By Charles Robert Lindholm
Have you ever wondered how Authoritarian Dictators take over a free society? I have, especially with what is going on in America today and elections looming in the Trump – Biden contest!!
Is America in danger of losing its democracy to an Authoritarian that wants to become a Dictator? I wondered and stumbled across some information on how Hitler did it!! Please read this from “Facing History and Ourselves!!! Share it with friends!
Don’t let the Evil in history repeat itself in America!!
How did Hitler do it? How did he destroy the Weimar Republic and replace it with a totalitarian government – one that controls every part of a person’s life? Many people have pointed out that he did not destroy democracy all at once. Instead, he moved gradually, with one seemingly small compromise leading to another and yet another. By the time many were aware of the danger, they were isolated and alone.
This chapter details those steps. It also explores why few Germans protested the loss of their freedom and many even applauded the changes the Nazis brought to the nation. Historian Fritz Stern offers one answer. “The great appeal of National Socialism – and perhaps of every totalitarian dictatorship in this century – was the promise of absolute authority. Here was clarity, simplicity.” To achieve that clarity, the German people gave up “what for so long they had taken for granted: the formal rule of law, a free press, freedom of expression, and the elementary protection of habeas corpus.”2 *SEE CITE
Don’t let Authoritarian government come to America – VOTE FOR FREEDOM AND THE RULE OF LAW!!
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All Rights Reserved – 09-12-2020
*FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES – CHAPTER 4 THE NAZIS TAKE POWER – OVERVIEW