Does History Repeat Itself?
What Germans Could Have Said About The Third Reich In 1938.
We don’t vote for the man. We vote for the plan. Hitler can be a jerk but we sure like what he’s doing for Germany.
Hitler has his faults but so does everybody.
Hitler’s authentic; he’s not politically correct. He says what he thinks…and what we feel but don’t say.
Hitler’s made Germany great again. The economy is booming. German science and technology is the best in the world…from Volkswagens and Mercedes Benzes and Leica lenses to nuclear research and rockets.
Hitler’s not a godless Communist. The German people are essentially center-right conservatives, not left-leaning, Germany-hating radicals.
Germany needs a leader who doesn’t think and act like a typical politician.
Hitler doesn’t let the League of Nations or any other international organization tell Germany what to do. We follow German laws.
Hitler’s built the mightiest army and the most dangerous navy in the world. Nobody’s gonna push Germany around.
Hitler doesn’t bow and scrape before other world leaders.
Hitler believes Germany should be for Germans, not immigrants.
Millions of German Catholics and Evangelicals support him, believe him, love him, and pray for him.
Hitler calls Jesus his Lord and Savior.
“My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.”
(Speech delivered at Munich, April 16,1922,
from Norman H. Baynes, ed., 1942. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler: April 1922-August 1939. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 19-20)
Hitler has made outrageous threats against Jews, but that’s just Hitler. It’s just talk.
It wasn’t just talk. In four more years, in 1942, the Final Solution was secretly launched.
—Gene Griessman, PhD
Trump is not Hitler. Only Hitler was Hitler. But there are similarities.
Leaders with authoritarian impulses and their followers tend to sound alike, say the same thing.
If history does not repeat itself, does it sometimes rhyme?
President Harry Truman thought so. He said, “The only new thing in the world is the history you don’t know.”
For me, in years to come I would be ashamed to admit that a sick, dangerous man became my nation’s leader, and I said nothing.
—Gene Griessman, PhD