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87. I hate to admit it, but you are right
it doesn't take much for 'teh crazy' to get control...and while we don't want to seem alarmist, they are a dangerous fringe and not to be discounted so easily...
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  -If You Are Not Afraid, You Are Not Paying Attention McCamy Taylor  Sep-15-10 11:03 PM   #0 
  - Believe me, some of us have considered this possibility.  TheWraith   Sep-15-10 11:09 PM   #1 
  - Right there with you, TheWraith...  EXneoCON   Sep-16-10 08:24 AM   #42 
  - +10000  Dappleganger   Sep-16-10 11:16 AM   #52 
  - Actually crossed my mind right after her RNC speech  66 dmhlt   Sep-16-10 12:01 PM   #61 
  - That is a bit scary...  Dappleganger   Sep-16-10 12:20 PM   #66 
  - Looks like a signal -- we used to see this often with W --  defendandprotect   Sep-16-10 12:37 PM   #68 
  - Wow-that is some evil Hitler-esque photo you've got there! Palin is scary indeed!  earth mom   Sep-16-10 03:01 PM   #96 
  - Image saved for future employment/deployment.  Ghost Dog   Sep-16-10 05:52 PM   #110 
  - NOW it's been Photoshopped....  EXneoCON   Sep-17-10 07:33 AM   #133 
     - Well done ...  66 dmhlt   Sep-18-10 12:01 PM   #142 
  - ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.... DOESN'T SOMEONE COME IN AND REBUILD US AFTER THE DESTRUCTION? IRONMAN?  happygoluckytoyou   Sep-16-10 12:41 PM   #70 
  - Yes, if the bastards are that bad, you have to question why anyone would favor...  SteveM   Sep-16-10 01:50 PM   #83 
  - Don't worry. They will. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-16-10 02:29 PM   #89 
     - Yep. Who are those complaining about bullies? The bullied.  SteveM   Sep-16-10 03:30 PM   #98 
  - +1  closeupready   Sep-16-10 02:59 PM   #95 
  - Not just a possibility, but a probability  Papa Boule   Sep-16-10 04:42 PM   #103 
     - You are so right! The corporate control of the media is the single greatest threat to democracy  Raksha   Sep-16-10 05:06 PM   #105 
     - And we haven't even seen corporations tap their vast wealth to control narratives in elections yet  Papa Boule   Sep-16-10 09:42 PM   #123 
     - That is a very, very strong and extremely significant point,  Ghost Dog   Sep-16-10 05:58 PM   #111 
        - By all means, do, and thanks.  Papa Boule   Sep-16-10 09:43 PM   #124 
  - You see Nazis, and propose stopping them with sharply-written letters?  REP   Sep-15-10 11:13 PM   #2 
  - +1  pscot   Sep-15-10 11:34 PM   #4 
  - good point, sharply-colored gifs are far more effective!  unblock   Sep-15-10 11:36 PM   #6 
  - Website postings would have taken out entire Panzer divisions  REP   Sep-16-10 12:18 AM   #7 
     - blogkrieg!  unblock   Sep-16-10 05:35 AM   #27 
  - No. But if people on the left wake up and speak up and VOTE  pnwmom   Sep-16-10 12:57 AM   #10 
  - So adorable.  REP   Sep-16-10 01:00 AM   #11 
  - I agree. Voting is adorable. Unlike apathy and despair which are anti-democratic.  McCamy Taylor   Sep-16-10 01:48 AM   #14 
  - You make very valid points.....  bobburgster   Sep-16-10 03:12 PM   #97 
  - Not as adorable as your avatar.  Bongo Prophet   Sep-16-10 06:46 AM   #34 
  - They own the air waves and poison minds.  cyclezealot   Sep-16-10 03:47 AM   #21 
  - It has happened  molly77   Sep-16-10 11:14 AM   #51 
