia in the same light, ultimately with disastrous consequences for Western Civilization. The author believes that Britain and the United States joined the wrong side in the war.

    About the Author

    Benton L. Bradberry served as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1977, from near the beginning of the Cold War to near its end. His generation was inundated with anti-German propaganda and “Holocaust” lore. Then, in his role as a naval officer and pilot, he was immersed in anti-Communist propaganda and the war psychosis of the Cold War era. He has had a life-long fascination with the history of this period and has read deeply into all aspects of it. He also saw much of Europe during his Navy years and has travelled widely in Europe since. A natural skeptic, he long ago began to doubt that the “propaganda” told the whole story. He has spent years researching “the other side of the story” and has now written a book about it. The author is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California with a degree in Political Science and International Relations.

    Source https://katana17.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/book-the-myth-of-german-villainy-by-benton-bradberry-part-01/

    1. The only thing at Auschwitz resembling a human gas chamber was constructed in 1946 by Stalin.

    2. Not a single diagnosis of death by cyanide poisoning is on record for any German labour camp.

    3. No trace whatever remains of the millions of bodies allegedly gassed in the German labour camps.

    4. None of the war generals after the war who wrote their memoirs made any allusion to human gas chambers or indeed to any intention to exterminate an ethnic group.

    5. The Red Cross made normal, routine visits to Auschwitz during the war, and its published reports made no allusion to any ongoing human gassing there.

    6. No authentic documents attesting to “The Holocaust” exist anywhere.

    7. The Bad Arolsen archives list everyone who lived and died in all the German labour camps. The question naturally arises as to what is the total number recorded in this tremendous archive. Clearly the managers of this archive are not at liberty to tell of this or they would be jailed for so awful a crime.

    Source https://holocaustdeprogrammingcourse.com/

  2. Tom Brady
    September 23, 2018 at 1:24 am — Reply

    Bombing England and torpedoing her colonial cargo ships come to mind first.

    I am staggered by the apparent depth of ignorance indicated by this comment.

    It was Churchill that started the bombing of civilians. Read Advance to Barbarism. Read the work of David Irving. Whoever wrote the above “knows” that Hitler was the first to carpet bomb cities because the Jews and their flunkies told him so. Hitler actually delayed retaliation for quite a while, and the Germans never had any heavy bombers, the ones designed to destroy cities.

    As for torpedoing ships, what are you supposed to do to the cargo ships of a vicious enemy that declared war on you?

    But how did he sidestep that pure Aryans existed in Russia and Poland, whose soldiers he starved when taken prisoner?

    I am staggered by the apparent depth of ignorance indicated by this comment.

    Whoever wrote the above “knows” that Hitler did this because the Jews and their flunkies told him so. Why does he think that Jews won’t lie?

    [T]he broad masses of a nation … more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since … they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously…. From time immemorial, … the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. — Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf; volume 1, chapter 10; Murphy translation)

  3. JM/Iowa
    September 24, 2018 at 12:48 am — Reply

    “Mythopoeia is not limited to fiction: I say that the “isles they saw afar” are the new world we will build, a world fit for Aryan man and Aryan woman to inhabit!”

    Only those of us who step up and participate in some way are those who are now building–and are going to build higher and better– the new consciousness, the new order, and a new People. These are the heroes that seem to be whom the author is referring to.

    Those of our people who sit on their hands, who whine, who “wait for another Hitler” to appear will not get the job done. Of these two, which are you?

  4. September 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    Thank you for another fine presentation!

    Kerry Bolton effectively refutes Antony Sutton:

    The Myth of the Big Business-Nazi Axis

    https://www.inconvenienthistory.com/7/3/3434

    First Thing First : Eliminate Jew Influence

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