Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hitler Youth: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"

On our second date I took the future Mrs. Chomper to see "Cabaret" starring Lisa Minelli and Michael York.

The one scene that I found chilling was at an outdoor cafe in Germany. A member of the Hitler Youth begins singing a song, "Tomorrow Belongs to Me." At first no one says a word. Then a girl joins in. Then others rise to their feet and begin singing too. Finally the crowd is standing and singing at the top of their lungs.

The people had become caught up in the Nazi movement and the rest is bloody history.  Giving up our freedoms is easy.  Getting them back is hard.

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