Nothing to worry about

…But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch messes of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic and in line for the time when his organization is perfected and sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.

A sophisticated politicians credited Hitler with peculiar political cleverness for laying emphasis and over-emphasis on anti-Semitism, saying: “You can’t expect the masses to understand or appreciate your finer real aims. You must feed the masses with cruder morsels and ideas like anti-Semitism. It would be politically all wrong to tell them the truth about where you really are leading them.”

New York Times, 21 November 1922

One thought on “Nothing to worry about

  1. No need for well-informed sources – get a copy of Mein Kampf and see for yourself.

    When I read it, while it was clear he was no fan of Jews, I noticed he didn’t mention them much. The people he hated with obsessent, ardent fury were the Communists.

    The idea of millions dying as a political gambit rather than out of hate is, if anything, even more terrifying.

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