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I’ve been watching Triumph of the Will over the past few days. It’s very powerful, and – though fascinating – difficult to watch straight through. In reading up about it online, I stumbled upon this paragraph. So note to the US; you already have you own PATRIOT-ically named Enabling Act – these are other warning signs to watch out for: “Just prior to the filming of “Will,” Hitler had also achieved passage of the famous Enabling Acts (in response to the burning of the Reichstag), which gave the government the power to open people’s mail, tap their phones, break into their homes and collect their personal financial data without a warrant, and imprison protesters or corral them into separate zones. The Acts so offended the German parliament that Hitler had to add to them a 4-year sunset provision, so they’d automatically expire should his war on terrorism end within that time span.”

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