July 20, 1934 New York Times lead page which is all about labor unrest due to the Great Depression and the ‘huge heat wave’ which was the hottest heat wave in the US in the last 800 years. Note that the democratic governments that ‘won’ WWI deliberately cut back on raw goods imports into Germany after Hitler was elected. It was an attempted economic coup coming in the very middle of the Great Depression which was suicidally stupid.
This radicalized the German people. It made Hitler, heading a minority government teetering on the edge of being removed, into a hero. It cemented the Nazis into power. Today, we are having a heat wave as is normal in July that is nothing very bad compared to the much hotter heat wave of 1934. It is being advertised as hotter than 1934 via using the ‘heat index’ rather than ‘temperature’. So, comparing the heat/humidity index with the temperature index means adding another 15 F degrees to the present temperature to haul it closer to the actual heat of 1934,
That heat wave caused lots of deaths back then. Note the ‘price fixing’ story whereby the NRA, a socialist program tried by FDR, fixed prices so they would not fall. Note the other top story at the NY Times in 1934: 50 strikers were SHOT by GUNS in order to break a strike! This was in Seattle, not Chicago. Note, too, how strikers in California lost after a huge battle there. Minneapolis striking truck drivers were suppressed after being SHOT by police when the truckers did a convoy.
All the blame for WWII is dumped on Germany and Japan but both were violent due to economic forces which they tried to control via conquest of neighbors. But there was no peace nor love in any country in the hottest summer in nearly 1,000 years. History’s pot was boiling over that summer.
In 1968, I was the only human on earth trying hard to get into East Germany. Back then, I asked to visit East Germany and got permission to go there. I was delighted to go but foolishly gave a speech in Nüremberg just before leaving, talking about Operation Paperclip and my determination to go to the secret caves in East Germany in order to retrace my father’s steps there during WWII.
So I was immediately arrested and deported. East Germany was a police state with the entire country an open prison. I have direct experience interacting with a total police state because I made a number of phone calls to East Germany and argued with the government there including finally telling them, they could not stop me coming over to visit and be even more annoying.
All socialist states end up police states. This is the only way they can maintain power. Once into office, they cling to it and due to incompetence and a refusal to understand human nature and reality, they destroy democracy in order to maintain their police states.
Below is a blast from my own past in Brooklyn: I took over 6th Avenue and brought in businesses saving the street while one block over, leftist radicals fought hard to stop fixing up the place and leave it a slum:
Old housing dies unless it is restored by renovators. Leftists love slums and want to keep slums slummy. The South Bronx was nearly totally destroyed by liberal housing rent controls. The poor got to stay in deteriorating housing while actively looting and burning down these neighborhoods. The Fifth Avenue Committee are and were when I fought them, outright communists. They also threatened my life until the 78th Precinct cops went after them for this.
When I began personal work designed to save NYC, whole communities under ‘rent control’ laws were burning down like crazy. Housing was vanishing and being replaced with nothing due to high crime. When crime was suppressed, value of vacant lots rose! Isn’t that amazing? Piles of rubble where once there was housing: this was liberalism at work.
Well, the radical leftists are turning back the clock. Why did Congresswoman AOC fight to stop jobs in her district? Because her voter base are welfare leeches! They don’t want ‘community’ they want handouts. But ever her own base, the working poor, are turning on her due to her actions killing potential jobs. I finally fled Brooklyn due to bad schools that to this day, remain unfixable due to leftist communist ideologies about how to run schools.
They are pushing hard, nationally, to wreck all schools totally. This is key to power: make it impossible to think or do anything, just be a good political robot and keep the Rulers in power, obey Big Brother or else.