By William Federer
“Nazi” is the abbreviation of National Socialist Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Arbeiterpartei).Its leader was Adolph Hitler, who became Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933.Hitler began implementing a plan of universal healthcare, with no regard for conscience.Read as PDF …
The New York Times reported October 10, 1933:“Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move …The Ministry of Justice … explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient … in the interest of true humanity …”
The New York Times continued:”The Catholic newspaper Germania hastened to observe: ‘The Catholic faith binds the conscience of its followers not to accept this method’ …In Lutheran circles, too, life is regarded as something that God alone can take …Euthanasia … has become a widely discussed word in the Reich … No life still valuable to the State will be wantonly destroyed.”
When Germany’s economy suffered, expenses had to be cut from the national healthcare plan, such as keeping alive handicapped, insane, chronically ill, elderly and those with dementia.They were considered “lebensunwertes leben” — life unworthy of life.
Then criminals, convicts, street bums, beggars and gypsies, considered “leeches” on society, met a similar fate.
In the United States, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., took the fateful step to “play God” in his infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell decision, that “for the protection and health of the state,” those deemed intellectually disabled should be forcibly sterilized by the government:”Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
Founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, organized the World Population Conference in 1927.A featured speaker was Eugen Fischer, who, prior to World War I, ran a concentration campin German-controlled Namibia where he performed gruesome medical experiments on Africans.
His pseudo-science research on eugenics, Principles of Human Heredity and Race Hygiene, was read by Hitler in prison and became a basis for Hitler’s racial superiority in Mein Kampf.Eugen Fischer’s work led to the Nazi Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring, 1933, which caused hundred’s of mixed-race German-Africans and French-Africans to be subjected to compulsory sterilization.
An associate of Margaret Sanger was eugenicist Madison Grant, founder of the New York Zoological Society.He put an African pygmy from the Congo Mbuti tribe, Ota Benga, in a cage in the Monkey House of his Bronx Zoo.Grant wrote the racist Darwinian book The Passing of the Great Race, which Hitler not only read, but sent him a thank you letter.
Margaret Sanger stated January 1, 1932:”Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”Sanger founded a magazine, The Birth Control Review.In the April 1933 edition, her magazine published the article “Eugenic Sterilization” by German eugenicist Ernst Rudin, considered “father of racial hygiene” for the National Socialist Workers Party.
Ernst Rudin recommended that the state prevent hereditary defective genes from passing to future generations by those considered inferior “under mankind” — “untermensch.”
The National Socialist Workers Party labeled the Aryan race as “herrenvolk” (master race) and “ubermensch” (super mankind).Aryan etymology originated in Iran, from where the Indo-Iranian people group descended.
The National Socialist Workers Party enacted unconscionable plans to reduce the population and purge the human gene pool of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, Negroes, and other whom they considered “inferior.”As a result, 6 millions of Jews, and millions of others, were barbarically killed in gruesome gas chambers and ovens.
Nazis anatomists harvested human body parts from prisoners for scientific research and gruesome laboratory experimentation.
One cannot help but see similarities between Nazi medical experimentation with human body parts and recent headlines:
- “Planned Parenthood exec, fetal body parts subject of controversial video” (CNN, 7/15/15);
- “New Documents Prove Planned Parenthood Illegally Profited From Selling Aborted Baby Parts,” (LifeNews.com);
- “Planned Parenthood Harvests Baby Parts” (Plam.org);
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan described New York Governor’s Reproductive Health Act which allows killing of babies as they are being born, as “ghoulish, grisly, gruesome” (Fox and Friends, 1/28/19);
- “Report: China still harvesting organs from prisoners at a massive scale” (CNN, 6/24/16).
In 1948, Lawrence Sullivan wrote in The Case Against Socialized Medicine: A Constructive Analysis of the Attempt to Collectivize American Medicine (Washington, DC: The Statesman Press)“Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of life? Lenin thought so. He declared socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.”
