William A. Alcott, M.D., The Use of Tobacco: Its Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Effects on The Human System (New York: Fowler and Wells, 1836), pp 16-17, Rev. George Trask, Letters on Tobacco (Fitchburg, Mass: Trask Pub, 1860), p 35, John Hinds, Ph.D., The Use of Tobacco (Nashville, Tenn: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1882), pp 63-64, and Meta Lander, The Tobacco Problem, 6th ed. (Boston: Lee and Shepard Pub, 1882), p 308.
|Germany in 2006 has the most pro-tobacco smoking regulations in Europe and one of the highest rates of tobacco use, with about one-third of adults being smokers, says the article "Germany may adopt stiffer smoking law" (Washington Times, 2 Dec 2006). Even its so-called 'progress' is essentially a farce:
(1) no meaningful controls on smoking in workplaces
(2) no smoke-free restaurants, instead allowing smoking rooms, which do not restrict the smoke unless they
(3) no ban in bars.
To read pertinent research on smoking in Germany, see, e.g., http://tc.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/2/e1 (or http://repositories.cdlib.org/postprints/1143/). For a more detailed report, see http://repositories.cdlib.org/ctcre/tcpmi/Germany2006/.
|“The Gestapo and its informers pursued people who expressed their divergence from Nazi antisemitism with a zeal that has led the foremost expert on the Gestapo conclude that all such cases were reported and investigated. Yet in all of Lower Franconia, a region with 840,663 people (in 1939)—a region in which, as in all regions of Germany, Germans expressed an enormous amount of dissent on a wide range of Nazi policies, including on the treatment of foreigners—during twelve years of Nazi rule, only fifty-two such cases, four per year, came to the attention of the Gestapo! In the still much larger jurisdiction of Munich between 1935 and 1944, only seventy people were tried for remarks critical of the eliminationist project. The number of [such] remarks was so small as to have been 'almost insignificant',” says Prof. Daniel J. Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996), pp 429-430, referencing Robert Gellately, The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy, 1933-1945 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), pp. 205-206, 58.
At p 591, Prof. Goldhagen notes concerning the above-cited critical remarks: “Even among this paltry number of critical remarks, some [German dissenters] did not contest the prevalent conception of Jews or the justice of the eliminationist program, but instead questioned the wisdom of the measures given the speakers' expectations that the Jews would take revenge on Germany (see [Gellately] pp. 208-209).” And: “Almost half of the Munich cases were dropped, so flimsy must they have been (p. 206).”
From p. 121: "Anxiety over the revenge that Germans, in their antisemitic stupor, fanstasized that the Jews would exact upon them [Germans] for the persecution also made some [Germans] ambivalent about their country's eliminationist assault on the Jews. This was expressedly repeatedly during the 1930s and then after the war began, especially with regard to the [Allied] bombing of Germany. So in November 1943, the president of the State Supreme Court in Braunschweig reported that there were many people who blamed the Nazi Party for the terror bombing, which it had caused by its treatment of the Jews. The fear of reprisals from the all-powerful Jews, even in the 1930s, and the destruction of Germany that Germans believed the Jews to be causing with the war, were of sufficient magnitude to prompt even dedicated antisemites to reconsider the wisdom of the national assualt on the Jews. Their attribution of responsibility for the leveling of German cities to the objectively impotent Jews is, by itself, proof positive of their adherence to a Nazified view of Jews."
|“The reader will have to get used to the German habit of blaming other countries for getting themselves invaded by Germans. . . . [Germans] apparently lost the power to think in other [more rational] terms.”—Herman Wouk, The Winds of War (Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1971), p 111.
Observe that that German attitude “starts . . . exactly as Adolf Hitler started all his speeches, by denouncing the Versailles Treaty as an injustice imposed on 103an honorable and trusting Germany by the cruel Allies. He [the German] does not mention the historical catch to that. German writers seldom do. In 1917 Lenin [with German help] overthrew the Kerensky government and [then himself under German attack] sued for a separate peace on the eastern front. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, dictated by the Germans [to prostrate Russia] over a year before the Treaty of Versailles, deprived Russia of a territory much larger than France and England combined, of almost sixty million inhabitants, and of almost all her heavy industry. It [the German-dictated treaty] was far harsher than the Versaillies Treaty.
“I used to bring up this little fact . . . whenever Versailles was mentioned. My German friends were invariably puzzled by the comparison. They thought it [that context, their own savage harsh treaty-writing behavior against a defeated nation] made no sense at all. The treaty of Versailles had happened to them; Brest-Litovsk had happened to the other fellow. In this reaction they were sincere. I cannot explain this national quirk of the Germans but it should never be forgotten . . . .,” pp 102-103.
|Note the coalition bringing Hitler to power: farmers, non-unionized lower middle class, poverty-stigmatizing middle class, misguided idealists, and 'religious' types, Protestant and Catholic. Source: John Toland, Adolf Hitler (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1976), Vol I, pp 253 and 255.
Less than a century later: "Neoconservatives have turned the Republican Party into a Brownshirt Party," says Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "The Party of Brownshirts" (16 April 2007).
|Hitler called German's "Manifest Destiny" Lebensraum. As a matter of perspective, recall from your grade school classes that America's lebensraum policy, "Manifest Destiny," had violently expanded the US from a sliver of 13 colonies along the Atlantic, to continent-wide! over the dead bodies of, e.g., Indians, blacks, and Mexicans.
