Author: Any Andrews
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Back Cover: How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
OR, TO BE PRECISE, 11,283,000 PEOPLE.
Andy Andrews believes that good answers come only from asking the right questions. Through the powerful, provocative question, “How do you kill eleven million people? —the number of people killed by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945—he explores a number of other questions relevant to our lives today.
Book Review: How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
How Do You Kill 11 Million People is a book that challenges us to ask ourselves some really tough questions. Not that the questions are tough, but the fact that we have to or should be willing to be honest with our answers to these questions is the real challenge. Such as, are we willing to make the right choice in choosing our national leaders even if it means that we will have to live a little uncomfortable for awhile, but knowing doing right now, will one day make things right for future generations. Or, will we blindly elect and follow those we are know are lying to us simply because it is easier on us now.
How Do You Kill 11 Million People is not a book that is speaking out against this or any administration and neither do I. The people that are in the seats of governing over us, are the results of the decisions our grandparents, parents and ours today. If we don’t like the way our country is going, we must remember, it is by our collective decision in this nation that they sit where they do. If one day, you wake up and realize that this nation is nowhere near where it ought to be or you no longer recognize it, then it’s not the fault of the government. While neither the book, nor I, say that there is no fault with those in office, when wrong is done, but the real question is how did they get there? How do they keep getting re-elected into their positions?
The goal of the book is to encourage us to not repeat history, because we lack the interest in what our elected leaders stand for. They our a representation of our voice, our faith, our desires, and our ethics. So, if they are not the true representation of what you believe, the question becomes how did they get there and what can we do to right any wrongs in the future?
I’d recommend How Do You Kill 11 Million People to anyone that cares where this nation is headed, not only for us, but for all future generations. If we decided to turn a blind eye to these current warnings and events, then we too could one day, like so many Germans did long ago, find that we don’t recognize the nation we live and in and are subject to a government that may not have our best interest at heart. This problem has been seen throughout history, not only in Germany. Are we, as a nation, positioned to repeat this as well?
I do not align with any one party, but rather the principles of the Bible. These are the standards, I personally believe, we can trust to be true. I vote for the one that stands closest to God’s Word, which is sadly getting harder and harder with each passing year and election. For the time being, we still live in a nation that is free to choose our leaders and it is up to us to take account for the choices we make for those that go into office, from city all the way to the nation. How Do You Kill 11 Million People is thought provoking and my prayer is that it urges us to look seriously at the issues and people that we elect to represent us in the days and years to come.
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The most dangerous thing any nation faces is a citizenry capable of trusting a liar to lead them. In the long run, it is much easier to undo the policies of a crooked leadership than to restore common sense and wisdom to a deceived population willing to elect such a leader in the first place. Any country can survive having chosen a fool as their leader. But history has shown time and again that a nation of fools is surely doomed.
—Andy Andrews, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think. Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
The great masses of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.
—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf