Thursday, December 15, 2005

Where All The Flowers Go

Klaus-Dieter Dubon, a retired Bavarian notary and children's literature expert has unearthed new evidence that Adolph Hitler wrote a book for children during the final months before he took his own life in the waning days of World War II.

The book entitled Where All the Flowers Go, is said to be a beautifully woven tale that warns children about the dangers of growing up to be fascist dictators. It is believed that Adolph had intended for the royalties to go to nonprofit agencies that help troubled youths who might otherwise grow up to invade neighboring countries.

These new revelations have sent shockwaves through the academic and political world as historians try to make sense of just what this means. Noted professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University Cornel West said in an interview with Democracy Now, "what are the prevailing dogmas of our day? Free market fundamentalism. The market is a idol as fetish. The private sector somehow having these mystical capacities to solve problems as opposed to being constructs of human beings, driven by profit. What are the realities of our day? The reality of escalating militarism. The reality of Hitler as Hitler. The reality of Bush as Hitler, only now Hitler isn't Hitler so what is Bush? I think it is fair to say Bush has never written any children's literature. One have to wonder, would we have this advancing imperialism had Barbara Bush read this book to her children?

Many celebrities held a candlelight vigil at the Holocaust museum near San Quentin California. Joan Baez addressed the crowd from a small plywood stage set up just outside the gates."The allies advance on Berlin can now only be seen as a planned, efficient, calculated, antiseptic, cold-blooded murder and I think everyone who is here is here to try to enlist the morality and soul of this country. Yes, Adolph's violent past was well known, but he had become a textbook version of rehabilitation as he was trapped in his bunker for months on end. Clearly this author was not the same man that invaded Poland. The fact he was forced to execute himself was a travesty of justice. His book could have answered the question of where all the flowers have gone, years before a generation felt the pain of my query".

The gathered crowd was brought to tears when Jesse Jackson solemnly spoke them. "The victors in war have always written the history of western civilization, hey hey ho ho, it is time to re-examine the history that must go. What else have we been taught that isn't so?"

Jackson went on, "What is certain is that Adolph tried to be a voice reaching out to the voiceless. He tried to encouraged youth to lift themselves up so as not to end up as fascist dictators who start world wars. Had he not been silenced, his voice might have reached impoverished and alienated youth in places police dare not tread. Through his personal transformation in a bunker, he could have brought light to dark places because he knew where to look for dark places. He spoke truth to power with a sincere knowledge of what would lie ahead for these youth, giving them a stark look at what their future could be if they didn't renounce aggressive imperialism and gas chambers. And they would have listened, because he was one of them.

Amnesty International also condemned the forced self-execution of Hitler.