Gravestones are being changed at Fort Sam Houston.
Concerned citizens are offended by the Nazi symbols they contain.
Ted Cruz is offended, as is Joaquin Castro.
The public good must be maximized.
Here is the article I am referring to.
This article is worthwhile because it opens the door to matters of importance; it also shows us how truly dimwitted and unenlightened Ted Cruz truly is. Ditto for Joaquin Castro. Let us hope neither becomes a candidate for the Supreme Court. We already have enough dumb people there.
But what would you expect from Cruz who attended Princeton and Harvard?
What would you expect from Castro who also attended Harvard?
These schools can’t teach you how to think; they can only select out people who are good at repeating. And obeying.
On the surface it would seem to be a good thing to remove symbols of the Third Reich from a person’s gravestone, but it’s actually not a good thing. It’s not a good thing at all for several reasons.
Leaving aside the spiritual complexities of the living mixing with the dead, walking over the threshold so to speak, first and foremost, the gravestone is a personal choice that is made by the person or his family. It is their statement of what they think is important in their life. It’s a message that they want to convey to the world of who they were and what they stood for.
You may not agree with what they stood for, but it is what they stood for, and that must be respected just as your choice on your gravestone must be respected.
A gravestone is not a community statement.
Defacing a gravestone is the ultimate measure of disrespect.
Yes, the Nazis killed many Jews. They killed the Jews because they despised the Jews. Not only did they kill the Jews, they sought to eliminate their existence past, present and future within Germany.
You may not agree with their reasons, but their reasons did exist as did their killing of the Jews. These gravestones and the symbols on those gravestones serve as a reminder of their hatred and genocide. That hatred can not be negated by ignoring it or erasing it from history. Your history is your history.
But wiping history is the modern trend, and it is not untypical of socialist regimes to do so. Socialist regimes, like ours, typically rewrite history in an attempt to attain a perfect society.
They do so in part out of arrogance, in part out of poor education, and in part because socialist policies generally do not work. They create more poverty. So in order to distract the people from the failure of these policies, the leaders turn to blame and recrimination.
When they’re not blaming people, socialist regimes are seeking to maximize the public good, again out of arrogance. Our American society is no different. Believing ourselves, not God, as the focal point of our existence, keeping our hand on the rudder with a sense of humility is clearly out of the question.
Forget about Trump and Pence screaming that socialism will never come to the United States; we’ve had socialism since 1932. We’ve also had increased polarization of wealth, increased homelessness, increased violence and increased drug use and abuse.
Reengineering society was a hallmark of the Nazi regime in the 1930s which desired to perfect humanity by eliminating undesirables such as the Jews, the Poles, the Gypsies, the disabled, and the disadvantaged.
Our leaders reveal who they are when they strive to remove those elements of our society which reveal our imperfection. Our leaders are Nazis and have been for the past 90 years when they first became enamored with National Socialism.
Our leaders not only backed Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, they continued the Third Reich’s activities here in the United States. Our New Deal was modeled off many of Hitler’s reforms in the 1930s.
What our Nazi-loving elites have imposed upon us here since WWII is National Socialism, fascism really, dominated by large corporations. These large corporations have hijacked our government, our media and our Constitution and imposed their will upon American society.
This recent attempt to remove Nazi symbols on gravestones is part of that program.
Not only is this removal dangerous on a personal level, it is also dangerous on an operational level because it nullifies history. When we nullify history, we cannot learn from history. Young people and people in the future will not be able to see what the Third Reich was, who financed it, how it operated, and what its goals were.
When we read about the Third Reich, we can more easily see that we are still living under the Third Reich’s dominion.
The removal of symbolism on German gravestones is proof of that.
Perhaps one day Corporate America will be offended by what’s on your gravestone. Maybe they will be offended by the US flag.
Corporate America through their lackey, the NFL, dishonored the American flag only two years ago by staying silent as players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem.
Perhaps Corporate America will one day decide that the US government conducted genocide in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and then demand that the American flag be taken off the gravestones of all US veterans.
How does that sit with you?
Similarly Corporate America may one day disapprove of the crucifix that is on your gravestone.
Maybe they will classify Jesus as a murderer for having been the Savior for an oppressive civilization.
Ah, but you will protest from the beyond.
Or your family may. They will state that you didn’t commit any genocide; that you didn’t know what was going on. Why should you be punished for having loyalty to your country, they will ask.
Besides, you add, you were a small guy. And you were a good guy too; you didn’t murder anyone. You were just following orders.
Isn’t this what the majority of the German soldiers were doing; following orders? And, indeed, in fact, the German people were heavily propagandized during World War II. Many German soldiers didn’t buy into the genocide at all, and many German soldiers refused to execute innocent people. This was a real problem for Himmler.
Germany during the 1930s was a military police state, and if you didn’t obey the Fuhrer’s orders, you were sent to the concentration camp too.
There were Radio Laws in Nazi Germany which forbade people from listening to foreign broadcasts which delivered a contrary message to what the regime wanted you to hear.
If you were forbidden from listening to foreign broadcasts, you certainly wouldn’t talk about them if you had listened. If you did, there was a good chance you would be turned in to the Gestapo.
Thus, truth was in short supply.
Additionally, even speaking to a Jew would earn you three months time at a concentration camp.
Ah, so life isn’t as simple as Cruz and Castro believe.
Now, we know that there were good German soldiers because Viktor Frankl in his book Man’s Search for Meaning tells us that there were. A survivor of these camps, Frankl states that there were even Jews in the concentration camps called “kapos” (Jewish trustees) who were often times worse and more brutal than the German guards.
Viktor Frankl’s essential message is that you can find good and bad in all people. Nobody is saved by their heritage.
Yet we have false leaders today, leaders no better than Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Goering and Goebbels , who prosecute a simplistic Manichean ideology to the world.
In this American approach, there are good people and bad people; and if only we get rid of the bad people then life will be better for everyone.
This is why Hitler nullified the Jews.
This is why our leaders nullify the Nazis.
That nullification begins with something as simple as a symbol on a grave stone.
This cleansing is a slippery slope that leads to a bottomless, interminable hell.
Moreover, it is a cosmetic change that leaves untouched major cracks in the foundation, the essential flaws of National Socialism, that will ultimately render our demise.
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