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Tuesday night I attended a meeting of the Felicita Humor Toastmasters Club, where Genero Crenshaw gave an excellent speech titled “Toastmasters, Wow, What an Experience!!!”

Genero referred to Viktor Frankl as one of his mentors, and recommended the book Man’s Search for Meaning. I went home and started reading it that night.

Frankl was born in 1905 in Vienna, Austria. He knew he wanted to be a physician when he was three years old. He ended up getting and M.D. and Ph.D, practicing as a renowned psychiatrist. There was only one problem. He was Jewish.

In 1942, he was arrested and hauled off to Auschwitz, a death camp of the Nazis where 1.5 million people died and from where pretty much nobody ever returned.

In Man’s Search for Meaning, we experience Auschwitz with Frankl through the observant, scientific eyes of the psychiatrist. He makes sense of the senseless, he analyzes his motives, the motives of his fellow prisoners and those of the guards and tormentors. It’s not a book about Frankl, it’s a book about humanity under the most extreme imaginable conditions of pure horror and utter de-humanization. We learn what happens to people under those conditions.

There is no way to feel sorry for oneself in modern America after reading Man’s Search for Meaning. The story of the holocaust needs to be told, over and over again, lest we forget and allow it to happen again.

Frankl died in 1997, at the ripe age of 92. He lost his parents, his brother, and his wife in the camps. After his eventual and unlikely liberation, he had nothing to live for. Taking a dose of his own medicine, he threw himself into this work and accomplished a renowned career, not only as a holocaust survivor, but also as an international psychoanalyst.

I said above “lest we forget and allow it to happen again” yet at the moment I am writing this, I know that there are concentration camps right now in North Korea where people are kept as slave laborers, for generations. If a man commits a crime of stealing a loaf of bread, he can be incarcerated for generations. His children, born in the camp, will be indentured slaves because of their father’s crimes. That’s going on today.

In Syria, right this moment, a rogue regime hell-bent on its own survival, is brutally slaying its own people by the tens of thousands – pretty much what Hitler did – yet we stand by and wait.

How can we reconcile this?

Man’s Search for Meaning, as you can see from my waxings, is thought-provoking at a very deep and challenging level.

Rating: ***

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There is an online journal called innocently enough VT – Veterans Today.

Check out this entry by Rimland Zundel of June 12, 2011, however, and you see quickly what a nutcase website Veterans Today actually is.

This whole piece is full of so much garbage, I am compelled to print it out here and comment on it paragraph by paragraph – and then I need to take a shower:

A View of the World through the Prism of Europe

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The whole thing starts out really nicely with a sharp picture of the most misunderstood man in the world, the one we should all feel sorry for because we have driven him into so much misery by our evil war that he saw no way out but to put a bullet through his head.

If a German had said in 1945 that within 60 years large numbers of his countrymen would be celebrating the Wehrmacht’s unconditional surrender as “liberation,” his mental state of mind would have been highly suspect. Today, however, Germany’s national mental health has deteriorated to the point that such insanity is seen by many not only as “normal” but as politically and morally desirable.

Yes, in 1945, the country had just emerged from a period of 12 years of abuse, terror, repression, poverty, hunger, and denial of education, religion, art, freedom of speech and freedom of choice. The German people were brainwashed to the core. An entire generation was raised based on lies and deception, kept in line by brutal repression. Yes, they didn’t know what normal countries were like. It took years of healing before people could go about normal lives. And many, particularly older people, were scarred forever. And millions were flat-out DEAD. So yes, Zundel is right, his mental state of mind would have been suspect in 1945.

What has happened to Germans during the past six decades?  In what sense were Germans “liberated” following World War II?

Asks Dr. Hennig, a renown German psychiatrist known for his various writings on brainwashing:  Were Germans “liberated” from their sanity?

So Hennig thinks Germans were sane when they raped the Austrians and Czechs, overran and slaughtered the Poles, walked over the Belgians, and enslaved the French, all in a couple of years of megalomania. They were sane when they made half the country spy on the other half, and arrest anyone who didn’t agree with the ideology of the regime.

Below I quote and summarize from Dr. Hennig’s recent essay, Das Deutsche Reich in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft,  translated by James M. Damon:

Were they “liberated” from the 14 to 15 million dead in a war that was forced on the Third Reich, as per the latest writings by the eminent Russian historian, Viktor Suworow, who documented conclusively that Hitler’s War was a preventive strike against the massive military build-up on the Western borders by Stalin?

