The Moral Decline of Europe
by Hilmar von Campe
Ispent two weeks in France and Germany recently. It was a sobering experience. Socialist Europe under the leadership of France and Germany is about to leave any reference to God out in the new European Constitution. That may be consistent with French history of the last two centuries as France keeps celebrating the lynching of the commandant of the Bastille and his men, followed by the execution of the king and the queen, as national holiday. It is not consistent with German history where the 12 years of rule of Nazi gangsters, soul brothers of Robespierre and his gang, must be considered to be a socialist deviance from our historical reality. The present German Constitution begins with declaring that the German nation in establishing this basic law does so "conscious of her responsibility toward God". We are seeing here two different sets of fundamentals with Germany most likely bowing to the godless.
During my visit I was told of a recent book by French General Aussaresses who was on active duty and participating in the war between the French forces with the Algerian National Liberation Front from 1954 - 62. Since I unfortunately can't read the French language my friends and hosts, an English/French couple, explained to me what the book is all about. The General describes in detail the atrocities committed by the French army against the Algerians. "This is even worse than what the Nazis did" they told me. The French government establishment is trying very hard to suppress the distribution of this embarrassing book. The general ends, however, by saying that he regrets nothing what he did. That is not the same lesson I learned from the Nazi disaster.
The socialist German government is leading the nation into the same kind of society where nothing but self rules. Germany used to be the economic engine of Europe, now it is the rear-light, strangled by high taxes, addiction to comfort and unemployment. It saddens me to watch, how a nation step by step slowly destroys first her soul and then itself. Why? Germany has become godless, which was highlighted, when chancellor Schroeder, foreign minister Fischer and some of their colleagues in their oath of office refused to refer to God. Godlessness demonstrates itself as immorality and irresponsibility. I see Germany as a dead nation, brainwashed, with millions of walking corpses, cowards, who don't dare to express an opinion or even think contrary to the politically correct and let themselves be pushed into a prison of predetermined thought patterns - just as it was under the Nazis. People are not free! They are slaves of their lower human nature without purpose and destiny. A great many of them have lost interest in the political leaders and parties and try to escape into their private lives refusing to take part in the political process. There is a strong underlying current of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. At one event, where I was invited to speak, my host was told before I had started by somebody in the audience that if I would defend George W. Bush he would leave the room. I was confronted with similar expressions practically at all other occasions. For the first time since the time of the Nazis I heard people speaking of "The Jew", blaming the Jews for the financial mismanagement they have to live with. Helmuth Kohl has played his part in this unfortunate development, but Chancellor Schroeder has managed to practically destroy the once strong relationship with the United States and to reduce the international weight of Germany to about nothing.
Foreign minister Fischer just is dropping wife number 4 and - in spite of being still married - appears in public with another woman supposed to become wife number 5. Adultery is kind of accepted as normal. Since there were rumors that Schroeder, still married also to wife number 4, also has an affair with another woman Germans speculate, whether he might turn up with wife number 5 shortly. But it is more curiosity than indignation. Fischer gets away with it as an interesting and likeable person. Everybody defines right and wrong according to personal interpretations. Germans have become blind and deaf to truth. Can men, who are unable to live in harmony with the one person they are closest to lecture other people and nations like Israel about peace? Absurd!
According to a report by DPA (German Press Agency), which was picked up by Expatica Communications in the United States, prosecutors in Kassel have filed a murder indictment against a homosexual man, Armin M., who is accused of having killed another homosexual man, Siemens computer analyst Bernd Juergen B.. The two men apparently met in an Internet chat where they agreed that one of them would be killed and eaten by the other. The dismembered and partially devoured remains of the victim were found in the house of the indicted man. Prosecutors now are broadening the investigation to include 430 other persons believed to be involved in the Internet gay cannibalism chat room, where the matter was discussed.