The American Medical Association printed this quote in a pamphlet, and in the early 1960s recruited Ronald Reagan, then president of the Screen Actors Guild, for a campaign to educate the nation.Called “Operation Coffee Cup,” an LP recording was produced titled “Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine,” in which he stated:”One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project …Congressman Ferrand introduced the Ferrand Bill … that all people of social security age should be brought under a program of compulsory health insurance … He said ‘If we can only break through and get our foot inside the door, then we can expand the program after that.’”
U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated in 1977:”When the first 273,000 German aged, infirm and retarded were killed in gas chambers there was no outcry from that medical profession … and it was not far from there to Auschwitz.”
British Journalist Malcolm Muggeridge explained:”We have … for those that have eyes to see, an object lesson in what the quest for ‘quality of life’ without reference to ‘sanctity of life’ can involve …The origins of the Holocaust lay, not in Nazi terrorism … but in … Germany’s acceptance of euthanasia and mercy-killing as humane and estimable.”
Exemplifying this socialist ideology in the U.S., the Federal government engaged in a 40-year-long Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, where black men infected with syphilis were allowed to die while government health-care workers documented the disease’s progression.
The next victims of statism were political prisoners. In the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote:”Over there people are groaning and dying and in psychiatric hospitals. Doctors are making their evening rounds … injecting people with drugs which destroy their brain … There are tens of thousands of political prisoners in our country … under compulsory psychiatric treatment.”
In 1933, just one month after Hitler was made Germany’s Chancellor, there was a crisis.Germany’s capitol building — the Reichstag — was attacked and set on fire under suspicious conditions.Historians implicate Hitler and his supporters as being responsible in what is termed a “false flag” event — a crisis perpetrated by deep-state government insiders which could be blamed on Hitler’s innocent political opponents to create a panic of sufficient magnitude to induce the population to surrender their freedoms and to implement a purge.
Immediately after the Reichstag fire, Hitler declared the “Fire Act,” February 28, 1933, which nullified civil liberties and suspended basic rights.In the midst of this national frenzy, Hitler swiftly arrested his political opponents and had them shot without a trial.
The Nazi Minister of Propaganda was Joseph Goebbels, who famously defined “fake news”:“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Goebbels’ propaganda methods were studied in the U.S. after WWII, most notably in Solomon Asch’s Conformity Experiment.
Students were brought into a classroom and shown two cards:
- the first had one line on it, and
- the second had three lines, one the same length as the first card, another longer and another shorter.
All student were paid actors, except one naive participant.One by one, the paid actors said the wrong length matched the first card. Last was the naive participant’s turn to answer.
So strong was the desire to fit in and be accepted, that 30 percent of naive participants denied their own perception in order to conform with the group.This method of promoting agendas through peer pressure and the manipulation of one’s desire for acceptance has been integrated into classroom education, television sitcoms, news reporting, social media platforms, and political campaigning.It most recently is used in the advancement of novel sexual agendas, which many privately consider contrary to biology but are afraid to express so publicly for fear of being shamed, ridiculed or ostracized.
Goebbels propaganda methods utilized cinema and immense Super Bowl-size choreographed gatherings.
Hitler rose to power with the help of violent homosexual activists called Brownshirts, who organized social unrest, street riots, vandalism, and boycotts of Jewish businesses.Like disrupters of speakers on modern-day college campuses, or ANTIFA or BLM protest organizers, the Brownshirts violently stormed into and disrupted meetings of opposing parties.Once securely in power, Hitler had the Brownshirts killed in the Night of the Long Knives, thus eliminating competition and giving the public impression of cracking down on law-breakers.
Hitler swayed the public with mesmerizing speeches.
He then confiscated weapons from law-abiding citizens.An SA Oberführer warned of an ordinance by the provisional Bavarian Minister of the Interior:”The deadline set … for the surrender of weapons will expire on March 31, 1933. I therefore request the immediate surrender of all arms …Whoever does not belong to one of these named units (SA, SS, and Stahlhelm) and … keeps his weapon without authorization or even hides it, must be viewed as an enemy of the national government and will be held responsible without hesitation and with the utmost severity.”
