[Marxism] Green nazis
daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Fri May 4 07:44:33 MDT 2012
Thanks for this reference, Sun Eagle,
I was unaware of Coonz' work; I've now read several reviews of what looks
like an important and impressive book. I had the misfortune for some years
to be in a workplace with a deadly serious neo-Nazi. His efforts to spread
Nazi racist ideology, along with recurrent conflicts and arguments between
us, gave me some understanding of Nazi philosophy and perspectives which
appears to jibe with Coonz in-depth study.
btw, congratulations on being one of the Horowitz 14, which one are you?
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM, Sun Eagle <suneagle79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Nazism did possess a coherent philosophy, as Claudia Coonz argued in her
> now classic The Nazi Conscience (2005). At the core of this philosophy was
> a view of politics as biopolitics, and race as the decisive element in
> history. The Nazis, of course, did not invent these concepts, but they were
> not insecere in their belief, i.e., as an excuse to commit genocide. To
> quote Wilhlem Reich, "eugenics is fascism of the gonads." Hitler had a
> zoological view of existence, wee humans were just part of a continuum of
> the animal kingdom, nor special in any way. (Hence his love of animals and
> vegetarianism.) But, in this way, he saw genocide as the application of the
> laws of nature to the human species: 'The stronger apes always expel the
> weaker ones."
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