Shocking Parallels Between The US Patriot Act & the Nazi Enabling Act
….”Consider the following two statements, and see if you can identify the authors.
Statement Number One: “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”….
…Statement Number Two: “To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve.”…
…The first statement is a quote from Hitler’s right hand man, Hermann Goering, explaining at his war crimes trial how easily he and his fellow Nazis hijacked Germany’s democratic government. The second statement is a quote from Bush’s right hand man, John Ashcroft, defending the Patriot Act and explaining why dissent will no longer be tolerated in the age of terrorism. If that doesn’t send chills down your spine, nothing will….
….And what, pray tell, are we fighting for? Well, according to the White House, we’re fighting for freedom. Yet freedom is exactly what the White House is demanding that we now SURRENDER in the name of fighting terrorism.“….
Many who think that this post is an over reaction need only check history. Time and time again it has been shown that governments and corruption are synonymous. This especially includes our democratic(?) ones. Democracies can only work when the people put their trust into authority. The more democratic the society becomes the more likely it will be abused by governments/authority as it becomes progressively easier to betray citizen trust….It will come as a surprise to most that Hitler’s Germany and Stalinist Russia started from one of the most democratic governments of all before their day!
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