When I saw the attached article this morning, I knew I had to say something. To be quiet at times like this would be un-American, not patriotic.
This is a good history lesson. The GOP all the way back to Nixon considers voters dumb and do not remember the dirty tricks of the past. The icing on the cake is ” THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE GOD SENT US TRUMP”
I have also attached files that have a history of what happened in Germany during Hitler’s time. There was silence. Then the world paid a high price for it. We live in a democracy. If our democracy will survive, it needs people who all work together for its well-being. This nation got divided down the middle, with one side hating the other for the simple reason they disagree with their ideas. It appears politics has become a power struggle. The religious right is supporting this. They feel God has sent Donald Trump to save the United States. I hope for their sake. They are not trading their souls for a few judicial appointments to keep their friends with power in place.
Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda issued threats and applied intense pressure on the Churches to voice support for the war, and the Gestapo banned Church meetings for a few weeks. In the first few months of the war, the German Churches complied. No denunciations of the invasion of Poland, or the Blitzkrieg were issued. On the contrary, Bishop Marahrens gave thanks to God that the Polish conflict was over, and “that He has granted our armies a quick victory.” The Ministry for Church Affairs suggested that Church bells across Germany ring for a week in celebration, and that pastors and priests “flocked to volunteer as chaplains” for the German forces. The Catholic bishops asked their followers to support the war effort: “We appeal to the faithful to join in ardent prayer that God’s providence may lead this war to blessed success for Fatherland and people.” Likewise, the Evangelicals proclaimed: “We unite in this hour with our people in intercession for our Fuhrer and Reich, for all the armed forces, and for all who do their duty for the fatherland.”
HAS THIS WORLD TODAY FORGOT WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT WAR?
The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t un-see it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There’s no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.