[Marxism] Buying off the German people

Carlos A. Rivera cerejota at optonline.net
Fri Mar 25 09:30:20 MST 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johannes Schneider" <Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net>

>  From the beginning to the end fascism meant "cannons instead  of butter" 
> for the German working class.

If this is true, do you care to explain how a nation that had at the same 
time the largest Communist Party and the largest Social-Democratic Party 
(back when that meant a true workers party), both of which had sizeable 
armed structures, didn't survive even underground, save for a few places, to 
oppose Hitler?

As a matter of fact, I have always taken this as a truism, that the 
monstrousity of the III Reich was the platform of prosperity to the average 
German. The Volkswagen, the AutoBahn, the free resorts in the Alps, the high 
wages, the low taxes, even animal rights laws! But all built upon the 
slavery of the non-German. This revisionist me-tooism hides the fact that 
the bulk of the Germans, except for example the Hoeneckers you so much 
wanted to hang high from the Bunderstag, supported Hitler and National 
Socialism, and benefited from it until the pain of war came home.

So don't even try that.

That might work for home consumption, but saying that the Germans suffered 
under Hitler is like comparing the USA internment camps for Japanese and 
Japanese-Americans with the ghastly slave labor camps of the S.S. Yes, the 
Japanese suffered, yes the USA was wrong, but the SS camps were truly a 

The suffering the Germans inflicted upon untold millions is nothing compared 
to Dresden. As a matter of fact, Dresden was too little, too late.


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