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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:17 PM

considering that asked Germans during 1934/35/36 would have responded

"No...Herr Hitler is not a problem, he's a funny man, he's a house painter at best and not a very good one."

How do Americans respond to Herr Trump?
(and i wish i was a member so i could make a poll) it'd be interesting for history) (hint hint a member)


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strongest army in the world ....in those days...Germany
now 'the US'
most military consultants around the world ...in those days Germany
now adays....the US
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largest low to middle class unemployment..dunno if it's US but it's higher than expected
most scared population of foreigners...
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Reply considering that asked Germans during 1934/35/36 would have responded (Original post)
w0nderer Mar 2016 OP
no_hypocrisy Mar 2016 #1
w0nderer Mar 2016 #3
w0nderer Mar 2016 #4
GeoWilliam750 Mar 2016 #2
w0nderer Mar 2016 #5

Response to w0nderer (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:22 PM

1. They Thought They Were Free

First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis.

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.”--from Chapter 13, “But Then It Was Too Late”

http://www.amazon.com/They-Thought-Were-Free-Germans/dp/0226511928

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:38 PM

3. on all my devices

they thought they were free
bible
koran
bahagva gita
mein kampf
das kapital
little red
the prince
book of 5 rings
art of war
...and about a dozen more

as references
from civics like ..when i was young 25 years ago or so

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:39 PM

4. shall i count that as 1 person seeing the danger? n/t

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Response to w0nderer (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:28 PM

2. Isn't it "Hair Trump"?

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:41 PM

5. sorta...but people thought 'herr hitler' was funny too

even Winston Churchill laughed about the bohemian house painter trying to become chancellor of the most militarily strong country in the world

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