That’s the number of people killed by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945. How did it happen and what does that mean for us today?
Those are a couple of questions this 96-page book sets out to answer. Here are some tweet-sized quotes from the book:
If it is correct that “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free,” then is it possible that if you don’t know the truth, its absence can place you in bondage?
The past is what is real and true, while history is merely what someone recorded.
Speaking the truth should be the least we require of our elected leaders! After all, what are our standards for being led?
Have you ever heard a politician speak in favor of a complicated tax code that ordinary citizens would find difficult to understand? Then why do we have a complicated tax code that ordinary citizens find difficult to understand?
Did you know that during the past quarter century, no presidential election has been won by more than ten million ballots cast? Yet every federal election during the same time period had at least one hundred million people of voting age who did not bother to vote!
Each of us must stop blindly believing everything someone with an agenda says.
If we don’t demand honesty and integrity from America’s leadership now – and reward that integrity with our votes – or leaders will lack the fortitude to make the hard decisions that must be made to change course.
Great leadership is a product of great character. And this is why character matters.
The author of this book is quick to point out in the Introduction that he is not for the Democrats or Republicans. He is quick to say, “I am not an ‘us or them’ kind of person. Actually, I am more of a ‘we’ person.” He does a fantastic job maintaining that stance throughout the book and is able to ask thought provoking questions.
What I like about reading this book is the fight against apathy. Not simply political apathy of the voters, although that’s a large part of the context of this book, but instead issuing a call for accountability. It’s not warm and fuzzy, but the issue is real. I recommend you read the book and wrestle with these thoughts, questions, and the call to action.
How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
By Andy Andrews
January 3, 2012