Here Hennig is rewriting history just like Cheney and Bush did claiming that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11. Hitler was in cahoots with Stalin and tried to get him to help him conquer France in the west. Stalin, sly fox and murderer that he was, knew a thug when he saw one and didn’t fall for it. The fact is, Hitler moved against Austria with reckless bullying and threat of all-out war before anyone knew what was going on. Then he did it again against Czechoslovakia only because the Brits were too gullible to see through Hitler’s motives. They should have checked with Stalin right then. Poor Hitler. He had to do a preemptive strike to save the country! Did anyone read Mein Kampf? He wrote about what he had in mind, in detail, ten years before he started putting things in motion.

Were they “liberated” from the three million women, children and elderly who died while attempting to flee rampaging Russians, Poles and Czechs at the end of the war – or who were later expelled from their ancestral lands in the East?

Russians, Poles and Czechs had been exterminated by the millions by the Nazis between 1939 and 1944, as is well documented. Yes, they stood up and came back with a vengeance when they finally could, when Hitler finally was overpowered in the west and became too diluted. My own grandparents were refugees from Silesia to the west. They lost their home and homeland – forever. My own father, born 1936, remembers those years of misery and poverty. He was there, unlike Ingrid Rimland, walking on foot as refugees. He does not blame the Poles or the Russians. He blames the insanity of the German megalomaniac for the endless misery and the full destruction of a nation, a continent, and entire peoples.

Were they “liberated” from the additional millions of noncombatant killed by Allied terrorist bombings of the densely populated residential areas of Germany’s cities?

Give me a break, Allied terrorist bombings. What were they supposed to do? Go house to house to stop the insanity?

Were they “liberated” from the deaths of a million German prisoners of war in the notorious Rheinwiesen Camps run by Eisenhower through starvation and exposure, after all armed forces had capitulated and all the guns had fallen silent?

Go read Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel, or Auschwitz by Miklos Nyiszli, or The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer, or Man’s Search  for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, or Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, or watch Sarah’s Key. And please don’t tell me that Lengyel, Nyiszli, Shirer, Frankl or Frank made all this up. Go buy Der Gelbe Stern by Schoenberner and read the hundreds of eyewitness reports and see the pictures. After you get your education, then tell me that you feel sorry for the poor Germans in Eisenhower’s prison camps.

Were they “liberated” from the loss of a third of their ancestral territory, their Eastern provinces?  “Liberated” from the burden of millions of cripples and orphans in the aftermath of the War?

The German people were raped, starved, crippled and killed by the millions by their own leaders. An entire generation of male youth, those born between 1910 and 1930, were obliterated. There isn’t a village in Germany that does not have a memorial – ein Denkmal – on the village square with the names of the boys that went to war and never came back, died 17, 18, 19, 20 years old for the fatherland, sent by ruthless maniacs who didn’t give a damn about anyone, including their own young men, even their children. Hitler sent his boys into suicide situations, knowing the outcome in advance, by the millions. He asked them to fight to the last man, because the last man’s life was just as worthless to him as any other life. So yes, Rimland Zundel and Hennig, I believe the German people were “liberated” from sending ever more young boys into hopeless annihilation, had that insanity been allowed to go on longer.

World War II was, in fact, according to Dr Hennig, designed to complete the permanent mental crippling of the Reich, which was the stated aim of both World Wars.

The Germans are clearly documented to have started both World Wars – well, WW I actually got started by the blockheaded Austrian Emperor, but the Germans loved to jump on board to get their share of the loot. But now, some imaginary historical god “designed to cripple the Reich” and started the wars. Ludicrous beyond belief.

Dr. Hennig makes the following points:

Mental crippling is what has been inflicted on the Germans in the last six decades. The victorious Allies, assisted by collaborators from Germany’s own ranks, succeeded in robbing Germany of its history, laws, culture and, above all, of the capacity to investigate and understand what, precisely, has happened to them.

I see, the poor crippled and brainwashed Germans are now robbed of history, laws, culture and capacity to investigate and understand what happened to them. Don’t insult me. I was born a German, and I am not crippled and robbed. Germany today has a rich history, a strong educational system, one of the most powerful economies in the world, a modern infrastructure, excellent art, superb literature, and – I am absolutely certain – would have none of this if Hitler and his despot cronies had had their way. The Nazis ruined a nation, its wealth, its spirit, its vision, its art, its soul and its reputation.

