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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:38 PM
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Sturmabteilung - My German grand-parents warned me
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:39 PM by AzNick
Sturmabteilung - Also known as the S.A., nicknamed the Brown Shirts.

My German grand-parents fled Germany in 38, not because of their religion but because they were in the political opposition.

I got an earful growing up, about how the Brown Shirts could come back with their scare tactics.

They would swarm opposition debates, start arguments, call others liars, not let anyone speak, and then started to use violence.

Congratulations to the GOP for making my Opa and my Oma right.

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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:42 PM
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1. They got their due, too.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 05:15 PM by demosincebirth
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:43 PM
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2. Tomorrow belongs to me!
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 04:45 PM by no_hypocrisy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNMVMNmrqJE

"You think you can still control them?"
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:43 PM
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5. I had never seen that one. It is stirring and scary. Designed to make
one feel and not think. I especially liked to cameo of the old man. He knew better.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:43 PM
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3. They are using Brownshirt tactics, and have their "leaders."
Rush, Beck, et al are mouthpieces for the powers that be. The screaming idiots are useful dupes.

It's an old story, and one that is coming to pass again here in this country.

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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 04:48 PM
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4. My mother says the same thing
She lived in Austria.

And these idiots today better pay attention to history. After the brownshirts outlived their usefulness after Hitler got power, they were liquidated.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:12 PM
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7. Their leaders were, including Rohm
The others were either integrated into the SS or kept operating as brown shirts but slowly phased out.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:06 PM
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6. The RWingers are pre-empting the use of the word Nazi, did ya notiice?
THEY are calling the Dems and the President "fascist" and
Nazi"
Big tip off, that was.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:13 PM
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8. Of course they are... They want to turn it into name calling
Which is what the Nazis did.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:54 PM
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9. Yes but that was during and after a great depression...
Surprise! :think:

Hard economic times are fertile ground for radical movements.

Of course that was mostly after Germany was defeated in World War I which made conditions even worse for Germans, but who knows how bad things have to get before these kinds of things start taking root?
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:01 PM
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10. K&R
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