The Historical Wit and Insight of Popular Art
by Bodwyn Wook
Heath Robinson was an early-twentieth century mad English caricaturist of great probity, illustrator of the highly-probable impossibility, and one whose artwork very possibly (sorry!) outdoes Rube Goldberg, our own American cartoonist of contraption of this same era. As well as creator of bizarre and essentially English, lashed-up, mechanisms that all look as if they should go…
…Robinson was also of course a loyal propaganda cartoonist of the the two world wars. It may not have been very fortunate for the the Jewish, Romany and Slavic peoples of Europe that Germans were The Enemy. But they certainly were a godsend to Robinson!
Indeed, not a few historians now, at least among the free ranks of the non-tenured and independent scholars not trammelled by the ephemeral fads of the politically-determined university department, unite in declaring that very possibly the Germans of the Great War and, especially, the Second World War, were men somehow, well, “different.” That arguably they were a sub-race undergoing divergent evolution. We have already noted in these objective pp the huge diaspora in the nineteenth century of very large numbers of Germans into Texas and the American Middlewest, a hundred years or three generations before the Nazi murder-reign.
It follows with an irrefutable logic that geneticists as yet, again partly for reasons of a certainly well-meant political restraint that nonetheless may not in the end serve truth, have not looked into this fully enough. It is certainly a scientific question, however, and in that regard the Wook-Smith Hypothesis simply enough is based on this observable fact:
Namely that in late-modern European history the Hitler Germans were predominantly other-directed epimethean personalities of the janitorial and Post Office type.
This scientifically balanced and, hence, “value-neutral” formulation better accounts than any heretofore for the German and increasingly Nazi, nastier and more hysterical, national misbehavior in the World over the period 1914-45, and all over the place. It of course takes into account not only the admittedly boring facts of conditioning and nurturance, for these indeed play their subordinate role in explanation.
However, the Wook-Smith Hypothesis also allows for the indispensable a priori role of biological inheritance. For it is this problem of a demographically-altered DNA, and the associated deficits with emigration of the whole clearly better and morally-alert part of the population thereof, that is without doubt one day to be proven the “final solution” of the “German problem” of the last century.
In a word, large numbers of Germans of the most gifted and intuitive, dreamy and hence superior, personality-type were not only led to abandon a dying, rotting, an irremediably obnoxious, and ever-more-murderous, Europe for the sake of hoped-for new chances in a new world; they were as well driven out of that old death-house by the hideous upwelling of a terrible pre-perception, then mercifully still far below awareness: but, one which let them know subliminally in no uncertain terms that if they stayed behind, that then one day from up in Heaven they, too, should behold the assassination of their grandchildren on the Russian Front, in yet another genetically- and psycholgically inferior collusive act of mass murder, by vegetarian Adolf Hitler and the armies of the alcoholic Joseph Stalin.
And, thus, the germ-plasm of Germany was abandoned to the “Aryan’ genetic mash, of the stoop-shouldered Hitler, the obese and addicted Goering, that rodentine Goebbels himself a cartoon of “The Jew,” and the more-than-even-the-other-ones-funny-looking Himmler….
You laugh, I see…’tis not “politically correct,” in unison you descant?
Ah, ’tis but the dawning of the new day of a truly esoteric historianship — and, you who doubt the Wook-Smith Hypothesis, namely of a foredoomed and objectively God-damned, Janitorial & Hence Hitlerite, Germany need only turn the page now– by God, we dare you! — and only see for yourselves as clearly as did Heath Robinson, what Europe and indeed all humankind were up against, from 1914-45:
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[20 September 2009]