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Cycles of History Ignored – Kristallnacht in Amerika

Historians have incessantly warned us not to disregard the lessons of history lest we repeat failures that could have been avoided.  That indisputable admonition is commonly found in childhood parables, writings of scholars, clever sayings of gurus, and advice from our parents and elders.  Nevertheless, humanity has habitually and often flagrantly ignored the obvious realities of past misdeeds regardless of how costly or disastrous. 

A true retrospective examination of mankind’s history, however, teaches us a valuable lesson.  Not everyone disregards the past.  Evil never sleeps.

After the end of World War I, Europe was in turmoil.  The rise of Communism in Russia under the leadership of Lenin and Stalin led to similar uprisings among socialist groups in Europe.  Initially, German culture prospered under the progressive policies of the Weimar Republic, but competing extremist groups, a starving populace, and eventually the Great Depression created political conditions ripe for Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. 

As the Nazi regime increased its dictatorial hold on Germany, Jews, non-Aryans, and other “undesirables” were subjected to a variety of repressive laws, restrictions, loss of employment, and forced relocations.  In 1938, the Jewish parents of a 17-year-old student in France were exiled to Poland by the Nazis from the family home and business in Hanover, Germany.  The student, Herschel Grynszpan, in a state of extreme anger and agitation, shot Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat in Paris, who died two days later.  Adolph Hitler, incensed by the killing, attended the funeral. 

On Hitler’s return to Germany, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Enlightenment and Propaganda, used the incident to inflame Hitler’s Storm Troopers into an anti-Semitic fury.  As a reprisal, Goebbels ordered a wave of wanton violence against Jews in Germany and Austria. 

The Nazis called it Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass”. 

Starting in the evening of November 9, 1938, lasting into the next night, Jewish synagogues, homes, schools, cemeteries, and businesses were vandalized, set on fire, and destroyed.  On the order of Goebbels and Gestapo Chief Heinrich Mueller, the nationwide pogrom was engineered to look like “spontaneous demonstrations”.  Local police were forbidden to interfere with the looting, burning, and killing.  In fact, they were told to arrest the victims.  Firefighters were told not to extinguish the fires unless Aryan property was threatened.  Over 200 synagogues were destroyed, almost 100 Jews were murdered, and more than 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and taken to concentration camps.

The First Amendment to our Constitution prohibits Congress from “abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  The right to assemble peacefully and confront their elected officials is absolutely essential to hold government accountable for its actions.  It serves as a reminder that, in a free society, the moral authority to rule is derived from the consent of those governed.  As the seat of federal power, Washington, D.C., has seen numerous large, peaceful gatherings of concerned citizens determined to influence federal officials and voice their concerns for the direction and future of the nation.     

Martin Luther King March on Washington
Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C.’s, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963, to hear Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his historic speech “I have a dream”. “US Government Photo”, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Martin Luther King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, the 100th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, endures as a powerful and moving moment in American history.  Well organized and peaceful, over 200,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to protest for an end to racial discrimination and for a complete and equal participation in the American society for all regardless of skin color.  Subsequent bipartisan support led to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.     


Rolling Thunder

Starting with 3,000 motorcycles in 1988, Rolling Thunder became a national motorcycle ride the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. to protest the lack of government accountability for Vietnam War soldiers still either Missing in Action (MIA) or living in Vietnam as Prisoners of War (POW).  The annual peaceful event grew to an average of 350,000 – 750,000 motorcycles each year for the ride from the Pentagon parking lots around the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial.  The Missing Service Personnel Act of 1993, a POW/MIA postage stamp, and the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act of 2006 were the group’s accomplishments.

9-12-09 March on Washington
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On September 12, 2009, an estimated 1 million members of various Grassroots, Tea Party, 9-12, and other conservative groups marched on Washington to protest the socialist big-government agenda of newly elected President Obama.  Concerns about taxation, federal spending, abortion, and government takeover of healthcare fueled the protest.  The march achieved its goal of a conservative takeover of both houses of Congress in the 2010 election.

Each of these protest marches were successful attempts to influence government policy in a peaceful manner as sanctioned and encouraged by the First Amendment.  Without violence and destruction of property, groups of private individuals accomplished their desired goals. 

Photograph by Lorie Shaull, A man stands on a burned out car on Thursday morning as fires burn behind him in the Lake St area of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 28 May 2020. Distributed under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

In contrast, the violence, wanton destruction of private property, and injury to innocent people by Antifa, BLM, and other anarchist groups in America’s cities this past several years was sanctioned, ignored, and even encouraged by local governments.  Although these marches and protests were often organized and attended by legitimate groups, the events were taken over by outside agitators who were very well prepared, funded, and organized. 

This cycle of urban violence in America today is unfortunately not haphazard or accidental.  It has been purposefully put in motion by the contemporary version of the perpetrators of the original Kristallnacht.  Cellphone video reveals the Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany now dressed in black breaking storefront windows, looting, and setting fires without fear of arrest.  Buildings and even police precinct stations burn to the ground without attempts to extinguish them.  Like the killing of the German diplomat in Paris, the violence in our cities cannot be considered a legitimate retaliation for the instigating event regardless of how malicious it may have been. 