Protestant churches are losing their members, 2.75 millions from 26,45 millions since 1991. Only 3,9% from those 26.45 million go to church on Sunday. Why? The reason is simple - with recommendable exceptions the clergy has nothing or very little to say. The clerical hierarchy gives opinions but doesn't impact the nation. I had quite a number of conversations with people, who think that they are Christians. Their concept of God reduces him to a partner in a private relationship of those who believe in him. But believing in God doesn't mean very much. The devil also believes in God. God is kind of dependent on human beings. Christianity in their minds is one religion among others. "Do you think that all the other religions are wrong?" I was asked by an angry "believer". Astonished that any Christian could ask such an un-Christian question, I answered "of course". How can it be otherwise? There is no concept of almighty God, who has laid down his rules for all humanity and expects obedience irrespective of what any person believes in.
The director of the women's hospital in Koeln, Peter Mallmann developed a new method to kill retarded unborn children (fetozid) at a time when they have reached a stage in which they are able to survive outside the womb of the mother. To maintain them would be too expensive and a burden to the economy he and others reason. His method: Stick a long needle through the abdominal wall of the mother observing the procedure through ultrasound until it reaches the abdominal cavity. Then the "doctor" searches for the heart of the child, jabs the needle into it, and injects a blend of Kalium-Chlorid. The heart stops beating and the child dies in the womb of the mother. The Nazis would have loved this ingenuity!
The Metal Workers Union in the former DDR went on strike for a 35 hours workweek. After they had closed down the BMW and Mercedes Benz plants in West Germany, the production of which depend on supplies from the factories on strike, and produced a national furor, the labor union had to call off the strike.
An American friend who lives in Germany told me, "People just don't want to the face reality, that the government, under pressure by the demands made upon them, is close to financial collapse." He quoted a Swiss journalist who stated recently, 'the Germans have to get accustomed to impoverish in a dignified manner.'"
In his article Au Revoir, Marianne…Auf Wiedersehen, Lili Marleen author Ralph Peters writes: "…Europeans talk a great deal, do very little, and blame the United States for home-grown ills. The recent chants in the boulevards of Berlin were almost indistinguishable from those heard-until-recently -in downtown Baghdad. Europe's culture of complaint, its enthusiasm for accusing America of every wickedness while assigning every virtue to itself, and its stunning lack of self-examination leave Americans bewildered."
"The damage done by the recent confrontation between the United States and those nations whose vocabularies collapsed to the single words 'Nein!' or 'Non!' will be repaired - on the surface. We shall continue to cooperate on matters of mutual interest. But, on a deeper level, the exuberantly dishonest attacks on America heard from France and Germany (Belgium simply doesn't count), along with the shameless grandstanding of Mr. Schroeder and Mr. Chirac, appear to even the most pragmatic Americans as grounds for divorce from our long marriage of convenience."
"We see Mr. Schroeder as a man utterly without conviction - a man without qualities - a political animal so debased that he resembles no one so much as he does European caricatures of small-time American politicians. Germany has come down a long way from Adenauer and Schmidt to Gerhard Schroeder."
"Most difficult for all of us to stomach were remarks from members of the German government comparing President Bush to Hitler. Now, does anyone reading this newspaper believe that's an honest comparison? And was it fitting coming from a German official?"
"We understood that Chirac was playing to the Arab world as well as to his domestic electorate. But the succession of French refusals to negotiate seriously or even to consider compromises at the United Nations, climaxed by France's announcement, in advance, that it veto any further resolutions introduced by the United States or Britain, seemed suicidal to us…The tradition of permitting France a greater voice in trans-Atlantic decision-making than its place, power or contributions merited is over, as dead as Jean Paul Sartre or his idol, Josef Stalin. The Gallic cook crowed so loudly it fell off the fence and broke its neck."
"As result of a series of remarkable strategic miscalculations, France and Germany have lost their international footing - not only with the USA but with the world. You had your moment in the anti-American sun. High noon revealed you as powerless and inept… You have asserted your independence from America. Now you have it. Good Luck."
It again becomes clear, that the United States of America are the only hope for the future of free society in the world. A nation under God and committed to truth can pick its partners and change the world, but only when the link to the also godless United Nations is cut. We don't need any authorization from them for anything.
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