"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

10 November 2014

Kristallnacht. It could never happen here...


The night of November 9-10, 1938.  Kristallnacht.  The night it all started.  A False Flag, arrests, camps, torture and death.

It could never happen here.


Adrienne said...

I'm extremely alarmed by the anti-Christian/anti-Jewish stuff going on today - particularly in the colleges.

Go to your local library and get "In the Garden of Beasts" (Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin) by Erik Larson.

Or - Amazon has used for a penny.

It's an excellent and fascinating read.

From Amazon:

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.
Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

Adrienne said...

And........in that book you will see how the average German in Berlin did not even realize Kristallnacht happened. You will also see the parallels to what is going on in the US right now. Low-info, overfed, over entertained, uneducated masses standing at the public trough demanded "theirs."

Blue said...

And what is going on right here, right now is so obvious. A blind person could see it, yet no one wants to admit it...

MADDOG61 said...


Blue said...

That's what I'm thinking, MADDOG...