Nazi Book Burnings & the Media Today

By | December 11, 2020

[December 11, 2020]  Yesterday, my wife Nancy was very upset, and it is not a good idea for her to be upset.  She wanted to watch a video from Right Side Broadcasting, which was uploaded to YouTube.  The video didn’t play because YouTube had banned it.  We compared it to the Nazi book burning events in the 1930s.

Don’t we live in a democracy anymore?” my wife asked.  She is a real American patriot.  She wears her patriotism on her sleeve and, she believes deeply in the founding principles on which the United States was founded.  Nancy knows her history and the ideas expressed in the National Socialist German Workers Party1, as well as their methods of stifling dissent.  This is why she was so upset.

We are not the first to make the comparison of the Nazi Party (crushing ideas they didn’t like) to current Social Media activities (prohibiting any mention of an opinion not aligned in the current Progressive movement).  Nazism – much like today’s Progressivism – is an ideology that expresses disdain for liberal democracy and is fervently anti-Semitic.

Many folks on the receiving end of violence in America’s larger cities have witnessed “protests” that resulted in businesses burned, looted, and destroyed; police stations burned or seized by radicals; downtowns taken by thugs.  They know what it’s like to have been a Jew in Nazi Germany during the infamous Kristallnacht.

In an article by Wayne Allyn Root,2 a self-described American patriot and Jew, he notes this is exactly how it started in Nazi Germany all those decades ago:

  • Windows shattered, stores looted and burned.
  • Blackshirts were roaming the streets, demanding people kneel at their feet.
  • Censorship, book burning, snitching by neighbors and co-workers.
  • Media propaganda and manipulation.
  • The police and “good people” doing nothing to help.

There are those in the media, political leaders, and many “good” people who tell us this is acceptable.  Neighbors, where I live today say they are afraid to fly the American flag on their homes for fear of violence (and I live in a safe neighborhood).  Some of my neighbors have been called racist simply for the color of their skin.

Open your eyes.  See for yourself what happened in Germany to allow the Nazi Party to rise from the ashes of World War I.  Study what happened on the night of November 9-10, 1938, the night of Kristallnacht.  The police and good people stood by and watched.  Nazis laughed and cheered as books were burned.

Never forget the famous Holocaust lesson: after they have come for me, they will come for you, and there will be no one left to stop them.

Oh, and let’s not forget that on this date, December 11, 1941, Germany declared war on the United States.  U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt knew we needed to go to war with Germany but did not have a reason.  Adolf Hitler solved the problem for us.


  2. Much of my article is from Wayne Allyn Root’s article, Is America Starting Down the Path of Nazi Germany? (
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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31 thoughts on “Nazi Book Burnings & the Media Today

  1. Outer Banks

    There is no shame, of those working for theses social and news media companies.

  2. Orange Man

    … and the “Progressives” today try to label the average guy on the street as a Nazi if he doesn’t agree fully with leftist ideas. While they are the ones using Nazi-like tactics.

  3. Greg Heyman

    The similarities of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. to Nazi Germany is uncanny.
    If you can’t see the similarities, then call me. I have a bridge in Brooklyn NY you might be interested in buying.

  4. Chuck USA

    The news media and social media believe in their intellectual and moral superiority to everyone else. They “know” what is good and reasonable and are willing to crush pions like me to enforce their views of reality. Well, I have a vote and they won’t get to me, ever. I cancelled my cable, deleted my YouTube and Facebook accounts, and downsized my on-line presence to near zero. But, I have to admit that this blog by Gen. Satterfield is a godsend. He tells it like it is. And, the media are becoming the fascists they believe we are.

      1. Lisa T.

        This is a wonderful website. Thank you so much, Mr. Satterfield.

  5. José Luis Rodriguez

    Gen. Satterfield, you hit this one out of the park. Yes, the parallels are not just uncanny but fall together so obviously that only the mentally blind would not see it. The implications are enormous. I hear many young folks say they could never have gone along with someone like Adolf Hitler but they do exactly what Hitler’s men did. Funny that.

    1. Linux Man

      Sooooo right. Thank you Jose for saying it like it is. Too many might be “triggered” by your comments. Watch out for the midnight, pajama boys.

      1. Xerxes I

        Ha Ha, right!!!!! Love this leadership forum and the refreshing, non-PC analysis.

  6. Shawn C. Stolarz

    The idea you’ve presented here – of the parallels – took me aback. I had a good friend who has gone all out for the BLM-antifa ideas. He drifted apart from his childhood friends, his family, and quit his job to go and “protest.” He admitted to me that these so-called protests were really just fronts so that they could claim innocence but in reality they were designed to intimidate and destroy.

    1. Terry McCracken

      I’m thinking this is a much too common occurrence. 🙏

  7. Jonathan B.

    Another bombshell of an article. Thanks Gen. Satterfield for making my day. I’d been thinking about the same thing. My wife also said, “hey don’t we live in a democracy?” Looks like our wives are pretty smart. Now why on earth would someone vote for a man (Slo Joe) that wants to see more of this type of ideology creep into the American social landscape?

    1. JT Patterson

      Yes, all of us can learn a bit more. It’s the ideology that most interests me.

      1. Gil Johnson

        Not enough folks know about it. And, while many Millenials claim they are against such an ideology, what they preach is so similar that they are barely distinguishable and the methods for shutting down ideas and people they don’t like is scary.

  8. Ronny Fisher

    “There are those in the media, political leaders, and many “good” people who tell us this is acceptable. ”
    The scariest sentence in your entire article, Gen. Satterfield.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Correct. It’s when the ‘good’ folks tell us this is acceptable that really scares me.

  9. Lynn Pitts

    Excellent article. And, I might add IMHO, that the parallels are uncanny. If I were a leftist like the employees of YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and so many others, I would be ashamed. I would also know that in the future, the history of the US will look down upon us (in those organizations) as the new Nazis of the 21st century and that I played a part in it.

    1. ARay Pittman

      But, Lynn, they are not ashamed. They are anti-fascist … remember. Well, that is what they claim so any act on their part is morally justified. Warped thing, yes.

    2. Lady Hawk

      Perhaps, Gen. Satterfield could write an article about the YouTube executives and their moral cowardice. That would be one to post for everyone to read.

      1. Kenny Foster

        Good idea, Lady Hawk. Let’s all occasionally make recommendations. The good thing about this leadership website is that I can never predict what subject will be written about next. Yet, they are all relevant to leadership and the study of those traits that support the best leaders.

      1. Josephine Rivera

        Any time we can agree, let’s give recommendations. Don’t wait.

  10. Dale Paul Fox

    Yes, Gen. Satterfield, I agree with you. There is little difference in the reasons for the Nazi book burnings (done so publically) and the Social Media and News Media censorship of ideas they don’t like. What I will point out is that the book burnings by the Nazis didn’t work out too well for them.

    1. Tom Bushmaster

      Good point Dale. Yes, it didn’t work out well for the Nazis. Their goal to crush ideas that didn’t support their socialist state only made those ideas more well known. Read a little history in the links that Gen. Satterfield gave us and you will see for yourself. Thanks all …. if I don’t get a chance later, just want to say Merry Christmas to everyone.

      1. Dale Paul Fox

        😊 Thanks folks for commenting on my ideas. But, alas, others have said this before me. I’m just pointing them out for consumption by my colleagues here at and for Gen. Satterfield.

    2. Dennis Mathes

      Dale, you hit the proverbial nail on the head with your comment. Also, Lynn made some additional comments that should be also considered part of our argument in drawing the parallels here.

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