“Hymn to Hitler”, By Lori Kalner

As the US elections are so close, I thought this might be appropriate.   I saw it on one of my favourite forums.   Thanks Marlene.

An old German woman’s perspective on Obama.

In Germany, when Hitler came to power, it was a time of terrible financial depression. Money was worth nothing. In Germany people lost homes and jobs, just like in the American Depression in the 1930s, which we have
read about in Thoene’s Shiloh books.

In those days, in my homeland, Adolph Hitler was elected to
power by promising “Change” He blamed the “Zionists” around the world for all
our problems. He told everyone it was greedy Zionist Bankers who had caused
every problem we had. He promised when he was leader, the greedy Zionist bankers would be punished. The Zionists, he promised, would be wiped off the face of the earth. So Hitler was elected to power by only 1/3 the popular vote. A coalition of other political parties in parliament made him supreme leader. Then, when he was leader, he disgraced and expelled everyone in parliament who did not go along with him. Yes. Change came to my homeland as the new leader promised it would.

The teachers in German schools began to teach the children to sing songs
in praise of Hitler. This was the beginning of the Hitler Youth movement. It
began with praise of the Fuhrer’s programs on the lips of innocent children.
Hymns in praise of Hitler and his programs were being sung in the school rooms
and in the play yard. Little girls and boys joined hands and sang these songs as
they walked home from school. My brother came home and told Papa what was
happening at school. The political hymns of children proclaimed Change was
coming to our homeland and the Fuhrer was a leader we could trust. I will never
forget my father’s face. Grief and fear. He knew that the best propaganda of the
Nazis was song on the lips of little children. That evening before he said
grace at the dinner table, he placed his hands upon the heads of my brothers and
me and prayed the Living Word upon us from Jeremiah 1:4-5.

‘Now the Word of the Lord came to me, saying,
“Before I formed you in the
womb I knew you,
and before you were born
I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to
The nations.”

Soon the children’s songs praising the Fuhrer were heard
everywhere on the streets and over the radio. “With our Fuhrer to lead us, we
can do it! We can change the world!” Soon after that, Papa, a pastor, was turned
away from visiting elderly parishioners in hospitals. The people he had come to
bring comfort of God’s Word, were “no longer there.” Where had they vanished to
while under nationalized health care? It became an open secret. The elderly and
sick began to disappear from hospitals feet first as “mercy killing” became the
policy. Children with disabilities and those who had Down syndrome were
euthanized. People whispered, “Maybe it is better for them now. Put them out of
misery. They are no longer suffering. And, of course, their death is better for
the treasury of our nation. Our taxes no longer must be spent to care for such a
burden.” And so murder was called mercy.

The government took over private business. Industry and
health care were “nationalized.” (NA-ZI means National Socialist Party) The
businesses of all Jews were seized. (Perhaps you remember our story in Berlin on
Krystalnacht in the book Munich Signature)

The world and God’s word were turned upside down. Hitler
promised the people economic Change? Not change. It was, rather, Lucifer’s very
ancient Delusion leading to Destruction. What began with the propaganda of
children singing a catchy tune ended in the deaths of millions of children. The
reality of what came upon us is so horrible that you in this present generation
cannot imagine it. Our suffering is too great to ever tell in a book or show in
a black and white news reel.

When I spoke to Bodie about some of these things,
she wept and said she could not bear to write them. Perhaps one day she will,
but I asked her, “who could bear to read our suffering?” Yet with my last
breaths I warn every Christian and Jew now in the name of the Lord, Unless your
course of the church in America is spiritually changed now, returning to the
Lord, there are new horrors yet to come.

I trembled last night when I heard the voices of American
children raised in song, praising the name of Obama, the charismatic fellow who
claims he is the American Messiah. Yet I have heard what this man Obama says
about abortion and the “mercy killing” of tiny babies who are not wanted.

There are so few of us left to warn you. I have heard that
there are 69 million Catholics in America and 70 million Evangelical Christians.
Where are your voices? Where is your outrage? Where is passion and your vote?
Do you vote based on an abortionist’s empty promises and economics? Or do you
vote according to the Bible? Thus says the Lord about every living child still
in the womb.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you
were born I consecrated you.”

