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The Fire Within

I am a big fan of the work done by Gavin of www.ZenPencils.com. He does a beautiful job of taking inspirational quotes and adding them to his artwork. He has been featured here a number of times and I love this one he sent out today! Enjoy

The Fire Within

Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) was a German activist who is famous for speaking out against the Nazi regime. Scholl was a member of a protest group called The White Rose, which was formed by her brother Hans, and some of his university friends. The group mainly consisted of students in their early twenties who were fed up with the totalitarian rule of the government. The Nazis controlled every aspect of society – the media, police, military, judiciary system, communication system, all levels of education and all cultural and religious institutions. The White Rose distributed leaflets urging their fellow Germans to oppose the regime through non-violent resistance.

On 22nd February 1943, after the release of the sixth White Rose leaflet, Sophie, Hans and fellow member Christoph Probst were arrested by the Gestapo and convicted of treason. They were executed that same day by guillotine. Sophie was 21 years old.

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  1. > > This was on time. Ironic, I think also, that* now,* after all these > years, and who we (Americans) are (or supposed to be), that we find > ourselves on the very brink of a government that parallels this in so many > ways. I wonder how many of us are ready, willing to do that very thing? > Stand up, with a voice, and defend true freedom once more. Revolution > style…take our land back. There is no way our founding fathers had this > in mind.

    On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM, Successify!

    • I’m ready, as are men and women of conscience worldwide! We always have, and always will, stand ready to defend freedom from tyranny. As the millennial malaise lifts from our generation, after we shake the sleep and snow from our stiff, winter wings, we will witness boundless dreams take flight and feel the power of unsung voices swelling together, a crescendo of equality.

    • I’m ready, as are men and women of conscience worldwide! We have always stood and will always stand ready to defend freedom from tyranny. As the millennial malaise lifts from our generation, after we shake the sleep and snow from our stiff, winter wings, we will witness boundless dreams take flight and feel the power of unsung voices swelling together, a crescendo of equality.

  2. I find it ironic that the presented comic glorifies a group of people clamoring for more government because of what they think are the failings of the free market, while at the same time paying homage to a woman who died for opposing total government.

    In reality, the failings we’ve been seeing are of cronyism, and more government will only lead to more cronyism. For example, the slogan, “People Not Profits” ignores the fact that what banksters enjoy is not profits, but cronyism. Profits are the result of voluntary exchange, and both parties to a voluntary transaction profit. By that measure, the slogan ought to be, “People and Profits! LOTS AND LOTS OF PROFITS!”

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