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Author: mrsloane Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1957034  
Subject: Re: Quote of the day Date: 4/5/2001 10:28 AM
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<"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -- ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State." --Heinrich Himmler>

I can't think of any successful overthrow of one governmental system with another that did not involve disarming the people. Anyone who thinks themselves inherently safe from a governmental system (any governmental system) is guilty of self-delusion.

The statement above by Himmler is the answer to Carijillo's question about why Nazi's are identified as fascists even though they called themselves "socialists". Fascism is a governmental system based on authoritarian rule by a dictator in which the people's will is subordinated to the goal of serving the State. Thus, Nazi's were fascists.

TJ, I envy your incredible depth of knowledge of history. It is truly amazing. If you're not careful you are going to inspire me to pick up a history book. Any recommendations as to a good place to start?


Michele

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