At her trial, Sophie testified: “Somebody, after all, had to make a
start.” Her final words were: “How can we expect righteousness to
prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up
individually to a righteous cause.” When, in 2003, a nation-wide poll
asked Germans to select the most important people in the history of
Germany, Sophie and Hans Scholl finished in fourth place. They came out
ahead of such men as Bach, Goethe, Gutenberg, Bismarck, Brandt, and
Every political system is firmly grounded in lies, deceit, fraud,
distortions, corruption, and other falsehoods and acts of dishonesty.
Accordingly, it is the nature of such agencies to propagandize lies as
truth, and to control the
revelation of demonstrable truths by classifying otherwise embarrassing
documents as “secret;” as well as using censorship and the threat of
trials for treason. Like insects that prefer to live in the protective
darkness beneath rocks, sunlight is most disruptive.