Foreshadowing present-day political candidates, Heinrich Himmler, head of Nazi S.S. (“Schutzstaffel”-Protection Squadron), announced:”Germans who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A. Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”Disarming the civilian population was a necessary step in state control, as Vladimir Lenin explained: “One man with a gun can control 100 without one. “George Mason, a founding father from Virginia, stated:”To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”Noah Webster wrote:”Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed.”Machiavelli wrote:”It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willing one who is unarmed.”Theoretical arguments for disarming citizens become indefensible when faced with actual situations:
- disarmed North Koreans being sentenced to labor camps;
- disarmed Nigerians being killed by Islamist Boko Haram;
- disarmed Iranians being killed by their fundamentalist state; and
- disarmed Venezuelans being killed by a corrupt dictator.
WND published the headline, Feb. 3, 2021:”Dems push psychological evaluations for gun owners and ‘family members’ — Measure also includes massive insurance fees.”
In 1938, when a suspected homosexual youth shot a Nazi diplomat in Paris, it was used as an excuse to confiscate all firearms from Jews.German newspapers printed, November 10, 1938:“Jews Forbidden to Possess Weapons By Order of SS Reichsführer Himmler, Munich …’Persons who, according to the Nürnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.’”
The New York Times, November 9, 1938, reported:”The Berlin Police … announced that … the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been ‘disarmed’ with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition.Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment.”
Of the Waffengesetz (Nazi Weapons Law), March 18, 1938, Hitler stated at a dinner talk, April 11, 1942 (Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, 2nd Edition, 1973, p. 425-6, translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens):”The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing …So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order.”
The Church had allowed Hitler to rise to power because of Germany’s version of separation of church and state.For centuries the German Church had embraced pietism, which, on one hand, emphasized a genuine personal relationship with God; but on the other hand, focused so much on the personal side that it abandoned responsibility to influence the state.Martin Luther King, Jr., later declared:“The church must be reminded that it is … the conscience of the state.”
Hitler at first pretended to be sympathetic to Christianity in order to get elected.He duped naive Christian ministers with his placating rhetoric, but once in power he dispensed with the pretense and revealed his nazified social Darwinism and open hostility toward Christianity.
Recently headlines indicate a similar phenomenon is occurring in communist China:
- “China Trying to ‘Rewrite the Bible,’ Force Churches to Sing Communist Anthems (The Christian Post, 9/28/18);
- “In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture. China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text (The Guardian, 1/13/19).
Goebbels confided in The Goebbels Diaries 1939-1941, that in reality, Hitler “hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.”
Hitler forced old traditional military generals to retire, thus purging his administration of any still retaining a remnant of “archaic” Judeo-Christian values, who might resist him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated December 15, 1941:”To Hitler, the church … is a monstrosity to be destroyed by every means.”
Hitler attempted to “nazify” German Protestant Churches.Ministers who resisted were imprisoned, such as Rev. Martin Niemöller, a founder of the Confessing Church.A profound statement of Niemöller‘s, of which several variant versions exist, is:”In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
FDR stated in his State of the Union Address, January 6, 1942:”The world is too small … for both Hitler and God …Nazis have now announced their plan for enforcing their … pagan religion all over the world … by which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by Mein Kampf and the swastika.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated of Hitler, December 15, 1941:“Government to him is not the servant … of the people but their absolute master and the dictator of their every act …The rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which seemed to the Founders of the Republic inalienable, were, to Hitler and his fellows, empty words …”
FDR continued:“Hitler advanced: That the individual human being has no rights whatsoever in himself … no right to a soul of his own, or a mind of his own, or a tongue of his own, or a trade of his own; or even to live where he pleases or to marry the woman he loves;That his only duty is the duty of obedience, not to his God, not to his conscience, but to Adolf Hitler …His only value is his value, not as a man, but as a unit of the Nazi state.”
