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From Mon Feb 19 08:49:19 PST 1996
Article: 24201 of alt.revisionism
From: (Rich Graves)
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Subject: Re: Pierce a National Socialist?
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 23:00:15 -0800
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In article , bb748@FreeNet.Carleton.CA
(Milton Kleim) wrote:

> Jamie McCarthy ( writes:
> > Milton Kleim has repeatedly claimed that the National Alliance is
> > not a Nazi or neo-Nazi organization.  And just to be sure we're
> > talking about the same thing, by "Nazi" I mean "National Socialist."
> > (Kleim has also claimed that the term "Nazi" is derogative and means
> > something other than "National Socialist.")
> > Mr. Kleim, do you still maintain that the National Alliance is not a
> > Nazi or neo-Nazi organization?
> I'll let Dr. Pierce answer:

Milton, you didn't finish the quote! You only gave the first two
paragraphs! I'm sure Dr. Pierce would be upset. This comes from the
National Alliance Membership Handboook, pages 120-122 from ACTIVITIES:
RECRUITING TIPS. The part you left out reads:

        "Suppose, however, that the person asking the question is a
potential recruit, someone with an open mind who really wants to
understand our beliefs and goals. In this case we are obliged to explore
the question more deeply, and in so doing we may have the opportunity to
use one of the catchiest ideas of all: the idea of National Socialism.
        "Using this idea requires great care and good judgment. It is an
idea which evokes such strong feelings that even some members cannot
face it squarely. On the one hand there are those who are embarrassed
by it and would be happier if the National Alliance would explicitly
disavow it. On the other hand there are those who accept it
wholeheartedly but are unable to distinguish between the idea itself
and its specific manifestations in Germany between about 1920 and 1945.
They are caught up not only in the idea but also in the mystique of
Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist era in Germany, and there are
very real dangers in this. For one thing, many of the latter people
make a cult of National Socialism, with an emphasis on symbols,
uniforms, insignia, rituals, and the like. The danger in this is that
National Socialism becomes a hobby, and hobbyism becomes a substitute
for effective action. And if we associate ourselves with the cult of
National Socialism, as contrasted with the idea, we are forced to
contend with the mythical image created by the Jews, for that will be
the image raised in the mind of the average person who comes into
contact with us.
        "It is largely for this reason that we have the admonitions
elsewhere in this handbook against uniforms, quasi-uniforms, and
insignia. Breaking through the wall of misunderstanding between us and
the White public is a large enough task without raising the specter of
made-in-Hollywood "Nazis." Even if there were no such negative image to
overcome, however -- even if the Jews never had made an anti-Nazi film
or television show-- it would be wrong for the Alliance to associate
itself with the cult aspects of National Socialism in Germany prior to
1945. Things that were natural and helped form a positive public image
in Germany at that time seem unnatural and alien in America and many
other parts of the White world today. For example, party uniforms were
the accepted norm in Germany, not just for the National Socialists,
but also for the Communists, the Catholic Centrists, and other
political groupings. They never have been the norm in America.
        "The recruiter who is working with the right sort of potential
member--and who himself has an adequate mastery of the subject--can
use the National Socialist idea and the mystique associated with its
manifestation in Germany as a powerful tool for opening the mind of
his prospect to the Alliance message. Again, however, the greatest
discretion is required.

- -rich
 Institute for Ernst Zundel Revisionism

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