Night of the Long Knives

The National Socialist party didn’t spring full-grown from the head of Zeus. The groundwork for the Night of the Long Knives was laid years before it happened.
There are a lot of parallels between the increasing curtailment of freedom in the US and the laws in post-WWI Germany. We have not yet been punished by the international community for our aggression the way Germany was after WWI. That action destroyed Germany’s economy and seriously damaged its national pride.
It remains to be seen whether measures will be taken against the United States, and whether how we will respond. It remains to be seen whether international censure will inspire the party to scapegoat somebody in order to save face.
It remains to be seen whether calls to
patriotism will become something ugly.
Didn’t someone say, “Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it?”
Oh, yes, there are parallels. We haven’t plumbed the depths yet.

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