Hitler, as the Chancellor of the Third Reich, wanted more than popular approval. He wanted that approval to be freely, widely, and repeatedly expressed by popular vote. No people was ever be more frequently asked for their electoral opinion than the German people of that era; five times in five years.
For Hitler, it was not enough that the people voted from time to time, as in the previous democratic system. In those days, prior to the Third-Reich, voters were rarely appealed to, and when they expressed an opinion, they were often ill-informed & apathetic. After an election, years might go by, during which the politicians were heedless & inaccessible, the electorate powerless to vote on their actions.
To enable the German public to express its opinion on the occasion of important events of social, national, or international significance, Hitler provided the people a new means of approving or rejecting his own actions as Chancellor, the plebiscite.
Hitler recognized the right of all the people, men and women alike, to vote by secret ballot; to voice their opinion of his policies, or to make a well-grounded judgment on this or that great decision in domestic or foreign affairs. Rather than a formalistic routine, “democracy” in the Third Reich became a vital, active program of supervision that was renewed annually.
The electoral pledge given by Hitler, regarding the plebiscite, was not vain rhetoric. One national referendum followed another: in 1933, in 1934, in 1936, and in 1938, not to mention the Saar plebiscite of 1935, which was held under international supervision.
The ballot was secret, and the voter was not constrained. No one could have prevented a German from voting “no” if he wished. And, in fact, a certain number did vote “no” in every plebiscite. Millions of others could just as easily have done the same. However, the percentage of “no” votes remained remarkably low; usually under ten percent.
Germany is the birthplace of the Science of Ecology & Green Policies
It is useful to know the laws of nature, for that enables us to obey them. To act otherwise would be to rise in revolt against heaven.” -Hitler
Never forget that the most sacred right on this earth is mans right to have the earth to till with, in his own hands; and the most sacred sacrifice is the blood that a man sheds for this earth.” -Hitler
Germany is not only the birthplace of the science of ecology and the site of Green politics’ rise to prominence; it has also been home to a peculiar synthesis of naturalism & nationalism forged under the influence of the Romantic tradition of anti-Enlightenment.And during the Third Reich, its National Socialist government was the “first” world government to create environmental protection laws in history.
Two 19th Century figures exemplify the merger of naturalism with nationalism; Ernst Moritz Arndt & Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl. Their ecological ideas exerted a powerful & lasting influence on many of the central figures in the NSDAP. To these National Socialists, their religion was the study of “nature”; an admixture of primeval Teutonic nature mysticism, ecology and racial German ideology.
Hitler wrote in “Mein Kampf”, the following, “When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against nature must lead to their own downfall.”
In 1934 the director of the Reich Agency for Nature Protection, Walter Schoenichen, established the following objectives for biology curricula, “Very early, the youth must develop an understanding of the civic importance of the ‘organism’, i.e., the co-ordination of all parts & organs for the benefit of the one, and superior, task of life.”
In many varieties of the National Socialist world view ecological themes were linked with traditional agrarian romanticism and hostility to urban civilization, all revolving around the idea of rootedness in nature. This conceptual constellation, especially the search for a lost connection to nature, was most pronounced among the Pagan elements in the National Socialist leadership, above all Heinrich Himmler, Alfred Rosenberg and Walther Darre.
Rosenberg wrote in his colossal “The Myth of the 20th Century” book, “Today, we see the steady stream from the countryside to the city, deadly for the Volk (folk). The cities swell ever larger, unnerving the Volk and destroying the threads which bind humanity to nature; they attract adventurers and profiteers of all colors, thereby fostering racial chaos.”
Hitler & Himmler were both strict vegetarians & animal lovers, attracted to nature mysticism and homeopathic cures, and staunchly opposed to vivisection and cruelty to animals. Himmler even established experimental organic farms to grow herbs for SS medicinal purposes. Hitler was known to speak at length about various renewable energy sources, including environmentally-appropriate hydropower and producing natural gas from sludge, as alternatives to coal. He declared “water, winds and tides” as the energy path of the future.
