The Retrograde of Reason

Hitlerism, to Friedrich Reck, is a virus that possesses the capability to obliterate both the natural and spiritual world of mankind. Irrationality is its nucleus, as this epoch of martyrdom marks the end of “five centuries of rationalism and free thought.”

The preceding half millennia embraced the Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment eras, in which illuminating ripples of innovative tides bore a brave new world, abandoning medievalism, through scientific innovations and axiological inquiries.

Its luminosity was then inversed into blackness by a degenerated philosophy: Hitlerism, in which imprudence is superior over rectitude, and virtuousness inferior to brutality. Irrationality have been imprisoned from the world of ubiquitous erudition, but Hitler ventured to be a heroic criminal—a corrupted Robin Hood—for the Third Reich, spawning the downfall of the Golden Era of thought.

“The writing on the wall in the palaces of human rationality,” or the burnished ideologies and esteemed philosophies of diverse intellectual-based worldviews, are in truth, destructible. Despite the meticulous quantification of the speed of light, the axiom is imperfect. Centuries were devoted to perfect it, but centuries also have progressed to furnish every individual with rationality. However, the principles of reason may plummet, inspected within Hitler, a leader furnished not with rationality, but a “spiritual vacuum.”

Reck’s regard on spiritual evolutions is of utmost importance for mankind’s history: that the psyche are the master of deeds; deeds the determiner of egos; egos the repute of humanity; and humanity the begetter of either its own demolisher or preserver. The lacking degree of spirituality will trigger erroneous usages of technology and philosophy, initiating the annihilation of habitats, the massacre of civilizations.

“Mass-man… can only exist in his self-made womb of corruption.” Affirmative: rulers may construct pandemic indoctrinations, as the Nazis, bearing young generations—the destined overlords.

The future, then, is fearsome.

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