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Friday, September 21, 2007

Adolph Ahmadinejad

Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton visit the concentration camp at Ohrdruf in April 1945

When General Eisenhower learned about [Buchenwald], he immediately arranged to meet Generals Bradley and Patton at Ohrdruf on the morning of April 12th. By that time, Buchenwald itself had been captured. Consequently, Ike decided to extend the group’s visit to include a tour of the Buchenwald extermination camp the next day. Eisenhower also ordered every American soldier in the area who was not on the front lines to visit Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. He wanted them to see for themselves what they were fighting against.

During the camp inspections with his top commanders Eisenhower said that the atrocities were “beyond the American mind to comprehend.” He ordered that every citizen of the town of Gotha personally tour the camp and, after having done so, the mayor and his wife went home and hanged themselves. Later on Ike wrote to Mamie, “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” He cabled General Marshall to suggest that he come to Germany and see these camps for himself. He encouraged Marshall to bring Congressmen and journalists with him. It would be many months before the world would know the full scope of the Holocaust — many months before they knew that the Nazi murder apparatus that was being discovered at Buchenwald and dozens of other death camps had slaughtered millions of innocent people.

General Eisenhower understood that many people would be unable to comprehend the full scope of this horror. He also understood that any human deeds that were so utterly evil might eventually be challenged or even denied as being literally unbelievable. For these reasons he ordered that all the civilian news media and military combat camera units be required to visit the camps and record their observations in print, pictures and film. As he explained to General Marshall, “I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.’”
(read more at Ike and the Death Camps)

Hugh Hewitt reminds us, “His prediction proved correct. When some groups, even today, attempt to deny that the Holocaust ever happened they are [sic] must confront the massive official record, including both written evidence and thousands of pictures, that Eisenhower ordered to be assembled when he saw what the Nazis had done.

Eisenhower understood how propaganda worked, how the Nazis had used it through the '30s and the war, and how evil men would use it again in the future.

Hugh correctly points out, “One such evil man is Ahmadinejad. It is true that within our borders, as well as in many other places, there are those who, whether due to naiveté or because of an entrenched invincible ignorance, struggle with embracing the realty and extent of the depravity of man. It would be a stretch to classify one such as Ahmadinejad (one who if he has not already done so, has vowed to perpetuate such acts of hate as soon as he is able to do so) as one who had simply buried his head in the sand. He clearly fits (along with Castro, Chavez, and many others, some of which line the halls of our government) with those who would seek to use society’s struggle to comprehend the full scope of horror to further their own agenda. You can read Hugh’s full article at Columbia’s Disgrace. (Sadly Columbia University, which was once led by the very man who sought to protect America from the denial of evil, has invited such an evil propagandist as Ahmadinejad to speak in its halls.)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Another Blog to Pimp

This is another unashamed attempt to pimp one of my bro’s blogs. Don states in his own words, "i've finally done it, i've created my own blog." Now he need not feel inferior to the rest of the family. But before you look, let me list what you may or may not find at Donnie-Ballgame.

What you should not expect:

Something in-depth
Something flashy
Something particularly deep
or political

What you should expect:

Spelling errors
Grammar errors
Punctuation errors
Updates for family
Insight into his thoughts
A point of light

Those last three expectations sound very promising.
I am looking forward to see what he posts. So, blog away bro.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Et tu, Brute?

The following is copied in toto from Justin Taylor’s blog. It is interesting that the anonymous professor attempts to preempt the fact that his actions are those of a spineless, back stabbing coward. The men whom this perp attacks did not fight the battles of the resurgence anonymously, but placed themselves at risk to stand for what was right. They stood openly against a hostile foe unlike this accuser who hides behind the skirt of anonymity.

The cloak of anonymity provides convenient and fertile ground for a myriad of attacks on an individual’s integrity through malicious gossip, slander and innuendo. Ironically this maligner and his enabler show a lack of the very integrity they decry in those they accuse.

The father of all lies anticipated in his accusations some of the response to his attacks. We can see this mirrored in this anonymous letter to the trustees which states, “No doubt some will equate my anonymity with cowardice” and, Loyalists at these institutions will likely blog or write white papers in defense of their presidents. I am sure that in time this self-proclaimed “conservative” professor like many other detractors in the blogosphere of recent months will prove that his roots are planted somewhere other than in the truth. Well, that is enough from me. I just grow weary of the ugliness under a shroud claimed to be truth. I will let Justin and Tom speak from here. Do follow the links and read everything in full, comments included, particularly comments by Peter Lumpkin on Boyd Luter’s blog.

Anonymity, Cowardice, Sin, and the SBC

I thank God for Tom Ascol.

Yesterday Boyd Luter--a pastor, author, adjunct professor at Liberty Seminary, and (in a stroke of irony) proprietor of a blog entitled Agree to Disagree Agreeably: Playing Nice While Blogging about Frustrating Issues--posted an anonymous letter from an SBC professor to the board of trustees containing a scurrilous attack on Paige Patterson and Al Mohler. Offering an anonymous public accusation of this nature is clearly unbiblical and a profound act of cowardice.

Ascol writes, in part:

After reading and rereading your letter what has become sadly obvious to me is that it demonstrates little understanding of biblical integrity and boldness. The accusations that you make under the cover of anonymity lack courage, plain and simple. You admit your reason, as if doing so justifies your action and alleviates your cowardly action. . . .

Your admission is an indictment of your failure of nerve. You have decided that maintaining a paycheck is more valuable than directly engaging the issues that cause you concern. So, rather than honor Jesus Christ in handling your concerns the way the Bible says to handle them, you sit in the shadows, under the cover of darkness and work like a sniper. Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15-18, and Paul's example in Galatians 2:11-21 all rebuke your way of handling your concerns.

Read the whole thing.