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INDOCTRINATING YOUTH- Shaping the Future:
“These boys and girls enter our organizations [at] ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air; after four years of the Young Folk they go on to the Hitler Youth, where we have them for another four years . . . And even if they are still not complete National Socialists, they go to Labor Service and are smoothed out there for another six, seven months . . . And whatever class consciousness or social status might still be left . . . the Wehrmacht [German armed forces] will take care of that.”
—Adolf Hitler (1938)
That was 1938. This is how Nazis recruit young men in 2017:
"Conflict, division and inequality among human beings is inevitable. Humanity is savage and hellish. This constant war against all is in line with philosopher Thomas Hobbes’ understanding of humanity’s most basic nature: we are all monster at heart and social structures are the only thing that can keep us at bay.
For Schmitt, inequality is sort of inevitable. If society is to function properly, it doesn’t make sense to attempt to eliminate antagonism or inequality because they will always exist. In Attack On Titan, we see this first hand. Classes are separated by literal walls. Each wall section is its own caste system. The people in Wall Maria are not as safe as the people inside Wall Rose and Wall Sina.
Good governments need an enemy to struggle against without completely dominating them. The Titans provide a sort of check against total conquest beyond the wall. Without a clear enemy, human nature drives a war against all. Both Pixis and Erwin Smith worry that the Titans aren’t the actual enemy. That they are not the real threat. That the real threat is humanity itself. The Titans merely keep people in line. They give everyone a common goal. In a way, the Titans can be read as an allegory for the perfect scapegoat.
Sovereign entities have the ability to declare states of emergency that justify sacrificing populations for the greater good. Like sending a battalion to reclaim Wall Maria. Pixis explains that the retaking of Wall Maria was little more than a thinly disguised purge to ease the stress from the massive influx of refugees. As twisted as this sounds, for Schmitt, the sovereign must maintain the stability to do even the most horrendous of thin."
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By Vas Panagiotopoulos -
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