The trouble is, he uses the same tired quote about the beginning of Nazi Germany.
In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;I am sick to death of this quote. It is not applicable. Maybe if someone would have passed it around in Cambodia in 1974 it might have had an effect.
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.
The quote itself is applicable to a rising totalitarian empire. What we are looking at here is the dying gasps of an overreaching dying empire.
Why is it that in the USA anyone or anything that we dislike or we are afraid of has to be brought back to the simplistic and black and white of the second world war and the defeat of Nazism. It appears to me that this is no longer a valid construct to use to describe the current state of affairs.
Give that shit a rest. Start discussing instead the problems faced by Rome in the crisis of the third century. The reforms of Diocletian are much more pertinent. Look at the vagaries of the Late Sung Dynasty.
But for Christ's sake, not everything in the world can be related to Nazism.
(BTW: DD, I haven't forgotten your shiny silver eagle, will send it to you early next week. Keep reading, keep commenting, and don't be offended when I disagree)