Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

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Re: Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

Post by wm » 18 Feb 2021 14:59

George L Gregory wrote:
18 Feb 2021 11:39
More nonsense from you.
I wrote that according to Hitler the most important Germans' trait was the willingness to sacrifice for the community - not blue eyes or physical perfection.
The readiness to sacrifice one's personal work and, if necessary, even one's life for others shows its most highly developed form in the Aryan race.
The greatness of the Aryan is not based on his intellectual powers, but rather on his willingness to devote all his faculties to the service of the community. Here the instinct for self-preservation has reached its noblest form; for the Aryan willingly subordinates his own ego to the commonweal and when necessity calls he will even sacrifice his own life for the community.
Mein Kampf

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Re: Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

Post by George L Gregory » 18 Feb 2021 19:49

wm wrote:
18 Feb 2021 14:59
George L Gregory wrote:
18 Feb 2021 11:39
More nonsense from you.
I wrote that according to Hitler the most important Germans' trait was the willingness to sacrifice for the community - not blue eyes or physical perfection.
The readiness to sacrifice one's personal work and, if necessary, even one's life for others shows its most highly developed form in the Aryan race.
The greatness of the Aryan is not based on his intellectual powers, but rather on his willingness to devote all his faculties to the service of the community. Here the instinct for self-preservation has reached its noblest form; for the Aryan willingly subordinates his own ego to the commonweal and when necessity calls he will even sacrifice his own life for the community.
Mein Kampf
Not true. You didn't just post that.

You're now changing your tune. What you posted was that Hitler didn't think that Germans (or Aryans) were superior physically to other people when that is not true (see the two quotes above as examples of his thoughts about Germans compared to other people).

Physically superior =/= Intellectually superior
Whenever Aryans have mingled their blood with that of an inferior race the result has been the downfall of the people who were the standard-bearers of a higher culture.
On this planet of ours human culture and civilization are indissolubly bound up with the presence of the Aryan. If he should be exterminated or subjugated, then the dark shroud of a new barbarian era would enfold the earth.
- Mein Kampf

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Re: Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

Post by Cantankerous » 18 Feb 2021 23:48

Immelmann11 wrote:
18 Feb 2021 13:51
WM is 100% correct in his comments....Hitlers desire to improve the health and standing of his people is replicated in today's world ...MAGA etc..is simply another desire to show pride in one's country....how often do uou hear Trump say America is the greatest country on Earth etc...
Hitler no doubt believed negrirs and others...gypsies...etc were inferior but it wasn't something you find in education...books...etc of the period...emphasis was on German pride
Part of the substance of this comment is a contravention of this forum being apolitical.

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Re: Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

Post by wm » 19 Feb 2021 08:03

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Re: Impact of Jesse Owens' stellar performance at the 1936 Olympics on Nazi propaganda regarding African Americans

Post by Immelmann11 » 19 Feb 2021 14:50

wm wrote:
19 Feb 2021 08:03
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More proof if proof be needed of how it actually WAS.

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