Saturday, March 13, 2010

"No other free place to go."

Kitty Werthmann

Folks,

My good friend Russ Fine forwarded this to me. It reminds us all of the stakes. We cannot lose this fight, for there is no other free place to go. And if that is so, there is going to be a fight. What have you done TODAY to get ready for it?

Mike
III

After America , There is No Place to Go"

The author of this article lives in South Dakota and is very active in attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read this article and pass it along. I see so many parallels in this country–are we going to sit by and watch it happen? Spread the word; also contact your congressional reps; vote them out if they don’t do what they ey should. If you don't want to be bothered, then you're part of the problem! Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.


America 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 stopped, so 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"

13 comments:

Sean said...

And THAT'S why I sick of this runnin' crap. The time to fight is NOW.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing;

How expensive something is when it's free?
How government "help" never does?
"Equality" never is?

God bless you Miss Werthmann.

Eric
III

milton f said...

damn

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that we, as a country, are already a good ways down the list of things that she mentioned. Prep on! This thing's gonna blow soon and they'll be the ones starting it.

Dan said...

This has been well documented enough that nobody can doubt it.
The thing that struck me is the comment about the descent taking five years. In this day and age, what with the 'net and all, will it take longer, or will it happen more quickly?
Prepared? More than most, but not as much as I'd like!

rustynail said...

Thanks for posting this. Very alarming.

rustynail
III/OK

CowboyDan said...

From one who saw it all before... Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ms. Werthmann! Thank you, Mr. Fine, for sending this.

I plan to forward this to a long list of people. We need to wake up, and soon.

The people who support all the "help" we are supposed to get from the government need to learn from this lady's experience and wisdom.

Sadly, I think few will. But for a very few, the politicians are getting shroomed (kept in the dark and covered in manure, to be polite) on this.

The puppet-masters must be pissing themselves in glee, watching the fools we have in Congress doing their bidding, thinking they're doing something good. Lord, what fools these mortals be!

They just don't seem to realize one of the sad realities of the real world. Whatever "IT" is, if they ask you to do it to someone, they'll ask someone else to do it to you.

I always learn from your blog, and it's always something I hadn't expected. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

You'll never see this story on any MSM outlet. Is there a way to have Joseph Farah of World Net Daily publish this? That outlet reaches a lot of folks.

Brutus said...

Well, I can assure everyone here that the arms business is alive and well amongst the "civilian" populace according to an arms dealer that I know that I spoke with today.

I go in ever weekend to buy to ammo. I was fortunate enough to walk in one day to find that he had a case (minus one box) of Lake City XM118 7.62 MM 173 Gr. Match sitting on the counter for sale. I didn't have enough to buy the whole case, so he sold half to me then and held the rest for a couple of weeks for me since "You are the only one who knows what the hell you are looking at." (It must have been in my eyes LOL!) He was selling them for 20$ a box, I got them for 15 a box for buying the case.

Anyhow, lets hope that all these newly acquired arms owners do not give up to easily. Business is good.

P.F. Flyer said...

You know, a dear and remarkable lady of genius intellect - Dr. Alice von Hildebrandt - spoke to a group of us about similar things, a few years back - she and Deitrich, her husband ( an intellectual and renowned author, professor and theologian back then ) lived through so many of these things, saw events that most of us cannot imagine, and her warning was, and is, every bit as eloquent but even more stern than this delightful lady. Will we learn from these elders, will we accept their wisdom?
BTW - Mike - had NO idea you were close with Russ and Dee - I lost touch with them several years back, and miss them a lot. Please greet them for me, whenever you can. Wish they, esp. Russ, would get back on the air!!

Anonymous said...

Kitty is Great! I heard her a few weeks back on the Pastor Butch Paugh Radio show. Here the the link to the mp3. Very enlightening... http://gcnlive.com/Archives2010/feb10/CalltoDecision/021010.mp3

Anonymous said...

Ms. Werthmann's testimony is yet another validation of Pastor Martin Niemoller's warning. In times past, others gave similar warnings & then as now were ignored, ridiculed, driven away, confined, & sometimes killed. Those who heeded the warnings were considered to be irrational, disloyal, selfish, likely dangerous, & so were persecuted for being alarmists. After the warnings came true, the surviving persecutors hated those who reminded them of their hubris & folly & worked to discredit the prudent ones & foment hostility toward them. And, as before, many listened to the grasshoppers because they didn't want to admit that the recent horror wasn't an anomaly & have to do the hard things that are necessary to prevent future hideousness. The cycle repeats, & there are always more lazy, fearful, self-deluded, & egotistical sheep who'll happily follow the grasshoppers into perdition than there are ants who have the toughness of spirit to see things as they truly are & strengthen themselves for the struggle against the darkness that may, & likely will, return.


Cassandra (of Troy)

straightarrow said...

Anonymous said...
"The sad thing is that we, as a country, are already a good ways down the list of things that she mentioned. Prep on! This thing's gonna blow soon and they'll be the ones starting it."

Un NO!! They already started it. It is underway now. We are loud, but that seems to be all.