Note that "it was America that amassed a history of xenophopbia and genocide that impressed even Adolf Hitler. [With Columbus' 1492 arrival] 150 years later nearly 90% of those Native Americans were gone, mostly due to diseases brought by the white invaders. After 1630, white Americans resorted to more aggressive genocide. Aside from the dozens of major anti-Indian wars sponsored by the U.S. government [remember General Sheridan's 'The only good Indian I ever saw was dead'?], American citizens in general . . . often went out of their way to slaughter Indians. Innocent Indians. Indian women and children asleep at night in their tipis. Even Indians under flags of truce. . . . 'poisoned meat and drink, smallpox-infected blankets, booby-trapped bodies, cannon charged with slugs, dogs unleashed on captives, and the execution of the wounded, women and children. . . . Indian women with children were dispatched with no more compunction than stray dogs. . . . Some white men . . . wrote a disgusted . . . missionary . . . "kill Indians just to try their pistols."'"— Prof. Michael P. Ghiglieri, Ph.D., The Dark Side of Man (Reading, MA.: Perseus Books, 1999), p 213.
"The U.S. Cavalry in the late nineteenth century was primarily a government instrument of genocide. As directed by Washington, D.C., it nearly extirpated all Plains Indians . . . By 1864, for example, General Philip Sheridan voiced U.S. policy this way: 'The only good Indian I ever saw was dead.' This was reworded to become the maxim of the U.S. Army: "The only good Indian is a dead Indian.' A more concise formula for genocide would be hard to find," p 162.
No wonder Adolf Hitler was "impressed."
|Poisoning has a long record of being used against one's enemies. For example, in 1623, British negotiators of a treaty with Indians near the Potomac River, under Chief Chiskiack, offered a toast "symbolizing eternal friendship." The British poisoned the Indians' food. The Indians (chief, family, advisers, and two hundred in the retinue), then died immediately of poisoning!—J. Leitch Wright, Jr., The Only Land They Knew (New York: Free Press, 1981), p 78.
Poisoning by the Spanish conquistadores is reported to have killed tens of millions of Indians in the 1500's, via smallpox, "anthrax, brucellosis, leptospirosis, trichinosis, and tuberculosis."—Charles C. Mann, "1491," 289 Atlantic Monthly (#3) 41-53, at 46 (March 2002).
tobacco's violent and behavior-altering effects on animals, p 129, tobacco's mind-altering, behavior-impairing effects on people, pp 345-372, tobacco-produced delirium, p 202 (concept cited by Dr. Lawrence C. Kolb, 1968), and examples of this effect, pp 326-344, including massacres in 1572 and 1871—ominous signs of things to come, if tobacco useage continued unabated.
"Cabaret" is reviewed by, e.g., Peter Kemp and Wikipedia.
|"Partem aliquam recte intelligere nemo potest, antequam totum, iterum atque iterum, periegerit."|
No one can rightly understand any part until he has read the whole again and again.
Meaning: Re-read these sites, and the references, and this one, "again and again" until you understand them in full.
Do like Eric A. Johnson. Take a decade, 10 years, to do this reading, studying, full-time.
Doctors have thoroughly researched the subject, ascertaining why cigarettes lead to crime, and found the explanation in the 1830's era. The explanation relates to cigarettes' massive quantities of toxic chemicals leading to brain damage impairing ethical and impulse controls. Doctors have been reporting for over a century that cigarettes' toxic chemicals cause brain damage.
|"Over 37 million people (one of every six Americans alive today)|
will die from cigarette smoking years before they otherwise would."
A few years earlier, the Royal College of Physicians of London, in its book, Smoking and Health Now (London: Pitman Medical and Scientific Publishing Co, 1971), p 9, had already declared the smoking-caused death toll to be a "holocaust" due to the then "annual death toll of some 27,500." If 27,500 deaths is a "holocaust," and it is, 37 million is (in contrast to Hitler's six million holocaust), a six fold+ holocaust. That is above the World War II "crimes against humanity" level for which prosecutions occurred.
The reason that cigarettes kill is that they contain and emit large quantities of toxic chemical emissions including carbon monoxide. Cigarettes are inherently dangerous. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking: 25 Years of Progress: a Report of the Surgeon General, Publication CDC 89-8411, Table 7, pp 86-87 (1989), lists examples of deleterious ingredients including but not limited to:
|acetaldehyde (1.4+ mg)||arsenic (500+ ng)||benzo(a)pyrene (.1+ ng)|
|cadmium (1,300+ ng)||crotonaldehyde (.2+ µg)||chromium (1,000+ ng)|
|ethylcarbamate 310+ ng)||formaldehyde (1.6+ µg)||hydrazine (14+ ng)|
|lead (8+ µg)||nickel (2,000+ ng)||radioactive polonium (.2+ Pci)|
Due to cigarettes' inherently deleterious nature and ingredients, they, when lit, emit deleterious emissions. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW), Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, PHS Pub 1103, Table 4, p 60 (1964), lists examples of cigarettes' deleterious emissions compared to the chemicals' "speed limits" (aka "threshold limit values," TLV's, set in the toxic chemical regulation 29 CFR § 1910.1000, available at your local library). Notice the limits:
|acetaldehyde||3,200 ppm||200.0 ppm|
|acrolein||150 ppm||0.5 ppm|
|ammonia||300 ppm||150.0 ppm|
|carbon monoxide||42,000 ppm||100.0 ppm|
|formaldehyde||30 ppm||5.0 ppm|
|hydrogen cyanide||1,600 ppm||10.0 ppm|
|hydrogen sulfide||40 ppm||20.0 ppm|
|methyl chloride||1,200 ppm||100.0 ppm|
|nitrogen dioxide||250 ppm||5.0 ppm|
Due to cigarettes' toxic chemicals far exceeding the "Threshold Limit Values," deaths are "natural and probable consequences." Pursuant to standard lawbook definitions, nonsmokers' involuntary foreseeable deaths constitute murder. The high number of deaths is a "holocaust" according to the Royal Society of Physicians' 1971 criteria, and is part of the total genocide problem.
