Karma and stuff
Jun 16, 1997 06:09 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>That must have been an absolutely horrendous experience! Destruction on that
>scale is usually capable of being wrought only by governments, in this case
>the Nazi government. One of the early acts of the Nazi government was to
>disarm the German population. (This was also one of the things that King
>George tried to do to the American colonialists as soon as they became
>restless.) Had the German people not been disarmed the Nazis may not have
>been able to retain power long enough to unleash the horrors they did in
>Europe which included bombing your aunt's street. A disarmed citizenry is
>extremely vulnerable to tyranny and its horrors, I believe.
You sent a long post, Lynn, so I shall try and respond to it in parts,
as here. I don't know how many of the German people under the Nazis
were armed, but my guess is not all of them by any means. The fact that
is often forgotten in general discussions re Nazis was that the Nazi
party in pre-WWII Germany was fairly and democratically elected.
As for king George, well he was crazy. Whether or not the colonialists
in what became the US were armed, he had not a hope in hell of waging a
successful campaign from such a vast distance. Sending fresh ammo some
3000 miles by sailing ships would not have worked too well ...
As an aside, one of the lesser known dangers in England during WWII was
shrapnel falling out of the sky during air raids. We kids used to try
to collect it after air raids - a BIG piece was highly prized. I found
a real good lump one day, only it was still very hot, and I burned my
hand. People were occasionally killed by the stuff making holes in them
on its way to earth.
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