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(111,263 posts)
Fri May 29, 2020, 11:39 PM May 2020

Reichstag Fire



Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of February 27, 1933, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and widely believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers.
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Music Man

(1,188 posts)
2. Even with all the talk of false flags,
Fri May 29, 2020, 11:49 PM
May 2020

the Reichstag comparison didn't occur to me until you mentioned it. I think you're on to something.

No matter the instigators of violent protests, it can't be underestimated how much Trump and Company will use this as evidence that a strongman, law and order type is needed. One would think these circumstances show the vital need for criminal justice reform and a spirit of love and compassion, but 1968 proves that's not necessarily how voters react. Same with 2004.


(12,425 posts)
8. Sorry, 1942-1945
Sat May 30, 2020, 12:07 AM
May 2020

Japanese internment camps were established during World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt through his Executive Order 9066. From 1942 to 1945, it was the policy of the U.S. government that people of Japanese descent would be interred in isolated camps.Feb 21, 2020


(13,059 posts)
4. That is my fear too and that's one reason why I think that the rioters are making a big mistake.
Fri May 29, 2020, 11:51 PM
May 2020

They are giving Trump just what he wants.


(23,738 posts)
6. The effectiveness of the Russian strategy...
Fri May 29, 2020, 11:58 PM
May 2020

...relies on exploiting existing conflicts in the target society. I could probably dig out the reference to this in the Russian Information Warfare paper that I first read it in, but it's not really hard to see.

They were promoting several regional secessionist movements in the US over the last few years (Republic of CA and one in TX), so it's no surprise what they'd like to see in the end. Break us up as they were.

But yeah, kinda razor's edge stuff going on right now.


(12,425 posts)
11. No sarcasm thingy....are you for real?
Sat May 30, 2020, 12:19 AM
May 2020

Or just sitting in your penthouse overlooking Central Park?


(95,631 posts)
12. Actually, I'm a 10 min walk from Barclays Center
Sat May 30, 2020, 12:22 AM
May 2020

And I stand by my statement. You have no evidence that "they" (undefined) instigated the violent protests.


(12,425 posts)
13. You are not denying that there are violent protesters...
Sat May 30, 2020, 12:28 AM
May 2020

Whoever ‘they’ are...want chaos ... I am not sure that ‘who’ matters....violence is happening...

And if, God forbid, another black person gets seriously injured in this chaos, anywhere....💣💥


(95,631 posts)
15. There are absolutely violent protestors...
Sat May 30, 2020, 09:31 AM
May 2020

...and no evidence (a la the "REICHSTAG FIRE" reference) that violence is being instigated by the authorities.

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