Friday, 15 January 2021

Reichstag Fire

Cross-posted from American Power, "America's 'Reichstag Fire'."

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At Theo's , "Let's be very CLEAR. The Capitol event was America's "Reichstag Fire" and was staged by the Left (Antifa-BLM) to 'seal the steal'."

Frankly, that's the best analogy I can come up with myself. In fact, last night I was reading William Shirer's, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, which has a long section on the both the fire and the political machinations. 

The Nazis were lucky, as apparently there was one actual communist who had entered the building that day to set fires, shortly before Goebbels and Goering's "Brown Shirts" stormed the building with containers of gasoline. Once the fuse was lit, with flames reaching higher than surrounding rooftops, and having their scapegoat, Goebbels and Goering seized the moment, to "never let a crisis go to waste," and initiated the massive crackdown on dissent that culminated in the passage of Hitler's "Enabling Act of 1933." This law literally gave all legislative power to the chancellor's office. The national parliamentary elections held shortly thereafter were completely rigged, with members of opposition parties banned from the building, attacked by Brown Shirt mobs, and in many case, murdered in summary executions after the fact. 

As we're seeing more news that the Capitol riot was planned days in advance, the leftist narrative that Trump "incited" the riot is completely falling apart. 

Know your history, people. The truth is starting to trickle out, and it's going to redound to the everlasting regret of our leftist domestic enemies and literal terrorists (see Portland, Oregon). 




1 comment:

Lowready said...

Another book by William L. Shirer is "The Collapse of the Third Republic---An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940". It defines the terms History and Journalism, two things lacking in today's world. The parallels between what took place in France between 1870 and 1940 and those events of the last 50 years in the United States are uncanny. Those that do not learn history are doomed to repeat it, writ large..
That those events in France resulted in the collapse of their country show the perilous path we are coming to the end of. Teach your children..........