I'm going to break this in half - this is part I, Steiner quotes:
Here are some Steiner quotes, with references, as I promised. This is a fraction of the quotes featured on the critics site on these and similar topics http://www.waldorfcritics.org
I didn't want to clog up this board with pages and pages of this stuff, don't know how much people are interested in reading of this. But it seemed important to provide a selection, as Elizabeth charged that critics of Waldorf make up these quotes, that the lectures we are quoting don't exist, and that we refuse to provide the information when requested. All of which is false and slanderous.
Again there are more quotes featured on the website above if anyone feels the need to pursue it further. Yes, many of these books are very obscure and not easy to find quickly. However, my offer stands that if Elizabeth or anyone else still doubts that these are real, I would be happy to find paper copies and send xeroxes by snail mail on request. (Otherwise, you know Elizabeth, an apology would be nice.)
Knowledge of the HIgher Worlds is not hard to find; Destinies of Individuals and of Nations, and Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy I have at home; Conferences with Teachers is sometimes for sale at Waldorf schools; the others would be harder, but I can track them down. The Anthroposophic Press can certainly get them for you. There are few scholars studying anthroposophy, but those who are (if they are not also anthroposophists) are very concerned about these right wing elements.
I* "Besides their character, families, nations and races have also their destiny. ... Besides the separate individuals, a very real family and national group soul and racial spirit is at work in the life of a family, a people, or a race. Indeed, in a certain sense the separate individuals are merely the executive organs of these family group souls, racial spirits, and so on....In the truest sense, everyone receives his alotted task from his family, national or racial group soul." Steiner, Rudolf. Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment. (1904) Trans. George Metaxa, revised by Henry B. and Lisa D. Monges. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1947.
* "[P]eoples and races are but steps leading to pure humanity. A race or a nation stands so much the higher, the more perfectly its members express the pure, ideal human type, the further they have worked their way from physical and perishable to the supersensible and imperishable. The evolution of man through the incarnations in ever higher national and racial forms is thus a process of liberation. Man must finally appear in harmonious perfection." Steiner, Rudolf. Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment. (1904) Trans. George Metaxa, revised by Henry B. and Lisa D. Monges. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1947.
"The Western European peoples have become very much crystallized in their national characteristics, but in the case of the German people this cannot happen because of the peculiar nature of the German folk spirit. The result is that German attitudes will always have to remain more universal than those of other peoples. These things relate to profound realities in the spiritual world." Steiner, Rudolf. The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations. (1914-15) Trans. Anna R. Meuss. New York: Anthroposophic Press 1987.
"The German spirit...is prepared for a truth that reveals itself to be true out of itself, not requiring external verification. The German spirit is prepared for this and evidence of this may be found everywhere. The thoughts of those who were truly working within the essence of the German spirit have always taken the form of considering truth to be an inner gift of the human soul." Steiner, Rudolf. The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations. (1914-15) Trans. Anna R. Meuss. New York: Anthroposophic Press 1987. (p 104)
"[T]he representative people for the development of the consciousness soul, hence for what matters particularly in our age, is the Anglo-Saxon nation. The Anglo-Saxon people are those who through their whole organization are predisposed to develop the consciousness soul to a special degree. The prominent position occupied by the Anglo-Saxon nation in our time is indeed due to the fact that this nation is especially suited for the development of the consciousness soul." Steiner, Rudolf. Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy. (1921) Trans. Maria St. Goar. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press, 1987.
(more to come)