Daily Archives: October 30, 2008

German Lady Sees Obama and Recalls Hitler’s Call of “Change”


A German Lady Remembers and Speaks 

Lori Kalner 

In Germany, when Hitler came to power, it was a time of terrible financial depression. Money was worth nothing. 

In Germany people lost homes and jobs, just like in the American Depression in the 1930s, which we have read about in Thoene’s Shiloh books. 

In those days, in my homeland, Adolph Hitler was elected to power by promising “Change.” 

He blamed the “Zionists” around the world for all our problems. 

He told everyone it was greedy Zionist Bankers who had caused every problem we had. 

He promised when he was leader, the greedy Zionist bankers would be punished. The Zionists, he promised, would be wiped off the face of the earth. 

So Hitler was elected to power by only 1/3 the popular vote. 

A coalition of other political parties in parliament made him supreme leader. 

Then, when he was leader, he disgraced and expelled everyone in parliament who did not go along with him. 

Yes. Change came to my homeland as the new leader promised it would. 

The teachers in German schools began to teach the children to sing songs in praise of Hitler. 

This was the beginning of the Hitler Youth movement. 

It began with praise of the Fuhrer’s programs on the lips of innocent children. 

Hymns in praise of Hitler and his programs were being sung in the schoolrooms and in the playyard. 

Little girls and boys joined hands and sang these songs as they walked home from school. 

My brother came home and told Papa what was happening at school. 

The political hymns of children proclaimed Change was coming to our homeland and the Fuhrer was a leader we could trust. 

I will never forget my father’s face. Grief and fear. He knew that the best propaganda of the Nazis was song on the lips of little children. 

That evening before he said grace at the dinner table, he placed his hands upon the heads of my brothers and me and prayed the Living Word upon us from Jeremiah 1:4-5. 

Now the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to The nations.” 

Soon the children’s songs praising the Fuhrer were heard everywhere on the streets and over the radio. “With our Fuhrer to lead us, we can do it! We can change the world!” 

Soon after that Papa, a pastor, was turned away from visiting elderly parishioners in hospitals. The people he had come to bring comfort of God’s Word, were “no longer there.” 

Where had they vanished to while under nationalized health care? It became an open secret. 

The elderly and sick began to disappear from hospitals feet first as “mercy killing” became the policy. 

Children with disabilities and those who had Down syndrome were euthanized. 

People whispered, “Maybe it is better for them now. Put them out of misery. 

They are no longer suffering.And, of course, their death is better for the treasury of our nation. Our taxes no longer must be spent to care for such a burden.” 

And so murder was called mercy. 

The government took over private business. Industry and health care were “nationalized.” (NA-ZI means National Socialist Party) 

The businesses of all Jews were seized. (Perhaps you remember our story in Berlin on Krystalnacht in the book Munich Signature) 

The world and God’s word were turned upside down. 

Hitler promised the people economic Change? 

Not change. It was, rather, Lucifer’s very ancient Delusion leading to Destruction. 

What began with the propaganda of children singing a catchy tune ended in the deaths of millions of children. 

The reality of what came upon us is so horrible that you in this present generation cannot imagine it. Our suffering is too great to ever tell in a book or show in a black and white newsreel. 

When I spoke to Bodie about some of these things, she wept and said she could not bear to write them. 

Perhaps one day she will, but I asked her, “who could bear to read our suffering?” 

Yet with my last breaths I warn every Christian and Jew now in the name of the Lord, 

Unless your course of the church in America is spiritually changed now, returning to the Lord, there are new horrors yet to come. 

I trembled last night when I heard the voices of American children raised in song, praising the name of Obama, the charismatic fellow who claims he is the American Messiah. 

Yet I have heard what this man Obama says about abortion and the “mercy killing” of tiny babies who are not wanted. 

There are so few of us left to warn you. 

I have heard that there are 69 million Catholics in America and 70 million Evangelical Christians. 

Where are your voices? 

Where is your outrage? 

Where is passion and your vote? 

