TIK’s presentation is well done but deliberately omits things that do not fit his narrative as well as selective picking and choosing of quotes by the likes of Hitler and again leaving out the parts that don’t fit what TIK’s devoted followers want to hear.
Anton Drexler, the founder of the German Workers Party (DAP) made it clear that his intention was to have a party representing workers to organize them for nationalist purposes, in opposition to socialism and communism which Drexler both abhorred, he was very concerned about how workers were attracted to socialism and communism and sought to counter this. Drexler had been around in right wing circles for some time before founding the party.
Many of the DAP’s early members were also members of the Thule Society. According to Hitler biographer Ian Kershaw, the organization’s membership list read like a who’s who of Nazi sympathizers and leading figures in Munich, including Rudolf Hess, Hans Frank, Alfred Rosenberg, Dietrich Eckart and Karl Harrer.
The Thule Society was originally a “German study group”, intended to be the Munich branch of the Germanenorden (Germanic Order). A primary focus of the Thule Society was racial theory. They also sought to combat Jews and Communists.
Later, the renamed NSDAP (formerly DAP) joined the Harzburg Front, which was a radical right wing anti-democratic alliance in opposition to socialism and communism which they felt controlled the Weimar Republic.
TIK then quotes Hitler as saying “I am a socialist” but conveniently leaves out the part where Hitler’s definition of socialist is essentially the definition of racial nationalist.
And if you really think about it, according to him and the echo chamber on his channel, just about everybody was a socialist. By his definition, cardinal Richelieu of France was a socialist, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was a socialist, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was a socialist, emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria-Hungary was a socialist, Bismarck was a socialist, Napoleon was a socialist, Julius Caesar was a socialist, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain were socialists and so on.
Entire libraries have been filled with books, articles and claims by ‘creationists’ insisting to their last breath that there is a god or maybe even more than one, but any real evidence is still lacking as of today whereas ‘evolution’ has more evidence every day, and will have more still by tomorrow.
One might almost describe TIK-ism as a religion in and of itself, it certainly has a lot of believers. It is a damn shame though, because I feel that it diminishes his other work that he seems to have a compulsive need to create a false narrative out of reasons of personal ideology.
When a person starts advocating in favor of privatized police force, that’s where they lose me, because the biggest examples of privatized police force that have ever been were Pinkerton strike breakers and slave catchers. I wonder if TIK would be in favor of either… hey… if the free market says it is a good idea to have slavery and whatnot, who is the government to tell the market they can’t have it? Okay maybe that last bit is an exaggerated way of describing his personal ideology but in essence no different from how he structurally and deliberately misrepresents Nazi ideology.
It is funny though, when you remind his followers that christian conservatives (especially the Catholic Church) are likely to have been responsible for a greater number of deaths than two particular 20th century ideologies combined. Just think of the physical and cultural genocides, massacres, burnings, land theft, resource theft, child theft, religious wars, institutional discrimination, exploitation and repression religion is at least co-responsible for between the 14th and 19th centuries. Between the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of Revolutionary France, conservatives were basically in control almost everywhere nearly all of the time.
Perhaps someone should make a five hour video on that. The victims recently uncovered in mass graves near Catholic schools in Canada are just a fraction of the gargantuan scale of terror the church helped inflict on native populations.