By Chris Skates
I haven’t wanted to write this one. I have been putting it off. There are more scandals in the White House now than we can keep up with. But that’s not the biggest scandal. It is hard to fathom that a President would sic the full force of the massive federal government on innocent and law-abiding Americans via the IRS, EPA, OSHA, and FBI. But that is not the most difficult thing to fathom.
I have written about WWII veterans here before. I have had the great honor to know several of them and become friends with them. I make them aware of my deep interest in and research of that war so sometimes they talk to me. They seem to appreciate the effort on my part to know about the battles and to have as much appreciation as one can have from books and film of the sacrifices made. So on a couple of occasions they open up.

One of my WWII friends retired as a Colonel. During the war he was a Lieutenant under Patton. At some point he was placed in charge of an otherwise all black company and sent to liberate the concentration camps. The fighting was mostly over, but it was the memories of what he saw in the camps that haunted him more than the violent battles that preceded that duty post.
He told me of walking into the head officer’s quarters at one of the camps. There were matching lamps on the desk. The lampshades were made of the skin of Jews. He told me of meticulous record books, like those that would have been kept by the finest of accounting firms at the time. The books contained the dollar value of each Jew that was sent to the ovens. They had placed a value on everything from ladies purses the victims had been forced to leave behind to gold fillings in people’s mouths.

My friend walked on wobbly legs out to some storage bins. The bins were of much finer construction than those of meager quarters of the prisoners. They cut off the chains and locks, my friend was horrified to see one bin stacked fifteen feet deep with women’s hair. There were piles of the long locks that the Nazi’s shaved off the women. The logbooks said they were going to make wigs out of them.

But it was the last storage bin that took my friend’s breath away. It was that bin that made his legs so rubbery that he collapsed. For that one was filled from floor to rafters…with baby shoes. Never again! Never again! That has been the cry ever since the world learned of the holocaust. But it did happen again. And this time the imprisonment and torture drug out over three decades.

How far have we advanced? How far has our liberal, largely godless education system advanced us? How much closer are we to that utopian vision where all men live in harmony and hold hands, while humming the agnostic John Lennon’s “Imagine”? We are no closer. We are farther away than ever. If you still don’t know of the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic you owe it to your society to do some research on it. You owe it to your own children to know what evil personified looks like so that you can protect them from it.

Now instead of baby shoes we have tiny baby feet in a jar of formaldehyde. Now instead of having a military company crash the gates with a tank and save the innocent, we have Planned Parenthood receiving millions in government subsidies. (Planned Parenthood knew for years what was going on in the Gosnell clinic. They did nothing to stop it). Now instead of Churchill saying, “We will never surrender”, we have a President speaking to the Planned Parenthood Convention and ending his remarks with the words, “God Bless You”.

Back then it was thinly cloaked in the term “the final solution”. Now it is cloaked in the vapid term “reproductive rights”. It was a horror back then in WWII. It is a horror now, only the number of dead is much larger and it grows increasingly difficult to know who the bad guys are.

Chris Skates is the author of the novel, Going Green: For Some It Has Nothing To Do With The Environment, which is available in the Patriot Bookstore. He has been published in dozens of national magazines and has authored multiple technical articles in his field of Chemistry. You can follow his blog at