Retraction: Adolf Hitler Quote

I recently wrote an article where I cited a quote from Adolf Hilter, turns out it was actually a manufactured quote derived from a passage in a fictional letter written by Rabbi Daniel Lapin in 2004.

The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.

My apologies.

Of course, I do believe Hitler would have fully agreed with the point the quote is making.

He did say, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. ”  Along with, “All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people. “

  • CCB

    Doesn’t make the sentiments in the quote less true.

    • http://www.libertariannews.org/ Michael Suede

      Indeed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.cochrane.374 Dave Cochrane

      Although of course today’s quote would replace “the children” with “our children’s children.” This has the dual intention of both generating guilt over the supposed harm we inflict on our wee unborn grandkiddies, as well as calculating that we won’t be around by the time their scare stories are proven to be bullshit. I think they miscalculated. Damn spin doctors shoulda said “children’s children’s children” just to be extra safe. Stupidity will get them every time.

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  • SILVER

    I’ve read this quote is from the Houghton Miflin publication of Mein Kampf, 1943, page 403…

    • ignus

      To bad you didnt because that qoute doesnt exist in mein kampf, the only one that does is “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people” the rest is fiction

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.kuehne.39 Dave Kuehne

    Sounds just like a passage from the Protocols of Zion.

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  • 2War Abn Vet

    Thank you for addressing this matter. Too much “fake history” has been set loose n our society without adding more to it.