Do you vote based on an abortionist’s empty promises and economics? 

Or do you vote according to the Bible? 

Thus says the Lord about every living child still in the womb. 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” 

I have experienced the signs of the politics of Death in my youth. 

I see them again now. 

Christians! Unless you stand up now, you will lose your freedom of religion. 

In America priests and preachers have already lost their freedom to speak openly from their pulpits of moral danger in political candidates. 

They cannot legally instruct you of which candidate holds fast to the precepts of scripture! 

American law forbids this freedom of speech to conservative pastors or they will lose their “tax exempt” status. 

And yet I have heard the words of Obama’s pastor Damning America! 

I have heard the words of Obama damning and mocking all of you in small towns because you “Cling to your religion.” 

But I am a woman whose name is unknown. My life is recorded as a work of fiction. 

I have no fear of reprisal when I speak truth to you from the pages of a book. 

I am an old woman and will soon go to be with my Lord. 

I have no fear for myself, but for all of you and for your children, I tremble. 

I tremble at the hymns to a political leaders which your children will sing at school. 

(Though even now a hymn or a prayer to God and our Lord Jesus is against the law in public school!) 

Your vote must put a stop to what will come upon America if Barrack Obama is elected. 

I pray you will personally heed this warning for the sake of your children and your grandchildren. Do not be deceived. 

The Lord in Jeremiah 1:7-8 commands every believer to speak up! 

“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth,’ for to all whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them for I am with you, declares the Lord!” 

I am in Prayer for you, and for the Church! 

Spoken to you in the authority of Jesus the Christ, 

the Name Above All Names, 

Lori Kalner 


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For America: A Day of Fasting and Prayer

We have chronicled the danger of Barrack Hussein Obama to our liberties, our nation and possibly, our very existence as Christians here on this blog. The masses that Seig Heil and worship him as messiah should jolt every American to his or her core – because we have seen this kind of messiah-worship before – and we know where it leads: to holocaust and death.

In a conversation with brethren in the last few weeks, we recalled how when Haman falsely accused the Jews in the Book of Esther, and sought to have the entire people annihilated, Esther called for her people to a Fast and prayer for God to protect and preserve them from the rising storm being levied against them.

At no time in our nation’s history have we faced a precipice like this one.

Therefore, we are asking ANY and ALL of faith – who love this country; who cherish our liberty; who revere our Constitution and our heritage – to FAST in PRAYER from Sunset Saturday evening November 1st, to sunset Sunday evening November 2nd (The Sunday BEFORE the election) – to pray in earnest desperation for our nation, to repent and apologize to God for our individual and national sins of both COMMISSION and OMISSION. That we would PLEAD with Him to spare us from the despotism Obama and the Socialists will bring when in power.

2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 


Day of fasting, prayer a prelude to Nov. 4
‘We are about to set a course that will affect our country for generations’

The foundation launched in honor of famed Christian speaker, broadcaster and leader D. James Kennedy, who founded the Coral Ridge Ministries, has announced a day of prayer for Nov. 3.

“We are about to set a course that will affect our country for generations to come,” said a statement from Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy of the D. James Kennedy Foundation.

“For this reason we are calling on all Christian leaders and their congregations to join with us for a day of fasting and prayer the day before the election on Monday, November 3rd,” she said.

“Please join with us as God instructed us in 2 Chronicles 7:14,” she said, citing the Bible:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

“We’re less than a week until the most important election in our lifetime. Must is at stake that is vital to our nation,” she said.

Among the issues on which the 2008 presidential election is expected to have a major impact are life issues such as abortion, Christian liberty (including speech rights), the federal judiciary, taxes, government spending, foreign policy, national security, defense, energy and broadcasting, she said.

James Dobson’s Focus on the Family Action recently released a “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America,” which targets the many evangelical Christians seeking “change,” particularly the young, who could tip the election in favor of the Illinois Democrat.

At the end of the letter, the fictional Christian laments that these people “simply did not realize Obama’s far-left agenda would take away many of our freedoms as a nation, perhaps permanently,” pointing to a new, liberal-majority Supreme Court unlikely to change for 30 more years.