I have experienced the signs of the politics of Death in my
youth. I see them again now. Christians! Unless you stand up now, you will lose
your freedom of religion. In America priests and preachers have already lost
their freedom to speak openly from their pulpits of moral danger in political
candidates. They cannot legally instruct you of which candidate holds fast to
the precepts of scripture! American law forbids this freedom of speech to
conservative pastors or they will lose their “tax exempt” status. And yet I
have heard the words of Obama’s pastor Damning America! I have heard the words of Obama damning and mocking all of you in small towns because you “Cling to your religion.” But I am a woman whose name is unknown. My life is recorded as a work of fiction. I have no fear of reprisal when I speak truth to you from the pages of a book. (Though the Zion Covenant books are mocked and condemned by the Left in America.) I am an old woman and will soon go to be with my Lord. I have no fear for myself, but for all of you and for your children, I tremble. I tremble at the hymns to a political leader which your children will sing at school. (Though even now a hymn or a prayer to God and our Lord Jesus is against the law in public school!)

Your vote must put a stop to what will come upon America if Barrack Obama is elected. I pray you will personally heed this warning for the sake of your children and your grandchildren. Do not be deceived. The Lord in Jeremiah 1:7-8 commands every believer to speak up!

“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth,’ for to all whom I send
you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them for I am with you, declares the Lord!”

I am in Prayer for you, and for the Church!
Spoken to you in the authority of Jesus the Christ,
the Name Above All Names.

Lori Kalner

Update:   Mon 24/11/08

I’m quite surprised at how many comments this post has generated.   Unfortuately I haven’t had a chance to do any blogging recently, though I do keep an eye on comments via RSS.   The main bone of contention I’ve seen in here is some people don’t like seeing their new ‘god’ being compared to Hitler.   Nobody has said Obama is Hitler, just that there are some very unsettling similarities in the methods used by Obama.  One can certainly expect Lori Kalner to be very unsettled by what she sees happening, as any one would who lived through the terrible Nazi years.

As for whether Lori is a real person, I’ve done research on the net and concluded she’s quite real, and no I don’t intend to enumerate everything.   Most of my readers are intelligent people who are quite capable of using search engines and research tools, coming to their own conclusions if they’re undecided about it, while those who’ve already made up their minds will not bother.   I know Snopes says some of her stuff is supposedly a hoax, but I’m not putting too much faith in that since they started leaning strongly to the left.

I could go into a lot more about this but don’t have the time right now.   I just thought I should post at least something so it wouldn’t appear I’m totally ignoring this.


22 thoughts on ““Hymn to Hitler”, By Lori Kalner

  1. While this is interesting, you do know what our government allows a president to do right? So really the argument has no base…

  2. Terra,

    That argument is naive. The government is quite good at twisting the law to any end it wants, and the President is only as constrained by the law as Congress is willing to make him accountable.

  3. You really believe that Obama is going to corrupt our children, turn our country into a totalitarian authority system, and commit genocide? This is what this argument seems to suggest…

    So when I say the president can’t do that, well you can see the point…

  4. It doesn’t take much to see how blind a large number of folk (the majority?) have become. Like Hitler said, if one tells a lie and tells it enough the people will believe it. So true, so sad. Yes, no doubt, this country is slowly turning to Marxisim by putting God out. Killing out babies is the worse. Distributing “our” wealth beyond volutary giving to charity is the straw that will break democracy. Time to pray, folks and pray hard without ceasing.

  5. Killing babies? I don’t see the pro-choice view in that light, however, I concede that you are entitled to your opinion and I know nothing I could say would change your mind on that.

    However, I take issue with the socialist remark. We have some socialism in our system (public schools, libraries), and we have for a lot of years. If you get right down to it socialism is a huge part of our system. We pay taxes the wealth is redistributed on our behalf, using our taxes. Where we put the emphasis might be important, but the theory still holds.

  6. Eight years of lies manipulated by the likes of Karl Rove has apparently not taught us anything because Rove’s dishonest tricks still flourish, as is quite evident by this pathetic effort.

    Yes, the same techniques that Hitler used to gain control over Germany are still being used…. but not by whom you might think. What is up is down, in is out, hot is cold, lies are truth.

    What is really scary is what has become of “family values”.

    Jimmy Jones’ special Kool Aid is still selling very well.

    Take a look in the mirror. Do you see any “family values”? Or do you think like you pray… with your eyes closed?

  7. Appeals to common sense probably won’t work to anyone who would post something like this, but I can’t help myself.

    I seriously doubt the authenticity of that ‘hymn’. The language is all wrong. It reads like and American trying to sound European, it’s full of cliches ie, the use of the word “papa” and a few forced efforts to make the speech sound old worldly such as the use of the word “homeland,” referring to the country as a distant, almost mythical place. The author refers to the Zionist Covenant the quotes the Testament. Suddenly abortion, which was legal in Germany under many cases, is brought into the mix. The rest of language is purely American, and reads like the words of a white American male that listens to too much Christian radio while high on crystal meth and magic mushrooms.