In December 1942, Himmler released a decree “On the Treatment of the Land in the Eastern Territories”, which affirmed, “The peasant of our racial stock has always carefully endeavored to increase the natural powers of the soil, plants, and animals, and to preserve the balance of the whole of nature.”
A study of the membership rolls of several mainstream Weimar-era nature protection organizations revealed that by 1939, fully 60 percent of these conservationists had joined the NSDAP. Clearly, the affinities between environmentalism & National Socialism ran deep. At the level of ideology, ecological themes played a vital role in German National Socialism.
The “green wing” of the NSDAP was represented above all by Walther Darre, Fritz Todt, Alwin Seifert and Rudolf Hess; the four figures who primarily shaped National Socialist ecology in practice.
Richard Walther Darre proclaimed, in 1930, “The unity of blood and soil must be restored.” This phrase denoted a quasi-mystical connection between “blood’” (race) and “soil” (land) specific to Germanic peoples.
Jews, due to their history, were considered especially rootless, wandering people, incapable of any true relationship with the land. German blood, in other words, engendered an exclusive claim to the sacred German soil.
Note: 91,000 farms were established between 1933-1936, and they were set-up to be hereditary family farms.
It is frequently pointed out that the agrarian & romantic moments in National Socialist ideology & policy were in constant tension with the technocratic-industrialist thrust of the Third Reich’s rapid modernization. What is not often remarked is that even these modernizing tendencies had a “significant” ecological component.
The two men principally responsible for sustaining this environmentalist commitment in the midst of intensive industrialization were Reichsminister Fritz Todt and his aide, the high-level planner & engineer, Alwin Seifert.
According to his successor, Albert Speer, Todt “loved nature”, and “repeatedly had serious run-ins with Bormann, protesting against his despoiling of the landscape around Obersalzberg”, a mountainous retreat center. Thanks to Todt’s efforts, the Autobahn construction, one of the largest building enterprises undertaken in this century, was “as environmentally sensitive as possible.”
The pre-eminent historian of German engineering wrote, “Todt demanded of the completed work of technology a harmony with nature and with the landscape, thereby fulfilling modern ecological principles of engineering as well as the ‘organological’ principles of his own era along with their roots in volkisch ideology.” The ecological aspects of this approach to construction went well beyond an emphasis on harmonious adaptation to the natural surroundings for aesthetic reasons; Todt also established strict criteria for respecting wetlands, forests and ecologically sensitive areas. But just as with Arndt, Riehl and Darre, these environmentalist concerns were inseparably bound to a folkish-nationalist outlook.
With the Third Reich’s technological policy entrusted to figures such as these, even the National Socialist massive industrial build-up took on a distinctively green hue. The prominence of nature in the party’s philosophical background helped ensure that more radical initiatives often received a sympathetic hearing in the highest offices of the National Socialist state.
As early as March 1933, a wide array of environmentalist legislation was approved & implemented at national, regional and local levels. These measures, which included reforestation programs, bills protecting animal and plant species, and preservationist decrees blocking industrial development, undoubtedly “ranked among the most progressive in the world at that time.” Planning ordinances were designed for the protection of wildlife habitat, and at the same time demanded respect for the sacred German forest. The National Socialist state also created the first nature preserves in Europe.
Along with Darre’s efforts toward re-agrarianization and support for organic agriculture, as well as Todt & Seifert’s attempts to institutionalize an environmentally sensitive land-use planning & industrial policy, the major accomplishment of the National Socialist ecologists was the “Reich Conservation Act” of 1935. This completely unprecedented “nature protection law” not only established guidelines for safeguarding flora, fauna, and “natural monuments” across the Reich; it also restricted commercial access to remaining tracts of wilderness.
In addition, the comprehensive ordinance “required all national, state and local officials to consult with “Naturschutz” authorities in a timely manner “before undertaking any measures that would produce fundamental alterations in the countryside.”