Hitler's father died of a typical smoker lung condition (lung hemmorhage). The cigarette-lung cancer link was known in that era. Was his mother also a smoker? "Maternal prenatal smoking predicts persistent criminal outcome in male offspring." See Brennan, et al., 56 Arch Gen Psychiatry 215-219 (March 1999). (This significant fact—doctors once again pointing out a facet of the cigarettes-crime link—received scant media attention.) But from a medical point of view, this should not be overlooked. See also our site on smoking and birth defects including an increased criminal propensity.
1572 experience when nicotiné Queen Catherine signalled the St. Bartholmew's Day Massacre, pp 41-42; and 1871 experience when smokers, after the invasion and conquest of France by German smoker Emperor Wilhelm I, had taken over the French government, pp 334-335.
World Health Organization, "Wide research needed to solve the problems of mental illness," World Mental Health, Vol 12, pages 138-141 (WHO Press Release, October 1960) ("people with psychopathic make-up often become leaders" / "les postes de commandement sont souvent assumés par des personnes à tendances psychopathiques") Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, 5th ed (Scott, Foresman & Co, 1976), p 10, by James C. Coleman, Ph.D. (summarizes pertinent 1960 data thus: "individuals with psychopathic personality makeup, who tend to exploit power for selfish purposes and have little concern for ethical values or social progress, often become leaders"); and "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition," by John T. Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, Frank J. Sulloway, 129 Psychological Bulletin (#2) 339-375 (July 2003) (cites symptoms of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Ronald Reagan, and Rush Limbaugh).
|Page vii expresses concern about "the residual central nervous system and behavioral effects following drug discontinuation . . . the extent to which long-term drug use specifically impairs cognition, e.g., the ability to think and reason . . . . The ramification of residual drug effects extends beyond the individual to include the family, various legal and educational institutions, and even newborn infants."
P. 1 references "a behavioral, cognitive impairment in the initiation and flexibility of thinking and reasoning, a loss in memory function, or both. . . . These longer lasting, persistent impairments in behavior extending beyond any detoxification period have been termed 'residual effects.'"
P. 3 references "a pattern of behavioral impairments suggestive of central nervous system (CNS) damage . . . a pattern of generalized cognitive impairments in the areas of concept formation, perceptual-motor performance, and complex learning. . . . a diffuse pattern of cortical impairment . . . frontal-limbic circuits . . . residual memory deficit . . . diencephalic subcortical pathology . . . hasten a form of organic brain disorder such as dementia."
P. 73 cites examples, e.g., "paranoia with auditory or visual hallucinations [as among the] well-known adverse effects."
|"oblivious to every impulse—compassion, remorse, respect for the sanctity of life"; "maddening, almost unbelievable, moral obtuseness"; "he truly did not understand that he had done wrong."—Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein, Eichmann In My Hands: A Compelling First-Person Account By The Israeli Agent Who Captured Hitler's Chief Executioner (New York: Warner Books, 1990), pp. xiv, 3, 5, respectively.|
|A smoker is unable “to appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct,” nor “to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law [such as anti-murder law].” Reference People v Matulonis, 115 Mich App 263; 320 NW2d 238 (1982) (a case on physical deterioration of the brain due to typical smoker traits caused by brain damage, in context of determining if the person is insane within the meaning of the law (for criminal responsibility purposes).|
|Another myth to refute, is the myth that Hitler, almost by magic, ceased his functioning. How? By suicide!
The myth of Hitler's suicide is an example of magical thinking. The Allies wanted him out, so he magically committed suicide. How convenient!
No, the real truth is more mundane. There was never medical evidence verifying the suicide myth! only self-serving contradictory allegations! See Hugh Thomas, The Murder of Adolf Hitler (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995).
In fact, claims of Hitler's "suicide" are so absurd, as to not warrant being responded to respectfully. "I treat the subject lightly because to a [trained analyst] it [the suicide claim] is so totally ridiculous as hardly to warrant being taken seriously. To treat such testimonies [claims] with anything else than the ridicule they deserve does not serve, and indeed has not served, historical truth. . . . The whole story . . . is totally farcical."—Thomas, p 112.
The "farcical" claims were that Hitler poisoned himself, or shot himself, disregarding autopsy evidence of no bullet wound, no poison, in the body! The claims had been pure inventions, fabrications, unverified, contrary to the actual objective evidence! Of course, pathologist Dr. Thomas found them "farcical."
