When I first learned about WWII and how Hitler did things like rounding up and killing people based on ethnicity, I asked the common sense question that any free thinking individual would ask: how did the people of Germany let this happen and why did the Jewish people (for example) allow themselves to be rounded up?
I wonder if free thinkers are asking similar questions about George W. Bushâ€™s America. I wonder if a free thinker would ask how Americans permitted themselves to have their first amendment rights eliminated, without legal authority, by letting themselves get rounded up into free speech zones. I know this is not exactly what Hitler did, but it is not exactly that much different either.
This little sign of things to come started happening as soon as the Bush/PNAC administration took office. There was no 9/11, no Iraq and no war on terrorism yet we sat silently as the newly appointed administration started doing away with our Constitutional rights.
There were signs of things to come from the very inception of the George W. Bush presidential campaign. But the moment the open conduct of the newly appointed president mirrored that of a dictator we should have done something to protect our Constitution and our rights.
Never again will an American be able to comment on the notion that Germans should have seen the signs and should have stopped Hitler before he proceeded with his desires to rule the world without taking pause to ask why Americans did not see the signs when their own dictatorship was taking form. Think about it!