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Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:12 PM

Alabama Bible school puts Hitler quote on billboard to encourage youth indoctrination

It was a "mistake," you see. Notice that they literally credit Hitler right up there on the billboard. Also, extra credit for mentioning Herbert fucking Hoover as their 2nd choice.

One for the "our country has lost its goddamned mind" files.

The Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia reported on Monday, that Opelika-based Life Savers Ministries had rented the billboard near Village Mall in Auburn from Lamar Advertising.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future,” the billboard says and attributes the quote to Hitler.

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The 1935 quote was said in reference to the Hitler Youth program, which indoctrinated children in preparation for joining the Nazi Party.

Life Savers Ministries founder James Anderegg told the Ledger-Enquirer that it had been a mistake to use the Hitler quote, and that the billboard would be taken down on Tuesday.

“We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. … Herbert Hoover would have been a far better one to quote when he said, ‘Children are our most valuable resource,’” Anderegg said. “We are a children’s organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less.”

Coincidentally, Anderegg is a German name meaning “at the corner.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/03/alabama-bible-school-puts-hitler-quote-on-billboard-to-encourage-youth-indoctrination/

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Reply Alabama Bible school puts Hitler quote on billboard to encourage youth indoctrination (Original post)
phantom power Jun 2014 OP
PeaceNikki Jun 2014 #1
lame54 Jun 2014 #2
MineralMan Jun 2014 #3
Exposethefrauds Jun 2014 #4
MosheFeingold Jun 2014 #35
DisgustipatedinCA Jun 2014 #5
Ikonoklast Jun 2014 #37
atreides1 Jun 2014 #6
phantom power Jun 2014 #11
pinto Jun 2014 #7
SomethingFishy Jun 2014 #8
sarisataka Jun 2014 #9
Initech Jun 2014 #10
progressoid Jun 2014 #12
tclambert Jun 2014 #13
joanbarnes Jun 2014 #14
DefenseLawyer Jun 2014 #15
Renew Deal Jun 2014 #16
Xithras Jun 2014 #18
Jim Lane Jun 2014 #38
Xithras Jun 2014 #40
rickyhall Jun 2014 #17
kairos12 Jun 2014 #19
jmowreader Jun 2014 #20
Half-Century Man Jun 2014 #21
packman Jun 2014 #22
robbob Jun 2014 #23
The2ndWheel Jun 2014 #30
liberal_at_heart Jun 2014 #41
Fred Sanders Jun 2014 #24
nyabingi Jun 2014 #25
damnedifIknow Jun 2014 #26
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #27
intaglio Jun 2014 #28
DeSwiss Jun 2014 #29
DFW Jun 2014 #31
toby jo Jun 2014 #32
colsohlibgal Jun 2014 #33
Behind the Aegis Jun 2014 #34
phantom power Jun 2014 #36
PowerToThePeople Jun 2014 #39

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:16 PM

1. Seems legit. I think that's also in the intro to Mötley Crüe's "Shout at the Devil".

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:17 PM

2. Hook 'em while their young

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:18 PM

3. Write it on "The Wall," perhaps.

It's interesting that this group thinks quoting Hitler is something worth putting on a billboard. All in all, we're just another brick in the wall.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:20 PM

4. Fits right in with the religion so why not quote the uber Christian of all time

 

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Response to Exposethefrauds (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 03:20 PM

35. Uber Christian?

Well, that's not exactly fair.

Hitler was certainly born and raised Roman Catholic, but professed no strong Christian beliefs as an adult, except as a means to an end.

His practices favored the occult and his writings favored what we would now call "Islamist" (a religion he favored because it was, in his twisted view, a religion of "warriors" and more fit for Aryans than a "Jewish-based" religion). In fact, Hitler spent long chapters bemoaning the turning away Muslim invaders at the Gates of Vienna, for this reason.

In short, his religion was opportunistic -- whatever fit his racist views, his need of the day, and who he needed to persuade.

And yes, I am Jewish and not a giant fan of the Roman Church, but we can't blame them for Hitler.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:20 PM

5. "I like pie, and I like controlling young minds"--Joseph Stalin

That's what I would've gone with. Stalin may have even said it at one time or another, who knows.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 05:14 PM

37. What, you got something against pie?

"Pie is the opiate of the masses. Here, have another slice while I tell you why the running dog lackeys of the counter-revolution must be eliminated." - Betty Crocker.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:21 PM

6. It's always a "mistake"...

...when they get caught!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:34 PM

11. If they felt comfortable enough to paste Hitler quotes up on a billboard...

it suggests some spooky shit, regarding how people around there think, and what kids at that school are learning.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:23 PM

7. Ah geez.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:23 PM

8. WTF? "Honorable Intentions"?

I can't for the life of me think of when using an Adolph Hitler quote on a billboard could be seen as "honorable".

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:24 PM

9. Perhaps they thought

It was a different Adolph Hitler? You know the one that rescued orphans and puppies...

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:28 PM

10. Or as Lewis Black calls it "Nazi tourettes"

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 12:46 PM

12. OFFS.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:10 PM

13. "Train up a child in the way he should go" so he knows how to quote Hitler.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:10 PM

14. Worked out well for Hitler........and Hoover

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:18 PM

15. "I never went to school, so I never growed up to read and write too good" - Charles Manson

These billboards practically write themselves

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:20 PM

16. What "honorable intentions" are there for an attributed Hitler quote?

That's crazy

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:39 PM

18. If I had to guess at their misguided goal...

They have a Hitler quote followed by a Bible verse. I'd guess that they were aiming for something along the lines of "If you don't raise your child according to the Bible, someone like Hitler will be glad to train them for you."

