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noia tendencies, delusions of grandeur based on unhealthy worship of historical 'heroes', etc., he was also not acceptable to the plain workers, who are generally sane and do not look at life as a Wagnerian opera. So in reality he found that he was not acceptable anywhere, belonged nowhere, a misfit everywhere, until he adhered to totalitarianism as a 'religion' which he and his closest associates modified to suit the Prussian character, selected by them as a standard of German perfection, to be imposed on the rest of the world.
(d) When he joined the German army with its orderly efficiency, etc., he found an ideal for himself as an escape from Hapsburg decadence. No matter how he hated the Hapsburg polite perfidy, he was too much of an Austrian not to utilize to the limit the Hapsburg methods. Ultimately through this combination of methods he 'out-Prussianed' the Prussians, whose particular arrogant, brutal methods were never approved and often disliked throughout the world and even in Germany.
I give these data as partial explanations of how through life and other circumstances the whole life of Hitler, as well as his political program, was based on hate, revenge and destruction of what he feared and hated as a person, driven by his delusions of persecution and grandeur. It was only natural in his 'chosen people' delusion that he should hate and try to destroy other 'chosen people'; obviously there is no place in this world for two or more 'chosen people'. The absurdity of Hitler's ignorant anthropological theories has been definitely established by science and history, and in fact are not taken seriously by many of the informed Nazi leaders themselves.
Some such analysis of a few of the more important factors in Hitler's life indicates how his 'mental' illness developed, involving 'inferiority' and 'persecution' complexes, etc., and explains why for his own comfort he surrounded himself personally with mostly psychopathological people, although their psychiatric classifications may be different.
Very soon psychiatric treatises will be written on the 'Jehovah complex' of Schicklgruber, Jr., etc. Perhaps the following quotations will illustrate how the 'Jehovah', as recorded in Exodus 19 and 20, is being copied today:
'Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel [Nazis].'
Or, 'I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee . . . out of the house of bondage [England].'