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"people in #Germany at the time they were not all evil people; they were a people who believed in the #government, and that was the crucial mistake..the ideology is not the core trigger, is not the reason why people were behind those views; it's the #propaganda. It's not that ..
.. everyone was racist, it's not that everyone was evil; it's the fact that the government was so adamant about spreading those views that everyone just got behind them (without questioning them), and it's the same with #socialism that came afterwards [well, international
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.. #socialism (and in particular, the institution of #concentrationcamps) came BEFORE National Socialism, not only afterwards; to wit, institutionalized socialism (within modern history) started with Soviet Union, from 1922 onwards, 11 years before Hitler came to power.
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..(Cf. the 'Prius'-controversy sparked by #ErnstNolte.) .. I think, when people way 'never forget history' question the same sentence they are spewing themselves They have to realize that 'never forget history' means: never forget that the government can be incredibly dangerous..
, the larger it gets, even in today's society, even in the 21st century. We are not done with corrupt governments." Naomi Seibt, , 21m59s.

What Mrs. Seibt forgets (to mention) is that many people during the later #WeimarRepulbic could not AFFORD
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.. to live by noble ideas like #libertarianism (because of poverty, illness, ethnic tensions in the Eastern regions). I consider Mrs. Seibts reasoning to be formally-plausible though materially-incomplete and oversimplifying. The German people did not simply decide to try
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.. out #statism/#authoritarianism for the heck of it. There are said to have been roughly 6 million able-bodied men #unemployed when Hitler came to power. There allegedly was a #suicide-epidemic at the time. There were #EthnicTensions in Eastern Prussia and in the German
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.. parts of #Czechoslovakia. There was the infamous #hyperinflation of 1921 to 1924. There was rampant white-collar #crime, often with the involvement of the usual suspects. Also, wealth and technology was probably insufficient at the time to simply 'go libertarian' and fend
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..for yourself. Most significantly, there was large-scale #armament in the newly-founded #SovietUnion, making a #Bolshevik invasion of #Europe seem likely. (Protection against the Bolshevik-commanded army was one of the main selling-points of the #NS-regime.) While I, too,
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find libertarianism charming, I also agree with its critics that it is often a moot, utopian, wish, not a realistic plan to better the existing societal situation. As far as WW2 is concerned, #libertarians aspiring to interpret #German 20th-century #history from a libertarian
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.. point-of-view will have to speak to the threat from the Bolshevik Soviet Union. What, concretely, should the #German people have done with regard to the aggressive Bolshevik #agitation and #armament during the 1920s, had they adopted anti-etatist #libertarianism?
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.. I don't mean to ask a rhetorical question here; this is a serious question. In principle, one could imagine a defense-policy based on #libertarianism, e.g. some sort of well-organized― yet compartmentalized―Freikorps/#guerilla/partisan-system. (Cf. the #Gladio-structure.)
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..The above contention "Protection against the Bolshevik-commanded army was one of the main selling-points" is exemplified by many documents, e.g. the following #detail: Baumanns' (in)famous song 'Es zittern die morschen Knochen' speaks of the 'red war', the fear of which makes..
..the bones of the brittle world tremble (a fear which, Baumann says, the German youth-movement has beaten):
»Es zittern die morschen Knochen
Der Welt vor dem roten Krieg
Wir haben den Schrecken gebrochen
Für uns war's ein großer Sieg«
My prose-translation:
'The brittle bones
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.. of the world are trembling before THE RED WAR. We have broken the terror. For us, it was a big victory.' [emphasis by LG,I]
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