Note: The Reich Conservation Act of 1935 protected “remaining portions of landscape in free nature whose preservation, on account of rarity, beauty, distinctiveness, or on account of scientific, ethnic, forest, or hunting significance, lies in the general interest.”
Note: The NSDAP forbade the use of pesticide DDT on grounds that it was a health hazard, decades before other European countries.
For the final three years of National Socialist Germany’s reign, in the heat of battle, amidst World War 2, the “green wing” played no active role. Their work, however, had long since left an indelible stain.
Vivisection (Animal Cruelty) Outlawed
Our forefathers also held that animals & things were expressions of powers of God… contra to this outlook, we see the great Descartes pathetically trying to prove that animals are mere soulless machines.” -Rud Mills
Hitler was a well-known lover of animals and a devote vegetarian.
One of the very first laws passed by the National Socialist-controlled parliament of East Prussia, in 1933, was the abolition of vivisection, or experimentation on animals.
This law also banned shechita, which is the Jewish (and Islamic) form of animal slaughter, whereby meat is made kosher (halal). The method of slaughter was rejected because it was barbaric an inflicted unnecessary pain. This anti-vivisection law was soon extended throughout Germany.
Hermann Goring announced, in August 1933, an end to the “unbearable torture & suffering in animal experiments, and threatened to commit to concentration camps “those who still think they can treat animals as inanimate property.
The NSDAP added “Animal Conservation” to Primary, Secondary and College-level school curriculum.
In 1934, Hitler passed a law, called “Das Reich-Sjagdgesetz”, the Reich Hunting Law, which regulated how many animals could be killed per year, and to establish proper “hunting seasons”. This German law has now been adopted by most Western countries.
In 1935, “Das Reichs-Naturschutzgesetz”, the Reich Nature Protection Act, was passed, which placed several native species on a protection list, including the wolf & Eurasian lynx. It is likely that this law saved some native forest-inhabiting species from going extinct.
Note: The aristocratic sport Fox hunting was banned.
First nation to recognize that Asbestos is carcinogenic
Third Reich scientists performed extensive work in the area of occupational carcinogenesis. Physicians documented the health hazards of asbestos. In 1943, Germany became the first nation to recognize that lung cancer & mesothelioma was caused by asbestos inhalation, and thus a compensable occupational illnesses. The NSDAP created government policies to combat carcinogenic working conditions.
Note: National Socialist scientists were among the first to warn of the dangers of radiation, asbestos, lead, cadmium and mercury. In addition, German medical journals of the 1930s & 1940s were the first to warn against the ill effects of artificial food colorants & preservatives in food & drinks. They also stressed the need to return to “organic” or natural ingredients in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, fertilizers and foods. The complete opposite of what International Jewry promotes & manufactures.
NSDAP Anti-Smoking Drive
National Socialist Germany was the first government in the world to actively campaign against smoking.
In July, 1933, the Bureau against the Dangers of Alcohol & Tobacco was founded, and the Reich Health Office sponsored cash prizes for research into the effects of nicotine upon human chromosomes.
In June 1942, Hitler personally funded the Institute of the Struggle against Tobacco at the University of Jena in Saxony with 100,000 reichsmarks of his own money. He was a millionaire from the sale of his top-selling international book, “Mein Kampf”. In 1944, Germany became the first country in the world to ban smoking on public transport.
NSDAP Alcohol Drive
In 1937, the Nazis enacted the world’s first laws which prohibited the sale of alcohol to minors, and enacted stiff penalties for drunk driving. They also introduced the first blood tests for automobile drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
As part of the state’s efforts to control alcohol consumption, the SS promoted the production consumption of mineral water.
Banning Human Zoos
Human zoos, also called ethnological expositions, were exhibitions of humans, usually in a so-called natural or primitive state. The displays often emphasized the cultural differences between Europeans of Western Civilization & non-European peoples, or with other Europeans who practiced a lifestyle deemed more primitive. Human zoos have been extensively criticized and ascertained as highly degrading, depending on the show and individuals involved.
