Hitler: A German Fate – Chapter 2 – The Fall in Legality – The Gendarme of the West

Bolshevism is a permanent revolt against the West. Bolshevik Russia is a concentration of revolutionary forces before which Versailles lamentably fails. It opposes it, by provoking a different order. Against Russia, Hitler has made a common front with all the Western powers. Given the global conjuncture, we must opt to be for the order of Versailles, or to be for the Bolshevik order. Those who combat the first take, from this fact, the defense of the second. He who is attached to the spiritual values, to the civilizing goods of the West, is a partisan of Versailles. He sacrifices Germany to prevent these goods and values from being put in danger. He is a defector, though he can immediately invoke in his favor a “conservative synthesis,” linking the West and National Socialism in a “superior union.”

The terrain of Hitler is the West. His foreign policy tries to obtain the support of the beneficiary states of Versailles. He can not leave this circle. For him, there is no position outside of Versailles. He wants to take some little advantages of the familial tensions that are here and there between France, England, and Italy. His foreign policy is not a national strategy, but a family intrigue. Hitler is only a Western quibbler who, at best, can annoy his companions. He is not this revolutionary that can reverse the global situation.

As always, the West suffers a grave sickness in regards to all that happens from the North of Danube and the East of the Elbe. Since the time of Charlemagne, it lead “crusades” against this “chaotic world.” The idea of the crusade is in origin, purely Latin. Unconsciously, the German felt it; and the German emperors tried, as a general rule, to honorably submit themselves to the execution of the crusader’s vow.

The World War was equally conceived as a crusade against Germany. This crusade was crowned with success. Germany must convert itself to the West. The conversion has truly succeeded until now, innumerable Germans want to make an appeal for a crusade against “the pagans of the East.” Already, in the forest of Compiègne, Erzberger was close to pronouncing this “vow.” If Foch had wanted, he could have immediately sent the Western Erzberger on the way of the crusade.

Hitler is the successor of Erzberger. He does not realize that he exactly follows the same path. He puts the wind in German mercenaries as Erzberger had done and with the same lack of dignity. Catholic instinct and memories of the Habsburgs inflame the hate of Hitler towards Bolshevism. In Southern Germany, the Latinized region, we do not yet get the significance of Russia for the destiny of the German state. It is necessary to be near a King of Prussia or a Junker of the East Elbe in order to comprehend it. And even a King of Prussia should not allow himself to fret from Western liberalism. The liberal spirit is incompatible with the orders of reassurance.

For Germany, Versailles is incomparably more dangerous than “Bolshevism.” Versailles caused the loss of the substance of the German people. Versailles signifies its true death. In the measure where Bolshevism is truly a poison, its toxic effect is lost before the force with which Germanity reaffirms itself, Germanity that, as always, better knows to resist the Slavic-Asiatic spirit than the Latin spirit. Ultimately, “German Bolshevism” would lead to a Machiavellian system, an effective instrument permitting Germany to wreck the West.

Anti-Bolshevism, for it, is a social position and not political: we fear for our wealth and not for our country. Versailles, on the other hand, is a true political question. Only those who oppose it, without making concessions, adopt an exclusively political position. The exaggerated din against Bolshevism wants to hide that, at present, negotiations on a secret entente with Versailles have started. The vehement Anti-Bolshevism of Hitler indicates that he does not consider Versailles the true enemy. If he reclaims arms and uniforms, that is not to combat Versailles, but to become the gendarme of the West against Bolshevism. He does not want to reverse the order of Versailles, no, he wants to extend it until the Urals or even until the coasts of the Pacific. On this way, we can only win a balance of misery and not the liberty of Germany.

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