This article compares Hitlers rise to dictatorial power in 1930s Germany and the Bush administrations rise to dictatorial power in America today, focusing on the role religion and patriotism played in both. It is based largely on the psychological study of Hitler commissioned by the United States government during WWII and published in 1972 as a book titled The Mind of Adolph Hitler by Walter C. Langer.
Monday, November 14, 2005(1 comments)
Once Upon a Time in America
Once upon a time in America there were honorable Republican Leaders; A Salute to General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower
America's Hitler: Part V
Bush's hubris and sense of personal, imperial entitlement. Bush, like Hitler, believed he was chosen by God to lead his country. Why then have things gone so badly for him? Why then has virtually every decision he has made been the worst one possible?
Americas gods: Money, Materialism, and Militarism,
In America our motto is In God we trust, but what do our self-professed Christian leaders and most Americans really trust to keep us safe? Is it God, or is it the superiority of our weapons in both their number and in their power? Is it God, or is it our ability and eagerness to make war, our unequalled capacity to kill and destroy?
America's Hitler, Part Two
This article attempts to explain how feelings of fear and powerlessness contribute to a more easily manipulated citizenry. It continues to compare how both Hitler and Bush used religion and patriotism to manipulate the people and accomplish their goals. It touches upon the media's complicity in enabling both leaders to do what they did.
America's Hitler: Part IV
Hitler, perhaps because he had been a poor student, mistrusted the intellect and despised intellectuals. Instead of seeking the approval of intellectuals, he crafted his message to appeal to the people's emotions and instincts.
Part Four of a five part series on "America's Hitler."
Friday, May 12, 2006(2 comments)
America's Hitler: Part III
Hitler's seemingly miraculous successes in restoring the post WWI German economy resurrected the people's feelings of pride in their nation. His resultant nearly godlike status enabled him to misuse the people's feelings of patriotism and nationalism to embark upon an expansionist, imperialistic path.
Other People's Kids
All those who accepted without question the words and claims of this administration in the run-up to war with Iraq, especially the media whose function is to examine what those in power say and to hold them accountable, must share the guilt for the deaths of "other people's kids."
A Coward Cast in Bronze
According to the Washington Post, a bronze bust of young lieutenant G.W. Bush was unveiled Thursday, Feb. 9th at National Guard Headquarters. He is, the article said, probably its most famous alumnus.
Perhaps it should have said the most infamous.
Smarter Than We Are
Willfully delusional Americans may believe America still maintains the same values and goals it did fifty years ago, but as was demonstrated by the reaction of the people of Latin America to President Bush's visit last week, the people of the world know better. And, for good reason!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Thank You, New Mexico Demcrats!
At their state convention last weekend, New Mexico Democrats added an amendment to their party platform calling for the impeachnent of President Bush.