The Reichstag fire was an arson attack on the Reichstag building (German parliament) in Berlin on February 27, 1933. The Nazis stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch council communist, had been caught at the scene of the fire, and he was arrested for the crime. Van der Lubbe was an unemployed bricklayer who had recently arrived in Germany. The Nazis stated that van der Lubbe had declared that he had started the fire. Van der Lubbe was tried and sentenced to death. The fire was used as evidence by the Nazi Party that communists were plotting against the German government. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.
Adolf Hitler, who had been sworn in as Chancellor of Germany on January 30, urged President Paul von Hindenburg (President of the Weimar Republic) to pass an emergency decree, the Reichstag Fire Decree, to suspend civil liberties in order to counter the ruthless confrontation of the Communist Party of Germany; under the decree, most civil liberties in Germany, including habeas corpus, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, the right of free association and public assembly, and the secrecy of the post and telephone were suspended and were never again renewed under the Nazi regime.
After passing the decree, the government instituted mass arrests of communists, including all of the Communist Party parliamentary delegates. With their bitter rival communists gone and their seats empty, the Nazi Party went from being a plurality party to the majority, thus enabling Hitler to consolidate his power through the passage of the Enabling Act, a special law that gave the Chancellor the power to pass laws by decree, without the involvement of the Reichstag; the Nazis devised the Enabling Act to gain complete political power without the need of the support of a majority in the Reichstag and without the need to bargain with their coalition partners.
The measure went into force on March 27, 1933, and, in effect, made Hitler dictator of Germany. [x]
I’m just glad that literally everyone who isn’t a TERF agrees that they’re awful. Like. Everyone. SJWs? Hate TERFs. Anti-SJWs? Hate TERFs. Communists? Hate TERFs. Nazis? Hate TERFs. Trump supporters? Hate TERFs. Hillary supporters? Hate TERFs. Bernie supporters? Still hate TERFs. Like if there’s intense discourse and a TERF shows up, both sides attack the TERF. Maybe we can finally have world peace by uniting in our mutual hatred of TERFs. It’s such a beautiful thing that we all have a common enemy lol.
DISCLAIMER SINCE TERFS ARE ILLITERATE DUMBASSES AND A FEW OTHERS TOOK THIS SERIOUSLY: THIS IS NOT A PRO-NAZI POST. I CANT STAND NAZIS. THE POST, FIRST OF ALL, WAS A JOKE TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE IT WAS LATE AT NIGHT AND I WAS AMUSED BY THE FACT THAT THE ONLY THINGS RIGHT AND LEFT WING RADICALS AND MODERATES AGREE ON IS THAT TERFS ARE AWFUL. THATS IT. YALL IN THE REPLIES ACTIN LIKE IM HOSTING A DELIGHTFUL TEA PARTY WITH HITLER NEED TO KINDLY KNOCK IT OFF SINCE I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH HATEFUL PEOPLE THAT WANT ME AND MY LOVED ONES DEAD. I HATE NAZIS. I HATE TERFS. I CANT STAND TRUMP EITHER. THANK YOU, AND CONGRATS TO ALL THE DUMBASS TERFS WHO MADE THIS GODDAMN DISCLAIMER NECESSARY. —-
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Posted: 3/10/17 ~11:30p.m.
with the times we live in now, i think it’s important to note that this:
is entirely different from this:
The first one is a religious symbol used in multiple religions such as Hinduism or Buddhism.
The term “swastika” comes from the Sanskrit word “
स्वस्तिक” which is more accurately translated as “svastika.” It means a particularly lucky object. The symbol is as old as history:
The second picture is a symbol co-opted by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party - the Nazis. Hitler, choosing this symbol, stated, “As National Socialists, we see our program in our flag. In red, we see the social idea of the movement; in white, the nationalistic idea; in the swastika, the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work.“
The main difference? The second one is tilted at a 45 degree angle and used in the common white circle on a red background.
clarification: most swastikas in western society are probably used for neo-nazi purposes. however, it’d be unwise to dismiss the true origins of the swastika, which is one of peace.