Thursday, October 13, 2005


John at Americablog has been a little touchy lately. On this topic I have to agree with him:
Time to state the obvious: The religious right is filled with Nazis. You don't like the term "Nazi?" Well too bad. One good thing I got out of the Holocaust Museum this past weekend was an amazing lesson in how quickly Hitler consolidated power his first six months in office by banning the opposition and slowly (or quickly) whittling away at the rights of Germany's citizens in an effort to create a murderous totalitarian regime.


You can't stop history from repeating itself if you think what happened in Germany is so unique and so diabolical that nothing in the future could ever merit comparison. That would mean the Nazis were an aberattion, a fluke, a one-time thing, and that no one would even need to learn the lessons of history since "obviously" those tragedies will never be repeated. It's a dangerous lesson to teach.
I completely agree. Like it or not, fascism is a viable political ruling philosophy to which many people on earth and in America subscribe. You ignore these people at your own peril. Conditions can become ripe for ANY political philosophy. And America is dangerously ripe for fascism. The tide seems to be turning, but vigilance is the word.

I think Godwin's Law should be suspended for the duration. The idea that you're some kind of nutbar if you talk about the current administration being fascists, or the religious right being fascists has got to stop.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Jage said...

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At 11:14 AM, Blogger Marla said...

I totally believe it's possible for something like the holocaust to happen again. It has been proven time and again that history does INDEED repeat itself, and it's NOT inconceivable that it could happen in a country that denied women (1920) and minorities (1964) the right to vote until well into the 20th century!

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Greyhair said...

I have seen some opposing the view of comparing the neocon's to nazi's. And I think with those points have validity.

But I, too, believe it's totally possible. To me, America is very much like Germany of the 20's. And if we have an economic collapse (which I think is about a 50/50 proposition) or a serious terrorist attack, that could be the tipping point.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Marla said...

I agree...scary to imagine, isn't it??


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