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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 04:17 PM
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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.
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