i was introduced to this writer by a friend who told me i was sure to like her presentations. that friend was correct and so far i haven't found anything by caitlin i haven't fully enjoyed and agreed with. now agreement doesn't make it correct necessarily but here you can read about hitler and fascism and 'our' government so afterwards if you disagree please let me know;
There will never, ever be another Adolf Hitler.
repeat itself. Human behavior patterns repeat themselves, because
humans are deeply conditioned animals, but history doesn’t repeat
itself. Anyone who says it does is confused about how time works.
of mainstream culture have been trained to watch out for the next
Hitler the way evangelical Christians are trained to watch for the
second coming of Jesus. References to Hitler are ubiquitous in movies,
television, literature, and of course in political discourse, and
understandably so; he is the clearest, purest example of evil in living
memory. A genocidal dictator leading humanity into world war with the
explicit agenda of totalitarian global domination is indeed as stark an
example of an evil human being as you could possibly imagine, and serves
as a philosophically unassailable “NOT THIS WAY” sign for our species.
The saturation of our culture with that sign is why Godwin’s law
(“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison
involving Hitler approaches 1”) is a thing; any time you want to tell a
stranger that their ideas could lead in an undesirable direction, it
becomes increasingly tempting to throw up the “NOT THIS WAY” symbol that
Adolf Hitler has come to represent.
But history doesn’t repeat
itself. No one will ever show up acting like the thing we’ve all been
taught all our lives to never, ever act like and saying the things we’ve
all been taught to never, ever say and be elevated by the masses the
way Hitler was. It will not happen. The next enemy of humanity would
have the good sense to present as completely different from the way
Adolf Hitler presented in order to seize power, and, since we’ve all
been trained to bristle at anything resembling him, would actually do
well to present as his diametric opposite.
If you are watching out
for the next powerful enemy of humanity who presents the way Adolf
Hitler presented, you will be waiting the rest of your life. And you
will have missed the fact that we already let the next enemy of humanity
in through the front door.