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Donald Trump’s Pledge of Allegiance to 1933 Germany

| March 8, 2016

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More than a passing resemblance to 1933. (John Pemble)

By Chris Goodfellow

Although I said six months ago, long before most pundits, that the rise of Trump had certain parallels with Hitler, the icing on the cake for me was last week at a University of Central Florida rally when he asked everyone to raise their right hand and take a pledge of support and allegiance to HIM.


And a lot of people raised their right arm and did it. Now think about that for a moment.

Pledge of allegiance to Trump. Not to the Republic but personally to Trump. The cult of Trump.

Dear God. People, read your history!

This is exactly how the ball started rolling in Nazi Germany. The cult of Hitler. He tapped into German anger and rode the wave telling them how he would make Germany great again and how he would deal with the gypsies and Jews and anyone who wasn’t pure Aryan. He attracted masses of hitherto responsible German professionals, middle and working classes, to his brand of nationalism, promising a great Third Reich. He held huge rallies extolling the old German Greatness. A Reich of a thousand years. And the people bought it. It was a short run from 1933 to 1945, which resulted in great hardship to the German people who were beguiled into following the pied piper of promises.

Hitler soon attracted bullies and brutes to his camp. Not just strutting peacocks like Goebbels, Goering, Heydrich and Himmler drunk on power, but nameless brown-shirted vigilantes let loose on German streets to brutalize and terrorize. You can already see the brown shirts at Trump’s rallies roughing up dissenters, egged on by the Master himself to “throw them out.”

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Chris Goodfellow.

Civil discourse is fast disappearing in America. The presidential debates devolved into a shouting match over penises and ego. Is this the American leadership you want? Should a man running for the highest office in the land rise to the bait of an opponent over the size of his hands? This is not presidential politics. It is the most base and yes, lewd discourse I have ever witnessed on such a stage. But what can we expect from a man whose mind is stuck at that level, whose vulgarity comes through in spades with demeaning comments about women even as he still considers it all a joke?

The appeal of Trump is that he will get things done and set things straight. But listen to his words: Suspend the rule of law. Use torture on the terrorists.  Fight dirty because they fight dirty. Well, it won’t be long before his personal gestapo will be using torture at home with anyone who disagrees with Herr Trump if history is any guide.

America is great because it adheres to the rule of law. It has rules of engagement. And for Trump even to suggest that he would order the military to carry out what would be essentially war crimes, you are witnessing firsthand the assertions of a dangerous megalomaniac. But to be clear, no one man with an oversize ego can solve America’s problems. It is going to take a skillful leader who can build consensus and not alienate huge numbers of citizens, not to mention our friends around the world.

Asking supporters to raise their right arms and pledge allegiance to himself embodies Trump’s megalomania perfectly. Thinking only you can make America great is the height of arrogance gone wild. I am the best and greatest you trumpet. Upon close examination, Trump made some money mostly through questionable business practices, reneging on debt, and through sleight of hand, lending his name to projects without really standing behind the deals. That’s been his art of the deal. Screw everybody in the way.

But Donald, you are no Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. In my eyes you are a bully, an opportunist of the first order, entirely inappropriate for the presidency, not to mention any other public office. Your hateful views disqualify you. To even suggest building a wall when it took fifty years to get the Berlin Wall down—that symbol of division between the free and imprisoned—is an insult to all of us who worked to get that wall down. The world does not need more walls. It needs more sane leadership that seeks solutions, not through endless, wasteful war and bellicosity, but by more thoughtful sharing and uplifting of all.

A man who can neither temper his tongue nor refrain from insulting a vast swath of minority Americans has no place in the Oval Office. A man who speaks of torturing his enemies will neither succeed in vanquishing them nor eradicating the root cause. A man so vain and lacking in humility has no place in the highest public office in America today.

He may have a place running his aesthetically deplorable hotels and casinos, and making his kind of money. But the governance of America belongs to greater men.

Thank you to the current and former Presidents of Mexico for expressing their views. I wish more world leaders would speak out. I suspect many leaders of our allies are worried today but fearful and reluctant to speak their minds. But it’s up to us. I hope the country comes to its senses before this goes too far.

