World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday May 1, 1940
Day 244

May 1, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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Note the report in column 4: "More Nazis Listen-In to Foreign News"
(This report states that there are "wireless wardens" and "block wardens" monitoring the people who live in apartments. One of their many responsibilities was to monitor what people were listening to. In the Nazi state, you had no choice but to obey because you had no control over what law or regulation might be instituted against you at any moment. Your freedom could be restricted or taken away on a whim. In a dictatorship, one person decides the fate and freedom of everyone. Can you imagine living with the notion that every action you take, even inside your own home, is under surveillance by an agent of the state?

In a democracy it's different, the government is bound to follow rules, in the United States it's called the Constitution. Which is a document that spells out what the government CAN'T do to the people. However, in the year 2021, the people willing surrender their freedom and privacy to the digital Nazis at twitter, facebook, google, amazon and apple. Private companies who restrict what you can view and what you can say and would restrict what you could think if they could. Fortunately, our government can't operate like that, the Constitution protects us from a would-be tyrant. Or does it?

The current President [Biden] took this oath of office, like every other president before him.

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

He then said "So help me God." and he became President. He swore an oath, in front of the nation, the world and God that he would uphold the Constitution and its principals. This oath is intended to signal his personal belief in the Constitution and his promise to govern within its boundaries. Yet before he was is in office for 100 days, he said on television to the world that "No amendment to the Constitution is absolute." Another way to say this is "I [Biden] and my conspirators in the democrat party, will decide what protections and freedoms you are allowed to keep.

What should the people think when the President makes such a dictatorial statement? Perhaps he misspoke. Perhaps not, because after having more than a week to consider this, he addresses the Congress and made the exact same statement "No amendment to the Constitution is absolute." Now what should we think? This could not be a mistake, it was written into the text of his address. He has said it twice. It was a deliberate signal to the country that he does not believe in the Constitution, he will not protect the Constitution and he will decide on his own what protections the people will have. It's also a signal to the conspirators in the media that this will be the next talking point to push, the next "Big Lie." In other words, he lied to the country and he lied to God. I think I pointed out above the kind of government that's run by one person making the decisions for the population.

The next questions are paramount;

What can the people do when the people at the top of the government decide that they will not obey the rules set out for them in the Constitution?

What can the people do when the people at the top of the government are corrupt?

What can the people do when the people at the top of the government do not believe in the form of government that we have had for centuries?

What can the people do when the people at the top of the government will not protect the freedoms and liberties of the population?

The answer is, until the next election, almost nothing. There is nowhere to turn, there is nobody to appeal to, there is no authority above the President to protect the country. When the top of the government is corrupt, the country will be corrupted.

Let me remind you of what happens when people, even the people who wrote the Constitution, ignor this precious document. You get slavery. You get democrats like Jim Crow passing laws to keep Blacks from voting. (At that time, Blacks voted republican.) You get democrat sponsored segregation. You get tyranny in one form or another.

What will happen to a country that is governed like this? History has answered this question over and over again, and you know the answer.

[If you think this is just an attack against the democrat party and you think that the current leadership in the republican party is on your side, you had better think again.]


May 1, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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May 1, 1940: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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Note the report in column 3: "Who Said The Merry Month Of May? Snow Falls Today - Temperature Drops Almost 36 Degrees Within a 20-Hour Period"
(This was even before climate change was invented.)
Also note the report in column 3: "5 Ways to Die In Indiana"


May 1, 1940: Front page of The Escanaba Daily Press, Escanaba, Michigan.
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Note the report in column 2: "Murder Is Blamed To Fear Of Hitler"


May 1, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Note the report in column 4: "16 Men Are Held In Dynamitings"
(One organizer of the communist aligned CIO union and 15 CIO union thugs, tried to blow up power lines owned by the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) which they "are at odd with.")


May 1, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the headline at the very top of the paper: "$1,000,000 Cash Reward Offered For Capture Of Hitler By Americans"


May 1, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Führerbefehl an die Norwegen-Kämpfer.
(Führer order to the men fighting in Norway.)
2. Ich bin stolz auf Euch!
(I'm proud of you!)
4. Deutsche Arbeit - ganze Arbeit.
(German work - great work.)



   
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