As he seized more and more power, as he implemented policies and strategies to solidify that power the crowds only grew. Sieg Heil they said. They would go to the rallies, torch parades and then go home to gather their family to teach them the charlatanism. Even the Catholic church leaders were part of this. Here's disturbing pictures of Catholic leaders saluting Hitler. These "spiritual" leaders paved the way for a tragic future and the collapse of Germany at the end of the war.
Even today if you get inside some German households, particularly older people, they will defend those days, "Hitler hat recht" Hitler did a lot of things right. The hero worship is still strong.
I wonder if there was ever a time when the true Christians of Germany came to a watershed moment, when the had the chance at the ballot box to reverse the curse that was coming on them, if they had a tipping point that tipped not for freedom but for tyranny?
What did Hitler do that caused people to ignore their righteous judgement and allow evil to manifest? He was a powerful speaker. Well rehearsed. No spontaneity. He practiced and practiced. He was a charismatic figure manufactured by the press who loved him. He represented change. Against the big money "Jews". He offered free health care to all. He told people that there would be great sacrifice but that they could buy into a dream and a future where things would be controlled by a race, a master race.
Even when Hitler began killing deformed and invalid babies after birth, even when mentally ill people were rampantly euthanized, old people put to death and any political opposition crushed by incarceration in concentration camps, people still supported him. The euphoria was rampant. When Hitler showed up, people were proud of their racial identity. I am GERMAN. Women fainted in his presence. Many confessed to wanting to bear his children. He was in his Aryan way very attractive, even sexy.
Yet he took the nation further down into perdition than anyone might have imagined and he did it with the full permission of the population. Those who would ultimately be most abused, most penalized by his despotism voted for him happily.
What does this have to do with the prophetic? I am watching this happen once again. I was alive when Hitler lived. A baby of course, but the timeline means I recall well as a youth the years shortly after the war. Adolph Eichmann. The concentration camps of death.
We are now at a tipping point of history in this nation. The culture, even many good "christians" and "christian leaders" are embracing the direction this nation is headed under leadership that is taking us places we never imagined as a nation we would go. Directly and passively we have as so called believers in Jesus allowed to manifest in so many evil ways.
- Abortion, even imposed on faith based communities
- Infanticide by allowing surviving aborted babies to die
- Euthanasia by government health care mandate (death panels)
- Blatant homosexuality to the imposition of same sex marriage in many states
- Pornography openly displayed at the click of a mouse
- Diversions of entertainment and sports to keep people's minds occupied as the culture collapses. NCAA and the Oscars. If people are so involved in the Whitney Houston Funeral they won't see what is happening all around them. If people are so involved in filling in the brackets, they won't fill in the blanks of the cultural collapse happening right before their eyes.
- Theft by corrupt politically connected people of the treasury of the United States
- Corrupt Crony Capitalism...people with power granted by Washington doing business when others might be able to do it better or for less.
- Greater and greater control and command on nearly every facet of our lives. Freedoms lost.
- A larger and larger police state presence everywhere you look
- Cameras everywhere that record our every movement
- Blatant Vote fraud to win elections
- Using race to divide people, Germans V Jews and other "inferior" races
- The use of fringe thuggery groups to drive compliance (Brownshirts)
- Changing Labor Unions (like Ironworkers) to Government Controlled Unions (SEIU)
- Wars that have no potential for good and corrupt leaders who implement them
- Doing many things that are evil in the name of reducing unemployment and economic growth. This is EXACTLY what Adolph Hitler did in his day. He kept promising to reduce unemployment and economic growth. AND HE DID...by declaring war on the world. In the name of egalitarianism of outcome great evil is released.
We are there once again. I don't care what name you put on all this. Bush. Obama. It's a trend-line that accelerated toward the end of the Clinton Administration. It is growing worse and worse. Unless we do something to reverse the curse of corruption and evil we are headed down a worse path.
Don't bother voting a party. Look at the list of evils in our nation and without thinking about sports and entertainment, who supports and who apposes this by their action, by they way they vote, the way they live their lives, the policies they implement, who is the person I can vote for who will bring us back from the brink of evil? No matter how wonderful he seems, the proof is in the pudding. I don't care who prays for or with him. Many executioners prayed before burning "heretics" at the stake.
If you vote your party, your religion, your race, your celebrity endorsement, your ball team that is what it means to Vote blindly. Just like they did 80 years ago in Germany.
I am a watchman. This is the gathering storm on the horizon. Who will hear the watchman's call?