The fabrications were made up as the "witnesses" went along, even changing their own stories! Incredible!
|(Ed. Note: For several reviews of Dr. Thomas' book, click here. For another, click here. For a summary of the various farcical notions, click here.)|
|Tragically, due to the malicious, murderous, "tobacco taboo"
(censorship of tobacco-caused news such as of smoker mental disorder symptoms, e.g., abulia), neither Malkin, Stein, Arendt, Johnson, nor Goldhagen recognize that what they are citing is smoker symptoms. Try as they did, they simply lacked the basic educational skills to recognize, to understand, the symptoms that they were observing.
Education had been horribly "dumbed down" since the high level of the 1890's. Back a century ago, grade school children were taught more about tobacco brain effects than now even Ph.D.s typically know! These authors, attempting to understand smoker Hitler and Germany, lacked the subject-matter knowledge to be able to do so on this point.
This site, relying on their otherwise excellent data, helps you, the reader, to understand more deeply.
|In no nation is there a law 'requiring' evil, slavery, murder, tobacco planting, raising, manufacture, distribution, selling. However, there are sometimes 'enabling acts,' laws or court settlements pre-empting local authorities from enforcing the right to life.
Nazis passed an enabling act, 'authorizing' genocide, but they overlooked the 1923 Treaty. For such legislators to overlook a higher law, did lead to their being executed. Reichstag President Hermann Goering was sentenced to be hanged, for having done an overt act, the signing (in his capacity as presiding officer of the legislature, the Reichstag) of the 1933 'enabling act.'
Similarly, tobacco lobbyists oft obtain from compliant legislators, an 'enabling act' or 'pre-emption' law forbidding local authorities (or employers) to protect people, just as the Nazis had done. Such enablings/pre-emptions delegate to anyone (typically tobacco pushers and smokers) to be 'executioner' without due process of law, and so of course are unconstitutional as per pure-air-site references. Those law signers too, congressmen, legislators like Goering, as the Nurnberg precedent shows, can subsequently be prosecuted, and ordered hanged for their criminal words.
U.S. Supreme Court cases against unconstitutional delegations of authority include
See (in criminal law context) also the The Nurnberg Trial, 6 FRD 69 (1946), specifically, the Goering and Kaltenbrunner precedents for convicting and punishing legislators and accessories for crimes committed in their legislative/accessory capacity.
In slavery context, Stephen S. Foster had cited guilt of legislators for passing an enabling act, Brotherhood of Thieves (1843), pp 21-22.
Re TTS, enabling what is medically recognized as a "holocaust" is clearly well within the prosecution and conviction range, for the 'universal malice' crime of having voted for, passed, signed, the 'enabling act' - 'pre-emption law' that will foreseeably lead to deaths as 'natural and probable consequences,' thus 'intentional.'
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Those who are educated on the subject of mental disorder, even now, can 'diagnose' Hitler as mentally ill, by watching old newsreels of the man and his body language. For example, his body movement, specifically, hand gestures are typical of mental disorder—too high up, approaching his own face. Normal gestures are lower.
Remember, Hitler was a smoker, expelled from school at age 8 for smoking. His behavior shows typical effects of smoking, abulia—loss of willpower and self-control; delusional reasoning; murderous; pornography lover; perverted; suicidal; all in all, severe brain disease.
Please read the World War II Secret U.S. Report on Hitler, by Dr. William Langer. It is thorough, and lists a number of symptoms, along with historical context, that can help people understand what goes on in the mind of a smoker who gets power. (Ed. Note: For Dr. Stuart Stein's 1998 background paper on Dr. Langer's book, click here.)
Another fact to note is that in that era, it was known that "syphilitics are forbidden to smoke" because "'the localization of the toxic action of nicotine is much like that of syphilis'," that is, upon the nerves and blood-vessels," John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S., Tobaccoism or How Tobacco Kills (Battle Creek, MI: The Modern Medicine Publishing Co, 1922 and 1923), p 41 and p 77, respectively. One could add that due to the similar brain damage effects of both tobacco and syphilis, this is obvious advice. Hitler had syphilis. (As a smoker, his ethical and impulse controls became impaired, thus his behavior became more deviant, including sexually, leading to that effect, among others). Hitler is yet another example of “how disease . . . has frequently changed the course of civilization.” See the concept cited by Frederick F. Cartwright (medical historian) and Michael D. Biddiss (history professor, Cambridge), Disease and History (New York: Dorset Press, 1972). And in turn, see also Howard N. Simpson, Invisible Armies: The Impact of Disease on American History (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1980).
The data rebuts those who allege that Hitler was "anti-tobacco." Yes, in the same way a Jesse Helms would be!! Helms had surgery for tobaco-induced heart disease, a quadruple bypass. But he is still pro-tobacco for everybody else! For us, his attitude is, 'Die, sucka!!' He is solely interested in protecting his own health, yours—is to spit on!
Remember, in 1885, just before Hitler was born, it was known that Germany was "the very land of smokers!" as stated in the book by Meta Lander, The Tobacco Problem, 6th ed., supra, p 308. People of that era wouldn't be suckered by a scam claim of him being 'anti-smoking'!
