This very moving article may well be disinformation:
“Then they took our guns
“Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily."
Touching testimony, but why would it include a serious distortion, if not outright lie? See this article on the 1st point quoted:
Gun Control in Germany, 1928-1945 by William L. Pierce
What do you think?
“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”
This is my eye-witness account."
On the creeping gradualism, I think we're in full swing, and repeating something typically takes a fraction of the time it took to do it the first time.
From today's news, another example of the creep: cars requiring black boxes.
This is one more significant privacy invasion. Unfortunately it joins a long and growing list. At what point are we totally controlled?
Related, I think, is this article on "preppers":
50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet by Michael Snyder
He basically uses facts to paint a picture of how America is falling apart at the seams, and prepping makes a lot of sense.
Could it be these articles are related in the sense that with all of the problems on this list - and some really big ones not mentioned - would we, in this day and age, let a dictator in to solve them? 98% of Austrians voted Hitler in. Certainly is a lesson there.