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'For It Is The Doom Of Men That They Forget.'

No, what you are about to read is not the rise of Barack Hussein Obama. Rather, it is a summary of the rise of another infamous Dear Leader...

From Wikipedia:

The political turning point for Hitler came when the Great Depression hit Germany in 1930. The Weimar Republic had never been firmly rooted and was openly opposed by right-wing conservatives (including monarchists), communists and the Nazis.

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Hitler insisted that his party was determined to come to power legally, that the phrase "National Revolution" was only to be interpreted "politically", and that his Party was a friend, not an enemy of the Reichswehr. Hitler's testimony of 25 September 1930 won him many admirers within the ranks of the officer corps.

Brüning's measures of budget consolidation and financial austerity brought little economic improvement and were extremely unpopular. Under these circumstances, Hitler appealed to the bulk of German farmers, war veterans and the middle class, who had been hard-hit by both the inflation of the 1920s and the unemployment of the Depression. Hitler received little response from the urban working classes and traditionally Catholic regions.

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In 1932, Hitler intended to run against the aging President Paul von Hindenburg in the scheduled presidential elections. Though Hitler had left Austria in 1913, he still had not acquired German citizenship and hence could not run for public office. In February, however, the state government of Brunswick, in which the Nazi Party participated, appointed Hitler to a minor administrative post and also made him a citizen of Brunswick on 25 February 1932. In those days, the states conferred citizenship, so this automatically made Hitler a citizen of Germany and thus eligible to run for president.

The new German citizen ran against Hindenburg, who was supported by a broad range of reactionary nationalist, monarchist, Catholic, republican and even social democratic parties. Also in the field was a Communist candidate and a member of a fringe right-wing party. Hitler's campaign was called "Hitler über Deutschland" (Hitler over Germany). The name had a double meaning; besides a reference to his dictatorial ambitions, it also referred to the fact that he campaigned by aircraft. This was a brand new political tactic that allowed Hitler to speak in two cities in one day, which was practically unheard of at the time.


Read more about the disturbing parallels of Hitler's Obama's rise in the political realm.

"It is the doom of men that they forget."

~Merlin, Excalibur (1981)

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Comments:

#1 Cletus 16-Oct-2008
Here is a conspiracy theory that's been brewing in my mind for about a day now:

Nothing is being done about the plunging economy, they are going to wait until we are all in a depression, and the dollar is worth nothing, and they will seize upon that as an excuse to finally dissolve the borders and create the North American Union, with a new currency, the infamous Amero.

It's the same reason they won't do anything about illegal aliens. Once the borders are gone none of that arbitrary citizenship stuff will matter anymore.
#2 DMartyr 16-Oct-2008
I wouldn't be surprised.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Wall Street is intentionally manipulating this crisis for an Obama win.
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