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    http://www.jlrweb.com/whiterose/leaffoureng.html Leaflets of The White Rose * The Fourth Leaflet There is an ancient maxim that we repeat to our children: He
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 10, 2004

      Leaflets of The White Rose
      The Fourth Leaflet

      There is an ancient maxim that we repeat to our children: "He who won't
      listen will have to feel." But a wise child will not burn his fingers the second
      time on a hot stove. In the past weeks Hitler has choked up successes in Africa
      and in Russia. In consequence, optimism on the one hand and distress and
      pessimism on the other have grown within the German people with a rapidity quite
      inconsistent with traditional German apathy. On all sides one hears among
      Hitler's opponents - the better segments of the population - exclamations of
      despair, words of disappointment and discouragement, often ending with the question:
      "Will Hitler now, after all...?"
      Meanwhile, the German offensive against Egypt has ground to a halt. Rommel
      has to bide his time in a dangerously exposed position. But the push into the
      East proceeds. This apparent success has been purchased at the most horrible
      expense of human life, and so it can no longer be counted an advantage. Therefore
      we must warn against all optimism.
      Neither Hitler nor Goebbels can have counted the dead. In Russia thousands
      are lost daily. It is the time of the harvest, and the reaper cuts into the ripe
      grain with wide strokes. Mourning takes up her abode in the country cottages,
      and there is no one to dry the tears of the mothers. Yet Hitler feeds with
      lies those people whose most precious belongings he has stolen and whom he has
      driven to a meaningless death.
      Every word that comes from Hitler's mouth is a lie. When he says peace, he
      means war, and when he blasphemously uses the name of the Almighty, he means the
      power of evil, the fallen angel, Satan. His mouth is the foul-smelling maw of
      Hell, and his might is at bottom accursed. True, we must conduct a struggle
      against the National Socialist terrorist state with rational means; but whoever
      today still doublts the reality, the existence of demonic powers, has failed
      by a wide margin to understand the metaphysical background of this war.
      Behind the concrete, the visible events, behind all objective, logical
      considerations, we find the irrational element: The struggle against the demon, against
      the servants of the Antichrist. Everywhere and at all times demons have been
      lurking in the dark, waiting for the moment when man is weak; when of his own
      volition he leaves his place in the order of Creation as founded for him by God
      in freedom; when he yields to the force of evil, separates himself from the
      powers of a higher order; and after voluntarily taking the first step, he is
      driven on to the next and the next at a furiously accelerating rate. Everywhere
      and at all times of greatest trial men have appeared, prophets and saints who
      cherished their freedom, who preached the One God and who His help brought the
      people to a reversal of their downward course. Man is free, to be sure, but
      without the true God he is defenseless against the principle of evil. He is a
      like rudderless ship, at the mercy of the storm, an infant without his mother, a
      cloud dissolving into thin air.
      I ask you, you as a Christian wrestling for the preservation of your greatest
      treasure, whether you hesitate, whether you incline toward intrigue,
      calculation, or procrastination in the hope that someone else will raise his arm in
      your defense? Has God not given you the strength, the will to fight? We must
      attack evil where it is strongest, and it is strongest in the power of Hitler.
      So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the
      sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter;
      and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
      Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead than the living which are
      yet alive. Ecclesiastes 4
      True anarchy is the generative element of religion. Out of the annihilation
      of every positive element she lifts her gloriously radiant countenance as the
      founder of a new world... If Europe were about to awaken again, if a state of
      states, a teaching of political science were at hand! Should hierarchy then...
      be the principle of the union of states? Blood will stream over Europe until
      the nations become aware of the frightful madness which drives them in
      circles. And then, struck by celestial music and made gentle, the approach their
      former altars all together, hear about the works of peace, and hold a great
      celebration of peace with fervent tears before the smoking altars. Only religion
      can reawaken Europe, establish the rights of the peoples, and install
      Christianity in new splendor visibly on earth in its office as guarantor of peace.
      We wish expressly to point out that the White Rose is not in the pay of any
      foreign power. Though we know that National Socialist power must be broken by
      military means, we are trying to achieve a renewal from within of the severely
      wounded German spirit. This rebirth must be preceded, however, by the clear
      recognition of all the guilt with which the German people have burdened
      themselves, and by an uncompromising battle against Hitler and his all too many
      minions, party members, Quislings, and the like. With total brutality the chasm
      that separates the better portion of the nation from everything that is opened
      wide. For Hitler and his followers there is no punishment on this Earth
      commensurate with their crimes. But out of love for coming generations we must make an
      example after the conclusion of the war, so that no one will ever again have
      the slightest urge to try a similar action. And do not forget the petty
      scoundrels in this regime; note their names, so that none will go free! They should
      not find it possible, having had their part in these abominable crimes, at the
      last minute to rally to another flag and then act as if nothing had happened!
      To set you at rest, we add that the addresses of the readers of the White
      Rose are not recorded in writing. They were picked at random from directories.
      We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not
      leave you in peace!

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