The Mob Determined the Theme

Friends or Padre Steve’s World,

I wrote this in 2015. There are violent and angry mobs running rampant in this country, but they are not liberals. They are Trump’s faithful followers, sadly most of them claim to be Bible believing conservative Christians.

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When Albert Speer discussed the ability of Adolf Hitler to captivate the German people he noted something important. He discussed how Hitler and his minions played to them set by the disgruntled and angry German population. Speer wrote, “The mob determined the theme. To compensate for misery, insecurity, unemployment, and hopelessness, this anonymous assemblage wallowed for hours at a time in obsessions, savagery and license. The personal unhappiness caused by the breakdown of the economy was replaced by a frenzy that demanded victims. By lashing out at their opponents and vilifying the Jews, they gave expression and direction to fierce primal passions.”

Hitler played to that misery, insecurity and the obsessions of the politically and economically disaffected “conservative base” that no longer trusted the party establishments of the old-line conservative parties. He also played to the deep-rooted racism and anti-Semitism of those people. Hitler was…

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One response to “The Mob Determined the Theme

  1. Leslie Johnson

    What a miserable state of affairs. It is beyond a travesty the horror the US has perpetrated in the Middle East and criminal that the government no longer is by, of or for the people.

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