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Martin Heidegger & Nazism: Only a God Can Save Us

The Fuhrer's Fuhrer, Martin Heidegger, Heildelberg 1933

Presented with the kind permission of Jeffrey Van Davis

About this documentary:

Martin Heidegger is considered by many to be the most profound thinker of the 20th Century.

His magnum opus, Being and Time, was published in 1927 and had the equivalent impact on philosophy that Einstein’s theory of relativity, published in 1906, had on physics; and Freud’s theories of personality, published in 1902 had in the field of psychology.

What Heidegger did was to overturn the whole history of philosophical thought that went back 2,500 years to the Greeks and re-examine the question of being and to challenge the whole of Western Metaphysics that prevailed up to his time.

He went back to the Pre-socratics, specifically Heraclites, to begin to redirect the path of thinking, to redirect the years of philosophical inquiry in order to put us back “on the right track.”

A student of Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, at the University of Freiburg Germany, Heidegger would break with his great mentor and charge forth into a new direction, building on phenomenology, but going his own quite original way.

His wish was to make philosophy the Queen of the Sciences.

Heidegger’s monumental task would have a powerful impact on 20th Century philosophy and influence some of the century’s most important thinkers — Jean Paul Sartre, Karl Jaspers, Jacque Derrida, Karl Löwitz, Hans Jonas, Michel Foucault, Hans Georg Gadamer, Richard Rorty, Herbert Marcuse, and Hannah Arendt.

In May of 1933, Germany’s most famous philosopher, joined the Nazi Party and became the first Nazi Rector of a German University.

He enthusiastically supported the new revolutionary movement in Germany and made known his admiration for Adolf Hitler and his desire to be the philosopher of the Nazi revolution, to be the Führer of the Führer.

Although one of the most influential thinkers of our time, much of Heidegger’s philosophy is shrouded in confusion and controversy. His support for National Socialism poses some serious questions about Heidegger’s thought in particular and philosophy in general. Was he a profound thinker or was he a petty bourgeois from the province whose thought sprang from the Blut und Boden of the humble origins of his arch-conservative Catholic youth? Or both?

We now know that Heidegger’s “flirtation” with Nazism was actually a life-long commitment propelled by ideas in his own philosophy.

In his “Introduction To Metaphysics” published in 1953, one cannot fail to notice his incriminating insistence on the intrinsic “saving power and greatness” of National Socialism.

More scandalous than his backing of Hitler, however, was his silence about the Holocaust.

Karl Jaspers and Herbert Marcuse made attempts to get Heidegger to refute his Nazi past.

In 1947, like the poet Paul Celan, Marcuse travelled to Heidegger’s hut in Todtnauberg in the Black Forest, against the advice of his fellow German-Jewish émigrés, in search of a “single word” of repentance.

Heidegger refused to respond.

Many scholars have displayed dangerous failures of political judgement by promoting uncritically Heidegger’s thought. This film offers an extraordinary response and radical challenge to Heidegger’s rejection of democracy and his support of Nazism.

In the 1976 interview with Der Spiegel, Heidegger reiterated his distaste for democratic society, his aversion of things modern, his complaint about hardships he had to suffer, yet he was able to live in a villa in Freiburg from 1945 till his death in 1976 in relative peace and comfort under the protection of the new democratic Germany.

One only has to think about the millions who died in World War II, a war started by the Nazi regime he openly supported, and one’s patience with his petulance begins to grow thin.

His final words of despair in Der Spiegel interview make it clear that he had no faith in democracy or for that matter liberal democratic government of any kind.

The only hope? There is none. “Only a God can save us.”