Chris Goodfellow is a resident of the Hammock.

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43 Responses for “Donald Trump’s Pledge of Allegiance to 1933 Germany”

  1. Merrill Shapiro says:

    This is an important read for everyone…but I should think that 1929-30 are far better analogs. By 1933 allegiance to Hitler and the Nazis was well established and he was named Chancelor on January 30th. In 1929 there were still lots of people who said “This guy Hitler is a nut who will disappear under the weight of his own illusions. Therefore, we need do nothing about him…he’ll soon be gone!”

    But he didn’t disappear and evil triumphed. We can say “Donald Trump will disappear” as well, but not without our focus and involvement. We cannot be silent in the wake of this menace and this guy needs to be stopped, even if Democrats would rather run against him than run against Cruz, Rubio or Kasich

  2. Lin says:

    Right, Goodfellow, Trump’s adult language and asking for pledges to vote for him equals the behavior of Hitler who killed millions of people.
    Lots of words to span that leap.

    I don’t care what the present or former president of Mexico or other countries think of the candidates or even what the Pope thinks, or the people who signed a petition in Britain to not allow Trump in their country.
    I don’t care what the elites of both parties think including Mitt Romney or even what the elite media think.

    It is one person, one vote or should be.

  3. Linda Sparda says:

    Well this is changing my pinion.

  4. PCer says:

    Well said. Thank you.

  5. rst says:

    The American people are sick and tired of the “establishment” politicians and their empty promises. The comparison to Hitler is absurd and bordering on insane. Here’s what the middle class voter is thinking: give an outsider a chance; it can’t get any worse. And to all the people that are going to predict another holocaust, the world is a much different place than it was in the 30s and 40s. Give the man a chance.

  6. Fredrick says:

    Every time I read one of these articles bashing trump I see that another liberal just does not get it. The American people’s support for a lunatic like Trump is because we are tired of the same old crap from ALL politicians both left and right. The unending political correctness and inability do do what needs to be done. To do the things that are right. Always having to be “fair” to everyone. You know what, life is not fair. It can really suck. When it does, it is right and fair to give a helping hand, not an unending hand out. It is your responsibility to raise your self up and get over the hump the best you can. You have to take responsibility for yourself.

    And in regards to the comment “The presidential debates devolved into a shouting match over penises and ego.” Clearly, HRC has the larger penis on the Democratic side.

  7. James says:

    Make your points but please don’t ever use the “presidents” of Mexico as a bullet point. They have all watched as the cartel has raped their country of good fortunes. Everything Asia does for us, Mexico could do for us if it wasn’t so corrupt. Never reference Mexican politicians when you are arguing your case. Not a credible reference.

  8. Its about time says:

    I Pledge allegiance to the FLAG
    Of the United States of America
    And to the REPUBLIC for which it stands
    One Nation under GOD
    With LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL !

    Now was that so hard to say ?

  9. Brad W says:

    This is a good point. A few other points about this:

    1. The Nazi Party was a political party in Germany. It was much more than just Hitler. It rose to power through the political process and it took several years. Many mistakenly think the the Nazi’s and Hitler rose to power through the use of force, but that is not true.

    2. The Nazi Party was considered “conservative”. Many of their themes are eerily similar to the “conservative” movement we see here today. It was definitely either you were in or you were out mentality as well.

    3. I am glad you brought up the Brown Shirts and have noticed that as well. That group was extremely dangerous in the early days of the Third Reich and were later disbanded, but operated similar to what we are seeing at these rallies.

    This climate is extremely concerning and I could not agree more to the many similarities to Germany in the 30’s.

  10. SAY NO TO TRUMP says:

    So true and well said. THANK YOU!!!

  11. katie semore says:

    Trump needs to go back to his apartment in Trump Towers and rethink his run for the presidency. He would be horrible for this country. He wouldn’t know where to start and would make a yuuge mess of what is already a small mess. People in Florida will show just how stupid they are if they vote this miserable excuse for a wannabe president the winner of the primary. Come on Florida, show that you aren’t the stupid people the rest of the country think you are.

