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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 06:41 PM
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7. In general, I agree with your analysis
Certainly we're not in a situation just like Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, etc. However, I think the point of the list is to point out the common traits of those regimes in order to raise awareness, so people will recognize them when they manifest in various ways--some subtle, some less so.

Could Germans in 1933 have had any idea where they would be by the early 1940s? Obviously some did, and managed to escape, but for many others, I'm guessing it was the "frog in the slowly-heating pot of water" thing.

We must learn from their example and be ever vigilant. Many things we take for granted in our society today would take 10 times the effort to restore than it would take to remove them.
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