Tuesday, March 14, 2006

IBM Church: Adding Blitz to Krieg

The provocative book "IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation" by Edwin Black ..can of course be a word to the church, showing that any "system" when fullblown, systematized and unchecked will become infested with systemic evil; turning against Christ, church, and people (especially Jews?).

The only starting point out of the quicksand of this worldview is to dare to ask: "How is the church...no, how am I acting in that same system/spirit/machine mindset?"

Do we even care that we have been coopted?

Isn't this the same hydra-system that proved to Pastor Eugene Peterson....through paperwork and lies, of course...that it could care less.

Amazon.com summary of the book:

Was IBM, "The Solutions Company," partly responsible for the Final
Solution? That's the question raised by Edwin Black's IBM and the Holocaust, the
most controversial book on the subject since Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's
Willing Executioners. Black, a son of Holocaust survivors, is less tendentiously
simplistic than Goldhagen, but his thesis is no less provocative: he argues that
IBM founder Thomas Watson deserved the Merit Cross (Germany's second-highest
honor) awarded him by Hitler, his second-biggest customer on earth. "IBM,
primarily through its German subsidiary, made Hitler's program of Jewish
destruction a technologic mission the company pursued with chilling success,"
writes Black. "IBM had almost single-handedly brought modern warfare into the
information age [and] virtually put the 'blitz' in the krieg."

I dare not add blitz to krieg, even though I am a card-carrying member of "The Solutions Company".

Or am I?

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