Smoking in fact increased in Germany after Hitler became Chancellor!! during half his term, the first six years (1933-1939, before the War (1939-1945). The tobacco lobby emphasized that it was an early and ardent supporter of his. Under Hitler, "the Nazis continued to supply tobacco to their troops."—David Spitz, "History," Time Magazine, 3 May 1999, p 16. Hitler thus cannot be called "anti-tobacco."
But pretending it for the sake of discussion, arguendo, let's suppose it! If Hitler was "anti-tobacco," it would only be because his own doctor told him it was hurting him personally (like Jesse Helms). Hitler was lazy, he didn't study, so he wouldn't have known a thing about it more than any half-educated layman! (American children knew more on the subject, with large numbers having been given a copy of Edison's 1914 letter.) So any "concern" by him while in office, would not be anything meaningful except—staff suggested it. Like the president, governors, or other officials, if there was something issued, he simply signed whatever the staff handed him. (Hitler signed over 10,000 offical documents during the short time he was in office. Obviously, he did not write them all! That's what staff does.)
German doctors were of course well aware of tobacco diseases, they were already then long known. (Oops, there goes another deliberate lying myth, the one that German doctors under Hitler discovered the cigarette-cancer link!! No they didn't, the cigarette-cancer link was known long before!!). So once something was on paper announced as health policy, minimal as it was compared to Tennessee's and Michigan's laws, it could be carried out, even with Hitler's approval being merely pro forma, merely signing something somebody else wrote. He was lazy and sickly, deteriorating while in office, and only worked a partial day while in office.
When people say "Hitler was anti-tobacco," the correct answer is to laugh and say, "So's Jesse Helms, ha ha! The joke's on you, sucka!"
|Smoker Hitler followed U.S. Bible-Belt/Confederate untermenschen doctrine (from the slavery era) that some people have "no rights" worth respecting. Slavers, predominantly in tobacco, had declared slaves (blacks) to have "no rights"; Hitler followed slaver doctrine, and said Jews, Slavs, and other disfavored groups have "no rights."
Pro-slavery tobacco user Roger Taney, who had said blacks have "no rights," had had the same mental disorder as Hitler (tobacco-caused delusional, hallucinating, and similar mental aberrations) and so likewise had denied that some people have rights, and had written a precedent (the Dred Scott decision) to that effect, one Hitler psychotically followed.
Pro-slavery tobacco user such as Roger Taney held what would be called the Nazi untermenschen view, some people are untermenschen, subhuman, have "no rights" worth respecting. They can be brutalized, robbed, burned, murdered, deported, enslaved, family-separated, anything. They have "no rights" worth respecting. Of course, such a view involves standard smoker 'delusions of grandeur,' as Dr. James L. Tracy cited in 1917.
Hitler was confirmed Roman Catholic at his mother's wish on Whitsunday 1904 in the Linz Cathedral at Linz, one year following the death of his father, says Alan Bullock, Hitler, A Study in Tyranny (Harper & Row, 1962), p. 26. Hitler was still going to confession and communion in 1918, says Konrad Heiden, Der Fuehrer: Hitler's Rise to Power (Houghton Mifflin Co, 1944), p 632.
Hitler also followed medieval Catholic precedents on massacres of Jews. Hitler was a Catholic “in good standing,” saying, “'I am now as before a Catholic, and will always remain so.'”—Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 803. And he so remained: “not a single leader of the Third Reich—not even Hitler himself—was ever excommunicated,” says Sam Harris, M.A., The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2004), p 105.
"Hitler in turn deftly employed God-talk to describe Germany's calling and destiny. In his very first radio address he declared that 'the National Government would preserve and defend those basic principles on which the nation has been built.' These principles, he said, 'regard Christianity as the foundation of our national morality and the family as the basis of national life.' 'Positive Christianity' was the tag-phrase the party used for its platform and 'Kinder, Küche, Kirche' ('Children, Kitchen, Church') became something of a mantra." -- Fritz Stern, November 2004, cited by Prof. Larry Rasmussen, "The Steep Price of Grace: 100 Years after Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Birth, He Still Has Much to Teach Us" (Sojourners Magazine, February 2006).
"Across both theological disciplines and common piety, the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) had been eclipsed by the New Testament, the passion of Jesus had supplanted the passion of the People Israel, and the church as the New Israel had superseded “old” Israel as the elect People of God. In short, anti-Judaism in the churches and the universities flowed as a steady current within the broad river of anti-Semitism coursing through German society. . . . In a word, the 'most understanding people' did not take a stand because of their deep-seated Protestant acceptance of state authority in the traditional church-state alliance . . . . Citizenship loyalties and its demands trumped faith community loyalties and belonging to the global Body of Christ. . . . Because they were culturally captive, Protestant churches suffered confusion about true patriotism. Ideologically and institutionally aligned with the state, they were unable to take the measure of civic loyalties and faith community loyalties when these conflicted." -- Rasmussen, supra. [Rasmussen is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, New York. See also his book, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Reality and Resistance (WJK Press, 2005).]
"Nazis . . . expressed their religion through their artwork, mementoes, and symbols. Unmistakably, Christianity served as their religion of their expression. [Nazi] artifacts provide further evidence of Hitler's (and Nazi Germany's) Christianity," says James Walker, "Nazi Artifacts" (13 Nov 2005). (The site also has a photo of the "Catholic Church (St. Michael's), in Leonding, Austria where Adolf Hitler attended as a boy.") And: "One must not forget that Germany represented the most Christianized country in the world in the 1930s and 40s," says Walker, "Nazi photos" (20 May 1998).
