Nordicism and National Socialism, 10

Propaganda NSV, promoting the figure of the Nordic
mother as the most important biological weapon of all: birth.

The young peasant remembered the stories that the black-haired merchant from the South had told him. There would be people who avoided the memory of the dead because they were afraid of the dead. Remembering it, Eib shook his head. Why fear the dead when, despite everything, they were still part of the clan? Don’t the ties that unite the generations go back so far that no one knows their origin, and will not continue through future generations in a future from which nobody knows the end? Had not the dead transmitted their patrimony to the living as a sacred legacy to be respected?

The man from the South had spoken of demons and ghosts, of disturbing beings in whose bodies the dead lived, of beings who played a macabre game with men, thinking only of harming them and bringing them misfortune. How much would death have changed the parents who rested under these hills? Incredible, no, impossible: the young peasant answered his own question. He who had been okay in life could not be different in death. Whoever had worked for the welfare and the future of his clan and his people could not, once his ashes are buried in the bosom of the earth, become the enemy of his own race.

It is possible that in the villages of the South, they frightened the living during the lonely nights. The men with black hair were of such a different nature, of such a sombre character; maybe their dead were different from ours.

Notebook of Schutzstaffel (SS) No. 7 of 1938. Solstice.

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Nordicism and National Socialism, 9

Wolfgang Willrich, Thekla Reiff

The Nordic race is more or less strongly represented in all regions of the Reich, both North and South, West or East. Many men within our people cannot be assimilated exactly to a precise race. Except for the representatives who seem pure race; each race lies at the bosom of all peoples in a more or less strongly mixed form.

Nordic inheritance predominates in the German people. The Nordic race is not only the predominant race, but its blood is present in almost all Germans. The concepts of ‘blood and soil’ do not form an empty notion but constitute our destiny. The objective pursued by the selection of the German people has also been defined. It is done by remaining faithful to the vital law of your creative race.

The share of Nordic blood in the hereditary mass of the German people rises to approximately 50%. In addition, the genealogy shows us that every German is a carrier of Nordic blood.

Thus, the German people is a racial community in the truest sense of the term. History interpreted in terms of a raciological principle has long shown that the Nordic race produces a much greater number of eminent men than the other races. The Nordic race is first and foremost the custodian of the genius of the German people. Great achievements in all areas have made it the leading race of humanity. No other human race has produced so many spiritual leaders, army chiefs, and eminent statesmen.

In the course of intrepid expeditions, the Nordic man conquered vast territories, founded States and created civilizations. By the year 1000, the Vikings had reached America. The Nordic spirit revalued and colonised vast territories.

One of the most notorious qualities of the Nordic race is self-control. The Nordic race has inspired the warlike conquests. Probity and will power, allied to self-confidence, strongly reinforce the feeling of independence. These qualities certainly diminish the intuition, and the Nordic man incurs then in great danger of getting lost and wasted. The Nordic feels a great predilection for sport and combat: he loves danger. He is thus found more frequently than other men in the professions that entail danger. But we must confess that the character of the individual is more determinant than the colour of the hair. The individual belongs for the essential to a race whose virtues are professed by action.

When each country of Europe is examined in its racial composition, it is found that in almost all States the same races are found. We find the Nordic race outside of Germany, in the Scandinavian countries, in England and in the Netherlands, as well as in Russia, in Italy, in France, in Spain, etc. But we also find, for example, men of the oriental type in the various European countries. The important thing, after all, is not to issue a general racial judgment on a people. It is more about studying the predominant elements of each race in a specific town. And it is noted that, on a purely numerical level, the Reich is already leading the other peoples as far as the Nordic blood part is concerned.

In a totally legitimate way, Germany can pretend to lead the Nordic-German peoples.

‘Believe and fight’, The German people and the Nordic race, taken from ‘The SS Order’ [Schutzstaffel (SS)], OSS I.3.1.

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Nordicism and National Socialism, 8

by Evropa Soberana

Wolfgang Willrich, Officer of paratroopers

The SS Doctrine. The SS was organised as the elite of the NSDAP with the intention of being composed of men of Nordic blood and steel health. As demonstrated over time, the SS was not just a stallion farm, but also the most effective shock unit of World War II.

