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Hitler Endorsed by 9 to 1 in Poll on his Dictatorship, but Opposition Is Doubled
NY Times ^ | August 20, 1934

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obama; obamanation

1 posted on 11/15/2012 9:41:06 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

“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.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 9:48:36 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Arthurio

Many similarities.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 9:49:57 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
That is also the opinion of many other Germans, especially among the more substantial classes. They interpret the result as the beginning of a protest against the rule of arbitrary will and as an effort to force Chancellor Hitler back to the rule of law. In their view the vote may induce the Fuehrer to steer henceforth a more moderate course and take account of the sensibilities of general opinion. Some of the more optimistic even hope it may induce him to get rid of some of his radical advisers to whom the opposition within Germany is great.

seems we have been hearing similar wishful thinking about our own Dear Leader's recent diminished victory.

4 posted on 11/15/2012 9:52:58 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Der Hopen und ze Changen.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 9:53:50 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Arthurio

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.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 9:58:54 PM PST by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Arthurio

Powerful.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 10:05:05 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Jack Hammer

yup just what I thought....no doubt they also would have signed an electronic petition to secede


8 posted on 11/15/2012 10:07:28 PM PST by Nifster
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The lessons of Stanley Milgram will soon be lost on this generation.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 10:17:19 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Arthurio

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.”


10 posted on 11/15/2012 10:18:10 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Arthurio

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.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 10:26:30 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Arthurio

This article is perhaps the last time the New York Times told the truth.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 10:37:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Arthurio

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.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 10:47:16 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: onedoug

“Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it...”
George Santayana, Reason in Common Sense.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 12:19:21 AM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Arthurio

15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:48:23 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: bushwon
So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.
16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:56:08 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Jack Hammer

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.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 3:27:26 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Arthurio

Vorwärts


18 posted on 11/16/2012 4:54:08 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Arthurio
Comparisons to Hitler,though powerful,are unjustified.

Comparison to Mao,however....

19 posted on 11/16/2012 4:56:55 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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