Wednesday, November 09, 2016
The Nonsense Of The America As Nazi Germany Argument
The comparison of the US with the triumph of Donald Trump with early-1930s Germany is common and nonsensical. The US is, despite decades of growing government intervention in more and more aspects of life, the most counter-totalitarian power in history, where 1930s Germany was an inherently dictatorial culture (not only militarily but in the state's insistence on compulsory and universal welfare) ripe to relaunch aggression - and notably aggravated by the bloodthirsty cultural tyranny of the Left led by the likes of Soviet sycophant playwright Bertolt Brecht and satirist Kurt Tucholsky during the futile Weimer Republic period. Some other historical perspective is offered.