Is America starting down the path of Nazi Germany?
I cannot express how truly sad writing this op-ed has made me. But I'm a patriotic American. And I'm an American Jew. I have studied the beginnings of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. And I can clearly see parallels with what is happening in America today. Thank God we have President Trump (at the moment) keeping us from heading too far down this tragic path. But I must warn my fellow Americans that we are clearly headed in a frightening and tragic direction.
I know I'm not alone. A recent poll shows 80% of the American public believes things are spiraling "out of control."
I never thought I'd write the following words about living in America: Those caught in the middle of the recent "protests" in American cities, especially those seeing their businesses looted, burned or destroyed; seeing police stations burned or seized by radicals; or seeing their town's downtown business district taken hostage by thugs finally understand how Jews felt in Nazi Germany during the infamous Kristallnacht.
This is exactly how it started in Nazi Germany all those decades ago:
-- Windows shattered, stores looted and burned.
-- Blackshirts roaming the streets demanding people kneel at their feet.
-- Censorship, book burning, snitching by neighbors and co-workers.
-- Media propaganda and manipulation.
-- The police and "good people" doing nothing to help.
Amazingly, it's happening here today. And far too many political leaders, media and "good people" are telling us it is acceptable.