Germany’s political enemies have succeeded in inducing guilt complexes in an entire unsuspecting population that have produced the classic symptoms of national psychosis that we see today.

The basic techniques of what is now called “brainwashing” have been familiar to history since ancient times.  A more closely defined concept of “Induced Insanity” was introduced by Emil Kraepelin over 100 years ago.  What is new, writes Dr. Hennig, is the extent to which an entire nation with a highly evolved culture can be driven into an abnormal mental state to the point of collective incapacitation through mental and intellectual manipulation.

What I wonder about, Hennig, is how an entire nation with a highly evolved culture could be driven to an abnormal state of half the country persecuting the other half. How can a moral people lock up millions of their own and others into prison camps, starve them, torture them, systematically kill them, all in the name of the goodness of the race? Anybody who wants some background on that might want to read Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. There is an example of an abnormal mental state and intellectual manipulation!

The fields of psychology and psychiatry have long been familiar with three forms of insanity: innate, acquired, and induced. The layman needs no further explanation of innate (hereditary) insanity, or of insanity that is acquired by such things as disease, injury, or poisoning.

Induced insanity is something else entirely.  Induced insanity has little to do with intelligence but a great deal to do with suspension of logical thought brought about by targeted indoctrination. The younger and less mature the psyche, the more devastating are the effects of indoctrination. Through early targeting and indoctrination all logical thinking, including the inherent reflexes of self-preservation, can be neutralized.

When this happens, the subject can be conditioned to act against his own vital interests.

Yes, Rimland Zundel, that’s exactly what Hitler did to the German nation starting around 1925. Fortunately he was stopped by 1945, after 20 years of German dark ages.

It was reserved for the modern techniques of Western “re-education” with their sophisticated and gradual brainwashing to turn an entire major nation against its own well-being. It has accomplished this through the combined use of all communication, entertainment and education media. Modern re-education begins in early childhood and is backed by the combined resources of the legislative, executive and the judicial branches of government.  The most tragic example of this is present-day Germany in all its anti-national manifestations. =====

After Germany lost the Second World War, along with its intellectual elite and leading culture carriers, its enemies introduced a sharply focused and skillfully applied program of re-education. This program radically rejected everything that constituted the national German character and transformed it into its opposite. Allied re-education destroyed the characteristic German behavior patterns that maintain national identity as well as cultural and intellectual heritage. These inherited behavior patterns and strategies had emerged over generations of selection as a survival strategy in the struggle for existence. Robbed of these patterns and strategies, Germany is doomed to destruction.

Poor Germany. The German economic miracle, after it was allowed to throw off the shackles of despotism and lunacy in 1945, created a nation of innovation, wealth, and intellectual achievement envied by the rest of the world. What Kool-Aid is Hennig drinking: Germany is doomed to destruction. WHAT?

The German nation has already fallen a great distance backwards, assaulted by its envious competitors far beyond the own limits of law and morality, sacrificing spirituality and vitality. Why did the treacherous representatives of the “Bundesrepublik” recently welcome their own defeat on the occasion of enemy victory celebrations in Normandy? This was, after all, an assault on Europe by non-European powers!

Calling Normandy an assault on Europe by a non-European power is an insult to every American and British soldier who died on that horrible beach. It is an insult to the thousands of American orphans whose fathers didn’t come back from an impossible mission on a far-away continent, who gave his life for the ideals of liberty for all people – as well as the Germans. Talk to any old Bavarians who were alive during the war about how they felt when the American tanks finally rattled into their villages in the spring of 1945. They were relieved and grateful that the nightmare was finally over. Every one of them. Relieved and grateful.

Or what reasons could Chancellor Schroeder possibly have for apologizing to the Poles in Warsaw? Schroeder might have been called “Chancellor,” but he was obviously not a rational leader of a sovereign nation. These treacherous “re-educated” collaborators are misusing the commemorations of Germany’s disastrous defeat to confuse cause and effect. Their object is to imprison all Germans in a paranoid ghetto of “Crime and Punishment,” incessantly repeating the fiction of Germany’s sole responsibility for the War.

Germany’s enemies and “re-educated” collaborators constantly ignore the fact that not Germany but England and France declared war in 1939 – as well as the fact that the United States had already initiated hostilities without declaring war. Germany attacked Poland only after Poland, incited by British-French guarantees, had murdered thousands of Germans in the provinces stolen at Versailles, while driving additional tens of thousands from their homes and interning them in concentration camps. The United States attacked Yugoslavia in 1991 for much weaker reasons!

