Skip to comments.Another tack: Why die for Danzig (Israel)?
Posted on 11/24/2013 10:11:52 PM PST by Shery
Had Obama and Kerry ever heard of Deat, they would, by only changing the place name, regurgitate his "Why die for Danzig" theme in our context. Frances outspoken appeasement-promoter, socialist Marcel Déat. Photo: Jerusalem Post archives Theres every reason to assume that US President Barack Obama has never heard of the pre-WWII demagogic question Why die for Danzig? The same can be as safely assumed regarding his Secretary of State John Kerry.
Oddly enough, however, their policy appears to draw inspiration from the same ideological wellspring that gave the world the above rhetorical tease.
The slogan, very famous (or infamous) in its day, made its debut on May 4, 1939 as the title of an op-ed in the Parisian newspaper LOEuvre. Its author was French socialist Marcel Déat and his message was that another follow-up appeasement of Adolf Hitler is mandatory in order to prevent war.
That was already half-a-year after the September 1938 Munich agreement which wrested the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia and awarded it to Hitler to satiate his appetite. That, in the words of Britains then-prime minister Neville Chamberlain, guaranteed peace for our time.
When he landed at Heston Aerodrome right after the deal was done, Chamberlain told the cheering crowd that awaited him: The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which...
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They thought it was a choice between war or appeasement.
They chose appeasement, they will get war.
Excellent article, thanks for posting it.
We have to have a war. Doesn’t matter with whom. It is necessary so “the folks” will accept the new social restrictions and regulations that are coming.
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