Hitler and Nazi Analogies Are Not Over The Line

It is just so much nonsense to say that Hitler and Nazi comparisons are unwarranted. Yes, in many ways America is different than Nazi German, but, still, it has many of that period’s and place’s same vulnerabilities. In fact while Hitler was marching to power in Germany, large Nazi groups were organizing and demonstrating support for him in this country.

Every modern nation incorporates the exact same sort of ilk that worshiped Hitler and the Nazi creed. All that is required for the lower order of society to rise up and take power is for an odd set of political circumstances to materialize — checks and balances, or no checks and balances.

All humans at their most primitive level are hardwire to hate and fear the “other” and to want to follow the strongman. Even though usually the greater number of society’s better angels resists such horrendous underlying temptations, still, all it takes to fire up the cruder balance of society and the nation’s naive portion is a ruthless demagogue. We see these sorts of rallies almost weekly.

There can come a point in time where the good folks, hoping for the best, make a fatal hesitation to take a stand against the forces of evil. Then a few folks go missing or are roughed up, or some newspapers are destroyed, and suddenly you find a nation paralyzed by fear. Indeed, by the time terror tactics are fully underway, it’s too late. The Demagogic leader has his forces of control in place, and to resist means certain death. So don’t tell me making Hitler and Nazi comparisons are over the line. They are right on point at this time, friends.

Anyone who thinks otherwise is either part of the takeover gang or has never read any reputable biographies of Hitler and the rise of Nazism. The only remaining unknown is Trump Putin’s Mussolini, or is it the other way around?

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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