Saturday, May 25, 2013

JFK admired Fascism

A young John Kennedy toured Europe in the 1930s and wrote in his diary about Nazism.  The Daily Mail reports:
President Kennedy's travelogues and letters chronicling his wanderings through Germany before WWII, when Adolf Hitler was in power, have been unearthed and show him generally in favour of the movement that was to plunge the world into the greatest war in history.

'Fascism?' wrote the youthful president-to-be in one. 'The right thing for Germany.'

In another; 'What are the evils of fascism compared to communism?'

And on August 21, 1937 - two years before the war that would claim 50 million lives broke out - he wrote: 'The Germans really are too good - therefore people have ganged up on them to protect themselves.'
In 1937, JFK, the future Democrat President, was merely 20 years old.  One hopes that his judgment improved with age.

Today, Democrats repeatedly try to claim that conservatives are 'Nazis'  (remember "BusHitler"?).  This goes against a history of Democrats actually admiring national socialism.

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