22 February 2012

Words from the Past

Isn’t it true that every honest [citizen] is ashamed of his government these days? Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes—crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure—reach the light of day?

--from the first pamphlet of the White Rose, 1942

2 comments:

Long-Skirts said...

There is a beautiful German movie about some of the young adults in the White Rose movement called "Sophie Scholl". You can watch it on Netflix. It's in German but with English subtitles. One of our priests recomended it and it's worth watching.

X said...

The legend of the White Rose is pure fantasy. Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans were not devout christians, both were promiscuous and Hans was an active homosexual with a serious history of drug abuse. Of their first four leaflets (they only distributed five) they had no first hand knowledge of their claims. The rest of the group fare no better. At a time when the flower of German manhood was fighting and dying on the Eastern front to save Europe from the onslaught of Bolshevism these bohemian "students" were spreading demoralising and seditious propaganda. They had far more in common with the Weather Underground then with the saints and the martyrs.