We enter the Reichstag to arm ourselves with democracy’s weapons. If democracy is foolish enough to give us free railway passes and salaries, that is its problem. It does not concern us. Any way of bringing about the revolution is fine by us. If we succeed in getting sixty or seventy of our party’s agitators and organizers elected to the various parliaments, the state itself will pay for our fighting organization. That is amusing and entertaining enough to be worth trying
and the academic, diplomat and author Dr Jennifer Cassidy:
Read this. Do not look away. These are the words of Joseph Goebbels. You make the connection as you see fit. But read it. Save it. Share it. Read it again. I have never known of this quote & have shivers as I read each word. Thank @fascinatorfun for exposing this imperative read. pic.twitter.com/R6M1BNLUPk— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) July 2, 2019
My gut feel is that this is just another piece in the bizarre take over of British politics by the populist right since 2016 - each event on it's own seems almost laughable, but when they are taken together it becomes something entirely different.
We need our historians now…