Skip to comments.Kitty Werthmann tells a powerful story about growing up during the third reich.
Posted on 03/26/2010 5:58:08 AM PDT by GailA
What I am about to tell you is something youve probably never heard, nor will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I will not tell you that the German chancellor took Austria by tanks and guns. I will not distort history.
We Austrians elected him by a landslide 98% of the vote. Ive never read that in any American publication. Everyone thinks that the Germans rolled in with tanks and took Austria by force. Not at all.
In 1938, Austria was in deep depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily.Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didnt want to work; there simply werent any jobs. My mother was a kind Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people about 30 daily.
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No matter how many times it happens, liberals brush it off and say “it can’t happen here.”
If you had gone around in 1920 telling people “In twenty years a major European country will be shoveling people into ovens by the trainload” you would have been thought a lunatic.
They are going to find out the hard way that it can happen here, if we don’t stop it
This is a very good read. The Comment section is also very informative.
>The banality of evil.
>Universal Healthcare where you have everyone pay, a smaller set beneifit, and exterminate the set that is a burden.
>Educated people, some even with Doctorates.
>In comment section - redirection of focus on Christianity (religion) as the evil. Always redirect, focus, inflame when the real issue is more about the perversion of unquestioned power and authority. Any group can attain that evil. The Dems ARE that banal evil: they WILL NOT BE QUESTIONED!!! OBAMA WILL NOT BE QUESTIONED.
Good stuff. Thanks for posting!
Wake up AMERICA!!!!!!
If, in 1989, when Reagan left office, someone told you in 20 years, we would have a black Muslim Marxist as President, who would seek the active destruction of America, people would have thought you a lunatic.
We’re seeing it all over again. Welcome to 1933 Germany.
Only until the evils of this Fascist Reality that the Democrats have just forced on the American is felt by the media types FAMILIES will you get at least a similance of truth.
But then the Democrats will have instituted censorship regarding ANY nefetive comments on Obamacare and it’s progeny.
It’s all about baby steps, and the left has been taking them for decades. People are angry at health care reform, but it’s only another incremental step. Government long ago unlawfully seized the power to regulate virtually anything (via the Commerce Clause). They can LEGALLY confiscate any or all income and redistribute it for any purpose.
Politicians already believe they have the right to do as they please. Now they are only haggling over the details.
Don’t put too much faith in guns, either. They don’t have to confiscate them. So long as they keep taking baby steps, most gun owners will never reach the point of open rebellion. Is civil war likely when they give the vote to millions of new citizens and convicted felons? Maybe, but probably not.
Don’t count on the courts either. They’ve been stacking them for decades. Even the Supreme Court hangs by a thread, only one appointment from being controlled by the hard left. The lower courts are stacked with some of the most extreme ideologues you will ever know!
We conservatives are running out of chances to turn the country back from the abyss, especially peaceful ones. I don’t think it’s over, but how many more opportunities are we going to get? Not many. Let’s make 2010 and 2012 count for all they are worth. We may not get another chance.
A Dictator isn’t interested in getting unemployment taken care of - Not yet. It must reach 20% or higher. I believe that with our culture of large TVs, new cars and iPods we will need only 15% national unemployment before looting begins.
There may not be a “Russian Army” to worry about. The invading army in our case is larger, more bloodthirsty, hates us on a personal level and moves silently. This is Islam.
Precisely why I just ordered another 20 round drum for my Saiga 12.
bookmark for later.
You’re welcome. It came in my morning email from TN Eagle Forum. The Eagle Forum has been on the front lines fighting this crap for decades. http://www.eagleforum.org/
I had the pleasure of hearing Ms Phylis S. speak many years ago, and I’ve been a believer ever since.
Most states have chapters. They also keep up with state legislation. Sign up for your state’s Eagle Forum email alerts.
Fascinating in more ways than one. Thanks for posting.
They own the MSM, that is where most of slick willie’s ‘appointed’ friends went after he left the WH.
I've been saying for the past several years that if the Feds ever control health care then that's how they will get us to give up our guns.
They will declare guns in the household a health/safety issue and if you want to continue receiving health care you must get rid of them.
Of course, this is predicated on them ever finding out you have them but that will come.
Austria was already a dictatorship. They hadn't had a democratic election since 1930. A good sketch of the story can be found here: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/austria/anschluss01.html
Can we? Yes, We Can!
Will we? Probably not any time soon. I just hope we don't wait too long.
Wow...what a story she tells.
Too many people would say that was then and this is no way the same.
Oh yes it is the same....
We are living it.
I PRAY we can stop this madness come November. Otherwise, just pull up the toga and succumb.
To get a degree in German I had to take several courses in German literature. As late as the 1980’s their literature consisted not of “It can’t happen here,” but rather “how did we allow this to happen?” German authors and playwrights came up with a number of pointed works on the subject, my favorite was “Biedermann und die Branstifter.” (Biedermann and the Arsonists). It’s a story of the average bourgeois man who lets three thugs live in his upstairs apartment. They openly tell him they are going to burn down the entire town, and brazenly go about their plans out in the open. Biedermann (which roughly translates as “everyman”) blew them off; he didn’t believe they would actually do it.
