Monday, April 27, 2020

Adolf Hitler About the State Idea

The fatherland alone!

Speech on September 18, 1922 in Munich

The state is not an economic organization, rather it is a folkish organism. Goal and purpose of the state is to provide a folk with the nourishment and the position of power it deserves.

Closing Speech on March 27, 1924 before the court on Munich

Politics is nothing else and can be nothing else than the perception of the life interests of a folk and the practical conduct of its life struggle with all means.

Lecture on March 27, 1932 in Dusseldorf

Three factors essentially determine the political life of a folk: First, the inner worth of a folk, which is passed on again and again as genetic pool through the generations. - There are, however, above all two other, inwardly related manifestations, which we again and again see in the periods of decline of nations; the one is the replacement of the value of personality by a leveling, numerical concept, by democracy, the other is the negation of the folk value, the rejection of the diversity of inclination, of achievement etc. of the individual folks, whereby both manifestations determine each other and at least influence their development. - But there is also a third thing, namely the opinion that life in this world, after one has already denied the value of personality and the unique folk value, must not be preserved through struggle.

Lecture on January 27, 1932 in Dusseldorf

I believe that no revolution in world history proceeded and was guided with more care and skill than ours.

Speech on March 20, 1934 in Munich

The National Socialist revolution has overpowered the state of treason and perjury and replaced it again with a Reich of honor, loyalty and decency.

Proclamation of September 1. 1933 in Nuremberg

Revolution is not a permanent condition; it must not develop into an ongoing condition. One must guide the released river of revolution into the sure bed of evolution.

Speech on July 6, 1933 in Berlin

Revolutions only eliminate power conditions. Evolution alone changes objective conditions!

Proclamation of September 5, 1934 in Nuremberg

To change the state form externally, is easy. To reshape a folk inwardly, can always only succeed, if a certain development process has more or less completed itself.

Speech on May 10, 1933 in Berlin

German worker, you must realize: What is now being decided is not about Germany as a state, not about the Kaiser Reich as a form of government, not about monarchy, not about capitalism, not about militarism, rather what is being decided is about the existence or non-existence of our folk, and we German workers make up 70% of this folk. We are what is being decided about!

Speech on May 10, 1933 in Berlin

Position and rights of the Reich President remain untouched. To produce the inner agreement with his goals will always be the supreme task of the government.

Speech on March 23, 1933 in Berlin

With all honor to the values of the monarchy, with all respect to the really great kaisers and kings of our German history, the question of the final formation of the state form of the German Reich is today beyond any discussion.

Speech on January 30, 1934 in Berlin

Whoever builds something new, must eliminate what is bad and what is ripe to be eliminated. That is what we have done and history will not be able to reproach us that we have raged blindly.

Speech on March 20, 1934 in Munich

National Socialism opposes the principles of aristocratic rule with the principle for the preservation and promotion of the German folk, those millions of peasants, workers and burghers, who are determined for a common fate in this world, who are blessed with the good fortune or cursed with the same misfortune.

Speech on January 30, 1934 in Berlin

The government, which is today active in Germany, works neither for monarchy nor for republic, rather solely for the German folk. Wherever we look, we see everywhere need and misery, unemployment, decay and destruction. To eliminate this, is the mission we have chosen.

Interview on October 18, 1933 in Berlin

Only if the folk continuously has an inner participation in the principles and methods, which bear and move its state organization, will a living organism grow instead of a dead, because only a form, mechanical organization.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

The German nation does not live for a constitution, rather it gives itself a constitution, which is capable of life, and if one proves itself inviable, then the nation does not die, rather the constitution then changes!

Open letter of October 14, 1931 to Brüning

The state form results from the nature of a folk, from necessities, which are so elemental and mighty, that each individual will eventually comprehend them without quarrel, if once all of Germany is just unified and free!

Speech of April 12. 1922 in Munich

A far-reaching reform of the Reich will only be able to result from a living development. Its goal must be the construction of a constitution, which combines the will of the folk with the authority of a real leadership.

