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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 04:17 PM
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21. Exactly.
Duing the 20s Hitler was just a fringe character nobody took seriously, but he gradually built up enough support (exploiting Germany's economic problems and the humilation of losing WWI) to get himself democratically elected to the position of Chancellor. And it was all dowhill from there. But these days, if you mention Hitler's name when discussing the Bush administration, people throw hissy fits about how "He's not as bad as Hitler! How can you say that, you just look silly and hysterical!" Well, guess what: Even Hitler wasn't "as bad as Hitler" when he first got started. He built his evil regime over many years, gradually eroding Germany's liberty, suppressing free speech and brainwashing the people into believing they were the Master Race, justifying the scapegoating of the Jews and eventual genocide. No, Bush isn't as bad as Hitler. Yet. But there are plenty of very alarming developments suggesting that if left unchecked, Bush and his stooges would happily lead this country down the road to some form of fascism. If we mention those parallels maybe we can reverse the trend. The Germans -- an educated, "first world" people much like us -- got suckered. We need to pay attention to history and not let it happen to us.
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  -Ahem. Rummy's 9/11 "Freedom Walk" has sponsors. displacedtexan  Aug-10-05 02:38 PM   #0 
  - A "Freedom Walk" and you have to go through screening----  fooj   Aug-10-05 02:41 PM   #1 
  - you read my mind - what hypocrites  FLDem5   Aug-10-05 03:01 PM   #9 
  - Oh God it gets even worse! Read this:  geek tragedy   Aug-10-05 02:41 PM   #2 
  - ... or the importance of walking.....  BlueEyedSon   Aug-10-05 02:43 PM   #4 
  - Boycott Subway!  BlueEyedSon   Aug-10-05 02:42 PM   #3 
  - That'll be easy  tridim   Aug-10-05 02:57 PM   #7 
  - Is Subway a red company?  dbonds   Aug-10-05 03:00 PM   #8 
     - Yeah, I'm all of a sudden a Quiznos fan.  HughBeaumont   Aug-10-05 03:23 PM   #13 
     - Subway and the Washington Post?  Supersedeas   Aug-10-05 03:24 PM   #14 
  - This is just so incredibly dumb.  joanski0   Aug-10-05 02:44 PM   #5 
  - I hear they'll be handing out uniforms for you to wear  electron_blue   Aug-10-05 02:46 PM   #6 
     - A special salute like this one?  ocelot   Aug-10-05 03:07 PM   #10 
        - A pet peeve of mine ....  thiscrowlives   Aug-10-05 03:32 PM   #15 
        - Yeah, it's only cool if the OTHER side makes the Nazi comparisons  Vickers   Aug-10-05 03:34 PM   #16 
        - Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  ocelot   Aug-10-05 03:36 PM   #17 
        - Or they study it, =in order to repeat it=  Peake   Aug-10-05 06:55 PM   #30 
        - Then I suggest that you go back and read your history friend  MadHound   Aug-10-05 03:40 PM   #18 
        - Exactly.  ocelot   Aug-10-05 04:17 PM   #21 
           - Reichstag fire, Reichstagbrandverordnung, several Reichsmordwochen  wli   Aug-10-05 04:54 PM   #22 
           - Germans didn't get suckered  sunnystarr   Aug-10-05 05:24 PM   #24 
              - Hence the Patriot Act. Makes it easier for them to find opposition.  Peake   Aug-10-05 06:57 PM   #31 
        - While Lancelot Link hasn't yet committed genocide . . .  HughBeaumont   Aug-10-05 03:44 PM   #20 
        - A Far Better Term is 'Early Nazis" or something similar.  Vinnie From Indy   Aug-10-05 05:38 PM   #25 
        - Yeah, that's what I was driving at  electron_blue   Aug-10-05 03:44 PM   #19 
  - One must sign up with Panagon web site for this march???  Rainscents   Aug-10-05 03:15 PM   #11 
  - That would be sickly funny  lockdown   Aug-10-05 08:01 PM   #33 
  - Right, because at least that's not fucked in the HEAD or anything!  HughBeaumont   Aug-10-05 03:19 PM   #12 
  - THANKS... Washington Post  ChiciB1   Aug-10-05 05:18 PM   #23 
  - I think its absolutely clear about what happened on 9/11.....  Doo_Revolution   Aug-10-05 05:46 PM   #26 
  - Here is a documentary of similar walkers  Peake   Aug-10-05 06:11 PM   #27 
  - OK...This is getting insane  Not_Giving_Up   Aug-10-05 06:40 PM   #28 
  - they will get 150 outcasts looking for a free subway & drink  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-10-05 06:49 PM   #29 
     - LOL. Can you see RumsFailed  cliss   Aug-10-05 07:45 PM   #32 

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