[Marxism] Buying off the German people
Carlos A. Rivera
cerejota at optonline.net
Fri Mar 25 09:30:20 MST 2005
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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
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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