If you do not know history, and you do not know how to reason, then you cannot recognize the patterns in history when you see them starting to repeat. Instead of being able to see that a principle can manifest in many different ways, you will be prone to looking at the different ways it manifests itself and determine that they have nothing in common with the past. Thus, you will totally miss the principle in lay. This is why, when those who know history look back on it, they see the same patterns repeating over and over again. This is why we are missing the warning signs today.
Here are just two headlines that illustrate my point. I could have chosen any number of many such headlines, but these two will work for the issue at hand:
“He’s absolutely right that there are differences in temperament [between liberals and conservatives], and science has been able to shed some light on that,” Professor John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska, an expert on the relationship between biology and political orientation, said in an interview with POLITICO.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview that if “extreme conservatives” are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” then “they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” …
The problem here is that everything Al Gore is asserting as true is nothing more than subjective value judgments. ‘Science’ has not proven global warming is real any more than it proved Aryans superior to other races, this is just the boogey-man they need to create the fear necessary to drive the rest of their agenda. And ‘homophobia,’ ‘racism,’ ‘smoking,’ etc are all value judgments that may and may not have an objective foundation, just as many of the assertions Hitler made had little objective foundation behind it. It’s the same pattern, just different particulars. Whereas Hitler claimed that ‘science’ had ‘proven’ Jews were the cause of Germany’s problems to justify his ‘final solution,’ Al Gore and Cuomo (and those like them) are blaming “conservatives” for all the world’s ills and pointing to ‘science’ to support their claims. Once enough people buy this sort of propaganda, the natural conclusion is inevitable: eliminate the threat to society for the sake of society. And that’s how you get to the point where people think this sounds reasonable:
NOTE: You must watch this entire video — and watch it carefully, all the way to the end; because it is at the end where the connection between Hitler and American Progressives is made clear.