by Timothy Lane 11/20/13
I’m currently reading Mortal Combat by Michael Burleigh, about “good and evil in World War II”, and have found a few interesting points made during the 1930s. The first is an apt observation by FDR on appeasement made during the lead-in to Munich. The second is by Churchill, noting the similarity between Communism and Nazism. The third is by Dresden Jew Victor Klemperer on the same point.
If a Chief of Police makes a deal with the leading gangsters and the deal results in no more hold-ups, the Chief will be called a great man; but if the gangsters do not live up to their word, the Chief of Police will go to jail.
There are those non-God religions, Nazism and Communism. We are urged from the Continent and from different quarters that we must choose which side we are on. I repudiate both, and will have nothing to do with either. As a matter of fact, they are like two peas. Tweedledum and Tweedledee were violently contrasted compared with them. You leave out God and you substitute the devil. You leave out love and you substitute hate. I have made a resolve. I am getting on now in life. I have made a resolve that I will never go to the Arctic or the Antarctic regions in geography or in politics. Give me the temperate zone. Give me London, Paris, or New York. Let us keep to our faith and let us go somewhere and stay there where your breath is not frozen on your lips by the secret police. Let us not wander away from broad fields of freedom into those gaunt, grim, dismal, gloomy regions.
National Socialism and Communism: both are materialistic and tyrannical, both disregard and negate the freedom of spirit and of the individual.
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