[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.
- Much of my article is from Wayne Allyn Root’s article, Is America Starting Down the Path of Nazi Germany? (townhall.com)