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I visited Aushwitz and Belsen when I was posted to Germany with the British Army, I look at the world now and see no differance, Israelis persecuting the Palestinians and any other potential threat in the area, super powers imposing sanctions on up and coming countries, and even home governments imprisoning there own citizens for talking out of place or using the internet to tell the truth.
It is all wrong, and it's all gonna go bang soon.
 

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It is all wrong, and it's all gonna go bang soon.

I'm sure that many people look at the documents of the early 1900s and then seek out Nazis living in their suburban neighborhoods. I have talked to a few folks from that era (we all worked at The Master Lock Company, and they had hired many Germans from that era) and I have come to believe that there isn't "just one" major atrocity. We seem to concentrate about injustices around WWII when many of the same problems date back to WWI.

How will our future society view us? Here's a slant. Let's suppose the future American citizens find out about my personal opinions and the firearms I used (without government's permission) to savage any other citizen trying to steal my morning pancakes? Who will the future despise, the man who stole the pancakes or the barbarian who killed the thief? Heck, I carried a folding knife for many years going to schools (grade school, high school and college) and happily used a potential security device in the same dedicated way I used underwear.

Imagine an intensity loop on a graph. Clearly that bulge is the idea that many ideals come and go--or are simply shredded by ignorant newbies of an upcoming society. My dad told me he carried a knife everyday to school, since that era required everyone to work and repair items. Yikes, nowadays a "little boy" of that ilk might even be arrested for carrying a 'deadly device.'

BTW, did you guys know that motorcycles now had "silencers" built into their exhaust pipes? Oy vey, when did that stupid idea come about?
 

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This is a compelling article that should wake people up to the fact that our liberties have been slowly taken away. The people of this country do not believe it could happen to us. That is what the Jews and others of that era and geography thought too. Look what happened to them.

http://www.shtfplan.com/gerald-cele...press-people-dont-want-to-believe-it_04172012
Everyone should read Elie Wiesel's "Night". He points out when the original SA came for the Jews, nobody fought back because everyone thought they'd never come to them. Initially the Jews could have overcome the brown shirts easily.
 

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Everyone should read Elie Wiesel's "Night". He points out when the original SA came for the Jews, nobody fought back because everyone thought they'd never come to them. Initially the Jews could have overcome the brown shirts easily.
What's that quote? SOmething like: first they came for the politicians, and i said nothing because I wasn't a politician. Then they came for the church leaders, I did nothing because I wasn't a church leader, then they came for the Jews, and I said nothing because I wasn't a Jew, then they came for me and there was no one to stand up for me.
 

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First written by Martin Niemoller...post WWII lectures.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The quotation stems from Niemöller's lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings. Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version. Nonetheless his point was that Germans had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people. He felt this was true in particular of the leaders of the Protestant churches (of which the Lutheran church was one denomination).

 

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First written by Martin Niemoller...post WWII lectures.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The quotation stems from Niemöller's lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings. Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version. Nonetheless his point was that Germans had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people. He felt this was true in particular of the leaders of the Protestant churches (of which the Lutheran church was one denomination).

Thanks, I sort of managed a similar format.... Hey, at least I got the Jews part right!
 
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