What Happens When Christianity Fails To Uphold The Foundations of the Nation
In the 1920’s, for over a decade, The Munich Post tried to warn Germany of the dangers of a little man called Adolf Hitler whom the public ignored as nothing but a “hot headed (Community Activist) rabble rouser from Bavaria”. In their reporting, commentary and cartoons, the paper relentlessly cataloged the ideas and criminal underpinnings of a man they insisted would be Germany’s undoing. Much of their criticisms founded in the writings, speeches and criminal actions of the Nazi thugs and party itself that the rest of Germany’s newspapers refused to report.
The Munich Post was a lone voice in the wilderness crying aloud the warnings. The other newspapers in Germany were already beholden to the Nazi Party and to Hitler who had a controlling stake in The Volkischer Beobachter – part of Germany’s mainstream media in whom Hitler remarked had the purpose of giving “ideological clarification and interpretation to current political issues.”
But the Munich Post remained steadfast in opposition to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. For twelve years they focused sustained critical attention on Hitler, from the time he emerged from the beer-halls to take to the streets of Munich in the early 1920s to the massacres and political assassinations that the Nazis carried out against their opponents in the early 1930’s. They were the equivalent of today’s Talk Radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin; who were ideologically opposed to a movement they saw as a direct threat to the freedoms of the nation itself. Ultimately the battle between ideologies became more personal and vicious as the Nazis solidified their power and began to purge their opposition.
Hitler called The Munich Post “The poison kitchen” – asserting that the paper did nothing but “cook up poisonous slanders” against the Nazi Party. I cannot help but notice the striking parallels when prominent Democrat leaders in America today refer to Talk Radio as “verbal pornography” engaged in “distorting the truth” about the Democrats and their ideology.
Ultimately, The Munich Post along with any media opposition was taken over and physically destroyed, it’s editors, reports and owners taken to concentration camps and killed. It’s offices were turned over to loyal mobs of Hitler and they were gutted and burned on March 9, 1933.
The last media warning and opposition to Hitler’s plans for Germany, the Jews and Europe was swept away.
History repeats itself, sometimes in strikingly similar fashion.
Hilmar von Campe sees these similarities.
He should know. He lived it.
As a former Hitler Youth, he sees the same warning signs that The Munich Post saw all those years ago, and he now cries aloud a warning to America – and beseeches us to heed what will be our national undoing if we fail to do something now.
Ex-Hitler youth’s warning to America
‘Every day brings this nation closer to Nazi-style totalitarian abyss’
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON – Because it has abandoned moral absolutes and its historic Christian faith, the U.S. is moving closer to a Nazi-style totalitarianism, warns a former German member of the Hitler Youth in a new book.
“Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian abyss,” writes Hilmar von Campe, now a U.S. citizen, and author of“Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America.”
Von Campe has founded the national Institute for Truth and Freedom to fight for a return to constitutional government in the U.S. – a key, he believes, to keeping America free.
“I lived the Nazi nightmare, and, as the old saying goes, ‘A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument,'” writes von Campe. “Everything I write is based on my personal experience in Nazi Germany. There is nothing theoretical about my description of what happens when a nation throws God out of government and society, and Christians become religious bystanders. I don’t want to see a repetition. The role of God in human society is the decisive issue for this generation. My writing is part of my life of restitution for the crimes of a godless government, of the evil of which I was a part.”
Von Campe grew up under the Nazis, served in the Hitler Youth and fought against the Red Army in the Yugoslavian theater as a tank gunner in the German army. He was captured at the end of the war and escaped five months later from a prisoner of war camp in Communist Yugoslavia.
“It took me a long time to understand and define the nature of National Socialism,” says von Campe. “And, unfortunately, their philosophy continues to flourish under different labels remaining a menace to America and free human society.”
He writes: “The most painful part of defining National Socialism was to recognize my own moral responsibility for the Nazi disaster and their crimes against humanity. It boiled down to accepting the truth that ‘as I am, so is my nation,’ and realizing that if every German was like me, it was no wonder that the nation became a cesspool of gangsters. This realization is as valid today for any person in any nation as it was then, and it is true for America and every American now.”
Von Campe’s message is that political freedom and democratic rules alone are not sufficient to govern humanity justly.
“Democratic procedures can be subverted and dishonest politicians are like sand in the gearbox, abundant, everywhere and destructive,” he writes. “What I see in America today is people painting their cabins while the ship goes down. Today in America we are witnessing a repeat performance of the tragedy of 1933 when an entire nation let itself be led like a lamb to the Socialist slaughterhouse. This time, the end of freedom is inevitable unless America rises to her mission and destiny.”
Von Campe says he sees spiritual parallels among Americans and his childhood Germany.
“The silence from our pulpits regarding the moral collapse of American society from within is not very different from the silence that echoed from the pulpits in Germany toward Nazi policies,” he explains. “Our family lived through the Nazi years in Germany, an experience typical of millions of Europeans regardless of what side they were on. We paid a high price for the moral perversions of a German government, which excluded God and His Commandments from their policies. America must not continue following the same path to destruction, but instead heed the lessons of history and the warning I am giving.”
Specifically, von Campe warns Americans their political leaders are on the wrong footing, “denying our cultural and traditional roots based on our unique Constitution and Christian orientation as a nation. Christians don’t understand their mission.”