At 05:10 AM 2/11/99 -0800, Mark wrote:
>Ian Goddard [Ian@Goddard.net] wrote:
>> I think the logical situation is that German
>> youth of the 1930s were not an inherently more
>> bad group of people than others,
>Go read 'Hitler's Willing Executioners' sometime; the author makes a fairly
>convincing case that there was no inherent difference between the killers
>and the rest of the German population, and that the population in general
>believed that the Jews must be killed, regardless of how hard a task that
>would be. It wasn't that there were just a few 'bad apples' in the German
>population, but that the entire country was crazy.
>I think assuming that other people in other places and other times thought
>the same way as us is a major fallacy of historical analysis.
IAN: The Germans were not born with any inherent predisposition to think in a unique way. A few more heavy GovtMedia propaganda campaigns on the War on Drugs and we could see what happened to Jews happen to drug users, or to militia groups, or to Waco Tx.
The FBI et al pulled of an entire mini-holocaust while the whole world was watching. The U.S. govt makes the Nazis look like armatures in their ability to control what people think. I was bought and sold on the govt line until I saw, "Waco: the Big Lie." The power of a Big Lie to control any population to lead it to do wrong is immediately present.