posted on Apr, 19 2003 @ 08:28 AM
Excerpts from the book "The Pink Swastika" by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams
The importance of homosexuals in the Nazi party and StormTroopers was universally recognized when Hitler took power in 1933: "Hitler, so
monumentally intolerant, was strangely tolerant of one human condition - a man's morals. No other party in Germany came near to attracting so many
shady characters. A conglomeration of pimps, murderers, homosexuals, alcoholics, and blackmailers flocked to the party as if to a natural haven.
Hitler did not care as long as they were useful to him. [When other party leaders demanded in 1925] that the criminals and especially the perverts be
expelled from the movement, this Hitler frankly refused to do." (William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, pp. 121-122)
Homosexual activists often attempt to gain sympathy by recalling the extermination of thousands of homosexuals under they tyranny of Hitler's Third
Reich. But Reisman points out the paradox: "The World War II notion of Hitler's persecution of homosexuals is based on his assault of 'fems' not
homosexual Nazi supermen. Many of Hitler's' Inner Circle,' and the key men who recruited for the party, and who led the party, including the most
brutal military brigades, the Storm Troopers (SA), and the Infantry School - were homosexual: Ernest Roehm [head of the SA], Rudolf Hess and Gerhard
Rossbach, while the infamous Goering was said to be a type of transvestite .... Walter Langer, writing in The Mind of Adolf Hitler (1972), noted that
Rudolf Hess was generally known as Fraulein Anna.' There were many other [homosexuals close to Hitler] and it was supposed, for this reason, that
Hitler too belonged in this category" Ibid, pp. 57 - 58).
Reisman adds in a footnote: "See Berthold Hinz, Art in the Third Reich (Pantheon Books: New York, 1979) about the display of brazenly homosexual Nazi
male imagery and concepts, and see especially S. William Halperin, writing in Germany Tried Democracy - A Political History of the Reich from 1918 -
1933 (Norton Books: New York, 1946). Here, Halperin describes the role of public homosexual activists within Hitler's Nazi party, even in "major
posts of import" (Ibid., p. 65).
Nans: You, of all people, would be the last person I would expect to equate homosexuality with insanity!