What would the White Rose have said about us?
You wouldn’t know it if you only check out the MSM, but there is a cacophany of voices crying in the wilderness of American life, desperate for their fellows to wake from their zombie state. The details, issues and complaints vary but the message is significantly similar: Wake out of your stupor and help resist the Corporate State! (that’s my version, but many are much the same)
Another growing groundswell is a near uniform rejection of science: a sad but understandable situation, since science education is nearly non-existant in the US and the scientific establishment in both academia and industry have allowed Corporate control to co-opt, corrupt and abuse them. From vaccines to climate change, many reject it all. Whatever it is, it must be a scam with profits for the Big-Boys and costs passed along to what used to be known as “the people.” This causes me some grief, but when so many untested products poison the populace and the landscape, and institutions supposed to provide oversight have been gutted and burdened with political hacks, it’s probably safer to “just say NO.”
Corporate schemers own Congress, manipulate every public debate and smother important issues in the press. They have outsourced our economy and demand billions for the right to run a casino on Wall Street.
Which brings me to the White Rose– an anti-Nazi student group in Germany during WWII. The Corporate State is the texbook definition of fascism….and that’s really where we are right now. The charge has been trivialized by many puffed-up pontificators, but that doesn’t make it untrue.
As I correspond with many who excuse current events, or give me sage advice about accepting what’s ‘possible,’ I feel much more akin to those of the White Rose, even knowing the brutal end they came to.
Alex Doherty writes about them and the parallels with those today who have seen the American Dream become a nightmare and call for us to resist:
“The White Rose group could hardly have been unaware of the cruelty of the regime they opposed and yet the group did not shy from exhorting, in fact demanding that their fellow citizens take action to against the Nazi state. They took it to be a sacred duty of all people to oppose violence and authoritarianism regardless of the personal cost:
“Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right – your moral duty – to eliminate this system?” “
Written by laudyms
December 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm