The National Socialist doctrine incorporates seven principles, which are the basis for all sound human development and progress. These tenets were posited and defined as follows by Lincoln Rockwell upon the revival of the National Socialist movement in the postwar period:
I. WE BELIEVE that an honest man can never be happy in a naked scramble for material gain and comfort, without some goal which he believes to be greater than himself, and for which he is willing to sacrifice his own egotism. That goal, for us, is the upward struggle of our race and the fight for the common good of our peoples. This goal was formerly provided by the fundamentalist religion, and given man such an unwarranted, shortsighted conceit of his “power over Nature,” that he has, in effect, become his own God. He is spiritually lost, even if he will not yet admit it. We believe that the only realistic goal which can still left man out of his present unhappy selfishness and into the radiance of self-sacrificing idealism, is the upward struggle of his race, the fight for the common good of his people.
II. WE BELIEVE that society can function successfully, and therefore happily, only as an organism; that all parts benefit when each part performs the function for which it is best suited to produce a unified, single-purpose whole, which is then capable of outperforming any single part, the whole thus vastly increasing the powers of all cooperating parts, and the parts therefore subordinating a part of their freedom to the whole; that the whole perishes and all parts therefore suffer whenever one part fails to perform its own function, usurps the function or interferes with the function of another part, or, like cancer, devours all the nourishment and grows wildly and selfishly out of all proportion to its task – which letter is exactly the effect on society f the parasitic Jews and their Marxism.
III. WE BELIEVE that man makes genuine progress only when he approaches Nature humbly, and accepts and applies her eternal laws, instead of arrogantly assuming to ignore and conquer Nature, as do the Marxists, with their special laws of biological equality for humans only, and insane denial of the primitive and fundamental institution of private property.
IV. WE BELIEVE that struggle is the vital element of all evolutionary progress and the very essence of life itself; that it is the only method whereby we have won and can maintain dominion over the other animals of the Earth; that we must therefore welcome struggle as a means of securing and improving us, and that we must despise weaklings who run away from struggle. We believe that life itself is awarded by Nature only to those who fight for and win it, not for those who wish to beg for it as “right.”
V. WE BELIEVE that no man is entitled to the services and products of the labor of his fellow men, unless he contributes at least an equal amount of goods or services of his own production or invention. We believe that the contribution by a member of society of nothing else but the tokens called “money” is a fraud upon his fellows, and does not excuse a man capable of honest work of his responsibility to produce his share.
VI. WE BELIEVE that it is to the advantage of society to see that every honest man has the freedom and opportunity to achieve his maximum potential by preserving his health, protecting him from unforeseeable and ruinous catastrophes, educating him to capacity in the areas of his abilities, and guarding him against economic and political exploitation.
VII. WE BELIEVE that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of Jewish-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order and social justice for all men.
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These seven principles are the rock of our faith. With them, we shall move the world. We hold them to be fundamental, absolute, representing timeless truth. They will not change.
We bind ourselves permanently and without reservation to these ideals, and the battle to establish them as the only scientific and realistic basis of human society.