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.
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.
Obama’s already got the “Hitler Youth” singing his praises...
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There was just one thing missing in the Europe of 1933 that’s different than today’s Europe— Muslims. What do they care if Europe turns to crap? Crap holes are what they ran away from.