    Even more telling is the blatant ignorance of historical facts. Firstly, Hitler was not elected “supreme leader” (no German would make use that term), he was appointed chancellor. Additionally, Hitler came to power because many in the ruling elite saw him as the bulwark against Marxism. The national socialists nationalized many businesses, but none of this was done under any pretense of wealth redistribution. I am no scholar on the matter, but from my understanding their economic policy was fairly incoherent, and nationalization was nothing more than a means to build a massive war machine. Anyway that bit of writing is farse, and I feel ashamed for anyone who takes it seriously.

  8. Does this woman claim to be Christian. This is crazy, and I don;t use that word lightly. This song was written and put out there by a couple of guys in N.Y. They wanted to know what some screw up would do with it. But to quote them”we never thought they’d put God in it” Pro-choice, as I am, an Catholic does not mean you’re a killer, or that you believe in aborataion. Thats a choice. God taught me right/wrong, to have the grace to believe in him and to live a good christian life.
    To believe and make the right Choices. If someone does not- than thats between them and God. God treats all sins alike and does not catagorize them. Divorce, YOU LYING,aboration, not caring for the poor, in Gen. he told us to care for the animals/land all he has bestowed on us. Have we? He spoke against killing, not just abortation. What we are doing in Iraqi. God did not tell us to pick a few sins, but to obey all his laws. God this is sick, and coming from some one that claims to be a Christion. Hells bells

  9. Hmmm. Interesting. I have no idea of this was written by an aged German woman who looks out on our country and wonders…

    But abortion is killing babies. You are pregnant with a baby and then you are not. The baby is dead. So whether you are mildly pro-choice or vehemently supporting partial birth abortion, babies get killed with your support. This “right’ is something Senator Obama supports wholeheartedly. I don’t think he’s been asked what his stance is on euthanasia… I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

    There are several hundred children in California who sang the praises of Obama, made a cd and distributed it to show us all he is The Best.

    Never before, in my life as a US citizen, have I seen such things being done in support of a candidate. In fact the only place I’ve heard of children singing “hymns” written in support of government leaders is China, the Soviet Union (when it stood) and historical records of Nazi Germany.

    Pick apart the details, cry foul because something was said that challenged you, change the subject to attack words on a page. Call names.

    Does that change the fact that as the US heads into a major recession that will look a hell of a lot like a depression soon we are looking at the real potential that a man who supports a socialist governing style, is an extremist politically, socially and lacks any sort of real history as potentially the new leader of our country?

    Is it the end of the world?

    I don’t know. Four years isn’t that long, but Mussolini and Hitler did a lot in that length of time before. We’ve already seen how Senator Obama deals with anyone who disagrees with him, who questions his legitimacy and asks for verifiable data for his claims.

    Is Obama a Hitler? Seems like a stretch. Maybe he’s just another megalomaniac who thinks it’s his turn to rule the world.

  10. Karl Rove had nothing to do with Lori Kalner’s letter. Nor did any men in New York, etc.

    You can find the original on the Thoene’s blog. You can find how it came to be written on mine.

    Lori Kalner is a Christian. She is a real 86 or 87 yr old woman who lived and survived Nazi Germany. She saw the kinds of propaganda that is being used today.

    No one then ever dreamt that Hitler would turn out to be a dictator who began by killing the disabled, then the elderly, then the Jews, Gypsies, Christians who helped the Jews, and others, either. They simply thought that they were getting a leader who would help the economy.

    Our system of gov’t is set up on checks and balances. If those checks and balances are no longer in place, a lot can be changed, easily.

    God bless!

  11. “Unbelievable”, I suggest that you write to Bodie Thoene with your critique of Lori’s letter.

    You can easily reach Brock and Bodie from their website, Thoenebooks.com.

  12. Thank you. Is it the same spirit that surrounds him having a gelatinous appearance and that would attempt to weak-knee those who got close?

