REDNECK CULTURE: HITLER and the NAZIS
Culture is “way of life”.
“Rednecks” are relatively harmless. Redneck CULTURE is a WORLD MENACE that transcends race and region.
How exactly did Hitler and the NAZIS exhibit REDNECK CULTURE?
extreme (“touchy”) PRIDE SUPERIORITY vs INFERIORITY (humiliation)
Hitler glorified an ancient German people of mythical purity, rising to power through appeals to German nationalistic prejudices and vanities. Hitler promised a “utopian” world of arrogant “Aryan” superiority, 1000 years of Nazi domination over “inferiors”. “Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you’re insulting yourself.” “”The [Nazi party] should not become a constable of public opinion, but must dominate it. It must not become a servant of the masses, but their master!”; “I intend to set up a thousand-year Reich and anyone who supports me in this battle is a fellow-fighter for a unique spiritual – I would say divine– creation.”
Germany “surrendered” (unable to win, but not “losing”) to end WWI, putting themselves at the “mercy” of the French and British. The Allies had “singled out” and “victimized” Germany on some levels for “revenge” – sole war guilt and financial reparations. The “reality” is all sides were to blame and could claim “victimization for the war. The “Great War” was a “redneck” affair – nobody won, everyone lost. Versailles was “bad” – Germany’s reaction to it was “worse”. German “shame” demanded “revenge”, not “resolution”. German “touchy pride” was “excessive” and “unbalanced”. Hitler went into deep depression and could not stop crying (redneck self-pity) and spent most of his time in his hospital recuperation refusing to talk to anyone. In 1920, a poor and disillusioned Hitler moved to Munich, Germany. Hitler voiced Germany’s sense of failure and “shame”. German/Nazi “pride” and “superiority” was a “defense mechanism” against a sense of inferiority and weakness.
Hitler exploited the German “chip on their shoulder”- alienation and anger management “issues”. “Scapegoats” such as German traitors, the West, Communists and the Jews explained Germany’s humiliations and sufferings. Germany’s problems stemmed from Western inferiority and decadence. (war, democracy and capitalism) German pride, purity and “superiority” was a “victim” of non-German “inferiority”. Hitler and the Nazis overcome a sense of INFERIORITY by exhibitionism and exaggeration, boasting, vanity (over-inflated self-image) and lack of self restraint. (control). Redneck psychology is “excessive” and “unbalanced”, “high” and “low”. In Hitler’s book Mein Kampf, “touchy pride” promised “face-saving” revenge for German humiliation at Versailles. The Allies would seek “resolution” with the Nazis through negotiation and “appeasement” with Hitler. The Allies underestimated the Nazi thirst for HATE, HOSTILITY, VENGEANCE and VIOLENCE. The West sought peaceful “compromise” with an uncompromising opponent. Hitler promised terror, not tolerance.
“I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not “Don’t, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.” My motto is “Destroy him by all and any means.” I am the one who will wage the war. – Hitler
Sensitive” German “victims” responded with unparalleled cruelty to “victimize” the world with the mass violence, death and destruction of WWII. Did the Nazis throw a self-serving, childish, psychotic, “twisted” and violent TEMPER TANTRUM against the world, “touchy pride” hiding their MALIGNANT NARCISSISM (negative love of self)? “We will not capitulate – no, never! We may be destroyed, but if we are, we shall
drag a world with us – a world in flames.”
“Germany will either be a WORLD POWER or will NOT BE AT ALL.”
“I have placed my death-head formations in readiness … with orders to them to send to death mercilessy and without compassion ALL men, women and children of Polish derivation.”
The Nazis were mercilessly violent bullies who EAGERLY killed. Fascists usually IDEALIZE VIOLENCE as “redemptive” (“saving”) and “transformative”.
“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of VIOLENCE”
“I do not see why man should not be as CRUEL as ANIMALS.”;
“Our strength lies in our speed and BRUTALITY. Genghis Khan led millions of women and children to
slaughter with PREMEDITATION and a HAPPY HEART.” “Who, after all, speaks of the annihilation
of the Armenians?” “The scream of the twelve-inch shrapnel is more penetrating than the hiss from a
thousand Jewish newspaper vipers. Therefore let them go on with their hissing.”
