(with help from wolf14)
Text/PDF may be found here
Audio book here
Originally published a year after the Führers birth, this controversial Book remains popular among National Socialists and Racialists. I listened to the audio book several times over in order to give as honest an analysis as possible. The central theme of Ragnar's Book rings true: Nature's law is supreme, and Hitler came to the same conclusion.
We will get into the specifics of where the worldviews of Ragnar Redbeard and Adolf Hitler diverge, and the many ways they are alike. Thankfully, the Author's writing style is such that he hammers the same points several times with different language and examples to make it stick. It is sufficient for our purposes to sum up the Chapters with a few select quotes, but it is easy to read or listen to the whole Book at less than 7 hours read time.
An article sent to me points out some things Ragnar says have not withstood the passing of time. One example is Ragnar "..accepts as fact an exceedingly high estimate of the frequency of human cannibalism.." — some Human organs can be pretty toxic if eaten by other Humans for extended periods of time. I disagree with some criticisms the article makes at the same time, the main point of contention that I have with the Book being the strength of the role cooperation played in our development vs competition. Ragnar says "nothing good ever came from the slums," but we know Hitler developed his worldview living in the misery and poverty of the interwar period. Hitler knew that many of the Germans were in the slums not because they were poor examples of Humanity, but because they were not able to live up to their full potential under the conditions of their time.
That being said, Ragnar's instincts are healthy about Race, so he's aware of the need to act collectively on some level. The fact may be irrelevant if you don't count Arthur Desmond as RR, but Desmond was a Socialist, Racialist, and Anti-Jew.
A commentator on the Article I was sent had this to say:
"I haven’t based my judgment on Wikipedia. I’m well aware that Wikipedia is an unreliable source. Wikipedia is not an authoritative reference in itself, but it is a convenient and useful source of references, in the sense that it provides information and references that are useful leads for further research. Wikipedia’s entry on Arthur Desmond is evidently based on Darrell W. Conder’s biography of Desmond, which is evidently a very well researched and detailed work. I haven’t read Conder’s biography myself, but I think it unlikely that the Jews who pollute Wikipedia with disinformation would bother fabricating the detailed information in the entry on Desmond. Furthermore, I have seen information in several works that directly or indirectly identify Desmond as “Ragnar Redbeard”: Jack Lang’s memoirs, Verity Burgmann’s history of Australian socialism, Colin Roderick’s biography of Henry Lawson, a thesis on John Dwyer, and an Australian biographical encyclopedia with an entry on Desmond. I don’t have exact citations and references for these works at hand, but I am able to locate them, and they all point to the same conclusion. The primary sources to which Conder evidently refers extensively, and to which I don’t have access, constitute even stronger evidence by virtue of their quality and quantity. (I would like to consult Desmond’s periodical Hard Cash for its strongly anti-Jewish and anti-banking prose and poetry, but only specialist libraries would have copies of this periodical, which was published on a samizdat basis.)"
Nonetheless, the message of the book is more important than finding out who is behind the pen name, Ragnar Redbeard.
PREFACE: Opportunities, All else is Error, Poetry
"Napoleon, Caesar, Nebuchadnezzar! There were three great men, were they not? And in this their greatness consisted — they seized their opportunities."
"The natural world is a world of war; the natural man is a warrior; the natural law is tooth and claw. All else is error. A condition of combat everywhere exists. We are born into perpetual conflict. It is our inheritance, even as it was the heritage of previous generations."
There is little to disagree with here. Hitler spoke of Providence and Fate in similar fashion, although he had different intentions than other Men. Ragnar expresses disdain for Christianity, though Christians can find a sliver of common ground with Ragnar that ideas such as this are harmful: