CHAPTER 4: Man the Carnivore
"This world is too peaceful, too acquiescent, too tame. It is a circumcised world. Nay! — a castrated world! It must be made fiercer, before it can become grander and better and — more natural."
"In the department of Natural History is it axiomatic that all kinds of living beings, from protozoa to man, subsist and propagate, through and by the destruction of feebler competitors, belonging to the same species or to kindred species."
"Even cannibalism is not extinct in far lands, nor quite unknown in the centres of our proudest civilizations. With the first great revolutionary cataclysm, its revival upon a gigantic scale is not an improbability."
"Allegorically speaking the clothes we wear — the houses we live in — the food we eat— the books we read, have been carved (by force) out of other men’s bones and flesh. Literally they are the hides, sinews, flesh, pulp, and outer woolen covering of captive animals, transmuted by human slavery into garments, lumber, implements, thoughts, shoes, and daily dinners."
"It may grate upon unstrung nerves to be harshly told these gruesome facts in straight language. However, calm, sensible readers must unreservedly admit that Man is not a pretty, harmless little cherub; not even a ‘lamb,’ but the fiercest, most ferocious, most cunning, and most bloodthirsty of all the vertebrates. He is that fighting, roving, pillaging, lusting, cannibalistic animal, par excellence — the King of the Great Carnivore. When he takes his walks abroad, the ‘wild beasts’ of the field and the birds of the air even the most courageous of them, are stricken dumb. Shuddering they fly from his shadow (or his odor down the wind) hiding in trembling and quaking with terror."
"Never yet has there been a Christian king, a Christian president, a Christian congress, not a Christian synod. Of course many prominent celebrities have professed Christianism — for example: Judas Iscariot, St. Peter, Torquemada, Cromwell, Abraham Lincoln, Napoleon, Gladstone, and Jabez Spencer Balfour: but only minds paralytic judge of men by professions. Christian and Ruler are direct contradictions."
"Dr. Haycraft, f.r.s.e. in his book “Darwinism and Race Progress” asserts “there are strong grounds for believing that during the last 30 years, the race has decidedly degenerated.” The decadence of character is obvious to the most obtuse understanding, especially in this land of Liberty and Light; where you can buy statesmen with a snuff-box— editors with a dollar and — women with a gew-gaw."
"Thou has listened full oft, to the diabolic philosophy of the ‘Divine’ Creepling!
“Love your enemies and bless them that hate you and despitefully use you.”
“But I say unto you:— Love thy kindred, love thy friends, love thyself, and hate thine enemies with a whole heart."
Ragnar speaks about the nature of Man. He says that we are predatory animals, and thus all the attempts to soften our instincts away from Natural Law have lead to our degeneration. He lists numerous examples of cannibalism and exploitation in this chapter to highlight the predatory nature of Man. He points out that we, despite the Christian morals society may profess, carry on the process of destroying other beings because it is necessary for life.
Ragnar denies that a Christian ruler has ever existed; he says none of them actually could follow Christian moral codes but encouraged them among the people they ruled to keep them in line. We are reminded of Natures Laws, and he says that in order for us to get back to a healthy world, we must embrace and understand those Laws again.
Hitler and his NSDAP sought to use the State for eugenic rather than dysgenic purposes. They saw the degeneracy in their own people on full display during the Weimar period, and they knew it had to be dealt with. This included not just their bodies but their minds as well; they wanted the Germans to be strong and embrace conflict as an inherent, natural part of life.
It should be abundantly proven by now the extent to which National Socialism and the philosophy of “Might is Right” are similar: That is to say much, much more than they differ.