After America , There is No Place to Go"

After America , There is No Place to Go"

The author of this article lives in South Dakota and appears to be very
active in attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read
this article and pass it along. I see so many parallels in this country-are
we going to sit by and watch it happen? Spread the word; also contact your
congressional reps; vote them out if they don't do what they should. If you
don't want to be bothered, then you're part of the problem! Google Kitty
Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.

Truly this is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
By: Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will
ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history.
I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would
distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote.. I've
never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler
just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.

In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce
was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people
were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want
to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and
believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup
and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each
other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were
destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let
them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in
power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or
crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about
persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that
everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were
promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help
for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and
farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population
voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had
candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and
everyone was fed.
After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we
suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was
employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through
the Public Work Service.

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a
custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An
able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his
family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could
retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The
population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The
day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find
the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our
teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or
have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber
Alles," and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were
not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if
they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first
time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the
third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of
political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went
along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment
free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful
time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of
public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and
she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a
very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political
indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every
once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends
and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle
was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed
mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me
that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a
great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic

Equal Rights Hits Home:
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was
rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a
full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get
a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death.. Women
who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and
often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young
people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the
day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their
barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be
anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor
corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go
back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are
emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors
of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air
raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into
the labor corps and into military service.
Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government
immediately established child care centers. You could take your children
ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a
week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole
generation of children.. There were no motherly women to take care of the
children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no
one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained
at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free
for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was,
since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When
the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already
waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed
elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no
money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at
the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and
emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds
immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a
household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education
were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college
tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food
stamps, clothing, and housing.
We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned
a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to
replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the
corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It
was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the
demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large
businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free
enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially
designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the
live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"Mercy Killing" Redefined:
In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The
villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were
closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried
and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were
15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual
work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school.
One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a
van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution
where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and
write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that
they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere
with the program and might cause homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a
natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what
was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died
within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:
Next came gun registration. . People were getting injured by guns. Hitler
said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by
matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and
dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long
after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their
guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to
comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government
was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but
also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to
realize full dictatorship in Austria .. Had it happened overnight, my
countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had
creepinggradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole
idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria . Women were raped,
preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the
Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole
factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what
they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of
the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their
cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't, paid the
price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who
were massacred by the Russians.

This is an eye witness account. It's true..those of us who sailed past the
Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip
"After America , There is No Place to Go"

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7 years 47 weeks ago, 10:59 AM


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Excellent post Sam


Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
7 years 47 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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New York, NY, Ascension Island out there..

whats going on today.. got any big plans.. im doing the time killing thing till 2..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
7 years 47 weeks ago, 1:39 PM


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Hi greg

Nope, just toughing it out at work, how are ya?

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
7 years 47 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

greg az

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New York, NY, Ascension Island

Found a real cool post back on pg 100 this is the country and western song Arilington..

I did a quick copy and paste deal.. the Image is of the green lawns and head stones of Arlington.

I never thought that this is where i'd settle down,
I thought i'd die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men, for a job well done,
there's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
the man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
they folded up a flag and told my mom and dad, we're proud of your son

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful peice of property,
I'm on sacred ground and i'm in the best of company,
I'm thankful for those things i've done,
I can rest in peice, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington

I remember daddy brought me here when i was eight,
we searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
and when we finally found that cross,
he said, "son this is what it cost to keep us free" Now here i am,
a thousand stones away from him,
he reconized me on the first day i came in,
and it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

Is that cool or what.. Going shooting brother...see ya later tonight...

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
7 years 47 weeks ago, 1:57 PM


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That song brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard it and it still chokes me up a bit to this day. I have a lot of family that searved in various branches of the military and a few that didnt make it home I am sure

Wanna hear god laugh. Tell him your plans for the day.
7 years 47 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

greg az

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New York, NY, Ascension Island

Our deployment to Nam was in Nov of 67 Our squadron lost two 12 man combat air crews.. and honestly i had it easy, and safe compared to others. I really can't imagine what those in the Iraq, and Afganistan are going thru. The losses might not be as high, we lost over 58,000 in the war, but the stress due to IED is if anything higher for a larger percentage of those in country.. we used to figure a 1 in 10 was front line in Nam, now its everyone thats over there..

I visited Arlington when i was young, and really want to go back..ive yet to see the "wall".. maybe this summer.. ok, im rambling, and time to go shoot... see ya later..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
7 years 47 weeks ago, 2:16 AM


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Hey brother I love that song. I liked what you said about the IED's man you hit the nail on the head. I forever carry pieces of a 155 shell that blew my truc off the road, I was in the turret. But that seems forever ago back when I was in the Corps. Don't like to think back on all that I was lucky, just a dumb kid ya know? Even at home it is hard to drive down the road here in the States and not look at all the trash and stuff on the road. We have lost some very good Marines and damn fine soldiers due to IED's and VBIED's not to mention the suicde bombers. I think all the poloticians who fight their wars in a DC office need to go down any road in Iraq or Afghanistan in a truck just like the soldiers the willingly send to spill our blood while they play golf. Sorry ranting there. Anyhow man I'm out of here bout 9 am so I will keep you posted be cool as ice always brother.

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