Originally Posted by treenail
Using Nazi to describe anything or anyone outside of Hitler's Germany is pretty offensive. This is not a PC comment either. Comparing an over-zealous HOA officer to what was done during Hitler's time is way off the mark.
Wow and here I thought it was a fairly common descriptor of anyone that uses that type tactic to try and force everyone else to their view point .
Not everything thee Nazi's did revolved around the holocaust They also used intimidation and threats to keep everyone else in line .
“ First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
written in 1946, list the communists
, incurable patients, Jews or Jehovah's Witnesses, and civilians in countries occupied by Nazi Germany
. In all versions, the impact is carefully built up, by going from the "smallest, most distant" group to the largest, Jewish, group, .... and then finally to himself as a by then outspoken critic of Nazism. Niemöller made the cardinal "who cares about them," clear in his speech
This is the reason you have to stand up to HOA officers the police when they are wrong and politicians .
The Nazi's taught current politicians many lessons
The chief one is he who controls education and the media control the population . Faux news channel is a prime one . Another is that by changing things in small steps most never realize they have lost freedoms .