Sunday, March 28, 2010

How Hitler Got Austria

The author of this article lives in South Dakota and appears to be very active in attempting to maintain our freedom.  Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.
Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
By: Kitty Werthmann 
What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.
I believe that I am an eyewitness to history.  I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.  We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote..  I've never read that in any American publications.  Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression.  Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed.  We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates..
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily.  Young people were going from house to house begging for food.  Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs.  My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need.  Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

    The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other.  Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed.  The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933.  We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living.  Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise.  We were led to believe that everyone was happy.  We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family.  Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.  Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades.  The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order.  Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed.  The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.
Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women.  Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home.  An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family.  Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized.  I attended a very good public school.  The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools.. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore.  Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.
Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance.  Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum.  They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time.  The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail.  The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination.  The rest of the day we had sports.  As time went along, we loved it.  Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free.  We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had. 
    My mother was very unhappy.  When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent.  I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful.  There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination.  I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it.  Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home.  I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing.  Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me.  They lived without religion.  By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler.  It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly.  As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established.  All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps.  At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

    Soon after this, the draft was implemented.  It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps.  During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys.  They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps.  After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines.  When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.  Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack.  I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.  
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare: 
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers.  You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government.  The state raised a whole generation of children..  There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology.  By this time, no one talked about equal rights.  We knew we had been had.  
Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care.  Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna .  After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone.  Doctors were salaried by the government.  The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full.  If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn.  There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine.  Research at the medical schools literally stoppedso the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income..  Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household.  We had big programs for families.  All day care and education were free.  High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized.  Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing. 
We had another agency designed to monitor business.  My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables.  Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners.  Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar.  He couldn't meet all the demands.  Soon, he went out of business.  If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection.  We were told how to shop and what to buy.  Free enterprise was essentially abolished.  We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers.  The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.  
"Mercy Killing" Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps .  The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated.  So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded.  When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work.  I knew one, named Vincent, very well.  He was a janitor of the school..  One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van.  I asked my superior where they were going.  She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write.  The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months.  They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.  
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death.  The villagers were not fooled.  We suspected what was happening.  Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months.  We called this euthanasia.  
The Final Steps - Gun Laws: 
Next came gun registration..  People were getting injured by guns.  Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns.  Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms.  Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns.  The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.  
No more freedom of speech.  Anyone who said something against the government was taken away.  We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria .  Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath.  Instead, we had creeping gradualism.  Now, our only weapons were broom handles.  The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria .  Women were raped, preteen to elderly.  The press never wrote about this either.  When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process.  They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned.  We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses.  Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized.  Those who couldn't, paid the price.  There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians.  This is an eye witness account.
"It's true..those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity. 
America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
"After America , There is No Place to Go"
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  1. This is so good! It's also frightening to see how many of these things are starting to happen here. Good warning for our country.

  2. I had a good frien when I was a kid. His grandmother left Germany knew a lot about Hitler and how he came into power. She warned us about what had happened there could happen anywhere. I never in my life thought we would ever come close to that happening. I'm starting to wonder now. I still don't think as much as Obama and his admin. try and make enemies of banks,business and organized religion. Greed was a word that the Nazis used often. It was the greedy bankers and businessmen. Then it turned into the greedy Jews. They nudged a whole culture to kill by race and economic standing. Social justic was the main talking points of the Nazi's.

  3. German Citizens Took Their Eye Off The Ball and When Hitler Took Over He Had The BALL!

    Citizens Must Keep Their Eyes on The Ball! If We Dont Learn From the Past WE are DOOMED To Repeat It! Giving Up Bit Of Freedom Here and a Bit There in The END All Gone , Game OVER!

    Would Not Compare Administration to Hitler But I Do Beleive Their Agenda is To Change Us Into Nation That Resembles European Type Socialist Country!

