I recently purchased a DVD titled 'The Third Reich'.
And I really want to revisit this time period.
They say history always repeats itself, and I'm interested in comparing Hitler's mindset, the people he blamed for Germany's issues, with how talk radio hosts or other political types, do so today.
For instance, contrary to what many talk show hosts say, Hitler was not a 'socialist'...He 'despised Communist and Jews'.
This is interesting in that todays 'right' is split.
You have the Israeli supporting right, like many talk show hosts, then you have the 'Jew hating right', as in white supremacist groups.
I've always found this divide in ideology to be an interesting one.
In that mainstream political 'right' sound like Hitler in many ways, until they get to 'Israel' which they love...like Glenn Beck, or Hannity, yet true white supremacist have an open disdain for all things Israeli or Jewish.
It's like one part of the right is rooted in biblical foundation, but the supremacist part is rooted more in the occult.
Anyways as I watch this movie or documentary, I'll share interesting parallels between then and now, movements from then, and movements from now. Anyways as I watch this movie or documentary, I'll share interesting parallels between then and now, movements from then, and movements from now.
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I can't fault Hitler for wanting what he thought was best for his nation or people. But I can fault him for feeling like he had to destroy or concur others to achieve that.
And also as I watch movie, want to examine which political party of 2014 Hitler would feel more at home in, which views would he gravitate more towards, those of the left or right, Dem or Rep or neither or a bit of each?
One thing, according to this documentary, that Hitler had a constant fear of was 'Communism'...so on that issue, that would definitely align him with Rush Limbaugh, and other talk radio type 'right wingers'.
Also he rose up, his words resignated with others during an economic slump, which I notice many talk radio hosts love to convince their listeners we're in.
And he loudly proclaimed 'Patriotism' as a way of uniting his nation or those disillusioned.
But, like President Obama, believe it or not, Hitler was 'stateless' for a while, after renouncing his Austrian citizenship.
Hitler was not German..many aren't aware of this fact, he was Austrian, and had to apply for German citizenship.
(although Obama has never claimed any other country as his own, that's just something that his opponents held over his head with the whole birth certificate fiasco).
(just trying to be fair to both sides here with similarities he has with both parties)(or both ideologies)
To be continued...this documentary is very interesting and parallels a lot of what's going on in todays society with some using economy as catalyst to stir and arouse others.
Much more to follow.
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I doubt anyone has ever suggested that before, or observed it, but I have, on this obscure blog post.
But because I'm not famous, It won't go no where...but had some athlete said it, or actor, ect, it would make headline news.
But it's true, the more one studies the character attributes of Hitler, how he ran his Reich, one begins to realize (at least an honest person) how there is a Hitler in all of us.
The only difference really is most of us don't have ultimate power like he did, but if we did, some of us, who's to say we wouldn't be 10 times worse?
Just observe how self centered and ego centric many become when put in charge of just a few, like managers, or coaches, or directors, co-worker, or even some in the military, observe how they change radically when given just a little bit of rank.
Hitler could be, was, any of us, gone amuck, given unchecked power...male or female, black or white, Jew or Muslim, gay or straight..it don't matter, Hitler was human nature unchecked.
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