The central sphere of the Nordic race includes the southern regions of Scandinavia, Jutland, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and extends to the heart of Germany. [1]

From the most remote times, the Nordic man was a sedentary peasant. He invented the plough that, later, other peoples adopted; he cultivated cereals and had domestic animals. The enormous population increase of this Nordic humanity encouraged him to acquire new territories and expand, in successive waves, to the bordering lands: into the European space and vast territories of Asia. The original settled population was marked with the seal of the Nordic customs, even if often residence was only temporarily.

The statement that ‘light comes from the East’, as science once claimed, is false. It should be said better: ‘force comes from the North!’

SS Magazine ‘Believe and Combat’, directed to the SS of the German popular groups of the Southeast, the origin of the Nordic race, taken from ‘The SS Order’, OSS I.3.1.

The great civilisations created by the Indo-Germans of India, Persia, Greece and Rome, irreproachably testify about the Nordic creative spirit, which has disappeared with the decline of the Nordic ruling class. Even today, we are aware of the natural kinship that exists with those cultures that have the same origin.

‘Believe and fight’. The importance of the Nordic race for humanity, taken from ‘The SS Order’, OSS I.3.1.

The technical evolution of today has also been the product of men of Nordic race. Such is the case, for example, of the new Turkey, the boom of North America or the progress of the Far East to an equivalent level.

In the places of mixing with the neighbouring races, the influence of the Nordic race has constantly proved to be extremely innovative and has led to tendencies of active development, raising the highest cultural creations.

Magazine ‘Believe and fight’, The importance of the Nordic race for humanity, taken from ‘The SS Order’, OSS I.3.1.
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[1] Note of Evropa Soberana: This map combines the distribution of hair and light eyes. It is not meant to be totally accurate map but it give us an idea.

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Nordicism and National Socialism, 7

by Evropa Soberana

Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945). If the SS was a Nordicist institution, it was natural that its Reichsführer or Chief, was also a Nordicist.

(Recruitment poster for the SS.) The Waffen SS incorporates the highest ideals of National Socialism. They are the successors of the famous bands of Nordic warriors of antiquity. It is the unity of creed and sword, of military power and political faith that makes the Waffen SS so feared in the battlefields of Europe, so invincible… Never an elite military force has reached such perfection in such little time.

1943.

The ultimate aim for those 11 years during which I have been the Reichsführer SS has been invariably the same: To create an Order of good blood that is capable of serving Germany; that without failure and without sparing you can make use of because the greatest losses can do no harm to the vitality of this Order, the vitality of these men, because they will always be replaced to create an Order that will spread the idea of Nordic blood so far that we will attract all Nordic blood in the world, take away the blood from our adversaries, absorb it so that never again […] will fight against us.

Addressing the officers of the SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte ‘Adolf Hitler’, document 1918-PS, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Vol. IV, USGPO, Washington, 1946, page 558.

Therefore, only the perfect blood, the blood that by testimony of History has proved to be of true value in the creation and foundation of States, as well as in its military activity, that is to say, the Nordic blood, is the only one that must be taken in consideration. If I were lucky enough to select for my organisation individuals possessing this blood, who formed a majority, inculcating the military discipline and, at leisure, indoctrinating them about the value of their ancestry and the ideology derived from it, then we would manage to create an organisation that would be the cream of our movement, able to face any eventuality.

Quoted by Jacques Delarue in The Gestapo.

Every manifestation of a people depends on the individual and the family. The health and vitality of a people, as well as the duration and quality of their culture, depend on whether there are enough racially valuable groups. The individual and the government have a common duty which can only be achieved together: to maintain the racial purity of these valuable families and groups.

Adolf Hitler led the German people to the understanding that the Nordic race is the most creative and valuable race in the world. It has determined its nature, its culture and its history. Therefore the care of the valuable Nordic blood is your most important task. Each one of us has a role. The awareness of our ancestral pride must be the force that guides our behaviour. We do not want to be the last of an advanced and ancient millenary culture that ends with us, but members of an endless chain that extends from our oldest ancestors to our most distant grandchildren.

In ‘Rassenpolitik’, Der Reichsführer SS/SS-Hauptamt, Berlin, 1943, chapter 2, ‘Rasse und Volk’.

The Nordic race is decisive, not only for Germany, but for the whole world. If we succeed in establishing this Nordic race from and around Germany and inducing them to become farmers, and from this nursery we produce a race of 200 million, then the world will belong to us. If Bolshevism wins, it will mean the extermination of the Nordic race.