  12. Kevin says:

    This piece is over- the-top hyperbole. Mr.Trump has never before run for office and because he enthusiastically asks his audience to pledge their vote to him at a campaign rally does not provide any comparison to the evil of Facism. Give me a break! The concerted attempt to defame this successful man should be viewed for what it is…the insider lobbyists frustration that they can’t own this candidate. He speaks the truth on many subjects although his words may not be as polished as some other seasoned politicians, he is what this campaign needs…a breath of fresh air.

  13. Pogo says:

    “…Ernst Janning: Judge Haywood… the reason I asked you to come: Those people, those millions of people… I never knew it would come to that. You *must* believe it, *You must* believe it!

    Judge Dan Haywood: Herr Janning, it “came to that” the *first time* you sentenced a man to death you *knew* to be innocent.”

    – Judgment at Nuremberg

  14. Linda Sparda says:

    Well, this about raps up my decision on who to vote for and it won’t be Trump.

  15. Sherry Epley says:

    Excellent article!

    While to comparisons to Nazi Germany may turn some people off, it’s clear that Trump AND Cruz are incredibly dangerous, fanatical fascists of the first order. They both see themselves as brutal dictators with the power to completely ignore our Democracy and the rule of law. . . as they pump up our military in order to rule the world. Remember, it was Cruz who shouted that he would “carpet bomb” to see if sand glowed. Trump recently bragged that our military leaders would do as he tells them instead of following the national and international laws.

    Trump’s thoughtless, often offensive, chest beating, “shoot from the hip” style is incredibly reckless, and his lack of ability in reasonable discourse would reek havoc on the elevated international stage. His bigoted rhetoric about Mexicans and Muslims has already alienated us with Mexico, and caused great concern with our important allies in Europe and the Middle East.

    Yes, of course, the massively powerful political machines . . . completely controlled by the LEGAL bribery created by the Citizens United decision. . . need to be changed. The voters are feeling angry and powerless. They are demanding to be heard. BUT, over reacting and choosing to vote for either of these completely horrific candidates would be an enormous mistake.

    No, I most certainly do not believe that Trump is in any way “innocently and naively” asking people to raise their right hands in a pledge to vote for him. . . not for the conservative Republican Party. . . for him, personally. This man absolutely knows exactly how to massively manipulate people! He wrote a book on the subject. And, millions of reasonable citizens are greatly concerned that Trump is doing just that. He is creating something akin to a “cult” of unthinking zombied followers.

    Voters, I implore you. . . be wary of the back lash. . . be very careful of what you are asking for. . . vote with your thoughtful intelligence, and not your anger and fear. This election and the following ones for Congress and our state governments are extremely critical.

    Let’s bring our country together through the power of a united humanity!

  16. Common Sense says:

    Is this really the best our country has to offer? A serial philanderer, bankrupt four times, with no experience in governing, who has so far offended women, Latinos, gays, blacks, jews, catholics, other members of his own party and has no specific plans to accomplish anything? Republicans accuse President Obama of being divisive but Trump has pandered to the racist fears of the uneducated and created more division than we have ever seen in this country.

    He has done the very opposite of what he says time and again, manufactures cheap goods overseas, used foreign workers and illegal immigrants in his hotels, Trump University is nothing but a scam…come on people, do you really think he is fit to be president?

