In the first place, you have obviously never once consulted the Table Talk in the German (Picker/Jochmann). The English translation has been denounced as unreliable, although the focus has been concentrated on the subject of religion, and for far too long.We'll supply the Ukranians with scarves, glass beads and everything that colonial peoples like.
In the Nov. 20, 1941 entry, the word handkerchief is misleading, the word here is actually Schneuztüchel, German for blanket. As for the entry you posted, in the German, he specifically refers to scarve coverings for the head (kopftücher) and necklaces consisting of glass beads (glassketten). That's why it's always important to be pedantic when studying the Table Talk.
This entry has been accurately translated.I am not a partisan, either, of a university at Kiev. It's better not to teach them to read. They won't love us for tormenting them with schools. Even to give them a locomotive to drive would be a mistake.
Political corruption dies out for a lack of literacy. The Bolshevik revolution marked the decline of the Slavic culture. By depriving these territories of literacy, Hitler hoped that the lingering Bolshevik intelligentsia would eventually perish in and of itself, a time would come when they themselves would have ceased taking it seriously. The increased literacy in Europe not only salvaged the Catholic Church's existence, but resulted in hundreds of dissident Protestant sects, each clamoring to represent the one true faith at the expense of their competitors.
This translation is likewise accurate, though confined to Picker.To teach the Russians, the Ukrainians and the Kirghiz to read and write will eventually be to our own disadvantage; education will give the more intelligent among them an opportunity to study history, to acquire an historical sense and hence to develop political ideas which cannot but be harmful to our interests. A loud-speaker should be installed in each village, to provide them with odd items of news and, above all, to afford distraction.
The system of education that obtains today is that of systematic cramming, especially in the subjects of history and religion, at the expense of political training. The average individual, a typical victim of the press, quickly forgets what he reads, being accustomed to fast digesting. He finds videos more informative and easier to take in. Meanwhile, students of laws (jurists, lawyers) are made into narrow-minded specialists and humanitarians who are incapable of distinguishing between cases deserving of leniency and cases deserving severe punishment.
This is from Martin Bormann, not Hitler.It really is curious to think that these children will become Ukrainian adults, with their vulgar, inexpressive faces. (...) If these people are allowed, under German supervision — that is, under greatly improved conditions — to multiply too quickly, it will be against our interests for the racial pressures which these damned Ukrainians will exercise will constitute a real danger. Our interests demand just the reverse — namely, that these territories, hitherto Russian, should in time be populated by a larger number of German colonists than local inhabitants.
I could not find this passage in the German, it's beyond my reach. The context sounds authentic, but it seems unlikely that Hitler would want his Slavic subjects to be so dumbed down that they couldn't even read signs, which were commonplace in the eastern territories under Soviet occupation. https://books.google.com/books?id=IWshAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA216&lpg=PA216&dq=roadway+signsJodl is quite right when he says that notices in the Ukrainian language "Beware of the Trains" are superfluous; what on earth does it matter if one or two more locals get run over by the trains?
Whenever Hitler demonstrated his blatant disregard for what happened to the Jews in his writings, speeches, and conversations, he always counterbalanced his statement by appealing to the plight of the German people, even in private circles. He did not do so here. Does that mean he regarded Slavs as non-entities compared to the Jews? Then why all the fuss over his anti-Semitism when his attitude towards Slavs appears to be far worse?
On the other hand, in the Table Talk, Hitler suggested that Beethoven may have had Slavic blood and that this is where his inspiration stemmed from. This goes hand-in-hand with his assertion, made in a public speech, that the British never had a great composer like Beethoven. On at least two separate instances in Otto Wagener's memoirs, he conceded that the Russian-Slavic idea may have creative capacity, elsewhere indicating that Lenin's Slavic lineage (through Lenin's father) was a faint expression of the European will to civilization, which came in conflict with Lenin's Jewishness.
I'll grant that he may have called Ukraine the "European India", but neither Britain nor Rome were his chief inspiration for these ideas (so Hitler was neither imperialist/monarchist nor fascist). Hitler was attempting to revive the ancient Spartan state in the modern world.To exploit the Ukraine properly — that new Indian Empire — I need only peace in the West.
Otto Strasser confirmed for me that Hitler's view of the "natural order" corresponds to a warrior caste ruling over helots, he specifically called the Third Reich "Spartan Germany". Hitler's writings and speeches are replete with references to Spartans and helots, including the Zweites Buch.
I would take care to read up on German insiders such as Sebastian Haffner, Otto Strasser, Heinrich Hoffmann (who, as pointed on here and elsewhere, was surprisingly very sober) and Ernst Hanfstaengl. Haffner in particular distinguished between fascists, Nazi adherents, and Nazi fanatics (as did Hitler himself). Most people who joined Hitler's movement either wanted to spread their own ideas (like Otto Strasser) or subvert it from the inside.
Glad to hear it.No I do not. That's a common myth not supported by modern studies. Males don't rapidly lose vitality as they age, as many people prefer to believe since it's another excuse to be lazy. Human males can sustain youthful levels of vitality well into old age, given proper nutrition and level of activity.
How is vegetarianism/veganism bad?Hitler had an eating disorder and his diet was extremely bad. Anyone who sustained his type of diet for the time he did would consequently be a wreck at his age.
Who is everyone? Name specific historians.Everyone attests to Hitler's pervasive digestion problems caused by his ridiculous diet.