Nazism and Communism

Tuesday, May 2, AD 2017

It is not Germany that will turn Bolshevist but Bolshevism that will become a sort of National Socialism. Besides, there is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it…. I have always made allowance for this circumstance, and given orders that former Communists are to be admitted to the party at once. The petit bourgeois Social-Democrat and the trade union boss will never make a National Socialist, but the Communist always will.

Adolph Hitler



Dennis Prager examines why Communism is not as hated as Nazism.  The answer really is quite simple:   the West is infested with people in influential places who regard Communism as basically a mistaken ideology for people who have their hearts in the right place.   They view the goals of Communism as laudable even if their methods were mistaken.  Marx is regarded as a serious philosopher rather than a bad economist whose writings were seized upon by disgruntled intellectuals to justify seizing power and using police state methods to keep themselves in power.  Nazism is regarded as an abomination and its adherents banished to the fringes of society.  Marxists hold academic seats throughout the Western world.  The Pope has literally said that some of his best friends were Communists.  Can anyone imagine that he would dream about saying the same thing of Nazis, even though there were more than a few Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the Argentina of his youth and young adulthood?

Perhaps it all comes down to the fact that racism is considered akin to original sin in the contemporary world, while hating people for economic reasons is considered noble.  Until we recognize that such hate is two sides of the same ugly coin, the world will continue to risk repeating the errors of the last century in this one.

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  • Since the French Revolution there have been people convinced that they can create paradise on earth, given enough money and power.
    Marx’s writings are that of a lunatic. They have led to the death of more innocent people than any other natural or man made catastrophe. Yet Marxism, despite being’s failure, marches on. The allure of making oneself God is a powerful one.

    Honest thinking people will see Marxism for what it is and reject it in its entirety. We do not have enough honest thinking people. The current Pontiff had the reasoning ability of a three year old. He reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where the six year old kid has omnipotent power and destroys whoever angers him. I have read the Black Book of Communism. There is no movie or book that is more horrifying. When man rejects God, man becomes like the boys in Lord of the Flies.

  • John Golding’s Lord of the Flies translates to Beelzebub. nough said.

  • President Reagan said something like, “A communist is a person that reads Marx and Lenin. An anti-communist is a person who understands Marx and Lenin.”

    John Maynard Keynes (not that it matters) had contempt for Marx’s economics.

    Sadly, both Bolshevism and Nazism were not simultaneously destroyed. We see them flagrant on college campuses and in anti-American street demonstrations.

    From the end of the Soviet U. civil war to 1941, the Bolsheviks killed as many of their own people as did the Nazis in the invasions.

  • A red statue of Martin Luther as gift is making more sense now.

  • Everyone goes through phases where he thinks that there could be a more equitable distribution of goods, or more equitable ownership rules. Not everyone goes through phases where they think the world would be better off without Jews. I hate both communism and Nazism, but I can’t get upset that people hate Nazism more. I probably hate Nazism more.

  • I agree with Indiana Jones, “Nazis. I hate these guys!”

    BTW, many people over 50 may know of the Nazi horrors, but I’ve found that many young people, especially under 30 have no idea of history much less what happened in the 1930s and 1940s. We / they will be doomed to repeat it.

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  • “Perhaps it all comes down to the fact that racism is considered akin to original sin in the contemporary world, while hating people for economic reasons is considered noble. Until we recognize that such hate is two sides of the same ugly coin, the world will continue to risk repeating the errors of the last century in this one. Agree.

  • “Not everyone goes through phases where they think the world would be better off without Jews.”

    Pinky, Stalin did right before he died. Earlier he tried to get rid of Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Tartars, Chechens, etc etc etc. What was the difference? Only a lack of a full commitment to Final Solutions.

What, They Didn’t Need Lampshades?

Monday, March 24, AD 2014

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  • Headline at Drudge report: “Aborted babies incinerated to heat hospitals.”

    Keep voting for them Social Justice mass murderers!

  • I want to vomit!

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  • What did it take to defeat the Nazis?

    What did God have to do to King Manasseh to stop him from doing this?

    2nd Chronicles 33:11

    Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manas′seh with hooks and bound him with fetters of bronze and brought him to Babylon.

  • In Scotland, still births have to be registered within 42 days, under Section 56(1) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, as amended by the Stillbirth Definition Act 1992 and the laws governing burial and cremation of human remains apply.
    Unfortunately, the Act only applies to “Any child expelled or issued forth from its mother after the 24th week of pregnancy that did not breathe or show any other signs of life.”
    Earlier miscarriages do not require registration and are not covered by the burial acts and are typically treated as clinical waste, which is scandalous.

