Freedom for “Safety”

…I do not see that one can blame the majority of [blank] who, in [blank], believed that the [blank] was the work of [blank]. What one can blame them for, and what shows their
terrible collective weakness of character clearly for the first time
during the [blank], is that this settled the matter. With sheepish
submissiveness the [blank] people accepted that, as a result of the [blank], each one of them lost what little personal freedom and dignity
was guaranteed by the constitution; as though it followed as a
necessary consequence. If [blank] had burned down the [blank],
it was perfectly in order that the government took "decisive measures"!

Any ideas? Hint: it was written in 1939, describing events of 1933. See here for the answer.

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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More


  1. Jill on June 6, 2006 at 09:18

    Will history repeat itself. Funny how when you look back through history statments like these abound. As someone once said, those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.

  2. Kim on June 7, 2006 at 19:10

    Check out my commentary "What's a Little Loss of Privacy for the sake of Security?"

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