Monday, September 28, 2009

Listen to what she speaks

No matter what one thinks of Phyllis Schlafly and her Eagle Forum organization, they hosted a “How to Take Back America” conference in St. Louis which featured Kitty Werthmann. An 84-year-old woman who grew up under the Nazi's control. The Washington Independent Reports Take Back America Conference and includes some wisdom from this woman:
“What would you suggest we do,” asked one activist, “if we are asked to give up our guns?”

“Don’t you dare give up your guns!” thundered Werthmann. “Never, never, never!”
Iowa's representative Steve King was a speaker there as the conference was dominated by "right wing" issues.

I have no support for bigotry of any kind so let's throw all else aside for a moment and concentrate on the experiences of a woman who saw the changes in her native country. Changes that allowed evil to take root and grow while the rest of world and those within Germany ignored the threat. We should take heed of her advice.

I have no opinion of anything else that was in the article, just Ms. Werthmann. [I do have an opinion, just not for this post - ed] Besides DailyKos and Huffpost loudly criticize this woman, so maybe she is worth listening to.

Update: I found this at World Net Daily that gives more details on Ms. Werthmann: Austria in the '30s: Mirror to America
"Those of us who sailed past the Statute of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity." Werthmann concluded. "After America, there is no place to run."
Avoid the hyperbole there too, but I'm willing to listen to her experiences.


Crotalus said...

The DailyKos and Huffington Pest actually had the gall to criticize one who had lived through the Holocaust???

Jeffersonian said...

"After America, there is no place to run."

Quote. Of. The Year.

strandediniowa said...

Crotalus, I searched around and found Koz and Huff lumping her with the "right wing fanatics" from the Eagle Forum. My guess is that Corrie Ten Boom would be hated by them as well.

Jeffersonian, I agree, and that's sad, if you think about it.