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    The main difference, is that the Germans were on the brink of starvation.  The Treaty of Versailles and post-WWI politics DESTROYED Germany as they knew it would.  Their name for the treaty was "The Diktat" and not only did they physically leave the negotiation summit in protest, the Chancellor of Germany resigned from public office rather then put his name to it.  Even after that, the Germans tried to figure out a way to defend Germany militarily so they could refuse it.  

    The fact was though that Germany did not have enough force to defend their own nation and were thus forced to sign their own death sentence.  

    This shame and effrontery was what Hitler fed on. The depression and destitution of most Germans fueled it.  They really were starving.  They really could see their own country be destroyed.  

    Beck and the Hate Crowd try to replicate this but America is not starving and we're not being destroyed.  Its hard to truly convince your audience that the end is near and that starvation is imminent when they are listening to your show while ordering off the $1.00 menu in the drive-thru lane of the McDonalds located less than 10 minutes from their house.

    So what you get is the fringe and the hateful.  The ones that want to believe all this stuff and would do so regardless of how much (or how little) evidence and rationale Beck offered in support of his hate.  

    The rationalization and justification are just the window dressings; the hatred is the true common value.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:01:56 AM PDT

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