“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke
Now, I’m not saying be insensitive to any group that has suffered racial intolerance. What I’m wondering, is why would we not use the lessons history teaches us to avoid potential pitfalls in the future? Should we avoid discussing potentially objectionable topics entirely? The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany holds the most drastic clues as to what we should want to avoid. Why not hold your party up to a stringent comparison, to see if you are headed in that direction?
As our own government calls for Unions to show up at Town Hall meetings to silence, or at least mute, the private citizens who are expressing their outrage, the comparisons continue to stack up as being possibly valid. Rather than just say, “silence, this subject is verboten!”, why not counter with examples of how your party is different.
“The Holocaust taught us that silence in the face of evil expression becomes acquiescence to evil,” U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), who founded the Institute on the Holocaust and the Law, said.
Government Motors – Volkswagen
Buy American – Buy German
Planned Parenthood – German Health Charities
Unions supporting Government ownership over Privately owned business – German Labour Front
Euthanasia – Euthanasia
Civialian Youth Corps – Hitler Youth
Listening to Radio with opposing political views – ditto