A speech by Goebbels: sound familiar?


Richard Moore

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Goebbels Speech Has Disturbing Parallels With Modern Day Neo-Con Rhetoric

Ed Henry | September 23 2004

Thanks to Harry Browne of the Libertarian Party for bringing us this reminder. 
It's a speech by Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, and delivered
to the German people almost 65 years ago. Nearly every line was met with 
thunderous applause.

Any resemblance between this speech and those delivered by our current leaders 
such as Vice President Dick Cheney is purely coincidental.

       "I ask, which leader is it today that has the vision, the
        willpower, and yes, the backbone to best protect us?

        The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall
        with you tonight.

        There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust our
        future and that man's name is Adolph Hitler.

        There are some crazy men who would kill us if they could. So
        Adolph Hitler has told us: 'All private plans, all private
        lives, have been in a sense repealed by an overriding public

        But where is the national unity in this country when we need
        it most?

        Now, while young Germans are dying in the mud in
        Czechoslovakia and the mountains of Poland, our nation is
        being torn apart and made weaker because of the Social
        Democrats manic obsession to bring down our Fuhrer.

        What has happened to the nation I've spent my life working

        I can remember when Social Democrats believed that it was
        the duty of Germany to fight for freedom over tyranny.

        Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger,
        Germans worked together to ensure that freedom would not
        falter. But not today.

        Motivated more by partisan politics than by national
        security, today's Social Democratic leaders see Germany as
        an occupier, not a liberator.

        And nothing makes me madder than someone calling German
        troops occupiers rather than liberators.

        Tell that to the Czechs, Poles, Frenchmen, and Belgians who
        have been freed because Adolph Hitler led an army of
        liberators, not occupiers.

        Tell that to the millions of men, women, and children who
        are free today from the Baltics to the Crimea, from Poland
        to the Balkans, because Adolph Hitler built a military of
        liberators, not occupiers.

        Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed
        more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the
        German soldier. And our soldiers don't just give freedom
        abroad; they preserve it for us here at home.

        Right now, the world just cannot afford an indecisive
        Germany. Fainthearted, self-indulgence will put at risk all
        we care about in this world.

        In this hour of danger, our Fuhrer has had the courage to
        stand up. And I am proud to stand up with him.

        God bless this great country and God bless Adolph Hitler."

The United States of America now has more than 725 military bases in 70 percent 
of the world. Regardless of what else happens in Iraq, we will have at least 
four more major military installations in that country to "protect our national 
interests" (oil) and from which we can conduct a military crusade to bring our 
brand of democracy to the rest of the Arab world without, of course, an 
Electoral College.

Meanwhile, far too many Americans continue to wonder why people hate us and 
continue to believe the story that the rest of the world envies our way of life.


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