For explanation of how this could be, see background on so-called “Christianity.”
For additional background on Hitler's religious beliefs and practices, see "Adolf Hitler, the 'Hitler's religious beliefs section'."
And note that as many so-called “Christians" do not believe that “thou shalt not kill" (or any other Bible command or principle) is applicable to tobacco, a holocaust-level killer in tens of millions, they could not consistently have a quarrel with Hitler's few millions. Hitler was following "Christian" precedents cited herein (not to mention prior holocaust-level killings of Indians and slaves).
As killing Indians and slaves in the millions was OK to “Christians," a few more millions more or less could certainly logically pose NO problem to them. “When you head South, you're talking about two things—tobacco farmers and evangelicals,” said Ralph Reed. So of course, Hitler remained “in good standing.” (Hitler met the societally accepted definition of "Christian," just say the name, "talk the talk," no need to do any "walk the walk" whatsover; "grace" takes care of that!)
Incidentally, as a side note, but relevant, note that since “Christians” have accepted, condoned, nay, even committed, for centuries' duration, these anti-Indian, anti-slave, anti-smoker holocausts, "Christians" set the stage for a further killing step, abortions. Don't tell the webmaster, 'Christians object to abortion! Not so . . . , their "objection" is carefully limited to the limited extent of certain of their carefully-identified personal pet peeve methods of baby-killings that they purport to object to; the "Christian" objection is not to baby-killings per se. I refer to the century-long medically documented tobacco role in abortions, both first-hand and second-hand. No known "Christian leader" is on record as opposing the use of tobacco to kill the unborn or new-borns, or by fires. [If you disbelieve, check out the "No-Smoking” activist leadership: not a "Christian” clergyman among them! the disdain for "thou shalt not kill” is that prevalent among "Christians"!]
Hitler was no different than the average “Christian.” He was typical, within the norm. “There was . . . nothing unique about Hitler.”—Hugh Thomas, The Murder of Adolf Hitler (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995), p 272. And see
For example, Protestant Prof. Gerhard Kittel (a world famous Bible historian), of Tubingen University, taught that ancient anti-Semitism should be turned into action, specificially, barbaric brutality: "We [Germans] must not allow ourselves to be crippled because the whole world screams at us of barbarism," and teaching against concern for world opinion because how Germany "regulates its own cultural affairs does not concern anyone else in the world."
The great "Christian" scholar Paul Althaus spoke of Hitler's rise to power as "a gift and miracle of God" (1933). Another such "Christian," Emanuel Hirsch deemed it a "sunrise of divine goodness."
In 1543, Martin Luther "wrote that Jews' synagogues should be set on fire, prayerbooks destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes 'smashed and destroyed,' property seized, money confiscated, and that these 'poisonous envenomed worms' be drafted into forced labor or expelled 'for all time,'" says the article "Martin Luther and the Jews." See also Jim Walker, "Martin Luther's dirty little book: On the Jews and their lies: A precursor to Nazism" (7 August 1996).
Martin "Luther's 1543 book, 'On the Jews and their lies,' took Jewish hatred to a new level when he [Luther] proposed to set fire to their synagogues and schools, to take away their homes, forbad them to pray or teach, or even to utter God's name. Luther wanted to 'be rid of them' and requested that the government and ministers deal with the problem. He requested pastors and preachers to follow his example of issuing warnings against the Jews. He goes so far as to claim that 'We are at fault in not slaying them' for avenging the death of Jesus Christ. Hitler's Nazi government in the 1930s and 40s fit Luther's desires to a tee," says James Walker, "Martin Luther's dirty little book: 'On the Jews and their lies': A precursor to Nazism" (7 Aug 1996 and 20 Nov 2005).
Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “The Church of Christ has never lost sight of the thought that the 'chosen' people (the Jews) who nailed the redeemer of the world to the cross, must bear the curse for its action through a long period of suffering. . . . .”
Hitler followed medieval precedents on massacres of Jews. He was a Catholic “in good standing” — “'I am now as before a Catholic, and will always remain so.'”—Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 803. And he so remained: “not a single leader of the Third Reich—not even Hitler himself—was ever excommunicated,” says Sam Harris, M.A., The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2004), p 105.
In the article, “'Crusades': The holy wars proclaimed by the Christians in Western Europe at the end of the 11th cent. with the avowed purpose of wresting the Holy Sepulcher from the hands of the infidel Moslems; the c. marked a turning point in the history of the Jews of Christian Europe. From the prime objective of defeating the infidels in the Holy Land, Christians turned in an outburst of hate against the Jewish 'infidels' in their midst. As early as 1094, Godfrey of Bouillon declared that he would avenge the blood of Jesus on the Jews, leaving none alive. The First Crusade of 1096 brought with it the virtual extermination of the ancient Jewish communities of Speyer, Worms, Mainz [Germany], and others. . . . When the Crusaders finally reached Palestine and stormed Jerusalem (1099) they drove all Jews there into a synagogue and burned them alive. The pattern of anti-Jewish massacres . . . was repeated throughout Europe during subsequent c. (especially the Second and Third [Crusades]).”—Dr. R. J. Zwi Werblowsky and Dr. Geoffrey Wigoder (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1965), p 103. (Background).