That's just a guess, but it's the only thing I can come up with

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Response to Xithras (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 11:54 AM

38. That hadn't occurred to me, but now that you say it, it makes sense.

Thanks for that perspective!

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 01:29 PM

40. I still don't know if that's what they were actually going for...

...but that's the only reasonably sane reason I could come up with to explain why someone could have done that. If I'm right, that's the worst message presentation I've ever seen.

Of course, the simple answer is still that they were a bunch of idiots who just didn't see any problem with quoting Hitler.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:34 PM

17. Reminds me of the last pope somehow

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:41 PM

20. Where was Lamar Outdoor Advertising in all this?

"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." - A.J. Liebling

Everyone who sells advertising to the public has the right and pleasure of inspecting any ad presented to it, and is allowed to reject any and all ads that don't meet its standards. Billboard companies like this one have an extra responsibility in that they must verify the legality of an ad in its requested location - a beer company can't buy a board that can be seen from a school, for instance - so they check every ad buy pretty closely.

Why, pray tell, didn't someone at Lamar's standards department say something like, "while we respect your First Amendment freedoms, you must also respect ours and we will not have our company associated with the most evil man of the 20th Century. A lot of people have said the same basic thing as your Hitler quote, and until you choose one of them and submit it to us we're not putting this poster into production."?

And then there is the issue of letting your kid go to a Bible school run by people who quote Hitler in the first place.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:44 PM

21. Right above a McDonalds........

Sometimes life is blatant.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:44 PM

22. It amazes me

that someone, no matter how stupid, can put something up , then reference to Hitler and not think (?) , "You know, maybe I shouldn't do this." Then his supervisor saying, "Yah, sure that's OK".



When can we expect the firing to commence?

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 01:52 PM

23. Um....just because Hitler was evil...

....doesn't mean he was wrong.

Hitler wanted to indoctrinate young minds to follow the Nazi philosophy which led Germany down the path of unspeakable evil which we all recognize now.

This minister would say THEY want to indoctrinate young minds in the "path of righteousness", etc. etc. in order to perform good deeds.

That being said, all in all a really really poor decision. And yes, I agree, what WERE they thinking?


<on edit> before I get jumped on as a Hitler supporter, let me clarify when I typed "doesn't mean he was wrong" it was in reference to the quote cited. Not in reference to genocide, warmongering and the millions upon millions of lives destroyed by his insane dream of an uber-race of supermen.

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Response to robbob (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:53 PM

30. Every organized effort wants/needs young people to be part of it

That's how the organization grows and is sustained over time. Hitler wanted young minds, for whatever Hitler wanted. McDonald's wants kids to eat their food so they can make more money down the line. The government wants to mold children into what the government needs them to be to pay taxes in the future, in order to sustain a functioning government, which is done through public schools.

The use of a Hitler quote, probably not the best idea. Whatever they may have come up with would've been the same idea though. Everyone goes after the kids. That's why parents want to protect kids from advertising. That way, the parent has more influence over their child. It's one of the more basic drives. Any parent, in any species, does it. The modern world has broken that down as much as it can, because corporations and governments need your kid.

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Response to robbob (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 02:12 PM

41. That assumes that children will never at some point think for themselves.

Some never question what they've been taught and indeed follow exactly what they've been taught. Others start to wonder if there is a different way, start to question, and form their own ideas and opinions.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:01 PM

24. Evangelicals sure love them that fascism.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:20 PM

25. These dudes couldn't have been that stupid, could they? (nt)

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:33 PM

26. That's just flat out sick

Do they ever watch Nazi docs on Netflix? Sick as hell.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:34 PM

27. Next they'll use a quote from the KKK.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:35 PM

28. I notice that not only do they use Hitler, they also use that dreadful line from Proverbs

The one used by the dreadful Michael and Debi Pearl to justify the abuse of children.
22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it

Funny that they never quote more of that chapter of Proverbs.
22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all
22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 02:42 PM

29. '‘Children are our most valuable resource...''

- Resource? You mean like bauxite or iron ore? And we wonder why the country's screwed up.....

K&R

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 03:04 PM

31. A mistake? Aber nein, aber nein, aber nein!!!!!!

FINALLY a group of so-called "Christians" are willing to publicly state from whom they get their inspiration. I can only wish their counterparts in the Senate and the House of Representatives would find the courage to admit it as well.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 03:04 PM

32. This kind of ignorance just boggles…

 

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 03:16 PM

33. Beyond Disturbing.

There is something amiss in the brains of many Americans.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 03:19 PM

34. I wish I could say this is surprising, but it really isn't.

The "edge" of Hitler is wearing off in the minds of many. The levels of his depravity and hate are no longer shocking to many, and they simply don't see "the big deal" in using quotes by him or creating assignments asking "Is the Holocaust a Hoax?".

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 3, 2014, 04:05 PM

36. Yes, it takes 3-4 generations for humans to start forgetting. We're about there.

You can even see it in some of the replies to this post. "Hey, he wasn't wrong." Which is true, of course, but I'm old enough to remember when nobody would want to associate themselves in any way with anything even once-removed from Hitler or the Nazis. And the few exceptions would never have dared in public.

So true, the world is beginning to forget. And also just in time for us to forget the economic lessons from the same period. Which puts us in position for the rise of a new hard-right nationalism.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Jun 4, 2014, 11:58 AM

39. This truly shows the depths of fascism that this nation has reached.

When Adolf Hitler quotes start showing up on billboards with an American flag in the background, you know we are way down the rabbit hole.

Hopefully this goes viral and opens some eyes.

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