CHAOS-CONFLICT-VIOLENCE on an individual, psychological level applied
socially/collectively. This was an essential part of the Hitler/Nazi “worldview”.
“STRUGGLE is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most BRUTAL STRUGGLE.”
“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal
struggle do not deserve to live.”; “If you do not FIGHT, life will never be won”
“Mankind has grown strong in ETERNAL STRUGGLE and it will only perish through eternal peace.”
The day of INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS has PASSED” – Hitler
“TRIBAL” (HATE of “OTHER”); captive to (group) COLLECTIVE
Tribe/nation/leader became “god”. State and religion were mixed. “Heretics” threatened national “regeneration”. The German “tribe” were VICTIMS, not to blame nor beaten on the battlefield but betrayed at Versailles by “traitors” to the tribe. “GREATNESS/GLORIFICATION” of the “TRIBE” required REVENGE or “payback” from all other “offending” tribes. Internal and external enemies (“outsiders”) obstructed the healthy development of the collective tribe (“insiders”).
All other enemy “asocials” were to be “demon-ized” and eventually destroyed.
“The personification of the DEVIL as the symbol of ALL EVIL assumes the living SHAPE of the JEW”
”Fight for the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may be enabled to fulfill
the MISSION assigned to it by the CREATOR“
“FEUDS” (never ending “chains” of VIOLENCE of “TRIBE” against “outsider”)
“Purification” and elimination of “poison” was a never ending natural process,
part of “rebuilding”. The Jews were “the other” in the Nazi body politic. In a one-night spree in 1938, Nazis burned synagogues, destroyed Jewish shops and KILLED Jews at random. (“Kristallnacht“- the night of the broken glass.) This began the “Holocaust”, “genocide” attempting to eliminate the “Jewish Tribe” from Germany and the world. This never-ending “feud” was the most notorious part of World War II, the German quest for “Aryan” domination that would engulf the world in an orgy of death and destruction.
“The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between us, between Germans and JEWS. All else is an illusion. Even when we have driven the Jew out of Germany, he remains our world enemy”
Would the “redneck” Hitler proceed to victimize his “own” people, promising German “greatness” through their “superiority”, while leading them to ultimate “humiliation”.
Were the German people to blame for allowing themselves to be led by “rednecks”?
“I prophesy to you this evil man will plunge our Reich into the abyss and will inflict immeasurable woe on our nation. … this accursed man will … bring our nation to inconceivable MISERY.”; Future generations will curse you in your grave for this action.” Ludendorff to Hindenburg about Hitler, 1933
Lack of “WORK ETHIC”; AVERSION TO WORK (LAZINESS):
From 1905 on, Hitler lived a “bohemian” life in Vienna on an orphan’s pension and support from his mother. Hitler received his dead father’s civil service pension at age 18, more money than many people received in wages. White southerners were described as “too poor to keep slaves, too proud to work.” John C. Calhoun stated, “No southern man, not even the poorest or the lowest, will under any circumstances, perform menial labor.” This sounds like young Hitler. He did not have to find a job. He spent most of the morning in bed reading. In the afternoon, he walked around Vienna studying buildings, visiting museums, and making and selling sketches.
The Nazis were against the “merits” of private enterprise. Nazi Gregor Strasser stated:
“We are socialists. We are deadly enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system with its exploitation
of the economically weak, its unfair wage system, its immoral way of judging the worth of human
beings in terms of their wealth and money, instead of their responsibility and performance, and we are
determined to destroy this system whatever happens!”
The Nazis decried “exploitation”. They beat up storekeepers, extorted businessmen and vandalized property. The Nazis “pillaged” (stole) the wealth of nations they conquered. German corporations used Jewish “slave labor” for profit. (Work camps next to the “death camps”) The Nazis promised to conquer, kill and enslave racially inferior peoples (Jews, Slavs, others) in their Aryan, “utopian” empire.
