BERLIN. - "Nazi leaders, realizing that Nazism is losing ground, are attempting to divert attention from their failure by campaigns against Jews, Catholics and members of Stahlhelm." - Cable News
Supposing I should come to you And say to you, "Good day to you. I have no quarrel with you, but I've rather flunked my job, And I must divert attention, So I thought I'd like to mention That, in manner rather brutal, I must bash you on the nob." Would you reply politely, in a fashion sweetly meek? Or would your mood be critical and snarky, so to speak? Supposing I said to you, "Good morning, sir. I'm scorning, sir, The use of any subterfuge: truth may not be abused. But a certain noisy faction Of my mob requires distraction, And I seek a counter-irritant to keep the boys amused. So, since you are quite defenceless, I must kick you in the slats." Do you think we might see eye to eye, as fellow democrats? If, on the other hand, I said, "See here, my man! I fear, my man, I much dislike your style of face! You're small and mild and weak. I admit you cannot harm me, But my people's threats alarm me; So in efforts to divert them, I shall biff you on the beak. If you resist my action, I'll be most annoyed with you." Do you think you could appreciate my novel point of view? Suppose I then man-handled you And battered you and scattered you In pieces o'er the landscape, all for "patriotic" ends -- If, so hap, one may term any Such method made in Germany -- Would you refuse to squeal or seek the aid of outside friends? Not even if I told you it was for the common good, And so held the boys together? No? I hardly thought you would.
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