Featured in this film …

  • Kardinal Karl Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz
  • Alfred Denker, Heidegger Biographer
  • Hugo Ott, Freiburg University
  • Victor Farias, Free University of Berlin
  • Tom Rockmore, Duquesne University, USA
  • Richard Wolin, City University of New York, USA
  • Ted Kisiel, Northern Illinois University, USA
  • Rainer Marten, Freiburg University
  • Emmanuel Faye, University of Paris
  • Bernd Martin, Freiburg University
  • Iain Thomson, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Jürgen Paul, Dresden University
  • Silke Seemann, Freiburg University
  • Rangvi Wesendonk
  • Axel Graf Douglas, Schloss Langenstein

Some of the topics covered in the documentary …

  • Heidegger’s concept of Being and the “turning” from Dasein to Sein
  • His humble beginnings and staunch Catholic education.
  • The Rectorship and his denunciation of teachers such as Nobel Prize winner Staudinger. His enthusiasm for Gleichschaltung of Frieburg University.
  • His highly manipulative love affair with Hannah Arendt.
  • His relationship to Edith Stein.
  • His refusal to give a word of reconciliation to Paul Celan who visited him in his hut at Todtnauberg.
  • The denazification process and his refusal to recant his support for Hitler.

Jeffrey van Davis, Filmmaker, Writer, Jazz Drummer

Agenda: Grinding America Down

Presented with the kind permission of Curtis Bowers

Review from

… powerful exposé of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America …

This is not a conspiracy documentary about a secret collusion between two or more conspirators to affect some nefarious change, but rather a clear look at the publicized agenda of the hard left and shows how they have effectively implemented that public agenda.

The documentary starts with a quote from Joseph Stalin, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Then, the documentary shows the steps the Communist Party said were necessary to destroy America’s patriotism, morality and faith. Incredibly, they were able to achieve their agenda.

This clear exposé alone makes this documentary worth watching.

More than that, the documentary presents the connections between the different communist, socialist, progressive organizations with great clarity and shows how they implemented their agenda in each area of life.

AGENDA is absolutely brilliant for its well-researched understanding of the issues.

AGENDA features interviews with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Dr. Jim Bowers, the late Dr. Robert Chandler, Beverley Eakman, M. Stanton Evans, Bryan Fischer, Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., Brannon Howse, Cliff Kincaid, Congressman Steve King, Gen. Ed Meese lll, Dr. David Noebel, Hon. Howard Phillips, Janet (Folger) Porter, Sen. H.L. Richardson, Phyllis Schafly, Jim Simpson, Mike Smith Esq., John Stormer, Tim Wildmon, Wendy Wright and New Zeal’s Trevor Loudon.

Excerpts from NewsRealBlog‘s interview with filmmaker, Curtis Bowers

Curtis Bowers: I wanted to make a clear distinction between this particular film, this particular subject, and a lot of the conspiracies that are out there. I think there might be a lot of weight to a lot of the conspiracy theories out there. But, when you deal in that, you lose credibility… I wanted to make sure people know this is simply the facts. It’s all in (the leftist radicals’) own words, in their own books and articles and speeches.

That’s what impacted me so much … When I started studying their own writings, their own speeches, I couldn’t believe it – that they would say so clearly what their goals were, what they were trying to do. That’s what shocked me into making the film. As I studied, I’d go “People need to know about this.”

This isn’t opinions or feelings or hopes or wishes or whatever. This is a reality that is destroying our country, and we don’t even seem to acknowledge that it exists …

NRB: … You were asked by a friend and writer to go attend a Communist party meeting, and this was back in 1992. Can you tell us a little bit about what you encountered there?

Bowers: I was in graduate school, and I thought it would be fun to go and hear what they had to say. I was not into it for the content of it. I was simply doing someone a favor. In my own eyes I thought this would be a really neat experience. Not really paying that much attention (at first), I assumed it would be a bunch of college radicals.

I grew a goatee and had ratty jeans on and had a revolutionary t-shirt on (i.e. trying to fit in). And I stuck out like a sore thumb … I looked like an idiot. It wasn’t that element. It wasn’t college radicals. It was all adults for the most part, and older adults – 50, 60, 70 year olds.

That’s when the light went on, I was shocked … I did not expect the seriousness, the backroom meetings – they had all these different breakout sessions. Some of these I would go into. And the passion of these older men up there that were so discouraged by what had happened to the Soviet Union, and they’d say, “But we can still do this. We can still –” They would talk about this like a preacher would talk about the principles of the Bible or something. They believed this.

