Normally, I would avoid a discussion of European history (this blog is focused on the United States), but it is almost impossible to have a discussion of American race relations these days without some idiot invoking the spectre of the Third Reich.
The real Adolf Hitler had little interest in North America. He had no intention of exporting National Socialism to United States. When the German-American Bund began to attract unwanted attention from the federal government, Hitler personally ordered German nationals to withdraw from the organization and advised them to return home to the New Germany. In spite of his best efforts, National Socialism took root here and casted a long shadow over the postwar American racial scene.
In the American mind, which has been conditioned by decades of anti-racist propaganda, any expression of White racial consciousness is tantamount to Nazism. Although Hitler was a European dictator, Hollywood has turned him into a wholly Americanized figure. His caricature stalks the popular imagination. The Nazis are supposed to be the epitome of evil; everything good patriotic liberal Americans are supposed to hate. This sheer amount of brainwashing that has gone on makes it impossible to avoid the topic.
On the racialist fringe, there is a reactionary tendency to adopt the mores and aesthetic trappings of Nazism as the ultimate act of rebellion against the liberal democratic capitalist status quo. For these people (who are trolling for attention), Halloween comes every day of the year. Dressing up in a costume and parading around in public as a Stormtrooper is one of many modern variations on the old avant garde tradition of shocking the bourgeoisie. It goes hand in glove with other staples of expressivist non-conformism such as tattoos, piercings, and rock music. Although the costume Nazis are almost always unaware of it, these people owe more to Elvis Presley than Adolf Hitler.
This is not genuine National Socialism which must be considered on its own merits. In hindsight, most contemporary historians and biographers have moved away from the old wartime legend that Hitler wanted to conquer the world, or that he wanted to invade and occupy the United States, which was amongst FDR’s more fabulous claims. He didn’t have the naval strength to cross the Channel, much less the Atlantic. FDR’s own biographers now admit that he set out to antagonize Hitler and skillfully maneuvered the United States into a war with Germany. The Holocaust is commonly invoked as a moral justification now that the other wartime legends haven’t stood up to historical scrutiny.
It is now clear that the “Good War” against the Third Reich, an unnecessary war of choice like Iraq, resulted in the demonization of nationalism, racialism, eugenics, and anti-Semitism in the United States. The wartime propaganda against National Socialist Germany had an extremely negative impact upon White racial attitudes. In 1946, a majority of White Americans (answering an NORC poll) believed in racial equality for the first time in American history. The quotas at Ivy League universities which had tenuously held Jewish influence in check fell in the wake of the Second World War. Popular laws which prohibited miscegenation or mandated eugenic sterilization for the unfit were repealed.
From a pro-White perspective, thoughtful racialists conclude that the Second World War can’t be considered anything but a disaster for American Whites. It induced a total collapse in our racial immune system; a malady that was exported by American power throughout the entire Western bloc, which now equally suffers from the same disease. The demonization of National Socialism established the foundation for the later attacks on the Jim Crow South and Apartheid South Africa.
Guy White has no response to this aside from mindless patriotic chest beating and bloodthirsty flag waving. In another example of his dimwitted Protestantism, he argues that Jewish socioeconomic success is worthy of pro-White adulation, as if having a really smart and successful enemy is in itself a good thing. This is the same attitude that leads to the worship of celebrities and the wealthy in American culture. As in many other areas, a healthy dose of National Socialism could have a fortuitous effect on this sort of cultural rot.
Whether National Socialism could be successfully grafted onto the American is another question. Americans are highly individualistic, egalitarian, and suspicious of government power. Unlike Germans, Americans do not have an instinctive reverence for authority and hierarchy. The ethnic heterogeneity of White Americans and their concentration in urban and suburban areas militates against blood and soil nationalism and a volkish way of life. In the United States, Whites have no pressing need for national expansion or conflict with neighboring states like Canada.
American National Socialism would have to be racial, not ethnic; isolationist, not expansionist; federalist, not consolidationist. Certain aspects of National Socialism would come more easily than others. For example, the U.S. already has a strong environmental movement, a fiat currency, social security, and legal abortion. There is a strong movement on the Left for a national healthcare system.
White Americans could benefit from a thorough Gleichschaltung of our national institutions. I’m very much supportive of ridding the mass media and our universities of Jewish influence. There are aspects of National Socialism that I like and dislike. I don’t see any need for jingoistic nationalism, foreign wars, euthanasia, esoteric paganism, etc.
While I don’t consider myself a National Socialist, I would much rather live under National Socialism than what we have today, and I don’t agree with the demonized caricature of the ideology presented in the media or on race realist websites. At least the Third Reich cared about the racial interests of future generations of Europeans. The same cannot be said for the system we now live under. That should be the final word on the matter.