  4. Wow, that sounds surprisingly like the rhetoric used by Reagan blaming "welfare mommas" for our problems. lol

    Seriously how do you believe this is related to Obama? He's not a nazi or a communist. The things you are blaming him for are the things the right proposed 15 years ago. Mandates are the ideas of the right, but somehow they are now the work of the devil.

    Stop being such idiotic nutjob hypocrites.

  5. joe Calm Down Keep Getting All Excited and That Nobama Care Might Be Right Around The Corner for You! Depending on Your Age You Might Be Pro Rated and Then What!

    Idiotic Must Be Your Word Of The Day and Your Begininng to Sound Idiotic with Your RANTS so Please Calm Down Have a Beer and Relax!

  6. Joe, mandates are the ideas of the right? You must be out of your mind.

    I wrote earlier about how Obama and the Hypocrats are becoming the Fascist Party. Look how they smear their opponents with lies. I have been to several rallys, and they have been nothing but peaceful and multi-cultural. But the MSM and Obama and Congress are telling lies about protesters being racists and hate-mongers and violent crazies. But the evidence just doesn't bear it out. No matter, the lies keep coming. They present a one-day poll, USA Today/Gallup, which has been shown to be skewed by at least 6 points to Hypocrats and is not even a 3-day running average like every other poll, as proof that everyone loves ObamaCare, even though that poll is opposite of EVERY OTHER POLL OUT THERE. This is your GOVERNMENT spreading propaganda and LIES to further their agenda. It is truly SCARY. I don't care which party is doing it, I don't want any government doing it. But this one is, and it is the Hypocrat Party that is doing it. You'd better open your eyes before it's too late.

    You haven't told a lie, or at least not an intentional one. I enjoy hearing your opinions, but not your hate and rage which seems to be what you have been providing lately for some reason. But look at what Bruce does. He comes on here and flat out lies and spreads those lies, and when presented with the facts he just lies some more. Bruce is a perfect example of today's regressive, who thinks he knows what is best for everyone (taxes and total government intrusion an nanny-state) and he and they will lie and smear to achieve their ends. Bruce has no moral compass at all. That asshole accused me of wishing he would die, and wishing harm on him, when I never did anything like that! Did I see you admonish Bruce for his lies? Well I haven't read that comment section yet, but dollars-to-donuts you didn't.

    Look at this health care tax. The Hypocrats say one thing (they hate insurance companies, big pharma, etc) but the results are completely the opposite (insurance gets 30 million new forced customers, and no cost controls?! No protections for children with pre-existing conditions?!?! Huge new taxes for everyone?!?!)

    Like Chris says, and I believe; if you don't think it can happen here, you are going to be in for a rude awakening. Germany and the Germans would have never thought it would happen to them either.

  7. John and AL, does it seem like the left is becoming unhinged the more they say we are? They project everything of themselves on us. Joe it only took 20% of Americans to start the civil war. That is the same size as the liberal idealogues "fundamentaly changing"America to a facist nation.

  8. John, Don't you hate being wrong like that?

    So Here we go...
    From Kaiser health News feb 2010

    In November, 1993, Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., introduced what was considered to be one of the main Republican health overhaul proposals: "A bill to provide comprehensive reform of the health care system of the United States."

    Titled the "Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993," it had 21 co-sponsors, including two Democrats (Sens. Boren and Kerrey). The bill, which was not debated or voted upon, was an alternative to President Bill Clinton's plan. It bears similarity to the Democratic bill passed by the Senate Dec. 24, 2009, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    "The idea of an individual mandate as an alternative to single-payer was a Republican idea," said health economist Mark Pauly of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. In 1991, he published a paper that explained how a mandate could be combined with tax credits — two ideas that are now part of Obama's law. Pauly's paper was well-received — by the George H.W. Bush administration.

    Tommy Thompson, secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush, sought to make the idea more acceptable, by saying: "Just like people are required to have car insurance, they could be required to have health insurance.

