From the second of the three recent German Wars (1870-1945):
Over the course of five days, beginning August 25, 1914, German troops stationed in the Belgian village of Louvain during the opening month of World War I burn and loot much of the town, executing hundreds of civilians.
Located between Liege, the fortress town that saw heavy fighting during the first weeks of the German invasion, and the Belgian capital of Brussels, Louvain became the symbol, in the eyes of international public opinion, of the shockingly brutal nature of the German war machine. From the first days they crossed into Belgium, violating that small country’s neutrality on the way to invade France, German forces looted and destroyed much of the countryside and villages in their path, killing significant numbers of civilians, including women and children. These brutal actions, the Germans claimed, were in response to what they saw as an illegal civilian resistance to the German occupation, organized and promoted by the Belgian government and other community leaders—especially the Catholic Church—and carried out by irregular combatants or franc-tireurs (snipers, or free shooters) of the type that had participated in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-71.From This Day in History: Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
I like my Christians with spine.
There is a price to be paid for this, as any oppressor, thief, rapist, enslaver, and murderer will be willing to explain. But that is why Christians exist: following the example of their Lord, they are to pay the price for good to be victorious over evil, the righteous to crush the head of the wicked.
“Illegal civilian resistance”.
Typical Establishment talk.
“Oh you filthy civilians, look what you made me do?”
In reality this type of civilian resistance—despite being sanctioned by the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, which the Germans objected to—did not exist to any significant degree in Belgium during the German invasion, but was used as an excuse to justify the German pursuit of a theory of terror previously articulated by the enormously influential 19th-century Prussian military philosopher Karl von Clausewitz. According to Clausewitz, the civilian population of an enemy country should not be exempted from war, but in fact should be made to feel its effects, and be forced to put pressure on their government to surrender.From This Day in History: Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
Ah, the worship of Power Over All.
Or, “how to turn a powerful nation with a great future into a broken, hollow, disagraced shell”.
The burning of Louvain came on the heels of a massacre in the village of Dinant, near Liege, on August 23, in which the German soldiers had killed some 674 civilians on the orders of their corps commander. Two days later, the small but hardy Belgian army made a sudden sharp attack on the rear lines of the German 1st Army, commanded by General Alexander von Kluck, forcing the Germans to retreat in disorder to Louvain. In the confusion that followed, they would later claim, civilians had fired on the German soldiers or had fired from the village’s rooftops to send a signal to the Belgian army, or even to approaching French or British troops. The Belgians, by contrast, would claim the Germans had mistakenly fired on each other in the dark. Whatever happened did not matter: the Germans burned Louvain not to punish specific Belgian acts but to provide an example, before the world, of what happened to those who resisted mighty Germany.From This Day in History: Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
Kneel Before Almighty POWER!
POWER ABOVE LAW!
POWER ABOVE JUSTICE!
POWER! POWER! POWER!
Typical Secularist filth.
I am amazed by the number of Christians who are so very willing to beg and humble themselves before Powerful Men, to surrender before any number of anti-Christs because they have guns, numbers, money, and uniforms.
As soldiers of Christ, we are to surrender to unbelievers at every level.
We are to surrender in public and in private, at the macro level and on the micro level, on a national scale and on a private scale. We are to surrender to every secular authority that is placed over us.We Need to Surrender, by Carlos Chung
Man! Some people really do love to lick the boots of the wicked, so long as they have a uniform, a badge, and a gun!
No matter. These worthless men can roast with the Powerful Master they have chosen to exalt far above Jesus Christ.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams
Remember: “You Worship What You Fear. Obedience Shows Love.” And we know who our Glorious Christian Leadership chooses to fear and obey, right now, on earth.
As if Christ only ruled in some mystical never-never land of some distant hazy future, and does not rule right here and right now.
Power shall not inherit the world. Justice shall.
Why do the nations rage[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;Pslam 2, English Standard Version: the most quoted Bible passages in the New Testament are HERE.
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Believing Christians are to fear God and not Powerful Men. They are to uphold right above wrong, justice above injustice, the godly weak above the godless strong.
Regardless of the cost.
Following the example that Christ laid down for us to imitate.
Over the next five days, as Louvain and its buildings—including its renowned university and library, founded in 1426—burned, a great outcry grew in the international community, with refugees pouring out of the village and eyewitness accounts filling the foreign press. Richard Harding Davis, an American correspondent in Belgium, arrived at Louvain by troop train on August 27; his report later appeared in the New York Tribune under the headline GERMANS SACK LOUVAIN; WOMEN AND CLERGY SHOT. A wireless statement from Berlin issued by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed the incidents, stating that “Louvain was punished by the destruction of the city.” The Allied press went crazy, with British editorials proclaiming “Treason to Civilization” and insisting the Germans had proved themselves descendants not of the great author Goethe but of the bloodthirsty Attila the Hun.From This Day in History: Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
I’m starting to see why the Right Sort doesn’t bring up German atrocities of World War I much anymore. Even the extermination of Christian clergy and leaders in the Soviet Union was largely avoid and glossed over in the ‘controversial’ Black Book of Communism. But hey, the Academics & Media, the Soviets, the Kaiser, and the Nazis all crawl on their belly before the idol of Power.
And far too many Christians do the same, utterly uncaring of God’s deep hostility to cold, poisonous, lying reptilian snakes and self-exalting, lawless, mindlessly destructive dragons.
I bet that if it wasn’t for the Jews of the universities, even the Holocaust would be largely forgotten, so quick Academics are to lick the boot of Power.
On August 25, 1914, the German army ravaged the city of Leuven, deliberately burning the university’s library of 300,000 medieval books and manuscripts with gasoline, killing 248 residents, and expelling the entire population of 10,000. WIkipedia, Rape of Belgium
Odd: in my youth in the 80s, I often heard of the canard of how Christians burned the Library of Alexandra (Carl Sagan and his mythical — but politically useful — mob of Christians is dealt with in Reddit’s BadHistory section).
Nobody ever whispered a world of the Great Catholic Library of Leuven.
It’s as if Christian history, knowledge and thought isn’t worth a dam (old Indian coin), but Pagan thought is to be treasured and mourned over.
(I’ll be passing over the work of the monasteries in preserving Classical knowledge.)
By war’s end, the Germans would kill some 5,521 civilians in Belgium (and 896 in France). Above all, German actions in Belgium were intended to demonstrate to the Allies that the German empire was a formidable power that should be submitted to, and that those resisting that power—whether soldier or civilian, belligerent or neutral—would be met with a force of total destruction. Ironically, for many in the Allied countries, and in the rest of the world as well, a different conclusion emerged from the flames of Louvain: Germany must be defeated at all costs, without compromise or settlement, because a German victory would mean the defeat of civilization.From This Day in History: Germans burn Belgian town of Louvain
Lawless murderers, thieves, liars, vandals, and rapists are to be resisted, crippled, punished.
Regardless of the uniforms they wear, the colour of their skin, the cant streaming from their lips, or the blather of their propaganda machines.
Or the pious
ideological religious poses they make.