“What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

“This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.

“You will understand me when I say that my Middle High German was my life. It was all I cared about. I was a scholar, a specialist. Then, suddenly, I was plunged into all the new activity, as the university was drawn into the new situation; meetings, conferences, interviews, ceremonies, and, above all, papers to be filled out, reports, bibliographies, lists, questionnaires. And on top of that were the demands in the community, the things in which one had to, was ‘expected to’ participate that had not been there or had not been important before. It was all rigmarole, of course, but it consumed all one’s energies, coming on top of the work one really wanted to do. You can see how easy it was, then, not to think about fundamental things. One had no time.”

They Thought They Were Free
The Germans, 1933-45
Milton Mayer
http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

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31 Comments

Laurie Pasion · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Lionel, my darling man, the reason Prez holds the glass of water with both hands is a demonstration of the pedophiles/blood drinking mofo's that has been exposed. He's letting them know. There days are numbered.

b41kub · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

The Democrat Deep State lives off our backs and treasure. They feel entitled to steal our election by discrediting out President with a fake Dossier. No sympathy from me. I pray the laws of our land fall on them and crush their heads and grind them to powder. They are so ungrateful to the nation that supports them. They have to lie and steal for their own good, not the good of our nation.
God is good and with President Trump. The parasites who have done nothing and accomplished nothing will also fail to destroy him.

McCoy Pyle · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Bring The Cabal down now! Go Trump!

Julie Carter · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Thanks for the REAL news!

Ronald Goodrich · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Fox does great things. Lol

The Hamster Wheel · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Is anyone ever going to hear the deafening silence of the fake third branch?

Dream weaver · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Ok, so I also take the stance that anyone out there taking away our right to treatment for illness is a crime against humanity, or food, or housing.

Richard Perez Bello · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Get to the point

bnelson313 · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Just liked and subscribed 👍

Roberto Rodriguez · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

when trump had is show on tv call the apprentice he lied about his show being number one when it was actually ranked at a higher number..it was ranked eighty something or other…trump is a great liar…he's a business man…and from what ive learn america is full of crooked busness or ppl committing scandals…like watergate…Enron…etc….so many lies in your face but your still blind…everything about this united states is a lie…Christmas…easter…holloween…lent…ash wensday…so many lies…

Roberto Rodriguez · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

come on…the regular citizens of the united states will never know the full truth because our goverment is very good at keeping secrets until there is a whistle blower…why are we just finding out about pizza gate or other pedophile rings just now…20 years ago no one knew they the government was involved in that or that hilary was dirty…or bush…it won't be long before some scandal about trump comes to light …

Nitro Express · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

can someone tell me just how Trump will be able to effectively clean out the deep state? democrats are against him. most republicans in congress don't really back him. you got deep state cells in the FBI, State Dept, CIA, just about every government agency of note. i wish him well, but really folks. the opposition is overwhelming. marching in the streets with pitch forks is pretty useless. what happened to the tea party? i believe even the Skull and Bones Society are against him. btw, what happened to Mario Savio and the free speech movement? all show and no go.

Thomas Walls · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Looking Forward To This Hitting The Royal Frauds and the Vatican.

Bob Birkenmaier · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

bless you great worksDear Brother

Sick Pat · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

If Trump is harmed or removed under any illegal idea or narrative, the people we know are involved in the criminal activity will be hunted like dogs. There will be no safe place for them. They will leave their mansions to hide in ditches and hog pens in the middle of nowhere, but it won't help. We will never stop. We will find them all. Hundreds of thousands are waiting to act. We have names, locations, we know every property they own, and every place they go regularly. Go ahead you scumbag fucks…pull the trigger, I dare ya.

Sick Pat · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Clinton 1 and 2, Bush 1 and 2, are terrorists and should be thrown in GITMO for the remainder of their days.

Carol Estell · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Omg…………….your delusional. What the hell crap are you filling people's head with? You should be ashamed

Wolfgar Yurt · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Bugsy Segal???

tashmoobabe · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

The Clinton Foundation: World's largest fake AIDS organization, about to be destroyed.

Brent Deck · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Oh lord someone dropped too much acid!

phil colbert · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

I want to believe this.  I really do.  However, what is the history of those in high places going to jail?

Pablo Smog · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

I like Ron Paul's take on it: https://youtu.be/vA-q-z5vaDk

Redjeeboy · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Lionel, I dont like being a sheep but I'm following you. Rest assured of that. I love your comments.

Tea Break · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Can kongres give resistance to this executive order?

MrHeavyduty007 · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

This will be a great day…Trump flips Mueller, Flynn unloads to Mueller about the prior administrations last 8 years and finally…Mueller buries Bammy and Kanks!!

Jay Rambin · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Flynn plead so he could testify without further impunity. Part of the 3D chess strategy.

MileHi Guy · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Lock ‘em ALL up!

Iona Cheryl Ware Kranz · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

Don't you think he's been keeping his "enemies closer" now? But maybe it's time for his trusted people to move in now…

Thomas Hod · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

I know that you don't believe in God.(One day you will. And maybe He'll give you a wink!) GOD BLESS you and keep doing what you are doing Sir!

Evelyn Rivera · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

So happy for this to happen, MAGA.

John Lansing · December 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

This goes so far beyond the old rules that helped rollover criminals that its almost a miracle. The old argument was you can't spend the money in prison. Now its you can't spend any money at all, not even on bribes for political influence to get you off!! And what caliber of lawyer can you get on welfare payment level?

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