Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
Arbeit Macht Frei (Work makes you free). It was that ironic sign the Jews saw as they entered by the millions into Nazi concentration camps like Auschwitz, Dachau, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Flossenbürg, Bergen-Belsen – which comprised a network of 1,200 camps and sub-camps scattered throughout Germany and Europe under Nazi control between 1933-45.
I was musing about a recent trip I had taken to the Holocaust Memorial Center here in Farmington Hills, Mich. Near the end of our tour of this magnificent historical facility, our guide brought us to a large picture of the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp depicting that iconic sign written in those foreboding iron letters – Arbeit Macht Frei. She then pointed out something I had never heard before: “Carefully examine the sign above. Look at the letter ‘B’ in the word ‘ARBEIT.’ Notice anything unusual? The letter ‘B’ is upside down. This was a telling clue that through this gate the Jews would be the diabolical opposite of what they had been told by the Nazis – truth is lie, up is down, good is evil, evil is good … to work here is to die here.”
Arbeit Macht Frei.
In other words, inside these gates, we the Nazi government commands you what to think. We the Nazi government commands you how to act. We the Nazi government dictates to you what your life, destiny and fate will be. Under Nazi propaganda, the Jews were told that because of the war they were being shipped to concentration camps for their protection; that their safety and well-being was secure if they followed only one simple rule – unquestioned obedience to all Nazi orders, including Arbeit Macht Frei.
Like with the devil, even if the Nazis told the truth, it was a lie.
To the Jews Arbeit Macht Frei meant if we work hard, follow all of the Nazi rules, after the war we will be set free. To Hitler and the Nazis Arbeit Macht Frei was the literary equivalent of the sign depicted above the gates of hell in Dante’s “Inferno” – Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here. True, the Jews were taken to the showers, but there was no water there – only poisonous Zyklon-B gas used to kill rats; a slow, painful death that could take up to 45 minutes of agony to complete its ghastly end.
Astonishingly, the Germans got millions of intelligent people to willingly enter concentration camps under the grotesque, perverse, genocidal lie Arbeit Macht Frei.
On a less extreme level than Nazi tyranny and genocide, I wonder … has America sown the wind by re-electing Barack Obama? If so, then we should collectively get ready to reap the whirlwind in a new age of socialist hell we have brought upon ourselves.
Here are the exit polls designated by race and ethnicity:
Like most conservatives and Republicans, the results of Tuesday’s election has left me numb and depressed, yet I will soldier on. I can’t believe that otherwise intelligent, rational people would knowingly elect a Marxist, socialist Muslim-sympathizer who has purposely ruined America, promised to wreak even more “revenge” upon this country in his second term – and 53 percent of those exit polled blamed George W. Bush for Obama’s existential recession. Incredible!
Arbeit Macht Frei.
Under the Democratic Socialist Party, this means whatever lies they tell you are the truth, and whatever truth Christians, conservatives and Republicans tell you are lies.
The inevitable socialist collapse will come to America soon. Witness the social and economic chaos across Europe – Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the U.K. – and throughout South America.
In his iconic book, “Democracy in America,” the great French historian Alexis de Tocqueville made this astute observation of America:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
Arbeit Macht Frei.
Under Hitler and the Nazis’ “Final Solution,” before the Jews entered the trains packed together like cattle for their three-to-four-day hellish journey, they first suffered the psychological torture witnessing their colleagues, friends, neighbors and family en route to the concentration camps and certain death, knowing that the next train would inevitably toll for them.
Under President Obama and the Democratic Socialist Party, we here in America see the trains of Marxism, socialism, progressivism and the welfare state bring America to her knees as a servile client state of China, which holds most of our debt and could cause a Great Depression Part 2 any time they choose to call in our multi-trillion-dollar loans.
Arbeit Macht Frei achieved for black America what 250 years of slavery could not do: all but destroy the black family. My people voted 96 percent for Obama in 2008 and 93 percent for Obama in 2012 and danced in the streets with such joy and passion on election night that the Democratic Party plantation slave chains around their necks, wrists and ankles drowned out the victory music at Obama’s acceptance speech in Chicagoland.
Arbeit Macht Frei.
We see the trains of socialism systematically destroy Europe, South America and re-activate Russian-China-Iranian hegemony on a global scale, which Ann Coulter says pushed America past the tipping point, while more than 50 percent of Americans now have believed the Big Lie of the progressives and the Democratic Socialist Party – Reich Macht Frei.
Soon the next bell will toll for thee as the train rumbles to its stop under the gate marked …
Government makes you free.