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Kitty Werthmann tells a powerful story about growing up during the third reich.
Say Any Thing Blog Spot ^ | 2/22/2010 | Kitt Werthmann

Posted on 03/26/2010 5:58:08 AM PDT by GailA

“What I am about to tell you is something you’ve 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. I’ve 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 didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t 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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Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years after 1938 to realize full dictatorship
1 posted on 03/26/2010 5:58:09 AM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA; ExTexasRedhead; GOP_Lady; Mrs. Don-o

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

“After America , There is No Place to Go”


2 posted on 03/26/2010 6:00:34 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

No matter how many times it happens, liberals brush it off and say “it can’t happen here.”


3 posted on 03/26/2010 6:06:21 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I miss having a First LADY.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

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.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 6:14:29 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

They are going to find out the hard way that it can happen here, if we don’t stop it


5 posted on 03/26/2010 6:17:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GailA

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!


6 posted on 03/26/2010 6:24:50 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: GailA

Wake up AMERICA!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/26/2010 6:26:49 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfW9ubP0wYo


8 posted on 03/26/2010 6:32:36 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: DuncanWaring
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.

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.

9 posted on 03/26/2010 6:34:03 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: GailA; GOP_Lady; seekthetruth; freekitty; jesseam; GOPsterinMA; Nachum; Free ThinkerNY; ...

We’re seeing it all over again. Welcome to 1933 Germany.


10 posted on 03/26/2010 6:37:27 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: GailA

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.


11 posted on 03/26/2010 6:37:57 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: GailA

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.


12 posted on 03/26/2010 6:40:19 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Governor Palin backs RINO extraordinaire Juan McPain (and that just sucks!))
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To: CitizenUSA

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.


13 posted on 03/26/2010 6:46:32 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity
I believe that with our culture of large TVs, new cars and iPods we will need only 15% national unemployment before looting begins.

Precisely why I just ordered another 20 round drum for my Saiga 12.

14 posted on 03/26/2010 6:47:57 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("We are as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and we are all gun-men.")
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To: GailA

bookmark for later.


15 posted on 03/26/2010 6:48:49 AM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Voter62vb

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.


16 posted on 03/26/2010 6:56:47 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

Fascinating in more ways than one. Thanks for posting.


17 posted on 03/26/2010 6:57:49 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: exit82

That’s true.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 6:58:06 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Marty62

They own the MSM, that is where most of slick willie’s ‘appointed’ friends went after he left the WH.


19 posted on 03/26/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

Bump


20 posted on 03/26/2010 7:17:17 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: CitizenUSA
...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...

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.

21 posted on 03/26/2010 7:17:58 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Are Christians allowed to eat deviled eggs?)
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To: GailA
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years after 1938 to realize full dictatorship

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

22 posted on 03/26/2010 7:19:04 AM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: CitizenUSA
  1. Soap box
  2. Ballot Box
  3. Jury Box
  4. Cartridge Box
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." - Tenche Coxe (introduction to his discussion, and support, of the 2nd Amend) "Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution" Philadelphia Federal Gazette, 18 June 1789, pg.2

Can we? Yes, We Can!

Will we? Probably not any time soon. I just hope we don't wait too long.

23 posted on 03/26/2010 7:35:51 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: GailA

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.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 7:54:24 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09! WTFU!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


25 posted on 03/26/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Celerity
There may not be a “Russian Army” to worry about.

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 ???

26 posted on 03/26/2010 8:13:16 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

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.


27 posted on 03/26/2010 8:22:01 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

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)

Party On!


28 posted on 03/26/2010 9:00:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Gilbo_3

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.


29 posted on 03/26/2010 9:10:10 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: henkster; All

“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.”

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.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 9:13:40 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: GailA

Oh yes..and remember the Repubs didn’t have the guts to Impeach the Pig.


31 posted on 03/26/2010 9:14:53 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: GailA

bump


32 posted on 03/26/2010 9:16:18 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GailA

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.


33 posted on 03/26/2010 9:18:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GailA

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.


34 posted on 03/26/2010 9:44:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: DuncanWaring
“In twenty years a major European country will be shoveling people into ovens by the trainload” you would have been thought a lunatic.

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.

35 posted on 03/26/2010 11:05:42 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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.....another 20 round drum for my Saiga 12.

Aren't the 12- and 14-round box mags a lot wieldier?

36 posted on 03/26/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Dick Holmes

There were very few democracies in Europe at the time. Most countries were fascist in one way or the other.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 11:08:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Celerity
The opposite is true : They want them here, and they want them to feel prone.

Prone to what? Clumsiness?

38 posted on 03/26/2010 11:14:05 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

The 20 round drums are heavy, but not too unwieldy. You are correct they are clumsier than the box mags.


39 posted on 03/26/2010 11:36:38 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("We are as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and we are all gun-men.")
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To: lentulusgracchus

That’s twenty years to “one significant figure”. Plus or minus five. ;-)


40 posted on 03/26/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Prone to what?

Prone, as in "face down on the ground in submission", I would guess.

41 posted on 03/26/2010 12:46:02 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GailA

bflr


42 posted on 03/26/2010 1:59:53 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

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!


43 posted on 03/26/2010 2:08:13 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Adder

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!


44 posted on 03/26/2010 2:10:57 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Marty62

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.


45 posted on 03/26/2010 2:14:44 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...
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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.

46 posted on 03/26/2010 3:35:38 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

History repeating itself; never again is ringing hollow!


47 posted on 03/26/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: GailA
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years after 1938 to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought it to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism.

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.

48 posted on 03/26/2010 5:10:15 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: henkster
The anchor babies will be the runs running the ovens.

Brings on a whole new meaning to "doing the jobs Americans won't."

49 posted on 03/26/2010 5:13:41 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: LucyT

Hitler addressing enthusiastic crowd after the annexation [Anschluß] of Austria

50 posted on 03/26/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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