Editor’s note: …and Bolshevism won, courtesy of the Anglo-Saxons. As long as American white nationalists are unable to face this fact I won’t interact with them.

Nordicism and National Socialism, 6

by Evropa Soberana

Walther Darré

 
Richard Walther Darré (1895-1953) was the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Supplies of the Reich, Chief of the German Peasants, Director of the SS Office of the Race and Resettlement, co-founder of the Ahnenerbe and father and promoter of the geopolitical idea of Blut und Boden (blood and soil). Darré had an important role in the policy of German racial hygiene, especially in the National Socialist attempt to create a new rural nobility that—as it could not be otherwise—should be Nordic.

Almost all the empires in the history of the world, and all great cultures, have been founded and maintained by men of Nordic blood. We also know that these great empires and cultures have fallen into ruins because the men of Nordic blood who ruled over them did not keep their blood pure.

It is the Germanic race—the ‘Nordic’ race according to the expression in vogue—what has breathed the blood and life into our Nobility; it is this race that has dictated its customs…

New Nobility from Blood and Soil, 1935, chapter 1.
 

It is demonstrated that everything we call German has been created exclusively by the Germanic man we now call the man of the Nordic race, and that, in each case, only the Germanic peoples have been the basic element of German culture and history…

Being able to demonstrate the origin of this race as located in the northwest of Europe, an agreement was reached to give to this species of men the name used by the natural sciences of the Nordic race, or the Nordic man. Many genuine Germans are still opposed in their hearts to being designated as ‘Nordic’ as they have liked to consider their whole life as Germanic for the authentically German, but it is for the sake of clarity of the statement that that particular word should be created for this new conception.

It is impossible to speak of ‘Germanic race’, because then we would arrive at the false conclusion that the Roman, Greek, Persian cultures, etc., were created by the Germans. We need, on the other hand, a conception that expresses this race, which was common to all these peoples. The Indo-German designation has been proposed, but it is based exclusively on a linguistic element. With this it induced an error, because the towns where the Nordic blood has become extinct can very well speak an Indo-Germanic language. We had, then, to introduce a new conception, which had long been established in the form of the ‘Nordic race’. The Nordic idea is, then, the study of the German to its ultimate roots, beyond even the Germanic…

For us, Germans, there is only one possible goal: To try by all possible means to ensure that the blood that is creative in the body of our people, that is to say the Nordic blood, is conserved and multiplied, since of that depends the conservation and development of Germanism…

That in eminent men non-Nordic features exist, demonstrates that a certain contribution of non-Nordic blood is not necessarily an obstacle to the formation and development of a personality of value… This would not, of course, justify taking care of the non-Nordic races in Germany, let alone recommending them to the German people as the objective of their selection, even admitting that this would not lead to miscegenation…

It is true, on the other hand, that the depletion of the Nordic blood extinguishes the creative force in the body of the people. The reached conclusion is the following: Everyone who is stimulated to a certain degree by some non-Nordic blood is not necessarily harmful, but it becomes so if that degree is exceeded… Therefore, the fact that we can see today a strong miscegenation in our people is not a reason to continue along the same path. It is, on the contrary, a reason to indirectly stop miscegenation by clearly designating a result to be achieved as a goal of selection to our people.

We have absorbed so much non-Nordic blood that even if we only reserved marriage to the girls of Nordic blood, we would still preserve for millennia in the body of our people parts of non-Nordic blood sufficient to bring the richest food to the diversity of temperaments creators… German morality flourished on the primitive background of Germanic blood. Even today that background conceals a lot of non-Nordic blood. One must regret it and see in it, undoubtedly, in large part, the reason for the current decay of our morality…

The purification of the German hereditary protoplasm from its non-Nordic blood parts is easy in the field of selection.

To inspire us again from the experience of animal husbandry, we will deduce that we must educate the German people so that they recognise the Nordic man as an objective, and in particular, that he may discern his features in a mestizo, since in the end this is the decisive issue… The habitual abandonment to Fate of our precious hereditary protoplasm sabotages our tribes of origin: such a state of affairs shall not last for long…

The selection by the outer physique has the advantage of limiting the cross-breeds. Thus the truly foreign blood is drawn away from our people, whose effect is incalculable on the blood heritage of the offspring…

It is true that in this evolution, England had the advantage that in many regions there inhabited, above all, the Nordic ‘Anglo-Saxon’ peasant classes: a kind of source from which the upper class continually received the influx. The circumstances are still analogous today in Germany. In large part, our peasantry still has an excellent ‘blood heritage’. Ultimately, there is no reason to doubt that it is possible to turn Nordic our people again through a clear example of the selection to be made, in the sense in which Günther understands it.

