A master race is a work in progress.
This is the big confusion between people who call zionism racism and Jews who scoff that there's quite a polyglot of races and cultures inside the acceptable parameters of Judea. Who chose us from all the nations, some from that nation, some from that, to here, Israel, at the end of the world.
I was visiting with Areyeh the Kohen Gadol of Jerusalem the other night. Maintaining that he is the high priest of El, and the reincarnation of Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, he lights seven lamps every day according to the biblical injunction, along with slaughtering his own lambs and maintaining his own mishkan in the backyard. Also, he smokes fat bowls of homegrown grass, in home carved hemp pipes, whenever guests come by, for as long as they can handle.
He holds strongly by mystical choseness, namely that he was chosen from all the world to be God's prophet, the arch-foe and redeemer of the American Federal Government, which knows of him and fears his wrath. He speaks in the prophetic style; statement of truth that cannot be argued or clarified very much. He bagen reading to us exceprts of old egpytian hermetic texts speaking of the emergence of God's chosen people into the world, ushering in an era of love, light, and revelation. The friend who drove me to his house whispered to me rhetorically: "What's this he's reading? Nazism."
I suppose the main difference is who can join. As far as I understand it, there's no way someone who isn't Aryan can become part of the Nazi family, although he can be listed in the phone book
Brenner believes that similarities between the Nazi and Zionist ideologies
were the main reason for the collaboration,
and many of his readers tend to overestimate this resemblance.
But they should not forget
that all nationalist ideologies
possess in various degrees traits like Blut und Boden
(blood and soil).
Therefore, resemblances among many nationalist movements are not surprising.
persecuted people tend to internalize the attitudes of their oppressors,
as the famous psychoanalyst Franz Fanon argued in his book The Wretched of the Earth (Grove Press, 1965).
The Zionist-Nazi cooperation was in fact based less on common ideology and more on common interests:
for different reasons,
worked towards removing the Jews from Europe.
This was the main reason for the Transfer Agreement of the 1930s, which established the JA as the general importer of German goods in the Middle East and helped the Jewish Agency to cope with an economic crisis.
Judaism and it's modern expression in Zionism, on the other hand, exludes and judges according to committed affiliation, not just blood. Is this really true? There's been some push to convert russian immigrants to Israel, who, hell, are here already, so we might as well. This is a concept rooted in traditional Talmudic law, the main qualifier for conversion to Judaism is not stam belief in the one God (although it does kinda say that too in Mesechta Megillah,) It's commitment to the tribe, and identification with. Your land is my land, your life is my life.
What's the big deal about being chosen? What power does knowing this give you?
Once you feel like you have a right to something, be it land, toys, or love, it's suddenly Ok to take it from someone who "doesn't" and not feel bad. Areyeh Hakohen says, that's the non-secret of the biblical injunction, not to charge interest from your brother, but to charge it from gentiles instead.
This is the central evil of Judaism, one that may not be overcomeable for as long as anyone cares to worry about it.
If by being chosen
We are more obligated to The Other
We may neglect our own children
chas v' shalom
If we must take care of our own
at the expense of the other
we will be doing wrong
and they might notice
please help us to only do good
If the good I depend on
came from evil
It might not make me depend on it any less
let our survival and our growth
come not from atrocity
but from good deeds
no matter what