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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

You became a public enemy if you refused to support the war.  

 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:08 AM

“War is the health of the state. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.”  – Randolph Bourne (1886-1918)

Woodrow Wilson imposed and incited extraordinary repressions: 

 

 His Committee on Public Information churned out domestic propaganda instructing the public how to detect pro-German sympathies.  

 

A 22-year-old Justice Department official named J. Edgar Hoover administered a program that photographed, fingerprinted, and interrogated 500,000 suspects.  

 

Local newspapers published the names of people who were not buying war bonds or otherwise supporting the war.  

 

People were fired or ostracized for insufficient enthusiasm.  

 

The Espionage Act of 1917 made it a crime to “collect, record, publish, or communicate” information useful to the enemy.  

 

 

http://www.nationalr...s-america-story

 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

World War I - When Christians Sold Out to the State En Masse  

 

“The total cost of human life for combatants among all nations was astonishing: over eight million dead and twenty-one million wounded, out of the sixty-five million mobilized. The rate of deaths for the entire war was an average of 6,000 soldiers a day.” And then there are the millions of civilian deaths. American casualties “were approximately 235,000 injured and 115,000 killed.”  

 

Yet, “despite examples of religiously motivated opposition to the war, the majority of clergy and denominations officially supported President Wilson’s call to arms.”   

 

 

 

https://www.lewrockw...tians-sold-out/

 

 

 


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:55 AM

Tarred and feathered, lynched in the street and locked up in internment camps: The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War 
 

A mob in Illinois lynched a man named Robert Prager (left) in April 1918 because they were convinced he was a German spy.  

President Woodrow Wilson declared that German-Americans were to be treated as 'alien-enemies' and that they should reject their German identity if they were to be accepted in US society. 

 

Fourteen states banned schools from teaching the language, declaring that German was 'not a fit language to teach clean and pure American boys and girls.' Pictured, the barracks inside the German internment camp in Hot Springs, North Carolina, in 1917 

 

The American Defense Society, an off-shoot of the National Security League, encouraged the public burning of German-language books and campaigned to change the names of cities, streets, parks, and schools in America to the names of Belgian and French communities destroyed in the war. Pictured, German-Americans inmates built a German-style village for themselves in Hot Springs, North Carolina, in 1917  

 

Some Germans even saw their property seized by authorities - in total, the US confiscated half a billion dollars in private property during WWI. 

Worse yet, violence broke out - violence egged on by the government. Persons reading German-language newspapers on public trains were verbally insulted and spat on 

 

 

 http://www.dailymail...-World-War.html

 


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