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    Understanding a Fascist speech

    Hello, I am trying to understand some sentences from a speech of Hitler(I am trying to explain the roots of the fascism).
    A new community is being built in Germany and it is our most beautiful goal and aim. Those who can not see past their own nose deserve our pity more than anything else. It is the luck to help which rewards those who commit themselves to this socialist state, and this commitment must happen every new winter. Our social welfare system is so much more than just charity because we do not say to the rich people "Please, give something to the poor." Instead we say "German people, help yourself!" Everyone must help, whether you are rich or poor. Everyone must have the belief that there's always someone in a much worse situation than I am, and this person I want to help as a comrade. If one should say, "Yes, but do I have to sacrifice a lot?" That is the glory of giving! When you sacrifice for your community, then you can walk with your head held up high.



    what is the meaning of the pair of words: it is the luck to help?
    if I understand it correct: the meaning is that your ability to help others is your luck.



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    Re: Understanding a Fascist speech

    I don't know. Perhaps it is a literal translation of an expression that makes sense in German?

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    Re: Understanding a Fascist speech

    Probably.

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    Re: Understanding a Fascist speech

    It doesn't make much sense to me either, but I would guess it means something like It is having the good fortune to help/be able to help....

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