Monday, August 14, 2017



Martin Luther Is About Nationalism, Not About Religion

The Lutheran schism was the first manifestation of German nationalism according to the historian Maria Elvira Roca Barela writing in the leftwing Spanish daily El País (July 23). Roca states that interpreting Luther as a religious phenomenon does not help to understand him. For her "Luther was the great defender of the oligarchies, the religious guarantor of a late feudalism that kept Germany in backwardness and poverty."

Roca notices Luther's hatred for the non-German world, among them Jews, and recalls that the Kristallnacht on 9-10 November 1938 during which Jewish property was destroyed in Germany, was explicitly connected to the 450 birthday of Martin Luther.

Nevertheless the big assumption of the Luther jubilee is that Protestant Germany is morally superior to the non-Protestant world according to Roca.

Picture: Martin Luther, #newsNwicigkmsq


Anonymous said...

True, no one is clamoring about tearing down Lutheran churches because of their founders anti-Semitism, and Kristallnacht was all about tearing down one thing so that it might be replaced with something perverted. The tearing down of those southern statues is also eerily similar t the Taliban destruction of those ancient statues of Buddha, or ISIS destroying those ancient cities in Syria, or their destruction of Catholic churches in Iraq. Because the white nationalist and KKK are pure evil does not make the counter-protestors saints. Evil can be on both sides of the protest.

Anonymous said...

Not the same. The south seceded over slavery - read their declarations of secession. Read the Cornerstone speech. They were running gulags for blacks, especially in the Deep South, to which blacks from Virginia were routinely shipped down the river, breaking up families massively. Don't even get me going about this being the first instance of eugenics, the way they were being bred.

The confederate symbols may belong at historic sites or cemeteries, but not in the place of honor at the town square.

Gene said...

Anonymous @ 5 PM; It is quite a bit more complex than that. Plus, liberals are doing the same thing today, keeping blacks on the welfare plantation and manipulating them into voting for socialist institutions that will keep them from ever gaining economic success or independence. The vast majority of men fighting for the Confederacy were not slave holders. Do you really think that 300,000 plus Southern men would have thrown their lives away for a bunch of blacks? To them, and to most Southerners, it was about the invasion of their homeland. BTW, Lee freed his slaves and hated the institution, viewing it as a necessary evil (like George Washington).

the egyptian said...

Then why are these places maned for a Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter of the KKK not being renamed post hast, Oh thats right he's a democrat

For the record, we counted 29 “centers,” seven roads (including interchanges), two libraries, two community centers, and one telescope. If there are additions, put them in the comments and we’ll add them in!

Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg

Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg

Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg

Corridor G (a portion of US Route 119) is officially the Robert C. Byrd Freeway. It connects Williamson and Charleston.

Marshall’s Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center in Huntington

Marshall’s Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center in South Charleston

Marshall’s Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center in Huntington

Marshall’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health in Huntington (Apparently he loved Marshall alot?)


The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank

The Robert C. Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown

WVU’s Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory in Morgantown

Pine Grove’s Robert C. Byrd Community Center

Sugar Grove’s Robert C. Byrd Community Center

The University of Charleston’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education in Charleston
via Flickr

via Flickr

Shepherd’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies in Shepherdstown

Bethany College’s Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center in Bethany

the egyptian said...

the rest too long for one post

Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital’s Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center in Charleston

The Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center in Princeton

The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division in Charleston

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) in Bridgeport

The RCBI Charleston Manufacturing Technology Center in South Charleston
The Clifford Hollow Bridge near Moorefield (via Wikipedia/Brian M. Powell CC 3.0)

The Clifford Hollow Bridge near Moorefield (via Wikipedia/Brian M. Powell CC 3.0)

Corridor H (a portion of US Route 48) is officially the Robert C. Byrd Highway, extending from Weston to the Virginia state line.

The Robert C. Byrd Library in Wheeling

The RCBI Huntington Manufacturing Technology Center in Huntington

rcg said...

To complete the irony, West Virginia exists only because that part of Virginia wanted to remain with The Union.

If there is one lesson we must learn if we are survive this is that we can't take or assign responsibility for the acts of those people. It might be a good idea to keep the statues as a reminder of humility.

I am concerned that the tearing down of statues by mobs and the remarkable lack of police response precedes a warm up for continued violence along political lines. These people have lost their minds and our leaders are encouraging it.