The owners of silver – Part II
Musician Richard Wagner, very early became a symbolof the new Nazi Germany. His operas revived legends that were very popular in the 19th century. From a seemingly glorious past, they portrayed incessant clashes between nations and mythical lineages in order to undress, supposedly, an ancient ethnic substratum capable of uniting the Germanicpeoples . Despite many of the fictional motifs Wagner used to portray in his musical dramas, the truth is that with his work he proclaimed national unity by staging heroes, gods, giants and dragons.
Supporters of the construction of a Third Reich understood that in the history of the Germans was the answer. Evoking heroic times could create new heroes. They only needed a leader from the popular classes who was interested in this facet of culture. He had to interpret those exageideals of nation that had been sustained since romanticism. Of course, this is where the gloomy figure of Adolf Hitler.
According to Roy’s work Godson, Strategic Denial and James J. Wirtz, “The Challenge of the 21st Century” (edition ofNew Brunswick and Transaction Publishers , 2002), the power of theNational German Socialism must have been heavily supported by structures comparable to those of Stalin in the Soviet Union.
Nazism would then not come from a spontaneous manifestation, but from the need for certain strata of Germanic society, capable of using popular slogans and fervors in order to consolidate a structure suited to their economic interests.
This is why Godson, Denial and Wirtz think Hitler bestowed himself on the key man of the Reich makers. A deep aversion to the Jews was nesting in his speech. Combined with his anti-communist struggle, it was finally easy to reach the public. The Germans were looking for guilty of their arte/literatura/la Sergio es un autor e historiador argentino que revisa los movimientos segregacionistas a través de la historia. Ha publicado entre otros libros, Los Escribas de Dios, Los Músicos de Dios, Breve Historia del Mundo y Mitos a Medias. Actualmente es docente de Pensamiento del Siglo XX en la Dirección de Cultura de la Universidad de Belgrano y escribe para Ediciones Fortnel.
Sergio es un autor e historiador argentino que revisa los movimientos segregacionistas a través de la historia. Ha publicado entre otros libros, Los Escribas de Dios, Los Músicos de Dios, Breve Historia del Mundo y Mitos a Medias. Actualmente es docente de Pensamiento del Siglo XX en la Dirección de Cultura de la Universidad de Belgrano y escribe para Ediciones Fortnel.
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