Braced for the next Holocaust

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This is true

This is how it happens, slowly, with someone in the leadership "knowing" that they are right, that they have the answers and that they should be trusted because they are for the country and patriotic.

Blue

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Posted by Ole Blue (not verified) on 27 January 2005 - 9:11am
How it begins, yes, but when to leave?

I see the signs too. Although I don't have relatives in your parent's category, I suppose --because my grandfather was a German infantryman-- I have always been burdened by the guilt of those days, and so have struggled to understand what happened, how and why.

I've lived in Germany, England and America. What I saw, is that Americans have more in common as a culture with Germans than with Englishmen. Although the language is different, Germans think, speak, gesture and view the world more like Americans than Americans resemble the English.

What I wonder about are those that fled. What was the clue, or what was the feature of their personalities or fortunes that enabled them to forsee the risks, and leave before the borders closed? Some of those that stayed, stayed because they felt they had no option. Perhaps they thought to protect elderly parents, or that they couldn't afford to start over in another country.

I suppose that means that some of those that left, left because they really did have an option: friends and relatives that offered help, skills, money. But it seems that some of them must have left because they felt they had no option. They saw something, or felt something that tipped them off in time -- and they were compelled to leave. I wonder about them because I think we need to start asking ourselves where we're at on the timeline.

For myself, I'd stay and fight the Nazis who wave Old Glory ... but I'm not sure I have the moral right to make that choice for my 15 year old son. Because, if this is the beginning, then the next step is the draft -- and he's prime draftmeat.

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Posted by artoday (not verified) on 27 January 2005 - 3:55pm
Perhaps you don't need this--

Perhaps you don't need this--I think not--but I beg you, kidnap him if you must, but don't let him go.

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Posted by blue rebel (not verified) on 25 February 2005 - 8:14pm
There's still time to fight!

But we have to stand up and call it what it is - fascism. We have to say it loudly, clearly and in unison. We have to help other lefties get over the voice in their heads that says that is too extreme. We have to admit to ourselves that it IS that bad and it is going to get worse if we don't get our act together. They've gutted the Constitution, put right-wing ideologues in key positions and and are keeping ghost prisoners who may be imprisoned for life without access to courts. Some among them are now espousing the benefits of internment camps.

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 29 January 2005 - 3:59pm