Hitler’s Youth and The Modern Family

hitlers youth   I was reading a book today that was talking about Hitler and how he truly believed that youth were very important in passing on ideas. He made an entire program aimed at tearing down the family unit while filling this hole with state funded programs, therefore giving kids the idea that no one was there for them except the Nazi regime. They started taking kids away from their parents at a young age and began indoctrinating them with thoughts and ideas in order to bond with these kids and win their trust. In doing so these kids had an unwavering faith and loyalty to Hitler and his Third Reich.

hitlers youth 2  As I was sitting in the car reading all of this it made me think about my relationship with my family, is our bond as a family strong enough to handle a situation like this? Would my kids be able to spot indoctrination when they see it? Do they have a moral compass that they can turn to when times get confusing and hard to handle? I wanted to say yes to all of these but if I am honest I would say no.

I know I don’t do enough with my kids, I don’t put enough emphasis on teaching them the Constitution and our rights that are given to us, and everyone else, by our Creator. I don’t want them to see color, or treat people with disrespect and yet I don’t want them to be oppressed for something they didn’t do.

Change is never as easy as you want it to be, it takes time to undo the damage inflicted by indoctrination even from when we were kids. Indoctrination comes in different forms, it can come by way of what people say to you, or it comes in learning and copying how people act. My kids have been picking up my own bad habits and I need to help them change now before they get older.

Yesterday was just another normal day, the kids had school and chores but when that was done I allowed my kids to do what they enjoyed with me. Sam listened to music and Luke and I played with his super heroes. Small things add up to strong bonds, I used to think that my kids wanted big vacations and expensive toys but what they really need is small things like listening to them, or playing with them. Maybe raising kids isn’t as hard as we were lead to believe?

broken family

broken family

I’m not sure if anything like what Hitler did with Germany’s youth will happen in America but I do see a disturbing trend that seems to be tearing our youth apart. Nature has shown me that it’s never too late to start any type of change, so I am starting this change now.

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Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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4 Responses to Hitler’s Youth and The Modern Family

  1. Good for you, Jana. You and especially your children will be better off for your effort. Your post is extremely important because it reflects upon the transformation that has taken place in this country over the last 50 + years.
    If one who goes out into the world each day, is aware of national and world issues, and returns home, at one time or another,without shaking his/her head in disbelief, or raising in one a red flag; then I would say indoctrinization is quite evident.
    If there is resistance in the home between parents rules and children’s opposing views of them, then parents are on the right track. And you are at least giving your children a moral common sense foundation to fall back on.
    Two things to remember, are helpful: 1. If you don’t stand for something, then you’ll fall for anything. And 2. When you ignore the supernatural, you are left with the unnatural.
    -Alan

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  2. Dan says:

    I often wonder whether I myself would have been strong enough mentally to swim against the tide of a whole culture. I would like to think so, but I hope I never have to find out. Thought-provoking post.

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