Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Reich of the Black Sun

Should be sleeping, but my back is aching, so I read a bit instead and then thought I'd write. I'm reading Reich of the Black Sun: Nazi Secret Weapons and the Cold War Allied Legend, which is a mouthful. It is published by Adventures Unlimited Press, and if you have ever read anything from that publisher you know that while editing is not the strongest, the information will be fascinating. And that is the case here.

Prior to this I read Rise of the Fourth Reich, which was also about Nazis. This book also mentioned something at the crux of the Joseph Farrell's Adventures Unlimited tome: the Germans had the bomb.

While I'm no expert on Nazis, I have heard this before from other sources. Most of the times I read about it, the writer would say it was all either misinformation, conspiracy thinking or just plain wrong, but there is enough compelling information out there to make the idea of the Germans having the atom bomb at least feasible. (And I'll seem like a moron if this just came out as common knowledge. I have not read it about it on CNN or MSNBC.)

I'll reserve judgment until I finish this book.

The last interesting book I read that had to do with Nazis was Dreamer of the Day, a massive book on Francis Parker Yockey. That book blew my mind.

Nazis were vicious, cruel people. They also brought us many advances in science and medicine. They engaged in genocide and occultism (just a fancy way of saying a belief system other than Christianity). They understood propaganda and symbolism. They were environmentalists. They were (and still are) the world's villains (with a great fashion sense), and they almost succeeded. That's what makes books about them so fascinating. My brother saw my wish list on Amazon and was mildly disturbed by it. (I think he feared that I had become part of the National Socialist Movement, but let's face it, the NSM does not exactly grant anarchists an open-arm welcome.) It's history, sociology and the most fabulous of fictional non-fictions all rolled into one neat package.

Now I'm really off to bed.

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