DICK BAYNTON: Hatred Is Not A Strategy

Dick Baynton

It is highly probable that most of us would believe that hatred could be appropriately defined by the plans and actions of Adolf Hitler (4/20/1889 – 5/30/1945) the German Chancellor and Führer of the German Reich from 1934 to 1945. Using bywords such as ‘Lebensraum’ (living space) and ‘Umenschen’ (sub-human) Hitler’s army rolled over Poland and other European nations and commenced his evil ethnic cleansing with the slaughter of more than six million Jews and a total death count of about 54 million civilians, military and prisoners of war.

These deaths and the destruction of buildings, highways, vehicles, airplanes, railroads, bridges and dams adds up to well over $1.5 trillion. This was the result of the hatred of one man and his ability to convince an entire population of his righteous but devious strategies and actions. It is important to remember that although millions died and the economic results were overwhelmingly disastrous, in the end the evil person who concocted all these catastrophic outcomes died of a self-administered bullet in an underground bunker. Had he lived he most certainly would have been executed for his crimes against humanity.

During WWII members of the Muslim Brotherhood founded in Egypt in 1928 spied in the Middle East and fought as Nazi troops for Hitler. Two wholly Muslim-SS Hanshar Divisions were created to fight alongside Nazi troops. In addition, Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem lived in Berlin as a VIP guest from 1941 to 1945. Muslim and Nazi Jewish hatred created an evil alliance; this loathing survived the war and remains present today considering that Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini recently said, “The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor that should be removed and will be removed, God willing.” Those are words of fanatical hatred.

Hitler died 76 years ago but his hatred has been passed down through the years to those who believe many of Hitler’s evil precepts. A recent report from Germany said that there were more than 1,450 anti-Semitic incidents reported to German police in 2017. Organizations including the American Jewish Congress believe that less than 1/3 of actual incidents are reported. According to Levi Salomon of the Jewish Forum for Democracy against Anti-Semitism, most violent attacks come from Muslims.

This suggests that hatred may be inherited by progeny over generations and pop up when conditions of proximity or interpersonal relations occur. School children have been threatened; such as the case of a male student in a Berlin school who was threatened by other students when they found out that as a grandson of Holocaust survivors, he must be Jewish. A Jewish high school boy was mobbed by Arab and Polish classmates at one location and a 16-year-old Jewish girl whose father had survived both Auschwitz and Dachau was taunted with a chant, “gas for Jews.” Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor should have realized there could be problems like this that stubbornly resist solutions.

Hatred is a mental proviso based on accumulated dislike or distaste of a person or organization based on perceptions that are distorted in the mind of the person who hates. This is what is going on right here in our proud U.S.A. today. Liberals have highlighted the coarseness of our president without considering the results that he and his administration have achieved. Ignoring the many good and wonderful things Mr. Trump has accomplished, irrelevant things like shoes or dresses or haircuts are selected for criticism, belittling and censure. Bringing home 17 U.S. citizens being held by foreign governments is conveniently ignored.

Excuses galore erupted like facial acne when Bill Clinton was proven to be a sexual predator. But the episode of ‘Stormy Daniels’ is an act of treason that should result in impeachment. The lies of our immediate past president met the low bar of gullibility but in today’s presidential hatred any minor gaffe becomes a crisis of confidence.

In the next election and elections of the future, there will be political adversaries vying for elective offices. If we choose by hair color and words of false wisdom and promises of grandeur for all in lieu of voting for past achievement, our great nation may be engulfed in subjugation. Hatred is a mindset not a strategy.

Dick Baynton

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