posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 03:52 AM
This is what the germans thought of American culture. I think it runs true to today.
Americanism is certainly not a spiritual movement, nor is it a worldview that it is possible to oppose at the intellectual level. Its political
beneficiaries have tried in recent years to give it,
if not a face, at least a program or a goal: "the American Century." It is a collection of empty promises of the type democratic orators have always
made — but this time on a world scale. There is nothing in them to excite a reasonable man. But that is exactly the point of Americanism! The key is
not what it promises, but what it cannot promise. The key is not what it demands of men, but what gives them.
One should not underestimate the danger of Americanism, or its seductive power. It offers devotion to a culture of nothingness, independence, lack of
restraint, a freedom from all obligation, from all honor, from all consideration.
That is the political danger of Americanism. It leads those who fall prey to it away from political thinking, away from responsibility, even to their
nation, away from decency, even from national decency.
The American lad may use fine phrases to say that the nationalist is his political enemy. In reality, however, he fights a man who makes uncomfortable
and difficult demands on him, the man who recognizes the fate of the nation as his fate, who respects the woman who will become the mother of his
children, who wants to be a model, who always acts as if the eyes of the nation are upon him. The American lad feels his "freedom" restricted by
such behavior. He wants to keep the hot music spinning on the record player, not be reminded that he must work as well as relax, that he must not only
enjoy, but also honor the dignity of his nation.
That is neither comfortable nor pleasant. It is pleasant to talk slang and enjoy a loose moral life with those of like mind. Americanism has its
delights, and he who is captivated by them not only sticks his head in the sand, he also gets some pleasure.
Americanism's lack of culture and morality, its freedom-promising "Century of the Child," is nothing but a concealed way of ruining the youth.
Americanism is a splendid method of depoliticization. The Jews have used jazz, hip-hop and movies, magazines and smut, gangsterism and free love, and
every perverse desire, to keep the American people so distracted that they pay no attention to their own fate. Even in politics, they are no longer
influenced by the head, only by what is under the belt.
Nearly every nation in the world faced or is facing the need to combat Americanism, a generally pleasant retreat to a barbaric lack of culture.
Americanism is not merely a moral-cultural form of degeneration, nor can it be combated by nonpolitical means. It has already been defeated when one
digs it up by its roots and sees there plainly the words: "Made in Israel."