What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
I’ve run across some interesting quotes by Adolf Hitler recently, and thought I would post them here. It’s scary hearing (err.. reading) these come from his mouth and looking at how they mirror our situation today…
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
One word: apathy.
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
Hey, Iraq! You need democracy, like us!
The broad mass of the nation … will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.
:::cough::: 9/11 :::cough:::
How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started — that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.
Moral breakdown? Sounds like moral relativism…
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Ah, the wonders of terrorism.
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith . . . we need believing people.
Please note that I’m definitely not a fan of Hitler, nor do I cite these quotes to show what an intelligent or thoughtful man he was. I just think they are interesting, given his position and set of actions, and how they parallel what we are going through in our day.