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Vandalism, arson, and bloodshed in areas of cities and towns that are normally safe for recreation and commerce causes fear in normal people.  Business owners, who pay taxes and license fees, expect protection from property damage and the lawless activity that scares off their customer base.  The exodus of businesses and their customers is a root cause of unemployment and subsequent dependency on government benefits.  And, as always in history, tyrants require a designated scapegoat who is demonized for standing in the way of restoring peace and tranquility.  For the Nazis, the Jews were the enemy of progress toward a greater Aryan society.  The signs and chants of today’s organized violent agitators clearly identify their chosen scapegoats.           

These are all the Tools of Tyranny, expertly used by our domestic arrogant elite globalists to destroy confidence in America and its existing government in order to replace it with a one-world collectivist tyranny they control.  By forcing us to be dependent on their largess for our very existence, they expect all of us, like sheep, to obediently enter their re-indoctrination camps like the Jews in Nazi Germany.

A true retrospective examination of mankind’s history teaches us that not everyone disregards the past.  Evil never sleeps.  Lesson Learned. 

Resist Tyranny and Trust in Freedom!


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  1. Great stuff, as usual! 😎 My only suggestion for consideration here has to do with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While it is hailed as a triumph over so called “racism”, it merely exemplifies itself as yet another violation of Natural Rights of businesses to conduct themselves according to free will of their owners. While it may appear on the surface to have helped curb racial tensions, in practice it really only serves to allow the STATE to impose unjust regulations — like bathroom rules for the gender confused mentally ill. If someone running a business is a “bigoted asshole” from one perspective, one is not forced to patronize that business can can simply engage in commerce elsewhere. Bottom line: there should be no law against being an “asshole” or “bigot” because such would be far too subjective. 😉

  2. I have studied this system of plunder, control, and absolute disregard for The Constitution for the united States of America for over 30 years now. The Constitution ‘of’ the United States is also disregarded as it is merely a set of corporate by-laws to be concerned about only when it suits the controllers and to be altered whenever any serious challenge is made. We could see this coming from oppressive codes, statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances posing as laws which have been nothing more than public policy under bankruptcy designed to enslave the population. Couple all these deeds with a judiciary so corrupt that no man stands a chance at obtaining justice in their forums.

    The banking industry and the corporate machinery using MSM and Hollywood based propaganda, have conned the public into believing that all of this is the way things are supposed to be in the land of the free. Mentioning “land of the free”, I’m sure many are aware that a major amount of good old Govco’s interest payments to the mafia is from court bonds [bid bonds, performance bonds, and appearance bonds garnered from every court case no matter how mundane]. Add that to the incarceration bonds, parole bonds…………. you get the picture. You can tell just how far in debt to the mafia every government on earth is by the number of prisoners it maintains. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prisoners right here in the LAND OF THE FREE!

    Covid 19, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and an obvious in-your-face totally fraudulent election has shown us what is happening in America and just who is behind it with a long standing agenda to place the world’s population into abject slavery.

    I said ‘election’, however, we have never had an election in my 82 years on earth. We have had a ‘selection’ of who the candidates will be, leaving it to the voters to attempt to determine which of the Rothschild/Vatican mafia’s puppets will do us the least harm. Within 6 months of taking office in the mafia’s privately owned corporation their promises all begin to reek like yesterday’s meals on wheels.

    Everyone with an IQ over 50 bought into Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign. He was somewhat crude in his delivery and most Americans didn’t care because he said what needed to be said. I submit that The Donald was a plant that would raise the hopes of most Americans while repeated rhetoric from the media and the communist left would give the appearance of a completely divided country. Not to worry that he might actually thwart the agenda of the mafia as that entity of elites knew that the leftist opposition would quash any real changes he proposed or attempted.

    I don’t believe for a moment that someone with his knowledge of how this system really works didn’t know he was just another actor in their charade and that everything he proposed would be way laid. I think Mr. Trump was much smarter than that. Q anon always appeared to be a psi-ops program to create the image of a hero on a white horse [White House] who was here to save the maiden from the destructive forces that we have been dealing with all our lives. His quoting “I am the storm” heartened Americans to think that a change for the better was at hand. Q anon was merely an old propaganda trick from not too ancient history to soothe the sheep into a mind state that there was no longer a need to organize and band together—-help was at hand.

    The first big clue, if you were paying attention, was the left’s repeated continual barking for him to reveal his tax returns. Why do you suppose that he wouldn’t turn them over? Because they don’t exist. If many former taxpayers have figured out that they weren’t required to file and pay taxes on their labor and bowed out of that status, [see IRS code 6013(g)] don’t you think a billionaire would figure it out as well? The only ones required to file and pay in that government kick-back scam are those who are employed and take pay from government itself. Trump wasn’t just being generous when he refused to take his pay. No pay, no requirement to file tax returns.

    Whatever happened to “Lock her up”? One of the worst murdering criminals the mafia ever put in office with her husband Slick Willie and they both still roam free. Draining the swamp turned into replacing one bunch of crooked mafia henchmen with another set of the same. All that talk about rounding them up and sending them to Gitmo—and the hopeful bought it.

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