In the past, I have been attacked for comparing the path this nation is on to that traveled by 1930’s Germany. I’ll probably be attacked by those same people for posting this piece, as well – BUT I DO NOT CARE! I am right, I know it, and – if you’ll stop to notice – the people who attack me never dispute my facts, all they do is complain because they do not like having their position associated with the NAZI stigma. SO, rather than explain where, how and why I am wrong in making my arguments, they attack me for “calling names.” I’m sorry that these people have been so ill-educated by the system they have been trained to protect, but stating fact is not “name calling.” What’s more, I no longer care about the protests of people who – because they have been intentionally ill-educated – do not know what they are talking about. Since I was four, I have been studying the history of WW II, and for the past twelve years, it has been my profession. I earn my living off my knowledge of this time period, and though it is on a minor level, I am still a nationally recognized authority on the time period – especially Germany. So, if you are one of those who object when I point out that we are traveling the same road Germany traveled in the 1930’s: either prove me wrong with historic FACT, or shut up and listen. You might actually learn something.
Have you seen this story?
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at taking handguns and assault rifles away from 20,000 Californians who acquired them legally but have since been disqualified from ownership because of a criminal conviction or serious mental illness.
The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor, allocates $24 million in surplus funds to hire dozens of additional special agents to tackle a backlog of 40,000 weapons in the hands of people not allowed to possess firearms.
“This bipartisan bill makes our communities safer by giving law enforcement the resources they need to get guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals,” said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor.
How about this one?
Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.
Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed.
Now, do you remember the post Texas wrote:
This is a real “flyer” disseminated to law enforcement agencies: currently hosted by the Federation of American Scientists.
You may be a “RIGHTWING EXTREMIST” (note: Rightwing extremist = TERRORIST) IF you believe:
an economic collapse is possible.
in the 2nd amendment and right to bear arms.
practice at the range with your shotgun or .22 lr
stockpiling arms, ammunition, food, etc.
don’t like the current President
against illegal immigration
believe there is a loss of jobs in America
believe foreclosures are continuing
reject the concept of federal authority over state and local authority
OK, here is how these three stories are connected:
1 – Germany did not change by revolution: it was fundamentally transformed, slowly, through Progressive steps toward dictatorship. Finally, after enough power had been obtained, a crisis was seized upon to slam the gates shut and take total control. If you can manage to get yourself out of the box you live in and look at our current government objectively, you will see that all they are waiting for is the right crisis.
2 – Germany didn’t disarm its people as much as it restricted who was allowed to own weapons, and they did so to prevent anyone they deemed politically dangerous to the Party from having the means to resist when they took over. They started by making a list of gun owners, then by continually restricting the people “allowed” to have weapons until that list eventually shrunk to those people believed most loyal to the Party. If you look at what our government is doing now from this perspective, you will see they are already doing this.
3 – You must not allow differences in the specific application(s) of a principle to convince you they represent different agendas. Look to the goal, not the technique being applied to achieve it. The goal is to disarm the population so it cannot resist the government. In Germany, it was based on political reliability. In the U.S. today, it is based on political reliability and mental stability. If you look, they are even being linked (i.e. vets with PTSD and TEA Party members = mentally unstable and potentially dangerous persons).
This is what these stories all have in place: they are establishing the story line that is going to be pushed as an excuse to take our weapons. What’s more, they have already tested the waters to see if we will actually resist. After Katrina, they succeeded in using the military to seize weapons. The owners never got them back. And the latest was in the unwarranted and un-Constitutional house-to-house searches in Boston. Did you see the picture of the person looking out the window at the police/military (?) searching that white, two-story house? Did you see the trooper in the HUMMV pointing his M-16 back at the person who took the picture? Do you know that this is reminiscent of the Germans who used to fear to look out their windows when the NAZI’s were collecting people: for fear of joining those being collected because looking represented a threat to the government?
These are the steps toward Fascist tyranny. Look at them and tell me what we are missing:
I’ll say this as plainly as I can:
IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE WE ARE TRAVELING THE SAME PATH AS 1930’s GERMANY, YOU ARE DENYING OBJECTIVE REALITY!