Hitler’s Inching to Power
The Germans elected Hitler and bit by bit allowed him to dismantle their democracy and install himself as dictator. He then lead Germany to make war on the world.
The Italians elected Mussolini and bit by bit allowed him to dismantle their democracy and install himself as dictator. He then lead Italy to make war on the world.
The Americans elected George W. Bush, who abrogated their constitutional freedoms with the Patriot Act and directed the civilian economy to make war on Afghanistan and Iraq. Through his supreme court appointments he handed power to the corporations. His Republican party smashed the unions and lowered wages.
The Canadians elected Stephen Harper who concentrated all power in the PM office, canceled environmental protection, handed government over to big oil, made it easier for corporations to expropriate First Nations land and drastically increased military spending.
People are too impatient with democracy. They never learn just how bad the long term consequences of abandoning it are.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)