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  •  DOMA Is Eerily Similar To Nazi Nuremberg Laws (0+ / 0-)

    The Nazis actually passed very few laws (the Enabling Act was a constitutional amendment I believe), except for the Nuremberg Laws outlawing sex and marriage between Christians and Jews.

    The Nazis could not have taken power without mobilizing a coalition of Christian groups, including the viciously antisemitic rural Christian parties.  They did this by tapping a strong rural Christian movement that was demanding federal regulation of sex and marriage.

    In the mid-19th century, the fiercely anti-Semitic völkisch movement appeared in Germany. One of the major demands of the various völkisch groups had been the disemancipation of German Jews and banning sexual relations between those considered to be of the “Semitic race” and those considered to be of the “Aryan race”. In 1881, a petition presented to the German government by the völkisch groups demanding Jewish disemancipation and the banning of marriage and sexual intercourse between “Aryans” and “Jews” had collected over a million signatures.
    Wilhelm Reich (The Mass Psychology of Fascism) said that Fascism is way to convince the masses to give up their civil rights in order to save the country from sexual anarchy, and in Germany's case the threat was sex  or intermarriage between Christians and Jews.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:26:28 PM PDT

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