Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kevin found a really good Quote of the Day,

it's here.  I want to borrow a bit from further down, because it's worth putting out there on its own:
Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. Usually the strength of a mass movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil. When Hitler was asked whether he thought the Jew must be destroyed, he answered: "No.... We should have then to invent him. It is essential to have a tangible enemy, not merely an abstract one." F.A. Voigt tells of a Japanese mission that arrived in Berlin in 1932 to study the National Socialist movement. Voigt asked a member of the mission what he thought of the movement. He replied: "It is magnificent. I wish we could have something like it in Japan, only we can't, because we haven't got any Jews."


homebru said...

Maybe the Japanese didn't have Jews to disrespect. But they did and still do have Koreans and even their own Burakumin caste.

Firehand said...

Apparently they weren't sufficiently otherable to serve the purpose?