Saturday, February 19, 2005

We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!

Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them.

When the Nazis had seized control of the media, and masked their evil underbelly, there were a few brave men and women who defied the kkkoolade and blogged by way of pamphlets which were distributed surresptitiously among the people of Germany. It became known as the White Rose Society. In the spirit of the original, a new White Rose Society org has been created, upon which is a link to the original White Rose Society website. (Not their website, but one dedicated to it, with links, history, pics, etc.)

It is interesting to note that among the people quoted on the first leaflets is Taoism's award-winning Lao Tse, a world's most subtle man winner. I can hardly think of a better antonym to Hitler than Lao Tse, and I have long felt that if only the world would read and study his works, we, as inhabitants of the same earth, might actually learn how to get along with each other and the earth upon which we depend.

Will we ever hear Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or George W. Bush mention Lao Tse? Don't hold your breath.

Other than these websites, there is also a very good film called "The White Rose", which portrays quite well, I think, the story.

Some classic Lao Tse:

He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Tao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms. Such a course is sure to meet with its proper return.

Wherever a host is stationed, briars and thorns spring up. In the sequence of great armies there are sure to be bad years.

A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops. He does not dare (by continuing his operations) to assert and complete his mastery. He will strike the blow, but will be on his guard against being vain or boastful or arrogant in consequence of it. He strikes it as a matter of necessity; he strikes it, but not from a wish for mastery.