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  •  It Can Happen Here (5+ / 0-)

    If you don't think that Americans could do that to, say, Muslims as part of a global conquest, you haven't paid enough attention to a large minority of your neighbors. Or to the almost as large minority who don't care about any atrocity the US commits if it doesn't harm them, especially if they don't have to hear about it, and most especially if it seems to benefit them somehow.

    And from Muslim to Jew is only a half-step.

    And just as in any fascism, steps to others along the way are ever easier to take.

    Next time someone tries to invoke "Godwin's Law" as if legitimate comparisons to Nazis are taboo, remember that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 09:48:36 PM PST

    •  And that given how bad what they did was, (0+ / 0-)

      there are a great number of lesser evils that can grow out of the same types of legal, social, and/or religious groundwork that are only rightly 'lesser' by comparison.

      It's easier to prevent the groundwork by reminding someone or even a whole society 'much that is bad can come of this policy in the hands of good men, and horrors in the hands of bad ones' than it is to stop the horrors once they've started.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:33:56 AM PST

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