posted on Oct, 28 2003 @ 02:55 PM
What you're TOTALLY overlooking is German national feeling at the time. The country had had it's face well and truly pushed into the mud and made to
eat dirt following the Versailles treaty. This once proud nation was left defeated, utterly humbled, weak, with no sense of pride, and a total lack of
self-confidence. It was a nation humilitated.
Put simply, Hitler came along and gave a fallen nation new hope to rise again, and the chance to regain the status and pride they had before. That's
why so many people bought into his ideology. He was going to rebuild a broken country, bigger and better than before, and spit in the eye of the
'oppressor' at the same time. He was going to give the people back their self-esteem, their pride in being Germans. It was virtually a form of
extreme-patriotism, and the people ate it up.
I don't see that situation in the modern USA.