Speech on March 23, 1933 in Berlin

We wish to replace eternal wavering with the solidity of a government, which is supposed to again give our folk an unshakeable authority.

Speech on March 21, 1933 in Potsdam

If need, if catastrophes come, only then is it shown, if real men also stand at the top.

Speech of November 9, 1934 in Munich

A state leadership must emerge, which represents a real authority, and indeed an authority, which is not dependent on any one social stratum. A state leadership must emerge, of which every citizen can trust that is wants nothing else than the good fortune of the German folk, the well-being of the German folk, a state leadership, which can at the same time truthfully say of itself that it is independent on all sides!

Speech on May 10, 1933 in Berlin

I once declared that I only wish to fight with legal means. I have also kept to this declaration. The whole transformation of Germany has happened on a constitutionally allowed path. It is naturally possible and even probable that we will one day present to the German folk for a vote the sum result of the transformation in process as a new constitution. And I must stress that at this time there is no government, which can claim with more right than ours, that it is commissioned by its folk!

Interview on October 18, 1933 in Berlin

Two million fell in the World War...Nobody died for the present Germany, became a cripple, an orphan or a widow; we owe it to those two million that we build a new Germany!

Speech on April 13, 1923 in Munich

A real fatherland of the whole German folk and not an open ground for foreign swindlers.

Speech on July 28, 1922 in Munich

Fatherland! One starts to gradually comprehend again that this is more than just a work place, where one earns money.

Speech on September 5, 1923 in Munich

We National Socialists are, by God, perhaps the most loyal followers of our German fatherland... Many times against death and the devil, but always just for our German fatherland!

Speech on July 28, 1922 in Munich

For us the three words, spoken by many without thought, are more than slogans: the words love, faith and hope. We National Socialists want to love our fatherland and learn to love, learn to love it alone devoutly, and to tolerate no idols beside it. We recognize only one interest, and that is that of our folk... We hope and believe that Germany will, and must, again become great and mighty.

Speech of May 1, 1923 in Munich

A folk, which is politically without honor, will also be politically defenseless, and then become economically enslaved as well.

Speech of September 8, 1922 in Munich

Our folk is, after all, unfortunately, all to uncritical; otherwise it would have already long since not only seen through so much (after the Marxist revolution of 1918), rather also put it out of commission with the fist!

Speech of July 28, 1922 in Munich

The German folk was the folk of clear thinking and simplicity. Why did this folk (during the Marxist rule) lose these characteristics? Because somebody (at that time) was there, who falsified them. If somebody wants to make the folk free, it can only happen along one path, that he makes it free from the one, who preaches to him immoral anti-nationalism.

Speech on April 20, 1923 in Munich

There is hardly a folk on earth with more tense abilities than our German folk possesses.

Speech on February 7, 1934 in Berlin

Today I know that the German folk has inwardly found itself again, that it stands together in the common struggle of fate and that it takes and will take the path on which alone it can be saved.

Speech on November 2. 1933 in Essen

A miracle has taken place in Germany. What we hoped for in the long years of our struggle, in which we all passionately believed, for which we were ready to make any sacrifice - and, if necessary, our own life - has now become a reality!

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

Precisely we, who ourselves experienced the war for four and a half years, we who ourselves know how horrible and difficult the demands are, which it places on a folk, we are perhaps most called upon in German history to keep apart superficial hurrah patriotism and real, deep bond with one’s own folk - to live with a deep inner bond with its history, with its life.

Speech on October 22, 1933 in Kelheim

Hie world...will see that the time, when foreign countries could figure with fighting Germans with Germans, is past and that it will never return.

Speech of October 22, 1933 in Kelheim

We have also again slowly re-established in the German folk trust, trust, above all, in its own strength. Millions of people again look differently at the future than previously. A different spirit has come into this folk. The German folk again believes in a possible future.

