Who said this?
We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.
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Yes indeed, Diana, it was this man.
It is translated from Hitler’s May 1st speech in 1927, referenced in John Toland’s Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, 1976, ISBN 0-385-42053-6. This is described in context in the article by John J. Ray, “Hitler was a Leftist.”
In Totally History, the entry, “German Workers’ Party” also provides context, including the numerous connections of leaders to the Thule Society, said to be similar to and even connected with Yale University’s Skull and Bones.
Related, for more on the Nazi beginnings of political environmentalism/ecology, see articles by Mark Musser.
Photos of Adolph Hitler’s visit to a Siemens factory in 1933: