Führer quote

The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges: the pox and Christianity.
Christianity is a prototype of Bolshevism: the mobilisation by the Jew of the masses of slaves with the object of undermining society. Thus one understands that the healthy elements of the Roman world were proof against this doctrine.

Hitler’s Table Talk, pages 75-76

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  1. Does Hitler mean to imply here that any „advanced“ society must contain slaves? Perhaps so, and he may be correct. In our Darwinian reality, isn’t it true that we are forced to either have slaves, or become slaves ourselves? Modern life has eliminated some of the brutality of the practice, but a wage slave is nevertheless still a slave. Someone else receives the profit from his labor. Only the most basic forms of society seem able to avoid this: hunter-gatherer cultures, or pastoral cultures like the ancient Germans.
    In examining Caesar’s Gallic commentary we can see that even in ancient Germany, pains had to be taken to preserve equality.

    [The Germans] do not pay much attention to agriculture, and a large portion of their food consists in milk, cheese, and flesh; nor has any one a fixed quantity of land or his own individual limits; but the magistrates and the leading men each year apportion to the tribes and families, who have united together, as much land as, and in the place in which, they think proper, and the year after compel them to remove elsewhere. For this enactment they advance many reasons-lest seduced by long-continued custom, they may exchange their ardor in the waging of war for agriculture; lest they may be anxious to acquire extensive estates, and the more powerful drive the weaker from their possessions; lest they construct their houses with too great a desire to avoid cold and heat; lest the desire of wealth spring up, from which cause divisions and discords arise; and that they may keep the common people in a contented state of mind, when each sees his own means placed on an equality with [those of] the most powerful.

    – Julius Caesar, Gallic War, Book VI, chapter 22
    The avoidance of agriculture and the cultivation of the love of war are suggestive, and show that the ancient world was not always so pure, light and serene as we would like to think. Agriculture was to be avoided, presumably, because although it might be efficient, it would also invite societal problems such as inequality of wealth, and slavery. Too, its very success would breed indolence, encourage a dissolute life, and serve as an invitation to hostile tribes to raid them and steal their wealth. Better to hone one’s martial skills, and though remaining poor in material terms, stay free and lead an untroubled life.

    1. The avoidance of agriculture was also likely due to the fact that the Germans were a primarily pastoralist people, and such a diet was optimal for a lifestyle of perpetual warfare.

    2. @Spahn Ranch. Enlightening quote from Caesar. Thanks. Aristotle stated that there were natural slaves, if not aliens captured in wars, then a hierarchical caste society, where the natural slaves don’t have to be brutalised and can be treated with a justice (but not equality) commensurate with their caste position. Not sure if I’m doing Aristotle full justice. Whatever, slavery built civilisation.
      Yep, perennial slavery is still with us today where (((usury))) robs the labor and productivity of everyone.

    1. Good point. The German strategy of remaining poor and warlike did succeed for a time, because Rome never conquered all of Germany. It also worked for Ireland. Caesar conquered Gaul and Britain, but looked across the water to Ireland and decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. They simply didn’t have enough worth stealing.
      The problem comes when a technologically inferior culture is confronted by a technologically superior one. This inevitably would happen in the real world, and had the Germans persisted in the pastoral lifestyle, they would have been conquered too, just like the rest, despite just wanting to live simply and free. Technologically „advanced“ cultures are resource-hungry, and are happy to kill you just to take the land you’re standing on, if you’re foolish enough to want to persist in your „backward“, nomadic/pastoral ways.
      It appears that in the real world where Darwin’s struggle for survival sets the rules, one must either take slaves or become a slave oneself; pursue material gain or fall victim to those who do. The anti-human qualities of technological civilization, which necessarily destroy man’s ability to live a peaceful life in a natural setting, begin here, in the struggle to survive. People just won’t leave each other alone.

      1. @ Spahn Ranch The totality of Germania was logistically impossible to be conquered at that time.
        Germans simply would retreat further East, letting the Roman legions impotent and starving in the icy cold weather, and in the forests and swamps that covered Germania East of the Rhine.
        There were no cities, nothing to be conquered and plundered.
        Rome resorted only to punitive strikes beyond the Rhine.
        And the ancient world was neither pure, nor light, nor serene, it was absolutely brutal.
        Hitler was an artist, he had litle touch with reality.

  2. This quote underlines the importance of the Hitler Test: i) many are jew-wise but pro Xtianity; ii) others are jew-wise, Xtianity wise but still retain the jew virus, the inner jew, Liberalism and equality, so are anti Hilter and National Socialism and racism (actually just specism)