The Myth of the Twentieth Century (Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts) deals with key issues in the national socialistic ideology such as the Jewish question. It was intended as a sequel to Houston Stewart Chamberlain's book The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century.
It’s a book by Alfred Rosenberg. The "myth" is the myth of blood, which under the sign of the swastika unchains the racial world-revolution. It is the awakening of the race soul, which after long sleep victoriously ends the race chaos.
Rosenberg was inspired by Meister Eckhart, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Richard Wagner and also by Aryanism. He believed that God created man as separate races, not as individuals or mankind as a whole, and that only the race has a soul.
Rosenberg's racial interpretation of history concentrates on the supposedly negative influence of the Jewish race in contrast to the Aryan race. He equates the latter with the Nordic peoples of northern Europe. According to Rosenberg, modern culture has been corrupted by Semitic influences, which has produced degenerate modern art, along with moral and social degeneration. In contrast, Aryan culture is defined by innate moral sensibility and an energetic will to power. Rosenberg believed that the higher races must rule over the lower and not interbreed with them, because cross-breeding destroys the divine combination of physical heredity and spirit. He uses an organic metaphor of the race and the State and argues that the Nazis must purify the race soul by eliminating non-Aryan elements in much the same ruthless and uncompromising way in which a surgeon would cut a cancer from a diseased body.
In Rosenberg's history migrating Atlanteans were responsible for Nordic culture and for Aryan ruling castes, which spread across the world in four waves: over North Africa; the Indo-Aryan migration to Persia and India, and the Doric Greeks and Latins; the Teutonic migration; and the colonization by Germanic Western Europe.
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