Winston Churchill, in From War to War (Second World War, Vol. 1, ch. 4, p. 50) described Hitler’s Mein Kampf as: “… the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message.”
Hitler was initially going to allow Jews to be deported to Palestine, but the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Amin al-Husseini, who met with Hitler, also held anti-Jewish views.
Beginning in 1931, al-Husseini attempted to follow Hitler’s example by expelling Jews from Palestine, as the Muslim Brotherhood would also do in Egypt.
Mufti al-Husseini recruited 30,000 Bosnian Muslims to join Hitler’s Waffen-SS.Hitler gave al-Husseini financial assistance, and then asylum in 1941, with the honorary rank of an SS Major-General
During the final battle in Berlin in April of 1945, as allied forces closed in on Hitler’s bunker, they confronted a hundred Muslims of the Mufti’s Arab Legion making their last suicidal stand.
Hitler’s view was the Nazi’s had the right solution but the wrong religion, stating:”Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers (732 AD) … then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world.”
Hitler stated of the Nazis:”The peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France.”>
According to Albert Speer, Third Reich’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, Hitler stated in private:”The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity … with its meekness and flabbiness?”
A leader of the Confessing Church who resisted Hitler was Dietrich Bonhoeffer.Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born FEBRUARY 4, 1906.
He studied in New York in 1930, where he met Frank Fisher, an African-American seminarian who introduced him to Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.
He was inspired by African-American spirituals and the preaching of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., who helped Bonhoeffer turn “from phraseology to reality,” motivating him to stand up against injustice.
Bonhoeffer helped found the Confessing Church in Germany, which refused to be intimidated by Hitler into silence.He stated:”Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.”This view was derived from Proverbs 24:11-12:“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it.For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and he knows you knew! And he will reward everyone according to his deeds.”(TLB)
In his book, The Cost of Discipleship,Bonhoeffer rebuked nominal Christians:“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession.Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.”
This was similar to what William Penn wrote when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, 1668″Christ’s cross is Christ’s way to Christ’s crown … The unmortified Christian and the heathen are of the same religion, and the deity they truly worship is the god of this world.It is a false notion that they may be children of God while in a state of disobedience to his holy commandments, and disciples of Jesus though they revolt from his cross.”
Bonhoeffer stated in a 1932 sermon:”The blood of martyrs might once again be demanded, but this blood, if we really have the courage and loyalty to shed it, will not be innocent, shining like that of the first witnesses for the faith.On our blood lies heavy guilt, the guilt of the unprofitable servant.”” align=”left”>
Dietrich Bonhoeffer warned Germans not to slip into the cult of Führer (leader) worship, as he could turn out to be a Verführer (mis-leader, seducer).” align=”right”>
Jimmy Carter wrote in his book Sources of Strength, 1997:”Rev. Niebuhr urged Dietrich Bonhoeffer to remain in America for his own safety. Bonhoeffer refused. He felt he had to be among the other Christians persecuted in Germany.So he returned home, and … in resistance to Hitler…preached publicly against Nazism, racism, and anti-semitism …Bonhoeffer was finally arrested and imprisoned.”
Of his return to Germany, Bonhoeffer wrote:”Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers.For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes.”
Jimmy Carter continued:”Dietrich Bonhoeffer died April 9, 1945, just a few days before the allied armies liberated Germany. He was executed on orders of Heinrich Himmler. He died a disciple and a martyr …”
Carter added:”The same Holy Spirit … that gave Bonhoeffer the strength to stand up against Nazi tyranny is available to us today.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer challenged:”To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ”
On February 16, 2002, Dr. James Dobson told the National Religious Broadcasters:”Those of you who feel that the church has no responsibility in the cultural area …What if it were 1943 and you were in Nazi Germany and you knew what Hitler was doing to the Jews … Would you say, ‘We’re not political-that’s somebody else’s problem’?”
Dobson concluded:”I thank God Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not give that answer, and he was arrested by the Nazis and hanged in 1945, naked and alone because he said, ‘This is not right.’”—