Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Kristallnacht Fallacy

Kristallnacht: literally "Crystal Night") or the Night of Broken Glass was an anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany and Austria on 9 to 10 November 1938. It is also known as Novemberpogrome, Reichskristallnacht, Reichspogromnacht or Pogromnacht in German.

Kristallnacht was triggered by the assassination in Paris of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew. In a coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property, 91 Jews were murdered and 25,000 to 30,000 were arrested and placed in concentration camps. 267 synagogues were destroyed, and thousands of homes and businesses were ransacked. This was done by the Hitler Youth, the Gestapo and the SS. Kristallnacht also served as a pretext and a means for the wholesale confiscation of firearms from German Jews.

While the assassination of Rath served as a pretext for the attacks, Kristallnacht was part of a broader Nazi policy of antisemitism and persecution of the Jews. Kristallnacht was followed by further economic and political persecutions. It is viewed by many historians as the beginning of the Final Solution, leading towards the genocide of the Holocaust. -- Wikipedia.


One of the things that recurs in the diatribes of our fact-challenged collectivist friends is that I have somehow recreated the Nazi's Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews.

As I have explained before, Kristallnacht was perpetrated by the political party in power as an extension of tyrannical state policy upon innocent citizens.

What I have called for is the use of exfenestration as a resistance tool by citizens against the party in control of the government and their tyrannical state policy.

That the collectivists will be unmoved by facts that contradict their cherished meme is a given. But anyone else with half a brain and eyes to see can tell the difference.

The only thing in common is broken glass. This can also be found at auto accidents and earthquakes.

Verstehen Sie, was ich meine?



Unknown said...

Hi Mike. Thought this might provide some encouragement...the link is here if you'd like to provide the links within the post:

A blog I was reading yesterday linked to a post on The New Clarion blog, written by Jim May. It was a terrific read and I encourage you to read the entire article here. Here’s a quote from the article that encapsulates most of the issues that society faces today…

"There is someone in front of you asking for help, and you have plenty of money. Do you have the moral right to say no?

His need is genuine. Do you still have the moral right to say no?

It’s not his fault. Do you still have the moral right to say no?

It’s a very pressing need. Do you still have the moral right to say no?

It’s a child. Do you still have the moral right to say no?" end quote.

If you answered ‘yes’ to every question, congratulations, you embrace the concept of personal sovereignty and reading further may not be of any further enlightenment. If you had to think about even one, or you answered ‘no’ to any of them…you are not free. You might just as well join an ant hill, because as soon as you give just ONE INCH of personal sovereignty, you dishonour that which God gave you at conception.


Some, mistakenly, will point to the speed limits we place on our roads and other such regulations, claiming that we never were really ‘free’. But I don’t have to drive, and they can’t make me drive, rendering that argument mute.

Here, you will find a link to a Rachel Maddow hit piece on freedom, and on those who would stand up for freedom (like this good man). Ms. Maddow tries name-calling, and she questions the spelling on a brick thrown through an establishment window (which is priceless with the word ‘intimination’ in block letters on the screen over her left shoulder). It doesn’t work. As she reads the words of Mr. Vanderboegh one finds themselves saying…




God Bless You, Mike Vanderboegh.

There is an army beside you (not behind…beside). In your own country. In mine. And in countries around the globe where freedom loving individuals have, in your own fine words, “backed up grumbling”.

Shawn Vint

Fat Balding Caver (ret.) said...

One of the reasons that I've posted about being cautious in breaking windows is;

the statist crowd already brand any dessent from their holy words as "racist", "nazi", "hateful"

This, regardless of complete lack of evidence to support their accusations, or even in the face of strong evidence to the contrary. so a "kristallnacht" would feed directly into their meme.

I'm actually suprised not to have seen the name "kristallnacht" applied in the collectivist comments that I've scan-read so far.

Perhaps it is time to point out to the collectivists that Fascists in Italy and NSDAP in Germany, grew from, had much in common with and were admired, and aped by "progressives" the world over.

Benito Mussolini and Adolph Hitler, both, introduced nationalised health care in their countries.

Who knows, perhaps your collectivist commenters would think the framed hammer and sickle banners remaining in the rooms of Margherita Sarfatti's (one of Mussolini's long term mistresses, 1926 to 1931/2) house are a later hoax, not remnants from the days when Mussolini was "Il Duce" (The Leader) of the Italian marxists?

anyway, Mike, my worries were misplaced, I've way underestimated your abilities, and, as far as edjumicating the commenters I've read so far...

Well, perhaps YOU, personally, can actually educate pork. I certainly couldn't educate them.

Anonymous said...

Just so the left isn't disappointed that you've called them on the fallacy, I do think they will get to see Kristallnacht happen again.

