I watched the Military channel (American Heros Channel) yesterday which has nonstop shows on Nazism, much of which I already know. But today they had two shows of EXACTLY HOW Hitler got into power. Part thru violence and the threat of violence thru the SA, but the other extremely sophisticated use of media for the time. Parades, propaganda films and huge rallies. Making Hitler into an avatar Messianic figure that would save Germany and German Pride. Hitler and Goebbels were MASTERS at media, propaganda, shrewd politics and oratory, as well as having Hitler depicted in the highest level of stage presence, lighting, props, music, ect.
They told lie after lie, or "retelling" of history, just enough truth to be believable, such as the Americans gave Germany the loans to rebuild and create prosperity, but should something happen, the Americans would call the loans in...THAT was when the stock market fell and American lenders DID call the loans in and Germany went broke and many lost their jobs. Between courting angry ordinary Germans, he also courted the industrialists...and he blamed the rich Jewish bankers for impoverishing Germany.
Guess who else is a master at media, trained expertly for it, and tells big and little lies, has huge rallies, with violence against protestors and those ready to fight for him, a master at propaganda, and courts the industrialists????
History repeating itself indeed. This frightened me more than any other Nazi shows or movies Ive watched, I seen so many...from.so many angles...but watching EXACTLY how he got into power, both legitimately AND illegitimately and the calculating way he has his closest associates did it, telling lies much of the way there, and manipulating the media so precisely, really brought home how it is all happening again!!
THOSE WHO DONT STUDY HISTORY ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT!!!
EVERY TRUMP SUPPORTER SHOULD BE MADE TO WATCH THOSE SHOWS!!!CUZ THE OUTCOME WONT BE PRETTY!!!
But unfortunately some will "get off" on them and and will say "Hitler was right". Course Hitler threw around how Germany is a Christian Nation too WHILE NEVER BELIEVING IN THE RELIGIOUS STUFF...anything to get into power...just like Trump. And to demonize Jews. While Trump may not demonize Jews, he demonizes Mexicans and other religions. And as a Lesbian married to my partner and ethnically Jewish..I AM VERY VERY AFRAID IF HE SHOULD GET ELECTED.
People can say Trump has all kinds of psychological problems and is arrogant bullying and immature. But what do you think Hitler was? A megolomaniac like Trump who was psychopathic and once in killed off or had killed off almost IMMEDIATELY his rivals!!!