Totalitarianism --- The Witnesses Speak
Most Americans have had little or no teaching about totalitarianism, or
about its conjoined twins, Communism and Nazism. Our schools do not
teach about it, and our media, by and large, ignore it. When they do
address it, it is to tell us that it does not exist.
Now, some of its victims and witnesses are speaking out. They are
trying to warn the American people that what has happened in their
former countries is rapidly approaching us, also.
One such witness, Hilmar von Campe,
a former German Hitler Youth member, sounds the alarm. An article by WorldNetDaily
dated November 13, 2008, quotes von Campe.
"Every day brings this nation closer to a Nazi-style totalitarian
abyss," writes Hilmar von Campe, now a U.S. citizen, and author of
'Defeating the Totalitarian Lie: A Former Hitler Youth Warms America'".
"I lived the Nazi nightmare, and, as the saying goes, 'A man with an
experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument,'" writes
von Campe. "Everything I write is based on my personal experience in
Nazi Germany. There is nothing theoretical about my description of what
happens when a nation throws God out of government and society, and
Christians become religious bystanders." ...
"It took me a long time to understand and define the nature of National
Socialism", says von Campe. "And, unfortunately, their philosophy
continues to flourish under different labels remaining a menace to
America and free human society." ...
"Democratic procedures can be subverted and dishonest politicians are
like sand in the gearbox, abundant, everywhere and destructive," he
writes. "What I see in America today is people painting their cabins
while the ship goes down. Today in America we are witnessing a repeat
performance of the tragedy of 1933 when an entire nation let itself be
led like a lamb to the Socialist slaughterhouse. This time, the end of
freedom is inevitable unless America rises to her mission and destiny."
But, aren't people in our government watching out for us? Where are the
Some are bound by the sinews of political correctness. Many are
drugged, frozen by poison. Arsenic? Sarin? Cyanide? No, TV, which has
immobilized them. Many are counting their bribes.
Why don't we hear more about this? Does the serpent announce himself
before his fangs pierce the soft flesh of his victim? His poison stills
its resistance, precluding any chance of survival.
Stealth is employed by the totalitarians. They are chameleons, covertly
hiding among us.
A similar witness to totalitarianism comes from Gemma Meyer, in an
article titled "The Coming Darkness. A Warming for Americans: A Message
from South Africa."
She writes that America's structures have given us the right to try to
sway our government by writing letters, manning stands at country
fairs, hosting fund-raising dinners, attending rallies, setting up
conferences and writing to our Congress people. However, she warns:
"But, woe to you if --- or more likely, when --- the rules change.
White Americans may soon find themselves unable or unwilling to stand
up to challenge the new political methods that will be the inevitable
result of the ethnic metamorphosis now taking place in America. Unable
to cope with the new rules of the game --- violence, mob riots,
intimidation through accusation of racism, demands of proportionality
cased on racial numbers, and all the other social and political weapons
used by the have-nots to bludgeon treasure and power from the haves ---
Americans, like others before them, will no doubt cave in. They will
compromise away their independence and ultimately their way of life.
"That is exactly what happened to South Africa. I know because I was
there and saw it happen."
"Faced with revolution in the streets, strikes, civil unrest and the
sheer terror and murder practiced by Nelson Mandela's African National
Congress (ANC), the white government simply capitulated in order to
"Westerners need peace. They need order and stability. They are
builders and planners. But what we got was the peace of the grave for
our society." ...
"Those in the West who forced South Africa to surrender to the ANC and
its leaders did not consider Africa to be the dangerous, corrupt, and
savage place that is now in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Those Western
politicians now have a similar problem looming on their own doorsteps:
the demand for power and treasure from the non-western peoples inside
"It is already too late for South Africa, but not for America if enough
people strengthen their spine and take on the race terrorists, the
armies of 'politically correct' and, most dangerous of all, the craven
politicians who believe 'compassionate conservatism' will buy them more
votes, a few more days of peace.
