Thursday, January 14, 2016
Coming Soon: Wulf Sorensen, "Voice of Our Ancestors"
Presented as a poem but really more of a political discourse, Fischer here describes the descent from former eras after the malevolent influence of Roman hegemony (and its judeochristianity) upon Northern cultures- not just German culture as it became, but the heathen people in general. Like "The Occult Significane of Blood" by Steiner it posits a sort of tribal memory from antiquated times, drawing, though, a conclusion roughly opposite that of Steiner and his Anthrosophists- that is, where Steiner concludes that the mixing of blood in cosmopolitan cultures led to the ascent of human culture (if at the expense of tribal memory and certain tribal capabilities), Fischer denounces the same as not ascent but descent from a more moral, stronger culture in the past, to be reawakened by interpreting folk tales from the past, specifically with an eye to seeing how they relate to the here-demonified Roman Empire, and later Holy Roman Empire, and the influence of the "religion of Sinai" (judaism.) As an example, Fischer holds up the story of Snow White, likening the black queen to Rome and the mountains she crossed literally to the Alps, as Roman culture encroached upon the Goths and Vandals.
Unlike latter day, actual National Socialist philosopher, Fischer's earlier, primordial philosophical work here mentions race only insofar as it related to outside cultures which brought in alien religious concepts- telling, for example he says, the morally upright and noble heathens not to sin, when they were already free of such behavior and saw it as "below the dignity even of animals." Thus, it should not be seen as a "Nazi manifesto" or something akin to it, but rather a somewhat earlier nationalistic and romanticism-inspired look at the past, the nostalgia of which, instead, led to the adoption of Nazism. Of note here is that a nearly similar number of Germans in the same era abandoned this romanticism, adopting what might be seen as Steiner's style of thought and primarily supported communism instead- and such ethnic theorems were indeed at work as the Soviets attempted to breed non-Russians out of existence over time with a fervor indicative of the actual use of eugenics in its social sense.