Who Owns Your Children?

In an innate desire to avoid confrontation, humans often acquiesce to the illogical reasoning of others, one seemingly small increment at a time.  They push uncomfortable, or potentially dangerous, issues down the road in the hope that the altercations, they are trying to avoid, never transpire.   The result:  undesirable actions are allowed to compound and multiply.

Consider the following quote by Hitler: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”    Like all collectivist social engineering tyrants, Adolf Hitler succeeded in gaining control of other peoples’ children for his personal political gain.  Through the “Hitler Youth” movement his men, B. Shirach and A. Axmann, were tasked with grooming children for the Nazi regime.

By usurping control of a variety of innocuous community groups that already existed in the Weimer Republic, the organization was founded in July 1926, and by 1933 it had grown to encompass an estimated one-hundred thousand children.  In 1936 its membership was over five million – all minors, between the ages of ten and eighteen.  Originally, enrollment was obtained through social encouragement and peer pressure, but in 1939, membership, and active participation in the group, was made mandatory by government legislation. *    In effect, the children had been made “tools” of a sinister apparatus, and even their own parents were denied the agency to object, on threats of reprisal.

“The Hitler Youth were used to break up church youth groups, spy on religious classes and Bible studies, and interfere with church attendance.  Education and training programs for the Hitler Youth were designed to undermine the values of the traditional elitist structures of German society along with their privileges.”  (1)

Onlookers of history are forgiven for wondering how such things could happen, but yet these types of things have happened many times.  In the end, it may be fair to say; that through accepted abeyances, naïve politeness, peer pressure, a fear of social confrontation, or worse, people essentially line up to accept their own loss of rights and freedoms, one small, seemingly innocent, increment at a time.

Having foresight and understanding as to what can happen under centralized control, based on history, is the easy part; but the real work is to recognize oppression as it is happening and having the fortitude to stand up and do something about it – in real time.

* Hans and Sophie Scholl, of “The White Rose” were two of the many reluctant members forced to join the organization.


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Rempel, Gerhard. Hitler’s Children: The Hitler Youth and the SS, Chapel Hill, NC, UNC Press, 1989.
(1)  Wikipedia. Hitler Youth – accessed Nov 10, 2021

True Woke Justice

It seems to have happened overnight that eight hundred years of jurisprudence has been trashed. The concept of Due Process been replaced by social media spectacles featuring the destruction of lives and careers. No suggestion of substantiation to charges is demanded by media outlets and, more importantly, their subscribers. 

This is now a nation where accusation equals conviction, and outcomes are made absolute despite the absence of sustaining evidence. Unproven allegations are dropped from the news pages but live for ever in the vastness of the Twitterverse, leaving nothing but personal ruination in their wake. 

The witterings of a few sad internet trolls are converted by lazy minded politicians into a new form of Original Sin and heaped as obligations on the taxpayer. The Judiciary, hitherto a check on ill-considered legislation, now follows a meandering path dictated by politically correct inspirational muses and now requires people to identify themselves by their self-arrogated pronoun of choice. 

The saddest aspect of this deteriorating society is that its Woke instigators are the grandchildren of the survivors from the Second World War generation. It was they who went ashore in Sicily and, later, Juno Beach and returned to create a civilization providing wealth and justice for all.  Their reward is to find that those whose world was their legacy have adopted the values of the people they fought to defeat. 

Woke brigades have invented systemic injustices inherent in Western civilization. This civilization, it is held, is a skein of oppression and genocide that must be torn down in its entiretyTo impose this idea on others, the Woke use the tactics of mob harassment, hysterical denunciation, and most of all, the weaponization of cancel culture to deprive people of their platforms, livelihoods, and reputation. (1)

Democracy usually provides a ready means for the disposal of unsatisfactory functionaries, and for that reason, popular logic says we always have the government we deserve. The Woke forces have found ways to circumvent society’s safety valves. They have targeted non-government regulatory bodies including university administrations, churches, municipal bodies, and professional standards organizations which all serve as platforms to preach their cause and from which they are difficult to dislodge. 

Their presence is a world-wide issue and Canada is not alone in needing to find a way to take back its way of life. In the United Kingdom, the Reclaim Party stands for freedom of speech, thought and inquiry. (It) stand(s) in support of broad and reasoned debate for all. (It) stand(s) against censorship and the emerging trend of extreme political correctness. (It) stand(s) to Reclaim the values of freedom, fairness and common sense.(2)

In the United States, an American couple’s frustration with woke ideology at their child’s school led to the recent formation of The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR), a nonpartisan organization “dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.”  (3)

Here, with any luck at all, we can re-establish our society with voters moving back to re-assert control of their schools, churches and municipalities armed with the common sense that lay at the base of their founding. If we cannot, it will be a very hard push to find other ways of dispersing this hostile mob. 

1.  When Will the Woke Go Full Caligula? Avatar, Benjamin KersteinAlgemeiner; 24 February 2021 

2.  Mission Statement, The Reclaim Party London, Feb 17, 2021 

3.  Birth of a new resistance – Parents mobilize to tackle woke ideology. Barbara Kay, National Post, Mar 12, 2021