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Thursday, April 5, 2012

The U.S. Government Goes Full Nazi

By: Wes Messamore

In political discourse, especially heated partisan political discourse, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis are often used as a point of comparison for one’s enemies across the aisle, and while both “sides” in America do it, both sides also never fail to call the other one out for making an unfair, petty, hyperbolic attack for partisan reasons. The use of the Hitler or Nazi comparison is so common that in 1990, U.S. attorney and author Mike Godwin coined an adage that has become well known on Internet discussion forums as Godwin’s Law: “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”

But there’s a real difference between the partisan sniping that you’ve read before and what you’re about to read next. This is not an article about how Barack Obama is just like Hitler, and neither is it an article about how George W. Bush was just like Hitler. You won’t be reading about Democrats or Republicans ushering in a Fourth Reich with their agendas. This is instead about systemic, rampant, and rapidly growing dangers to Americans everywhere, dangers that transcend party and personality, dangers that are rooted in the very fabric of the composite whole of American civilization’s historic momentum at this time in history, dangers to be urgently addressed and remedied, to be ignored only at your peril...

at The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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