To pretend that the Greater German Reich
Was Germany is at best self-deception,
At worst political naiveté.
Hitler created, at first Austria's
And then Czechoslovakia's expense,
A supra-national entity distinct from Germany,
And owing nothing to republican precedent.
In the Greater German Reich we perceive
The rudiments of a theocratic union,
Which was subsequently extended at Poland's expense
And was originally designed to embrace
The racial folk community of the Teutonic peoples,
Who, in Hitler's estimation, were alone qualified
To receive the (false) theocracy of National Socialism,
And thus, in comparison with surrounding
Democratic peoples (both liberal and communist), become
A 'master race', living in a superior, or theocratic, system
In which sovereignty was vested in Hitler
Who, as Führer, approximated,
No matter how crudely, to a Second Coming,
The saviour of his people, meaning
Those capable of being thus theocratized,
Who acknowledged the Leader
And were obligated to obey him.
Being a false theocracy, National Socialism
Assuredly deserved to fail, but I would be a hypocrite
Not to perceive in it the crude prototype
Of a higher order, an intimation of things to come ...
With the rebirth of theocracy in Centrism,
And consequent emergence of Social Transcendentalism
As the ideology destined to complete what Nazism,
In its socialistic imperfection,
Ultimately failed to achieve - namely
The overcoming of all democracy and
Advancement, throughout the world,
Of genuine theocracy, albeit by degrees
And according to ethnic suitability.
What National Socialism inevitably failed to do,
Social Transcendentalism must succeed in doing,
To the greater glory of world-historical progress!