Speech of October 24, 1933 in Berlin

We, however, wish for the German folk an earthly, infinite preservation and believe, through our struggle for it, just to fulfill the creator’s command, who put the drive for self- preservation inside all creatures. Long live our folk!

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

Whether we are or not, is not important. But it is necessary, that our folk is there!

Speech of June 18, 1934 in Gera

A German folk, a German Reich, a unanimous German nation, strong, free, respected, vivacious, because its life has again become possible for it!

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

Germany of the German folk!

Speech of July 8, 1922 in Munich

Let us be inhumane! But if we save Germany, we have done the greatest deed in the world. Let us be unjust! But if we save Germany, we have again eliminated the greatest injustice in the world! Let us me immoral! But if our folk is saved, we have again paved the way for morality!

Speech on April 20, 1923 in Munich

Out of peasants, burghers and workers must a German folk again develop!

Speech on March 21, 1933 in Potsdam

For us the affirmation should be binding: It is our will that out of workers, out of burghers and proletarians, our of republicans and monarchists, out of Catholics and protestants, out of employees and officials, employees and employers, out of all that we become a German folk!

Speech on June 19, 1933 in Erfurt

We want to realize...: one folk and one German Reich!

Speech of October 22, 1933 in Kelheim

The German Reich is today no longer a geographic concept, rather a political union and reality.

Speech of July 13, 1934 in Berlin

The National Socialist state is a unified state in the determination and cohesion of a single sovereignty, whose bearer is the whole folk.

Interview on January 24, 1935 in Berlin

We do not fight for theories and dogmas; we fight for the existence of the German folk.

Speech on November 6, 1933 in Kiel

We recognize only one program, and this program is called: The struggle should not be waged for an idea, rather the idea is supposed to serve the German nation.

Speech on February 20, 1933 in Cologne

For the struggle for the unity of the German folk is what has called me and my comrades.

Speech on February 20, 1933 in Cologne

Unification of all Europe’s Germans, education for national consciousness and the willingness to put the whole national energy into the service of the nation.

Speech on April 10, 1923 in Munich

Especially close to our heart is the fate of the Germans living beyond the Reich borders, who are bound to us by language, culture and custom, and who tight so hard for these things. The national government is determined to stand up with all the means at its disposal for the international guaranteed rights of the German minorities.

Speech of March 23, 1933 in Berlin

We are all proud that, with God’s active help, we have again become genuine Germans.

Speech on March 4, 1933 in Konigsberg

Only when all of you become one in the will to save Germany, can German man, too, find his salvation in Germany.

Speech on May 1, 1933 in Berlin

May, however, above all...the insight be reinforced that the direction of the nation must never petrify into a purely administrative machinery, rather that a living leadership must remain. A leadership, which does not see in the folk the object of its activity, rather which lives in the folk, feels with the folk and lights for the folk. Forms and institutions come and may pass. But what remains and must remain is the living substance of flesh and blood, filed with its own nature, as we know and love our folk.

Proclamation of September 1, 1933 in Nuremberg

Our program has not been created in order to make pretty gestures, rather in order to preserve the life of the German folk.

Speech on March 20, 1934 in Munich

Ich have...never seen in purely external power any kind of substitute for the nation’s trust, rather honestly endeavoured to transform the authority lying within power into the strength of trust. I may thus affirm with pride that just as the National Socialist party has its roots exclusively in the folk, we as a government never thought differently than as in the folk, with the folk and for the folk!

Speech on January 30, 1934 in Berlin

The strength of a folk, however, is nothing other than the unanimity and the firm unity of the folk.

Speech on February 26, 1934 in Munich

Cannons we do not have, so a single folk must stand behind me!

Speech on October 28, 1933 in Stuttgart

One in the past formed new governments; for the last year we have been forging a new folk!

Speech on January 30, 1934 in Berlin

National Socialism has the starting point of its observations, positions and decisions neither in the individual nor in mankind. It consciously puts at the center of its whole thought: the folk.

