Fascism, American Style?

October 1, 2006 at 7:58 pm (Uncategorized)

Isn’t it more than mildly ironic that the country to which people ran in order to escape fascism during WWII is now showing signs of its own brand of fascism? Worth noting is that Hitler used the ruse of “a return to Christian values” as a pretext for the rise of the Nazi state. If you haven’t read Milton Mayer’s book “They Thought They Were Free”, you might well consider it. In the mid-1950’s he interviewed ten ordinary German citizens to try to discern how something like Nazi Germany could have come into being. An extremely educational (and scary) read. A siginifiant quote from the book is: “…when the Nazis attacked the Communists, he was a little uneasy, but, after all, he was not a Communist, and so he did nothing; and then they attacked the Socialists, and he was a little uneasier, but still, he was not a Socialist, and he did nothing; and then the schools, the press, the Jews, and so on, and he was always uneasier, but still he did nothing. And then they attacked the Church, and he was a Churchman, and he did something – but then it was too late.” As the man (Thomas Jefferson) said, “the price of freedom is eternal vigilance”. I truly believe that “honest, God-fearing people” in this country have been duped into supporting an American Imperialism which has very little indeed to do with Christian values.

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