Friday, January 26, 2007

The White Rose Society

I am waiting for Lizz Brown from the "Wake Up Call" to call but it does not seem like she will. I went to the website given to me by the media person of SOAW about Lizz Brown's show...It is called The White Rose Society. I looked up this White Rose Society. It was first named as the non-violent resistance of a few students in Germany during WWII. They produced some leaflets for the German people. As I read the first one, I put the words "American" people in and changed Hilter to Bush...It was striking the message......I will cut and paste it here. It is rather long, I apologize for that. I wanted to pare it down but it resisted paring. So be it...







The Leafets of the White Rose Society










The Leafets of the White Rose Society


The First Leaflet
Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be "governed" without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes - crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure - reach the light of day? If the German people are already so corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand, frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order in history; if they surrender man's highest principle, that which raises him above all other God's creatures, his free will; if they abandon the will to take decisive action and turn the wheel of history and thus subject it to their own rational decision; if they are so devoid of all individuality, have already gone so far along the road toward turning into a spiritless and cowardly mass - then, yes, they deserve their downfall. Goethe speaks of the Germans as a tragic people, like the Jews and the Greeks, but today it would appear rather that they are a spineless, will-less herd of hangers-on, who now - the marrow sucked out of their bones, robbed of their center of stability - are waiting to be hounded to their destruction. So it seems - but it is not so. Rather, by means of a gradual, treacherous, systematic abuse, the system has put every man into a spiritual prison. Only now, finding himself lying in fetters, has he become aware of his fate. Only a few recognized the threat of ruin, and the reward for their heroic warning was death. We will have more to say about the fate of these persons. If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer; then even the last victim will have been cast senselessly into the maw of the insatiable demon. Therefore every individual, conscious of his responsibility as a member of Christian and Western civilization, must defend himself against the scourges of mankind, against fascism and any similar system of totalitarianism. Offer passive resistance - resistance - wherever you may be, forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine before it is too late, before the last cities, like Cologne, have been reduced to rubble, and before the nation's last young man has given his blood on some battlefield for the hubris of a sub-human. Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure.

2 comments:

Lizz Brown said...

Hi,

I my name is Maria Long and I book the shows for Lizz Brown. Lizz had a breaking story that she had to cover but she wants to interview you. I will make certain that we get you on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Thanks
Maria Long

Colleen said...

Tina,

The story of some members of the White Rose Society is featured in a recent documentary, Sophie Scholl. It's a great story and incredibly moving. I randomly rented it a couple of weeks ago from Hollywood Video.