Been there before: “Creeping totalitarianism” – a lesson from the recent past.

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Over Ninety Percent of Austrians Voted for Adolph Hitler’s Takeover

“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”

This is my eye-witness account

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  1. To quote Mark Twain: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”


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