Kitty Werthmann

Mike Huckabee Tour Heeds Warning That America Is Turning Into Nazi Germany

Mike Huckabee is currently leading dozens of conservative pastors through the U.S. and Europe on a junket he’s calling “Mike Huckabee’s Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour.” On Friday, the group stopped at Auschwitz and Birkenau, where a speaker inevitably compared today’s America to Nazi Germany.

Huckabee, who has repeatedly warned that the U.S. is transforming into Nazi Germany, invited Kitty Werthmann of Eagle Forum to discuss her experience living in Austria during the Nazi takeover.

Werthmann frequently travels the country speaking about what she sees as similarities between President Obama and Adolf Hitler, warning that Obama is ushering in Nazi-style tyranny and urging people to stock up on guns: “Keep your guns and buy more guns.” She also believes that Obama and Mexican immigrants are planning a Marxist “revolution” and told one Tea Party group, “I heard President Obama say anybody who is criticizing him, report it to the White House, the snitch program, so be careful what you say.”

She offered a similar message to Huckabee’s tour group, according to the Christian Post, which also drew a comparison between Nazi Germany and the IRS and a Houston court case involving a LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

Another Religious Right leader who believes the U.S. is heading towards Nazism, David Lane, also addressed the group.

Retracing the steps of Pope John Paul II in Krakow Poland, Margaret Thatcher in London England, and Ronald Reagan in California, The Journey: A Spiritual Awakening, was designed to exemplify how "God raises extraordinary leaders for extraordinary times." Huckabee explains, "their lives and messages brought hope to generations and freedom to millions by confronting evil everywhere. From their lives and their leadership we can extract immeasurable lessons for every nation wishing to be free and great."

In the wake of Houston Mayor Annise Parker's subpoena of emails and sermons of ministers, his timing, many argue, could not be more relevant. On Friday, November 14,Journey attendees visited Auschwitz and Birkenau and a museum located in the administrative building of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. On route to Auschwitz, Lane referenced similarities between 1930 Germany and 2014 America. Quoting from Inside Hitler's Germany, Life Under the Third Reich, he paraphrased Martin Bormann's assessment that national socialism and Christianity are "irreconcilable."

 

Pointing to what was largely a Lutheran country and the former home of the Martin Luther who sparked the Protestant Reformation in 1517, life under Hitler immeasurably transformed Germany's identity and culture. By 1938, much of Germany's Christian practices were eliminated. Crosses in schools were replaced with Hitler's picture, the Bible, with Mein Kampf, Christmas carols and the nativity play were eliminated, and the greeting, "Happy Christmas," was replaced with "Yuletide."



Former Austrian Kitty Werthmann helps clarify context and perspective from her experience living seven years under Hitler and three under Stalin. During an unrelated and recent even in New Jersey, she explains similarities between 1938 Austria and 2014 America. Austria was in a deep depression with one third of its workforce unemployed. It's inflation rate and bank loan interest rates were 25 percent. Many Austrians were declaring bankruptcy and begging for food.

She says, "everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. We were led to believe that everyone [in Germany] was happy. We were told that they didn't have unemployment or crime; they had a high standard of living. We wanted the same way of life in Austria.

"We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler. We were overjoyed and for three days danced in the streets and had candlelight parades."

She lists how the government opened up field kitchens and everyone was fed, crime disappeared under the new government, and within one month people were employed through the Public Work Service.

The comparison to America could not be more profound.

American unemployment is 25 percent when including the unreported U-3 and U-6 numbers of those who have dropped out of the workforce are no longer on unemployment, and/or are underemployed working several jobs unable to feed their families. Americans are in 28 billion dollars in credit card debt, with credit card interest rates exceeding 25 percent in most states.

Whether its eliminating prayer in school, the ten commandments from court rooms, disallowing the teaching of creationism and only teaching evolution, removing religious holidays from school calendars, common core redefining the family to include same-sex parents and transgender children as normal, and teaching Islam as part of grade school

Additionally, the IRS has pledged to adopt new parameters for auditing churches and Christians are losing their livelihoods because of their religious beliefs.



Upon leaving Birkenau, Huckabee said, "these people were brutally murdered because they did not fit into the plan of a government that only wanted a people to follow them blindly." He went on to explain that remembering what millions of people believed and did because of the power of one man, Hitler, is not enough. "It's not enough unless it does something to change the way we live the rest of our lives. This is not a time to say I've been to Auschwitz… because when the day comes when we are called upon to put at risk our lives, our families, our fortunes, we have to decide if we will march like lemmings to our death, or take whatever steps necessary to stop the kind of tyranny that results ultimately in what we've been able to see first hand today."