“Many of our freedoms have been taken away by a liberal Supreme Court and a majority of Democrats in both the House and the Senate, and hardly any brave citizen dares to resist the new government policies any more,” the letter writer says.

The results the letter speculates may have happened by four years from now:

  • Six liberal justices sit on the Supreme Court after the immediate resignation of John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the later resignations of Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy. 
  • Homosexual marriage has been ruled a constitutional right that must be respected by all 50 states. 
  • The Boy Scouts have disbanded rather than obey a decision forcing them to allow homosexual scoutmasters. (The Scouts already had been kicked out of public facilities because of an expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to cover people who engage in homosexual behavior.) 
  • Elementary schools have compulsory training in varieties of gender identity. Courts rule parents cannot opt out their children, because the training is deemed essential to psychological health. 
  • Evangelical and Catholic adoption agencies cease to exist after the Supreme Court rules they must agree to place children with homosexuals or lose their licenses. 
  • Church buildings are now considered a “public accommodation” by the United States Supreme Court, and churches have no freedom to refuse to allow their buildings to be used for wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples. 
  • High schools are no longer free to allow “see you at the pole” meetings where students pray together or any student Bible studies even before or after school. 
  • The Supreme Court barred public schools in all 50 states from allowing churches to rent their facilities, even on Sundays, when school was not in session. 
  • Obama signed the Freedom of Choice Act, as he promised the Planned Parenthood Action Fund last year, nullifying hundreds of state laws that had created even the slightest barrier to abortion. 
  • The Supreme Court in 2011 nullified all Federal Communications Commission restrictions on obscene speech or visual content in radio and TV broadcasts, and television programs at all hours of the day now contain explicit portrayals of sexual acts. 
  • As a result of a reversal of its 5-4 decision in the D.C. gun-ownership case, it is now illegal for private citizens to own guns for self-defense in eight states, and the number is growing with increasing Democratic control of state legislatures and governorships 

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Obama and the Politics of Crowds

The masses of fainting and worshipping fanatics of a heralded ‘savior’ are a grave sign of danger.

We’ve seen this type of thing before.

I have been screaming a warning about mobs

Others have also not only seen it – but have LIVED it as Fouad Ajami reports.

Obama and the Politics of Crowds

There is something odd — and dare I say novel — in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.

As the late Nobel laureate Elias Canetti observes in his great book, “Crowds and Power” (first published in 1960), the crowd is based on an illusion of equality: Its quest is for that moment when “distinctions are thrown off and all become equal. It is for the sake of this blessed moment, when no one is greater or better than another, that people become a crowd.” These crowds, in the tens of thousands, who have been turning out for the Democratic standard-bearer in St. Louis and Denver and Portland, are a measure of American distress.

On the face of it, there is nothing overwhelmingly stirring about Sen. Obama. There is a cerebral quality to him, and an air of detachment. He has eloquence, but within bounds. After nearly two years on the trail, the audience can pretty much anticipate and recite his lines. The political genius of the man is that he is a blank slate. The devotees can project onto him what they wish. The coalition that has propelled his quest — African-Americans and affluent white liberals — has no economic coherence. But for the moment, there is the illusion of a common undertaking — Canetti’s feeling of equality within the crowd. The day after, the crowd will of course discover its own fissures. The affluent will have to pay for the programs promised the poor. The redistribution agenda that runs through Mr. Obama’s vision is anathema to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and the hedge-fund managers now smitten with him. Their ethos is one of competition and the justice of the rewards that come with risk and effort. All this is shelved, as the devotees sustain the candidacy of a man whose public career has been a steady advocacy of reining in the market and organizing those who believe in entitlement and redistribution.