New Nobility from Blood and Soil, 1935, chapter 8.

Nordicism and National Socialism, 5

by Evropa Soberana

Wilhelm Petersen, unknown woman.

Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) was a member of the Thule Gesellschaft, a National Socialist ideologue, head of the Service of Foreign Affairs of the NSDAP and head of the Reich Ministry for the occupied Eastern territories—the most important ideologue of National Socialism after Hitler.

The ‘sense of history’ has not gone in any way from East to West, but has changed rhythmically. In the past Nordic Europe sent fruitful waves of peoples, who in India, Persia, Hellas and Rome, created states and cultures. Then they penetrated by infiltration in Europe the Eastern races from the East. Furthermore, Asia Minor sent a human species that reached the present Europe.

Not a ‘Central Europe’ without race or people, as announced by a Naumann, not a Franco-Jewish Pan-Europe, but a Nordic Europe, is the slogan of the future, with a German Central Europe. Germany as a racial and national state, as the central power of the continent, as an assurance of the South and the Southeast; the Scandinavian States with Finland as a second league, for the assurance of the Northeast, and Great Britain as assurance of the West and of the regions beyond the sea where that is necessary in the interest of the Nordic human being.

This also demands a foundation of greater scope.

Nordicism and National Socialism, 4

by Evropa Soberana

Cover of Gutes Blut – Ewiger Quell
(Good blood – eternal spring), an SS
propaganda booklet that deals mainly with
Nordicism and eugenics through images.

 
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) does not need introduction.

It is therefore outrageously unjust to speak of the pre-Christian Germans as barbarians who had no civilization. They never have been such. But the severity of the climate that prevailed in the northern regions which they inhabited imposed conditions of life which hampered a free development of their creative faculties.

If they had come to the fairer climate of the South, with no previous culture whatsoever, and if they acquired the necessary human material–that is to say, men of an inferior race–to serve them as working implements, the cultural faculty dormant in them would have splendidly blossomed forth, as happened in the case of the Greeks, for example. But this primordial creative faculty in cultural things was not solely due to their northern climate.

For the Laplanders or the Eskimos would not have become creators of a culture if they were transplanted to the South. No, this wonderful creative faculty is a special gift bestowed on the Aryan, whether it lies dormant in him or becomes active, according as the adverse conditions of nature prevent the active expression of that faculty or favourable circumstances permit it.

Mein Kampf, 1924, Volume II, Chapter 2.
 

A complete assimilation of all our racial elements would certainly have brought about a homogeneous national organism; but, as has been proved in the case of every racial mixture, it would have been less capable of creating a civilization than by keeping intact its best original elements.

A benefit which results from the fact that there was no all-round assimilation is to be seen in that even now we have large groups of German Nordic people within our national organization, and that their blood has not been mixed with the blood of other races. We must look upon this as our most valuable treasure for the sake of the future. During that dark period of absolute ignorance in regard to all racial laws, when each individual was considered to be on a par with every other, there could be no clear appreciation of the difference between the various fundamental racial characteristics.

We know to-day that a complete assimilation of all the various elements which constitute the national being might have resulted in giving us a larger share of external power: but, on the other hand, the highest of human aims would not have been attained, because the only kind of people which fate has obviously chosen to bring about this perfection would have been lost in such a general mixture of races which would constitute such a racial amalgamation.

Mein Kampf, Ibidem.
 

If Nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one; because in such a case all her efforts, throughout hundreds of thousands of years, to establish an evolutionary higher stage of being, may thus be rendered futile.

History furnishes us with innumerable instances that prove this law.

It shows, with a startling clarity, that whenever Aryans have mingled their blood with that of an inferior race the result has been the downfall of the people who were the standard-bearers of a higher culture. In North America, where the population is prevalently Teutonic, and where those elements intermingled with the inferior race only to a very small degree, we have a quality of mankind and a civilization which are different from those of Central and South America.