  9. But not everyone has to buy a car but everyone does have to buy health insurance Joe?
    We are now mandated by the Democratic Party alone to buy health insurance products just to be American. Does that sound American to you Joe? Is that why the left is trying to pin this bill on the Republicans by saying they came up with the idea first? This obamacare is owned and operated solely by the Democratic party. What I find funny is how the Democrats are trying to pawn it off on the Blame Republicans expresss. No you Democrats own this one 100%. And Joe, nice try little buddy.

  10. Chris, its your idea, we just made it happen. Nice that you guys oppose the things you suggest. Just goes to show you how "real" the republican party is. They suggest individual mandates and when it gets voted in, they say they are unsconstitutional. Make up your mind.

    See pawning off is different than explaining the hypocritical stance of the right and you know it. I showed you were the idea for mandates come from, the right and proved john wrong again and you blow it off. I guess the truth shouldn't get in the way of a good ideology huh?

    But it is our healthcare reform with some of your ideas thrown in. You weren't compassionate enough to make it happen so we did.

  11. Joe I thought Obuma was "change". But it looks to me like he is just more Bush then "change". GITMO,the wars,international relations. Obuma is just another Bush. Thanks for pointing that out to all of us Joe. You must really hate this bill now that you know that Bush came up with it first?

  12. Joe we didn't buy it when Bush pushed it and we don't buy it now. You on the left didn't buy it when Bush pushed it but now the Democrats own it and made it pass and you are all moist over the bill. Funny how you Democrats change with the wind.

  13. Thanks Joe keep up the good work. You are making a lot of sence now.

  14. Now Were Back to 1993 on Our " Time Machine " Trip!

    Liberals OWN This Social;ized Medicade and November Will Indeed Be Interesting At The Very Least!

    Lets Get Back in That Time Machine and Go Back to 1965! Libs Hows That War On Poverty Working Out? This Is a Good a Question as ANY Since Were Going Down Mewmory Lane!

    We Do Have a Few Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda on Board Now!

  15. Al, wow didn't see you going all ideologue on us, but maybe i gave you too much credit before.

    Been reading about how alot of these Tea Party types are on unemployment or social security and i started to wonder, hey can you be against socialism while enjoying the benefits of Social safety nets? ironic isn't it.

  16. here's a great article on the righwing brick blogger and his violent attitude and welfare check.

  17. Joe, it actually seems to be an idea generated by Mark Pauly, and picked up by a Republican and supported by 21 co-sponsors ... never voted on or debated, wow the Republicans were behind that with all they had! I've seen more support for Thaddeus McCotter's plan to claim your pet on your income tax return than you are claiming with this! So we're going to claim any legislation introduced by a Republican is a Republican idea? I guess they get to claim the Civil Rights as all theirs as well. Not to mention they made it happen. Eat it Joe, you belong to the party of racists.

    LOL ... George H.W. Bush, wasn't he voted out? Must have been his support of an Unconstitutional mandate, right Joe?

  18. Well if your side writes a bill it could be considered your idea. especially if your side has 19 co-sponsors.

    I'd like to give you civil rights, but knowing history i know that it was a democrat that really pushed the civil rights to the forfront in the early times after the war. Yes, a democrat, Harry Truman whose civil rights committee was the first ones to propose the de-segragation that occured in the 1958 civil rights bill and later bills. really think your conservative talking points are the turth don't you?

  19. Hey JoeC I Have NEVER Depended On Anybody For Anything! Never Collected State or Government Checks For Support! Thats The Way I Was Brought Up and I Passed it on! How About You?

    Joe Gotta Admit Your all Over On Everything BUT Guess It Keeps You Happy! Dont Believe You Were As Spunky Before Nobama Care Passed But With All The Crap Your Writing You Do Have a Lotta Smoke Blowin Somewhere!