... "We lost our country through skillful propaganda, pressure from
abroad (not least from the USA), unrelenting charges of 'oppression'
and 'racism' and the shrewd assessment by African tyrants that the
white man has many Achilles heels, the most significant of which are
his compassion, his belief in the 'equality of man' and his 'love thy
neighbor' philosophy --- none of which are part of the Third World's
"The mainline churches played a big role in the demise of Western
influence throughout Africa, too; especially in South Africa. Today's
tyrants were yesterday's mission school protégés. Many
dictators in Africa were men of the cloth. They knew their clerical
collars would deflect criticism and obfuscate their real aims, which
had nothing whatever to do with ‘brotherhood of man'".
(A priest friend, who had spent several years teaching in South Africa,
could hardly wait for the new government to take over. When asked,
several months after the takeover, how it was going, his disappointment
was acute. He replied,
"New government, same problems". He was soon faced with a robbery
inside the Catholic compound where he taught. He was held up at
gunpoint and feels lucky to have escaped with his life. He had reason
to fear his murder, as some had been committed against clergymen.)
"Other tyrants, like the infamous Idi Amin, were trained and schooled
by the whites themselves at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. After
receiving the best from the West, they unleashed a resentful bloodlust
against their benefactors."
Gemma Meyer says she fears that Americans will capitulate. They don't
want to quarrel or obstruct claims of those who believe they were
wronged. They like peace and quiet and they want to compromise and be
Indeed, that is the main thrust of societal teaching in our schools
today, even to the point of not disagreeing with the crowd. Think this
isn't so? A case in point is the massive hordes of Hispanics that took
to the streets, demanding "rights" for illegal aliens. Not many pointed
out that, being illegal and not citizens, they were not entitled to any
of the common rights citizens enjoy.
And, Meyer asks what will happen when the new majority repudiates the
rulings of judges, claiming they are racists?
"In America, the courts are still the final arbiter of society's laws.
But what will happen when your future majority refuses to abide by
court rulings --- as in Zimbabwe. What will happen when the new
majority says the judges are racists, and that they refuse to
acknowledge 'white man's justice'? What will happen when the courts are
filled with their people, or their sympathizers? In California
Proposition 187 has already been overturned."
What will you do when they change the names of streets and cities.
These may not sound like important issues, but it is part of our
heritage. Meyer says we should not laugh about this. When the
"majority" took over in South Africa, the first targets were national
symbols. So, while we may not deem these symbols to be important, it
was to those who took charge there.
Gemma Meyer notes that:
"When Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe murders his political opponents,
ignores unfavorable court decisions, terrorizes the population, siphons
off millions from the state treasury for himself and his friends, South
Africa's new President Thabo Mbeki holds his hand and declares his
Does this sound like something our own two parties would do? Does
"Kelo" come to mind? The Supreme Court, by a slim majority, told We the
People that we do not have property rights any longer if a government
wants that property to give to a developer to make a profit. Also, does
the word "bailout" ring a bell?
The witness Gemma Meyer gives good advice:
"Unfortunately, your habits and values work against you. You cannot
fight terror and street mobs with letters to your Congressmen. You
cannot fight accusations of racism with prayer meetings. You cannot
appeal to the goodness of your fellow man when the fellow man despises
you for your weaknesses and hacks off the arms and legs of his
... "Millions around the world want your good life. But make no
mistake: They care not for the high-minded ideals of Jefferson and
Washington and your Constitution. What they want are your possessions,
your power, your status.
"And they already know that their allies among you, the 'human rights
activists', the skillful lawyers and the left wing politicians will
fight for them and not for you. They will exploit your compassion and
your Christian charity, and your good will."
"They have studied you, Mr. and Mrs. America, and they know your
"They know what to do."
Hilmar von Campe and Gemma Meyer have sounded the alarm. They have
given the best witness they could give. Will we heed their bitter
experience? Will we use it to fight the totalitarianism that looms
My thanks to Daneen G. Peterson Ph.D. for making Gemma Meyer's
testimony available on her site StoptheNorthAmericanUnion.