Editor’s note: Hilmar von Campe is author of the new book “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America,” which is available at WND’s online store.

Lust for power is in the heart of every human being – it is part of human nature. It is an issue for each one of us in our personal and professional life, and it is a political issue on the level of government. The question is how to deal with the lust for power and serve justice at the same time if you want a stable government.

The handling of human nature in organizing power is different from country to country. Because our Founding Fathers understood human nature and the temptation of power, they created a Constitution that took both issues into account – a masterpiece of transferring Christian teachings into the political organization of American society. It is built on the respect for life and for the rights every person has been given by our Creator and not by any government. Its political foundation consists of the separation of power between the three branches of government and depends on truthful and responsible citizen who make it function. The armed forces have to defend life and freedom of all Americans to outside enemies. Additionally, there are the National Guards reporting to the governor of the respective state of the union and the militias. One reason for the creation of the militia was to enable the citizens to defend themselves against our own government if it should get oppressive. Therefore, to bear arms is our constitutional right, which cannot be taken away by any government.

Enemies of freedom do not like the idea of armed citizens and try all sorts of means to control or eliminate guns in private hands. Hitler described on April 11, 1942, in a dinner keynote address his thinking regarding the matter:

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. I would go so far as to say that supply of arms to the underdog is a sine qua non to overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.” He was referring to occupied Soviet Union provinces whose people he called “races” but made clear that his principle is valid to wherever somebody wants to overthrow any sovereignty.

Hilmar von Campe’s riveting book, “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America,” draws compelling parallels to today’s America

In our case, you just need to say “citizen” instead of “race” and you understand what that “somebody” means when he tells you his lies about why he wants to do it. It that simple!

The Nazis also controlled the media, which fed us with lies about what they were doing and why. The Democratic Party and Barack Obama would like to get a similar status of power as the Nazis had. The so-called Fairness Doctrine is a steppingstone in that direction. If you hear former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw say, “We have to have free speech in some kind of context,” then you know what he is up to.

By the time of his speech, Hitler had put himself into a comfortable position. He was commander in chief of the armed forces. In 1934, the armed storm troopers under the leadership of Ernst Roehm, a close friend of Hitler, had become a competitor of Hitler’s power. Hitler had him and 300 others killed in 1934, among them a great part of the storm troopers’ leadership. Thereafter, the troopers were without weight in the inside power struggle. Hitler had created the SS, including the Gestapo, the secret political police (Geheime Staatspolizei), the feared executioner of the Nazi system. The only dangerous enemies of the system remaining were inside the armed forces. He bribed some of the military leaders with ranches and had every officer and civil servant swear his oath of allegiance to him personally. The only ones who were legally forbidden to bear arms were the Jews. My father had a gun.

All of the above was meant to enable the government to put down any armed insurrection. Different from any “normal” dictatorship, a totalitarian system goes after the minds and hearts of the population with the purpose to make them do voluntarily what the government wants them to do. This is called mind control, which also is far advanced in the United States. The Nazis controlled 100 percent of the media and also an important part of education. In the schools, control was exercised through godless Nazi teachers where they had some and through Darwinism, which is also taught to American children. The minimum result they had with the Hitler Youth was that there was no other youth organization and that we young people didn’t question the legality of it. It belonged to the system into which we were born.

There was another Nazi organization that had the same task as all other institutions, namely to keep people under control and influence their thinking. It was the Service to Work (Arbeitsdienst). Young men had to serve half a year before entering into military service. It seems that Obama likes this Nazi feature because he has proposed, in addition to the idea of a civilian national security force, a plan to create a national community service program. Obama’s motives for this cannot be different from the Nazi motives – to bring as many youth as possible under their socialist umbrella and influence. Obama has 3.1 million e-mail addresses from young people who are waiting to do something.

President-elect Obama says that America is no more a Christian nation. He is not a Christian himself because you can’t be a Christian and promote the killing of unborn human beings, which he does. He also wants to neutralize our Constitution by adding class-warfare concepts. His plans point to where he wants to lead the American nation: onto the same road Germany took in 1933. Americans, do you want to go in that direction? It is still time to take the opposite direction – a nation under God.

Lewis Cass, governor of the Michigan Territory in 1848, secretary of state for President James Buchanan, senator and 1848 Democrat presidential candidate, stated the following: “Independent of its connection with human destiny hereafter, the fate of republican government is indissolubly bound up with the fate of the Christian religion, and a people who reject its holy faith will find themselves the slaves of their own evil passions and of arbitrary power. … God, in his providence, has given us a Book of His revealed will … to teach us what we ought to do here, and what we shall be hereafter.”

John Witherspoon, who lost two sons in the Revolution, was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence and served on 120 Congressional committees. He stated: “He is the best friend of American liberty, who is most … active in promoting true and undefiled religion … to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of his country.”

Barack Hussein Obama would bring his immorality into the White House. He is an enemy of God. As everybody else, he can and must change morally to be in line with our Constitution and be able to represent and lead the American people.

Order von Campe’s new book, “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America”


Hilmar von Campe is listed in the 1992 “International Who’s Who of Intellectuals” of the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. He is the author of “Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warns America.” Having grown up under the Nazis, he offers a unique perspective on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. He warns that there are many similarities between the Nazi society and America of today.

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