In these latter countries the immigrants—who mainly belonged to the Latin races—mated with the aborigines, sometimes to a very large extent indeed. In this case we have a clear and decisive example of the effect produced by the mixture of races. But in North America the Teutonic element, which has kept its racial stock pure and did not mix it with any other racial stock, has come to dominate the American Continent and will remain master of it as long as that element does not fall a victim to the habit of adulterating its blood.

Mein Kampf, 1924, Volume I, Chapter 11.
 

Ten generations of Germans left without the corrective and educative effect of military training and delivered over to the evil effects of those dissensions and divisions the roots of which lie in their blood and display their force also in a disunity of world-outlook–these ten generations would be sufficient to allow our people to lose the last relics of an independent existence on this earth.

The German spirit could then make its contribution to civilization only through individuals living under the rule of foreign nations and the origin of those individuals would remain unknown. They would remain as the fertilizing manure of civilization, until the last residue of Nordic-Aryan blood would become corrupted or drained out.

Mein Kampf, 1924, Volume II, Chapter 14.
 

I shall have no peace of mind until I have succeeded in planting a seed of Nordic blood wherever the population stand in need of regeneration.

If at the time of the migrations, while the great racial currents were exercising their influence, our people received so varied a share of attributes, these latter blossomed to their full value only because of the presence of the Nordic racial nucleus. Thus it is that we have acquired a sense of poetry, a tendency to nostalgia, which finds its expression in music.

But it is thanks to those attributes that are peculiar to our race and which have been preserved in Lower Saxony that we have been able harmoniously to absorb extraneous characteristics—for we possess one faculty which embraces all the others, and that is, the imperial outlook, the power to reason and to build dispassionately.

Hitler’s Table Talk, May 12, 1942.

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Nordicism and National Socialism, 3

by Evropa Soberana

A woman from the North of Friesland.
Both the Nazis and the American eugenicists
agreed in considering the Frisians and the Saxons
as the purest ethnic elements of Germany.

 
Madison Grant (1865-1937) was a well known American Nordicist and eugenicist. Grant, who is sometimes introduced as a sort of Hispanophobe, actually praised the ‘virile blood of the Spanish conquistadors’.

The Nordics are, all over the world, a race of soldiers, sailors, adventurers, and explorers, but above all, of rulers, organizers, and aristocrats in sharp contrast to the essentially peasant character of the Alpines. Chivalry and knighthood, and their still surviving but greatly impaired counterparts, are peculiarly Nordic traits, and feudalism, class distinctions, and race pride among Europeans are traceable for the most part to the north.

The Passing of the Great Race, 1916 chapter 11.

The first is the Nordic or Baltic subspecies. This race is long skulled, very tall, fair skinned, with blond or brown hair and light collared eyes. The Nordics inhabit the countries around the North and Baltic Seas, and include not only the great Scandinavian and Teutonic groups, but also other early peoples who first appear in southern Europe and in Asia as representatives of Aryan language and culture.

The so-called red haired branch of the Nordic race has special characters in addition to red hair, such as a greenish cast of eye, a skin of peculiar texture tending either to great clarity or to freckles, and certain peculiar temperamental traits. This was probably a variety closely related to the blonds, and it first appears in history in association with them.

The Passing of the Great Race, 1916 chapter 2.
 
Karl Weinländer. Faced with these relatively reasoned positions, consider now a true exalted Nordicist who can be considered a radical. In Nuremberg in 1933, and with the assistance of the National Socialist Teachers League, Karl Weinländer wrote:

All races (Alpine, Dinaric, Mediterranean, Baltic-Eastern) are simply the bastards of the unnatural crossing of the Nordic man with the inferior races. This natural inferiority of the non-Nordic races is attested by the fact that the iris of the eye, the hair, and in worse cases, even the skin, are pigmented.

Quoted in Rassenkunde des Deutschen Volkes (see also Rassenkunde Europas).
 
Hermann Gauch (1899-1978) was a racial theorist. His theories were considered too radical even in National Socialist Germany, to the point that one of his books was censored by the Reich authorities because he called the Italians ‘half-simians’.

The Nordic man is… the creator of all culture and civilisation. The salvation and preservation of Nordic man alone will save and preserve culture and civilisation. Lasting success, of course, can only be achieved through the unification of all Nordic humanity of the Germanic countries, and a number of other strongly Nordic areas.

New Foundations of Racial Science. (USA: Encyclopaedia of the Third Reich, published in 1934).

Examples of Nordic ideal in the art
and propaganda of the Third Reich.

