Source: Germanische Leithefte, volume 1, issue 3, 1941
„…and this I state clearly – I want to know and hear nothing of neutrality… if I come to a border, you must declare yourself cold or warm, for God fights against the devil here. If you want to hold to God, then come to me. But if you prefer to hold to the devil, then you must certainly fight against me. Tertium non dabitur, there is no third option, that is sure. What kind of a thing is that – neutrality? I do not understand it.“
Gustav II. Adolf. King of Sweden, to Georg Wilhelm of Brandenburg, in the year 1630
In these weeks and months Europe’s destiny for all future is being decided. Germanic volunteers with healthy instinct from the Germanic lands of our continent have decided to fight on the side of the Reich. Beyond that, entire folks have courageously assembled for the struggle for Europe, even those who are not directly related by blood to the German folk, but who are closely bound to it as neighbours or through a common history.
On the other side, there were and are states whose position was not initially clear. They called and call themselves „neutrals”.
It the course of time it became clear that even the colourless attitude of these others was not entirely so neutral as it at first appeared; for when it got serious, they decided in part for England and the Jews, hence against Europe and its New Order. The ruling plutocratic strata of these „neutral“ folks never thought about really remaining neutral. They had already, long before the outbreak of the war, given up their national sovereignty in that they first placed their territories at the disposal of the spiritual advance of the enemies of the Reich; i.e. they surrendered their news services, press and radio, and tolerated Allied espionage organizations on their „neutral“ ground.
Honour, pride and independence – what did these things mean to them if only their full dishes were left intact! How proud, on the other hand, can those men and women be who, in defiance of all the persecutions, already back then affirmed the ideas of the new millennium in those lands!
But that which their ideological opponents there called neutrality, was at best self-deception. Usually, however, it was the attempt to cunningly deceive the Reich and their own folks. None of their wirepullers believed in a long-term success of this illusory policy. For long before they got up their courage for „the difficult decision“ – „for their folk’s sake“ – to leave the country, their planes stood tanked and ready. This pitiful flight was merely the logical conclusion of their entire working, just like the occupation by the German military of the lands they had misled.
So their abandoned folks in their need had to take the first step to understand their situation. That means they had to recognize that, with the help of their plutocrats, they had simply been drawn into the war plans of Great Britain as pawns. They had to further recognize that England only respected their independence and left the bread in their baskets as long as they were still useful as pawns. This recognition must have been bitter. As bitter as it always is when one must admit a fundamental error on which one had sought to build his entire existence.
Wide circles in the occupied „neutral“ areas are still not inclined to even partially comprehend the situation. Why and what for this fruitless condition of stubborn peevishness? Because our enemies were able – in one regard – to really „neutralize“ these folks. Namely, they took away their vision for their historical, Germanic origin, for their own dignity, for political reality and the genuine European relationship of power. In that they were helped in recent years by the Jewish emigrants from Germany. In union with them, they were able to achieve a complete paralysis of political thought in the small democracies of Germanic origin: every unprejudiced, independent development of political opinion there was extinguished down to the smallest remnants. The in itself healthy desire for possessions, the healthy instinct for acquisition and prosperity, no longer meant just for the support of life, rather they were elevated to the content and purpose of life itself.
So honour and pride had to become stunted. Whoever in these lands, which prided themselves on the possession of „freedom and human rights”, took the freedom to think and act differently than the system, than „society“ or than the masses, was boycotted and economically ruined. So tire trader’s spirit arose and suffocated every memory of the heroic origins of the Germanic folks as well as the will for clear decision. One only lived for the day and stuck his head in the sand. Consequently, one did not even remotely believe that one day, and indeed in the near future, decisions would be demanded which one could not talk away or buy off with money.
That this spirit of laxity and dishonour did not completely infect the folks is proven by the brave men and women who already very early offered their possessions and their blood for the victory of a National Socialism in their lands. Not least were these peasant circles, hence people who do not live like one-day insects, rather who are accustomed to looking across several generations, be it with plants, be it with the breeding of animals, or be it with themselves from hereditary farmstead to hereditary farmstead.
These National Socialists not only spoke out that neutrality had never really existed in these lands, and that these lands had been bound to Great Britain. No, these National Socialists went farther: the special ties of their lands, the deeper insight into the historical connections and the genuine European relationship of power led them to the following recognition: Neutrality is in that moment morally impossible when a blood-related folk fights for the life of itself and of its brother-folks. According to this recognition thousands of volunteers from these Germanic lands neighbouring the Reich then streamed to the front. Their blood, which flows for the common struggle, will one day indissolubly bind the Germanic states together again.
We, Germans and „neutrals“, must however reflect and try to image the following: How would it stand with the honour and the esteem of these „neutral“ folks if these volunteers had not come from their ranks?! These volunteers have through their efforts and as the first opened the gates of their lands to allow entrance of a new, great destiny. Through their dear stand for the Reich as the life-giving centre of the continent, they have freed their folks from a centuries-long condition of isolation and feminization. These volunteers have taken care that the history of their lands will in the future be more than a history of the material enjoyment of life. The entirety of the „neutral“ folks will one day – if they recognize this war as the decisive turning point in their life history, too – frankly admit that the heroism and the sense of sacrifice of their young sons was the greatest deed in their history since centuries.