September 16, 2014 in Commentary
“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” -Joseph Campbell
There are times in history where the actions of a few can only be viewed as heroic. Those who are willing to truly live out the Biblical call that “there is no love greater than a man willing to lay down his life for his friend” -John 15:13 should be heralded as examples of courage and sacrifice by men and women of all nations. Against all odds those who are willing to put their lives on the line to save others are deserving of our praise, and that is why we should remember General Walther Wenck and the men of the German 12th Army. With their sacrifice in blood, the 12th Army was able to save hundreds of thousands of civilians from a fate worse than death, and with that act forever inscribe their names in the book of heroes for all ages.
After twelve years under the National Socialist government and six years of horrific warfare, the Third Reich was dying. The end of any war is one of desperation, and in the last days of the Second World War in the streets of Berlin it was especially frantic.
The dreams of the German people had been turned into a nightmare with the arrival of the Russian Red Army and the never-ending aerial assaults by American and British bombers on civilian targets. The once several million man strong armed forces of the German Reich had been pummeled in unceasing combat for years on end, leaving little to stand in the way of the combined Allied forces.
The combined forces of globalism had united to defeat fascist Italy, Imperial Japan, and National Socialist Germany, and the Axis Powers were not going to be let off easily. Read the rest of this entry →