  - We;lcome to DU... As far as  truedelphi   Sep-16-10 01:43 PM   #82 
  - vote for what?  frylock   Sep-16-10 02:00 PM   #84 
     - The UN to UnNazi the world forever?  REP   Sep-16-10 05:11 PM   #106 
  - Peaceful protest work, too. But violent protest helps the corporate fascists  McCamy Taylor   Sep-16-10 01:45 AM   #13 
  - THAT is the Goddam truth.  Jackpine Radical   Sep-16-10 09:57 AM   #50 
  - He sees Nazis, at the stage they were in about 1925, and proposes stopping them with letters.  nemo137   Sep-16-10 02:04 AM   #17 
  - So how would you have stopped the Nazis in 1925?  Flying Squirrel   Sep-16-10 05:17 AM   #24 
     - Flying Squirrel  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 05:25 AM   #26 
     - Ok, but hindsight is 20/20. We don't know what the future will bring -  Flying Squirrel   Sep-16-10 07:06 AM   #35 
     - Flying Squirrel  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 08:29 AM   #43 
        - Maybe violence isn't the answer...  MedicalAdmin   Sep-16-10 11:18 AM   #53 
           - MedicalAdmin  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 01:39 PM   #81 
     - actually, I think the German people should have stepped up when Hitler  newspeak   Sep-16-10 11:58 AM   #60 
     - So, if we apply this model to current day?  paparush   Sep-16-10 01:10 PM   #74 
     - paparush  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 02:48 PM   #92 
     - Aha. "Special Ops".  Ghost Dog   Sep-16-10 06:12 PM   #113 
        - Ghost Dog  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 07:40 PM   #118 
     - WWII...  EXneoCON   Sep-16-10 08:39 AM   #45 
     - Sign of the times..  Javaman   Sep-16-10 11:39 AM   #56 
     - Yep. And even though he had laid it all out in "Mein Kampf"  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-16-10 02:50 PM   #93 
     - RaleighNCDUer  Diclotican   Sep-16-10 07:49 PM   #119 
     - "It Can't Happen Here" is being repeated in real life now. Sarah Palin = Buzz Windrip.  AlinPA   Sep-16-10 05:31 PM   #109 
        - Yep and like in the book the tea party morons are her "patriot minute men". nt  Javaman   Sep-17-10 07:51 AM   #134 
           - Exactly. Palin and "Buzz" both wrote books full of pablum that appeals to their ignorant followers.  AlinPA   Sep-17-10 11:26 AM   #138 
              - What I liked most about that book was...  Javaman   Sep-17-10 11:33 AM   #139 
                 - Yes they do sound the same. Also the "Minutemen" characters are very much like today's  AlinPA   Sep-17-10 04:04 PM   #141 
     - Cancelling reparations from WW1, which would have put their government  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-16-10 02:39 PM   #91 
        - I agree...  Javaman   Sep-17-10 07:56 AM   #135 
  - Or a horse.  mmonk   Sep-16-10 04:56 AM   #23 
  - Right -- purpose of corporate fascism is to destroy the democratic process -- and it's worked --!!  defendandprotect   Sep-16-10 12:41 PM   #69 
  - It's an outside chance, but it should always be borne in mind.  pnorman   Sep-15-10 11:27 PM   #3 
  - I agree  Dal   Sep-15-10 11:36 PM   #5 
  - K&R Making Hitler talk on this board will generally get you ridiculed.  puebloknot   Sep-16-10 12:21 AM   #8 
  - That must have been interesting to live there during that time.  Javaman   Sep-17-10 08:00 AM   #136 
  - Time to Wake Up.  chervilant   Sep-16-10 12:35 AM   #9 
