Skip to comments.The Power of Kids
Posted on 01/16/2013 2:11:07 PM PST by Rodentking
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.
Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler [Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403]
Especially to National Socialists, and career politicians.
So I should send the president letters from each of my children and ask him why his daughters and the children of other lawmakers and media members deserve armed security at their schools while America’s public school children deserve no security beyond having visitors to schools sign in at the front office?
The state must declare those who died at Benghazi precious also. When is The Incompetent One going to surround himself with the grieving members of their families and explain why he didn’t send help?
And when is he going to let the Benghazi survivors tell their side of the story? Why haven’t we heard from them?
That is not from Mein Kampf or from hitler. It is actually a manufactured quote derived from a passage in a fictional letter written by Rabbi Daniel Lapin in 2004.
Here is the whole paragraph, it has more to do with Margaret Sanger than with coercing a people into fascistic totalitarianism:
“The folkish state must make up for what everyone else today has neglected in this field. It must set race in the center of all life. It must take care to keep it pure. It must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. It must see to it that only the healthy beget children; that there is only one disgrace: despite one’s own sickness and deficiencies to bring children into the world, and one highest honor: to renounce doing so. And conversely it must be considered reprehensible: to withhold healthy children from the nation. Here the state must act as the guardian of a millennial future in the face of which the wishes and the selfishness of the individual must appear as nothing and submit. It must put the most modern medical means in the service of this knowledge. It must declare unfit for propagation all who are in any way visibly sick or who have inherited a disease and can therefore pass it on, and put this into actual practice. Conversely, it must take care that the fertility of the healthy woman is not limited by the financial irresponsibility of a state régime which turns the blessing of children into a curse for the parents. It must put an end to that lazy, nay criminal, indifference with which the social premises for a fecund family are treated today, and must instead feel itself to be the highest guardian of this most precious blessing of a people. Its concern belongs more to the child than to the adult.”
“Had Bush done something this pathetic, he would have been the brunt of jokes”
We can do that! Yes we can!
Um, can’t be 2004 vintage, because it was already being referenced here at FR in 2002. And according to Lapin, the line about kids being iconized as precious is indeed from Mein Kampf, as in this translation:
It must proclaim the truth that the child is the most valuable possession a people can have. See http://mk.christogenea.org/content/mein-kampf-pdf-version , page 314, for the full context.
And yes, the passage doubtless has Sanger in view, but there is no escaping the fact that fascism is Hitler’s chosen vehicle to achieve this eugenic utopia, as this line from the same paragraph makes clear:
“In this matter the State must assert itself as the trustee of a millennial future, in face of which the egotistic desires of the individual count for nothing and will have to give way before the ruling of the State.”
In other words, the almighty state owns your children, because your children are the fodder needed for the utopian quest of a perfected humanity, which only the fully collectivist State is equipped to pursue. To channel Mr. Rogers, Can you spell fascism?
The remainder of the quote is an interpretation of Mein Kampf provided by Lapin, who in this fictitious letter is channeling Hitler writing from Hell, much as CS Lewis did in Screwtape Letters. Here’s the full Lapin quote:
Finally dear Julius, you will remember what I frequently said and wrote in Mein Kampf: ‘The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people(7).’ I explained that as long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. It is truly heartwarming to see how well this lesson has been learned by American government. In the name of the children, incursions into the private lives of American citizens have been made that we Nazis would have gazed at with open mouthed admiration. Does it matter that our bodies failed as long as our spirit still triumphs?
And this I found on FR here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/704277/posts?page=151, post 159, to be exact.
A prescient post by RedWhiteBlue, I dare say.
Good research! Whatever the date, the first part is from MK.
“As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. was added by someone else and is not in MK.