Skip to comments.Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:59:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
According to Lamar Advertising's Montgomery office, the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries, based in Opelika, Ala.
Hitler's quote traces back to his speeches of the '30s, and has historically been tied to the Nazi youth programs.
The billboard went up Friday and will be taken down Tuesday, per LSM's request.
"We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion.
"We are a childrens organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less."LSM was founded in 1996 and now has "six school buses and a magnificent facility of its own where hundreds of boys and girls are brought from around 20 different rough and tough locations throughout Opelika and Auburn," according to the site's about page.
Pulbik skoolz. Nuff said?
It I’m quoting the Bible on a billboard, and I need a quote from a different source to give the sign greater credibility, I always think of A. Hitler first.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side”, I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already. . . .”
What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community
Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) Source: 1933, quoted in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Education in the Third Reich
“For the hand that rocks the cradle, is the hand that rules the world.”
Same thought, better source.
‘Pulbik skoolz. Nuff said?’
Try reading it again.
the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries, based in Opelika, Ala.
Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard ShawFrom LSMs about page. The same G.B. Shaw who said this, in fact:
The moment we face it frankly, we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?This LSM bunch have some big problems.
I get the feeling they were juxtaposing the two, but that is not how it came off.
I’m guessing the Hitler quote was slamming public schools but, again, that is not how it comes off.