Mathew 24th chapter, verses 6 and 7 ," You shall hear of wars
and rumors of wars, see that you are not frightened for these
things must happen, but that is not yet the end."
"History is Bunk" HENRY FORD
This an effort to prove A great entrepreneur wrong ! The holy
Bible says war will always be with us, however through our own
will and effort the intensity of the war may be increased,
decreased ,or maybe in certain time periods even avoided. My
effort here is to present a theory of how through historical
understanding event life might have been better, and what
implications it has for our great civilization and nation it has
for us right now today!
The most bloody event of the 20th century was WORLD WAR II.
WORLD WARII had its roots, its germination in WORLD WAR I .We
need to observe WORLD WAR II to trace this. WORLD WAR I was the
most vicious bloody war to this point in history. Savage trench
warfare, terrible disease, large numbers of people died on both
sides, the French lost lots of soldiers as did the Germans, the
French lost large numbers of civilians the Germans almost none,
please remember that!
The allies defeated the Kaiser militarily and the German
government surrendered before any part of Germany was damaged!
The German soldier by a large percent believed the German
government had prematurely surrendered, and had stabbed the
Fatherland in the back! Huge chunks of the civilian population
agreed! The allies imposed repatriations ,which had no
enforcement mechanism, took away their western most territory,
restricted the size of their military. This made the German
people more resentful and resisted the idea they could have won
the war if it was not for their cowardly leaders. Since a
majority of the Germans despised their own government they were
prone to demagogues. The new government also approached their
5th column with weak tolerance, never taking decisive measures
to control or prevent lawlessness. The new German government
made its most fatal mistake trying to increase and spread
prosperity. Using the tool of inflation to increase its wealth,
this led to the destruction of the currency. Nothing destroyed
Germany than this insane currency annihilation. Ambition,
morale, morals all were weakened.
There was a decline in individual planning, individual
restraint, and individual hope. One man attacked by thieves, saw
his wheelbarrow taken and his money left alone. The German
citizens were being led down the road to total poverty, they
choose to follow a different fallowing, a new leader down a road
of unspeakable evil. He was a powerful speaker and he heaped his
vicious scorn and violent hatred on a vulnerable minority group!
Hitler rose to power and immediately began a policy of violent
discrimination and military rearmament! The west responded with
amazing weakness, appeasement was the order of the day,
epitomized by the naive, fearful, weak Neville Chamberlain.
In 1938 Hitler marched into Czechoslovakia and the British
and French stabbed their allies in the back. Chamberlain
disgraced western civilization by asserting he had peace in our
time. What he had done was accelerate WORLD WAR II. Soon after
this idiotic statement WORLD WAR II began and France who had
joined in the betrayal of their allies, fell with minor
resistance German War machine.
We must now focus on the end of World War II ! Unlike
WORLD WAR I, THE ALLIES , US , BRITAIN AND RUSSIA, bombed
GERMANY ceaselessly, both cities, countryside, everywhere. The
civilian population of Germany now were exposed to the horror of
all out war, we showed no mercy. The entire nation was
destroyed. After the war was won, we totally dictated the
terms of surrender. We also tried what was left of the German
leadership who brought on this bloodbath, and we correctly
punished them severely. All of Europe, except of the Balkans
have been peaceful since the great war!
What are the implications for us now? First, history
matters! If leaders understand history, civilization can advance
much faster than if they do not. Practically you cannot
compromise with any enemy who hates you and wants to crush you.
If you use all available technology to defeat your enemy this
could change there philosophy more than any other plan, and
offers the greatest promise for a better more civilized life!