Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”) is the autobiography and political philosophy of the 20th century’s most despicable human being. Written while in prison for his failed Munich revolution of November 1923, Hitler produced the first volume in 1925 and the second in 1926. I am sure that reading his words does not compare to observing his powerful rhetoric, which most of us have only seen and heard on scratchy black and white film. I read the first volume with my usual pencil, marking both the pages and the front flap. Although I am very interested in WWII history, especially the European Theater, I am reading Mein Kampf with the purpose of comparing attitudes and actions of that time to ours (realizing that we probably compare more to Marx’s Das Kapital). Hitler, of course, had a special hatred for Jews and blamed all of society’s failures on them and their control of the economy. He blamed the rich (Jews) for oppressing the poor and the (Jewish) media for being in league with the status-quo politicians. He advocated necessary (even patriotic) violence as a noble display of national pride.
John Adams on False AccusersSeptember 17, 2018
“We find in the rules laid down by the greatest English judges, who have been the brightest of mankind: We are to look upon it as more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent should suffer. The reason is, because it is of more importance to the community that innocence should […]
Thankful? Yes!November 1, 2017
It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days. The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things. I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]
The Christian in an Election YearFebruary 27, 2016
Election year comes every four years, like it or not. I don’t necessarily, even though I watch more cable news and read online news than in any other year. When we could be anticipating March Madness and the NCAA tournament, we are more embroiled in Super Tuesday and March Sadness. It saddens me because the […]