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    http://www.jlrweb.com/whiterose/leafthreeeng.html Leaflets of The White Rose * The Third Leaflet Salus publica suprema lex All ideal forms of government are
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 10 7:21 PM

      Leaflets of The White Rose
      The Third Leaflet

      Salus publica suprema lex
      All ideal forms of government are utopias. A state cannot be constructed on a
      purely theoretical basis; rather, it must grow and ripen in the way an
      individual human being matures. But we must not forget that at the starting point of
      every civilization the state was already there in rudimentary form. The
      family is as old as man himself, and out of this initial bond man, endowed with
      reason, created for himself a state founded on justice, whose highest law was the
      common good. The state should exist as a parallel to the divine order, and
      the highest of all utopias, the civitas dei, is the model which in the end it
      should approximate. Here we will not pass judgment on the many possible forms of
      the state - democracy, constitutional monarchy, and so on. But one matter
      needs to be brought out clearly and unambiguously. Every individual human being
      has a claim to a useful and just state, a state which secures freedom of the
      individual as well as the good of the whole. For, according to God's will, man
      is intended to pursue his natural goal, his earthly happiness, in self-reliance
      and self-chosen activity, freely and independently within the community of
      life and work of the nation.

      But our present "state" is the dictatorship of evil. "Oh, we've known that
      for a long time," I hear you object, "and it isn't necessary to bring that to
      our attention again." But, I ask you, if you know that, why do you not bestir
      yourselves, why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step,
      openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one
      day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanized state system presided
      over by criminals and drunks? Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that
      you forget it is your right - or rather, your moral duty - to eliminate this
      system? But id a man no longer can summon the strength to demand his right,
      then it is absolutely certain that he will perish. We would deserve to be
      dispersed through the earth like dust before the wind if we do not muster our powers
      at this late hour and finally find the courage which up to now we have
      lacked. Do not hide your cowardice behind a cloak of expediency, for with every new
      day that you hesitate, failing to oppose this offspring of Hell, your guilt,
      as in a parabolic curve, grows higher and higher.
      Many, perhaps most, of the readers of these leaflets do not see clearly how
      they can practice an effective opposition. They do not see any avenues open to
      them. We want to try to show them that everyone is in a position to contribute
      to the overthrow of this system. It is not possible through solitary
      withdrawal, in the manner of embittered hermits, to prepare the ground for the
      overturn of this "government" or bring about the revolution at the earliest possible
      moment. No, it can be done only by the cooperation of many convinced,
      energetic people - people who are agreed as to the means they must use to attain their
      goal. We have no great number of choices as to these means. The only one
      available is passive resistance. The meaning and the goal of passive resistance is
      to topple National Socialism, and in this struggle we must not recoil from
      any course, any action, whatever its nature. At all points we must oppose
      National Socialism, wherever it is open to attack. We must soon bring this monster
      of a state to an end. A victory of fascist Germany in this war would have
      immeasurable, frightful consequences. The military victory over Bolshevism dare not
      become the primary concern of the Germans. The defeat of the Nazis must
      unconditionally be the first order of business, the greater necessity of this
      latter requirement will be discussed in one of our forthcoming leaflets.

      And now every convinced opponent of National Socialism must ask himself how
      he can fight against the present "state" in the most effective way, how he can
      strike it the most telling blows. Through passive resistance, without a doubt.
      We cannot provide each man with the blueprint for his acts, we can only
      suggest them in general terms, and he alone will find the way of achieving this

      Sabotage in armament plants and war industries, sabotage at all gatherings,
      rallies, public ceremonies, and organizations of the National Socialist Party.
      Obstruction of the smooth functioning of the war machine (a machine for war
      that goes on solely to shore up and perpetuate the National Socialist Party and
      its dictatorship). Sabotage in all the areas of science and scholarship which
      further the continuation of the war - whether in universities, technical
      schools, laboratories, research institutes, or technical bureaus. Sabotage in all
      cultural institutions which could potentially enhance the "prestige" of the
      fascists among the people. Sabotage in all branches of the arts which have even
      the slightest dependence on National Socialism or render it service. Sabotage
      in all publications, all newspapers, that are in the pay of the "government"
      and that defend its ideology and aid in disseminating the brown lie. Do not give
      a penny to public drives (even when they are conducted under the pretense of
      charity). For this is only a disguise. In reality the proceeds aid neither the
      Red Cross nor the needy. The government does not need this money; it is not
      financially interested in these money drives. After all, the presses run
      continuously to manufacture any desired amount of paper currency. But the populace
      must be kept constantly under tension, the pressure of the bit must not be
      allowed to slacken! Do not contribute to the collections of metal, textiles, and
      the like. Try to convince all your acquaintances, including those in the lower
      social classes, of the senselessness of continuing, of the hopelessness of
      this war; of our spiritual and economic enslavement at the hands of the National
      Socialists; of the destruction of all moral and religious values; and urge
      them to passive resistance!

      Aristotle, Politics: "... and further, it is part [of the nature of tyranny]
      to strive to see to it that nothing is kept hidden of that which any subject
      says or does, but that everywhere he will be spied upon, ... and further, to
      set man against the privileged and the wealthy. Also it is part of these
      tyrannical measures, to keep the subjects poor, in order to pay the guards and
      soldiers, and so that they will be occupied with earning their livelihood and will
      have neither leisure nor opportunity to engage in conspiratorial acts....
      Further, [to levy] such taxes on income as were imposed in Syracuse, for under
      Dionysius the citizens gladly paid out their whole fortunes in taxes within five
      years. Also, the tyrant is inclined constantly to forment wars."

      Please duplicate and distribute!

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