  20. Joe, more lies and untruth. You really are Bruce FAILk aren't you? LOL

    Joe, Robert Byrd was the original Hypocrat hero, he would put a n***er in his place, wouldn't he Joe? There's some civil rights for you. What a hero, all that filibustering, and who was that Hypocrat standing in the doorway of the schools? LMAO

  21. 1957 Civil Rights Bill Signed By Republican President After Southern Democrats Tried To BLOCK Bill! Sen. Johnson Had Hand In Passing Bill With Thoughts Of Running For President in 1960! Dont Remember Republican Politicans ORDERING Citizens To Be Hit With High Pressure Hoses To Disperse Their Legal Demonstrations! Holding Up Demoncrats As Examples Of Civil Rights Pit Bulls Is at Best Uninformed and at Worse IDIOT

  22. Al, the 57 bill was signed and even proposed by the Republican president Dwight Eisenhower. It was modeled on the findings of Trumans civil rights commission.

    "in December 1946, Truman appointed a distinguished panel to serve as the President's Commission on Civil Rights, which recommended "more adequate means and procedures for the protection of the civil rights of the people of the United States." When the commission issued its report, "To Secure These Rights," in October 1947, among its proposals were anti-lynching and anti-poll tax laws, a permanent FEPC, and strengthening the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.

    In February 1948 President Truman called on Congress to enact all of these recommendations. When Southern Senators immediately threatened a filibuster, Truman moved ahead on civil rights by using his executive powers. Among other things, Truman bolstered the civil rights division, appointed the first African American judge to the Federal bench, named several other African Americans to high-ranking administration positions, and most important, on July 26, 1948, he issued an executive order abolishing segregation in the armed forces and ordering full integration of all the services. Executive Order 9981 stated that "there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin." The order also established an advisory committee to examine the rules, practices, and procedures of the armed services and recommend ways to make desegregation a reality. There was considerable resistance to the executive order from the military, but by the end of the Korean conflict, almost all the military was integrated."

    yeah there where considerable southern democrats who opposed the bills and many of them left the democrats to become Republicans and other relented their ways and admitted their mistakes. Knowing half the story and acting like you know it all doesn't wash boys.

  23. John,
    you know its funny how you hold up the few southern senators that tried to defeat the passage of the bills, but forget that 153 democratic congressmen voted for the 64 bill and 44 senators.

    you also forget that Johnson appointed the first black to the supreme court. And that all three civil rights bills were passed under a Democratic congress. (57, 60 and 64)

    Somehow we democrats are the bigots. your revisionist history doesn't really hold up.

  24. Joe While were Talking Truth And The Great Democrats and Their Civil Rights Bills You Kind Of Forgot the Part About The Dogs and High Pressure Water Used On Citizens in The South For ONLY Doing Their GOD Given Right To Protest! Hell Some Are Still Being Elected! Both Sides Got Those Bills Passed Joe and That Is A Fact! Knowing Half the Story Joe and Acting Like You Know It All Wont Wash Period!

    If Nothing Else Joe You Have Kept Others Busy With Your Decade Old Theories Away From The Real News the " Present"!

  25. Al, notice that yours and other posts follow a script. you guys keep using the same words, like you read them somewhere and now are throwing them out.

    "Dogs and hig pressure hoses"

    funny when i was going over the internet yesterday looking at conservative sights about your claims, i saw that same language on almost everyone of them. Many of the conservative blogs took the exact same wording too.

    al, do i look like a southern democrat to you? And better yet since your so present dwelling in your postings am I a 1960's southern democrat?

    And it was John who brought up civil rights not me. He incorrectly attributed something to the right. Besides i gave Eisenhower dredit for pushing the 57 civil rights bill. First sentence. didn't you read it?

  26. Joe, thank you for proving my point. You want to say that the mandated insurance was a Republican idea because one of them introduced it in '93. So I said that if you want to play that game, then Civil Rights legislation is Republican idea as well, because that was introduced by them. And you apparently agreed, because you said "Al, the 57 bill was signed and even proposed by the Republican president Dwight Eisenhower."

    See Joe, in your own words the BILL was proposed by a Republican, so they own it according to your logic. Thanks for backing me up on that one! LMAO


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