Left to itself, it doesn't spin or gloss over unpleasant facts. The positive side to unvarnished history is that it can prevent future mistakes. There are many examples in history of religions enabling evil. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is not an exception to this rule. A glance at the Dec. 9, 1933, LDS News, published with Deseret News, contains a particularly unpleasant piece on Nazi Germany, and its leaders, Adolf Hitler, as well as Joseph Goebbels. It's titled, in the New Germany, and penned by the unfortunately over enthusiastic Dale Clark, is grotesque in its effusive praise for Hitler. Here is an example: a specimen of physical endurance Hitler can easily take his place along side the athletes who are usually taken as classic examples. His 14 year struggle which brought him to power in Germany put him to a terrific physical strain (sic). Besides the great responsibility there has been trials and conflicts, and campaigning so strenuous that it has required his attention night and day, many times making it necessary for him to travel great distances by auto or plane, catching up on his sleep underway to fit him for the multitudes who would gather to hear him wherever he had time to stop. The alternative is even worse to comprehend. Readers learn that Hitler and Goebbels lead of Wisdom lifestyles and do not drink or smoke. Also, the German custom of Sunday, where Germans fast and donate the cost of the missed meals to a winter charity fund, is extolled for its similarity to Mormonism. Clark writes, again in press release style, it has the important purpose of developing that spirit of sacrifice that is so being stressed in the new Germany, and also of creating more of a feeling of unity and brotherhood through voluntary mutual help. We can guess at least one people of faith persecuted in Hitler's Germany at that time the Jews. And this leads to the most disturbing part of Clark's national hagiography: finding a missionary moment in Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews. After detailing previous difficulties to get access to Germany's archives to do genealogy, Clark writes, due to the importance given to the racial question, and the almost necessity of proving that one's grandmother was not a Jewess, the old record books have been dusted off and stand ready and waiting for use. No questions are asked. In fact some of the Saints instead of being refused by the pastors now have received letters of encouragement complimenting them for their patriotism. Clark's effusive cheerleading for Nazism is a dark moment in LDS history. But, as mentioned, it is history, delivered in a blunt, pure fashion. It underscores the enabling that many organizations, religious or otherwise, used to have a presence in the heart of evil. Church President Heber J. Grant, no doubt worried about persecution Mormons might receive, urged members in Germany in 1937 to get along and not cause problems. Another disturbing example as late as 1939 of Mormon enabling of Nazism was remarks in a Nazi media organ written by West German LDS mission president, Alfred C. Rees. Like Clark, Rees enthusiastically compared Nazism with Mormonism. (1) There are more courageous exceptions, of course. One Latter day Saint who stood up to Hitler's rule was Helmuth Hubener, who died a martyr at 17, tortured and beheaded in 1942 for belonging to an anti Nazi group and publishing anti Nazi leaflets. Hubener, who is the subject of a Gunter Grass novel, was first repulsed by Nazism as a boy when he witnessed anti Semitism in his local ward. According to historians Alan F. Keele and Douglas F. Tobler, Hubener's leaflets show that the teenager regarded his opposition to Nazism as a component of his religion. Hubener's final words to the judges who sentenced him to die, Your turn will come, underscore his courage and resolve. Hubener's branch presidentwas a fervent Nazi, who played Hitler's speeches at the branch. Another branch member, Heinrich Worbs, was tortured at a concentration camp for calling a state honored Nazi a Worbs, according to Keele and Tobler, was so physically ruined after his detention that he died months after release. Clark's article from 1933 fascinates me as much for its style as its repulsive cheerleading. It contains several examples of modern totalitarian propaganda efforts, that were also used, and refined, by Soviet led communism. There's the effusive praise for the leaders, praise for the party (in one instance Clark uses the phrase and political genius of the Hitler party to tout relief efforts in Germany), and the use of the terms and as propaganda phrases. For an example, go back to the third paragraph of this piece, where Clark writes, it has the important purpose of developing that spirit of sacrifice that is so being stressed in the new Germany, and also of creating more of a feeling of unity and brotherhood through voluntary mutual help. One more example of modern propaganda includes Clark's description of posters from youth Nazi organizations against tobacco and women's cosmetics. As mentioned, blunt history can also be a teaching tool. It's doubtful