In 1933, the 300th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, the Nazis engaged in a famous burning of “un-Aryan” books, including works of literature by Jewish authors.
In 1966, John Lennon noted the sad fact that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ. This resulted in public burnings of Beatles records.
An English textbook in Britain for first grade children was recently brought to light. Published by a Lebanese company’s innocent-sounding English language imprint “Garnet Press”, children are subliminally faced with a disturbing illustration of the Middle East, where the label for Israel has been replaced with “Occupied Palestine”.
Tomorrow, January 12, 2013, in Southington, CT, near Newtown, an activist group called “SouthingtonSOS” will host a “trade-in”, where violent video games and movies will be destroyed in an “appropriate” manner in exchange for donated gift certificates.
What do all these situations have in common?
These are attempts by people to burn and destroy the truth they don’t like to hear. The contribution of Jewish people to society, the power our anti-Christian media machine holds, the current owners of Holy Land, and the enjoyment of video games which you believe to be psychologically harmful, are burned, destroyed, and killed rather than dealt with.
You may be an anti-Semitic Nazi nut, but you cannot burn what proves you wrong or engage in genocide.
You may be a devout Christian, but you cannot avoid the need to defend your faith when the inventors of music as we know it today highlight that the media is against you.
You may be a Muslim, or just not like the fact that Israel is strong and its stronger allies will come to its aid, but you cannot raise children with lies instead of the truth you believe they should fight for.
You may support gun control or hate the US military, but you cannot teach children that weapons and war are merely a disposable game of poor taste.
When a society avoids, erases, censors, and burns what it doesn’t want to acknowledge, that society is unprepared when truth finally cannot be avoided. By burning the opposition and killing your opponents, you are not promoting your views, you are only pretending your enemies do not exist, and when you cannot burn the truth anymore, you are unprepared for what will happen when the truth will burn you.
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