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"Around the world, many people approached 1933 with bright hope. New U.S. President Roosevelt promised an end to economic suffering and Germans pinned their hopes on rising politico, Adolf Hitler. However, the mutation of dream into reality did not always meet the citizenry's expectations. The newly empowered Nazi regime expressed its ideals by consolidating authoritarian control over Germany, banning books and imposing martial law, to the chagrin of peaceful nations."
"In Germany, Hitler finally succeeded in being named Chancellor, and active prosecution of liberals and Jews began."
"It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis is a political novel focusing around a folksy, self-conscious plain spoken Southern politician named Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip rises to power during a period of profound unrest in America, appealing to the "common man" of the American voters. At this time (in a very pre-World War II setting) the United States is facing a slew of its worst existential crises to date, and the American people, once sunny, confident, and striving, are now scared, angry, and disillusioned. Buzz Windrip appears to be a regular guy, personable, easy to get along with, and reasonable. He claimed to want America to be whatever one wanted, the land of the free and the brave, better than all others. Guided by his secretary Lee Sarason, he cozies up to the electorate by stoking their disdain for fancy ideas and encouraging them to follow their hearts, not their minds. When Windrip is elected, all hell breaks loose. The dissent is crushed, the Bill of Rights is gutted as he stacks the Supreme Court, blame is placed on foreigners and war is declared (on Mexico), and "rehabilitation" (labor) camps are established to help shore up Windrip's vaunted "New Freedom," which toted the beauty of American freedom and branded anyone who disagreed or even questioned the President, as anti-freedom and anti-America while quietly killing freedom. Article Source: EzineArticles.com...
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
reply to post by darkbake
I'm pretty sure with all the complaints about the African American Community (Ala Trayvon Martin Fiasco) I'm pretty sure we are seeing many potential scapegoat should a New Nazi Regime arise.=