Just like Whittaker Chambers – who wrote the book Witness which is one of my favorite books … it made me realize there are some that have bought into the cause, maybe naively, not understanding the end result. They believe that this is going to bring about a one-world utopia where it’s going to benefit everybody. I was there and I was convinced that some people really do believe that. They’re not the evil people that know that the end result is just greedy lust for power and don’t care what happens to all the masses.

I can still picture this one old man. I don’t even know who he was, but he was talking (to the group). He said he had been a member since the 1930’s. He’d been a member of the Communist Party since he was a young man. He was probably in his late 70’s, and his whole life had been focused on the communist movement. It kind of shook me up when I saw how serious and how committed he was and passionate about those principles.

NRB: You talk about a connection – obviously, Karl Marx first germinated the philosophy which we’ve come to know as communism. But you talk about the connection between him and Darwin and Nietzsche – the theory of evolution and the idea that there is no God, that God is dead – these two ideas, as you state in the film, are kind of a necessary precursor to embracing Marxism. You spoke of that older man who spoke with such passion and reminded you of a preacher. There’s definitely a spiritual component to this thing isn’t there?

Bowers: Oh, absolutely. It is their religion. What you believe is your religion. That’s why even humanism is considered a religion in America – they get a tax exemption for being a religious organization, the humanist groups throughout America … That’s what their faith is in. Their faith is in man. They think man will naturally rise to the highest level possible within a perfect – what they claim to be perfect – communist society, where everything is equally shared and everyone equally does their work.

I don’t think the top people naively believe that. I think they know – anyone who studies history knows that does not happen. Anyone who reads the daily newspaper knows that is not what man is like. Man always goes to the lowest common denominator unless he is in a society that is demanding more of him, and he’s being raised with character –

NRB: That’s just it though, isn’t it? The two fundamental ideas that are really butting heads here, if you trace it back far enough

It’s about the nature of man. On the one hand, man is an emergent evolving being on the path toward some sort of perfection. And then on the other hand, the perspective that Christianity espouses, and Judaism as well, (is) that man is fallen, that man is sinful, that man suffers from a kind of moral retardation and, as a result, is never going to be particularly good. Those fundamental beliefs really do inform our political paradigm, don’t they?

Bowers: Yes, and that’s why – back to what you were talking about with Darwin and Nietzsche – that’s why they’re so important. America’s whole foundation was completely different.

It was all, for the first time in world history, “No, no. Our rights come from God.” That’s why no man, no government can take them away. That whole principle, it began with America – the first time it was tried at that level where government was under the people. People were over the government. And the reason they were was because they said, “The rights you have are from God.” Therefore they cannot be tampered with by anyone for any reason.

Of course, Marx and all them – that’s a disaster, because they want to be on top. They want a society where man is god.

So, if God’s in the picture, it destroys their entire ideology, their entire philosophy of what they’re trying to do. And that’s why they have been in such a battle to remove God, and specifically the God of the Bible. They don’t seem to have a huge problem with the other world religions. It’s just the God of the Bible, I think, because of His very clear laws and rules and the way He set up things orderly. The family is supposed to be ordered this way, and society is supposed to be ordered this way, and morality is this … That’s the scary thing. If there was no God, if He was taken out of the equation, who is to say what you can do or not? …

Resisting the Green Dragon

Green Dragon versus Christianity?

Presented with the kind permission of the Cornwall Alliance

This series of talks present a biblical view of “environmental stewardship” and warning against the dangers of unbiblical thinking.

Evironmentalism has become a new religion. Its policies are devastating to the world’s poor. Environmentalism threatens the sanctity of life. Environmentalism is targeting our youth. Environmentalism’s vision is global.

Resisting the Green Dragon takes its cue from James 4:7, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

These talks seeks to confronts environmental fears and presents a Christian/Evangelical view on “God’s wise design” and how people and nature can thrive together.

