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Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 9:55 AM
Why do we compare George W. to Hitler? Here is one of the many reasons...
On July 14, 1933 Germany began a campaign to revoke the citizenship of those considered "undesirable" by the government.
The people targeted were always a minority, and thus the relative alarm of the majority of the German people was minimized.
By revoking citizenship, Jews and other 'undesirables" became stateless individuals, without citizens' rights, "legally" held indefinitely without charge. And without citizenship, they had no papers (passports, etc.) with which to travel anywhere else.
In this capacity, they were ostracized without recourse to escape, and thus open to the endless scapegoating that followed.
The present-day American policy towards Muslims in this country, as well as anyone from the global south suspected of possible visa-violations is not the same, of course, but the similarities are striking and disturbing.
That someone in this country could be held in prison indefinitely without charge, based upon "secret" evidence points not to a democracy that holds inalienable rights in the highest regard, but to a society bent crooked with the fascist ideology of the secret police.
Here in this country, we must not be blinded by the alleged virtues of our past. Corruption of the mind and spirit within the ranks of those with the will to power can happen anywhere. We must be vigilant and ever mindful of the lessons implicit in our history.
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||Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 1:53 PM
|The German Branch of my family WERE all Jews.
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|IT'S ALIVE, IT'S ALIVE!
||Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 2:54 PM
|You are right Bush is Not Hitler
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|Best not to argue with SIMPLEton
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|How you gonna do that?
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|Arguing with a Dogmatist is pointless
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|Constitutional versus Arbitrary
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|Amy Goodman -> Treasonous Bitch
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|Bush = Traitor
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