Mein Kampf Volume II in Depth (A Face of Fascism

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Hitler begins the second volume of Mein Kampf by referring to his party's 25-point program that had already been introduced at a gathering of more than 2000 people, and the thinking behind the construction of those 25 points. He alludes to the fact that the party's program had to contain theses that were different from the mainstream and even radical or revolutionary in structure and in ideology. In other words, to make any kind of far reaching impact on the masses, and to simultaneously offer them solutions that had never been offered to them before, the ideas contained in his party's program had to be of revolutionary significance. The ideology behind his party's movement had to be unique to the point of being an ideology the composition of which had never before been used by anyone at anytime. All of the theses contained in the party's 25-point program were naturally based in part on Hitler's view of nationalism and subsequently his goal of a racially and internationally independent Reich.

He mentions that in order for any party to gain the support of the people, which in his mind was a prerequisite for any party's survival, then that party had to have ideals that would virtually become sacred in the hearts of the people. Furthermore, by merely repeating the old ideologies and the theses that supported those old ideologies and methods of thinking, a party could not truly give the people that something that they would hold as sacred.

Feeding on the idea of creating revolutionary ideas for his own party, Hitler alludes to the mistakes made by other parties, including parties of Western Democracy. Hitler maintains that most parties, especially those with weak or in essence reused mainstream ideas, find the need to change and otherwise reconstruct their ideals and...