Skip to comments.Nazis and U.S. Politics - (Hitler's tactics in his rise to power in Germany, 1930's)
Posted on 03/28/2005 7:25:12 PM PST by CHARLITE
Washington Times - Letter to the Editor 6/7/95 -
Arlington Thomas Colton Ruthford
During the past several months in the American press, the Democrats have frequently denounced the Republicans as Nazis due to their attempts to control runaway federal spending. How very ironic. I remember the Nazis. Let me share a little about them and recall some of their exploits.
First of all, "Nazi" was gutter slang for the verb "to nationalize". The Bieder-Mienhoff gang gave themselves this moniker during their early struggles. The official title of the Nazi Party was "The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany". Hitler and the Brownshirts advocated the nationalization of education, health care, transportation, national resources, manufacturing, distribution and law enforcement.
Hitler came to power by turning the working class, unemployed, and academic elite against the conservative republic. After der fuhrer's election ceased being a political conspiracy and was transformed into a fashionable social phenomenon, party membership was especially popular with educators, bureaucrats, and the press. Being a Nazi was politically correct. They called themselves "The Children of the New Age of World Order" and looked down their noses at everyone else. As Hitler accrued more power, he referred to his critics as "The Dark Forces of Anarchy and Hatred". Anyone who questioned Nazi high-handedness in the German press was branded a "Conservative Reactionary". Joseph Goebbels, minister of communications, proclaimed a "New World Order".
The Nazi reign of terror began with false news reports on the Jews, Bohemians and Gypsies who were said to be arming themselves to overthrow the "New World Order" and Hitler demanded that all good people register their guns so that they wouldn't fall into the hands of "terrorists and madmen". Right wing fanatics of the "Old Order" who protested firearms registration were arrested by the S.S. and put in jail for "fomenting hatred against the Government of the German people".
Then the Reichstag (government building) was blown up and Hitler ram-rodded an "Emergency Anti-Terrorist Act" through Parliament that gave the Gestapo extraordinary powers. The leader then declared that for the well-being of the German people, all private firearms were to be confiscated by the Gestapo and the Wermotten (federal law enforcement and military). German citizens who refused to surrender their guns when the "jack-boots" (Gestapo) came calling, were murdered in their homes. By the way, the Gestapo were the federal marshals' service of the Third Reich. The S.W.A.T. team was invented and perfected by the Gestapo to break into the homes of the enemies of the German people.
When the Policia Bewakken, or local police, refused to take away guns from townsfolk, they themselves were disarmed and dragged out into the street and shot to death by the S.A. and the S.S. Those were Nazi versions of the B.A.T.F. and the F.B.I. When several local ministers spoke out against these atrocities, they were imprisoned and never seen again.
The Gestapo began to confiscate and seize the homes, businesses, bank accounts, and personal belongings of wealthy conservative citizes who had prospered in the old Republic. Pamphleteers who urged revolt against the Nazis were shot on site by national law enforcement and the military. Gypsies and Jews were detained and sent to labor camps. Mountain roads throughout central Europe were closed to prevent the escape of fugitives into the wilderness, and to prevent the movement and concealment of partisan resistance fighters.
Public schools rewrote history and Hitler youth groups taught the children to report their parents to their teachers for anti-Nazi remarks. Such parents disappeared. Pagan animism became the state religion of the Third Reich and Christians were widely condemned as "right wing fanatics".
Millions of books were burned first and then people. Millions of them burned in huge ovens after they were first gassed to death. Unmarried women were paid large sums of money to have babies out of wedlock and then given medals for it. Evil was declared as being good, and good was condemned as being evil. World Order was coming and the German people were going to be the "peacekeepers".
Yes, indeed, I remember the Nazis and they weren't Republicans, or "right wing", or "patriots" or "militias". They were Socialist monsters.
Thomas Colton Ruthford
"In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up."
Pastor Martin Niemoller.
I wonder how many "little Ward Churchills" Hitler was able to commandeer to promote his hideous agenda.
If it is like the US is now, all he had to do was visit any faculy of any school or university and he would have to beat them off with a stick.
A good read to be sure. You might also be familiar with C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity", which contains within it a letter from Hitler beyond the grave. In this letter, he congratulates his followers for pegging their modern-day opponents as Nazis!
Hitler's sequal to Mein Kampf is even more troubling than the first in the series. In it, he unequivocably states that The United States must be subdued in order for the Reich to be preserved. The manuscript was not published, but has ben unveiled. There was a special done on it on The History Channel.
Wouldn't Democrats and the DUmmies be much more close to the characteristics of NAZIs?
Absolutely. That's it, and this is the rationale and tactic for calling conservatives "nazis." They always call the opposition by what they themselves really are.
Thanks for such a bright comment!
I'm not be surprised by this. Suppose you are a German nationalist of the type of wanting to dominate the world, you see that your country has a lot more potentials than everyone in the civlized world (which in the context of pre-WWII era it meant the West plus Japan). You are certainly far more productive and more talented than Britain, let alone France (even before 1914 Germany already produced four times more steel than Britain, and your universities had more Nobel prizes than anyone else in the world) and your growth seems to be nonstop from the mid 1850s. In other words, you have dominated Europe. The only dark cloud to your lining of ambition must have been the United States - which is developing at the same time and rate as your Vaterland, has twice the population as you, and worse to you, have the same German industrial ethic as you do.
It would be obvious to Euroepan nationalist/imperialist style people that the US poses a threat to their ambition. Indeed I think German leaders as early as Prince Otto von Bismarck or Kaiser William II were already "alarmed" by the rise of the United States. They already knew long ago that Germany won't need to be afraid of Britain, and certainly not France, and not Russia either, but the United States. There were reports (discovered in 2002, almost 100 years later) that William II ordered a study of feasibility of leading a long-range invasion army of 100,000 to invade the US - not doubt he is quite afraid of Teddy Roosevelt.
(About the 2002 invasion historical document, have a look at this article on FR):
How Kaiser Bill planned to invade United States
ran across this letter and thought is was good enough to bump
There are definitely some eery parallels between the current regime in the US and the Nazis in their early days of power in Germany. Still, I don't think that the American people will acquiesce to Obamination anywhere near as easily as the Germans did to Hitler.
Thanks. I know you saw the cartoon on the 1934 Cartoon thread.
Nazis and U.S. Politics..(FR repost from 1995)
Washington Times Letters To the Editor | June 7, 1995 | Thomas Colton Ruthford
Posted on 04/18/2009 1:17:26 PM PDT by crazyshrink
Thanks for the ping!
This is an amazing article. Why don’t people want to learn from history or from those who suffered through it?
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