There is a distinct relationship between the mental and physical make-up of the German Dictator Adolph Hitler and a significant number of American white men. By America I mean the United States and not Canada or Mexico. This relationship has existed long before Hitler took power in Germany and still exists long after he committed suicide in 1945. What is the basic foundation of this relationship? There is a fundamental need for white Europeans and Americans to feel superior to other races of people. The best way to show that superiority is through violence. Hitler’s target, with support of a large segment of the German population, as a manifestation of that superiority was the killing of the Jewish population. In America that target has always been Black Americans. Mexican Americans and Native Americans have also suffered in this country because of that Hitler mentality.
That need for power as expressed through violence is now on display in the courtroom in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The photos of Derek Chauvin’s knee in the neck of George Floyd are symbolic of what has happened for centuries between white men, and their need to use violence in their relationship with Black men. That same need to exert power over another race was clearly a manifestation of Hitler’s ability to get the German men to violently kill thousands of Jews during World War II. There is a nexus between the Gestapo soldiers, who manned the doors of Auschwitz opening and closing them as thousands and Jews were forced inside to a death chamber and a number of white policemen who undoubtedly do the same in this country. As I look at the expression on Chauvin’s face, with hands in his pocket while a man dies, I can imagine him being one of the Nazis soldiers having the same expression as they held the doors open at Auschwitz.
One might argue that this is not normal behavior among the white man in America, and these incidents are an anomaly we could dismiss that seldom happens. However, that is not true. Their need to feel superior has existed since the inception of the country over 250 years ago. Thomas Jefferson in Notes of Virginia wrote of the superiority of Europeans over Africans, the first president of the United States, George Washington, displayed his perceived superiority by enslaving Africans for his own financial gain, something he could only do through force. Even the great liberator Abraham Lincoln believed that the slaves should not have an equal place in American society, which he viewed as a white only society. Hitler never believed that the Jews should have an equal role in the German society.
There is a brutality to ideas and concepts that are practically as bad as the use of force in its destruction of other people. Over the history of this country, we have witnessed the use of the concept of racial superiority as a tool to justify murder by the lynch mob. According to Tuskegee Institute there were approximately 3,446 Black Americans lynched in this country between the years 1880 and 1968, and that is only counting the ones recorded. On June 1, 1921, over 7500 white men and children with a strong Hitler mentality, attacked and killed over 300 Black men, women and children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. These men, using the power of their weapons, would certainly have been members of Hitler’s goon squad in Germany a few years later.
The attack by predominantly white men on the Nation’s Capital is the most recent example of the Hitler mentality alive and well in this country. I would imagine many of those men are sitting and watching the trial of Chauvin, with their fingers crossed that at least one of the jurors will think as they do, and this killer should not be convicted. After all, he was just reinforcing the need to show the power of white men over Black men, as Hitler and his Gestapo displayed the power of the German white man over the Jews.
As this Hitler mentality continues to grow in this country, it creates a real dilemma for the future of the United States. Black men are no longer going to allow this vicious treatment to exist, be it by racists cops and other idiots carrying Nazi symbols at the Capitol. One fact we know is that without that badge, gun, handcuffs, and other cops assisting him, Chauvin would have been no match for George Floyd. And that is what drives the Hitler mentality white men crazy in this country, and why it is important that they cling to the Second Amendment and their mob mentality. It is about the whole stud mentality. They have a need to be the biggest studs in the room where, in reality, they are not. They get their strength through the use of guns and numbers. At some point that will no longer protect them from the growing anger of Black men who do not fear their guns, their badges, and their mobs. God help this country when we reach that point.