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OPINION | Bill OíReilly: Trumpís real failure is not understanding the evils of Nazism
The Hill ^ | 8/21/17 | BillOreilly

Posted on 08/22/2017 12:08:55 PM PDT by EdnaMode

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To: Sacajaweau

Ones education is only as good as what is taught, and what is retained by the student.
O’Reilly is a very poorly informed man on many more levels.
He calls his pieces OPINION for a very good reason, a lack of provable facts to support them.


81 posted on 08/22/2017 2:18:48 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: EdnaMode

“But in many American public schools, World War II and Nazism is barely mentioned. Adolph Hitler has become a caricature of evil, a distant monster.”

Right on the money. We don’t teach history. We teach “social studies”. The difference? They only teach a little slice of history with a huge helping of, “now this is how you should think about it.” Anything that isn’t useful to the enforcers of public morality gets ignored.


82 posted on 08/22/2017 2:36:35 PM PDT by Tallguy (Twitter short-circuits common sense. Please engage your brain before tweeting.)
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To: EdnaMode

O’Reilly does not understand that the eugenics racism that Hitler used against Jews and other classes of people, was the eugenics racism developed by southern Democrats. The Nazis used the same language word for word to justify their elimination of Jews. Both believed they belonged to the superior race and others were genetically inferior to be eliminated by the state.


83 posted on 08/22/2017 2:40:18 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Left has a mental illness: A totalitarian psyche.)
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To: EdnaMode
Did you know that German Americans comprise the largest ethnic group in this country?...yes, and I'm one of them in part- what are you saying O'Reilly? - am I somehow related to Nazism? - this really is skating on the edge of hate-speech to me - if we're going to continue to prosecute the sins of the past where does it stop, and who is guiltless - which of your ancestors planted terrorist bombs and murdered innocent English citizens, O'Reilly?....
84 posted on 08/22/2017 2:40:52 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Architect of Paradise

Kind of like Stalin, Communism, and the Hammer and Sickle isn’t it.
If I recall correctly (it’s been a long time), I think Hitler was directly (kind of) responsible for about 10 million deaths from 1933 to 1945.
Stalin during the same period was responsible for about 25 million deaths, or more.
The figures aren’t exact because nobody knows for sure.


85 posted on 08/22/2017 2:46:41 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: x

What percentage of the vote did the American Nazi Party get in 2016?


86 posted on 08/22/2017 3:25:23 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

To repeat: “I’m not saying Nazis are a large group or are going to take over the US, but a lot of what people say about fringe groups now, isn’t so different from what they said back in the 1920s.”


87 posted on 08/22/2017 3:28:35 PM PDT by x
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To: EdnaMode

Bill O’Reilly’s real failure is not understanding the evils of Revolutionary Communism.


88 posted on 08/22/2017 3:31:21 PM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Building on that...
Trump’s real failure is not understanding how evil the Progressives can be. He does not understand Scorched Earth Policies of the Left. He prolly thinks to himself that no one in their right mind would believe he would associate with Nazis and the like. But the Left are not in their right mind.


89 posted on 08/22/2017 4:12:04 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: EdnaMode

Not a good audition for the Bannon news network.


90 posted on 08/22/2017 5:15:25 PM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: Lisbon1940

How can BOR really believe Trump does NOT understand the evil of Nazis, REALLY BILL????


91 posted on 08/22/2017 5:29:34 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: EdnaMode

Trump’s real failure is recognizing that communists are just as dangerous as their fascist cousins.


92 posted on 08/22/2017 5:32:42 PM PDT by MortMan (Nobody goes there any more. It's too crowded! [Y. Berra])
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I do not agree that there is a parallel. First of all the long history of antisemitism in Europe created a sympathetic audience for Nazi racial doctrine. Overt racial bigotry is simply a nonstarter here for 99.9% of the population. While a certain feeling exists that our leaders are systematically trying to displace the white population in this country, it's nowhere near the “stab in the back” mentality of post WWI Germany. The parliamentary system of the Wiemar Republic allowed such fringe groups to leverage their very small vote tallies into real power. Our two party system precludes that possibility here.

I do agree with you that fringe ideas can grow. I just think American Nazis are a pale imitation of their namesakes in Germany. The Klan wielded great power and influence in the 1920s, but it too is a pathetic shadow of a once real threat. Both are still capable of harm to individual members of minority groups, but they hardly threaten the republic.

93 posted on 08/22/2017 5:50:22 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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Not only does Trump understand Nazism just fine, he also understands the difference between Hitler's Nazis, street punks who think they are Nazis, leftist rioters paid to pretend they are Nazis and Conservatives who are unfairly labeled as Nazis.
What happened to your No Spin Zone, Bill? You used to be able to analyze things like this. Getting old?

94 posted on 08/22/2017 6:58:19 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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95 posted on 08/22/2017 10:52:25 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Bill O'Reilly went to Harvard, so he is smarter than anyone else and knows more about history than anyone else (even those with Ph.D.'s in history). He doesn't want anyone to forget that.

How much of the research is done by the ghost-writer and how much by O'Reilly?

96 posted on 08/23/2017 4:15:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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