VALUE (or lack of) of SCHOOLING and LEARNING ;“know it alls” lacking wisdom
this is not to say that rednecks are not “smart”;they lack “sense”/“balance”/”wisdom”;
destructive knowledge that reinforces redneck culture (e.g. prison)
Hitler was initially a good student. After the death of his brother Edmund, he became a depressed, detached boy who constantly battled his father and teachers. Competition in secondary school and his reaction to not being top of the class led him to stop trying. Hitler’s high opinion of his artistic abilities was shattered when the Vienna Academy of Art REJECTED his application. (twice) “Cracker PRIDE” led Hitler to exaggerate his own intelligence, while dismissing the intelligence of the “masses”. Was Hitler a “know it all” who was “lazy smart”, a frustrated artistic “genius” lacking in talent? Hitler possessed “knowledge” but lacked “wisdom”, “balance” or “sense.”
“Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.” “I am freeing man from the restraints of intelligence and a degrading … false vision called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a FREEDOM and independence which ONLY A VERY FEW CAN BEAR.”
The Nazis were “anti-intellectual”. That does not mean they were not smart. Fascists believe in the cult of ACTION. Their own “feelings” were superior to “facts”; “senses” superior to “mind”; “instincts” were superior to “intellect”; “romanticism” superior to “reason”. Hitler was a “born genius” with limited formal education. His innate “Cracker (“braggart”) Pride” was his main source of education.
“I use EMOTION for the many and reserve REASON for the few”
“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous.” “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.” If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”; “What luck for rulers that men do not think.”
GENDER / FAMILY / SEX
EXPLOITATION(e.g. “pimping”/lust for personal use); MISOGYNY – hate of women
lack of stable FAMILY life; “CHAOS” from lack of effective PARENTING
Hitler was the ultimate “redneck” SON, “PARENT” and “LOVER” from “redneck hell.” Modeling his own chaotic, rebellious and “tragic” family life, Hitler was the ultimate psychotic, manipulative “father” of the German nation.
Hitler’s own personal family life was unstable and dysfunctional. His father
Elois thought his family “cursed” for his marrying of his niece Klara, his third wife. Adolph rebelled against his father Elois’ attempt to “control” his life. Alois was
“hot-tempered” and physically abusive. Hitler was a “mama’s boy”, considered an artistic “genius” by his doting mother. He rebelled against her alleged over-control, leaving small town Linz at age 16 for the big city of Vienna to become a [failed] artist.
Hitler appealed to and manipulated women as the “Fuhrer” (“father” and/or leader) who “led them on” as an officially unmarried, “eligible” bachelor. German women were to, “take hold of the frying pan, dust pan and broom and marry a man.” and be the BREEDERS of the ”master race”. The elite S.S. were ordered to father as many children as possible without marrying, creating homes (“lebensborn”) where these “spartan” children would be raised to serve Hitler’s warrior tribe/nation. A baby was “baptized” with a SS knife held above it. Mothers took an oath of loyalty to Hitler.
“A woman’s world is her husband, her family, her children and her home. We do not find it right when she presses into the world of men.” – Hitler
On the surface, Hitler glorified family. On a deeper level, the Nazis “invaded” and undermined “autonomous” family life by control and indoctrination of youth to the ends of the TRIBE-STATE. Hitler used “his” youth to control their parents, by spying and “snitching” if parents spoke out or acted disloyally. The Hitler Youth would bring “national salvation’ and were told that “hope and the future” are in your hands.
The German family became a “tool” to be used to fulfill Hitler’s proud, hateful, violent, chaotic and self-destructive, even suicidal [redneck] purposes.
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Hitler
“We are the joyous Hitler youth,/Our leader is our savior/
The Pope and Rabbi shall be gone/We want to be pagans once again.”
