You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #21: Exactly. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #18
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC