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Thanks to Harry Browne of the Libertarian Party for bringing us this reminder. It’s a speech by Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, and delivered to the German people almost 65 years ago. Nearly every line was met with thunderous applause.
Any resemblance between this speech and those delivered by our current leaders such as Vice President Dick Cheney is purely coincidental.
“I ask, which leader is it today that has the vision, the willpower, and yes, the backbone to best protect us?
The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall with you tonight.
There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust our future and that man’s name is Adolph Hitler.
There are some crazy men who would kill us if they could. So Adolph Hitler has told us: ‘All private plans, all private lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public danger.’
But where is the national unity in this country when we need it most?
Now, while young Germans are dying in the mud in Czechoslovakia and the mountains of Poland, our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Social Democrats manic obsession to bring down our Fuhrer.
What has happened to the nation I’ve spent my life working in?
I can remember when Social Democrats believed that it was the duty of Germany to fight for freedom over tyranny.
Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Germans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today.
Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today’s Social Democratic leaders see Germany as an occupier, not a liberator.
And nothing makes me madder than someone calling German troops occupiers rather than liberators.
Tell that to the Czechs, Poles, Frenchmen, and Belgians who have been freed because Adolph Hitler led an army of liberators, not occupiers.
Tell that to the millions of men, women, and children who are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland to the Balkans, because Adolph Hitler built a military of liberators, not occupiers.
Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the German soldier. And our soldiers don’t just give freedom abroad; they preserve it for us here at home.
Right now, the world just cannot afford an indecisive Germany. Fainthearted, self-indulgence will put at risk all we care about in this world.
In this hour of danger, our Fuhrer has had the courage to stand up. And I am proud to stand up with him.
God bless this great country and God bless Adolph Hitler.”
The United States of America now has more than 725 military bases in 70 percent of the world. Regardless of what else happens in Iraq, we will have at least four more major military installations in that country to “protect our national interests” (oil) and from which we can conduct a military crusade to bring our brand of democracy to the rest of the Arab world without, of course, an Electoral College.
Meanwhile, far too many Americans continue to wonder why people hate us and continue to believe the story that the rest of the world envies our way of life.
“Published originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact.”