Friday, July 11, 2008
HITLER YOUTH REVISITED?
The Hitler Youth (HJ – Hitlerjugend) was originally established in 1922 as the Jungsturm Adolf Hitler . Based in Munich, Bavaria, it served to train and recruit future members of the Sturmabteilung (or “Storm Regiment”), the adult paramilitary wing of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP, the German Nazi Party.
In 1925, when the Nazi Party had been refounded, the membership grew to over 5,000. Five years later, national HJ membership stood at 25,000. By the end of 1932 (a few weeks before the Nazis came to power) it was at 107,956. At the end of 1933, the HJ had 2,300,000 members. Much of these increases came from the more or less forcible merger of other youth organizations with the HJ. (The sizable Evangelische Jugend, the Evangelical youth organisation of 600,000 members, was integrated on February 18, 1934).
By December 1936, HJ membership stood at just over five million. That same month, HJ membership became mandatory, under the Gesetz über die Hitlerjugend law. This legal obligation was re-affirmed in 1939 with the Jugenddienstpflicht and HJ membership was required even when it was opposed by the member’s parents. From then on, most of Germany’s teenagers belonged to the HJ. By 1940, it had eight million members. Later war figures are difficult to calculate, since massive conscription efforts and a general call-up of boys as young as ten years old meant that virtually every young male in Germany was, in some way, connected to the HJ. Only about 10 to 20% were able to avoid joining.
The HJ was organized into corps under adult leaders, and the general membership comprised boys aged fourteen to eighteen. From 1936, membership of the HJ was compulsory for all young German men. The HJ was also seen as an important stepping stone to future membership of the elite Schutzstaffel (the SS). Members of the HJ were particularly proud to be bestowed with the single Sig Rune (victory symbol) by the SS. The SS utilized two Sig Runes as their mark, and this gesture served to symbolically link the two groups.
The HJ was organized into local cells on a community level. Such cells had weekly meetings at which various Nazi doctrines were taught by adult HJ leaders. Regional leaders typically organized rallies and field exercises in which several dozen Hitler Youth cells would participate. The largest HJ gathering usually took place annually, at Nuremberg, where members from all over Germany would converge for the annual Nazi Party rally.
The HJ maintained training academies comparable to preparatory schools. They were designed to nurture future Nazi Party leaders, and only the most radical and devoted HJ members could expect to attend.
SO WHAT HAS THIS DESPICABLE ORGANISATION GOT TO DO WITH
MALALYSIA – TRULY ASIA?
Last Sunday I met an old buddy at the PROTES Rally. We were colleagues at both MNCs I worked at after I left the teaching profession. We exchanged pleasantries until I put the final question: I never expect a person like you to be in a rally like this?
Like many of us, Sam (yes that is the name I coined for him, and it has stuck) is not happy with what is happening behind our backs. He told me that his daughter had to attend a full day orientaion at the UiTM. He gave me a gist of what his daughter reported transpired. He gave me the idea that it was a full day indoctrination. The weight of Sam’s concern did not hit me until I received an email on AZLY RAHMAN’s article below:
UMNO’s Latest Psy-War Materials Exposed
by Azly Rahman
(NOTE: This is an email I received from a reader exposing the latest brain washing
tricks deployed by UMNO’s apparatus called Biro Tatanegara(BTN). Mind you BTN is
100% funded by tax payer’s money)
Biro Tatanegara. Does it ring a bell? Government propaganda or honest student
development programme? For those who aren’t aware of it, Biro Tatanegara or BTN for
short is under the Jabatan Perdana Menteri and it has several modules which all public
university students have to attend in the name of “Student Development”.
On the 6th of July 2008 in UiTM Shah Alam, there were three separate talks being held
under BTN with the first one being titled “Pendidikan”, second one titled “Ancaman
Keselamatan Negara” and the third one titled, “Patriotisma”. Smell anything funny yet?
No? Read on. You won’t even have to smell it after you are done reading this. It’ll be
stuffed down your throat.