Hitler was the first world leader, under the Third Reich, to officially & systematically ban human zoos. The National Socialists also fined & imprisoned some of the main proponents and perpetrators of human zoos.
The Nuremberg Laws
In September 1935, the German government passed the Reich Citizenship Law which limited citizenship of Germany to only those of “German and related blood who through their behavior make it evident that they are willing & able to faithfully serve the German people & nation.”
Jews and other non-Germans were re-classified as “aliens” and denied German citizenship.
The Blood Protection Law, proclaimed on the same day, forbade all sexual relations between Germans and non-Germans, such as Jews & Blacks.
It was these 2 laws, which colloquially became known as the “Nuremberg Laws”.
To address the issue of already existing marriages & children, the law defined a Jew as a person who had two or more Jewish grandparents. Anything less than that, and the person was classified as a German, and allowed to marry other Germans. This was a concession to the fact that many (Ashkenazi) European Jews were to all practical purposes European in outward appearance, not on a genetic DNA level, which was in existence at that time.
The Blood Protections Law specifically forbade “one-quarter” Jews from marrying other “one-quarter” Jews. This was done to promote the further dissolution of Jewish genes, and conversely to prevent the strengthening of any Jewish gene pool in Germany which might result from such union.
Contrary to anti-German propaganda surrounding the Third Reich, many of these “one-quarter” Jews served the NSDAP government faithfully, in all areas of the Reich administration, including the armed forces, without persecution of any sort.
Note: 150,000 half-Jewish & quarter Jewish soldiers proudly fought for Germany in WW2.
The Nuremberg Laws were drawn up in consultation with, and approval from, the German Council of Jews, particularly those in favor of the Zionist movement who wanted Jews to leave Europe and settle in Palestine.
Soon after the National Socialists came to power, in 1933, the Zionist Federation of Germany submitted a document to Hitler’s office that offered its support in “solving the Jewish question.” Hitler later worked with these Zionists Jews on the “Transfer Agreement” (Haavara), which transferred many Jews, with all their possessions & wealth intact, to Palestine.
The large measure of Jewish support for the Nuremberg Las is deliberately covered-up by most present-day historians.
Note: Hitler never discouraged “aliens” or holders of foreign citizenship, from visiting Germany. In fact, in “Hitler’s Table Talks”, he says how more foreign students should be invited to German universities so that young Germans can see people from all over, and that those people can in turn learn about Germany. An “alien” could then earn German citizenship or at least become a subject through public service. This system was based off of the Ancient Greek city states and their laws of citizenship.
Elimination of Crime
The NSDAP adopted all means to keep social misfits & criminal elements away from disrupting German society, and they created job programs to bring them into the mainstream.
By all accounts of historians, during the Third Reich, it was safe to walk on streets at night, and people had no fear of any kind of burglary, theft, arson, loot or murder. Crime was at a very low level. Some smaller country courts were closed, due to lack of work. The police were also disarmed, including their truncheons (batons).
Penalties for Anti-National Socialist activities
The fate of those hostile to National Socialism, in the peace years of the Third Reich, was fairly benign. For example, 1,500 people were convicted, between 1933-1939, of the misdemeanor of “trash talking” against regime or German life.
The punishment in the peace years was little more than embarrassment, humiliation and getting your name (dox) in the newspaper. This softer form of National Socialism criminal justice gave way to much harsher forms of repression under the severe pressure of World War 2 and Germany’s existential survival.
On July 14th, 1934, the German government passed the law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring, also known as the Sterilization Law. Other nations around the world had similar laws, much earlier than the NSDAP. The claim that it was “only the Nazis” who sterilized the mentally ill, is yet another example of anti-German propaganda.
In terms of law, an individual could be sterilized if, in the opinion of specially established courts, that person suffered from any genetic diseases, such as schizophrenia, insanity, genetic epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, severe alcoholism, or genetic epilepsy, blindness, blindness, etc.