  17. JimB says:

    This is the most asinine article I think I have ever seen Mr. Goodfellow write. His comparison of a simple political rally to Hitler’s regime is ludicrous. If he would like to see a fair and true comparison, he should research our present administration’s strategies.
    He mentions “Brown Shirts” which I will compare with our Homeland Security, TSA and the IRS.
    He is not in favor of a wall across our Southern border. I read this very morning how a TWICE deported ILLEGAL ALIEN was captured after killing five people. Had we had that wall Mr Goodfellow, families would not be grieving today. To compare the Berlin Wall to the wall we need to secure our country is liking comparing apples to oranges!
    Why can liberals not understand that our country is in jeopardy all in the name of political correctness! I don’t care how crude our president is as long as he has a strong mentality to get our country back on track. We’ve had crude presidents before, but by God when they spoke, other countries paid attention. I don’t care if we have to torture an enemy, better that than losing U.S. citizens which, subsequently, could be my family or yours!
    Quite frankly Mr Goodfellow, I don’t think you’ve ever served our country. I don’t think you’ve ever lost a friend to an evil enemy.
    I think the only thing you claim is helping tear down that Berlin Wall. Did you keep your hammer…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Im not on the trump band wagon BUT come on it was NOTHING like this liberal rag portrays. it was simply a pledge to go out and VOTE for him on primary day. Also the Nazi party has much more in common with our demacrats then Rs. they are both socialist partys who look to divide people by race,religion,sex,social status and every other way. demacrats are for MORE government less liberty.

    “Let’s do a pledge. Who likes me in this room?” Trump asked the crowd. “I’ve never done this before. Can I have a pledge? A swearing? Raise your right hand.”

    The Republican front-runner then had the audience repeat after him.

    “I do solemnly swear that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there are hurricanes or whatever, will vote on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for President.”

  19. Bc. says:

    Wow you guys are really running scared that trump will be the next potus. Sure the masses believe this crap that putting your hand up is a nazi salute just like the rest of this garbage article. I never intended to vote for trump but after articles like this and the stupid money wasting tv. Ads I will vote for him I am sure with all this garbage writing there are a lot of folks thinking the same thing. So keep on bashing trump all the way into the White House

  20. Scott says:

    Go Trump !!!!!!

  21. Scoobydoo says:

    Get over yourselves!! U want Bernie for what, more handouts, f!$@ that, you work u eat.. Havent decided to vote for trump or not but if he is in, no question, i cast my vote for Trump!!

  22. Sherry says:

    Here is a response from my dear friend Bernie in the UK:

    Don’t you wonder why those folks who responded “give an outsider a chance”? actually fully realise the implications behind letting a megalomaniac like this be responsible for influencing perhaps some of the most important decisions world wide? Do they have a single brain cell between them?

    Now we know how the German people were swept off their feet after their crippling defeat and reparations imposed after the First World war. Hitler, like Trump,was charismatic and appealed to people’s sense of fear and unfairness with their lot and once he had them hooked, they were reeled in and then became too scared to speak out against his atrocities for fear of reprisal, or ignored what was going on around them, what you don’t see you don’t know about, plead innocence even if by ignoring you are complicit in what happens.

    I pray that common sense prevails and scaremongering tactics ignored both in UK and USA

  23. YankeeExPat says:

    A word to the wise to our Local Goose Steppers

    50 Famous Quotes by Adolf Hitler

    “The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed.”
    “Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”
    “Keep a very firm grasp on reality, so you can strangle it at any time.”
    “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”
    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”
    “People may not always believe what you say, but they will believe what you do.”
    “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man. And no more than a hundred empty heads make one wise man will an heroic decision arise from a hundred cowards.”
    “God is not moved or impressed with our worship until our hearts are moved and impressed by Him.”
    “Never trust a person who isn’t having at least one crisis.”
    “Money glitters, beauty sparkles, and intelligence shines.”
    “Life is like a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”
    “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
    “There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word ‘council’ must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man.”
    “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
    “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
    “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
    “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.”
    “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
    “Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.”
    “The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes”
    “Strength lies not in defense but in attack.”
    “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”
    “Great liars are also great magicians.”
    “I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature”
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”
    “A single blow must destroy the enemy… without regard of losses… a gigantic all-destroying blow.”
    “Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.”
    “The day of individual happiness has passed”
    “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
    “To be a leader means to be able to move masses.”
    “Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”
    “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
    “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
    “Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.”
    “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.”
    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
    “The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”
    “The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
    “Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
    “If you r living on the edge, make sure you’re wearing your seat belt.”
    “It is not truth that matters, but victory”
    “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
    “The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .”
    “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
    “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise”
    “When u r in light, everything will follow u. But when u enter dark, even your own shadow will not follow u that is life”
    “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man.”
    “Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.”
    “Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.”

