A Bridge Too Far

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Douglas Mercer
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A Bridge Too Far

Post by Douglas Mercer » Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:28 pm

Douglas Mercer

George Lincoln Rockwell liked to tell the joke about the young man who left the American Nazi Party.

Rockwell was puzzled by the sudden departure of the youth and he queried him as to the reason for such a rash move.

“While you are certainly free to go and we wish you nothing but the best we’d like to know why you are leaving us. Is an exit interview possible?”

“Of course sir, my dedication to your overall cause remains total.”

“Then why is it that you are going? Was it our teaching you objected to?”

“Oh no, sir, your doctrine is sound. You helped me overcome many mental hurdles and opened my eyes to the truth of what is happening to our race.”

“Was it the organization itself then?”

“Oh no, sir, you were highly organized and I met nothing but the best people, and your movement was professional through and through.”

“Was it then perhaps the uniforms? Were they a little over the top?”

“Oh no, sir, the uniforms were impeccable. Even in my days as a ‘normal’ I always considered National Socialist aesthetics to be top flight.”

“Could it then have been our goose-stepping? Did you not like the way we goose-stepped?”

“Oh no, sir, you goose-stepped well.”

“What was it then? I must admit to being at a loss here.”

“Well, sir, to be honest, it is what I learned from you about Adolf Hitler.”

“And what was that? We’ve always taught that Adolf Hitler was a great and good man who was unswerving in his dedication to our race and who employed the only means possible to save it.”

“No, sir, it wasn’t that. I’ve always felt that you alone gave Adolf Hitler what was due him as a great man. You said true things about the greatness of Hitler that no one else dared utter.”

“What was it then?”

“Well, it was what you taught me about the ‘Holocaust.’”

“We have always said that it never happened! That can’t be it, can it?”

“Oh no sir, it’s not that. I am very happy that you dispelled that myth for me, it is what made the scales fall from my eyes. I see now that the so-called Holocaust is nothing but a weapon used against our people.”

“Well I am very happy for that. And as I say we wish you well but we are just very sorry to see such a promising young man go. So in order to avoid any other similar departures in the future you have to tell us. What was it that made you want to separate from us and our organization?”

“I am sorry to go too. But to tell you the truth the reason I am leaving does have to do with Hitler and the Holocaust. It was not the fact that Hitler didn’t kill six million Jews, that I could live with that; that I could abide; that was not the problem at all.”

“What was it then?”

“Well once I found out the truth, I said to myself that I could belong to the Nazi party knowing that Hitler didn’t kill the six
million Jews, that’s neither here nor there. But what I can’t stomach, what I can’t stand, and what led me to this unfortunate break is the fact that he didn’t even try.”

And that, said Rockwell, finishing the joke and beaming his charming smile, radiating his inner goodness for all to see — that was a bridge too far.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far

Post by Jim Mathias » Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:39 am

Douglas Mercer wrote:
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"Next time, no more Mr. Nice Guy."
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