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[Kewil is well known in the German blogosphere as an anti-Left polemicist. The following article, originally dated January 16, 2011, has now been re-published by As der Schwerter. Translation by Manfred Kleine-Hartlage]
Hitherto, military science has not yet drawn a detailed balance of the Napoleonic wars. It is estimated that five million people died, ten million were wounded. Perhaps there were more, maybe less, in any case the numbers would quadruple if one put them into relation to current demographic conditions. The whole continent was hurt by them, and in all classes there was reason to mourn.
What is striking about it is the indifference and persistent glorification of this war criminal, whose picture is still hanging in many French salons. Even more, our red vermin worship him as someone who had brought “Enlightenment” to Germany and liberated us from the priest – which was manifested by French troops who made the Mainz and Magdeburg Cathedrals horse stables and let their horses shit in the churches of the country. Not to mention millions who had been robbed, subject to forced conscription, raped, deported, slain and wounded, and who would certainly would have liked to avoid this kind of “Enlightenment.” Long time ago and history?
Written by Manfred Kleine-Hartlage
Translated by J M Damon
Following is a translation of a blog posted at http://korrektheiten.com/2011/08/02/deutschenfeindlichkeit-das-westliche-antideutsche-narrativ/
The blog begins:
[On 16 July 2011 the author gave a lecture before the Berlin Institute for State Policy on the subject of “Hostility Towards Germans – An Appraisal” in conjunction with the Institute’s 18th Course of Lectures. Unfortunately there are no recordings of this highly interesting event. In response to requests, I have reconstituted my speech from notes. Since the lecture is too long for a single blog article I am posting it as a series, beginning with “The Anti-German Narrative in the West.]
To prepare for an interview with Carolyn Yeager, Schattenkoenig worked out in English the following thoughts to highlight some crucial aspects of Germany’s (and, in general, the West’s) situation.
I. The German concept of Geopolitik
The term describes an outline of global political strategies centered on the German Reich and founded in the tradition of holistic views which had dominated German thinking since the Middle Ages, when the Reich (Holy Roman Empire of Germanic Nation) had formed a kind of ordering brace for nations which maintained their autonomy and national character. In the new age, a more genetic viewpoint was established, giving respect to different peoples’ characters.
Most important seems to me the rooting of German Geopolitik in a scientific and rationally gained perspective of what is given naturally. It thinks of peoples as of what they really are and what their realistic potentials are, instead of forming peoples according to some utopian ideology which is inadequate for reality. The powers victorious over Germany in 1945 were unfortunately following ideological concepts and had little respect for peoples’ natural conditions. If reality causes their utopian views to fail, the worse they make it turn out for reality which will be forced to „change“ – until all the world will wake up in a new totalitarian and globe-spanning Soviet Union with no freedom left to speak out the facts.
by Manfred Kleine-Hartlage, first issued october 24, 2009: Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof: 1939 – Der Krieg, der viele Väter hatte.
Translation by War Blogger, revised
[Update september 28, 2011: War Blogger has produced a video with the following text. So if you prefer videos, click here!]