Thursday, December 23, 2004

TIME Man of the Year

Just to put the recent honor bestowed upon GWB in historic context, Superblog!! offers this interesting article. Here's an excerpt:

But the figure of Adolf Hitler strode over a cringing Europe with all the swagger of a conqueror. Not the mere fact that the Fuhrer brought 10,500,000 more people [...] under his absolute rule made him the Man of 1938. [...] More significant was the fact Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom-loving world faces today.

On his rise to power:

While still short of a majority, the vote was nevertheless impressive proof of the power of the man and his movement. The situation which gave rise to this demagogic, ignorant, desperate movement was inherent in the German Republic's birth and in the craving of large sections of the politically immature German people for strong, masterful leadership.

Hey, is it just me or does that sound disturbingly similar to another leader, republic and people?

Civil rights and liberties have disappeared. [...] Free speech and free assembly are anachronisms.

Etc, etc. Go read the article.

Superblog!! - Tastelessly Comparing Dubya to Hitler Since 2004

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