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Amazing quote from Paul Johnson "Modern Times" Parallel to today?
Modern Times, Page 289 | Paul Johnson

Posted on 06/02/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

"The lawlessness of Hitler's Germany, beneath a veneer of legal forms, was absolute. As Goering put it, "The law and the will of the Fuhrer are one." Hans Frank: "Our constitution is the will of the Fuhrer." Hitler worked entirely through decrees and ordinances, as opposed to law, here again resembling Lenin, who never showed the slightest interest in constitution-making."


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; History
KEYWORDS: america; books; fascism
Got parallel?
1 posted on 06/02/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Modern Times” is one of my favorite history books. I highly recommend it to everyone. And yes, that quote does seem to echo the current situation here in the USA.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 8:14:11 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t submit to the unconstitutional acts and decrees of this lawless dictator. Nullify and impeach Obama.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 8:17:05 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

All fine and good to say, but our leaders aren’t willing to do it, and our fellow citizens are either mesmerized by the media pied pipers or satisfied with their government checks.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 8:20:29 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: SoFloFreeper
remarkable indeed!


5 posted on 06/02/2014 8:22:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: D_Idaho
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Dittos ... a great book indeed ...

Right up there with "Rise and Fall of the Great Powers" (Kennedy) and ...

48 Laws of Power ...



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6 posted on 06/02/2014 8:27:15 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"The lawlessness of Hitler's Germany, beneath a veneer of legal forms, was absolute. As Goering put it, "The law and the will of the Fuhrer are one." Hans Frank: "Our constitution is the will of the Fuhrer." Hitler worked entirely through decrees and ordinances, as opposed to law, here again resembling Lenin, who never showed the slightest interest in constitution-making."

Great book.

7 posted on 06/02/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: D_Idaho
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So ... your $ 10,000 essay question today is ... quoting from "Modern Times" ... is ...


Will The Center Hold ?


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8 posted on 06/02/2014 8:28:45 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Luke21
Well, the Convention of States proposed by the Citizens for Self-Governance might have something to say about it, if ever gets off the ground.

Otherwise, look for states like Texas to start nullifying unconstitutional acts of the federal government.

I don't believe America's destiny is yet fulfilled. If God, before the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, could have mercy on rebellious Israel for 1000 years, he can certainly do the same for America which he founded and preserved by his own miraculous power through the mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus.

9 posted on 06/02/2014 8:31:31 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: D_Idaho

That quote, I believe, comes from Chapter 3 of the original edition, “Waiting for Hitler”. That chapter and the one entitled “The Bandung Generation” (chapter 14, discussing decolonization) should be on every conservative’s reading list (if not the entire Johnson book).

Back when Hussein Sotero Mugabe had been erected President and chose Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” to be published in a small booklet along with his inaugural address ( https://www.overdrive.com/media/236708/the-inaugural-address-2009 ) I wondered how the hell to make sense of that. A friend who is a recovering liberal (Peace Corp, Tanzania, then he had two daughers...) said, nope it makes perfect sense: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arusha_Declaration

So people should do themselves a favor: pick up Modern Times and if nothing else read chapters 3 and 14. Get your head around that Arusha Declaration and the Idiot-In-Chief starts to become comprehensible.


10 posted on 06/02/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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11 posted on 06/02/2014 8:54:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of the best conservative histories of the 20th Century is this book by Johnson. I urge anyone who hasn’t read it to pick it up. The real foundations of conservatism and its wisdom are there in his writings.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 9:58:33 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Stunning book. Should be read by everyone.
13 posted on 06/02/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: quadrant

A companion piece to Modern Times would be his collection of essays published as “The Intellectuals”.

Johnson had 40 titles published,Modern Times and The Intellectuals were his greatest achievements.

I am a big fan of his.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 11:42:22 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hitler worked entirely through decrees and ordinances, as opposed to law, here again resembling Lenin Obama, who never showed the slightest interest in constitution-makingobeying.
15 posted on 06/02/2014 1:12:19 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: the anti-mahdi
Other books of his: THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN
A HISTORY OF THE JEWS
A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

I recommend the last, esp for new citizens.

16 posted on 06/02/2014 5:10:33 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: D_Idaho

I’m currently reading it, after reading Johnson’s “History of the American People.” That man can write.

I like how he defends President Harding in “Modern Times” and the “History.” I often wondered why Harding got so trashed in all the textbooks on American history that I have read. Now I know why. I should have suspected why.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Our constitution is the will of the Bozo.”


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:37 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: OldPossum

Yes, his defense of Harding and Coolidge are remarkable.

He doesn’t let them off scot free, however. More of a balanced approach.

And, like Amity Shlaes in “The Forgotten Man”, he rips Hoover as well as FDR big time. :)


19 posted on 06/03/2014 2:03:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: quadrant

A Syrian neighbor once saw A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson on my bookshelf. It provoked him. He was a hard drinking, skirt chasing, disco dancing, non-observant muslim, black sheep from a family that owned a confectionary that sold its products all over the middle east and Europe.

He demanded to know why I would have such a book in my home.

I offered to loan it to him to read for himself. He declined.

The hatred of Jews by muslims whether they are observant or not is visceral, unending, and complete.

You cannot reason with them, you cannot even have a discussion about the Jews.

I love the Jews. I admire them. They will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ as their Messiah. But He will have to return to “splain” it all to them.

I wish they would all come to believe before He returns, but I am pretty sure they won’t. Everything one needs to know is in the scriptures, it only requires reading.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 5:54:48 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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