Speech of October 2, 1933 in Hameln

We, too, are only the tool of a higher seen necessity.

Speech of March 20, 1934 in Munich

We want in the future as well to be nothing but the agent of the folk and to so shape our life in the future as well so that we can be seen by every German as decent and honorable.

Speech on February 26, 1934 in Munich

We have not seen the task in securing our power through the bayonet, rather to find it and anchor it in the heart of the folk.

Speech in July 13, 1934 in Berlin

We believe we are responsible for our action not just to posterity, rather also to the past.

Speech on May 4, 1923 in Munich

I believe and affirm that a folk has nothing higher to respect than the dignity and freedom of its existence.

Speech on September 18, 1922 in Munich

But we believe in this folk, we fight for this folk, for this folk we are ready, if necessary, like the thousands of comrades before us, to risk body and soul.

Appeal for election of July 31, 1932

We will never treat our folk dishonorably!

Speech of October 24, 1933 in Berlin

Folk, if you forget your honor, then you will soon lose your life. You cannot sacrifice the one without having to renounce the other.

Speech on March 4, 1933 in Konigsberg

To stand up for our honor, stand up hard, and not to waver from this honor!

Speech on October 24, 1933 in Berlin

Through the internationalization of the nation itself a folk finally ceases to be master of its own fate. It becomes the playball of foreign powers.

Speech of April 27, 1923 in Munich

We told ourselves that being „national” above all means: to act out of boundless, all encompassing love for the folk and, if necessary, to also die for it. And hence „social” means: to so construct the state and the folk community that each individual acts for the folk community and must accordingly also be convinced of the goodness and the honorable honesty of this folk community in order to be able to die for it.

Speech of April 12. 1922 in Munich

Every genuinely national thought is in the final analysis social, that means: whoever is ready to so completely stand up for his folk that he really knows no higher ideal than just the wellbeing of his folk..., he is a socialist!

Speech on July 28, 1922 in Munich

The struggle, which alone can make Germany free, will be fought with the forces, which flow from the broad mass. Without the German worker you will never again get a German Reich!...It is as always: Liberation does not come from the top down, rather it will spring up from below.

Speech of April 24, 1923 in Munich

German folk! You are strong, if you become one, if you rip from your heart the spirit of class struggle and your discord.

Speech of May 1, 1933 in Berlin

The world has never experienced a more beautiful example of blind feel such as my co-workers present...The men around me are square, upright men. Each of them is a powerful personality. Each has his will and is filled with ambition. If they were not ambitious, they would not stand where they are today.

Interview of April 3, 1934 in Berlin

Do you also know that I have also gathered around me a whole staff of experts of economic, social and political life, whose sole task is to criticize? Before we pass a law, I show a draft to these men and ask them: „Please, what is wrong with this?” I do not wish them to simply say „yes” to everything. They have no value to me, if they do not criticize and tell me what shortcomings our measures could have under circumstances.

Interview of April 3, 1934 in Berlin

What our folk needs are not parliamentarian leaders, rather such as are determined to put through what they have recognized as correct before God, the world and their conscience, if necessary, against majorities.

Speech on April 27, 1923 in Munich

If the liberal world-view in its deification of the individual (that means in it equal valuation of each individual) must lead to the annihilation of the folk, then National Socialism wants to preserve the folk as such, if necessary, even at the cost of the individual.

Speech of October 2, 1933 in Hameln

Not the number is decisive, rather the will. A strongly led minority will is always greater than a slimy majority.

Speech of September 5, 1923 in Munich

Strength lies not in the majority, rather in the purity of the will to make sacrifice.

Speech on September 5, 1923 in Munich

If each higher culture receives its stamp through achievements, which can always only be owed to the concentration of human work force, then a large number of individuals must sacrifice a portion of their individual freedom in order to subordinate themselves to the will of an individual.

Speech of September 2, 1933 in Nuremberg

World history has in the past always only been made by minorities.

