Saturday, August 23, 2008

Next Last Post

Okay, so the last one wasn't the last one. Maybe this one will be. There is a lot of stuff that I wanted to write about, although I haven't really made examples of similar instances in today's world. I am hoping that you will make comments as to what you think the link is.

Pg 248

"To such a mindless man (Bernhard Rust)was now entrusted dictatorial control over German science, the public schools, the institutions of higher learning and the youth organizations. For education in the Third Reich, as Hitler envisaged it, was not to be confined to stuffy classrooms but to be furthered by a Spartan, political and martial training in the successive youth groups and to reach its climax not so much in the universities and engineering colleges, which absorbed but a small minority, but first, at the age of eighteen, in compulsory labor service and then in service, as conscripts, in the armed forces."

""The whole education by a national state," he had written, "must aim primarily not are the stuffing with mere knowledge but at building bodies which are physically healthy to the core." But, even more important, he had stressed in his book the importance of winning over and then training the youth in the service "of a new national state"--a subject he returned to often after he became the German dictator. "When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' " he said in a speech on November 6, 1933, "I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already..What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.' ""

Pg. 252

"The cost of such failure was great. After six years of Nazification the number of university students dropped by more that one half--from 127,920 to 58,325. The decline in enrollment at the institutes of technology, from which Germany got its scientists and engineers, was even greater--from 20,474 to 9,554."

That is all I have on that. Next maybe will be on the Economy, Labor, and Justice.

Till then.