Speaking of such a revolution, Rauschning says that it has nothing to do with liberation, justice, and inspiration: is the “death of freedom, the triumph of violence, and the enslavement of mind.” Fascism is an act of contempt, in fact. Inversely, every form of contempt, if it intervenes in politics, prepares the way for, or establishes, Fascism. It must be added that Fascism cannot be anything else but an expression of contempt without denying itself. Junger drew the conclusion, from his own principles, that it was better to be criminal than bourgeois. Hitler, who was endowed with less literary talent but, on this occasion, with more coherence, knew that to be either one or the other was a matter of complete indifference, from the moment that one ceased to believe in anything but success. Thus he authorized himself to be both at the same time. “Fact is all,” said Mussolini. And Hitler added: “When the race is in danger of being oppressed… the question of legality plays only a secondary role.” Moreover, in that the race must always be menaced in order to exist, there is never any legality. “I’m ready to sign anything, to agree to anything… as far as I’m concerned, I am capable, in complete good faith, of signing treaties today and dispassionately tearing them up tomorrow if the future of the German people is at stake.” Before he declared war, moreover, Hitler made the statement to his generals that no one was going to ask Victor if you told the truth or not. The leitmotiv of Göring’s defense at the Nurenberg trials returned time and again to this theme: “The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished will always be the accused.
The Israeli government is warning journalists not to cover the aid mission. On Sunday, Israel said reporters who board Gaza-bound ships will be barred from Israel for 10 years and have their equipment seized. In response, the Foreign Press Association said the warning, quote, “sends a chilling message to the international media and raises serious questions about Israel’s commitment to freedom of the press.”