View Poll Results: Did the US adapt the methods, foreign policy and state power of NAZI Germany.

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  • Yes, clearly

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  • Yes, a lot of it

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  • Yes, somewhat

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  • Hmm, maybe

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  • Dont know, dont care

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  • Yes, its proving a good strategy

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  • Yes, I support it

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  • No, not really

    19 14.62%
  • No, not at all

    73 56.15%
  • Other(specify)..

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Thread: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

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    Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    I am talking about the US, especially since year 2000. I am talking about the methods of the Republican party.
    I am talking about things like justifications for going to war, the distortion and propaganda surrounding it. I am talking about the police state, and increased right of the government. I am talking about propaganda and brainwashing in general, I am talking about the agenda of the political class, I am talking about foreign policy.
    I am basically asking, did the US learn more FROM NAZI Germany, then BY(the bad example)..
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    No, I don't.

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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Sir... if Mike Godwin was dead, he'd be rolling in his grave.

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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Ha, interesting that you post this given the discussion in another thread.

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Keynesianism"]Military Keynesianism[/ame] is about the only similarity i can see (disregarding corporatist similarities seen in all developed nations).
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Ha, interesting that you post this given the discussion in another thread.

    Military Keynesianism is about the only similarity i can see (disregarding corporatist similarities seen in all developed nations).
    Interesting point is that the US defense budget has risen 100% the past decade. Even without the Iraq and Afghanistan warfare costs included.
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Other is easiest..
    Yes, I can detect similarities....people are people...
    I was not alive back then, I have of course done a little reading on this subject, as all of us have...except our Mr Zee......
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    No, I don't.
    But I love your avatar.

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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I am talking about the US, especially since year 2000. I am talking about the methods of the Republican party.
    I am talking about things like justifications for going to war, the distortion and propaganda surrounding it. I am talking about the police state, and increased right of the government. I am talking about propaganda and brainwashing in general, I am talking about the agenda of the political class, I am talking about foreign policy.
    I am basically asking, did the US learn more FROM NAZI Germany, then BY(the bad example)..
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    We're not exterminating any particular groups based on ideas of racial superiority. That would be a small but noticeable difference.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 11-20-09 at 05:10 PM.
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    Re: Do you see any similarity with the US now(and past) to NAZI Germany?

    An incomplete list of tendencies in the U.S. which could also be found in Nazi Germany. Quick and offhand. Obviously many of these overlap. For the most part these are not quite as strong in the U.S., but in a crisis situation they could become much stronger to the point that what few civil liberties have been gained would be suspended indefinitely. Anyone who believes that a state-sponsored genocide could not happen again is extremely naive.

    1. Militarism
    2. "National security state"
    3. Police statism
    4. Unilateralism
    5. Anti-intellectualism
    6. Corporatism
    7. Right-wing Authoritarianism; "Fear-based" politics
    8. Ultra-nationalism
    9. Nativism/Xenophobia/Scapegoating
    10. Racist pseudoscience; advocacy of state-sponsored eugenics (e.g. Bell Curve, American Renaissance, CCC, Human Biodiversity Institute)
    11. Dumbed-down "faith based" politics (compare to "Positive Christianity")
    12. Sexual repression/hysteria
    13. Political Correctness (though supposedly of the "left" will be used by the authoritarian right when it suits their purposes)
    Last edited by Sov; 11-20-09 at 05:28 PM.
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