the ugliness of Clark's Church News article would ever be repeated today. Unfortunately, when adverse history is not blunt but is instead de emphasized, massaged, or rationalized, it can be repeated. To read the Dec. 9, 1933, Deseret News and Church News, go(1) Keele and Tobler, Sunstone, November/December 1980. You sure? Really? Based on what? Just your gut feeling? It was 1933. There are murderers all around us right now on scales small and large. Tell me, which one of them might you have praised? I sure Joe Kennedy and Ghandi were edited, too, Doug as if that somehow matters. (It doesn but you think it SOUNDS like it matters.) Were they therefore praising everything and anything Hitler ever did in the future? FDR and the American press praised Stalin all throughout the war when he was an ally. Does that mean FDR praised Stalin later gulags and pogroms against the Jews? I second this. It kind of hypocritical to analyse in 2011 with all we know now what happened a few month after Hitler came to power in 1933 and before most of his terror regime had even been implemented. Germany has just come out (or rather was coming out) the worst economical crisis in history that led millions and millions of people without work and without anything more than what they were wearing on their bodies. Millions lived in unimaginable poverty brought to them by the depression and the results of the Treaty of Versailles. At that time Hitler and his movement looked like political saviors. Let not forget: Hitler party became the strongest party in the Reichstag not by force but by free elections. So this news piece just mirrors the general feeling in Germany at that time long before the horrible consequences of Hitler rise to power became evident. And than Hubener is mentioned. And the article suddenly jumps to 1942 nine years later and after the Seond World War had already begun. Sorry to say this: but although this article is undeniably well written, it also full of hypocrisy of a retrospective observer. Why Lord Annointed could not recognize the face of Pure EVIL is the real question here. Why did they(and do they continue to) encourage support of this type of Pure EVIL and even tell their members they will be blessed for doing so? What kind of God or self professed spokesperson for God would fail to warn his people and the world of the horror about to be unleashed upon it? Would fail to protect the children and others about to be tortured and murdered? Would allow Priesthoold Leaders holders of Truth to support EVIL like this? Only those in league with the devil would have supported Adolf Hitler. Perhaps you right that have never given a and date for a looming disaster, but God has certainly been very precise about warning people about an impending catastrophy. He told Noah, going to be a flood, and there was a flood. He instructed the Jews to paint their doorposts with the blood of a Spring Lamb in order that the Angel of Death would pass them over. And, he warned Lot, through the two angels, to flee Sodom. So, yes, God does warn people about impending danger and he is quite clear about it. Please don shrug off Martindale question with such haughty disregard for what the Bible acutally says. wouldn read too much into that. God priorities are not man priorities. Even in Christ time, people were looking for a messiah to deliver them from the Roman occupation. The Roman occupation, as it turned out, was quite properly a matter of perhipheral importance at best, as far as Christ was concerned. unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasar there is an afterlife, it may well be that once we shuffle off this mortal coil, we may all discover that all the calamaties we fret endlessly about now are a matter of supreme unimportance and indifference when weighed against our eternal existance. How many of us still agonize over the things we worried about when we were in kindergarten? It seems to me that your point is to suggest that the Mormon leadership can be if the Prophet didn foresee the disaster that Nazism would be to the world. Aside from the fact that no other religious leaders claimed to have been warned by God against Hitler either, it is a criticism that won resonate with actual Mormons. They have always lived under a blanket edict to be prepared physically and financially for unexpected disasters, because they believe explicitly that God will NOT necessarily warn them specifically. They are taught to make their own way in their own nations the best they can, and that is why you find such differences in opinion among church members historically. The real question is what is your agenda. If one is familiar with the bible they could answer the question of Why "The Lord's Annointed" could not recognize the face of Pure EVIL. Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light, 2 Cor. 11:14 If Satan can be transformed in to an angel of light can he not give his mortal servants the same power to mislead the children of God on this earth? He did in the account of Moses leading the children of Israel out of bondage in the land of Egypt. It is sad that a person would go to these lengths to attempt to destroy such an outstanding organization as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I would testify to you that, that is the face of EVIL. If you are a believer it would be wise for all to read Matthew 12:36 37 which is just two of many verses on the subject contained in them. Hitler was a propagandist who rode to power on a Socialist agenda with flowery terms and by using slogans even Occupy people write on their protest placards, ideals that would appeal to any sane person, if not for it being all a lie and this back when there was no easy way to ferret out the true intentions of political candidates; Hitler mesmerized a whole nation of people. Also, notice how early this article was written: 1933. My bad : did the poster of this article (Not Sunstone my bad, I guess I cannot read or I sometimes leave out important details [really, I did, honestly!]) ever double check how brother Clark thought about Hitler a few years later, and not before entering into battle with Europe in the big ole World War II? Also, a group of Christians living among a malicious regime whether it be the Christians among pagan Roman rulers, or Latter day Saints among a warfaring political party has a more important duty of preaching the gospel and saving souls, which has eternal implications, responsibilities that can be more difficult if persecuted by the powers that be. Christ never had the Christians rise up in revolt against the pbviously very evil Romans. 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I thought they be cute to wear in the summer, since they have that vibe. But, they have to pair it with tights or leggings because the skirt is completely unwearable without them. If they wear a sleeveless top, they have to wear a cami underneath. Shorts have to be to carpenter length, unless they are going to wear them around the house. My girls are still fairly young, but I already see the promise of beautifully shaped, muscular legs and a shapely backside. I see their shades of womanhood. Of course, this freaks me the heck out. Because they know it. I already caught them admiring themselves in the mirror, or stomping like a supermodel down the hallway wearing their tiny, plastic Disney princess heels. They love to put on an armful of bracelets, a purse, lip gloss and cross their legs like they are teenagers. Hello, heart palpitations anyone? I hate the fact that I have to turn down the volume when Rihanna belts out, and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me. even though they love to dance in their booster seats as we driving down the road. Likewise, I immediately change the channel if a Victoria Secret commercial comes on. Then there are the gentleman club billboard signs with a woman shapely silhouette that are plentiful here in Southern California. What about the images they see in my fashion magazines that I am completely desensitized by? It troubles me. Greatly. I fear that my daughters don have adequate time to be children. I fear that they just aware of too much too soon. I fear that they feel the pressure to be desirable, even at their tender age. Take, for instance, last weekend. We were out doing some bargain shopping in the shoe department. While I am scouring the racks for sensible flat sandals for summertime, this is what my seven year old decided to try on. She was as excited as can be. mama! Aren these super cute? I tried to redirect her to a pair of cute red flats with a bow on them but she wasn having it. I just hoping and praying her choice in footwear isn a hoochie omen. And that she was just being a little girl, playing dress up with a pair of sparkly shoes. Nothing more, nothing less. As the mother of 3 girls, I think about this issue quite a bit. I definitely have major problems with the sexualization of little girls but I also don like the idea of passing along the message to our girls that they need to be constantly covered up (don worry, I know that not what you were saying in your post). I don want them thinking that others view them as sex objects. It just not fair and is too much of a burden to put on a little girl. Eventually they learn about the double standard out there where their male peers will walk around at night without issue yet they, as females, are expected (and should) be super vigilant against sexual predators. They eventually learn that others view them in a sexual way even when they are absurdly young (yuck!). Right now, though, when they are so little (my oldest is only 5), I want them to just feel happy with the clothes they put on without worrying about other people approval. That will all come soon enough. Of course it helps that I buy all their clothes at this point. My oldest starts Kindergarten in the fall so who knows how this will change for us over the years. By the way, I totally with you on the music thing. I hate that I have to listen very carefully to songs to see if they appropriate. When the kids are babies it doesn matter. I have a few mental freak outs about this stuff too! I want my kids to have a childhood and be able to do normal kid things, like playing in