Saturday, June 6, 2009

Politics Matters

The Invasion of Europe 
by the Allied Nations

By June 6, 1944, many millions of people had already died in the war against the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan). Over a million civilians starved to death or were killed in the contested occupation of Stalingrad on the Volga. Millions of jews had been murdered simply for being and millions more would die before the war concluded. Non-combatants from both sides of the world war died in large numbers from bombing, invasion, starvation and war induced disease.

For those who read this blog who feel that politics isn't important, this date in history is one of many reminders of the effort humanity undertook to unseat a wicked political movement. It is cause for reflection of the absolute devastation and murder that results from a gullible voting block that casts their lot with a charismatic speaker who promises big.  

The murder of the European Jews was a redistribution of wealth from one group to another. Consider that carefully in light of current political trends where one group of citizens is looted/taxed for the satisfaction of the mob. 

Think long and hard about who the current administration has tagged "potential domestic terrorists" and ask yourself when you might be added to those rolls. 

June 6th is a good place to pause, to reflect, to remember and to resolve that politics does matter.


AD said...

it does haan and sometimes i wish we could just flush this word and rephrase it!

Opus #6 said...

Well said, LL.

WoFat said...

Our fathers. The greatest generation.

DirtCrashr said...

Came across via Conservative Scalawag.
Like the saying. "You may not care about Politics but politics cares about you," - War is the ultimate business-arm of political re-distribution, and for many that includes class-war.

I was not too terribly surprised to learn that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a "Palestinian," fled to Germany and worked with Hitler on planning and refining the techniques of "The Final Solution."
More surprised/not-surprised to learn that this creep was Arafat's uncle, Arafat who engineered the Munich massacre in '72.
I was at the cemetery for Omaha Beach once, it's breathtaking and humbling.

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