 
Hans F. K. Günther (1891-1968), the most famous example of Nordicist and German eugenicist, provided the basis of the racial theory of the Third Reich. Günther was a friend of Walther Darré and member of the NSDAP since 1932. With extensive knowledge of classical culture and Germanic, Persian and Hindu history, he married a Norwegian with whom he had two daughters, Ingrid and Sigrun.

In 1935, Günther was declared ‘pride of the NSDAP’, and in 1940 Hitler himself awarded him the Goethe Medal of Art and Science. At the end of the war, Günther spent three years in an Allied concentration camp, and denied the official version of the Jewish holocaust until his death.

The decline and fall of the Hellenic world must be attributed to the destructive result of a millennium of devastating wars and strife and, on the other hand, to the political and spiritual transformation that has particularly harmed the lineage possessed by the predominantly Nordic Indo-German race, which had descended from Central Europe, particularly from central Germany. De-Nordization is the main cause of this decadence.

Lebengeschichte des hellenischen Volkwes (Editor: Franz von Bebenburg, 1965).

It must be clearly stated that, within the German nation, Nordic blood should be considered ‘desirable’ and non-Nordic blood ‘less desirable’. It is the extended criterion of the immigration laws in force in America, for which, I point out, the Nordic blood represents what is desirable.

This criterion, drawn from the observation of important general circumstances, is not directed against non-Nordic individuals, it only wants to protect the desired Nordic blood against the danger of extinction, and to increase as much as possible this desirable blood. The teaching of genetics that tells us: ‘The value of a man as a subject is different from its value as procreator’, must inspire each of our considerations.

Rassenkunde des Deutschen Volkes, 1922.

From the racial point of view, there is only one equality of birth: that based on the equal purity of Nordic blood. Racially, the noble of mixed race is not of equal birth to a Nordic peasant girl.

Going back to the origins of the peoples of Indo-European heritage, one arrives at a political and spiritual aristocracy of a predominantly Nordic race… These original Nordic-Indo-Europeans called themselves ‘Aryans’, ārya [Sanskrit word] in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Persia. We can see it in the Rig-Veda, in the inscription of the tomb of Emperor Darius, in the Germanic names, and in the nobility. They described themselves with Nordic characteristics.

Der Nordische Gedanke unter den Deutschen, 1927.

Nordicism and National Socialism, 1

Editor’s note: Left, a drawing by Wolfgang Willrich, ‘This is what the German soldier is fighting for’.

‘We cannot forget the predilection that the Hellenes felt for this colour [blond]: they could not conceive their noblest deities in another form’ wrote Joseph Arthur de Gobineau 165 years ago in a quote reproduced below. You can imagine what happened to the Aryan psyche after the Judeo-Christians destroyed the statues and temples of the Greco-Roman gods and replaced them with churches and iconography of a Semitic god (which is why we believe that Aryan liberation will only come after we burn down worldwide all Christian churches to the ground).

Here I translate and adapt for this site the first instalment of ‘Nordicismo y Nazismo’, an essay originally published by Evropa Soberana in 2013.

 

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Nordicism was not born with European colonialism or with the rise of Nazi ideas in the interwar period. It is a trend that comes from classical antiquity, which is closely related to art and the human model to which art must aspire. Nordicism tries to answer the question of what is the source of the Indo-European tradition and which is the human race that laid the main foundations of Europe since prehistoric times.

However, the Nordic wave that is closest to us is the one that flourished under the Third Reich. To understand the ideas that underlie National Socialist Nordicism, the content of this piece, we will provide a selection of written fragments from:

• Adolf Hitler

• the SS doctrine

• Nazi ideologues such as Alfred Rosenberg

• Scholars who, without being Nazis, are considered avant-garde precursors of a mentality that culminated in Nazism, like Nietzsche. (H.S. Chamberlain has been omitted since he designates as ‘Teutonic’ what has finally been called ‘Nordic’.)

• Other authors that have nothing to do with National Socialism (they even ended up opposing it!) but that deal with the Nordic race, like Madison Grant.

