by Larry Peterson
The pages of history are littered with the evil purveyors of death by genocide. But the Nazis have to be awarded Satan's Black Medal of Evil. They managed to accomplish the three Ps all at the same time: proficiency, productivity and performance. Yup, no one has ever killed so many innocents with the efficiency of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.
These disciples of all that is evil, even fine-tuned the process to a point where they had orchestras playing music as the doomed were "merrily" paraded to their deaths. The irony was that the Nazis had silenced Jewish musicians throughout Germany and their occupied countries. Then some of the upper echelon "death designers", in their ongoing quest to speed up and expedite the extermination process, decided to add beautiful music to the blood curdling screams coming from those about to die. So they began rounding up the silenced musicians, gathered up confiscated instruments (including many grand pianos) and distributed them to death camps. The orders were for the commanders of these camps to put together an orchestra and have them play music for the prisoners as they departed the death trains and as they were marched to their deaths.
Imagine the utter callousness of the conquerors. They decided to use orchestras to drown out the anguished cries coming from the camps. The prisoners dubbed this practice, "Symphonia Diabolica" or the "Devil's Symphony". At the Janowska concentration camp located near Ukraine, SS officer Wilhelm Rokita, a former violinist, ordered the inmate orchestra to compose something a bit more "lively" than the standard classical fare. They came up with a little ditty called, "Tango fun toyt" or "Tango of Death". This piece had some 'bounce" to it and it encouraged the condemned to "move more quickly" as they were herded to their executions. This is hard to even imagine but it happened and was orchestrated by folks who not long before were, for the most part, regular, hardworking, family types who seemingly would not hurt anyone or anything. It is proof that we must never, ever underestimate the power and influence of evil.
That was then and this is now. What has changed? The genocide continues---but without the music. As we sit and move through our day Christians and Jews are the targets of the the forces of the Evil One. I do not mean to minimize what is happening in Gaza but there is an intentional massacre and elimination of Christians and Christianity taking place in Iraq and other places. One third of Iraq has already been conquered by Islamist radicals who have declared the territory a new Caliphate. This means that this is now a Muslim nation under Sharia Law and the Constitution of Medina. There is NO place for Christianity in this place. The entire nation of Iraq is targeted for complete takeover.
There are no up to date numbers as to how many Catholics and non-Catholic Christians have been executed. All Christians have been ordered to convert to Islam or leave the city immediately, leaving their belongings behind. Penalty for non-compliance is immediate death. The Islamist maniacs and butchers have no concentration camps and there is definitely no music being played. These evil-doers simply kill you and they actually seem to get "joy" from lopping off the head of an "infidel". Where is the world's outrage?
There were supposedly one million plus Christians in Iraq before 2003. The last number (before the US completely pulled out) was 400, 000. There are unconfirmed reports from Mosul that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 will have to go for immediate "circumcision". What kind of medieval, barbaric behavior is this. Why aren't the women's organizations screaming about this? Why isn't our mainstream media reporting it? Why hasn't our administration engaged with this? American dead from the Iraq war comes to 4800. Almost 32,000 Americans were wounded. We stabilized that nation and now it is being stolen away by lunatics. Doesn't anyone give a damn? We are not only watching the annihilation of Christianity in the mid-east but Christianity is under attack all over the world.
Violence against Christians has become a global epidemic. From North Korea, to Syria, to Iraq, and Libya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, and most of sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are being tortured and killed. In Europe they are being slowly but surely minimized on their way to the secular and Islamist goal of eradication.
Right here, in the United States of America, the land of the "free", Christianity is being portrayed as indifferent and intolerant because it stands its ground against the forces of secularism. There are Americans who want to purge it from the public square, this in a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. We have those who are offended by a cross and go to court to have it removed. They must not have a clue as to how they are chipping away at the very foundation of the greatest nation ever to exist.
They might want to consider that the Islamist radicals want them dead too. They hate them as much as they hate any Christian simply because they are American. They hate anyone that doesn't defer to their religious fanaticism. If they ever manage to come here they will not be playing music. It is time for everyone to pray.