I would like to only focus on the first speaker, Dr. Idris bin Md. Noor. He was supposed
to talk about education as that was the title of his speech, but the content was far
different. He first went on with the usual introductions but in less than a few minutes, he
suddenly touched on the forum on the discussion of social contract in Malaysia that the
BAR council organized.
He criticized it with all his heart, saying no one should discuss about it as it is
unquestionable. Fair enough, I thought at first. Freedom of speech right? But what if he
suddenly accuses the “Malay” speaker in the forum, which I’m guessing is Farish A.
Noor, as a traitor to the Malay race as a whole?
And while he was browsing through his files on the laptop which was projected on the
big screen, it was no surprise for me that I saw files entitled “Ketuanan Melayu”. He also
then went on about the Malay’s obsession with magic and ghosts, he said that it is all
wrong beliefs through the perspective of Islam because if they really could use magic and
other dark arts for fighting, then they should kill Karpal Singh with it.
There are so many quotable sentences, if only I could remember it all. He even said,
“Kalau ular dengan India depan mata, ketuk India dulu.” He then started to become more
impassioned in his speech towards the end, like someone campaigning for a political seat
yet failed, and resorted to a multi-purpose hall with bumiputra students. He said so many
atrocious things that I will list them down in point form.
-Explained how the Malays aren’t racist but others are racist towards us.
-Bangsa Malaysia does not exist, neither does Malaysian Chinese and Indians, only in the
strict Malay, Chinese and Indians. (Interestingly, behind a booklet provided to us, one of
the objectives of the programme is to produce a -”Bangsa Malaysia”. Obviously, he was
-Bahasa Malaysia does not exist, it is Bahasa Melayu.
-Nothing wrong with waving the Keris.
-Bumiputra hanya 55% di Malaysia, give birth more people!
-The University and Colleges Act was partly made to ensure a Malay Vice-Chancellor in
Universities which should be the way.
-Blogs are “berdosa” or sinful.
-Christians will not like Muslims.
But that isn’t even the best part. The best part is, he showed a short film on the dangers of
Zionism and the illegal occupation of Palestine which was probably the only part of the
speech I agreed with and I thought to myself this could be the only fact of the speech but
surprise, surprise, at the end of the film, there was a montage of so-called Zionist
supporters with the pictures of Anwar Ibrahim, Tian Chua, Teresa Kok, Hishamuddin
Rais and Ezam Md. Nor.
Then a question popped up in my head. Is Ezam still a Zionist supporter since he is in
UMNO now? Does that mean the government has a Zionist supporter as well as the
opposition? And expectedly, the speaker was being more anti-semitic than anti-zionist.
He even explained how the Pakatan Rakyat ruled states are all going down the drain and
he says, “this is what you get if you vote for the opposition!” He criticized Anwar
Ibrahim and his colleagues so much along with Pakatan Rakyat while being completely
oblivious towards Barisan Nasional’s mistakes. As if they have perfect policies.
This was supposed to be a speech touching on education and look how it ended up. It did
not even smell anything of education. It was a speech that was not meant for national
unity at all. How could it be when you spread hate?
I could only sit and ponder quietly while all this was happening. But the speech was not
the saddest part. The saddest part was that the majority of students in the hall were
cheering him on. I will type out part of the lyrics that were supplied to us, entitled,
Anak Kecil main api
Terbakar hatinya yang sepi
Air mata darah bercampur keringat
Bumi dipijak milik orang
Nenek moyang kaya raya
Tergadai seluruh harta benda
Akibat engketa sesamalah kita
Cinta lenyap di arus zaman ini
Indahnya bumi kita ini
Warisan berkurun lamanya
Hasil mengalir ke tangan yang lain
Pribumi merintih sendiri
Melayukan gagah di nusantara.
Who were those words referring to? Foreign powers or non-malays?
Perfect welcome to the new intake of University Students. Please spread this to others.
People need to know.
I know you should.
written by A Worried Student,
I AM AGAINST THE ISA
DR IDRIS BIN MD NOOR
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