Pope Innocent III in 1215 issued a decree that Jews must different clothing, e.g., a yellow or red badge, or a pointed hat.
"There are anti-Jewish rules in [Thomas] Aquinas's Summa [Theologica] that make [the] Nuremberg laws look mild.”—Herman Wouk, War and Remembrance (Boston: Little Brown and Co, 1978), Part I, Chapter 17, p 168.
“Augustine, ever the ready sectarian, rejoiced at the subjugation of the Jews and took special pleasure in the knowledge that they were doomed to wander the earth bearing witness to the truth of scripture and the salvation of the gentiles. The suffering and servitude of the Jews was proof that Christ had been the messiah after all,” says Sam Harris, End of Faith, supra, p 97. “Goldhagen also reminds us that not a single 104German Catholic was excommunicated before, during, or after the war, ‘after committing crimes as great as any in human history.’ This is really an extraordinary fact. Throughout this period, the [Roman Catholic] church continued to excommunicate theologians and to proscribe books by the hundreds, and yet not a single perpetrator of genocide—of whom there were countless examples—succeeded in furrowing Pope Pius XII’s censorious brow,” says Sam Harris, End of Faith, supra, p 104. “When we consider that so few generations had passed since the church left off disemboweling innocent men before the eyes of their families, burning old women alive in public squares, and torturing scholars . . . for merely speculating about the nature of the stars, it is perhaps little wonder that it [the church] failed to think that anything had gone terribly amiss in Germany. . . . Vatican officials . . . helped members of the SS . . . escape . . . in the aftermath of the war,” says Sam Harris, End of Faith, supra, p 105.
During the Middle Ages' Plague, Jews were blamed. Killings of Jews began by “charges originating in Savoy” blaming Jews, and had the support of Emperor Charles IV. The result was that “60 large and 150 small communities were exterminated. . . . This was the greatest disaster which occurred to German Jewry in the Middle Ages.”—Cecil Roth, B. Litt., M.A., D. Phil., and Geoffrey Wigoder, D. Phil., The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Jerusalem: Masada Press, 1959-1975), p 319.
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A medieval example of hatred of Jews relates to the Deuteronomy 23:12-14 command to have a sewer system, to bury, cover, human waste. "Christians" claimed during the Middle Ages, that this Bible command is 'done away.' Plague resulted. Casualties were primarily among Christians, less common among Jews obeying Deuteronomy 23:12-14. 'Christians' were enraged and blamed the hygienic Jews. Killings of Jews began by “charges originating in Savoy” blaming Jews, and had the support of Emperor Charles IV. The result was that "60 large and 150 small communities were exterminated. . . . This was the greatest disaster which occurred to German Jewry in the Middle Ages."—Cecil Roth, B. Litt., M.A., D. Phil. and Geoffrey Wigoder, D. Phil., The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Jerusalem: Masada Press, 1959-1975), p 319. (See background.)
Hitler resumed the extermination process of the Catholic Middle Ages. Hitler followed "Christian" precedents, including that of the aforesaid "Godfrey of Bouillon [on] leaving none alive."
Hitler's “Christian” policy was “that the killings should be done as humanely as possible [pursuant to] his conviction that he was observing God's injunction to cleanse the world of vermin. [As a Catholic] he carried within him its teaching that the Jew was the killer of God. The extermination, therefore, could be done . . . as the avenging hand of God—so long as it was done impersonally, without cruelty. Himmler was pleased to murder with mercy. He ordered technical experts to devise gas chambers which would eliminate masses of Jews efficiently and 'humanely'”—Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 803.
Himmler smoked "two cigars a day," says Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 869. Cigars have long been linked to brain damage.
Himmler was Catholic and had attended Mass regularly. He wrote in his diary: "Come what may, I shall always love God . . . and remain faithful to the Catholic Church." He founded the SS on Jesuit lines, emphasing obedience, visualization, and organization, says James H. Brennan, The Occult Reich (New York: Signet, 1974), pp 114, 129, and 121 respectively. [See also movie of similar name: Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy].
Pope Pius XII described Hitler's anti-Bolshevism as “high-minded gallantry in defense of the foundations of Christian culture,” says Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 774. At the time of Hitler's sudden unprovoked attack on, and aggression against, Russia in June 1941, “A number of German bishops, predictably, openly supported the attack. One called it 'a European crusade,' a mission similar to that of the Teutonic knights. He exhorted all Catholics to fight for 'a victory that will allow Europe to breathe freely again and will promise all nations a new future,'” says Toland, Adolf Hitler, supra, p 774. (See Background).
Cardinal Ratzinger is quoted as saying "The Treaty of Versailles was deliberately intended to humiliate Germany and to burden the people with so much debt that it radicalized the people . . ." says Timothy W. Rybeck, "Forgiveness: Joseph Ratzinger and the War," The New Yorker, pp 66-73 at 68 (6 Feb 2006).
