Skip to comments.Hitler Endorsed by 9 to 1 in Poll on his Dictatorship, but Opposition Is Doubled
Posted on 11/15/2012 9:41:02 PM PST by Arthurio
Berlin, Monday, Aug. 20 -- Eighty-nine and nine-tenths per cent of the German voters endorsed in yesterday's plebiscite Chancellor Hitler's assumption of greater power than has ever been possessed by any other ruler in modern times. Nearly 10 per cent indicated their disapproval. The result was expected.
The German people were asked to vote whether they approved the consolidation of the offices of President and Chancellor in a single Leader-Chancellor personified by Adolf Hitler. By every appeal known to skillful politicians and with every argument to the contrary suppressed, they were asked to make their approval unanimous.
Nevertheless 10 per cent of the voters have admittedly braved possible consequences by answering "No" and nearly [text unreadable] made their answers, ineffective by spoiling the simplest of ballots. There was a plain short question and two circles, one labeled "Yes" and the other "No," in one of which the voter had to make a cross. Yet there were nearly 1,000,000 spoiled ballots.
The results given out by the Propaganda Ministry early this morning show that out of a total vote of 43,438,378, cast by a possible voting population of more than 45,000,000, there were 38,279,514 who answered "Yes," 4,287,808 who answered "No" and there were 871,056 defective ballots. Thus there is an affirmative vote of almost 90 per cent of the valid votes and a negative vote of nearly 10 per cent exclusive of the spoiled ballots which may or may not have been deliberately rendered defective.
How Chancellor Hitler's vote declined is shown by a comparison with the result of the Nov. 12 plebiscite on leaving the Disarmament Conference and the League of Nations. The tabulation follows:
These results therefore show that the number of Germans discontented with Chancellor Hitler's course is increasing but is not yet seriously damaging to it.
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“Nearly 10 per cent indicated their disapproval.”
Coincidentally, that ten percent was the entire membership of the organization known as Future Concentration Camp Residents of the Reich.
seems we have been hearing similar wishful thinking about our own Dear Leader's recent diminished victory.
Der Hopen und ze Changen.
Yes, everytime I hear some dumbarse pundit say “we’ll maybe he will work with the republicans.... Blah blah take a more moderate stand blah blah” I want to scream, just where has he ever shown he will change????? He is a hard core radical. Period.
yup just what I thought....no doubt they also would have signed an electronic petition to secede
The lessons of Stanley Milgram will soon be lost on this generation.
Amazing article and thanks for posting it.
“Nevertheless 10 per cent of the voters have admittedly braved possible consequences by answering “No” and nearly [text unreadable] made their answers, ineffective by spoiling the simplest of ballots”
“One check on possible non-voters, however, was exercised by instructions that the voting authorizations issued to those who for one reason or another planned to be outside their regular voting district on election day must be returned unless used. The number of such authorizations issued for this election exceeded anything known before.”
Think of Benghazi as the Reichstag fire. Getting rid of Petraeus is a putsch against the General Staff. When can we expect the Night of the Long Knives?
Those who do not know history... voted for owebama.
This article is perhaps the last time the New York Times told the truth.
In 1932, my mother’s older sister married a German furniture manufacturer. Her letters from Germany in those first years said Hitler seemed to have some good ideas. Later her opinion changed.
“Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it...”
George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense.
Think about it, folks... at the time, Hitler was no more distinguished a name than Munch or Einstein. He was just another face in the crowd; just another politician. In the course of a decade, he’d become synonymous with evil.
Obama is no more a common name than Smith, Mohammed, or Gutierrez. In the course of the next 4 - 10 years, he could become as synonymous with failure or evil as was Hitler.
Comparison to Mao,however....