• I also include images of National Socialist characters as well as propaganda and works of art from Nazi Germany, in which the Nordic type is represented as a reference, ideal and goal to pursue.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher who influenced, among others, Nietzsche and Hitler. During the First World War, Hitler always carried with him the book The World as Will and Representation. Schopenhauer wrote:

The highest civilisation and culture, apart from the ancient Hindus and Egyptians, are found exclusively among the white races; and even with many dark peoples, the ruling caste, or race, is fairer than the rest, and has, therefore, evidently immigrated, for example, the Brahmins, the Inca, and the rulers of the South Sea Islands. All this is due to the fact that necessity is the mother of invention, because those tribes that emigrated early to the north, and there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers, and invent and perfect all the arts in their struggle with need, want and misery, which in their many forms, were brought about by the climate. This they had to do in order to make up for the parsimony of nature, and out of it came their high civilisation. (Parerga and Paralipomena, 1851, Volume II, Section 92).

Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882) was a French ambassador, historian and philosopher with a vast culture and a great intuition. His innovative and monumental work Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races is well-known, but few venture to say that Gobineau was a ‘Nordicist’ in the sense that he identified the original Aryans with the ‘Nordic’ human type.

The colour of the Aryans was white and rosy: so were the Greeks and the oldest Persians; so were the primitive Hindus also. Among the colours of the hair and the beard dominated the blond, and we cannot forget the predilection that the Hellenes felt for this colour: they could not conceive their noblest deities in another form.

Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races, 1853 and 1855, Book Three, Chapter I.

In that very remote epoch, the civilising force did not reside in the South: it emanated from the North. It came from Thrace with Orpheus, with Mousaios, with Linos. The Greek warriors appeared tall, white and blond. Their eyes looked arrogantly at the sky, and this memory so dominated the thinking of successive generations, that when a darker polytheism invaded with the growing influx of Semitic immigrants all regions and all consciousnesses, and replaced it with their sanctuaries, for the Olympians the highest expression of beauty, of majestic power, was no other than the reproduction of the Aryan type: blue eyes, blond hair, white complexion, high stature and slender complexion.

Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races, 1853 and 1855, Third Book, Chapter III, on Ancient Greece.

What was, in the physical and moral realms, a Roman of the 3rd, 4th or 5th centuries? A man of medium height, of frail constitution and appearance, usually dark, running in his veins a little blood of all imaginable races; believing himself as the first man of the universe and, to prove it, he was insolent, creeping, ignorant, thief, depraved, ready to sell his sister, his daughter, his wife, his country and his sovereign; and endowed with an insurmountable fear of poverty, suffering, fatigue and death. Apart from that, he had no doubt that the Earth and its courtship of planets had been created for him only.

Faced with that despicable being, what was the barbarian? A man with blond hair, white and rosy complexion, broad on his back, tall in stature, vigorous as Alcides, reckless as Theseus, skillful, agile, feeling no fear of anything, let alone of death.

That Leviathan possessed above all, righteous or false ideas but reasoned, intelligent ideas that he struggled to be spread. Within his nationality, he had nourished the spirit of a severe and refined religion, of a shrewd politics, of a glorious history.

Able to meditate, he understood that the Roman civilisation was richer than his, and sought the reason for it. He was in no way that turbulent creature that we ordinarily imagine, but a very attentive adolescent with positive interests, who knew how to arrange himself to feel, see, compare, judge, prefer.

When the vain and miserable Roman opposed his tricks to the vital cunning of the barbarian, who decided the victory? The fist of the latter. Falling like a mass of iron on the skull of the poor grandson of Remus, that muscular fist showed him on which side the force was then. And in what way was the Roman humiliation then avenged? He cried, and he asked the centuries to come to take revenge for his oppressed civilisation. Poor little bugger! He resembled the contemporary of Virgil and Augustus as well as Shylock to King Solomon.

Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races, 1853 and 1855, Book Three, Chapter VII, On the Decline of Rome.

Rising, 5

(Madison Grant’s introduction)

All wars thus far discussed have been race wars of Europe against Asia, or of the Nordics against Mediterraneans. The wars against the Mongols were necessary and vital; there was no alternative except to fight to the finish. But the wars of northern Europe against the south, from the racial point of view, were not only useless but destructive. Bad as they were, however, they left untouched to a large extent the broodland of the race in the north and west.

Another class of wars, however, has been absolutely deadly to the Nordic race. There must have been countless early struggles where one Nordic tribe attacked and exterminated its rival, such as the Trojan War, fought between Achæans and Phrygians, both Nordics, while the later Peloponnesian War was a purely civil strife between Greeks and resulted in the racial collapse of Hellas.

