Psychology professor Dr. Blake Armstrong, who teaches at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, was caught on video comparing the Tea Party to the Nazis.
You’ve got to love the new “everybody-is-a-journalist” era. Phones with cameras has leveled the educational playing field.
To cover his tracks, Armstrong “told his students not to ‘tell anybody’ about his remarks — but one of his students had already started filming after he allegedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a ‘bastard’ for using the name ‘Cruz’ to win his election.”
Then he said this:
“In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people were kind of tired of them. They’ve been around since 1920, 11 years now. They’ve won seats — they’re like the tea party! That’s such a good example.”
He went on to say:
“But in the sense of how they politically came to power, there’s a good analogy there. That eventually people realized, ‘Oh, these Nazis are a bunch of nuts,’ ‘These tea party people are a bunch of nuts.’ I mean, the analogy really is a good analogy.”
Like most liberals, Dr. Armstrong is ignorant about history. He needs to stick to psychology, although I suspect that since he is so wrong about history, that his students should be wary that his psychology is really psychobabble.
Liberals don’t like to be reminded that “Nazi” stands for National Socialism, as Daniel Hannan points out in his article “Leftists Become Incandescent When Reminded of the Socialist Roots of Nazism”:
“So total is the cultural victory of the modern Left that merely to recount this fact [that Nazism is Socialism] is jarring. But few at the time would have found it especially contentious. As George Watson put it in The Lost Literature of Socialism: ‘It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too.’
“The clue is in the name. Subsequent generations of Leftists have tried to explain away the awkward nomenclature of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party as either a cynical PR stunt or an embarrassing coincidence. In fact, the name meant what it said.”
The Democrat Party Platform is socialistic to its core with elements of fascism thrown in for good measure. This means that modern-day Democrats are more aligned with National Socialism than any Tea Party member ever could be.
“We are socialists,” Adolf Hitler said in a May Day speech of May 1, 1927. “We are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”
The Tea Party is anti-socialism and pro-capitalism.
Like Obama and liberals in general, the Nazis did not like educational competition. All the schools in Germany were Nazified. Educational control was taken away from parents and local authorities and “Every person in the teaching profession, from kindergarten through the universities, was compelled to join the National Socialist Teachers’ League which, by law, was held ‘responsible for the execution of the ideological and political co‑ordination of all the teachers in accordance with the National Socialist doctrine.’” ((William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960), 249.))
The State was to be supported “without reservation” and teachers took an oath to “be loyal and obedient to Adolf Hitler.” ((Shirer, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 2.))
This is not the Tea Party.
Hitler’s goal was to remake the social, cultural, political, educational, and moral climate of his day in the image of the Nazi worldview. “In Germany there was Nazi truth, a Nazi political truth, a Nazi economic truth, a Nazi social truth, a Nazi religious truth, to which all institutions had to subscribe or be banished.” ((C. Gregg Singer, From Rationalism to Irrationality: The Decline of the Western Mind from the Renaissance to the Present (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1979), 28.))
All competing worldviews were expunged from the State educational curriculum. A similar approach has been going on the United States for decades. While there’s been some push back with Common Core, liberals will continue to push for a nationalized educational curriculum that they will control.
The National Socialists are teaching in our nation’s colleges and universities. They, like the Nazis, are socialists. Dr. Armstrong fits in quite well.