Who would expect the rapid growth of neo Nazis admirers of Hitler in, of all places, Mongolia. What a strange and unexpected picture to see black shirted, swastika wearing Mongolians with outstretched arms yelling “sieg heil” in the streets of Ulan Bator.
Maybe this sheds light on the Nazi Mentality.
As far as other countries go, in Moslem Turkey, Hitler’s book Mein Kampf is a best seller.
And a 2005 article says that Russian neo-Nazis could number 50,000 or more, according to the Moscow Bureau of Human Rights.
Moreover, during WWII, Nazi Germany had many admirers from some Arab countries.
The interesting thing about all this is that Nazi doctrine regarded the Slavs as inferior. And they regarded Russia as Slavic. I doubt that they regarded the Semitic Arabs as equals either. Or the Turks or Mongols.
But significant numbers from these “inferior” peoples admire a man who would have destroyed them eventually.
It should worth remembering that Hitler had no use for Democracy.
And according to Mahathir Mohamed (the former Prime Minister of Malaysia),
“The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million, but today the Jews rule the world by proxy,” Mahathir told the Islamic meeting. “They get others to fight and die for them,” he added.
“They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so that they can enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power.”
Malaysia and Turkey probably get their admiration of Nazis from their Islamic inspired hatred of Jews.
And to be fair, the Mongolians may have something to fear from the Chinese, and the Russians may have something to fear from Islamic minorities. But admiring Hitler? Here are a few more details from a commenter on a blog with his take on their motivation. I don’t know if I agree completely, because anyone who raises the Swastika must know that part of what it stood for was eliminating all Jews, but see what you think:
“Once again, ultra-nationalists have emerged from an impoverished economy and turned upon outsiders. This time the main targets come from China, the rising power to the south. Groups such as Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, portray themselves as patriots standing up for ordinary citizens in the face of foreign crime, rampant inequality, political indifference and corruption. But critics say they scapegoat and attack the innocent. The US state department has warned travellers of increased assaults on inter-racial couples in recent years – including organised violence by ultra-nationalist groups. Though Tsagaan Khass leaders say they do not support violence, they are self-proclaimed Nazis. “Adolf Hitler was someone we respect. He taught us how to preserve national identity,” said the 41-year-old co-founder, who calls himself Big Brother. “We don’t agree with his extremism and starting the second world war. We are against all those killings, but we support his ideology. We support nationalism rather than fascism.” It is, by any standards, an extraordinary choice. Under Hitler, Soviet prisoners of war who appeared Mongolian were singled out for execution. More recently, far-right groups in Europe have attacked Mongolian migrants. Not all ultra-nationalists use this iconography; and widespread ignorance about the Holocaust and other atrocities may help to explain why some do.”
“‘Widespread ignorance’ indeed. But as with most things like this… the historical details don’t matter. These Mongolian Nazis take the ideas and apply them to their situation. They are not anti-Semitic or anti-gypsy — they have nothing (or very little) in common with their Nazi inspirations save for one thing — the ultimate source of their hatred. The root causes of this phenomenon are not ultimately cultural — they are rooted in human nature. And for this ideology, Han Chinese will replace “Jew” just as well and, Mongolian, a race once upon a time killed by Hitler’s machine itself, becomes the “Aryan”.