  24. alp says:

    Trump may have views like Hitler, but as a doppelganger of the late Senator Joe McCarthy, Cruz, isn’t any better, maybe worse.

  25. rocketman says:

    The mantra of the Democrats: Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

  26. Sherry says:

    WOW! Thanks YankeeExpat. . . those quotes are much too close to the perspective and rhetoric spewed by Trump and Cruz. I shudder just reading them.

    I can absolutely see Trump believing ” Success is the sole earthy judge of right and wrong” along with “By skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise”. Then there’s Cruz believing “Who says I am not under the special protection of God”.

    and soooo many,many more. . . Oh My God!

  27. David Boccabello says:

    As always, accusations taken out of context of what Trump has said and made into a lie about the man. Why the paper continues to publish this man’s lies without stating the actual words Trump said is wrong and evil. Communism and Socialism will continue to prosper and destroy our beloved Republic as long as the Chris Goodfellows are propped up and not called out. Chris, you are a liar and as evil a man as there is and an enemy to our great America and our children whom will suffer the consequenses of your poor decisions. Shame on you. Why aren’t your writing about Hillary or Sanders????? Cat got your tongue?????

  28. sick of failures says:

    Trump is the reason education should be free. While there seems to still be some public consensus that Hitler = NOT good and represents evil of such magnitude it should not be repeated…I pose this challenge to YOU: take a step back and ask yourselves, when was the last time you supported someone who you felt the need to defend from comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany???? Any person who believes they are well informed and capable of rational thinking should have taken pause and then seriously reconsidered whatever thought or words that followed, that somehow came out in the form of… pssssh, he’s not Hitler, and the idea that we would EVER torture, kill off, or segregate and then proceed to water board, carpet bomb, presume to dominate is just plain, not politically correct speak… nothing to be taken seriously, OK?! No way, no how?!!

    It does not get anymore irrational than this! The mere idea of defending your position against comparisons to such mind boggling depravity PROVES you are in dire need of a history lesson at the very least and if I had MY WAY (which I hate to tell ya, you may feel like this is all about you, despite your feelings about ME, I can doggedly reassure you, it is truly and completely all about ME. No need to thank me, you are welcome I allow you into MY world AND MY GOD blessed Country)….should receive an automatic lobotomy!!!!

    Oh yes! Is this the right time where I dare to point out… in the very immortal words of your great Spam artist… it’s all good, it is all simply great, good, innocent fun! That’s all, OK? He’s just having & providing a collective laugh, OK? That is unless the size of his hands or penis is of question… Why take the highest position of the free world seriously, OK? It really IS all just a JOKE and good ole fashioned FUN!

    For those who think life should not be fair… well, you don’t need to think it or vote for it or rationalize it. LIFE IS NOT FAIR. Go volunteer at a homeless shelter or food pantry (or here’s a thought, ask your pastor how you can make a difference while you are out converting the masses…a 2-fer!). Talk to those individuals, hear their stories. Hell, just look around as you drive. You can see life is indeed not fair. This is not something a first world country should shrug off & accept!

    How much uneaten food do you throw away? Could it feed at least 1 person 1 meal at some point? Even if you have only done this on occasion- again, just having good fun here- If each of us even kind of think we’ve done this at least once… that’s a hellava lot of wasted food, don’t you think? Why do you get to throw away even one meal with out regard? You are a spoiled, heartless, godless, selfish excuse for a patriot,… much less an American.

    I have a little secret to share… if you think there is some free handout line that is funded off the back of your food wasting, trash creating, atmosphere polluting, and general waste of space & oxygen selves, guess what….???? You TOO can take advantage of those programs. Simply sell your business or quit your job, forego your paychecks, give up your home and just like that you TOO can go sign up for all the free shit. If it is such a glamorous and easy lifestyle, never forget it is yours for the taking, as much as you despise the coloreds and baby makin mommas, it is not nearly as discriminatory and can be yours too, whenever you are ready to qualify for it.

