The Return of Nazism: An Indispensable Element of the New World Order
Ideology can be very dangerous, although this fact may be unknown to many, if it’s designed to control the mind of a multitude with the intention to transform the latter into an unwitting and stupid collective block, either to gain power or to maintain the status quo with the intention to build up political, economic and military dominance. It can be considered a fatal virus, more toxic than the smoke Russia’s Chernobyl spewed decades ago, if it is based on political adventurism or political delusion with the purpose of misleading the public.
A rogue ideology is not unlike (or comparable to) a false prophet who is out to deceive people. It is akin to a brittle golden alloy made of inferior steel and gold.
What is more dangerous is when an ideology is poised or decreed by the superstructure (e.g., the government, educational institution or the media) to be genuine, legal and necessary so that it may be easily accepted by the people as part of the existing political norm and social structure for the shrewd purpose of perpetuating the prevailing status quo and the tight hold of those in power.
It has been a well-observed phenomenon that the best way to maintain the status quo is to fuel more political and military clout. This so-called repressive state apparatus works to crush both political and intellectual dissent which could ignite a possible shift of system. This institutionalized deception could breed a series of, or even wholesale, constitutional breaches and violations of the inalienable rights of the people.
Military force was widely used in the past to ensure obedience and to instill fear in the public. Over a century ago, apart from the overwhelming power of the military due to the insecurity of those in power, an overwhelming majority of citizens of almost all countries in the world were denied access to education and technology. Only the elite could go to schools mostly run by the Catholic Church in states under the Spanish or Portuguese rule.
In most, if not all, societies extending from the medieval age up to the age of industrial revolution, the wicked way of those in power, both political and economic elite, in maintaining the grotesque status quo were: limiting the access to education, making it only available to the Spaniards, meztizos and illustrados in the case of pre-colonial Philippines, giving much power to religious churches over the inherent rights of the people, quelling the propagation of free thought, and using absolute military force to ensure civil obedience.
In most countries during those dark years in history, only men had access to education, while women were regarded as second-class citizens, a system supported by religion and tradition. The doctrine of separation of church and state was still a taboo concept during the ages of mysticism till the birth of the new world now called the United States of America.
The separation of church and state was aimed at creating a wall that would divide mysticism and secularism. Its origin also sprang from religious oppression and the abuses and excesses of churchmen who were then regarded as the keepers of heaven’s gate.
The successful French revolution that toppled France’s last monarchy served as a model to most colonies like Philippines, Mexico, and other Latin American countries struggling for independence.
The renaissance period also served as an incubator for liberal doctrines and ideologies that challenged the existing order of said epoch. But it was during the age of industrial revolution when man was awakened by the cruelty of the past, and then designed a distinct structure that would determine the future of men and the world. Unionism came to fore to serve the interests of the working class.
But abuses and oppression did not just lie dormant in the memory of the oppressed, most of whom belong to the working class. The age of industrial revolution, the time when men realized the marvels of science and secular knowledge, saw the battle between reason and mysticism. The former prevailed while the latter was taken to its rightful place. These abuses and oppression awakened the likes of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to hypothesize that the obsolete status quo can be stopped through the collective efforts and force of the majority. Their ideology called Communism seeks to overthrow elitism and those in power, and lays down a new structure that would realize the goal of the ideology.
Communism spread like wildfire mostly in societies where institutionalized abuses were endemic. From Russia to China to some Latin American countries, socialism and communism rang like a bell of salvation.
Like weapon, a popular ideology can only be countered with another ideology that carries with it principles, doctrines and justifications exactly different from the former.
It may be safe to assume now that the following may lead to the formation of a new ideology:
- Oppression and abuses;
- Instability and weak status of a state;
- National necessity and patriotism;
- Political adventurism and delusion;
- Conformity to reason;
- The need to deviate from an “obsolete” system;
- Devastating national experience;
- Justification of a grand design or paradigm shift.
The birth of Nazism may not be attributed to the oppression and abuses of the elite; it sprang from the desire of Germany’s political propagandists to achieve world dominance. Nazism indeed served as a justification of the “Third Reich’s” grand design to muster public support by extolling the universal significance of patriotism.
In 1930’s, Germany was in its nadir after its defeat in World War 1, and as a result of such defeat, it was forced to sign the “Treaty of Versailles,” a sign of its devastating capitulation. The nation was consigned to great economic depression and instability. But in every devastation there’s opportunity, and the Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party capitalized on it to realize its goal.
The ideology preached that lack of patriotism caused the defeat of Germany in World War I. This rhetoric implies patriotism means rendering of selfless service. Nazism, widely accepted as Germany’s national faith, was like a magic spell that gave the totalitarian Third Reich tremendous power, and turned the Germans into a bunch of murderous race who butchered millions of Jews in the name of patriotism.
Nazism did not perish with the defeat of Germany. Little did we know the spirit of this ideology still rings these days. Today’s Nazism has acquired a new form or camouflage that could blend with the current global affairs.
Modern Nazism has the following elements:
- It is a totalitarian ideology
- that puts much premium on patriotism
- and rebukes individualism, objectivism and self-determinism
- to realize political and military dominance
- for the attainment of global dominance.
With this definition, it is much easier to classify nations disguised as democratic countries that subscribe to the concept of Nazism. If one is to carefully analyze the behavior of most countries these days, Nazism and Fascism will emerge as encompassing and indispensable elements for the fortification of the New World Order.