Jack Batson’s “misuse of history” column (June 30) is just that, a misuse of history.
It is his opinion that Germany was not a modern civilization at the rise of Adolf Hitler. Germany was the heart of Europe’s culture and science advances. Every generation, no matter what time in history, is “modern.” Hitler the community organizer led a nation out of “poverty” and used his private brown-shirt army to intimidate; he used class warfare and racism. After World War I, the then-modern EU made sure Germany remained poor in war debt, where a wheelbarrow full of marks bought a loaf of bread.
His timing was impeccable. Hitler watched a do-nothing congress do nothing for the nation. The rest is history.
Now look at us. No economy, high poverty, a national debt in excess of $17 trillion, class warfare and racism misused for convenience. Our community organizer on July 2, 2008, told an audience in Colorado Springs, Colo. that as president he would create “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military.
To claim it couldn’t happen in America is a joke. We have a so-called do-nothing Congress, a president who doesn’t follow the law, laws passed that aren’t read or understood. A SWAT team for every town complete with armored vehicle. SWAT: Special weapons and tactics. They don’t wear brown shirts, they wear modern black SWAT uniforms. Modern times use modern techniques: NSA, IRS and a health care system data mining.
On June 26, a regional SWAT team in Massachusetts that oversees SWAT teams claimed they are not governed under public records laws because they are not a government agency. The ACLU is suing them. It’s either a public entity or its illegal.
Evidently men in black are the new, modern look for a modern time and modern community organizer with a pen and cellphone.