    You see I understand and realize I am not an island unto myself. If I want to drive my car to the grocery store and buy food that I too can waste and throw away AND my ability to do so relies heavily on a lot of infrastructure and shared space, motor lanes, fuel stations, banks, that I share with the likes of you. Trust me, my detest for doing so is just a furious, if not more so. I really wish I would not get prosecuted for slashing the tires of those idiot liberals, living on the edge, giving the “outsider” a chance, who are just as boisterous in proving their foreword mindedness by defacing their cars and property with stickers and placards exclaiming… Make America Great AGAIN! TRUMp (lil p). I know OK, I should really be ashamed of this country, OK… it was after all blasphemy to feel anything less than patriotic and commitment to Country when Regan when was in office, but now… well, it is a core value to be disenfranchised! Sorry to say it, but I think being an American NOW is awesome. That’s why I waste my time living here, just like you.

    I love my career, don’t necessarily like the job when it sucks or is rough, but hell I do get a satisfaction money doesn’t buy out of it. I was educated in college that I was born into a highly dynamic and reliant society. The least I can do is find a way to give back. That is living the dream right, the American way…?

    Tell you what. Anytime you are ready for a group of stranger(s) to show up at your office, building, desk, job &/or otherwise assault your ability to earn money that also has all the intel and background (caveat here: according to their under-standing) to tell you to do your job better, work more efficiently, live your life, and THINK! Let me know. That is THE token wild card un-American liberal that makes me fear for me, you even those of you I really don’t like at all- and OUR Country.

  29. Lin says:

    That so many people can read the same post and think so opposite is only one of the reasons I read flaglerlive.

    I read all those quotes and thought Obama Obama Obama.

  30. Linda Sparda says:

    Well, hell why doesnt jim landon run fo
    for presidential election. Hes wanting $218,000 now a president makes $450,000. He wouldn’t get my vote.
    I was going to originally vote for trump but, i think they are all corupt so im going to pass all together on presidential election. However, i will votefor local officials for sure to try and straighten out different entities of palm coast.

  31. just me says:

    YankeeExPat says:

    March 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    A word to the wise to our Local Goose Steppers

    50 Famous Quotes by Adolf Hitler

    “The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed.”
    “Words build bridges into unexplored regions.”
    “Keep a very firm grasp on reality, so you can strangle it at any time.”
    “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.”
    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”
    “People may not always believe what you say, but they will believe what you do.”
    “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man. And no more than a hundred empty heads make one wise man will an heroic decision arise from a hundred cowards.”
    “God is not moved or impressed with our worship until our hearts are moved and impressed by Him.”
    “Never trust a person who isn’t having at least one crisis.”
    “Money glitters, beauty sparkles, and intelligence shines.”
    “Life is like a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.”
    “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
    “There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word ‘council’ must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man.”
    “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
    “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
    “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
    “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.”
    “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
    “Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.”
    “The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes”
    “Strength lies not in defense but in attack.”
    “I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”
    “Great liars are also great magicians.”
    “I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature”
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”
    “A single blow must destroy the enemy… without regard of losses… a gigantic all-destroying blow.”
    “Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.”
    “The day of individual happiness has passed”
    “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.”
    “To be a leader means to be able to move masses.”
    “Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.”
    “It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
    “The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.”
    “Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.”
    “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.”
    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”
    “The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”
    “The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”
    “Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
    “If you r living on the edge, make sure you’re wearing your seat belt.”
    “It is not truth that matters, but victory”
    “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
    “The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .”
    “Who says I am not under the special protection of God?”
    “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise”
    “When u r in light, everything will follow u. But when u enter dark, even your own shadow will not follow u that is life”
    “For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man.”
    “Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.”
    “Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.”

    BUT lets not forget Hitler was a SOCIALIST just like Bernie Hillary and the modern demacrat party!!!!

  32. W&K says:

    rst you are right.

  33. W&K says:

    Scoobydoo, Scott,very good, me and my all people vote for Trump

  34. Markingthedays says:

    @RST you spelled “uneducated voters” wrong

  35. Robert says:

    Chris Goodfellow you are a joke. To my knowledge Trump has yet to kill or ask others to kill anyone. Hitler had done this over 6 million times. The comparison to Hitler is reckless and shows your level of hate for the man.