Speech of April 12, 1922 in Munich

History is never made by numbers!

Speech of September 12, 1923 in Munich

But it is thus natural, that, if the capable minds of a nation always present in smaller number are always treated as equal in worth to all the others, then a gradual majorization of the spirit, a majorization of ability and of personal value must start in, a majorization, which one falsely calls rule of the folk.

Lecture of January 27, 1932 in Düsseldorf

The Jewish democracy of majority rule always and at every time only a means...for the annihilation of the actual, Aryan leadership!

Speech of April 12, 1922 in Munich

We must now eliminate the last remnants of democracy, especially also the methods of voting and majority decisions, such as they still today often occur in communes, in economic organizations and work committees, and make the responsibility of the individual personality valid everywhere.

Speech of July 6, 1933 in Berlin

Only when a firm leadership hierarchy builds itself up, will it be about to, as a firm pole amid the rush of events, in the long- run be able to manage the leadership of a nation superior and determined.

Speech of September 3, 1933 in Nuremberg

For the greatness of a folk does not result from the summation of all achievements, rather in the final analysis from the summation of the peak achievements.

Lecture of January 27, 1932 in Dusseldorf

We want to replace this party state with a German folk state again!

Speech of February 2, 1933 in Cologne

A party state has fallen, a folk state has arisen!

Speech of October 2, 1933 in Hameln

It would contradict the meaning of the national rising..., if the government wanted to from case to case negotiate and request the Reichstag’s authorization for its measures. The government is not hereby driven by the intention to give up the Reichstag as such. Quite the opposite, it retains for itself for the future as well the option to inform the Reichstag about its measures or to fetch its agreement.

Speech of March 23, 1933 in Berlin

We the future as well to at least once each year give the folk the possibility to make its judgment about us.

Speech of February 26, 1934 in Munich

The folk...must not delude itself that, because the parliament can no longer hamper decisions, the nation as well no longer needs to participate in the shaping of our fate. Quite the opposite, we want the German folk to precisely now reflect on itself and lively cooperating stand behind the government. It must get to the point that when we after four years again appeal to the nation, we do not turn to people who have slept, rather find a folk that during these four years has finally awakened from its parliamentarian hypnosis and possesses the knowledge, which is necessary for the comprehension of the eternal life prerequisites.

Speech of April 5, 1933 in Berlin

For in the long-run a social order cannot maintain itself through force, rather only through an inner understanding for its basic conditions.

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin

The German folk will get a new organization of the political formation of will, and this organization will be built on the idea of authority, of leadership from top to bottom. And this organization will guarantee the concentration of German strength!

Speech of November 6, 1933 in Elbing

It is the conviction in Germany that the will is there for all to work for one and for one to work for all.

Speech of April 17, 1934 in Berlin

We want to reestablish the unity of the spirit and of the will of the German nation!

Speech of March 21, 1933 in Potsdam

What Germany needs today and deeply yearns for, that is a symbol of energy and strength!

Speech of July 28, 1922 in Munich

If a folk believes it can also endure without courage and strength, then it should not complain, if need and misery overwhelm it.

„Adolf Hitler’s Program“. Appeal for the election of July 31, 1932

We recognized that political freedom can eternally only be the result of power and power only an outflow of the will.

Speech of April 12, 1922 in Munich

We fight for the state at whose peak should stand the greatest cleanliness and honesty, the most proud strength, the greatest energy!

Speech of August 1, 1923 in Munich

We want to steadily fight so that the power, which the new idea, the new political faith in Germany has conquered, never vanishes, rather quite the opposite becomes ever more firm!

Speech of May 1. 1933 in Berlin

This state just stands in its early youth. In centuries it should reach its full maturity, and you can be convinced that a millennium will not yet have broken it!

Speech of June 18. 1934 in Gera

The goal..., for which our folk fought for millennia, many generations had to suffer and millions had to die: a free German folk in a strong German Reich!

Speech of May 1, 1934 in Berlin