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Mein Kampf: the Good, Bad and Outright Ugly
3. Nationalist Socialist
Unions caused by lack of legislation
The trades union movement offers assistance and protection to the workers [caused] by the greediness and narrow-mindedness of many of the industrialists … seeing that … the State pays no attention to [workers] needs.
Divergent interests in the various branches of labour … does not clash with the idea of a national community. The standing of the higher classes must not be lowered but that of the lower classes must be raised.
Socialism needs nationalism to succeed
The trades union places its chief weapon, a general strike, at the disposal of the political movement.
Trade unions and employers must serve national interests. No economic improvement [is] possible [without] solidarity.
‘Nationalizing’ a people [means] establishing healthy social conditions [so people] feel proud of being a citizen. I can fight only for something that I love. I can love only what I respect.
National over international capital
Capital [must be] subservient to the State and [not] dominate national interests [or] the social rights of the workers. [We must distinguish] between creative labour, and capital [from] financial speculation.
Financial exchange circles began to triumph and made slow but sure progress in assuming control of the whole of national life.
I realized then that the stiffest fight would not be against the enemy nations but against international capital.
Meritocracy, not equal-outcome
The army of the old Empire … when the person of the individual counted for nothing and the majority was everything … placed individual above majority values.
People will be trained for the positions indicated by their natural endowments, being a gift from Nature, judged by the way which he performs this work.
The present epoch introduces universal suffrage [and] equal rights but equality cannot depend on the work a man does, but [how] each one does [it].
The productive powers of the individual are more enhanced by freedom, than by coercion from above. The natural process of selection brings forward the ablest, most capable and most industrious.
Believes in God and religious freedom
This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief. Faith is absolutely the only basis of a moral outlook on life.
No man can serve two masters. The overthrow of a religion has far greater consequences than overthrow of a State.
If we abolish religious teaching and not replace it, the foundations of human existence would be seriously shaken.
To a political leader, the religious teachings and practices of his people should be sacred and inviolable.
It would be wrong to make religion or the Church responsible for the misdeeds of individuals.
Progress made in spreading the Christian Faith was modest, in comparison with the spread of Mohammedanism.