This series of articles relies heavily on a psychological study of Adolf Hitler commissioned by the United States government in 1942/1943, and released as a book titled "The Mind of Adolf Hitler" by Walter C. Langer in 1972. (L) indicates Langer's words, (H) indicates Hitler's words.
The Jews presented a convenient scapegoat, for all German miseries past and present. Hitler's impassioned diatribes fed not only the anger of the masses, but also their nationalistic ambitions.
He embarked on a messianic mission to restore Germany's greatness and expand her influence -- an influence he believed would ultimately benefit all who experienced it. He felt that "No one in German history was equipped as he to bring the Germans to the position of supremacy which all German statesmen have felt they deserved but were unable to achieve." (L. p.33.) His nearly godlike status due to what some considered his nearly miraculous successes in restoring the German economy convinced him he could do anything and the people would be behind him.
America was never as altruistically benevolent as many Americans would like to believe, but it is only under Bush that we are becoming a nation more hated than loved by the people of the rest of the world.
Bush frequently confided to friends that he believed God wanted him to become president. He was so convinced of this that when he did not win the 2000 election honestly, it did not cause him to lose any sleep that with the help of Daddy's friends, he managed to steal it. We know that at least one of Bush's generals, Jerry Boykin, believes that because Bush was not elected president, but became president anyway, that proves God meant for him to be president.
"Even his [Hitler's] refusal to permit ordinary scruples to get in his way is cited as a sign of his greatness." (L. p. 58.) "Hitler's ability to repudiate his own conscience in arriving at political decisions has eliminated the force that usually checks and complicates the forward going thoughts and resolutions of most socially responsible statesmen. He has, therefore, been able to take that course of action that appeals to him as most effective without pulling his punches." (L. p.74.)
I defy any reasonable person to assert that Bush would have become president had his brother not been governor of Florida at the time of the 2000 election. But insecure people like the fact that Bush does not waffle - something most thinking people like Kerry, when considering complex issues, do.
Again I quote former Republican Judge and Senator from Kentucky, Marlow Cook," who repudiated Bush's morals in an article for the Courier-Journal before the 2004 election:
"In 2000, to defeat Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "" a man who was shot down in Vietnam and imprisoned for over five years " They started the rumor that he was gay, saying he had spent too much time in the Hanoi Hilton. They said he was crazy. They said his wife was on drugs. Then, to top it off, they spread pictures of his adopted daughter, who was born in Bangladesh and thus dark skinned, to the sons and daughters of the Confederacy in rural South Carolina.
To show he was not just picking on Republicans, he went after Sen. Max Cleland from Georgia, a Democrat seeking re-election. Bush henchmen said he wasn't patriotic because Cleland did not agree 100 percent on how to handle homeland security. They published his picture along with Cuba's Castro, questioning Cleland's patriotism and commitment to America's security. Never mind that his Republican challenger was a Vietnam deferment case and Cleland, who had served in Vietnam, came home in a wheel chair having lost three limbs fighting for his country. Anyone who wants to win an election and control of the legislative body that badly has no moral character at all.
We know his father got him in the Texas Air National Guard so he would not have to go to Vietnam. The religious right can have him with those moral standards. We also have Vice President Dick Cheney, who deferred his way out of Vietnam because, as he says, he "had more important things to do""
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