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MANNINGS & SNOWDEN'S DECISIONS

As noted above, several biographies of Kurt Gerstein have been published in recent years in several languages.[4] However, in our present age, we are witnessing a new emergence of young (and old) people willing to stand up to an empire and shine a light on crimes and crimes against humanity. For example, Corporal Manning has stood against the forces of the largest Department of Defense in history and "did what was right and good".

Before 2013, when Edward Snowden made a global name as provocateur for freedom, Kirk Wiebe, Ed Loomis, Tom Drake, and Bill Binney--all at the NSA--stood up and said NO to the machine.

The New York Times recently urged clemency for Snowden, writing, "Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed, and the abuses he has exposed, Mr. Snowden deserves better than a life of permanent exile, fear and flight. He may have committed a crime to do so, but he has done his country a great service." I fear many more will need to join the resistance before the national regime of the USA and the country's military-industrial leaders consider such acts of conscience to be just and fair. In the mean time, I--and many of this new generation--need to consider acting in conscience and encouraging a coming generation of Snowdens, Mannings, and Gersteins--instead of only reacting to the world with cynicism.

Dear Americans and proponents of peace, justice, and freedom world wide,

Creative resistance is now more needed than ever. Begin to react, infiltrate, and change this status quo that has spiritually, emotionally, and socially impoverished our world with endless war as its only main productive aim. Stop terrorism and all its ilk--even if it is state terrorism as Kurt Gerstein faced on a daily basis throughout his youth and young adulthood.

Yours,

Americans in Exile or Fighting for Peace and Justice in our Homeland

The relationship between an SS-WhistleBlower in Nazi Germany and what we need to be Witnessing MORE OF from the NSA-, DOD-, and other Officials in USA Today


NOTES

[1]  Friedlander, Saul (1969); Kurt Gerstein: THE AMBIGUITY OF GOOD, New York: Alfred A Knopf.

[2] In order to slow down the efforts of the Nazi death camps, Gerstein would sometimes claim that tons of the  poisonous gases were tainted and either needed to be destroyed or buried underground.  

[3] By 2012-2013, monthly suicides were at an all-time high for soldiers and former soldiers: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/16/13320243-monthly-army-suicides-reach-all-time-high-in-july-with-38-suspected?lite

[4] In addition to Saul Friedlander's aforementioned book, there are, for example, the 1989 study by Henri Roques, The "Confessions' of Kurt Gerstein, translated from the French by Ronald Percival. Costa Mesa, California: Institute for Historical Review, 1989, and the 1971 Pierre Joffrey's "A Spy for God: The Ordeal of Kurt Gerstein", Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.  

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