  • Human sacrifice. The sovereign personhood of the individual substance of a rational nature, the definition of a person, is the individual substance of the rational, immortal human soul.
    “Where did we go wrong?”, “When you murderer the first innocent person.” from the Trial at Nuremberg.
    4,200 innocent souls are murdered every day in the USA. One person can own another person in the USA, no matter what Abraham Lincoln said: “One person cannot own another person.”
    Innocence and Justice scraped from the womb. Truth thrown into the garbage. In the concentration camps, wallets and lampshades were made from their human skin. Soap was made from their fat. In Britain, these innocent human beings are utilized as fuel for the furnace. In China, the aborted children are eaten as aphrodisiacs. Cannibalism.

    Civilization in the twentieth century.
    Who is next?

  • To the Godless, life is cheap.

  • “…Parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.”
    In the much-maligned funeral industry, one is never to refer to a deceased person, ranging from still-born or pre-born, to mature adult, EVER, as “the remains of Mr/Mrs XYZ”, or even just “the deceased”: so doing fails to acknowledge this is a person.
    The family should be asked the name of the individual, and the arranger, director, cemetery representative, embalmer/preparation expert—everyone is to refer to the person as “Mr. William Smith, your father”/”Mrs.Evelyn Smith, your mother”, or if a child, as “Baby Jane Smith”, “Baby John Smith.” When one enters a room where the deceased person is lying in state, they are to act as though the person is present and conscious. It is appropriate to bow to the person.
    The point here: we see the logical progression and consequence of denying the personhood of a child in the womb. They were never born; they never existed; they never even have the dignity of services due one at death.

  • The depths to which the West has sunk since my lifetime amaze me. It is really a facet of so called progressive politics, which has Great Britain and Canada by the throat and is in the process of choking the USA.

  • “The depths to which the West has sunk since my lifetime amaze me. It is really a facet of so called progressive politics, which has Great Britain and Canada by the throat and is in the process of choking the USA.”

  • Mary wrote “ignorance” to explain the depths to which the West has sunk. Imagine that! We have instant access to all of mankind’s accumulated knowledge over the past 5 thousand years by using these small smart phones on one of which I am typing this message, and we are ignorant! I can find and read Cicero’s De Officiis, or Plato’s Republic or Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching, or Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity or Maxwell’s Equations or any innumerable other things. They can be found in any of a myriad of languages, with and without illustrations, with and without animations. And we are ignorant! IGNORANT!

    As St Paul wrote so long ago, ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the Truth.

    Invincible, purposeful, willful, deliberate ignorance. God will not have to judge us. When the books are opened at the end of time, as Revelation says, then our judgement is manifested. My Dad, a devout Pentecostal to his death, maintained those books were our own brains, our minds accusing us with a record of the abysmal ignorance we had deliberately chosen for ourselves. God doesn’t send us to hell. We choose hell because we want the concealing blackness of ignorance to hide our sins instead of the revealing light of day where they can be burned away by Truth.

  • When he entered the concentrations camps, General Eisenhower ordered as many pictures as possible to be taken for posterity. He said that no one would believe what the Allies had found there. Indeed, now there are people who are holocaust deniers.
    Father Frank Pavone, founder of Priests for Life, said that unless people could see abortion, people would not believe abortion.

    I hope Pelosi gets to see her handiwork.
    Thank you, Paul: I prayed that my comment might be taken as it was intended and you clarified it better than I could have. Thanks again.

  • “The depths to which the West has sunk….. progressive politics, indeed! This is actually progressive in name only. It is regressive. We have regressed back to the worldview of the Philistines. The West has enshrined Moloch, modified only by the self-deception of modern arrogance. The smoke rises from the chimneys of corruption crying out to Heaven for justice.

  • re:Paul W Primavera commenting…….

    Paul; do you have a ghostwriter? No? Perhaps you should become one.

    meaning: Outstanding, strong, purposeful writing Mr. P. (even by TAC standards)
    I read it several times. I’ll bet I’m not alone.

  • …and another thing, if I may…
    It’s a shame that many young Americans today will not understand the title of this post, (What, they didn’t need lampshades?). And, when it is explained, they will accuse Mr. Don M of callous insensitivity. But, I found this title to be perfect. Perfect, Don M.

Von Galen Contra Gestapo

Sunday, March 13, AD 2011



In my first post on Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen, which may be read here, we examined the life of this remarkable German bishop who heroically stood up to the Third Reich.  Today we examine the first of three sermons that he preached in 1941 which made him famous around the globe.  In the summer of 1941 the Third Reich was at its zenith.  Operation Barbarossa had been launched, and the Soviets were reeling, with German armies advancing rapidly against a Red Army which appeared to be on the verge of dissolution.  In North Africa, the Desert Fox was besieging Tobruk and it seemed only a matter of time until Egypt might fall to him.  American still slumbered in an isolationist dream.  World domination by Nazi Germany seemed to be approaching reality.

