pre war germany


Opel Kadett Roadster Strolch, 1938. A prototype for a convertible version of the first generation Kadett. A shortage of steel in pre-war Germany and concerns that it would not sell in viable quantities prevented the car being produced. The car in the colour photographs is a replica, based on the car in the black and white photographs, which was built by Opel engineers 

Hey guys!

I know this is not witchcraft related but I just felt like I HAD to share this with you!

I bought this camera from an antiques shop in my hometown and he gave me this postcard (on the right) as a gift. The postcard is from 1909 and it has something written on it in really old german!

(I’m currently trying my best to find out what’s written on it, even though german is my mother tongue it’s REALLY old german)

The camera, I mean, what can I say, she’s beautiful. Build in Germany in 1952 and still in this amazing shape. I think with her I’ll be alright with being single this valentines day!


The Nazi Hijacking of Traditionalism

During the chaos of the Weimar Republic, conservative thinkers like Jünger and Spengler argued against voting and running for office. They wanted a return to the monarchist-aristocratic system of pre-war Germany. Their indifference and disdain for democracy inspired a political vacuum which a demagogue would fill, hijacking their intellectual and cultural movement against mob-rule, modernist intellectualism, and conformist ennui. This is why their names are either blotted out of history or denounced as fascist. Even as the Nazis proved their anti-cultural barbarism, these conservatives preferred an apolitical “inner emigration” to outward resistance. Jünger even refused to admit that his anti-totalitarian novel On the Marble Cliffs was specifically anti-Nazi. So, Hitler was able to appropriate conservative language for his own popularity.

Later in his life, Jünger writes in The Forest Passage that it is more offensive to modern liberals to refuse to vote than to vote in opposition to their position. An oppositional vote merely validates the system, but abstaining implies that one has no faith in their system and is thus “treasonous.” I see a similar vein of thinking in today’s modern liberals. Conservatives do not have faith in bureaucracy and socialist government. This indifference to government and wanting an apolitical life are seen as treason. Wanting to keep Western culture, aesthetics, and morality free from the poisonous influence of government is called fascism.

Many of the members of Tradnatblr have accepted this premise, so they gladly label themselves fascist, National Socialist, etc. They have already lost by doing so. Hitler did not represent traditionalism. He was a nihilist, utilitarian, modernist demagogue. (I would add that he was also a Marxist: his dichotomy of poor German victim vs. wealthy Jewish oppressor had success that no Marxist has ever reached, not to mention the fact that the Nazis incarcerated wealthy Germans on the accusation that they gained their wealth from conspiring with Jews.)

This is the reason for the divorce of Toryblr/Tradblr from the embarrassment that Tradnatblr has become. We value Christianity, culture, and aesthetics more than Freeblr does, and we value freedom, tradition, and honor more than Tradnatblr does.

#8 People’s Republic of Poland

Photo: Priest splits beating of Solidarity protesters by paramilitary police, Warsaw, People’s Republic of Poland, 1982

■ World War II devastated Poland. 5 million inhabitants of pre-war Poland were killed, many of these casualties were the result of the deliberate extermination of the Jewish and Polish elite. Warsaw – the capital of the Second Republic – was virtually burned to ground. As a result of post-war peace conferences, Poland lost the majority of its eastern territories but was compensated with some industrial regions of pre-war Germany on the west – it literally moved around 100-150 kilometres westwards, which brought on the necessity of resettling 2 million people!

■ Poland was to be rebuilt yet again, this time under a severely anti-democratic communist regime with an inefficient economic system. This, accompanied by robust political and cultural isolation, made Poland’s reconstruction much slower than those of Western European countries.

■ Constant economic stagnation, shortages in the supplies of basic goods, and a lack of political freedom and free media, as well as the frequent abuses of power of the political elites, marked the communist period with great social unrest and protests, always brutally suppressed by the establishment.