  13. For a startling similarity to the current acceptance of abortion by our legal system (especially babies with Down’s syndrome) and the Nazi practice of exterminating the weak, check out the segment in Ben Stein’s “Expelled”. Very sobering, if you can watch with an open mind. There is no one weaker than an unborn child. And consider that the arguments in favor of euthanasia (“merciful and economical”) are also ringing louder these days.
    For those who hate to hear the word socialist, I’m sorry; but that is the best description for Mr. Obama’s beliefs. Government controlled sharing of wealth is not the answer for this nation.

  14. Right, so a message that attempts to use our “duty to the lord” as a strong arguing point and compares Obama to Hitler. This has about as much persuasive power on me as a Horse Manure Salesman – none. Godwin’s Law has been invoked, and I have seen more compelling arguments on both sides than “Follow your Christian Savior! Do not follow the rising Hitler!”

    There’s also the issue that Hitler was good for the Economy in his nation. He was a bad man – an evil man – and there is no question about that, but he brought his nation back from a worse hole than our nation has ever been in, and made it one of the most feared in the world.

    This article is nothing but Ad Homimem (Attack on character), Strawman (Throwing things out of proportion so as to make the Pro-Obama side seem absurd), an Appeal to Emotion, Godwin’s Law (Bringing up Hitler and Nazis where they do not belong), and – god forbid if the majority hold the view of the last few lines – an advertisement for a more Theocratic Government. I’ve seen more compelling arguments made by the Phelps than I’ve seen from this article.

  15. Obama can in some ways be compared to Hitler, with his mind control techniques and demagoguery, but is better compared to Stalin, Castro, Mandela, or Mugabe. How can Americans vote for a Marxist black nationalist after seeing what has happened in So Africa & Zimbabwe? Can anyone
    think of one country or even one black-ruled city in which they would like to reside?

    The article makes some excellent points but contains much propaganda. The most noticable of which is that she fails to mention that the songs sung in praise of Hitler came AFTER
    he took control of the nation’s economy and lifted Germany out of the horrible effects of the Depression, put Germans back to work and restored national pride- not while he was seeking office. She speaks as if Hitler was incorrect in saying that Jews controlled the banks and that he planned to wipe them off of the face of the Earth. Hitler made good on his promise to take the banking system out of the hands of Jews, thereby lifting the economy, but never said he intended to wipe them off of the face of the Earth. (Perhaps she has him confused with Obama’s friend, Amadinijad of Iran)
    She quotes the crass propagandist Bodie Thoene who has enriched himself misleading ignorant Christians into blindly supporting the criminal Zionist state of Israel in much the same way as John Hagee and other charlatans with access to the major media have done in recent decades. God knows we do not need another Commander in Chief who has been inculcated with such propaganda!
    Obama speaks in hazy terms of “change”, but instead of promoting the removal the Zionist vampires of the Federal Reserve and IRS from America’s jugular, he accepts millions in donations from them and has chosen Robert Rubin as his ecomomic advisor and presumably his future Sec. of Treasury. Like McCain, he offers no solution to America’s horrendous immigration problem, and has no regard for religious freedom, human life, and basic, unalienable Constitutional rights. Obama’s “change” will not be for the better, and unlike Hitler’s Germany, under his leadership America will not need any external help to fall apart.

  16. Hey Barry,

    Your anti-semitism is showing.

    “criminal Zionist state”, “Zionist vampires”, Hitler never said he “intended to wipe them off of the face of the earth”.

    It’s hard to hear anything you’re saying as your prejudicial bent is obscuring your point and overpowering your voice.

    You might want to work on that.

  17. Dear WI Catholic,

    Lori Kalner is a fictional character. And I quote from Bodie Thoene, “With the exception of recognized historical figures, the characters in this novel are fictional . . .”

    Likewise, some of the details about Hitler (a real war criminal) are mistaken.

    Finally, any similarity of President-Elect Obama to Adolf Hitler is fiction and unconvincing fiction at that.

  18. Huh? “no regard for religious freedom, human life, and basic, unalienable Constitutional rights.”

    Where do these thoughts come from? He hasn’t even done anything yet, no his voting record doesn’t mirror what mine would be should I have worked in the Senate, but I don’t see those principals being there?

  19. Godwin’s Law can NOT be invoked when the comparison is correct. It is 6 years later and it was correct. While we are a ways from it, we are rushing headlong to a Totalitarian system headed by B Hussein Obama. I doubt that anyone will read this now…but it would be so interesting to know if Terra or anyone else who poo pooed this has had their minds changed by the evidence…or if they continue to be blinded.

  20. Another thing….how did you look up things in google..I mean which search words? I have wanted to see if I could figure out who Lori was irl. I have admired her so much!

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