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Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression
Volume I Chapter VII
Means Used by the Nazi Conspiractors in Gaining Control of the German State
(Part 3 of 55)

C. Doctrines. The Nazi conspirators adopted and published the following doctrines:

(1) That persons of so-called "German blood" were a master- race and were accordingly entitled to subjugate, dominate, or exterminate other "races" and "people..." The Nazi doctrine of racial supremacy was incorporated as Point 4 in the Party Program of 24 February 1920, which provided as follows:

"Only a member of the race can be a citizen. A member of the race can only be one who is of German blood, without consideration of creed. Consequently no Jew can be a member of the race." (1708-S)

The Nazi conspirators' dogma of the racial supremacy of the Germanic peoples was fully elucidated in the writings of Rosenberg:

"The meaning of world history has radiated out from the north over the whole world, borne by a blue-eyed blond rase which in several great waves determined the spiritual face of the world *********

"We stand today before a definitive decision. Either through a new experience and cultivation of the old blood, coupled with an enhanced fighting will, we will rise to a purificatory action, or the last Germanic- western values of morality and state-culture shall sink away in the filthy human masses of the big cities, become stunted on the sterile burning asphalt of a bestialized inhumanity, or trickle away as a morbific

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agent in the form of emigrants bastardizing themselves in South America, China, Dutch East India, Africa.

"A new faith is arising today: the myth of the blood, the faith, to defend with the blood the devine essence of man. The faith, embodied in clearest knowledge that the Nordic blood represents that mysterium which has replaced and overcome the old sacraments." (2771-PS)

Thus, the Nazi conspirators acclaimed the "master race" doctrine as a new religion -- the faith of the blood -- superseding in individual allegiance all other religions and institutions. According to Rosenberg:

"The new thought puts folk and race higher than the state and its forms. It declares protection of the folk more important than protection of a religious denomination, a class, the monarchy, or the republic; it sees in treason against the folk a greater crime than treason against the state." (2771-PS; see also further excerpts from Rosenbergs writings contained in 2405-PS.)

Illustrative of the Nazi conspirators continued espousal and exploitations of racial dogmas following their accession to power was the discriminatory legislation which they caused to be enacted. These laws, with particular reference to Jews, are set forth in Section 7 of this Chapter on the Program for Persecution of Jews.

The logical consequence of the "master race" dogma, in its bearing on the right of Germany to dominate other "inferior" peoples and to acquire such of their territory as was considered necessary for German living space, was disclosed by the Nazi conspirators. In a speech concluding the Reichsparteitag at Nurnberg on 3 September 1933 Hitler said:

"But long ago man has proceeded in the same way with his fellow man. The higher race-at first "higher" in the sense of possessing a greater gift for organization -- subjects to itself a lower race and thus constitutes a relationship which now embraces races of unequal value. Thus there results the subjection of a number of people under the will often of only a few persons, a subjection based simply on the right of the stronger, a right which, as we see it in Nature, can be regarded as the sole conceivable right because founded on reason. The wild mustang does not take upon itself the yoke imposed by man either voluntarily or joyfully; neither does one people welcome the violence of another." (2584-PS)

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