Baal HaSulam, “The Last Generation”: The world erroneously considers Nazism a particular upshot of Germany. In truth, it is the upshot of a democracy and socialism that were left without manners, religion and justice. Thus, all nations are equal in that; there is no hope at all that Nazism will perish with the victory of the allies. Tomorrow, the British will adopt Nazism, since they too live in a world of democracy and Nazism.
If democracy and socialism are not corrected, if they aren’t included properly in the process of correction, Nazism stems from them. And this could happen anywhere in the world. In the 20th century, Germany was the most progressive country with advanced science and rich culture; however, the development of society there took the Nazi form.
Therefore, Baal HaSulam continues: What happened to the Germans is one of nature’s wonders. They were considered among the most civilized nations, and all of a sudden, overnight, they became savages, the worst among the most primitive nations in history. Moreover, Hitler was elected by the majority’s vote.
All this is the result of the power of evil that comes into the world if we don’t bring good into it. After all, in general good and evil are revealed equally. First, the evil inclination is revealed, and if we don’t attract to it the Reforming Light, it acquires the worst forms. And since this is the strongest desire, it absorbs culture, education, science, and everything else, and is manifested as the greatest evil, arrogance, pride, and lust for power over others. Everything is mixed in this egoistic desire. And if we don’t hurry to bring the Reforming Light, this evil will break out of us.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 4/19/12, “Holocaust Memorial Day”