German records show that by 1945, just under 400,000 ethnic Germans were sterilized, out of a population of 70 million. The only non-Whites to be sterilized were 500 children born of sexual relationships between German women & black French soldiers who had been used to occupy the Rhineland area after WW1.
Eugenics in National Socialist Germany
The third and last racial law passed, in October 1935, by the NSDAP government was the “Law for the Protection of Genetic Health of the German People”.
This law required couples wishing to marry to submit themselves to a medical examination before marriage to see if any genetically undesirable traits might be passed on to children born of such a union.
The law forbade marriages between individuals suffering from venereal disease, abnormal behavior combined with low-IQ (feeble-minded), epilepsy, or any of the diseases encompassed in the Sterilization Law.
Those who were classed as bearing such a genetically undesirable traits were only allowed to marry if they agreed to be sterilized, so that no children would be born from the marriage.
Criminals were also sterilized. The word “Untermensch” (under-man) was used to refer to degenerate Whites. German Eugenics understood that male criminals, who usually had lower IQ’s, on average would have 4.9 children, parents of slow learners would average 3.5 children, healthy German families averaged 2.2 children, and a marriage from the educated circles would have an average of 1.9 children. The NSDAP government was, therefore, primarily concerned with preventing degenerate Whites from overwhelming society.
The Euthanasia Project
In 1938, a German father, by the name of Knauer, wrote to Hitler asking that his child, born blind, retarded, with one arm & leg, be granted a mercy death, or (euthanasia). The case so moved Hitler that he ordered his personal physician, Karl Brandt, to establish if the claims were true; is so, the child would be granted euthanasia, the mercy killing. This Knauer case was to be the start of a legal euthanasia program, the first in Western civilization, since the times of the Spartans and the early Romans.
In all, 5000 mentally handicapped & deformed children were euthanized by the German government before the end of the war. Each case was individually reviewed by a specially appointed committee.
The policy of administering euthanasia to these children was then also extended to incurably insane adults. In total, 70,273 of these adults were granted euthanasia. It is possible that the specially appointed committee also considered the financial burden on the government of caretaking for these special needs adults during the war effort.
Although the adult euthanasia project was conducted in secret, it was impossible to conceal such a thing from the German public. By 1941, news of its existence had been leaked. Public pressure forced the NSDAP government to abandon the practice that same year.
The fact that public opposition could bring an end to the euthanasia program reveals much about the relative openness of the German National Socialist state, and the NSDAP government’s responsiveness to public opinion & consensus.
Hitler’s war against Freemasonry & Secret Societies
An argument commonly made in the somewhat Jewish-controlled “Conspiracy Theory” realm is that Hitler was an occultist and a member of the Thule Society. In reality, Hitler was never a member of the Thule Society. The Thule Society was responsible, however, responsible for sponsoring the German Workers Party (DAP)which Adolf Hitler would later reorganize as the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). Hans Frank, Rudolf Hess and Alfred Rosenberg had been Thule members, but other leading National Socialists had only been invited to speak at Thule meetings, outside of that they had no connections with it.
The Thule Society was not Masonic, nor did it have any ties with Freemasonry. It was originally a Germanic re-hashing of the Theosophical Society until it began developing a nationalist, anti-Jewish Supremacy, anti-Communist character under the Alfred Rosenberg, who would later become a prominent National Socialist ideologue.
Note: The whole of Germany had been swept up in an esoteric wave more than anyone. The peculiarly 19thCentury phenomenon, “spiritualism”, and its more “scientific” variation, Theosophy, were welded together with a mystical concept of the ‘”volk” (folk), as a people whose collective “soul” was more than the sum of its parts. These movements were distrusted later by the National Socialists, who made great attempts to cleanse Germany of its Jewish-Masonic influences.
After 1933, esoteric organizations were suppressed in National Socialist Germany, due to possible Jewish & foreign influences, including The Thule Society, and other volkisch (folk) occultists.
