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  •  For the record, I did one minute of youtube (2+ / 0-)
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    searching and got the above video. It seemed interesting and to make the point I wanted to make, so I dropped it into the comment. Then I looked up the group at the end that apparently made the video, which includes a voice I have not identified who probably had nothing to do with the group that made the video either.

    Had I looked the group up first, I would not have used the video. The Gandhi quote at the end of the video seemed nice, so I assumed wrongly that they were a loving organization. In fact, it may be the opposite. Moreover, the group seems to be some strange group with connections to a rival janitorial service out of Nova Scotia with a paranoia if not a hatred for Jehovah's Witnesses for some reason!

    Please be aware I am not in any way endorsing the group that made that video or its beliefs, whatever they are, and I have nothing against Jehovah's Witnesses and would defend Jehovah's Witnesses' rights as much as those of any other religion! That had nothing to do with my citing to the video, whose speaker I am unable to identify.

    Ironically, of course, Hitler hated Jehovah Witnesses:

    Jehovah's Witnesses were subjected to intense persecution under the Nazi regime. The Nazis targeted Jehovah's Witnesses because they were unwilling to accept the authority of the state, because of their international connections, and because they were strongly opposed to both war on behalf of a temporal authority and organized government in matters of conscience.

    Within months of the Nazi takeover, regional governments, primarily those of Bavaria and Prussia, initiated aggressive steps against Jehovah's Witnesses, breaking up their meetings, ransacking and then occupying their local offices. By April 1, 1935, the Reich and Prussian Minister of the Interior ordered the responsible local officials to dissolve the Watchtower Society.

    http://www.ushmm.org/...

    Do not mean to digress, but I wanted to keep the record clear on this. Anyone can go to my website, including my lengthy piece on "Anger Management" (http://gardenvarietydemocraticsocialist.com/...) and see that hatred has nothing to do with my worldview. Thank you, and I deeply apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding.

    garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

    by Galtisalie on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 04:57:34 AM PDT

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