28th February, 1925 : Adolf Hitler returned to the scene of his abortive putsch just over a year ago: in the Munich Burgerbraukeller he spoke at the first mass meeting of his resurrected Nazi Party. Many old comrades were absent: some are dead, some, like Hermann Goering, are in exile, and some, like Ludendorff, have broken with Hitler.


Hitler persuaded the Bavarian authorities to lift the ban on his party and its newspapers by giving a promise of good behaviour, renouncing the use of force and promising to seek political power only through legal means. About 4,000 turned up for the beer-hall meeting. Despite his promises, he rounded off his speech with the words: “To this struggle of ours there are only two possible issues. Either the enemy pass over our bodies or we pass over theirs.”

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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