  - Hear, hear. Also, Rah! n/t  planetc   Sep-16-10 06:09 AM   #30 
  - +1. Very interesting...  truebrit71   Sep-16-10 08:39 AM   #46 
  - +10000 I like your post.  felix_numinous   Sep-16-10 01:23 PM   #78 
  - one big problem i see  the redcoat   Sep-16-10 01:29 AM   #12 
  - Hah! YOU'VE hit the nail on the head!  Rozlee   Sep-16-10 11:30 AM   #55 
  - And with the newer  femrap   Sep-16-10 12:19 PM   #65 
  - Ham radios are still being produced & used  FirstLight   Sep-16-10 02:29 PM   #88 
  - right there with yoiu...  Javaman   Sep-17-10 08:01 AM   #137 
  - I've been thinking a lot about this lately.  Blue_In_AK   Sep-16-10 01:56 AM   #15 
  - Really?? Fearmongering on the DU now? There was so much more  Better Today   Sep-16-10 02:01 AM   #16 
  - On the contrary. There is a huge resevoir of anger and defeat----among white racists who were taught  McCamy Taylor   Sep-16-10 02:10 AM   #18 
  - Amen to that. Civil Rights backlash is alive and well -- add to that  uncommon   Sep-16-10 01:21 PM   #76 
  - "...no matter how poor they were, at least they were better than Black folks."  KansDem   Sep-16-10 02:12 PM   #86 
  - deleted  phasma ex machina   Sep-16-10 11:03 PM   #129 
  - Such as the "dolchstrosslegende?"  nemo137   Sep-16-10 02:11 AM   #19 
  - Wow, you really HAVEN'T been paying attention.  Flying Squirrel   Sep-16-10 05:20 AM   #25 
  - yeah, not like the ptb are ramping up that angle or anything. lol,  Hannah Bell   Sep-16-10 06:44 AM   #33 
  - Running of fear? Where have we seen this before?  Ganja Ninja   Sep-16-10 07:23 AM   #37 
  - I don't think there has to be residual hatred of the kind of which...  a la izquierda   Sep-16-10 07:26 AM   #38 
  - You mean, for instance....  EXneoCON   Sep-16-10 08:51 AM   #48 
  - While I agree with you...  Javaman   Sep-16-10 11:56 AM   #58 
  - Thom Hartmann was talking about this today... T-baggers = "brown/black" shirts .....  defendandprotect   Sep-16-10 03:37 AM   #20 
  - ..  Hannah Bell   Sep-16-10 04:46 AM   #22 
  - safety requires immediate and strong leftward political movement.  tomp   Sep-16-10 05:47 AM   #28 
  - Actually it requires a unified left. Any brand of left will do. That is what sunk the Germans  stevenleser   Sep-16-10 01:26 PM   #79 
     - We have a fractured left too, if you want to count everyone in Congress  Raksha   Sep-16-10 04:29 PM   #101 
        - Exactly, we DO have a fractured left. Thats the problem  stevenleser   Sep-16-10 04:44 PM   #104 
  - I'm not afraid  Raoul   Sep-16-10 05:59 AM   #29 
  - Exactly. I refuse to live in fear and I hate when fear is used for  Phentex   Sep-16-10 06:12 AM   #31 
  - +1 The only thing to fear is fear itself  Politicub   Sep-16-10 11:29 AM   #54 
  - The economy itself..  sendero   Sep-16-10 06:29 AM   #32 
  - I'm conflicted about this OP.  inna   Sep-16-10 07:15 AM   #36 
  - +10  feslen   Sep-16-10 08:17 AM   #41 
     - Uhm  kenfrequed   Sep-16-10 11:44 AM   #57 
  - K&R Spend some time on the top floor  Jakes Progress   Sep-16-10 08:10 AM   #39 
  - and Sarah Palin and her gang leads that extreme KKK right  feslen   Sep-16-10 08:11 AM   #40 
  - Yes, it sells papers, but has the coverage been balanced?  olegramps   Sep-16-10 08:40 AM   #47 
  - With a new Rovian twist to make it harder to organize against.  Usrename   Sep-16-10 08:35 AM   #44 
  - Great post, would only add  TBF   Sep-16-10 09:40 AM   #49 
