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Past in Perspective.

'The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands

respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.'

Heinrich Himmler

Biologically, is there a case for the axiom that all men are created equal? Let us remove society from the equation. This month marks the anniversary of the foundation of the Nazi Party in Germany, in 1920. The ideologue for the party was simple: Let us make Germany great again. Adolf Hitler formed the party and garnered support with one demagogue based promise, on the ideologue mentioned previously. In the contemporary time, the lesson for all of us is paramount to consider. When the national morale is down on the basis of unemployment and a general feeling of hopelessness, let us not give into emotions. Let us not give away our freedom willingly, as was done to Hitler. What we need to do is to think rationally, or else the polity will become a space for fascism and tyranny.

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Publication:The Nation (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 20, 2018
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