Bluefield Daily Telegraph
After reviewing recent letters to the editor
relating to comparisons of the
German government during the period
of the Third Reich and our current U.S. government,
I have reached the conclusion that
some of our writers do not know the difference
between an economic system and a political
system or a system of government and the
allocation of government power.
Socialism is an economic system and in no
way resembles what occurred in Germany
during the evolution of German government
and the establishment of the Third Reich.
Under Goebbles the German government
developed and effectively used a massive
propaganda effort cloaked in patriotism that
extolled the superiority of the Aryan race. The
“super patriots” in Germany included the SS.
As I read history the early stages of the
development of the National Socialist Workers
Party in Germany resembled the super patriotism
we in the U.S. associate with our Tea
Party movement and the ultra conservatism
associated with it.