With Common Core spoon-feeding school children a steady school-day diet of anti-American propaganda, it’s prime time for parents to school their own children in the true chronicled History of the one nation the rest of the world still cherishes as the escape hatch to freedom and liberty.
Only yesterday, it was revealed that the Obama administration is planning on gutting the U.S. military to pre-World War II levels.
Parents should turn the tables by using this latest Obama move as the impetus to teach their children how America can legitimately claim guardian of world freedom status.
Make a homemade ledger marking it under just two simple categories: ‘Before Obama’ (BO) and ‘After Obama’ (AO).
America detractors repeat ad nauseum that America was late coming into World War II. While this is true, were it not for the Americans’ knowledge of the full horror of the evil of the Nazis may have been late in coming, too.
“On April 5, 1945, units from the American Fourth Armored Division of the Third Army were the first Americans to discover a camp with prisoners and corpses. (JewishVirtualLibrary.org)
“Ohrduf was a Buchenwald sub-camp, and of the 10,000 male slave inmates, many had been sent on death marches, shot in pits, or their corpses were stacked in the woods and burned. The Americans found the camp by accident—they did not set out to liberate camps, they happened upon them—and found starved, frail bodies of hundreds of prisoners who had managed to survive, as well as the corpses. In Nordhausen, on the 11th, the American Timberwolf Division found 3,000 corpses and 700 starving, ill and war-wounded survivors who were slaves in the V2 rocket factories.
“An Austrian-born Jewish U.S. soldier, Fed Bohm, helped liberate Nordhausen. He described fellow GIs as having “no particular feeling for fighting the Germans. They also thought that any stories they had read in the paper, or what I had told them out of first-hand experience, were either not true or at least exaggerated. And it did not sink in, what this was all about, until we got into Nordhausen.
“Generals George Patton, Omar Bradley, and Dwight Eisenhower arrived in Ohrdruf on April 12, the day of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. They found 3,200 naked, emaciated bodies in shallow graves. Eisenhower found a shed piled to the ceiling with bodies, various torture devices, and a butcher’s block for smashing gold fillings from the mouths of the dead. Patton became physically ill. Eisenhower turned white at the scene inside the gates, but insisted on seeing the entire camp. “We are told that the American soldier does not know what he was fighting for,” he said. “Now, at least he will know what he is fighting against.”
“After leaving Ohrdruf, Eisenhower wrote to Chief of Staff General George Marshall, attempting to describe things that “beggar description.” The evidence of starvation and bestiality “were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick,” Bradley later wrote about the day: “The smell of death overwhelmed us.” Patton, whose reputation for toughness was legendary, was overcome. He refused to enter a room where the bodies of naked men who had starved to death were piled, saying “he would get sick if he did so,” Eisenhower reported. “I visited every nook and cranny.” It was his duty, he felt, “to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief ... that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.” (Seemingly, he intuited then that these crimes might be denied.)
“Eisenhower issued an order that American units in the area were to visit the camp. He also issued a call to the press back home. A group of prominent journalists, led by the dean of American publishers, Joseph Pulitzer, came to see the concentration camps. Pulitzer initially had “a suspicious frame of mind,” he wrote. He expected to find that many of “the terrible reports” printed in the United States were “exaggerations and largely propaganda.” But they were understatements, he reported.
“Within days, Congressional delegations came to visit the concentration camps, accompanied by journalists and photographers. General Patton was so angry at what he found at Buchenwald that he ordered the Military Police to go to Weimar, four miles away, and bring back 1,000 civilians to see what their leaders had done, to witness what some human beings could do to others. The MP’s were so outraged they brought back 2,000. Some turned away. Some fainted. Even veteran, battle-scarred correspondents were struck dumb. In a legendary broadcast on April 15, Edward R. Murrow gave the American radio audience a stunning matter-of-fact description of Buchenwald, of the piles of dead bodies so emaciated that those shot through the head had barely bled, and of those children who still lived, tattooed with numbers, whose ribs showed through their thin shirts. “I pray you to believe what I have said about Buchenwald,” Murrow asked listeners. “I have reported what I saw and heard, but only part of it; for most of it I have no words.” He added, “If I have offended you by this rather mild account of Buchenwald, I am not in the least sorry.”
“It was these reports, the newsreel pictures that were shot and played in theaters, and the visits of important delegations that proved to be influential in the public consciousness of the still unnamed German atrocities and the perception that something awful had been done to the Jews.”
The true reports of Americans and the concentration camps makes a perfect lesson for the ‘Before Obama’ side of the ledger.
Only yesterday comes a perfect lesson for the ‘After Obama’ side of the ledger. Incredibly this comes from a series of tweets from Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the UN and wife of Obama former regulatory czar Cass Sunstein.
For those who may have forgotten, Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl on his way to interview Mubarak Ali Gilani at a restaurant in Karachi, Pakistan, was kidnapped. He was brutally murdered, decapitated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man behind the 9/11 terrorist plot. The video of the murder was sent out immediately as a demand to free all of the detainees at Gitmo, whom KSM would shortly join.
Americans are not only known for their Guardian of Freedom role in history. They are known worldwide for their remarkable generosity and for being there for others.
For more than five years, Obama has been trying to wipe American altruism off history’s chalk board.
This 1973 radio broadcast Tribute to Americans by late Canadian Gordon Sinclair can never be wiped away, and is as true today as it was back then.
Parents should teach their children that they don’t have to buy into the lies of the current president. They can Google for the truth and with patience find both sides of any story on the worldwide web.
Back in the days of Eisenhower people could see what was going on. The difference today is not seeing what Obama is doing—until after it’s done.
Obama, who has kept his credentials well hidden, slipped into the Oval Office like a ghost and now works to trap America’s exceptional past into a faintly remembered ghost-hood.
Make the ‘Before Obama’ and ‘After Obama’ ledger a permanent part of your children’s homework, because teaching your children well is your best defense against the anti-American Barack Hussein Obama.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
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