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He doesn't talk about the 1930s because his petition is not getting enough support. Or not principally. The reference to the 1930s is about something else. First DoDo's "reluctance of personal friends to take risks against the angry mob". And then
Es sind ja auch nur die leeren Flüchtlingsheime die brennen, nicht unsere Häuser. Und wenn als nächstes die Flüchtlinge selbst brennen, dann geht uns das doch gar nichts an. Wir gucken lieber DSDS und außerdem fängt nächste Woche ja die Bundesliga wieder an. ,,Lass mich doch in Ruhe mit Deinem Politkram, uns tut doch niemand was. Übertreib doch nicht. Die Gefahr sind doch nicht die besorgten Bürger, die Gefahr ist der Islam, der Ami, der Jude, der Euro, der Fremde."
Ja, mit Ausnahme von Euro, DSDS und Bundesliga, wird man Ähnliches in den 30er Jahren auch gehört haben.
It's only empty refugee homes to burn, not our houses. And when next the refugees themselves burn, it will also be none of our concern. We prefer to watch DSDS ["Germany's got Talent" (?)] and moreover the Bundesliga bagins next week. "Leave me in peace with your politics, nobody is doing anything to us. Don't overreact. The danger is not the 'concerned citizens', but Islam, the American, the Jew, the Euro, the foreigner"."
Yeah, with the exception of the Euro, talent shows and the Bundesliga, one would have heard very similar things in the 1930s.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 12th, 2015 at 06:42:55 AM EST
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