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Hitler was a man who had been born with a natural faith in selfishly used occultism. On the one hand, his hypnotic forces were of a superlative order whilst on the other, he had completely surrendered himself to the direction of intuitive influences; next, he was a clairvoyant visionary and dynamic worker who both saw the coming of and sought to materialize a new epoch for mankind.

We may regard the appearance of a Hitler sitting on his Bavarian peak and menacingly surveying the European scene as a phenomenon as evil as a tiger looking for prey. We do so because he appears such a strange inversion of all that is elevated in human character. Millions still regard him as a devil incarnate because he wounded their best feelings or behaved towards them in monstrous ogre-like fashion or stretched them on the rack of mental or physical torture or shattered their domestic comfort or brought horrible sufferings down upon them. He is loathed as a base and brutal megalomaniac who wielded his power by creating fear, exploiting prejudice, and falsifying facts.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 196

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