This below is an excerpt from the first of the Leaflets of The White
Rose, which people like Sophie Scholl were executed for distributing in
Nazi Germany in 1943.

Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself
to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has
yielded to base instinct.
It is certain that today every
honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any
conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our
children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most
horrible of crimes – crimes that infinitely outdistance every human
measure – reach the light of day? If the German people are already so
corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand,
frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order of
history; if they surrender man’s highest principle, that which raises
him above all other God’s creatures, his free will; if they abandon the
will to take decisive action and turn the wheel of history and thus
subject it to their own rational decision; if they are so devoid of all
individuality, have already gone so far along the road toward turning
into a spiritless and cowardly mass – then, yes, they deserve their
downfall. Goethe speaks of the Germans as a tragic people, like the
Jews and the Greeks, but today it would appear rather that they are a
spineless, will-less herd of hangers-on, who now – the marrow sucked
out of their bones, robbed of their center of stability – are waiting
to be hounded to their destruction. So it seems – but it is not so.
Rather, by means of gradual, treacherous, systematic abuse, the
system has put every man into a spiritual prison. Only now, finding
himself lying in fetters, has he become aware of his fate.
Only a
few recognized the threat of ruin, and the reward for their heroic
warning was death. We will have more to say about the fate of these
persons. If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the
messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer; then even the
last victim will have been cast senselessly into the maw of the
insatiable demon.
Therefore every individual, conscious of his
responsibility as a member of Christian and Western civilization, must
defend himself as best he can at this late hour, he must work against
the scourges of mankind, against fascism and any similar system of
totalitarianism. Offer passive resistance – resistance – wherever you
may be, forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine before it is
too late, before the last cities, like Cologne, have been reduced to
rubble, and before the nation’s last young man has given his blood on
some battlefield for the hubris of a sub-human. Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure!


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  1. was i out of it last night or what…oh yeh i was..i filled out the apps and well they will let me know within the week or two..hopefully soon…man so many there dont know a thing let alone how to use the computer to fill out the apps…gee give me the job to show them how to do it….lol ❤

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