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  •  "The Mass Psychology Of Fascism" & Nuremberg Laws (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, sfbob

    The average made to believe that he must choose between compulsive (legally enforced) sexual morality on the one hand and sexual anarchy on the other hand.
    -Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism
    I wasn't really looking for a historical precedent for the recent spate of referendums banning gay marriage, but this caught my eye:

    In the mid-19th century, the fiercely anti-Semitic völkisch movement appeared in Germany. One of the major demands of the various völkisch groups had been the disemancipation of German Jews and banning sexual relations between those considered to be of the “Semitic race” and those considered to be of the “Aryan race”. In 1881, a petition presented to the German government by the völkisch groups demanding Jewish disemancipation and the banning of marriage and sexual intercourse between “Aryans” and “Jews” had collected over a million signatures.
    As the Nazis tightened their grip on Germany, oppression of the Jews continued, leading to the enactment of Nurmeberg Laws. Like any sociopath, the Nazis claimed to be "saving" something. In this case, the German people were told they were being saved from all sorts of sexual corruption

    But of course in announcing the Nuremberg Laws Hitler had to claim there was a conspiracy (homosexual agenda anyone?) and that he was merely acting in self defense:

    ...Bitter complaints have come in from countless places citing the provocative behavior of Jews....a certain amount of [conspiratorial] planning was involved....[To prevent] vigorous defensive action by the [Aryan] people, we have no choice but to contain the problem through legislative measures. - Adolph Hitler
    And if you read the Nuremberg Laws, it's hard not to think "Christ on a cracker, it's DOMA!

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 04:00:32 PM PDT

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