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Is America going to a path similar to 1920s Germany?

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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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A little history lesson:

Before the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, Germany was in tatters due to them losing WW1 and being forced to pay war reparations to UK and France via the Treaty of Versailles.

In the streets of Berlin and other German cities, both Communists and Fascists commit violence against one another while moderates were powerless to do something.




German society was polarized between insiders and outsiders, or what German historian Hans-Ulrich Wehler describes as a “cartel of traditional power elites” vs “the onslaught of new forces,” comprising those frozen out of political and economic power. Proportional representation enabled extremist factions, notably the Nazi Party, to surge. Corporate and labor leaders, the landed aristocracy and other interest groups shortsightedly focused on their individual self-interests at the expense of the nation’s. Wealth and income inequality grew. Hyperinflation and the Great Depression devastated Germans’ lives, driving many to support political extremists. Church leaders were passive in the face of growing threats to German democracy and remained largely silent on the ugly racism that took hold in political discourse.


jameslbruno.blogspot.com...




Parliamentary democracy broke down. Germans could not practise the incomprehensible…. At the end of July [1932] came a general election accompanied by customary street-fighting between Nazis and Communists. A good many of them killed each other. Both extremes increased their votes…. [t]he Socialists and centre lost ground.


www.the-american-interest.com...

One of the reasons why Hitler came to power was because he told the people that he will end the violence in the streets.

Sadly it seems America is heading toward that direction.



The conditions in America are favorable for political violence to grow. Low public confidence in the Republic’s institutions. Widespread ownership of guns. Cheers from Left and Right for their thugs. Already strong right-wing gangs (“militia”), about which intel agencies warned in 2009. Years of apocalyptic warnings from Left and Right create the sense of imminent doom that motivates people to take to the street. Commies! Nazis! Gonna take your guns! Gonna put you in camps! These fears are powered by America’s growing economic and social stress, plus our loss of social cohesion. The tinder is there for a fire which will prove difficult to extinguish, or even control.


The polarization of America seemed to radicalize everyone left and right.

Both left and right wing were not only calling for acts of violence but actually committed violence.

We have antifa storm troopers committing violence against anyone who doesn't agree with them and while we have right wingers such as Milo Yiannopoulos who called for journalists to be shot.

Even Maxine Waters who once called out the CIA in 1998 and tried to do some good things in the past got caught up with this partisan infighting by threatening to harass Trump officials.

It makes me wonder how long will it takes before people will start thinking that the only way to end the polarization of America and restore order is by electing a dictator? It may be laughable but down the line in the next few decades or so if this continues, there's no telling how long will people stay faithful to the Republic.
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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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Maybe we are actually in the year 1859.

😲



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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I just looked out my window ... no one is fighting in the streets.

I'll let you know when that changes.


I did hear Maxine Waters shooed someone with a peace of paper, so maybe your right and it is getting dangerous out there.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: DanDanDat

Uh depends on where you live. Some California cities like Berkeley have to deal with antifa stormtroopers.

a reply to: Ahabstar

Maybe not now, but in the next few years or so, we'll probably see the beginning of conditions similar to 1920s Germany.




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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Maybe we are actually in the year 1859.

😲


Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Oh sorry I'm a bit dyslexic.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: DanDanDat

Uh depends on where you live. Some California cities like Berkeley have to deal with antifa stormtroopers.



Who in Berkeley has to deal with antifa ... that one conservative who forgot to leave 20 year ago?


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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:32 PM
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No not even close.

America is entering a golden age. There is no economic dispair. There is no legitimate reason for anyone to be upset.

The fact that so many leftists feel this way demonstrates mental illness, not reality.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:32 PM
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Your history lesson reads more like an opinion piece for the Onion...



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

And people like you are the reason history repeats itself.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.

Careful , at least one of us was alive in the 60s
Where was the violence ?
You have to think before you post.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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It kinda looks that way, but in a modern American kind of way.
Fascist vs fascist vs the National Guard.

Not really a civil war, more like a culling of the idiots, live on Fox News.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

If you had POSTED HISTORY , I wouldn't have called you on the carpet



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:45 PM
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I have to ask...

starwarsisreal
Conservative Leftist
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Registered: 6-9-2009
Location: Hollyweird
Mood: Disillusioned

Er...............no I don't...

Carry on ...But, no, no similarities.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: proximo

Annnnd this is why the US might become 1920s Germany. Delusional and biased to the bone.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.



Close though, Democrats are trying to bring back segregation after all.



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Ahabstar
Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.



Close though, Democrats are trying to bring back segregation after all.






They are ? Can you show us some evidence of this ?



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

MLK, RFK, JFK, Segregation related riots...Want me to do a year by year?



posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Ahabstar
Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.



Close though, Democrats are trying to bring back segregation after all.








They are ? Can you show us some evidence of this ?



Sure.

"Whites need not attend" graduation events.
"If you're a conservative we refuse to serve you".
"If you see anyone from that administration on the streets, at a gas station, gather a crowd and confront them". but why stop at the administration, those people she incites wont.

I could go through every day of every year all the way back to 2012 if you'd like.

ETA: And you don't need to hit enter a bazillion times before starting a line. I dunno if you realize how small the comment window is...
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posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: Ahabstar
Nope. Not even close. Not even mid 1960’s America turbulence levels to be honest.



Close though, Democrats are trying to bring back segregation after all.








They are ? Can you show us some evidence of this ?



Sure.

"Whites need not attend" graduation events.
"If you're a conservative we refuse to serve you".
"If you see anyone from that administration on the streets, at a gas station, gather a crowd and confront them". but why stop at the administration, those people she incites wont.

I could go through every day of every year all the way back to 2012 if you'd like.


Lets not forget about the college campuses that hold rallies on how not to be racist but BAN whites from attending.

Blacks only classes being held on campuses, etc etc etc.

But it wont matter, you can provide any amount of evidence to this poster they will just deny it, even if you linked direct articles.




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