Why I Insist on Making the NAZI Connections

The Rio Norte Line

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I have now had several close friends question my stance on my comparison of modern America to 1930’s Germany.  In some cases, I think my friends simply do not believe the comparison is accurate.  I don’t think they see it.  However, in most cases, I understand that they think I am alienating myself: losing potential audience by taking too strong of a stance.  They believe the stigma of NAZI Germany is too ostracizing, and that I turn people off by using it.  I understand that my friends’ reasoning, and that their advice is born of love and concern.  They think I could be more effective if I moderate my message and my stance because I will reach more people.  Sadly…

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