– “FOR ADOLPH HITLER is OUR INTERCESSOR and OUR REDEEMER” – Hitler Youth Songs
Hitler had redneck-ish “issues” with the women in his own personal life. Hitler’s HALF-SISTER, ANGELA Raubal moved into and managed Hitler’s mountain home. As Hitler rose to power as leader of the Nazi Party, Angela’s daughter “GELI” became his constant “companion”. She was “rumored” to be Hitler’s LOVER. Even his close associates were PUZZLED by this relationship and did not know its exact nature, “Uncle Dolph” kept a TIGHT REIN over Geli. He did not allow her to freely associate with friends and had someone near her at all times, accompanying her shopping, at movies and the opera. Geli became linked to Emil Maurice, a founding member of the SS and Hitler’s chauffeur. Hitler allegedly beat and threatened to kill him after seeing them kiss. Her mother told interrogators after the war that her daughter was hoping to marry a man from hometown Linz, but that Hitler had forbidden the relationship. She was in effect a prisoner. Despite Hitler’s efforts to CONTROL her, Geli planned to “escape” to Vienna. He refused to allow her to go to Vienna. GELI COMMITTED SUICIDE at age 23, with a gunshot found to the lung in Hitler’s Munich apartment.
Hitler later declared that Geli Raubal was the only woman he had ever loved. Associates said Raubal’s death had DEVASTATED HITLER to such an extent that it changed his views and relationships with ALL other people. Hitler would keep a bust or portrait of Raubal in each of his bedrooms, and his entourage was instructed not to say her name. Official Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffmann said of Raubal’s death, “That was when the SEEDS of INHUMANITY began to grow inside Hitler.”
There is no clear information on Hitler’s own sexual behavior. He had “infatuations” with a number of women. Some historians believe Hitler had six female lovers; two of these women went on to commit suicide, and a further two attempted it. Hitler had made his own THREATS of SUICIDE during past moments of personal crisis or defeat.
“reckless”/dangerous/ ”shallow” vs. “sophisticated” (deep, diverse, acquired tastes)
adolescent; exaggerated “cartoons” vs. adult/mature human “complexity;”educational”
Hitler held mass meetings/rallies and festivals,with hundreds of thousands in attendance. They strengthened the personality cult of Hitler, Germany’s “savior” by “providence”. “The Fuhrer’s” near hysterical speeches stirred crowds to a frenzy. The masses came to roar, march and adore the great leader of the world’s greatest empire/state, chanting “Wherever Hitler leads, we will follow. Heil Hitler!” Rallies demonstrated the might of the “new” and “reborn” German people. Hitler stated in Mein Kampf that propaganda must be aimed at the EMOTIONS to be effective. The masses are not moved by scientific or abstract ideas, but by PRIMITIVE feelings – force, terror and discipline.
Propaganda must reduce everything down to SIMPLE slogans that can be repeated over and over again. With banners, flags, marches and “Heil Hitler” the Nazis produced a distinctive public choreography that affirmed the unity of the people’s community. Radio provided Nazi ceremonies with a collective voice. The people were able to receive the Fuehrer’s voice directly.” Hitler was obsessed with FILM. Hitler used MASS MEDIA as propaganda, to turn Nazism into a spectacle heightening “tribe” and nation.
“I never believed it till I saw it with my own eyes… The sight of tens of thousand people standing
shoulder to shoulder with each other shouting “Heil Hitler” took my breath away. From that moment
on, I loved the Nazis.” – Hans Grimdt, a German Stockbroker
The Nazis viewed themselves as “above” the “laws” of normal human “morality”, living a “redneck” lifestyle that was chaotic, violent, counter-productive and [self]-destructive. The Nazis were “Supermen” brave enough to create their own morality. They embraced the “will to power” – any behaviors that supported their dominance and “superiority” were justifiable. They “idealized” their own “ruthless” THIRST (will to) for POWER. The Nazis rejected “reason” and traditional “morality”. The Nazis lacked “CONSCIENCE”, the idea that there is a sense of “right and wrong” or “ought” within individuals that is “universal” and inborn. (e.g. murder is wrong) Hitler stated, “Conscience is a “Jewish invention” to be discarded as an act of ‘self-liberation’.” After the war,
Germans prosecuted for “war crimes” stated they broke no formal laws. They would be convicted of “crimes against humanity.” Humans intrinsically know certain things are wrong and evil. Nazi/redneck “insider” justice rationalizes injustice to any “outsider”.
“Justice is what the Aryan Man DEEMS just. Unjust is what he so deems.” – Alfred Rosenberg
“As soon as the idea was introduced that all men were equal before God, that world was bound to
collapse.” “We have to put a stop to the idea that it is a part of everybody’s civil rights
to say whatever he pleases.”