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Mein Kampf: the Good, Bad and Outright Ugly
Lack of social welfare enabled Marxists
[The failure to improve] labour conditions [and] insure the workman in case of accidents … forbid child labour … protect female workers [justified the Social Democrats claim] that they alone stand for the interests of the working class.
Employers who attack [socialism] have wrong ideas of justice and fair play.
Blame must be laid [on] those who barred legislative social reform, or [sabotaged] it through their political influence.
Why many hate Marxists, aka Leftists
I first came into contact with Social Democrats in the building trade. [They aroused] the strongest antagonism in me. Everything was disparaged —
the nation, held to be an invention of the ‘capitalist’ class;
the Fatherland in the hands of bourgeoisie [exploiting the] masses;
the authority of the law holding down the proletariat;
religion, doping the people so as to exploit them afterwards;
morality, as a badge of stupid and sheepish docility.
There was nothing that they did not drag in the mud.
The Social Democrats know how to create the impression that they alone are the protectors of peace.
Social Democracy [preaches] liberty and human dignity [while] the daily Press inculcated this doctrine in brutal fashion. No means were too base [to be] exploited in the campaign of slander.
The National Socialist Movement [must organize] its own defence against the terror of the International [by] winning over the man in the street.
Their coercive tactics
The Socialists had calculated accurately. Intimidation in factories, assembly halls and at mass demonstrations, will always meet with success [absent] the same terror, in a stronger form.
Democracy is the fore-runner of Marxism. It was the ‘Free Trades Union’ that turned democracy into the slogan ‘If you will not become our comrade we shall crack your skull’.
Marxism will march with democracy until it [secures] even the support of [the] nationally orientated, whom Marxism strives to exterminate.
Marxists cost Germany the war, say what?
War against German ‘heavy industries’ was … the internationalization of German economic life envisaged by the Marxists. .. The German State Railways are to be turned over to international capitalists.
When the German divisions were receiving their final orders … a general strike broke out in Germany [and] in the munition factories. For want of munitions the front would be broken through within a few weeks. Enemy propaganda pounced on this theme. International Finance would assume control over Germany … the enemy countries faith in victory was thus revived. The strike cost the lives of thousands of German soldiers.
In 1918 we [paid] for the failure to crush the Marxist serpent. In the spring of 1923 we did not seize the opportunity for finally wiping out the handiwork done by the Marxists who betrayed their country and were responsible for the murder of our people.
Vows eternal “struggle” (Kampf, Jihad) against Marxism
The Trades Unionist Movement fell under the political control of the Social Democrats, to be used as a battering-ram in the class struggle.
The ‘Free Trades Union’ threatened the national economic structure, the foundations of the State and liberty of the individual.
Within my small circle I believed that I could finally convince them of the danger [but] only achieved the contrary result. [They] had been accustomed to assist in the destruction of their country, their one great care was good seats at the funeral banquet.
When Marxism is broken the chains that bind Germany will be smashed for ever. [We have never] been conquered by the strength of our outside enemies, but only through our own failings, and the enemy in our own camp.