|Sacrificial victims, of then and now....|
I was all excited about going to Frankenmuth Michigan Thursday and staying there through Sunday. Mu husband and I had everything all set, and we had reservations for the best hotel in town. There was to be a big WWII re-enactment and my daughter's Waffen-SS unit was going to be there. My husband and I had been saving up all year for this and it was going to be like a second honeymoon for us.
My daughter called and said that Frankenmuth just cancelled the re-enactment because some people complained last year about the "horrible people in Nazi uniforms". A bunch of whiny pc left-wing idiots took a petition to the town's mayor and said they wanted the German re-enactors banned. So the the mayor and the city council decided to not only do that, but to do away with all of it. Needless to say my family and I are very upset and so are many other people. Plus, Frankenmuth has shot themselves in the foot because they got BIG tourist bucks from this event, and now they will lose all of that money.
I guess they thought it was the "christian" and "politically correct" thing to persecute and ban the German soldiers. This is from a town that calls itself "More Bavarian Than Bavaria", and their big draw and focus is their German culture. Just as long as it isn't about anything between the years 1933-1945. Then they jump on the hate wagon with everybody else and eagerly join in on the German-bashing. What a bunch of hypoctites. I cancelled our reservations at the hotel and told them why. The woman just acted nice and said that she understood why I didn't want to go there now.
So this was our big activity for the year. We couldn't get enough people together to lead our usual trip to Germany this year, so this was going to be our replacement. I feel like driving through Frankenmuth with fucking swastikas all over the car and blaring Third Reich military music.
|I’ve chosen this life and I shall hold my head high|
I see him as one to follow with love
In the world’s eyes I am despised and poor
But I know I am rich in what comes from above.
I’ve chosen to walk this path alone
Which those others walked with hearts strong and true
I will live by my trust in them
And I know they died for me and for you.
It’s a wonderful exchange
To leave the things of this sad time
For those of better years
Years filled with valor and honor sublime.