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America's Hitler: Part III

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Part 3 How Hitler Manipulated Feelings of Patriotism and Nationalism to Solidify his Dominance.

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.

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"Part One "

"Part Two "

As Hitler 's popularity and power grew, fueled largely by his early successes in restoring the post WWI economy, he carefully fanned the resentment of the people over their post World War I humiliations and economic plight.

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.

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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.

Because they are kept in ignorance of America 's true history, or conveniently forget that we wiped out millions of our own indigenous people, built an economy through the labor of forcibly imported black human beings whom we bought and sold, as well as the indentured servitude also often virtual slavery of countless others, not to mention the millions of people we have killed through the bombings of non-combatant countries since WWII, most Americans -- largely because we rescued the world from Hitler because he engaged in a war of aggression choose to see the United States as an almost totally benevolent entity, and especially in a time of war, that type of "benevolent intent " is also attributed to our leader.

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:

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"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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Bio: Lonna Gooden VanHorn was born and raised on a small farm in Minnesota. She is the mother of 6, a grandmother, and the wife of a Vietnam veteran.

Formerly a person who did not "get involved" in controversy, the constant lies and deceit of the Bush administration have motivated her to become a trouble maker in her old age.

Archives of some of her articles may be accessed "here" (more...)
 

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