Eh……….How come everybody has to make bad jokes that are clearly referring to World War II? Has everyone forgotten that Hitler was Austrian? No wonder things went the way they did – German families were still getting over the ravages of the first war and then comes der Führer who proceeds to divide the populace with a platform for progress that was both good and very bad depending on your position on the ladder.
Truth be known, what was accomplished by the Third Reich was a testament to hard work and dedication to a common cause. The fact that it nearly worked is the big lesson in the whole scheme of things. The teamwork and relentless commitment was what saved the world by the Allies – but it was made necessary by the same kind of concentration to a goal.
So………let the French have their snails and their frog legs. I’ll bet you never saw that many white sausages together in one place before. This is a factory in Bavaria making Weißwurst. Please pass the sweet mustard………….
The Similarities and a Common Basis for Misguided Logic
Any community declines when the majority of its citizens become selfish – as evidenced by the justification of breaking societal norms to a perceived personal gain or improvement – and over time this influence slowly dismantles all the restraints upon self-indulgence established by manners, customs, beliefs and common law: Tradition. (*This can be also termed conservatism.)
As each subsequent generation of selfish citizens inherits control of the community, it takes its opportunity to abandon more of the irksome restraints that common sense and wisdom had developed and installed. The proponents of this social demolition achieve their irrational purpose by publicly embracing absurdity through slogans while vilifying any who do not support their stance by extrapolated and voluminous accusation. The purpose of the slogan is to enshrine irrational fears, or fancies, as truth through the use of presumptuous words, so a public pronouncement would proceed as such:
Dissembles the real nature of the claim
Identifies any dissenters as enemies of the truth
Acts as an excuse for any crimes committed in its name
People who contradict their claims are trouble-making bigots, which makes them enemies of the community, if not humanity, and deserving of persecution.
All of which is an attack upon truth, upon clear thinking and plain speaking.