Aug. 22, 2021

LONG AGO AND---- FAR AWAY.

There was a time, not too long ago, when America protected its people.  The wars, the violence, and devastation were far away, on foreign soil. Now--- not one day goes by that we don't hear/read/experience the dangerous disruptions in our cities, our local communities, our schools--- even on America's Military Bases.  Every day,  Real Americans are growing more and more fearful.

As a very-young child, I listened to radio reports about a Dictator named Hitler---an evil Nazi ---who controlled a country called Germany.  Adolf Hitler, the leader of Germany's Nazi Party, was one of the most powerful and heartless dictators of the 20th century. Hitler capitalized on economic woes, popular discontent, and political infighting, to take absolute control of Germany in 1933.

I recall my grandmother taking me to the “Picture Show” every Saturday afternoon where I saw unedited news reels showing bodies of human skeletons--- many alive---living in concentration camps.  I saw black and white movies of these living skeletons—some with small children—robotically-digging in mounds of decaying garbage---searching for food---desperately-trying to delay death.

And---I can never forget the sight of children and adults being herded into a long train of box cars…. for a one-way trip to the ovens. Those were the days when America seemed like heaven compared to the atrocities of WWII and--- I felt safe.

Today, I don't miss being a child;I don't wish to be young again.  But every day I ask God to please...restore that part of my childhood… when I felt safe.