Modern fascism liquidating the judeo christian worldview
As a result, the role of intellectuals was quietly forgotten because the world was told the Nazis lacked an ideology.Technically, this claim is correct, but it overlooks the fact that in condemning the uselessness of ideologies, the Nazis embraced the idea of “Weltanschauung,” or worldview. Cultural determinism; the reduction of all social relationships to issues of sheer power; the idea the one's identity is centered in one's ethnicity or race; the rejection of the concept of the individual -- such ideas have become academic commonplaces."The project in contemporary thought of dismantling Western civilization and critiquing 'humanistic values' (such as liberty, reason, and objective moral principles) is not new. Racism alone cannot explain the virulence of Nazi anti-Semitism. A transcendent God, who reveals a transcendent moral law, was anathema to fascists. ."The fascists aligned themselves not only against the Jews but against what the Jews contributed to Western civilization. Some advocated a syncretistic Christianity, revising the faith to make it accord with the new culture. He identified much deeper roots grounded in a deep resentment against Christianity and God’s revelation in the Bible.Once World War II began, Kolnai’s work was quietly forgotten because it clashed with the portrayal of Nazis in British and American propaganda as unthinking thugs.His systematic treatment of the anti-Christian sentiment of Nazis shows that Nazism was not the work of uneducated thugs, but was developed by intellectuals who turned their backs on the entire Western intellectual tradition because of its association with Christianity.
All of the ideas are direct echoes of the fascist theories of the 1930s.""Only five decades ago, the world was in the nightmare of war and Holocaust. Putting aside images of goose-stepping villains from the movies, does anyone remember exactly what the fascists believed?
MARTIN LUTHER AND THE JEWS At first sight, Martin Luther’s (1483–1546) polemical work (1523), which strongly protests against the demonization of Jews, urging compassion and understanding.