Elmer Davis Speaks of Hitler’s ‘aryanism’

Elmer Davis, in an article entitled “On the Gentility of Gentiles,” published in Harper’s Magazine, says:

Being an Aryan Protestant, I am as firmly convinced of the high merit of Aryan Protestants as any Prussian Nazi; indeed rather more so. I am so sure of it that I feel no need to prove it by breaking the windows of Jewish stores, or to insist that I must not be exposed to Jewish competition in my profession. I hate Hitler and his followers as no Jew can hate them because they have made Aryan Protestantism ridiculous.

For if Aryan virtues are so great you would suppose that 60,000,000 Aryans in Germany would not need to be afraid of 600,000 Jews; but they are. When Nazi strong-arm men beat up the Jews in Berlin, you would expect that each of these Aryan heroes, strong in his self-conscious superiority, would attack twenty Semites. Not so; twenty Aryans ganged on a single Jew.

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