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order. Bismarck’s statement: “Liberalism is the pacemaker of social democracy” is now scientifically established and proved for us. A given school of thought — thought direction — can unsuspectedly lead toward the dissolution of the foundation of the State. In our country also, a new direction of thought has gained ground which slowly led to internal disruption and became the pacemaker of bolshevism.

Private enterprise cannot be maintained in the age of democracy; it is conceivable only if the people have a sound idea of authority and personality. Everything positive, good and valuable, which has been achieved in the world in the field of economics and culture, is solely attributable to personality. When, however, the defense of this existing order, its political administration, is left to a majority it will irretrievably go under. All the worldly goods which we possess, we owe to the struggle of the chosen.
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There are only two possibilities, either to crowd back the opponent on constitutional grounds, and for this purpose once more this election, or a struggle will be conducted with other weapons, which may demand greater sacrifices. I would like to see them avoided. I hope the German people thus recognize the greatness of the hour. It shall decide over the next 10 or probably 100 years. It will become a turning point in German history, to which I pledge myself with glowing energy.¹

Goering — He also counted on it that with political pacification, domestic economy would also quiet down. No experiments would be made. However, to attain the goal, all forces would have to be mustered on 5 March. 
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Goering considered to some extent the great dangers connected with this election battle. He then led over very cleverly to the necessity that other circles not taking part in this political battle should at least make the financial sacrifices so necessary at this time. These were so much more necessary because not even one Penny of the taxpayers' money would be asked for. Government funds would not be used. The sacrifices asked for purely would be so much easier for industry to bear if it realized that the election of 5 March would surely be the last one for the next ten years, probably even for the next hundred years.²
¹ For Gustav Krupp’s memorandum on his statement of gratitude to Hitler for making this speech see the next exhibit hereinafter reproduced.
² Both the speeches of Hitler and Goering were made at a meeting of a group of more than twenty representatives of important German industries at the house of the president of the Reichstag, then Goering. Arrangements were made at the meeting which led to the collection of several hundred thousand Reichsmark for use in the campaign preceding the last election for the German Reichstag. Further material on this subject are reproduced in the materials on the Farben Case, volumes VII-VIII, this series.  

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