  36. Jim s says:

    Lin….your observation is mine as well: two people can see the same thing and draw opposite conclusions. For my money, it’s the best argument for limited government. After all, nobody wants the other teams captain running the game.

  37. Sherry says:

    Hitler was a “Nationalist”. . . NOT a Socialist! This factual research from rational wiki:

    An entirely US-centric argument, spurred on by certain batty ideologues and infamous websites, claims that Adolf Hitler was not the far-right, anti-communist nationalist that everyone else remembers him to be, but rather an egalitarian socialist. Much like the Discovery Institute and their assault on the theory of evolution, this attempts to evoke the association fallacy on anyone who practices left-wing politics, and by that standard, anyone who slightly leans to the left is an adherent of fascism.

    The fact that we even need to write this should tell you something about these people, but why not take a hack at it? While the Nazis did oppose capitalism as an “international” ideology out to destroy the German nation, Hitler was not opposed to private enterprise within a national “sandbox.” Furthermore, in order to get to power, he allied with people whose economic views were much more pro-business, distancing himself from alte kaempfer like Gottfried Feder and bringing people such as Hjalmar Schacht into his circle.

    1. That the 96-member Social Democratic Party of Germany was Hitler’s main opposition in the Reichstag, and the only political party that attempted to halt the laws that established him as dictator and brought down the Weimar Republic. In fact, all of the ideological predecessors of today’s conservative and classically liberal parties voted unanimously for the law, while the SPD voted unanimously against despite the presence of SA ‘guards’ in the building.

    2. That the first political groups targeted during the Nazi ascendancy were pacifists, trade unionists, and communists.

    3. That the Strasserites, the only strand of Nazism that could be referred to as left-wing (ie. pro-working class in nature), were all killed off (with a handful of conservative dissidents) in what we all know as the Night of the Long Knives.

  38. Deborah Susswein says:

    The Florida Primary Election appropriately falls on the Ides of March. By the way, it’s also Buzzards Day.

    Buzzard: a kind of large bird that eats animals that are already dead; any of various usually large birds of prey (as the turkey vulture); a contemptible or rapacious person

    Common sense, compassion, integrity and reason have been preyed upon by violence incited by Trump and his Trumpettes, blaring their destructive messages of hate. Beware . . . beware the Ides of March. More violence, destruction and hate are waiting in the wings.

  39. Linda Sparda says:

    I honestly dont know what to tho
    Think anymore. I think im skipping the presidential election.

  40. Lin says:

    It is the Bernie, move-on.org, terrorist Bill Ayres anti-free speech agitators who showed up and disrupted Trump’s event and were successful in starting trouble.

    I haven’t seen any Republican equivalents at Bernie or Hillary events.

    Liberalprofessives have no right to that moral high ground they put themselves on.

  41. katie semore says:

    Scott says “Go Trump.” There is always one in every crowd.

  42. Sherry says:

    Ya know what. . . the right to “free speech” works both ways. Of course ALL candidates have a right to “peacefully” make their speeches. BUT, so do ALL people have a right to “peacefully” speak out against who ever is on stage. The right to”peaceful” protest is one of our fundamental liberties!

    The critical part of this is that ALL those involved need to be CIVILIZED, PEACEFUL and RESPECTFUL! Donald Trump has been setting an aggressive tone AGAINST the rights of ALL citizens to protest. He could and should set an example of how to be civil, instead of encouraging his followers to to ACT aggressively against anyone who opposes him. That is an extension of his bullying nature. Might does NOT ALWAYS make Right!

  43. Dave says:

    I really don’t care for any of our presidential candidates. Hillary and her lies, Cruz the angry, self-righteous right wing of the party and then you have Trump = clueless, egomaniac, narcissistic.
    For Cruz I’m waiting for him to present his economic initiatives in a reasoned and convincing manner to the American public. Trump on the other hand would rather double talk, there will be riots riots if he is not the nominee.

    Trump takes Florida March 15, 2016..Interesting take on where Floridians want to head.

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