At this point, when his Nazi foes were their strongest, on July 13, 1941, Bishop von Galen threw down his episcopal gauntlet to the Gestapo, the secret police of the Nazis, who brutally terrorized Germany and occupied Europe:


My dear Catholics of St. Lambert’s:

 I have longed to read personally from the pulpit of this church today my pastoral letter on the events of the past week and in particular to express to you, my former parishioners, my deep-felt sympathy. In some part of the city, the devastation and loss have been particularly great. I hope that by the action of the municipal and government authorities responsible, and above all by your brotherly love and the collections taken today for the work of the Caritas Union and the Parish Caritas, some of the hardship and suffering will be relieved. I had in mind also, however, to add a brief word on the meaning of the divine visitation: how God thus seeks us in order to lead us home to Him. God wants to lead Münster home to Him.  How much at home were our forefathers with God and in God’s Holy Church! How thoroughly were their lives — their public life, their family life, and even their commercial life — supported by faith in God, directed by the holy fear of God and by the love of God! Has it always been like that in our own day? God wants to lead Münster home to Him!

Von Galen here is speaking about the devastation caused by British bombing raids.  Note his comments about the practical steps necessary to help the victims through special collections, and the overriding necessity of turning to God.

Concerning this I had meant to put some further reflections before you. But this I cannot do today, for I find myself compelled to openly and in public speak of something else — a shattering event which came upon us yesterday, at the end of this week of calamity.

What could be more important than the damage wreaked upon us by the enemy bombers I am certain was the thought that first occurred to many of von Galen’s listeners. 

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  • Wow Don. That is fantastic. Amazing how this sermon could be preached today . . . in America. Given that the corporate media is overwhelmingly leftist; that the very word ‘justice’ is bandied about to give cover to state plunder and personal plunder through the state apparatus; that the laws (PPACA, PATRIOT Act, TARP) and legal decisions (Roe v. Wade, Kelo v. New London) passed do not conform with the law of the land (The Constitution); that our government does not refer to Moslem jihadits as ‘terrorists’ but pro-lifers, Ron Paul supporters, Gadsden flag wavers, End the Fed proponents are labeled as terrorists. Is it a wonder that von Galen’s sermon could be preached here today?

    The relativist materialist minority is vocal and powerful and dangerous. As always they will demonize the ‘right’, in truth they are targeting the usual target of the pawns of the Devil: Those who are bigoted because they do not approve of the behavior of Sodomites, those who engage in hate-speech by promoting chastity and traditional marriage, those misogynists who think that women should be supported, respected and encouraged to be authentically feminine and fecund, those who refer to Truth as if there is only one truth and expect people to believe that truth is objective and not the construct of academics and government diktat. You know to whom I am referring – its those pesky Catholics, and not your run of the mill, casual Christmas and Easter Mass, contracepting, pro-abort catholics; but those darn orthodox traditionalists and conservatives who claim the Church has taught and worshiped the same for 2,000 years. They even claim that their Church is the only One founded by Jesus Christ! The audacity.

    I would love to see this fine son of the Church confront socialists like Obama and so-called Catholics like Biden, Pelosi and Sibellius. It would be wonderful to see him make them tremble.

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  • Its amazing, to read these articles and understand their meaning! Its like reading a battle plan. The offensives and defenses in the minds of church leaders vs. extreme secular goals for humans.

    But who are the foot soldiers? I am one of them. Positioned against the extreme secular front battle line. But, where is the battle plan (so to speak) that I / we can follow?

    Millions of us dont’t know what you are saying. Or is there not enough of words in the plebian dictionary to allow you to do this.

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Burleigh Defends the Pope

Friday, September 17, AD 2010

My second favorite living historian, Michael Burleigh, who has written stunningly original works on subjects as diverse as Nazi Germany, religion and politics in the last two centuries,  terrorism, and morality and World War II,  has taken up the cudgels against the despicable attitude of many Brits of the chattering classes regarding the visit of the Pope to the Island next to Ireland.

Under normal circumstances, one might say “welcome” rather than “receive”. But the multiple sexual scandals that have afflicted parts of the Catholic Church have created a window of opportunity for sundry chasers of limelight – including human rights militants, crusading gays, Islamist fanatics, and celebrity God-botherers – to band together to “arrest” the Pope under laws so obscure that few knew they existed. Because child abuse is involved, rather than the more widespread phenomenon of homosexual predation on young men, these manifestations will receive much media attention, especially from the BBC, to the guaranteed perplexity of a less involved general public in a nominally Protestant country. It will require some effort of mind to tune out this noise to hear what the Pope will be saying.

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