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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:19 PM

43.9%

--The percentage of the popular vote won by the Nazi Party in the 1933 (March) German Federal Election. This was the last multi-party election held in Germany until 1949 (by which time it was West Germany).

So yes, it IS possible for nearly half of a nation to turn to evil.

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:26 PM

1. And no, it doesn't matter that the Germans didn't have the Internet, or any such thing.

The informational advantage of modern technology is cancelled out, or worse, by the Republicans' wholehearted embrace of postmodernism. (Is that Minnesota in my avatar? Who's to say it's not Wisconsin? Who made you a cartographer, anyway? Am I not entitled to my opinion? Perfect call, deep state, blah blah blah.)

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:30 PM

2. Possible? More like happened already...

The current GOP zealots - like say Marsha Blackburn and her blatant misrepresentation of Jesus with a Shakespeare quote - are all hypocrites and liars that are more interested in power and maintaining it than helping the people or upholding the law.

The REAL question should be how are we going to make sure Trump relinquishes power peacefully....whether after conviction on Impeachment in the Senate or loss at the ballot in 2020.

He shows ZERO INTENTION of going quietly into that good night...

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. RCP Trump Approval: 43.3%

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. There's little correlation to 1933 Germany

In those times everyone was dealing with massive money devaluation (hyper-inflation) and their Great Depression was way worse than ours in the US. The Germans were afraid of the communists taking over like they did in Russia - that was their biggest fear. They figured Hitler, as bad as he might become later, was the only way to prevent communist takeover. Most Germans had little idea how crazy Hitler was or would become later. They just saw him as the best hedge against communism in the 1930's.

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