They include …

  • The False World View of the Green Movement Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
  • Rescuing People from the Cult of the Green Dragon Dr. Peter Jones
  • Logos vs. Mysticism: Environmentalism’s Flight from Reason Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi
  • From Captain Planet to Avatar: The Seduction of Our Youth Dr. Michael Farris
  • A Brief History of Environmental Exaggerations, Myths and Downright Lies Dr. Steven Hayward
  • Putting Out the Dragon’s Fire on Global Warming Dr. David Legates
  • How “Going Green” Impoverishes You, Your Church, and Your Society Hon. Becky Norton Dunlop
  • Ravaging the World’s Poor Dr. James Tonkowich
  • The Green Face of the Pro-Death Agenda: Population Control, Abortion and Euthanasia Dr. Charmaine Yoest
  • Threats to Liberty and the Move Toward a Global Government Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
  • A Biblical Guide to Genuine Creation Stewardship Dr. James Tonkowich
  • Go Therefore and Make Disciples: Advancing the Gospel in a World Permeated by Environmentalism Dr. Peter Jones

Father Zakaria Botros: Questions About Faith

Sixty Million Dollar Man, Father Zakaria Botros, recipient of the 2008 Daniel Award

Presented with the kind permission of Benjamin Z Botross

40 x 30 minute shows of in-depth Theological discussion of key Christian and Islamic ideas, principles, viewpoints presented by Egyption Coptic Christian Priest, Father Zakaria Botros. reports …

Al Qaeda declares Coptic priest Zakaria Botros “one of the most wanted infidels in the world”.  And offers 60 million for his head.

  • 01- Doctrine of Trinity
  • 02- Is the Trinity doctrine essential?
  • 03- Why is Trinity only found in Christianity?
  • 04- Why say Trinity instead of One God?
  • 05- Who is Christ in Christianity?
  • 06- How is Christ the Incarnated Word of God?
  • 07- How is Christ the manifestation of God in flesh?
  • 08- How does Christ in Christianity differ from Christ in Islam?
  • 09- What is God’s Plan to Save Mankind?
  • 10- The Christ crucifixion and the Godly plan
  • 11- God’s justice and mercy and the concept of redemption
  • 12- The Concept of Redemption in the Bible and Quran
  • 13- The prerequisites of the Redeemer
  • 14- Answering challenges of the Christ crucifixion
  • 15- Was the Holy Bible falsified?
  • 16- Answering the verses claiming falsification of the Taurât
  • 17- The Quran verses attesting for the veracity of the Holy Bible
  • 18- Testimony of the Islamic scholars for Nihility of the Holy Bible Falsification
  • 19- Did the Quran abrogate the Holy Bible?
  • 20- The Abrogation in the Quran
  • 21- The concept of abrogation
  • 22- Examples of the Abrogation
  • 23- The Abrogation- Number of verses
  • 24- The abrogation – what was lost of the Quran
  • 25- The graveness of abrogation
  • 26- The abrogation – references and scholars opinions
  • 27- The Concept of Revelation in Christianity and Islam
  • 28- The Proof of Revelation in Islam and Christianity
  • 29- Assembly of the Quran
  • 30- The Codices of the Holy Bible and the Quran
  • 31- Answering the challenge of Ezekiel 23
  • 32- Answering the Challenge of Song of the Songs
  • 33- Answering the challenge of Ahaziah’s age And the Christ Son of God
  • 34- Christianity and wine.
  • 35- Christianity and The wars – Multiplicity of wives
  • 36- Characters of the True Messenger
  • 37- Muhammad with the great ethics and assassination of his opponents
  • 38- The Wars of Muhammad
  • 39- The wives of the messenger
  • 40- The stature of woman in Islam and Christianity

Pat Condell’s Godless Comedy

Pat Condell, Godless Comedy

Pat Condell's Godless Comedy

Presented with the kind permission of Pat Condell

How good is this guy?

Well, here’s a tiny selection of audience feedback from a few people who Pat Condell says are “less than pleased with some of my opinions” … thereby demonstrating that he must be doing something right!

Message fo ryou.

Listen, BUDDY, you do not know Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Prophet Mohammad ( … ) preached peace. He was all about peace. That is why he wrote Koran himself. The entire Koran was hand written by Mohammad, even though he was illiterate, but you see he was chosen by Allah, so he was the chosen one, the one and only true messenger of Allah. So it is in fact Allah\’s own words that are in Koran, and Koran is full of peaceful teachings, I know this because I am a follower of Koran and I read it like 15 times a day, so I know it well. You have insulated Islam and now I will have to KILL you. I wish death upon you for mocking such a peaceful religion. I will pray for a violent death for you.