the mud, pretending to be animals or knights or princesses, rolling down hills, playing tag, etc. All those wonderful things that make childhood magical. I concerned at the crazy kid clothes in all the stores. And I want to protect them from all the sexual and graphic images that are CONSTANTLY surrounding our society! It hard, people! It super hard! There are a lot of moms who buy their 4 year old and 3 year old play make up and fingernail polish and they give each other mani pedi and I keep thinking, 3 and 4 years old!!! Why are you doing this? There PLENTY of time when they older to have that bonding time together, now the time for games and play and books and fun!!! WHAT THE WORLD COMING TO???? My oldest is 10 and it is really, REALLY hard as they get older. Fortunately, she doesn really like some of the hoochie mama clothes, but they are out there and it really disturbing. Plus, we know a LOT of girls that are 9 10 and are developing already, and when they put on these more grown up styles, they look like they are 15. It a strange world we live in, but as the saying goes, if people didn buy those items, they wouldn be sold. And, I think the fact that you pulled an image from French Vogue is brilliant isn just an problem but something that is going on everywhere. I don get it. I have my kids in prairie dresses until they were 16 if I could do it without them looking like they are part of the Duggar family. To be honest, they get it from you You a super feminine lady who likes to do her nails and her hair and stuff, and they have cousins and aunts who are probably just like that also. They get their interest in fashion and makeup and girly things from you it part of who you are and therefore part of who they are. I think it COMPLETELY AWESOME AND APPROPRIATE that you teaching them to dress properly I don think it teaching them to cover up all the time, but teaching them how to feel good about themselves while also teaching them how to be ladylike, which is important. I think the main thing with little girls these days, and the marketing around them, is that they don have that sense of how to be LADIES. Those teen idols are, for the most part, not ladylike at all and lack CLASS. They want to trumpet about being free to be who they are and enjoying their budding sexuality, but there a way to do that and still have class, and I believe that what is lacking. Miley Cyrus has no class. Taylor Swift has class. I don know either of their songs and I only know about them in passing, but I can get that much from pictures. Know what I mean? Being a chick is an awesome thing, and is something to be celebrated; what important to teach our girls, I think, is how to celebrate that for ourselves, not because of how others expect us to behave. Learning what appropriate for our ages and our development as we grow is what important; how to be female and happy with yourself with or without nail polish and short skirts and hoochie shoes and you know those things can be totally fun You on the right track, I think. The most important thing we can teach little girls is that their VALUE is not measured by how they look. The problem is, everything they see, watch and read in the media will tell them that their looks are how they will be judged in life. It has been this way for decades and it will continue to be this way, especially if we as women keep buying the magazines, watching the TV shows, exclaiming a beautiful woman etc. Show your girls the value and joy of throwing a ball, hiking a mountain, coming first in the science fair and PRAISE them heartily for their accomplishments. Dress ups are fine, but they are for fun only and should NEVER be a source of self worth. I came from a family where I got the impression that being a girl was something to hide. I never wore sleeveless shirt out of embarrassment, I wore workout shorts under skirts because I felt dirty if I didn I wore vests (it was the 90 what can I say) over t shirts to hide my blossoming breasts. I am a size DDD now and was a C at 15 so hard to hide. I was embarrassed by my femininity. Now I embrace the fact that I have curves, I have quit trying to hide that I do. My breasts can not be hidden in most shirts so if I show some cleavage I not embarrassed anymore. I do not however, dress like a hoochy mamma. My clothes are tasteful but I do not force myself to hide anymore. As a result I have a slightly different take. I do want my daughters to be modest. I want them to know that they are accepted for their whole selves by me and their dad and I don want sexiness to be a goal. BUT I do want to make sure that they aren ashamed to be in their bodies or to be a girl. A cute cap sleeve is more than acceptable because its simply that, cute. I don want my girls to be worried about showing too much in simple clothes. Swimsuits will be one piece and skirts will be long enough but I not going to push the issue of shorts under skirts and other things that made me ashamed to be me. There will be no hoochies here either but I want to make sure I have the balance that my family did not.
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