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  •  Print This Out For Your Son (7+ / 0-)

     Short Guide To Nazi Propaganda Talking Points

    Things The Nazi Were Against:
       Trade unions
       Communists
       "Social justice"
       "Liberals"
       "The liberal press"
       "Socialism"
       "Socialists"
       "Democrats"
       "Social Democrats"
       "Civil Rights"
       Liberal "envy"
       Liberal class warfare ("class struggle")
       Empathy
       Homosexuals
       Pacifists
       Atheists
       Secularists
       Religious tolerance
       Mixed marriages
       Contraception
       Sex education
       Immigrants
       Multiculturalism
       Bilingual anything
       Universal education
       Art that does not glorify the state
       Darwin and teaching evolution
       Einstein and relativity
       Elementary teachers who don't teach nationalism
       University professors
       People who don't support the troops
       ...and of course Jews

    Things The Nazi Were For:
        Crushing unions (Enabling Act 1933)
        Promising church/state cooperation (Enabling Act announcement)
       State take-over of local government (Reich Local Government Law of 1935)
       Federal regulation of marriage and sex (Nuremberg Laws)
       Pre-emptive war
       State religion
       "Positive Christianity"
       Conspiracy theories
       Undermining voter's faith in elections and parliament
       Reducing history to broad populist themes of white victimization
       Claiming whites are the victims of racist liberals
       A "spiritual" movement that creates ruthless, unwavering violence
       Values education in the schools
       Censorship
       Reducing science education
       College students ratting out professors for lack of loyalty
       Torture
       Abstinence
       Early marriage
       High birth rate
       State control of the media, arts, and science
       Personality cults
       Making nationalism part of the school curriculum
       Worship of an idealized version of the past
       Rebellion against "weak" authority
       Blaming minorities and immigrants for everything
       Invoking destiny and being judged by history
       Pandering to Christians
       Claiming to do "God's will"

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 01:35:30 PM PST

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    •  They were kind of into (0+ / 0-)

      Group exercise and ersatz "Hindu" stuff, however.

      I do yoga, so I can joke.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:50:45 PM PST

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      •  Relentless Pandering To Rural Christians 1920-1934 (0+ / 0-)

        Hitler took power via the Enabling Act in 1933, a constitutional amendment passed with a Christian coalition based on Hitler's promiswe of cooperation of church and state.  He then dispatched an envoy to Rome to negotiate the notorious Concordance treaty with the Vatican.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:33:50 PM PST

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        •  taking this a bit too literally (0+ / 0-)

          of course HItler gained power via conservative churches, but the swastika was what?  Hitler was personally into the whole Bayreuth scene, which appropriated Eastern philosophy in support of the whole Nietzsche / Ubermensch / Siegfried thing.  (Wagner can be blamed for his supporters' anti-semitism, but not their idiocy.)

          Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

          by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:57:08 PM PST

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          •  Fascism Is Always Syncretist, As Is Christianity (0+ / 0-)

            Syncretism is a belief system that readily absorbs elements of other systems.  Fascism is always syncretist.  So is Christianity, which absorbed Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Germanic beliefs or symbols.

            There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

            by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:31:20 PM PST

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            •  I know what syncretism means, (0+ / 0-)

              But I think it's more of a practice than a concrete belief system.  Nobody sets out to be syncretism, especially not people who believe in divine revelations or racial purity,they just find it sells.  The soviets and Chinese communists each found much in their countries' tradition from which to draw.

              So, the nazis would have been all over yoga, then and now.  This fox dude's problem is he doesn't know to coopt things, while the mega churches offering yoga or Pilates classes surely do.

              Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

              by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:16:26 PM PST

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              •  The Newest Cult Recycles Old Material (0+ / 0-)

                I have several old diaries on Umberto Eco and Eric Hoffer and Karl Popper.  A cult or movement always need fresh revelations and mysteries, and the easiest way to get material is to steal it.  

                There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

                by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:34:53 PM PST

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    •  Fabulous list (0+ / 0-)

      Fear is the Mind Killer...

      by boophus on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:29:15 PM PST

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