Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Totalitarianism - the result of creeping gradualism

May 1, 2013

Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom. - Kitty Werthmann, 85 years old survivor of Hitler's Germany

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