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A Nazi Coincidence

Coincidently I'm sure, yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the founding of the German Workers Party, who one year later changed their name to the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party.

Initially a tiny organisation, they recruited disaffected, angry and often unemployed young men. They began with protests much like the one in St Kilda yesterday, often hugely outnumbered by police and counter protesters.

They were rarely met with widespread condemnation in either the media or the government, in fact some members of the Reichstag openly supported and marched with them.

Eventually they grew powerful enough to start the bloodiest global conflict in history and perpetrate some of the worst crimes against humanity ever witnessed.

But that was 100 years ago.

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