party chiefs assembled in the Congress.
The supreme Nazi chief declared that permanent revolutions inevitably lead to anarchy and chaos and merely serve the purposes of greedy politicians. He also denounced the enemies of Germany who attached significance to the opposition vote in the plebiscite of August 19 and declared that the Nazis would soon demolish that opposition.
“The will of the National Socialist government leadership is unfaltering and unshakable,” Hitler told the cheering Nazis. “If in face of this our enemiesâ€”especially those beyond our bordersâ€” are prone to consider 4,000,000 votes as a menacing opposition, then we can only smile to ourselves.”
The opposition in Germany, Hitler declared, is not united, “either in faith or in a program.”
“Our next attack,” he stated, “must also disperse this last remnant of a non-Nazi world philosophy. National Socialism knows what it wants and wants what it knows.”
Earlier in the day Dr. Otto Dietrich, press chief of the Nazi party, had attempted, in a speech to foreign newspapermen attending the Nazi congress, to justify Nazi suppression of news and the iron press control exercised over the German newspapers, by declaring that journalism was of value only in so far as it served the state.