As soon as Hitler came to power in Germany on January 30th, 1933 he ordered that several anti-Masonic pamphlets be printed by the government, and circulated among the citizenry. Among these official National Socialist documents were, “Annhilation of Freemasonry“, “Freemasonry, Marxism and Judaism: The Cause of War“ and the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion“.
According to Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia, around the start of 1933, there were 638 Masonic Lodges in Germany with 80,000 members, working under authority of 10 Grand Lodges. The largest of these were the Grand Lodge of the Three Globes, the National Grand Lodge of all German Freemasons and the Grand Lodge Royal York of Friendship.
The “Enabling Act” was passed by Germany’s parliament, the Reichstag, on March 23rd, 1933. Using the Act, on January 8th, 1934, the German Ministry of the Interior ordered the disbandment of Freemasonry, and confiscation of the property of all Lodges, including all libraries & Masonic artifacts; stating that those who had been members of Lodges when Hitler came to power, in January 1933, were prohibited from holding office in the National Socialist party or its paramilitary arms, and were ineligible for appointment in public service.
Note: Many of the Freemasons who were arrested were also Jews and/or members of the political opposition. Some of these former lodge members, as individuals, participated in, or were associated with, German anti-Hitler resistance circles.
Note: Partial list of closures… Symbolic Grand Lodge of Germany, Freemasons for Rising Sun (Hamburg), Grand Lodge to the Sun (Bayreuth), Big Masonic Lodge concord (Darmstadt), Big Mother Lodge of Freemasons Eclectic Federal (along with all daughter lodges), Grand Lodge of Hamburg, German Christian Order of Saxony (Dresden), German Christian Order German Cathedral (Leipzig), Grand National Mother Lodge “The 3 Globes” (Berlin), Grand Lodge of Prussia “Royal York of Friendship (along with all daughter lodges) (Berlin), Odd Fellow Order, Druid Order, Order of Rechabites, Grand Lodge “Le Droit Humain” (Co-Freemasonry), International Working Men’s Masonic Lodge, Workers Freemasonry, The Finniere “The Open Temple” (Winkelloge in Leipzig), Lodge of the Creator “Colonis” e. v. Order of the Knights of the Holy Grail (Berlin), Frankfurt am Main, Anthroposophical Society, Mazdaznan Movement, Ebdar (Sworn Brotherhood of the Ancient Rites), Order of the Holy Grail, In the East of Patmos (organization Bo Yin Ra), Oriental Templar Order (O.T.C.), Fraternity of Saturn (including Esoteric Study Society), Orion Association (Adonis Table Sect Dr. Musallam Sattler), Rosicrucian Society in Germany, Grail Medal (norusnin sect), Grand Lodge “True Way”, (Hannover), “Way to Light” Spiritualist Lodges (Magdeburg), Summum Supremum sanctuary of the Old Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Germany, Swedenborgian Rite of Freemasonry, Oriental Templars, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Misraim Rite 90 degrees, Oriental Memphis Rite 97 degrees, Age and accepted Rite of Heredom, Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, New Gnostic Church, New Illuminati, General Pansophical School, Pansophical Societat (corporate mergers), Association of German Freemasons (Leipzig), Masonic association “Word and Deed” (Frankfurt), and the Order of the Illuminati (THE ILLUMINATI founded in 1776).
During Word War 2, as they conquered Europe, the Germans forcibly dissolved Masonic organizations, and confiscated their assets & documents wherever they established an occupation regime. After a lodge was closed, it was ransacked for membership lists, important library & archival items, furnishings and other cultural artifacts. Items seized would be sent on to the appropriate German agency, primarily the SD and later, the RSHA.
As part of their propaganda campaign against Freemasonry, the National Socialists and other local right-wing organizations mounted anti-Masonic exhibitions throughout occupied Europe to educate the public.
In a few years, Freemasonry had been completely eradicated from Europe under the National Socialist regime; the Allies on the other hand were being led by Freemason members, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman.