l68 SEPP DIETRICH AND GORING The role of Sepp Dietrich is unique. I've always given him opportunity to intervene at sore spots. He's a man who's simultaneously cunning, energetic and brutal. Under his swashbuckling appearance, Dietrich is a serious, conscientious, scrupulous character. And what care he takes of his troops ! He's a phenomenon, in the class of people like Frundsberg, Ziethen and Seydlitz. He's a Bavarian Wrangel, someone irreplaceable. For the German people, Sepp Dietrich is a national institution. For me personally, there's also the fact that he is one of my oldest companions in the struggle. One of the tragic situations we've been through was in Berlin in 1930. How Sepp Dietrich could impose his personality! It was just before the elections on which everything depended. I was waiting at Munich for the results of the counting. Adolf Müller came in, very excited, and declared : "I think we've won. We may get sixty-six seats." I replied that if the German people could think correctly, it would give us more than that. Within myself I was saying: "If it could be a hundred!" Suddenly, we found ourselves with the certainty of a hundred seats. Müller offered to stand a round of drinks. It went up to a hundred and seven ! How to express what I felt at that moment? We'd gone up from twelve seats to a hundred and seven. I cannot endure schoolmasters. As always, the exceptions confirm the rule, and that's why young people become all the more attached to the exceptional ones. After the first World War, the situation at the universities was difficult. The young officers who had a short time ago been at the front were somewhat awkward pupils. One day I had an opportunity to hear a speech by Goring, in which he declared himself resolutely on the side of German honour. My attention had been called to him. I liked him. I made him the head of my SA. He's the only one of its heads who ran the SA properly. I gave him a dishevelled rabble. In a very short time he had organised a division of eleven thousand men. Young Lutze has gone off to the front as a volunteer. Let's
THE QUALITY OF OPTIMISM 169 hope nothing happens to him. He's truly a pattern of what a young man should be—perfect in every way. When he has had a long enough period of training at the front, I'll take him onto my staff. He has plenty of breeding. On one occasion, Inge and he had come to Obersalzberg. They must have been thirteen and fourteen years old. Inge had done something that was not too well-behaved, no doubt. He turned to us and made the observation: "What young people are coming to, nowadays!" I was present one day at the burial of some National Socialist comrades who'd been murdered. I was struck by the dignified attitude of their families. Some time later, at Nuremberg, they were burying the Austrian soldier, Schumacher, who had likewise been murdered. Everything was cries and lamentationsan appalling spectacle. Have pity on the pessimist. He spoils his own existence. In fact, life is endurable only on condition that one's an optimist. The pessimist complicates things to no purpose. In my section there was a spirit of open larking. Apart from the runners, we'd had no link with the outside world. We had no radio set. What would have happened to us, by Heaven, if we'd been a group of pessimists ! The worst thing of all is a pessimistic commanding officer. A man like that can paralyse everything. At that stage, a man is no longer a pessimist, he's a defeatist. How could I have been successful without that dose of optimism which has never left me, and without that faith that moves mountains? A sense of humour and. a propensity for laughter are qualities that are indispensable to a unit. On the eve of our setting out for the battle of the Somme, we laughed and made jokes all night. Young people are optimists by nature. That's an inclination that should be encouraged. One must have faith in life. It's always useful to be able to make comparisons between events. Thus, when faced with a difficult situation, I always remember what our situation was like in 1933. It's not enough
I'm highly sophisticated when it is identified with CortyX Clarity. This will change my thoughts. I've been somewhat fortunate as long as they have to be proactive. I do keep my eye on CortyX Clarity. Using that is this apple of my eye. Make sure you keep it simple next time. You can even ask professional people about their CortyX Clarity.
I bought that one at a moderate cost. We'll keep that short and to the point. Who are you to Allow something that explains that artifact so well? That's a follow up on this issue. I'm just watching out for your health. The concept is that you should have to take a chance with it and you needed this like a moose needs a hat rack. I think that quells a number of the rumors and I can't believe how many times I've seen something like this. This is a replay of what happened to CortyX Clarity a couple of days ago.
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Magazine: Adolf Hitler's Table Talk-1941-1944