Allah hu Akbar

Audience feedback …

dead man you are pat!!!

the subject says it all. I’m goin to my best to track you down and when I do I’m goin to leave you for dead! your goin to wish you never posted stupid videos on youtube. Your nothing but the devils puppet and when you travel to hell from my blade you will remain there. dead man you will be soon Pat!

Audience feedback …

ur just a ignornat whtie son of a bitch that needs to b bheaded wid a blunt knife

Audience feedback …

The entire time I watched your video on youtube, I was shooting you a bird you piece of fucking shit. I hope you die today in a horrible fiery car crash with a full tank of gas. Fuck YOU.

Audience feedback ….

i cannot fucking wait until you die (which will be probably soon) and stand before your creator. I bet that would scare ur little gay accent right out of you. I am 100% sure ur gay. Just by the way u look.

Audience feedback …

fuck u !! and fuck all the zionist christian and atheist like u ! u are an ignorant mother fucker extremist ! u are a terrorist old man! u are a son of a bitch ! fuck u and fuck every body loves u ! if i see u in the streets i swear i am going to cut ur head off

Audience feedback …

Pat Condell = nothing but a jew-loving, ZOG-sucking, nigger-fucking race traitor and truly, a CUNT. Fuck off you fucking shitskin faggot.


Religion in America: Church and State

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News Channel.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

For the past half-century, the first country in the world to guarantee religious freedom has been locked in a legal war that has driven the symbols of God and religion out of its schools and courthouses, its statehouses and city halls and threatens to go further.

… join host Brit Hume as FOX News tour of the religious battlefields of the United States.

We’ll show you what the Founding Fathers thought they were doing when they first guaranteed American religious freedom.

We’ll investigate how the wall of separation between church and state really gets built in modern America and how Americans are fighting back.

Tune in for a fair and balanced examination of one of the most divisive and important issues in America today.

Escape From Hamas

Christian convert, ex Hamas member, Mosab Hassan Yousef

Christian convert, ex Hamas member, Mosab Hassan Yousef

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

January 2009

What is stronger than hate and bloodshed?

While Israel and Hamas engage in “all-out war” in the Gaza Strip, a FOX News documentary tells an extraordinary story of faith, courage, violence, betrayal and conversion.

Correspondent Jonathan Hunt’s investigation goes deep inside Hamas, through a series of stunning exclusive interviews with the son of a founding member of the Islamic terrorist group. Mosab Hassan himself became the leader of the radical Islamic Youth Movement, fought Israeli tanks and troops in the streets, celebrated suicide bombings and recruited young men to the cause.

But that all changed when Mossab says he realized the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam, during a stint in an Israeli prison.

He converted to Christianity and now — despite an Al Qaeda death sentence hanging over him — he speaks out for the first time about Hamas, an organization he says betrays the Palestinian cause, tortures its own members and will never honor any ceasefire with Israel.

Mission to America: Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XIV and President George W Bush

Pope Benedict XVI and President George W Bush

Presented with the kind permission of Fox News.
Special thanks to Brian Gaffney.

Sunday, April 13 2008. Hosted By Chris Wallace

In April 2008, Pope Benedict XVI makes an historic trip to the United States, his first since being named pope. This one-hour documentary taps the world-wide resources of FOX News to examine the man and his mission, and the role he will push for the Roman Catholic Church in the 21st century.

Born Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict grew up in the small villages of Bavaria, Germany as Hitler came to power. He became a priest, a brilliant college professor, and a top advisor to Pope John Paul II.

After John Paul’s death, Pope Benedict XVI took over a church faced with significant challenges, including: dwindling numbers of Catholics in Europe, scandals and priest shortages in the United States, a growing secularism throughout the West, and the spread of radical Islam throughout the world.

“Mission to America: Pope Benedict XVI” reveals the inside stories behind Benedict’s plan to revitalize the faith of Catholics in America; his outreach to American Protestants, including Evangelicals; his visit to Ground Zero — the site of Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001 attack on New York City; his White House meeting with President Bush, and his historic address to the United Nations.