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In 1933, soon after this strange event, Hitler seized power and rest, as they say, is history. A clue to exactly what fearsome thing Hitler had witnessed is given by Hitler himself, who said to his circle of intimate friends, of which Rauschning was a part: `The new man is among us! He is here! I will tell you a secret. I have seen vision of new man - fearless and formidable. I shrank from him!'
On another occasion, reported by Rauschning, Hitler remarked: `I will tell you a secret. I am founding an Order.' Which is pretty well exactly what Rhodes had set out to do after his illumination. How strange that Rhodes' secret society dedicated to ruling world should have ultimately become a living reality in next century in Hitler's SS (Schutzstaffel).
The German scientist, Oswald Spengler, in his ‘Decline and Fall of Civilisation in West', described spirit of colonial expansion which possessed Rhodes as something, `daemonic and immense, which grips, forces into service and uses up mankind.' And herein lies clue to careers of both Rhodes and Hitler, that at a point in their lives, they both encountered something `daemonic'.
In years after end of First World War, Rhodes began to receive attention from European political right wing precisely because his career showed such an elemental will to power. In 1918 intellectual prophet of German Nazism, Oswald Spengler, published first volume his famous work, The Decline of West. In this book, Spengler regards Rhodes with almost mystical awe, as a prototype of a new sort of leader. 'Rhodes is to be regarded as first precursor of a western type of Caesar. He stands midway between Napoleon and force-men of next centuries... in our Germanic world, spirits of Alaric and Theodoric will come again - there is a first hint of them in Cecil Rhodes.'
Hitler himself appears to have made only one reference to Rhodes: at a dinner on April 18, 1942, he discussed Britain's failure to maintain world position it had held in Victorian age and commented that only person who had understood historical conditions for continuing British supremacy was Cecil Rhodes, whom British had ignored.
'Mr. Rhodes aspired to be creator of one of those vast semi-religious, quasi-political associations which, like Jesuits have played so large a part in history of world. To be more strictly accurate, he wished to found an Order ... and while he lived, he dreamed of being both its Caesar and its Loyola.' - W.T. Stead”
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