Skip to comments.Dalio Fears Social Unrest That Led to Hitlerís Rise
Posted on 09/22/2012 5:58:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture.
When people get at each others throat, the rich and the poor and the left and the right and so on, and you have a basic breakdown, that becomes very threatening, Dalio told CNBC in an exclusive interview on Squawk Box. For example, Hitler came to power in 1933, which was the depth of the Great Depression, because of the social tension between the factions. So I think it very much is dependent on how the people work this through together and worry about the social elements.
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Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. But I don’t think freedom is the future that Europe is heading for.
Trotsky wrote that the communists and the national socialists both drew from the same population base - weak, worried, frustrated and desperate people in the lower classes. The whole difference in his view was that those who supported the communists had lost everything, those who supported the national socialists still had a little bit to lose.
I think they are ripe for finally falling to the (modern version of) the Ottomans.
Unlike Hitler’s 1930’s Germany, American citizens have been stock piling well over 10 million firearms per year since 2008.
The death camps will run day and night, killing leftists.
More empty chairs? ;-)
You may expect my résumé via FReepmail (references available upon request).
If you care for some suggestions on the automation and design of the disposal facilities just let me know. I have been thinking about these technical problems for years. The object of the process is to eliminate any thing so primitive as a camp; reduce the man power requirements and as much as possible, eliminate the opportunity for human error or failure.
Approximately 90% of the systems can be automated such as; side loading, bottom dumping rail cars, automated in route gas dispensing systems, conveyor and furnace systems, crushing and milling systems, and last packaging systems for the final product.
The final product could be used for a great many purposes; every thing from concrete additives, to soil amendments.
Properly designed stack scrubbers could be installed to recover all heavy metals and improve environmental conditions in the vicinity of the processing plant.
I have examined several possible plant locations on past hunting trips that are very well suited to privacy and minimal environmental impact.
No need for a resume. Your reputation precedes you, sir.
While your plan has a certain cachet, I feel the reclamation of liberal people’s corpses to make some sort of gunpowder component has much more irony and bathos.
In the last truly free election in Germany before WWII on November 6, 1932 the Nazis received only 33% of the vote. The Nazis formed a coalition with the Social Democratic Party which gave them a 53% majority and Hitler was named Chancellor on January 30, 1933. As Chancellor, Hitler asked German President Paul von Hindenburg to dissolve the Reichstag and call for a new parliamentary election. The date set for the elections was March 5, 1933.
On February 27, 1933 an arson fire burned the Reichstag, Germany's Parlement building to the ground. It was allegedly started by Marinus van der Lubbe, a communist and unemployed bricklayer. Many historians now believe that the fire was planned and started by the Nazis themselves. This crisis created a huge backlash against the communists and a huge boost in popularity for the Nazis.
Still on March 5, 1933 the Nazis were only able to muster 43.91% of the vote. Hitler alleged that Germany was on the verge of a Communist revolution and was able to form another coalition and pass the Enabling Act on March 30, 1933 which essentially gave Hitler dictatorial powers.
During “The Night of the Long Knives” which actually occurred between June 30 and July 2, 1934, the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders which further consolidated the Nazi's power. Many believe at that time Germany passed a point of no return
In 1933 and 1944 Germany arguably had the best educated population in the entire world. They were a largely homogeneous, traditional and cautious society. Yet they were able to be led like lambs to slaughter down the path to complete destruction. Obviously economic challenges were a factor but the German economy was in recovery and the populace had plenty to lose.
Excuse me, I had a typo it should have said “In 1933 and 1934 Germany arguably had the best educated population in the entire world.”
In the last truly "free" election in Germany before WWII on November 6, 1932 the Nazis received only 33% of the vote. The Nazis formed a coalition with the Social Democratic Party which gave them a 53% majority and Hitler was named Chancellor on January 30, 1933.
I must be one of the few Freepers to remember WWII from start to finish. The more I have read since, the more happier that I am to be able to try to understand what really went on. This is in retrospect and not in the heat of the actual war.
George Orwell became part of the propaganda war within that organization the BBC. Later Orwell conceded that in order to defeat Hitler, the use of lies and other innacuracies was necessary. I would not be the one to judge that here.
I do have the Horst Wessel Lied on Youtube. It is the marching song of the Germans. One grainly film shows Hitler before he attained power, at the salute. From the left of the film, a small boy waves his hands weakly at the Nazis. Then the communist hard men start in. The helmeted German policeman has his head gear knocked awry. Now come the Nazi hard men. What a fist fight!
I hold it that more than half the Germans did not want that war. Most of my countrymen did not want it either. Once it started, there was no turning back.
The civilized English speaking peoples surely will not fall for a any sociopathic dictator. The Constitution prevents that. IMHO.
Excuse the ramble.
LOL Don’t be silly, dear. All we’d need is a couple of dozen cruise ships. Send them off in style, since we won’t have to support their sorry behinds anymore & will be saving a fortune in law enforcement & court costs...
I guess they would need accommodations while waiting to depart, though.
Carbon is a constituent of many types of powder you know.
A plus could be a small profit on the recovered heavy metals. I don’t know the current price of gold or silver.
Remember that bad pennies have a tendency to come back; unless of course, you mean to use them for submarine/surface warfare practice. And I don’t believe I made any mention of courts or trials in my previous post.
There’s always liberalwurst dog treats.
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