Jody Hice: Obama Administration Turning US Into Nazi Germany

Yesterday, we posted a clip of a 2011 radio program in which Jody Hice, a Republican favored to win retiring Rep. Paul Broun’s U.S. House seat in Georgia, opined that the U.S. public school system is reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

It turns out that’s not the only parallel he sees between America today and Hitler’s regime. In another 2011 program, Hice interviewed Kitty Werthmann, the octogenarian president of the South Dakota Eagle Forum who has spent decades warning that the U.S. is becoming like Nazi Germany, a message that coincidentally caught on in conservative circles about the time that Barack Obama was elected president.

Werthmann, who was a child in Austria when it was annexed by Hitler’s Germany, spent the program going through what she saw as the similarities between that regime and America today, which Hice was eager to agree with.

“The parallels as you’re talking are just incredible with what we are seeing in America,” he said, adding that “like a politician here in America,” Hitler “made all these wonderful promises” before transforming into the “monster you never saw coming.”

“And so, you’ve got the nationalized education, nationalized banking, nationalized press that you alluded to, the nationalized medical care,” Hice said later in the program. “It sounds like you were describing America. And the last thing that you mentioned was the gun control. It sounds like you were describing to us tomorrow’s newspaper here in America. Every one of these issues we’re facing right now.”

“That’s right, that’s why I’m so fearful, it’s going so fast,” Werthmann replied, before warning that Obama’s appointment of “czars” signals the end of democracy.

Eagle Forum Leader Tells Tea Partiers to "Buy More Guns!"

85-year-old Kitty Werthmann, president of South Dakota Eagle Forum, spoke at a New Jersey Tea Party rally this week. Werthmann grew up in Austria under Hitler’s regime, and felt the need to warn Americans about the horrors of socialism and the imminent doom we face under the leadership of Barack Obama. She explained the origin of the word “Nazi” (short for the German name of the National Socialist Workers Party) and punctuated each of her anecdotes with “That’s socialism!”

Werthmann said that Adolf Hitler spoke just like an American politician, and spoke ill of welfare, the nationalized health care system, and the employment of women, all leading up to a strange and sudden turn to militancy. In this video of her speech, at 28:15 she says:

When the people fear the government, that’s tyranny, but when the government fears the people, that’s you, the Tea Party. That’s liberty. Keep your guns. Keep your guns, and buy more guns!

From "Wacko" To "Vindicated" By Glenn Beck In Just Three Years

The Rapid City Journal reports on the event Glenn Beck hosted in South Dakota last night ... and if this excerpt does not sum up the utter ridiculousness of Beck and the entire right-wing movement today, I don't know what does:

For Kitty Werthmann of Pierre, president of the conservative group Eagle Forum, the VIP reception was the second personal meeting she had with Beck. She appeared on his Fox News show in New York in September.

Werthmann, 84, has long preached the dangers of socialism and its influences in America, a message that Beck preaches on TV, radio and in personal appearances. Werthmann said she sees the socialist agenda in expanding government under the Obama administration as affirmation of her long-held fears.

“I have been preaching for 30 years what socialism is all about. And now we are seeing it very clear,” she said. “I remember when people always thought I was a wacko -- too far out, you know. But now, I’m being vindicated.”

I first jokingly wrote about Werthmann more than three years ago and since then she has gone from being considered a "wacko" to being "vindicated" by Glenn Beck:

Kitty Werthmann To Appear On Glenn Beck This Week

I have written about South Dakota Eagle Forum president Kitty Werthmann and her DVD "Freedom to Dictatorship in 5 Years" a few times before:

From her own experience, Mrs. Kitty Werthmann will help you see we are walking the same path as the Nazi's. When she was 12 years old living in Austria there was order, prayer and pictures of Jesus. Hitler took over and all that was removed! Unemployment rose to 35%, bank loans rose to 25%, unions called strikes - all this with 98% of the people claiming to be Catholic! Soon there was massive welfare. Cries went out for equal rights for woman. Socialism took women out of the home, raising the children, and into the factories. They took the children away from the family and raised them by the state. The Health department offered training for the elderly but they were killed.

So of course, she is going to be on Glenn Beck this Friday:

Kitty Werthmann of Pierre will be a guest on Friday's edition of “The Glenn Beck Program” on the Fox News channel.

The show airs at 4 p.m. CDT. Werthmann, 84, will talk about growing up in Austria and living during the rule of Adolf Hitler.

Interestingly, we first wrote about Werthmann back in 2007 when, if I recall correctly, George W. Bush was still president - oddly, nobody took her seriously back then, but for some reasson she's suddenly found herself in high demand ever since Barack Obama was elected to the White House.

