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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 12:37 PM

The Nazis are counting on our potentials for apathy, conformity, and inaction

ďThe thing about us fascists is, itís not that we donít believe in freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want. Weíll just throw you in an oven."
- A quote as said by a Nazi who was the hate rally according to his father who has disowned him.

Here's the frightening thing about this, if you really think about this, how possible is this? Is it really the realm of unspeakable fantasy that can't really happen? I, for one, can picture these things being said as fellow Americans are walking to those ovens by their own volition to be thrown into them...
"We can walk away at any time, but we don't have a permit to do so."
"Oh well, maybe the survivors of this can possibly vote to change how this works next year."
"There are plenty of good people operating those ovens though."
"As long as the people throwing us into the ovens aren't foreigners."
"We're all going to die, so let's just get this over with."


The greatest strength of the Nazis is not that they have people with guns and cars, it's not that they have a President who gives them a pass, and it certainly isn't their genes. Their greatest strength is us not caring, us thinking being involved with the political system and being involved in other ways with a career or a family is a mutually exclusive dichotomy, that our power over the political sphere begins and ends one day in November every other year, going with the flow, etc.

Obviously, on a political forum, this kind of inaction exists nowhere at the level it can in the rest of society, but I think it is imperative that we act all that much harder in response to those who are inactive. And there are things we have to focus on as well...
* Vote but do more, support groups against the Nazi agenda. The ACLU, the SPLC, Planned Parenthood, etc.
* Debunk their tropes and cliches, defund their organizations, and discredit their leaders. This is war and someone is not going to be here at the end of this, and while it doesn't need to be with violence, but remember that the Nazis do not care about that.
* Consider an attack on the 'other' to be a future attack on you. Doesn't matter: Having pre-existing conditions, Jewish, Muslim, GLBTQ, non-gender binary, etc. "First they came for..." You say "Not this time."

Don't let their gun be your inaction!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Aug 18, 2017, 01:55 PM

1. Wise advice thank you

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Sat Aug 19, 2017, 07:56 AM

2. You're welcome, glad you like it.

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Sat Aug 19, 2017, 08:17 AM

3. Silence is not an option

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