It will happen when armed men descend upon our neighborhoods wearing caps which have "IRS" embroidered on them. Some state, county, and city police will also be involved while Obamanites gather on the sidewalks to observe and possibly even cheer.

IRS agents will have documents in hand proving we do not have insurance (such criminals!) as well as copies of letters we have sent which plainly state we will not pay the fine (such insanity!).

While they are there to try and arrest us they will also try to round up five or six others on the same street who sent similar letters.

Notice I said they will try, but I make no predictions about their success. If they are successful, they will ransack homes looking for evidence which could further justify their actions. However, even if they are not successful, much glass will have been broken.

bagpiper said...

WE love you guy, but you need a declaration.
BE INFORMED, by these presents;
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to recognize an evil so subtle, so hypocritical, an intellectual dishonesty that rises to the level of perfidy with boisterous arrogant laughter in cursing congratulations thereof, the urination upon vows made to protect and defend that which held us together by the references to “that old piece of paper”, The Constitution, which they now sacrifice on the altar of Health.

That We, the Veterans of this once great nation, do affirm and declare, that we took the oath to protect and defend, and were and shall be forevermore, under said oath. That many thousands of us died, for that “Old Piece of paper”, and we shall not allow them, to have died in vain.

That We, the taxpayers and defenders of the Constitution, for the sake of Liberty, do protest and declare, that no matter the upholding or not upholding, the judgment of courts, hold you, the Democratic Party and all minions and functionaries, to be in a state of Treason. That we see your global agenda, and say to you, this shall not stand, upon pain of blood.

That We, the said defenders, do hereby declare Republicans, who did allow NAFTA, and the shutting down of the productive economy of this Great Nation, to be held in a state of Treason.

That We, the said defenders, do hereby declare Wall Street, Bankers, and their institutions and functionaries, to be thieves of the peoples money, and are hereby held to be in a state of Treason. That we, will no longer accept, an entire nations economy run from one central nest of vipers.

That We, the said defenders, do hereby declare all NGO’s, Universities, and their associate minions and functionaries,

That We, the said defenders, do hereby declare the sitting Supreme Court, a court that said, that the rights of cities, counties and states, to declare an Eminent Domain upon individual property, for sole purpose of transferring property to another private individual, having subjugated the amendments to the proverbial, and hereby having said that corporations are equal to individual citizens, are hereby held to be Traitors to your high office.

When such events transpire, and it becomes obvious to all concerned, that no one in authority, is doing what they were sent to do, are doing the opposite couched in pretty flowing languages, performing perfidies upon an aggrieved population, with hidden agenda’s, plans and schemes unknown and not transparent, it is time to absolve the political bonds which have carried us.

It is time to declare, that a state of War exists between the People and the Leadership. That said Leadership’s, have resulted in great economic disparities, looting of the public treasury, impoverishment of the middle class, destitution of the lower classes, and prospects for improvement, becoming worse day by day, as it becomes also obvious, that is not an accident, this is not something that nobody could have predicted, for many did predict, and were ignored.

We implore, our brethren in the law enforcement and military, to withdraw from this ‘politics by another name’. We inform all, THERE IS NO MORE LAW, but that, it has been replaced by RICH MENS RULES, that will now begin to morph into POOR MAN’s JUSTICE.

BE INFORMED, by these presents, that a STATE of WAR now exists, between the Constitutionalists and the Progressives of all stripes. Be also informed, they started this war, but we shall finish it.

7.62 mm said...


Have you read the trilogy of books on the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans? "The Coming of the Third Reich", "The Third Reich in Power", and "The Third Reich at War".

Extensive and excruciating detail about the persecution of the Jews and other percieved "Enemies of the State".

Lots of heavy going, but if you are interested, I can arrange to get you copies...

Keep up the good work, I LOVE your writing and attitude.

I'll contact you via email in a bit. Publish this if you wish...



Anonymous said...

The Left is giving us a Kobayashi Maru situation (Trekkies know what that means). We have to cheat if we want to win, like Kirk did, otherwise the Klingon Obamaborg wins.

Maurice said...

Why don't I feel threatened by you, Mike, though I"m the son of a Holocaust survivor, but I feel completely threatened by the jackboots of Obama and his thugs. HE is an anti-Semite, a Muslim, a threat to our freedoms, as is every single one of his despicable henchmen in the Executive and the Congress and the Judiciary, all the Leftist scum that are trying to destroy America from within.

That anyone would label you an anti-Semite or someone who wants to reproduce Kristallnacht is a complete fool. THEY are the Nazis, and they lie and they project.

It's much more than being a fool, but I'm so angry right now, I can't think of better language. This is just sickening.