Right Wing Leftovers

  • The Judicial Confirmation Network has released a 9 minute video (?!?) laying out why Elena Kagan should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
  • Meet the latest Religious Right scandal:  the soldier behind the Afghanistan Wikileaks is gay!
  • You know what would have kept Lindsay Lohan out of jail?  Jesus.
  • I have no idea why, but Mike Farris, Wendy Wright, Frank Gaffney, Kitty Werthmann, Sen. Jim DeMint, and Rep. Pete Hoekstra are holding an event at the National Press Club on Wednesday on "U.N. Treaties and Their Impact on Americans."
  • Finally, Brian Camenker continues to complain about Tea Party activists shunning him ... while speaking at a Tea Party rally:

Right Wing Leftovers

  • Does Glenn Beck have a tax problem?
  • I expect that Marco Rubio will get a warm reception when he speaks at CPAC.
  • Pat Robertson's CBN is celebrating 50 years of ministry.
  • Day Gardner weighs in on Harry Reid: "I believe the comments made by Senator Harry Reid stems from a time in American history where the shade of a black man's skin determined whether he was a field nigger or a house nigger. Either way, to the slave owner he was still just a slave; a sub-human to be owned and controlled."
  • Finally, guess who Sean Hannity had on his radio program last week?  Kitty Werthmann.
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Kitty Werthmann Posts Archive

Brian Tashman, Monday 11/17/2014, 11:05am
Mike Huckabee is currently leading dozens of conservative pastors through the U.S. and Europe on a junket he’s calling “Mike Huckabee’s Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour.” On Friday, the group stopped at Auschwitz and Birkenau, where a speaker inevitably compared today’s America to Nazi Germany. Huckabee, who has repeatedly warned that the U.S. is transforming into Nazi Germany, invited Kitty Werthmann of Eagle Forum to discuss her experience living in Austria during the Nazi takeover. Werthmann frequently travels the country speaking about what she sees... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Thursday 10/23/2014, 3:16pm
Yesterday, we posted a clip of a 2011 radio program in which Jody Hice, a Republican favored to win retiring Rep. Paul Broun’s U.S. House seat in Georgia, opined that the U.S. public school system is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. It turns out that’s not the only parallel he sees between America today and Hitler’s regime. In another 2011 program, Hice interviewed Kitty Werthmann, the octogenarian president of the South Dakota Eagle Forum who has spent decades warning that the U.S. is becoming like Nazi Germany, a message that coincidentally caught on in conservative circles... MORE >
Coral, Thursday 06/23/2011, 2:17pm
85-year-old Kitty Werthmann, president of South Dakota Eagle Forum, spoke at a New Jersey Tea Party rally this week. Werthmann grew up in Austria under Hitler’s regime, and felt the need to warn Americans about the horrors of socialism and the imminent doom we face under the leadership of Barack Obama. She explained the origin of the word “Nazi” (short for the German name of the National Socialist Workers Party) and punctuated each of her anecdotes with “That’s socialism!” Werthmann said that Adolf Hitler spoke just like an American politician, and spoke... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/27/2010, 1:18pm
The Rapid City Journal reports on the event Glenn Beck hosted in South Dakota last night ... and if this excerpt does not sum up the utter ridiculousness of Beck and the entire right-wing movement today, I don't know what does: For Kitty Werthmann of Pierre, president of the conservative group Eagle Forum, the VIP reception was the second personal meeting she had with Beck. She appeared on his Fox News show in New York in September. Werthmann, 84, has long preached the dangers of socialism and its influences in America, a message that Beck preaches on TV, radio and in personal... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/21/2010, 2:49pm
I have written about South Dakota Eagle Forum president Kitty Werthmann and her DVD "Freedom to Dictatorship in 5 Years" a few times before: From her own experience, Mrs. Kitty Werthmann will help you see we are walking the same path as the Nazi's. When she was 12 years old living in Austria there was order, prayer and pictures of Jesus. Hitler took over and all that was removed! Unemployment rose to 35%, bank loans rose to 25%, unions called strikes - all this with 98% of the people claiming to be Catholic! Soon there was massive welfare. Cries went out for equal rights for... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 08/02/2010, 4:39pm
The Judicial Confirmation Network has released a 9 minute video (?!?) laying out why Elena Kagan should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Meet the latest Religious Right scandal:  the soldier behind the Afghanistan Wikileaks is gay! You know what would have kept Lindsay Lohan out of jail?  Jesus. I have no idea why, but Mike Farris, Wendy Wright, Frank Gaffney, Kitty Werthmann, Sen. Jim DeMint, and Rep. Pete Hoekstra are holding an event at the National Press Club on Wednesday on "U.N. Treaties and Their Impact on Americans."... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 01/11/2010, 5:44pm
Does Glenn Beck have a tax problem? I expect that Marco Rubio will get a warm reception when he speaks at CPAC. Pat Robertson's CBN is celebrating 50 years of ministry. Day Gardner weighs in on Harry Reid: "I believe the comments made by Senator Harry Reid stems from a time in American history where the shade of a black man's skin determined whether he was a field nigger or a house nigger. Either way, to the slave owner he was still just a slave; a sub-human to be owned and controlled." Finally, guess who Sean Hannity had on his radio program last... MORE >