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In a post awhile ago, I shared some of the YouTube military history channels I follow. One of these, The Great War, ended, kind of, with the hundredth anniversary of the Versailles Treaty. Now the host of that channel, a Texas ex-pat named Indy Neidell, has started a new project called World War Two. This has basically the same format as the first, with a recap, week by week, of important events 80 years ago. Here’s the first one:
If you go to 2:00, you’ll hear the story of a staged “attack” on a radio station near the border. The SS “assaulted” the station wearing Polish uniforms, then left some dead “Polish” soldiers behind. This little stage play was used as a pretext to start the invasion of Poland.
All of this was just a continuation of years of sustained misinformation programs. Dissidents were suppressed, newspapers and radio stations were all under Nazi control, and undesirables were blamed for every problem. The loss in 1918, inflation and every downturn in the economy were all blamed on the Jews. Crime was caused by the Romani, while homosexuals, the insane and the feeble-minded poisoned the purity of the race. Eventually, the undesirables were rounded up; the bullet-riddled Polish bodies at the radio station were actually prisoners from a nascent concentration camp.
If we had a real education system that actually taught history, maybe some students will realize that most of the people using Fascist tactics are on the Left.