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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Is the Left's History Repeating Itself?

I was about to get into some work, you know, the type that makes money, when the question occurred to me, have we not seen this "knuckle under to the fascists and everythging will be fine" at another time?

The answer is, of course we have.

Before Hitler launched Operation Barbarosa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, in 1941, the Left was all for placating the brown shirted thug in Berlin. That may have been out of an allegiance to the Soviets who had cut a deal with Hitler to carve up Poland, or it may have been out of a sincere belief that making nice would keep Hitler from "going too far." Either way, they were not in favor of resisting Hitler. In not resisting Hitler in a timely fashion, tens of millions of people lost their lives.

Is there something inherent in the thinking of the Left that makes it impossible for them to do what is necessary to resist tyrany? Are we seeing a repitition of history here? Can the Left not learn from history, and more specifically, from the errors of their own past? Are they blinded by their own orthodoxy?

I am not sure about any of this. What I do know is that there is a familiar stench about what is going on today. Is 1939, or something like it, being repeated today?

It's at least worth a thought and some discussion.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Monterey John