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January 08, 2021

Dennis Prager: I Now Understand 'the Good German,' the German Who Went Along with Naziism, Because I'm Seeing It In America

No, he doesn't mean Trump supporters. He means the snarling fascists who are not just eager to give up all rights to the Covid Police, but are Hitler's Willing Executioners regarding informing on their neighbors.

Sobering, he says.

Yes. But makes one want to drink.

One of the biggest revelations concerns a question that has always plagued me: How does one explain the "good German," the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime?

...

What has changed my thinking has been watching what is happening in America (and Canada and Australia and elsewhere, for that matter).

The ease with which tens of millions of Americans have accepted irrational, unconstitutional and unprecedented police state-type restrictions on their freedoms, including even the freedom to make a living, has been, to understate the case, sobering.

The same holds true for the acceptance by most Americans of the rampant censorship on Twitter and all other major social media platforms. Even physicians and other scientists are deprived of freedom of speech if, for example, they offer scientific support for hydroxychloroquine along with zinc to treat COVID-19 in the early stages. Board-certified physician Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, who has saved hundreds of COVID-19 patients from suffering and/or death, has been banned from Twitter for publicizing his lifesaving hydroxychloroquine and zinc protocol.

Half of America, the nonleft half, is afraid to speak their minds at virtually every university, movie studio and large corporation -- indeed, at virtually every place of work. Professors who say anything that offends the left fear being ostracized if they have tenure and being fired if they do not. People are socially ostracized, publicly shamed and/or fired for differing with Black Lives Matter, as America-hating and white-hating a group as has ever existed. And few Americans speak up. On the contrary, when BLM protestors demand that diners outside of restaurants raise their fists to show their support of BLM, nearly every diner does.

So, then, who are we to condemn the average German who faced the Gestapo if he didn't salute Hitler or the average Russian who faced the NKVD (the secret police and intelligence agency that preceded the KGB) if he didn't demonstrate sufficient enthusiasm for Stalin? Americans face the left’s cancel culture, but not left-wing secret police or reeducation camps. (At least not yet -- I have little doubt the left would send outspoken conservatives to reeducation camps if they could.)

I have come to understand the average German living under Nazism and the average Russian living under communism for another reason: the power of the media to brainwash.

Yes but... let's not let the Germans, or the "Americans," cheerleading fascism off the hook that easy.

They are making a choice. They affirmatively like fascism.

They scold the mob that rushed the Capitol, and demand shootings and sedition charges, and are so stupid and angry and vain they never suspect for one instant that They Are The Crazed, Lawless Mob.

A group of rowdies got drunk on anger and mob-empowerment and did some foolish things.

But now these "Good Americans," these suburban fascists convinced they're patriots, urge draconian punishments and even killing for anyone who disagrees with the almighty consensus.

And they're not making that decision with their blood up or drunk on mob energy.

They're choosing fascism from the comfort of their home.

Nothing's shaping or interfering with their judgement.

But they've got a fascism itch they've long wanted to scratch, and it's scratching time.



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