They did; they blew up, burned and destroyed the entire town, including Biedermann’s home. And he wrung his hands about how he didn’t think it would happen.
It can happen here. Nobody is immune. When our police and military are given orders to round up the “violent opponents” of the regime, they will follow orders and carry them out. Don’t put your faith in the “Oathkeepers.” They will eventually be strung up. Just like Stauffenberg, after it’s far too late.
hehehe...in the short term we are overwhelmed by the mexican 'army'...patiently demanding that gov 'do something' which actually is their duty...
once the unemployment and welfare burden gets high enuff, the anchor babies will be the first ones in the oven...maybe 2nd behind white CHRISTians ???
The anchor babies will be the runs running the ovens. It’s the independent middle class that is up for extermination. This isn’t Nazism, it’s Communism. We are the kulaks.
It would seem we witnessed a ‘Putsch’ not so many years ago.. the joint effort between foreign interests , complicit domestic media and liberals has set us on the same path.
They promise FRee beer gardens and sausage for all..
but conveniently don’t tell you how the sausage will be made or who pays for it.
(insert old German beer drinking song here)
No no no ... Anchor babies are what america NEEDS. It holds their parents at bay for fear of violent “persecution” and expulsion.
the Government will ALWAYS give the look that they are serious about Immigration. There will be countless tails of violent government agencies, La Migre vans with armed soldiers in them - rumors of people being slaughtered.
Because Fear is the weapon of the tyrant. Immigrants and Illegals are easy to keep under control of fear. And by having anchor babies on US Soil, their presence is always “on the edge”. They represent a complete demographic will not stand up against the tyrant, but WILL stand up against the Tyrant’s enemies (Christians, The Right, and armed populace.. etc)
The government will give the IDEA that they don’t want illegals here. The opposite is true : They want them here, and they want them to feel prone.
“It can happen here. Nobody is immune. When our police and military are given orders to round up the violent opponents of the regime, they will follow orders and carry them out. Dont put your faith in the Oathkeepers. They will eventually be strung up. Just like Stauffenberg, after its far too late.”
This, THIS - If you all walk away from this thread today, If you walk away from Free Republic today. THIS is the one line you should remember. This is the best thing written on here so far. It’s completely accurate : The Oathkeepers are a great order. It’s a noble idea. It will not work.
Oh yes..and remember the Repubs didn’t have the guts to Impeach the Pig.
Even before the Anschluss, the Austrian Nazis were so nasty towards Jews, that even the German Nazis had to tell them to tone it down.
I think Obama and the leftist ‘rats see Hugo Chavez as the model to follow.
It won’t work here. There would be a civil war first, if, for example, they imposed virtual censorship as in Venezuela.
And correctly so .... because they didn't even produce the Wannsee Protocol until Dec. 1940 and begin their railroad-car gas-chamber experiments until the next year, and didn't get the Death Machine really cranked up until a couple of years after that.
But your point is well taken.
Aren't the 12- and 14-round box mags a lot wieldier?
There were very few democracies in Europe at the time. Most countries were fascist in one way or the other.
Prone to what? Clumsiness?
The 20 round drums are heavy, but not too unwieldy. You are correct they are clumsier than the box mags.
That’s twenty years to “one significant figure”. Plus or minus five. ;-)
Prone, as in "face down on the ground in submission", I would guess.
I got a call to say that my ‘handful’ of bumper stickers were in I pick them up tomorrow.
$523 BILLION MEDICARE GUT & CUT, HOW’S THAT HOPE & CHANGE WORKING FOR YOU?
Next Time I order it will be OBAMACARE-—CASTRO APPROVED!
Have you heard Kim Commando’s ad about the National ID card? SCARY AS H! It will have all our bio metrics including DNA, all your life history on ONE CARD, maybe even your credit history! 666 sign of the beast!
Yes I remember all to well. Flipping one house will not be enough! I know we can’t take the veto proof majority in the Senate in 2010, but we can hold them at bay and in 2012 make both houses VERY CONSERVATIVE veto proof majorities. Watch carefully who you are voting for in NOV at the local level.
Dictatorship - noun, contemporary usage, dictatorship refers to an autocratic form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state.
Among the most extreme examples of a dictatorship in recent history were Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
(Some of you may remember I once posted that when visiting Auschwitz, I saw books and a lampshade bound/covered in human skin.)
Important older thread we previously missed.
Check out article, and # 4 , # 6 , # 12 , # 21 , # 25.
History repeating itself; never again is ringing hollow!
It's being rushed in this time. Many of us know they have the play book but far too many of us are putting our heads in the sand.
Brings on a whole new meaning to "doing the jobs Americans won't."
Hitler addressing enthusiastic crowd after the annexation [Anschluß] of Austria