In memoriam Hermann Löns – Der Wehrwolf

Before anyone says it- I know the song I used here is based on a poem by Erich Mühsam who was a communist satirizing militarism and nationalism. But I think as with many things the left does, it’s easily interpreted to mean the exact opposite. Their negatives are our positives. It’s why the band made this song really.

Just realized that Schritten – stapfoot isnt even a translation. Stapvoets is a Dutch word. Oh well. Deal with it.


Talking about White Privilege

Why I want to disassociate from the American movement

Talking Strongman – WUS pecunia non olet

Hermann Löns (29 August 1866 – 26 September 1914) was a German journalist and writer. He is most famous as “The Poet of the Heath” for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape of the North German moors, particularly the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. Löns is well known in Germany for his famous folksongs. He was also a hunternatural historian and conservationist. Despite being well over the normal recruitment age, Löns enlisted and was killed in World War I and his purported remains were later used by the German government for celebratory purposes.

Hermann Löns was born on 29 August 1866 in Kulm (now ChełmnoPoland) in West Prussia.

Löns’ books continued to sell well after his death. By 1934, they had reached an overall circulation of 2.5 million books. By 1938, the Wehrwolf had sold more than 500,000 copies (reaching 865,000 copies by 1945). This made him one of the most successful authors in Germany at the time.

His literary work has been categorised as part of the folkish philosophy, although his character was also one of intense individualism.

As some of his writings had included nationalistic ideas, he was considered by the National Socialists as one of their writers. Some parts of his works conformed well with the “Blood and soil” ethos endorsed by National Socialist ideologues such as Walther Darre and Alfred Rosenberg, which lauded the peasantry and small rural communities as the true character of the German nation.

Read more here: Hermann Löns – Wikipedia

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Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayistpoet and playwright. He emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet Republic, for which he served 5 years in prison.

Also a cabaret performer, he achieved international prominence during the years of the Weimar Republic for works which, before Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, condemned “Nazism” and satirized the future dictator. Mühsam was murdered in the Oranienburg concentration camp in 1934.

While in jail, Mühsam was very prolific with his writing, completing the play Judas (1920), and a large number of poems. In 1924, he was released from jail as the Weimar Republic granted a general amnesty for political prisoners. Also released in this amnesty was Adolf Hitler, who had served eight months of a five-year sentence for leading the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923.

Mühsam was arrested on charges unknown in the early morning hours of 28 February 1933, within a few hours after the Reichstag fire in Berlin. Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister, labelled him as one of “those Jewish subversives.” It is alleged that Mühsam was planning to flee to Switzerland within the next day. Over the next seventeen months, he would be imprisoned in the concentration camps at SonnenburgBrandenburg and finally, Oranienburg.

Read more here: Erich Mühsam – Wikipedia

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