Does The Republican
National Committee Not Want You to Know About The Comparisons Between
Hitler and Bush?
men--like all human beings--began life at the beginning.
born into a lower middle class family in 1889 in Braunau-am-Inn,
Bush was born into a wealthy family in 1946 in New Haven,
Klara when she was a young woman:
Barbara when she was a little girl:
were mediocre students in school.
as drawn by a classmate:
entrance to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. For years Hitler
tried to become a painter and struggled in obscure
poverty. One of Hitler's paintings:
Bush was a
entrant to Yale University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree
in history in 1968.
served in their country's military.
broke out Hitler, an Austrian citizen, volunteered to serve in the
German army. He won the Iron Cross Second Class and the Iron
Cross First Class--similar to the U.S. military's Bronze Star
and Silver Star--and was wounded in combat.
War Bush joined the Texas National Guard. Even with this
light and relatively safe duty he found it inconvenient to
perform his duties and failed to report to his post in Alabama.
failed in politics during their first attempt.
World War I
ended in 1918 Hitler struggled for years as the leader of an
obscure political party. Hitler at a Nazi Party meeting in
Bush unsuccessfully ran for
Congress as a
Republican Party candidate in 1978.
Both men lived off the
Hitler was a vegetarian, a
teetotaler, and a non-smoker. Here he relaxes in his
Munich apartment in the early 1930's.
After his National Guard
Bush obtained an MBA from Harvard. His father's
friends helped him with business ventures such as ownership
in the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Both men were arrested
by the police.
for participating in a failed coup against the Bavarian government in
1923. He was given a five year sentence to Landsberg, a minimum
security prison. He only served 6 months. Here he is being
feted by visiting friends while in prison in 1924.
Bush was arrested for driving
while under the
influence of alcohol in 1976.
Both men had their
the Alps with his pet German Shepard in 1932.
Bush with his family in 1990.
Both Hitler and Bush
became heads of
state after failing to win a majority in their
respective national election. Both men had
powerful allies who manipulated the
country's legal system to bring them to power. In
both cases these powerful allies thought their man was completely
under their control.
of the German votes in the 1932 election. He was appointed
Chancellor by Paul von Hindenburg, the figurehead President
of Germany in 1933.
popular election by over 500,000 votes. He was given the
electoral victory when the United States Supreme Court refused to allow
a recount of the votes from the state of Florida. Florida was
controlled by Bush's brother Jeb. The United States Supreme
Court justices of 2000.
were catapulted to authority by a terrorist attack against their
Hitler seized emergency
powers after a foreign terrorist was blamed for setting
fire to the German parliament building in 1933.
emergency powers after foreign terrorists crashed air planes
into the World Trade Center buildings in 2001.
came to power
over a Germany that had massive unemployment and was the laughing stock
of Europe. Bush came to power over an America that had
prosperity and enormous international respect. After 4 years
Hitler ended the unemployment and made Germany a military power in
Europe. Bush lost the most jobs since the Great Depression of the
1930's and has made America the most hated nation in the
used the emergency to create a police state.
opened special camps for those he thought were enemies of
Germany. These were shrouded in secrecy. The average German
knew only that the camps existed but not details of what went
on within the camps's fences.
camps for those he thought were enemies of America. These
camps also were shrouded in secrecy. The average American
does not know what happens inside these camps.
people sent to their camps without the right to counsel and
without the consent of any court.
terrible things happened that the German people
only learned about at the end of World War II and after
things happen that we are not allowed to learn about.
lied to their people to justify an unprovoked attack on another
before the German parliament at the beginning of World War II.
the United States Congress before the Second Iraq War.
used their diplomats to make a mockery of international legal
here is seen
with Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joachim von Ribbentrop
and the Japanese Ambassador. Ribbentrop helped Hitler
to effectively destroy the League of Nations.
State, Colin Powell, helped Bush to emasculate the United Nations.
their country's military engage in aggressive war in defiance of
The German military in
States military in Iraq.
first four years of power Hitler did not start a war. He
waited until he could end unemployment and bring Germany to a level of
prosperity that could support war. It was during his next four
years that he started a war and began the mass murder of
people he considered the enemies of Germany.
prematurely declared victory early in their war of conquest.
the "easy" fall of France in the Summer of 1940.
"easy" fall of Iraq in the Spring of 2003.
claimed to liberate conquered peoples from a murderous tyrant.
"free" Russia from the evil Jozef Stalin, the Russian dictator who
murdered millions of Russians in the 1930's. Russians "liberated"
by the German military.
"free" Iraq from the evil Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator who
murdered thousands of Iraqis. An Iraqi child "liberated" by the
United States military.
desperate because of the defeat of the German military in the
Spring of 1945 forced children to fight for him. When that did
not work he committed suicide.
. . .
the standards of human decency and betrayed the German people.
At the end
of Hitler's 12 year reign foreign armies ruled over a
ruined and devastated Germany.
next four years of his administration will George W. Bush evolve into
an American Hitler?