In 1930s Germany, less than half the population were avid supporters of the Third Reich. Then what about the rest of the majority of the people?
They were appeasers and passive collaborators.
They didn't vote for Hitler but they didn't oppose him either. They were pioneers of the “Go along to get along mentality” that most Democrats and sadly even a few Republicans have today.
Back then we called them shameful cowards who deserved their loss of freedom and civil rights. Today we call them Democrats and "never-Trumpers."
And you know what? If they lose their freedom through their cowardice it will be their own fault too. The only problem is that they are trying to drag us down with them.
Every good Democrat and turncoat Republican sheep is thoroughly convinced that all that is needed is increased groveling and placating of the radical, racist left and all will be well - but it wasn't then, it isn't now, and it never will be.
If they still taught history in the Leftist public schools they would know that it didn't work in Germany, Russia, China, North Korea, or Cuba.
There was no amount of boot-licking and cringing that insured your safety. Anyone could be denounced to the state at any time for anything - real or not. And then it was off to the camp or gulag or up against the wall, comrade.
And while the Democrats hate history they have learned the lessons of intimidation all too well and gleefully use them with ever-increasing frequency to cow, intimidate, and punish all those who fail to bend the knee to their bizarre jumble of PC mandates.
Nothing has changed. Just as in those aforementioned totalitarian states, being the mandated gender, color, or even previous political persuasion is no guarantee of immunity.
“Bari Weiss is a Jewish, bisexual, pro-abortion woman who might sound like a perfect fit for The New York Times, where indeed she was an editor and a writer until she was forced out (1). Why? She questioned the Me Too movement, which claimed it was too noble a cause for courts and such crazy, paternalist ideas as innocent until proven guilty. She started a very successful and interesting blog, where she published Rossi's tell-all from inside the Grace High School insanity.” (2)
When Rossi wrote that essay, he admitted: “I know that by attaching my name to this I'm risking not only my current job but my career as an educator, since most schools, both public and private, are now captive to this backward ideology. But witnessing the harmful impact it has on children, I can't stay silent.”
For every one of these people whose bravery leaves their reputations in tatters, many more in Manhattan, Boston, Columbus, St. Louis, Phoenix, and Loudoun County, Virginia remain silent. It's dangerous to speak out so long as the public martyrdoms continue of those who do.
Once again look to history for parallels.
In National Socialist Germany there were brave people who spoke out against tyranny. Groups like the Rote Kapelle, Weie Rose, and Edelweipiraten. But most were too disorganized and subject to persecution, fines, beatings, and imprisonment to have much effect - which is pretty much where we find ourselves today.
Democrats consciously reject history and refuse to learn from it.
We don't because we can't. We know what subservience to the totalitarian state gets you - more subservience and loss of freedom.
So let's not make the same mistake that those other sad societies who wound up in chains did. Let's fight back - with truth as an antidote to lies, and logic and history as a disinfectant to Leftist propaganda.
Most of all we must refuse to bend the knee to any of the Left's racist and liberty-canceling mandates.
We have learned from the past and learned that the best time to fight against tyranny is always - now!
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.
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