Oh, sure, and Hitler, white knight in shining armour, came to the rescue of the poor German people against the bad, bad Poles. So why did Nazis dress up as Polish soldiers to instigate an attack against Germans, to give Hitler a reason to move against Poland?

Of all of Germany’s enemies, the ones who have done the most harm are not its Allied “liberators” but rather their German helpers, mentally crippled and “re-educated” flunkies who are determined to be “more Catholic than the Pope.” The victors of World War II benefited greatly from a tragic German character trait that the Allies factored into their postwar calculations. Bismarck described this proclivity very well:

“The compulsion to serve foreign interests, even when this is possible only through abandonment of our own national interests, is a disease whose geographic distribution is limited to Germany.”

Napoleon had made a similar observation forty years before, when he wrote:

“There is no nation that is more congenial than the Germans, but no nation that is more credulous. It was never necessary for me to sow discord among them, all I had to do was spread my nets and they would run into them like skittish animals, grabbing each other by the throat in the belief they were doing their ‘duty.’ No nation on Earth is more foolish. No lie is so crude that the Germans will not believe it! On account of some fanciful slogan they would attack their fellow countrymen with greater fury than they attacked their real enemies.”

Quoting a sane mind like Napoleon has me very impressed.

Does the absurd Holocaust Myth come to mind?

Holocaust Myth – so explain this to me! Photoshop?

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Consider this:  There are only two countries on earth where the “Holocaust” has morphed into an absolute religion – Israel and Germany!  In the words of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, “We have falsified our own history into a criminal record!”

This induced insanity is no longer restricted to limited groups within Germany proper. Amazing numbers of citizens of Western nations are now behaving like Pavlovian dogs. Pavlov, the famous St. Petersburg behaviorist, conditioned his laboratory animals so that they would begin salivating and releasing gastric juices at the sound of a bell. He did this by feeding them only when the bell rang, and so succeeded in “re-educating” them by resetting their nervous and digestive systems to a false stimulus.

Insinuating that all modern Germans suffer from induced insanity is an insult. Comparing all of western historians to Pavlov’s dogs is ludicrous.

The same thing has happened to re-educated Germans – they have been conditioned to the extent that when they hear words such as “Heimat,” “Vaterland,” “Nation,” and “Volk,” their nervous systems release adrenalin with the result that they react aggressively, even hysterically.

It’s because the little man with the mustache messed up the entire rhetoric. Not only did he do that, he even destroyed his first name. Who in their right mind would name a child Adolf? That name is forever used up.

To recognize and confront a superior enemy operating from cover is without doubt one of the most difficult tasks imaginable – and yet this is precisely what Germany is beginning to do to survive. To recognize and see through her enemy’s methods is to win half the victory. Complete victory will be achieved only when Germany regains its sovereign capacity to act in its legitimate state, which is the German Reich.

Who exactly is the “enemy” of Germany? The English-speaking world? America? Judaism? Germany is barely surviving? What nonsense this drivel really is!

Despite its thousand year existence and the fact that “The Reich” is a neutral term connoting an authentic and legitimate state under international law, the concept of the “German Reich” has little credibility among Germans today.  Many are terrified by its mere mention. However, it is reassuring to know, writes Dr. Hennig,  that re-education can proceed in both directions, and many Germans are optimistic enough to believe that the side that tells the truth will ultimately win.

All of a sudden it has existed for a thousand years? Wasn’t Hitler’s Reich supposed to exist for a thousand years and it barely made it through 12? Is that because the world hated it so much, that France and England declared war? Twisted!

New hopes are rising and new avenues of civic activism are opening up – even in Germany.  It is indisputable that within the System a number of intrepid dissenters are making their presence known – the well-known TV anchor Eva Hermann, the politician Thilo Sarrazin and professors Hampel and Schachtschneider along with their supporters are some of the better-known critics of the current leadership of Germany.  “The System” itself is showing terminal symptoms of disease and decay.  It is now in retreat, which makes it even more dangerous and unpredictable.

Ripe breeding ground for new nut cases to arrive and do it all over again!

At this point I got tired of reading the drivel any further. Hennig, a medical doctor, apparently is a German holocaust denier. Below is a video – unfortunately only in German, where you can hear him rant. He actually stammers and trips over his own words, not an impressive speaker like his apparent idol Hitler.

Do I get to take my shower now? I need it.

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