February 16, 2009

Lest We Forget: The Look of the Cult of the Leader


From the Life photo archives: dozens of photos of the Adulation of Hitler in color


HT: Israellycool

Posted by Vanderleun at February 16, 2009 12:58 PM
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Excellent post. Hitler was not just one evil man operating in a vacuum..lest we forget.

Posted by: Patty at February 16, 2009 3:28 PM

Strewth, what a horror show.

Posted by: Deborah at February 16, 2009 5:29 PM

Ah, to have had the gold foil concession in the Reich....

Obama is moving pretty fast.

People might notice that if the media published his executive orders published so far.

An amateur con tries to sneak a rabbit into the hat when nobody is looking.

Obama is shredding our freedom, our economy, and our government at a rate normally seen only in warfare.

The media is busy making appointments to ask the questions they are told to ask.

Himmler would have understood. He'd be applauding, actually.

I'm waiting. Just who will be The Hated of the Obama era? White, Euro, Hetero, and Christianist is just too broad. It's got to be somebody or a group you can hurt or kill with impunity, or it's just wasted time for the Leader and his minions.

Posted by: TmjUtah at February 16, 2009 7:38 PM

Sweet Jesus, this is awful. Mass movements will always seek the lowest common denominator, which is one reason why I was so horrified at the rock-concert lockstep of all the "independent thinkers" in the '60s. And look where we are now.

John D. MacDonald once said that the intelligence level of a mob could be arrived at by taking the lowest I.Q. and dividing it by the number of people present. The Dems have convinced these idiots that they're brilliant. Conservatives somehow must stop squabbling about things like the hipness of atheism and recognize the enemy.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 16, 2009 8:25 PM

At risk of evoking Godwin's Law, We Are All Fascists Now.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at February 16, 2009 9:08 PM

If we are to believe Mr. Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant, the folks who launched President Obama's political career discussed setting up re-education camps and that perhaps millions would have to be put to death to prevent the counter revolution.

Are they going to allow anyone from taking away the power that they now have?

Posted by: JD at February 17, 2009 9:20 AM


Posted by: Obi's Sister at February 17, 2009 7:14 PM

Difference is, we know what those rail cars are for. We've seen 'em before, you know.

As for the call of "all aboard!". Um, no, thank you. I'll just stay right here, clinging to my religion and guns.

Likely shooting 'em, too.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 17, 2009 8:08 PM

Make no mistake, the hold the Leader exerts over his minions can be very powerful. I found this out once in Germany, in the 1980s, when I was in the Army. An older German lady and I were chatting (in German, which I used to speak fluently), and our talk turned to the "unfortunate period" from 1933 to 1945. All of a sudden, her eyes got a distant, dreamy look, and she said, "I saw him once..." Very chilling. The hold was still there, even though "Him" had been dead for over 40 years by then, and this nice, respectable German woman gave every indication of being a pillar of the post-WW2 Bundesrepublik. There are a lot of differences between early 21st-Century American and the Weimar Republic, but there are parallels as well. The only question is, what can be done to derail this runaway locomotive before our freedoms are gone forever?

Posted by: waltj at February 19, 2009 5:33 AM

The DJIA has lost around 400 points and ABC News reports "President Obama has accomplished more for the country in one month than any other president".

Posted by: JD at February 24, 2009 10:31 AM