History Continues To Repeat Itself. Democracy Can Allow The Rise Of A Dictatorship.

Democracy can be a fragile thing.

During the height of Ancient Greece, people were expected to pay homage to Alexander the Great.

At its zenith, the people of the Roman Empire were expected to proudly proclaim “Hail, Caesar!”

In the early 1930s through the early 1940s, people in Germany and the people residing within its sphere of expanded territorial influence would clamor in unison,  “Sieg Heil” to Adolf Hitler.

It seems that people do not learn from history.

The governments of Ancient Greece, of Ancient Rome, and of the Weimar Republic in Germany (1919 – 1933) were democracies that gave way to dictatorships.

History continues to repeat itself.

All this gives way to the following YouTube video interview that I wish to share with the readers of Roland’s Ramblings. It is entitled “Shutting Down Bulls!*t with a Holocaust Survivor.”

The video interview is food for thought, especially considering that some people today believe that the Democracy of American Government is being threatened because of the recent election for President of the United States of America by Donald Trump.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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