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People adore myths and might; moral posturing and passivity forgettable

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I don't know where this fascination comes from, not just for the Nazis but for all things German. Most people don't realize that today's Germany is very different from the Third Reich. It's not surprising. Many have never even been to the next big city in their own country, so how should they know what things are like in Germany these days?

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It's not just Muslims who maintain this Nazi cult. A few years ago, a Hindu businessman in India opened a restaurant called "Hitler's Cross," complete with a portrait of the Führer at the entrance. Another Hindu sold bed linen emblazoned with swastikas that had little to do with the Hindu swastika symbol for good luck. The sheets, pillow cases and bed spreads were advertised as being part of "The Nazi Collection." English editions of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" can be found in bookshops even in the most remote parts of India. And Indian schoolbooks have been known to celebrate Hitler as a great leader.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,683966,00.html

Personally, I'm still somewhat ignorant about national socialism. WWII to me is about the men and materials, tactics and strategies and the new mode of warfare for the time moreso than the politics. But, I understand why we still remember and admire the ancient empires and people like Ramses II, Vlad III, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. It wasn't for their humanity.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

It's the AESTHETICS that go hand in hand with mighty empires that gets me going.  The architecture of Nazi Germany, the Viking ships, the Spartan helmets.  The weapons, the shields, the King's crown.  And the ceremonies: the man becoming a knight, the prince becoming a king, the disgraced Samurai committing seppuku.  The Nazis understood the power of ceremony VERY well.  We've all seen pictures or video of thousands upon thousands of Germans holding candles at night awaiting the Fuhrer - I imagine if you were there it was probably one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life.
His Majesty at the Swamp / Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Oath of Black Blood / Privilege of Evil / Dawn of Possession / In Battle There is No Law / Thousand Swords / To Mega Therion

We've all seen pictures or video of thousands upon thousands of Germans holding candles at night awaiting the Fuhrer - I imagine if you were there it was probably one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life.
Like a KISS concert.

The thing that strikes me (and that I find "admirable") about fascism is the power ("will") + dominance of the elite few and the philosophical strength behind them, not the culturally induced lobotomy and conformity of the masses.

Mussolini was heavily influenced by Nietzsche, Obama by....Adam Smith?


Obama by....Adam Smith?



That's laughable. Adam Smith has been spinning in his grave ever since Obama became president, and most certainly even before then.

We've all seen pictures or video of thousands upon thousands of Germans holding candles at night awaiting the Fuhrer - I imagine if you were there it was probably one of the most overwhelming experiences of your life.
Like a KISS concert.

haha!  that's very funny actually.

but please don't misunderstand me; my "admiration" for Nazi aesthetics begins and ends with Albert Speer.
His Majesty at the Swamp / Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Oath of Black Blood / Privilege of Evil / Dawn of Possession / In Battle There is No Law / Thousand Swords / To Mega Therion