Felix Martin Julius Steiner (May 23, 1896–May 12, 1966) was a German Heer and Waffen-SS officer who served in both World War I and World War II.
Steiner ranks as one of the most innovative commanders of the Waffen-SS. He skilfully commanded the SS-Deutschland Regiment through the invasions of Poland, France and the Low Countries. He was then chosen by Himmler to oversee the creation of, and then command the volunteer SS Division, SS-Division (mot) Wiking. In 1943, he was promoted to command of a Corps, and by the end of the War he was in command of the 11.SS-Panzer-Armee.
Glenn Greenwald, who came out of nowhere to be one of the most cogent bloggers around, directs us to this frightening essay in the Wall Street Journal (Opinion Journal)
White Guilt and the Western Pastand further:
Why is America so delicate with the enemy?
BY SHELBY STEELE
It began, I believe, in a late-20th-century event that transformed the world more profoundly than the collapse of communism: the world-wide collapse of white supremacy as a source of moral authority, political legitimacy and even sovereignty. . . .
The collapse of white supremacy--and the resulting white guilt--introduced a new mechanism of power into the world: stigmatization with the evil of the Western past. And this stigmatization is power because it affects the terms of legitimacy for Western nations and for their actions in the world. (emphasis added)This is just so cockeyed and odious and, well, fucking insane that it seems to have come from some ranch in Iowa with a few swastikas in the window or the bowels of the Argentine outback.
It is not. It is in the Wall Street Journal. They are serious. It goes on and on and Glenn knifes it mercilessly (we show no restraint when we decimate idiocy). But still, it is a sad, sad day.
Is this how the good people of Germany felt as their world was caving in about them? Read "Stones from the River" by Ursula Hegi.