This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Leaflets of the Original White Rose

Greetings, Patriots!

My name is Steve and I’m one of the organizers of TOWR.  Thanks for visiting us and we hope that you’ll keep coming back.  In the “Meta” box at the bottom right of the page you’ll see a link that says, “Entries RSS”.  Paste that into your favorite RSS reader or use the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox to stay up to date with our latest posts.  If you prefer, under this post there’s a link to subscribe via email to be notified of any new posts.

I’d like to share with you today a little about our namesakes, the White Rose, and look at their infamous writings which ultimately led to the beheading of their leadership.  It is their stoicism and bravery that we aim to emulate in our present day struggle.

The following excerpts are from their first leaflet.  They made copies and spread it around the University of Munich during the height of the Nazi regime.  It was a radical action at a time of ruthless crackdowns on all dissent.

Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be “governed” without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes – crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure – reach the light of day?

If the German people are already so corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand, frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order in history; if they surrender man’s highest principle, that which raises him above all other God’s creatures, his free will; if they abandon the will to take decisive action and turn the wheel of history and thus subject it to their own rational decision; if they are so devoid of all individuality, have already gone so far along the road toward turning into a spiritless and cowardly mass – then, yes, they deserve their downfall.

It’s not heavy-handed at all to suggest that substituting “American” for “German” is a near perfect fit for our circumstance today.  Who can fight the establishment “clique” in Washington, DC, or at the state level in many states?  Just recently a Gallup poll came out stating that nearly half of Americans see the government as an immediate threat.  How ashamed will we be when we have to explain to future generations why we didn’t stop the murder of countless unborn children – crimes I would argue “infinitely outdistance every human measure”.

Today our spirits have been sucked by personal debt, an entertainment culture, and a lack of veneration toward personal responsibility.  Are we a “spiritless and cowardly mass”?

Therefore every individual, conscious of his responsibility as a member of Christian and Western civilization, must defend himself against the scourges of mankind, against fascism and any similar system of totalitarianism. Offer passive resistance – resistance – wherever you may be, forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine before it is too late, before the last cities, like Cologne, have been reduced to rubble, and before the nation’s last young man has given his blood on some battlefield for the hubris of a sub-human. Do not forget that every people deserves the regime it is willing to endure.

There’s not much to add here.  In a lot of ways it sums up what we believe – offer resistance wherever you can, but remember that you deserve the regime you are willing to endure.

If you would like to read the entire leaflet, you can find it here (we have no relation to the site at the link).

Our opponent is clever and has a massive amount of men, material, and technology available to them.  We can’t all be “Bubba in the boondocks”.  A case of MREs and an AR-15 aren’t enough.  We must be smart.  We must be well-rounded.  Our mission is to develop the well-rounded partisan so that we, as a movement, are not one-dimensional.

I hope you’ll join us on our mission.

 

 

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About

Steve is a father of two, husband of one, devoted follower of Christ, IT guy, and jack of all trades. He's a liberty activist, blogger, gun lover, and general class radio operator. He read entirely too much Heinlein as a child and routinely fails at his attempts to become the "competent man".

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