The following is a transcript of remarks by NEW ORDER Commander Matt Koehl before a special Midwest seminar on National Socialist ideology and doctrine held on July 31, 1994.
Who is Adolf Hitler? Who was this remarkable figure who came into the world in modern time?
Was he just another man, another mortal like you and I? Was he simply a great statesman and brilliant political strategist? Or was he something infinitely more; and if so, what?
There are those who say that we are trying to deify Hitler. But I say that all we want to do is recognize, as fully and comprehensively as possible, who this remarkable person was—and is. In all that we have said or written, we are simply trying to come to terms with the fact that Adolf Hitler represents more than just another man like others. It’s as simple as that.
How should we describe Adolf Hitler? Was he a superman, a superior being—an Übermensch, to use Nietzschean terminology? Was he a world genius, a prophet or an avatar? Was he the god-hero of Aryan tradition or the second coming of Christ or Odin? An arguable case could undoubtedly be made for each of these.
Aside from all of this, however, we are prepared to state two things categorically:
(a) Adolf Hitler was and is the greatest figure of the age; and
(b) He is the special gift of Providence to Aryan man in modern time.
Adolf Hitler’s greatness derives from the fact that he is a man of destiny, a figure who divides history into two parts—that which comes before him, and that which follows him. And it should be noted that a personality of this magnitude is not routinely given to the world, but appears but once in thousands of years.
So it is in this instance. Into a world that had lost its direction, this figure came to show the way. Into a world of decadence and false values, he came to proclaim great, eternal truths. Into a world grown cynical and materialistic, he came to bring a new birth of radiant idealism. Into a world standing at the abyss, he came to offer hope and salvation for an entire race.
Let us consider Hitler’s achievement. It consists of four things:
|(a)||the Idea, which he gave us as a conscious expression of the eternal will of Nature;|
|(b)||the Movement, which he created for the fulfillment of that Idea;|
|(c)||the Model, which he offered as a demonstration of the viability of that Idea; and|
|(d)||the Consecration, which he gave this Cause, sealing it with his own blood.|
I ask: Where is his equal?
The Uniqueness of Adolf Hitler
Throughout history there have been many great figures. Some have introduced revolutionary new ideas; others have attempted to realize such ideas. We can readily think of Christ and Marx, of Napoleon and Lenin, for example.
In the person of Adolf Hitler, however, we find the unique phenomenon of someone who not only introduced a new worldview, but also created a new human society based upon that worldview. In so doing, he demonstrated the fundamental validity and soundness of his idea with a working model—something of which no other ideology is capable.
In 74 years Marxism has been unable to produce the Utopia it promised. In 200 years Liberalism has not been able to give us its world of universal Equality, Happiness and Plenty. In 2,000 years Christianity has not been able to show us a strong and viable society based upon its professed beliefs.
But in just 12 years—4,482 days—half of them under siege and despite greatest adversity, Adolf Hitler created a society that worked, a society which did exactly what it said it was going to do to raise the human condition—a society that took an entire world mobilized in war to destroy.
The fact is that it was none other than Adolf Hitler who pointed the way to the coming New Order and toward our higher destiny.
Man Against Time
In her book, The Lightning and the Sun, Savitri Dêvi describes three types of great personalities: the Man in Time; the Man above Time; and the Man against Time. Our Leader was the latter.
It is this that introduces the element of tragedy. Adolf Hitler was obliged to act within the constraints of a higher destiny. He had to “lose,” to die—in the same sense that one might say that Christ had to “lose” and die. This is the issue with which we are confronted. The question is: How do we respond to the challenge that such a stark reality poses?
Our Leader Himself gave us the key when, before his death, He said:
“It is necessary that I should die for my people; but my spirit shall rise from the grave, and the world will know that I was right.”
Yes, Adolf Hitler did die. Indeed, he had to. But as one observer noted:
“The German eagle is the phoenix that consumed itself in flames, and is destined by God to rise from the ashes to surpass its former glory and transform the Earth.”
Adolf Hitler is that German eagle. His spirit has indeed risen from the grave, just as he said it would; and for his enemies there can be no more terrifying statement than this: “HITLER LIVES!”
A new awareness, a new consciousness has been reborn in each one of us. The immortal charisma of Adolf Hitler infects our soul. His spirit lives within us. For he is the One who was born, and who died, and who was resurrected, and now lives forever in our hearts as the author of our Faith, without whom our race has no future, but with whom all things are possible, according to his will.
I leave you with these translated words from the chorus of the Hitler Youth song:
Hitler’s banner waves above our ranks;
Hitler’s banner is the great, new age;
Hitler’s banner leads on to a world without end—
Yes, his banner is greater than death!