Monday, December 5, 2016

Should You Get Ready For a Reichstag Event? 

Americans are notorious for not knowing their history. This may not be unique among people worldwide, but I can definitively state that about my fellow Americans. And it’s not just American history that they don’t know; Americans tend to know even less about world history. Now that I’ve said that, you have a valid reason to ask, “Why should I care?” Great question. The answer is:Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.
You see, human nature doesn’t change, and governments pull tactics that have worked in the past, and they recycle them and reuse them again in the present and in the future. For example, take the Reichstag fire in 1933. There are conflicting stories about who started the fire (the official story is that a Dutch communist did it, but some people think it was set by the Nazis to provide an excuse for what they did next.), but what is abundantly clear is that the Nazis used the Reichstag fire as their justification for suspending civil liberties and starting to arresting people that they accused of being communists. Basically, this was the beginning of the Nazi reign of terror in Germany.


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