The United States has only seen the face of war one time. That time was during the Civil War and was mostly in the Southern states from 1861 to 1865. It was an ugly time of brother against brother and the first time total war was practiced on the civilian population by General William T. Sherman.
In this the US has been blessed, but Europe, of course cannot say the same.
The movie The Monument Men shows how the face of war came very close to destroying all that was beautiful in the arts and historical artifacts. If it had not been for a small, dedicated team that searched for, recovered, protected and returned the arts that had been stolen by the Hitler regime, imagine how intellectually poor the world would be.
Hitler was planning on being the victor of the Second World War. He sent his minions out to collect and store all of the arts he enjoyed as inventory for his great Hitler Museum.
As he fancied himself a great artist, he knew exactly the pieces he desired. Many were in the Louvre, many were in private collections, such as the Rothschild’s.
Those artists whose work he didn’t care for were pulled from any and all sources and burned.
Contemporary artists like Picasso were beneath his high opinion, therefore no one else was allowed to like or enjoy them either.
How very coincidental.
Hitler was a censor and an oppressor, and those were the least of his bad qualities.
No one dared to stand up to him allowing him to cause untold destruction and misery.
The US is facing the same kind of potential travesty of freedom, and it cannot happen.
By allowing social media outlets like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to censor who is free to put out information and who is not, the US and the world are at the beginning of a real issue of freedom and the American way of life.
This censorship is like Hitler’s defiance of the Treaty of Versailles. It was step one and the new social media censorship is at step one.
This cannot be permitted. The First Amendment is protection against censorship.
Another disturbing movie The Book Thief, brought to life what happens if step one is breached and permitted to thrive. This true story of an adopted German girl named Liesel whose family were caught in the terrible time of Hitler and the Third Reich is heart wrenching in its tragedy.
Her family was hiding a Jew in their basement, and had been for quite a while. He was the son of the man who had saved her father’s life during the First World War.
They were frightened to death when German soldiers came into town and were inspecting basements in people’s homes. The people under Hitler had no personal rights, they could not disallow the soldier from entering. They managed to hide the young man and escape detection, but it was a nerve wracking affair.
The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guards against unlawful search and seizures, while setting guidelines for search warrants and other ways to legally enter a home.
That wasn’t the only time absolute law ran into Liesel’s family.
A man who had lived in the village his whole life was drug from his business one day, beaten and taken away by the Gestapo.
He was charged with being a Jew because of his surname. His name was spelled with one letter less than a typical Jewish name that sounded the same. He kept yelling that he was a German and he was not a Jew. The whole village stood around to watch. No one protested at all because of their fear.
The only one to come forward was Liesel’s father. He vouched for the man and earned a head injury from the Gestapo. They took his name as they left the area. As his wife tended his wound, he cried because he was terrified that his actions would cause them all to be taken away to the death camps.
Seems history is doomed to repeat itself. We are seeing a small example of guilty by accusation in the news today concerning the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, but this example is not the only one. Someone casts out an accusation, sans proof, of course, and the media circus and the Soros paid protesters are running to the gallows, screaming for blood.
It is no better than the time of Hitler. Someone is accused without any concrete evidence, and they are guilty. Maybe they aren’t (yet) sent to a death camp, but even if cleared from the charges, the residual taint is a long time fading.
The time to stand up is now. The time to put a stop to this is today. Mob rule is testing us. They are hoping we will be soft and complacent. Good Americans MUST NOT let this pass as acceptable.
The first line of defense can be formed on November 6th, 2018. Everyone must vote for the protection of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Those who want “socialism” or worse, sharia law must be stopped in November!
Remember, Socialism is just the training bra of Communism. It gets the populace used to the tight restriction building up to the total loss of personal freedoms and wealth in favor of the “State”.
Everyone has a stake in this game. If one allows for a faction to be persecuted and say nothing, who will be there to protest when it turns on the same one who said nothing?
Make a mark today, be sure to vote and do not be silent!
Candice Hardin is the editor of Bohemian Renaissance, a free literary magazine for emerging writers and artists to showcase their works in a non-profit atmosphere. It operates on the generosity of those who appreciate what it is doing and is available in traditional print as well as a downloadable form on the website, bohemianrenaissance.com. Bohemian Renaissance is a 501-3(c) organization, which allows all donations to be tax deductible. Please visit our website and accept our gratitude for all of those who are willing to see this magazine reach its goal of higher distribution and enjoyment of all.
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