  - +1 (nm)  TonyMontana   Sep-16-10 11:57 AM   #59 
  - I think one thing has to be considered is that  newspeak   Sep-16-10 12:13 PM   #63 
  - The new Red (Crescent) Scare  Skip_In_Boulder   Sep-16-10 12:12 PM   #62 
  - One has to vote this election  Skip_In_Boulder   Sep-16-10 12:18 PM   #64 
  - I see it and feel it too...but I'm not sure of tactics  radhika   Sep-16-10 12:25 PM   #67 
  - All that is required is a unified left. Any brand of left. n/t  stevenleser   Sep-16-10 01:27 PM   #80 
  - Read 'They Thought They Were Free' by Milton Mayer  Ezlivin   Sep-16-10 12:53 PM   #71 
  - Two things  Knight Hawk   Sep-16-10 01:18 PM   #75 
  - Not Exactly  Knight Hawk   Sep-16-10 12:59 PM   #72 
  - there were industrialists over here who backed Hitler and Mussolini  newspeak   Sep-16-10 01:22 PM   #77 
     - ?  Knight Hawk   Sep-16-10 08:21 PM   #120 
  - Cartoon about how the Tea Party has turned against the GOP.  TexasObserver   Sep-16-10 01:00 PM   #73 
  - yes, it could happen here, look what has happened so far, scary  katty   Sep-16-10 02:00 PM   #85 
  - I hate to admit it, but you are right  FirstLight   Sep-16-10 02:15 PM   #87 
  - Noam Chomsky has said that we are in the same place  RoccoR5955   Sep-16-10 02:32 PM   #90 
  - X  BOG PERSON   Sep-16-10 06:20 PM   #114 
  - Vigilance is very different than paranoia  felix_numinous   Sep-16-10 02:56 PM   #94 
  - Good point! I've been vigilant since 2004 when the Repukes stole the Ohio vote  Raksha   Sep-16-10 05:27 PM   #108 
  - but but, those Germans were in black & white  stuntcat   Sep-16-10 03:41 PM   #99 
  - The Tea Party would feel right at home burning the Reichstag!  h9socialist   Sep-16-10 04:26 PM   #100 
  - McCamy, I think I'm actually more pessimistic about our future than you.  robertpaulsen   Sep-16-10 04:40 PM   #102 
  - "A revolution rooted in stupidity." I think it is far worse than that.  BeHereNow   Sep-16-10 05:21 PM   #107 
  - "It is going to take more than a vote to save this country.  BOG PERSON   Sep-16-10 06:09 PM   #112 
  - Comparisons...  War Horse   Sep-16-10 06:45 PM   #115 
  - more like Mussolini.....  madrchsod   Sep-16-10 07:27 PM   #117 
  - Welcome to DU! Keep up your insights.  Hardrada   Sep-17-10 12:41 AM   #130 
  - Time to get serious....  CUTTIN HEADS   Sep-16-10 06:56 PM   #116 
  - I am not scared and I am paying attention...  and-justice-for-all   Sep-16-10 09:07 PM   #121 
  - The Teabaggers are our version of the Nazi SA.  Odin2005   Sep-16-10 09:10 PM   #122 
  - Read "Defying Hitler" by Sebastian Haffner . . .  janet118   Sep-16-10 09:53 PM   #125 
  - Forewarned is Forearmed.  bertman   Sep-16-10 10:00 PM   #126 
  - I cringe every time anybody ridicules the possibility that Sarah Palin will be president.  Frank Booth   Sep-16-10 10:29 PM   #127 
  - Many of the German people ridiculed Hitler . . .  janet118   Sep-17-10 02:06 PM   #140 
  - I'm afraid that is all too possible  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-16-10 10:43 PM   #128 
  - Kicked and Recommended  Winston Wolf   Sep-17-10 01:14 AM   #131 
  - Your name should be in there...  Butch350   Sep-17-10 07:05 AM   #132 
  - The notion that those in poverty have less claim to our tax dollars than those in bankers clothes is  midnight   Sep-18-10 07:23 PM   #143 
 

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