A creature of universities and churches and nonprofit institutions, the Illinois senator, with the blessing and acquiescence of his upscale supporters, has glided past these hard distinctions. On the face of it, it must be surmised that his affluent devotees are ready to foot the bill for the new order, or are convinced that after victory the old ways will endure, and that Mr. Obama will govern from the center. Ambiguity has been a powerful weapon of this gifted candidate: He has been different things to different people, and he was under no obligation to tell this coalition of a thousand discontents, and a thousand visions, the details of his political programs: redistribution for the poor, postracial absolution and “modernity” for the upper end of the scale.

It was no accident that the white working class was the last segment of the population to sign up for the Obama journey. Their hesitancy was not about race. They were men and women of practicality; they distrusted oratory, they could see through the falseness of the solidarity offered by this campaign. They did not have much, but believed in the legitimacy of what little they had acquired. They valued work and its rewards. They knew and heard of staggering wealth made by the Masters of the Universe, but held onto their faith in the outcomes that economic life decreed. The economic hurricane that struck America some weeks ago shook them to the core. They now seek protection, the shelter of the state, and the promise of social repair. The bonuses of the wizards who ran the great corporate entities had not bothered them. It was the spectacle of the work of the wizards melting before our eyes that unsettled them.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the late Democratic senator from New York, once set the difference between American capitalism and the older European version by observing that America was the party of liberty, whereas Europe was the party of equality. Just in the nick of time for the Obama candidacy, the American faith in liberty began to crack. The preachers of America’s decline in the global pecking order had added to the panic. Our best days were behind us, the declinists prophesied. The sun was setting on our imperium, and rising in other lands.

A younger man, “cool” and collected, carrying within his own biography the strands of the world beyond America’s shores, was put forth as a herald of the change upon us. The crowd would risk the experiment. There was grudge and a desire for retribution in the crowd to begin with. Akin to the passions that have shaped and driven highly polarized societies, this election has at its core a desire to settle the unfinished account of the presidential election eight years ago. George W. Bush’s presidency remained, for his countless critics and detractors, a tale of usurpation. He had gotten what was not his due; more galling still, he had been bold and unabashed, and taken his time at the helm as an opportunity to assert an ambitious doctrine of American power abroad. He had waged a war of choice in Iraq.

This election is the rematch that John Kerry had not delivered on. In the fashion of the crowd that seeks and sees the justice of retribution, Mr. Obama’s supporters have been willing to overlook his means. So a candidate pledged to good government and to ending the role of money in our political life opts out of public financing of presidential campaigns. What of it? The end justifies the means.

Save in times of national peril, Americans have been sober, really minimalist, in what they expected out of national elections, out of politics itself. The outcomes that mattered were decided in the push and pull of daily life, by the inventors and the entrepreneurs, and the captains of industry and finance. To be sure, there was a measure of willfulness in this national vision, for politics and wars guided the destiny of this republic. But that American sobriety and skepticism about politics — and leaders — set this republic apart from political cultures that saw redemption lurking around every corner.

My boyhood, and the Arab political culture I have been chronicling for well over three decades, are anchored in the Arab world. And the tragedy of Arab political culture has been the unending expectation of the crowd — the street, we call it — in the redeemer who will put an end to the decline, who will restore faded splendor and greatness. When I came into my own, in the late 1950s and ’60s, those hopes were invested in the Egyptian Gamal Abdul Nasser. He faltered, and broke the hearts of generations of Arabs. But the faith in the Awaited One lives on, and it would forever circle the Arab world looking for the next redeemer.

America is a different land, for me exceptional in all the ways that matter. In recent days, those vast Obama crowds, though, have recalled for me the politics of charisma that wrecked Arab and Muslim societies. A leader does not have to say much, or be much. The crowd is left to its most powerful possession — its imagination.

From Elias Canetti again: “But the crowd, as such, disintegrates. It has a presentiment of this and fears it. . . . Only the growth of the crowd prevents those who belong to it from creeping back under their private burdens.”

The morning after the election, the disappointment will begin to settle upon the Obama crowd. Defeat — by now unthinkable to the devotees — will bring heartbreak. Victory will steadily deliver the sobering verdict that our troubles won’t be solved by a leader’s magic.

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