In Hungary, Cardinal Mindszenty engaged in "collaboration with the Nazis [and took] part in the deportation of the Jewish population to Hitler's death camps," says George Seldes, Witness to a Century (New York: Ballantine Books, 1987), p 418. Mindszenty believed "the Jews were to blame for all the ills in the world, the Jews had stabbed Germany in the back, the Jews were trying to run the world their way," p 419. ["On February 5, 1974, Pope Paul VI removed Mindszenty from his post as Cardinal-Primate of Hungary," p 422]
In Yugoslovakia, Cardinal "Stepinac had been the chief chaplain of Hitler's Nazi Army," Seldes, supra, p 433. Stepinac had "Nazi affiliations," and made "newsreel appearances with [them] and their army," Seldes, supra, p 432.
In Spain, during the right-wing coup against the Spanish Republic, "[t]he entire German air force saw service in Spain. Goering's plan was to have each and every squadron get actual war experience in preparation for the world war Hitler was planning the year the Spanish conflict ended," p 345. Thus, for practice, "the Nazi German air services had destroyed [an entire city] Guernica and [had] killed two thousand in one square block in Barcelona, a Goering experiment [in bombing civilians] for the next war," Seldes, supra, p 309.
In the US, to aid and abet this, "Cardinal Daugherty in Philadelphia demanded that he [the U.S. newspaper publisher] stop [reporting here in the U.S.] "the eyewitness accounts of officially ordered atrocities by the German Nazis [and allies] but he [the publisher] refused," Seldes, supra, pp 308-309. "The Cardinal then [retaliated by publicly] calling for a boycott of the [U.S. publisher's U.S.] papers," p 309. "Having failed [with that], the Philadelphia Cardinal went to work on the big advertisers . . . all of whom were immediately intimidated by the word 'boycott,'" p 309. "Cardinal Hayes . . . announced publicly he prayed for a [fascist] victory" in Spain, p 310.
In Slovakia, "Monsignor Tiso was actually set up as a ruler" and "declared war on the United States," Seldes, supra, p 418.
A clergyman arrested by the Gestapo had been "accused of making [remarks] that, in his opinion, too few priests had spoken out against the Nazis. As he sarcastically told the [audience] only 60 of the roughly 25,500 German Catholic priests had cases pending against them at the time, so the rest of the priests, as he ironically put it, were surely 'model citizens,'" says Eric A. Johnson, Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans (New York: Perseus Basic Books, 1999), p 227.
Another example of the religious-right “Christians for Hitler” is Alphonse de Chateaubriand (1877-1951), author of La Gerbe des forces (nouvelle Allemagne) (Paris: B. Grasset, 1937). This “Christian” “made a pilgrimage to Nazi Germany in 1937 and quickly became converted into a fanatical worshiper of Hitler, whom he saw as a Christ-like figure, and into an unblushing admirer of [Nazi] Germany, which he found full of humanism and Christian ideals, wishing only peace with her neighbors. . . .”
"Christian" author Chateaubriand said “Hitler is immensely good. . . . If he salutes the masses with one hand he holds out the other faithfully toward God. . . . The thoughts of Hitler have their roots deep in the profound waters of the Christian sea. Hitler is trying to raise a Christian temple for Germany. . . . The [Nazis] are the beginning of the work of God.”—Quotes from William L. Shirer, The Collapse of the Third Republic (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969), p 441. (See Background).
Note that "the annihilation of the Jews was actively supported by French and Dutch citizens, Poles, Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, and Latvians. It is now also well documented that anti-Semitism in the United States and Great Britain prevented both countries from doing as much as they could have to publicize these genocidal policies or to mount a serious rescue campaign," says Prof. John W. Dower, War Without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War (New York: Pantheon Books, 1986), Chapter 1, p 4, referencing Theodore S. Hamerow, "The Hidden Holocaust," Commentary, March 1985, pp 32-42, and David S. Wyman, Ph.D., The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 (Pantheon Books, 1984) (Review).
Bernard Wasserstein, D.Phil., D.Litt., writes, "During the first two years of the war [1939-1941], when the German authorities bent their efforts to securing the exodus of the Jews from the Reich and from Nazi occupied territory, it was the British Government [under the anti-semite Winston Churchill] which took the lead in barring the escape routes from Europe against Jewish refugees."—Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945 (London: Clarendon Press, 1979), p 345.
Britain under smoker Winston Churchill obstructed Jews fleeing to safety, aided and abetted the Holocaust. Britain under Churchill, despite knowing the natural and probable consequences, foreseeable genocide, returned Jews seeking to flee Germany during the Holocaust, says Menachem Begin, The Revolt: Story of the Irgun (New York: Schuman, 1951, revised ed., Dell, 1977), p 17, and Chap IV, esp. pp 63-73.
Menachem Begin, later Prime Minister of Israel, quotes a member of Britain's Sixth Airborne:
Prime Minister Begin gives a perspective of what six million killings mean, “more than a third [40%] of all the [16½ million] Jews in the world . . . same [ratio] applied to . . . Great Britain would give a death-roll of some sixteen millions . . . These facts are accepted as platitudinous by many today. Their awful significance is grasped by very few,” p 84.
For overview of The Nuremberg Trial, see, e.g., Robert Shnayerson, "Judgment at Nuremberg," Smithsonian, pp 124-141 (Oct 1996).
For analysis of media role, see David Walsh, “US Prosecuted Nazi Propagandists as War Criminals: The Nuremberg Tribunal and the Role of the Media,” WSWS (16 April 2003).
In contrast to "Christian" behavior, note these references:
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