"This time period featured a rogue dictator threatening to exterminate the Jews, a communist super power feeling its oats, economic calamity that began in the United States, aggression from an east Asian power, European indifference and dithering, an incompetent dictator following the rogue dictator, and a useless alliance of nations."
"What is the 1930's ?"
"I'm sorry, we're looking for : What is the early 21st century ? Please report to Room 101."
"No...No...Do it to him instead! Better yet, do it to Julia!"
The 1930's were a time of great worry. The American economy crashed into the Great Depression, taking the rest of the world's economies with it. A rogue dictator named Adolf Hitler threatened the genocide of the Jewish people. The Soviet Union made the rest of the world shudder at its economic strength. The tiny Asian nation of Japan terrorized the world with its surprise attack on China. Europe, still recovering from World War I, sat back and watched the world stage in horror. Incompetent Italian dictator Benito Mussolini swore to follow Hitler to the gates of hell, and as was predicted, Woodrow Wilson's League of Nations was as useless as advertised.
The early 21st century is a time of great worry. The American economy crashed into the Great Recession, taking the rest of the world's economies with it. A rogue dictator named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened to exterminate the Jews. China is making the rest of the world shudder at its economic strength. The tiny Asian nation of North Korea terrorized the world with its testing of nuclear weapons. Europe is still tired from from World War II, so it sat back and did nothing. Incompetent Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez swore to follow Ahmadinejad to the gates of hell, and as was predicted, the United Nations was as useless as advertised.
Like Yogi Berra said: "It's like Deja Vu all over again."
Human history has a funny way of repeating itself. This isn't the fault of the people, it's always the fault of the leaders of the people. Governments always edit and censor the past, because most of the time, it's the governments' fault why the world is in its usual sorry state.
In the 1930's, every government was at fault for the coming World War II. European governments were at fault for being greedy pigs at the Versailles Treaty negotiations. The American government was at fault for raising taxes during a recession and absurd governmental regulation that helped deepen the Great Depression. The world did nothing about Hitler's threats of genocide, despite the fact that he wrote a blueprint for it known as Mein Kampf. The world paid little attention as Mussolini made a pact with Hitler, and the world never should have created the League of Nations. (Rejecting the League was the Imperial Senate's last great act that had its roots in American Individualism.)
Yet, despite the fact that World War II claimed almost 50 million lives, the world hasn't learned a damn thing. Why ?
The answer is Progressivism, or as we here at Absolutely Nobama call it, Progressivevikism.
The Progressiveviks don't care about history. If they did, they wouldn't be the nimrods that they are. For example, let's look, oh I don't know, the Obamacareless debate we have in Washington now. If the American people give the power of life and death willingly to the government, are they any better than the Germans in the 1930's ? No. I'm not saying that the American people are going to start storming the streets in jackboots and brown shirts, but the Nazis didn't seize power with an armed revolution, they did it at the ballot box. The people of Germany fell in love with a gifted orator who promised up and down he had the answer to all of their problems. (Gee, who does that sound like ?) All they had to was give up their liberties, sit down and be quiet, and all of their problems would be solved for them. It doesn't matter if you agree with the Solution, it's Final. Sort of like when some unelected bureaucrat tells Granny Smith she's too old for that kidney transplant, the Solution becomes Final.
There are those who don't have the stomach for such comparisons, but the evidence is clear. So much history is covered up by the Progressiveviks, no one is willing to look at the bare naked truth. (For some, it's like being forced to look at Keith Olbermann in the buff.) The Progressiveviks will lie and cajole without a soul to cover their tracks. They use hackneyed terms like "It can't happen here" while they perpetrate their crimes, while under the guise of being "compassionate." Little do they realize, compassion can be a far more deadly weapon than any dirty bomb.
History always cries out to us, but we never listen.
It's like deja vu all over again....