We always ask, “how did it happen, how did it happen? How could Nazism happen? How could Stalinism?”
We have only heard a few scary stories on the news and we are already begging to be told exactly what to do and handing over our rights. OK, you personally aren’t but crowds of people are.
And now imagine if we’d been traumatized by a world war, a humiliating defeat, huge reparations, the insane Weimar Republic, how eager would we be for somebody to order us about and promise life without having to make decisions?
Nobody is too good to let it happen.