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The real Nazis

If you haven’t watched “Man in the High Cas­tle” and you’re an Ama­zon Prime mem­ber, put it on your week­end “To Do” list. I’m only on the first sea­son, but it’s an amaz­ing dystopian view of an Amer­ica that lost World War Two. One of the most intrigu­ing char­ac­ters (to me any­way) is John Smith, a Nazi SS agent that is hunt­ing down mem­bers of the Amer­i­can resis­tance movement.

Warn­ing: Spoil­ers below from Episode 8 of Sea­son 1.

In pre­vi­ous episodes, lit­tle things crop up indi­cat­ing the Nazis con­tin­ued their eth­nic cleans­ing efforts. One episode fea­tures ash rain­ing down from the incin­er­a­tors due to a weekly burn­ing of the infirm and crip­ples. Other Nazis make ref­er­ences to “cleans­ing” of all the Semi­tes in Europe.

John Smith gets a nasty sur­prise in Episode 8. He trav­els to his son’s school to find out why the school nurse keeps pulling him out of sports. The school doc­tor shocks him with news that his son has a form of mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy. As a degen­er­a­tive dis­ease, this means John will have to kill his son, since he would be crip­pled by the incur­able dis­ease. It’s def­i­nitely hard to watch the doc­tor pass John vials and rec­om­mend that he “take care of this at home.”

Thank­fully, we live in a bet­ter world, where we wouldn’t make such decisions…or do we?

Cur­rently in Europe, 88% of preg­nan­cies that screen for Down Syn­drome are ter­mi­nated. Even though peo­ple with Trisomy-​21 can do every­thing from hold teach­ing jobs to swim the Eng­lish Chan­nel, Euro­pean fam­i­lies have decided these “infirm” aren’t worth living.

For fans of abor­tion, this kid isn’t worth fight­ing for

In Amer­ica, abor­tions take on a more geno­ci­dal role for African Amer­i­cans. Only 13% of the pop­u­la­tion, African Amer­i­cans account for about 35% of abor­tions in Amer­ica.

Going by the lat­est CDC data, there were at least 664,435 abor­tions in 2013. That’s more lives lost than heart dis­ease (see page 5), and that’s with­out account­ing for the fact that not all states report abor­tion data to the CDC, which would only drive the abor­tion num­ber higher.

We’ve man­aged to win the war against the Nazis only to allow part of their ide­ol­ogy to take over. As we sit on the cusp of a new year, per­haps we can find ways to use our med­ical advances to save lives instead of end­ing them.


This post rep­re­sents the views of the author and does not rep­re­sent views of the Depart­ment of Defense, Depart­ment of the Navy, or any other agency.


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If you haven’t watched “Man in the High Castle” and you’re an Amazon Prime member, put it on your weekend “To Do” list.  I’m only on the first season, but it’s an amazing dystopian view of an America that lost World War Two.  One of the most intriguing characters (to me anyway) is John Smith, a Nazi SS agent that is hunting down members of the American resistance movement.

Warning: Spoilers below from Episode 8 of Season 1.

In previous episodes, little things crop up indicating the Nazis continued their ethnic cleansing efforts.  One episode features ash raining down from the incinerators due to a weekly burning of the infirm and cripples.  Other Nazis make references to “cleansing” of all the Semites in Europe.

John Smith gets a nasty surprise in Episode 8. He travels to his son’s school to find out why the school nurse keeps pulling him out of sports.  The school doctor shocks him with news that his son has a form of muscular dystrophy.  As a degenerative disease, this means John will have to kill his son, since he would be crippled by the incurable disease.  It’s definitely hard to watch the doctor pass John vials and recommend that he “take care of this at home.”

Thankfully, we live in a better world, where we wouldn’t make such decisions…or do we?

Currently in Europe, 88% of pregnancies that screen for Down Syndrome are terminated.  Even though people with Trisomy-21 can do everything from hold teaching jobs to swim the English Channel, European families have decided these “infirm” aren’t worth living.

For fans of abortion, this kid isn’t worth fighting for

In America, abortions take on a more genocidal role for African Americans.  Only 13% of the population, African Americans account for about 35% of abortions in America.

Going by the latest CDC data, there were at least 664,435 abortions in 2013. That’s more lives lost than heart disease (see page 5), and that’s without accounting for the fact that not all states report abortion data to the CDC, which would only drive the abortion number higher.

We’ve managed to win the war against the Nazis only to allow part of their ideology to take over. As we sit on the cusp of a new year, perhaps we can find ways to use our medical advances to save lives instead of ending them.


This post represents the views of the author and does not represent views of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or any other agency.


Check out NG36Bs blog here, and be sure to donate to Da Tip Jar!