General Dwight Eisenhower warned us
My friends, the following mini-essay re General Eisenhower and the Holocaust was sent to me by a Viet Nam Veteran who was awarded the Silver Star for Valor in armed combat with the enemy. He is disturbed by the widespread disconnect between our young Americans (and their media contemporaries) and the realities of history, which many of us can still recall. Everyone needs to know the consequences of dictatorial rule by tyrants (in this case, Adolph Hitler during 1933-45 in Europe).
We tend to think such despots are spawned in an environment of poverty and deprivation. That was not the case with Hitler. He emerged from a Christian nation (Germany), where the stardard of living, education, and media communication were very high. Hitler had even been elected to high office. The principal factor in his emergence was a public sloth/disinterest in national politics, i.e. the people with influence stood aside and let him and his Munich beer hall buddies arise under the veil of "change and hope". Sound familiar? Scary.
What are you doing to influence history? Are you helping a candidate? Have you considered being a candidate? Have you encouraged anybody to be a candidate? Do you know any of the candidates?.....what they want to achieve (other than be re-elected)? Do you know anything about any candidate other than what you see or read staged in the media? Do you study anything about candidates? See what I mean?
Think about it; if you feel uneasy, that is a start toward your civic participation and enhanced awareness toward the future...which YOU
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect: "Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened."
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it "offended" the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated while the German and Russian peoples looked the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people worldwide!
Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center "never happened" because it offends some Muslim in the U.S.??????
Don't just delete this. It will take just a minute to pass this along.
/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.