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.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. 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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