Rome, after she emerged triumphant from her struggle with the Carthaginians, of Mediterranean race, plunged into a series of civil wars which ended in the complete elimination of the native Nordic element in Rome. Her conquests also were destructive to the Nordic race; particularly so was that of Cæsar in Gaul, one of the few exceptional cases where the north was permanently conquered by the south. The losses of that ten-year conquest fell far more heavily upon the Nordic Celts in Gaul and Britain than on the servile strata of the population.

In the same way the Saxon conquest of England destroyed the Nordic Brythons to a greater degree than the pre-Nordic Neolithic Mediterranean element. From that time on all the wars of Europe, other than those against the Asiatics and Saracens, were essentially civil wars fought between peoples or leaders of Nordic blood.

Mediæval Europe was one long welter of Nordic immolation until the Wars of the Roses in England, the Hundred Years’ War in the Lowlands, the religious, revolutionary, and Napoleonic wars in France, and the ghastly Thirty Years’ War in Germany dangerously depleted the ruling Nordic race and paved the way for the emergence from obscurity of the servile races which for ages had been dominated by them.

To what extent the present war has fostered this tendency, time alone will show, but Mr. Stoddard has pointed out some of the immediate and visible results. The backbone of western civilization is racially Nordic, the Alpines and Mediterraneans being effective precisely to the extent in which they have been Nordicized and vitalized.

If this great race, with its capacity for leadership and fighting, should ultimately pass, with it would pass that which we call civilization. It would be succeeded by an unstable and bastardized population, where worth and merit would have no inherent right to leadership and among which a new and darker age would blot out our racial inheritance.

Such a catastrophe cannot threaten if the Nordic race will gather itself together in time, shake off the shackles of an inveterate altruism, discard the vain phantom of internationalism, and reassert the pride of race and the right of merit to rule.

The Nordic race has been driven from many of its lands, but still grasps firmly the control of the world, and it is certainly not at a greater numerical disadvantage than often before in contrast to the teeming population of eastern Asia.

It has repeatedly been confronted with crises where the accident of battle, or the genius of a leader, saved a well-nigh hopeless day. It has survived defeat, it has survived the greater danger of victory, and, if it takes warning in time, it may face the future with assurance. Fight it must, but let that fight be not a civil war against its own blood kindred but against the dangerous foreign races, whether they advance sword in hand or in the more insidious guise of beggars at our gates, pleading for admittance to share our prosperity. If we continue to allow them to enter they will in time drive us out of our own land by mere force of breeding.

The great hope of the future here in America lies in the realization of the working class that competition of the Nordic with the alien is fatal, whether the latter be the lowly immigrant from southern or eastern Europe or whether he be the more obviously dangerous Oriental against whose standards of living the white man cannot compete. In this country we must look to such of our people—our farmers and artisans—as are still of American blood to recognize and meet this danger.

Our present condition is the result of following the leadership of idealists and philanthropic doctrinaires, aided and abetted by the perfectly understandable demand of our captains of industry for cheap labor.

To-day the need for statesmanship is great, and greater still is the need for thorough knowledge of history. All over the world the first has been lacking, and in the passions of the Great War the lessons of the past have been forgotten both here and in Europe.

The establishment of a chain of Alpine states from the Baltic to the Adriatic, as a sequel to the war, all of them organized at the expense of the Nordic ruling classes, may bring Europe back to the days when Charlemagne, marching from the Rhine to the Elbe, found the valley of that river inhabited by heathen Wends. Beyond lay Asia, and his successors spent a thousand years pushing eastward the frontiers of Europe.

Now that Asia, in the guise of Bolshevism with Semitic leadership and Chinese executioners, is organizing an assault upon western Europe, the new states—Slavic-Alpine in race, with little Nordic blood—may prove to be not frontier guards of western Europe but vanguards of Asia in central Europe. None of the earlier Alpine states have held firm against Asia, and it is more than doubtful whether Poland, Bohemia, Rumania, Hungary, and Jugo-Slavia can face the danger successfully, now that they have been deprived of the Nordic ruling classes through democratic institutions.

Democratic ideals among an homogeneous population of Nordic blood, as in England or America, is one thing, but it is quite another for the white man to share his blood with, or intrust his ideals to, brown, yellow, black, or red men.

This is suicide pure and simple, and the first victim of this amazing folly will be the white man himself.

Madison Grant.
New York, March 1, 1920.

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