Saturday, January 28, 2017

A reminder of what the officials said in the Hitler era

A piece in today's 'New York Times'.

The comment of the customs official at JFK is exactly the sort of comment officials made to victims during the Hitler years.

And then this in today's Guardian.

Of course Trump is a bully.

The Catholic bishop of Hildesheim in Germany, Norbert Trelle, said he was "shocked and appalled" by the president's insistence on 'America First'. It was "most worrying" he said.

Pope Francis in an interview he gave to a Spanish daily said: 

Crises provokes fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most obvious example of European populism is Germany in 1930, Germany is broken. It needs to get up, to find its identity, a leader: someone capable of of restoring its character, and there is a young man named Adolf Hitler who says: "I an, I can'".

Hitler didn't steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people.

In times of crisis large segments of the population think, 'Let's look for a saviour who gives us back our identity and let's defend ourselves with walls, barbed-wire, whatever, from other peoples who may rob us of our identity. An that is a very serious thing.

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