There are two people in history that touched the limits of cowardice in the 20th century. And there are two people in human history that are now setting new records of being coward as well as adrift in the 21st century.
It were Germans and those who appeased Hitler of late 1930’s and it is Muslims and Americans in the 21st century.
Everyone holds Hitler responsible. But the truth is that, like Bush, Hitler did very little.
Both Hitler and Bush are world class tyrants. However the evil actually done by the Third Reich, from the death camps to World War II was all done by German people who were afraid to question if what they were told by their government was the truth or not. So was the attitude of all those who appeased him. Fear was the upper most in their mind.
Germans behaved so because they did not want to admit to themselves that they were afraid to question the government. They refused to see the truth behind the Reichstag Fire, refused to see the fake invasion by Poland was purposely staged, and followed Hitler into national disaster. And so did the appeasers and those who were to fall victim to his aggression.
The German people of the late 1930s imagined themselves to be brave. They saw themselves as the heroic Germans depicted by the Wagnerian Operas, the descendants of the fierce Germanic warriors who had hunted wild boar with nothing but spears and who had defeated three of Rome’s mightiest legions in the Tuetenberg Forest.
In truth, just like modern day Muslims and American, by the 1930s, the German people had become materialistic and tamed. They had lost the main purpose of their existence. They were adrift. They were obsessed with material success. Muslims are worse than the Americans in this regard because they say they believe in the Qur’an, which repeatedly tells then that life on this earth is ephemeral.
However, when Muslims receive a “with us or against us” threat from the present day Pharaoh/Hitler, the first thing that comes to their mind is to protect their comfort zones. They think they are brave when they speak in the same language, same tone, same stress and intonation about eradicating “terrorism” through terrorism. They think they are brave when they slaughter their own Muslim brothers and level their homes.
Like Germans their self-image of bravery is both salve and slavery. Germans, too, were required to behave as if they were brave, even when they were not. So are Muslims. Despite a defeat on every front, Muslims think somehow Allah will help them address their misery while they either stay at home, or fight shoulder to shoulder with the American GIs. So are Americans, who think they are invincible and sooner or later the tyrannical adventures on the part of their government would succeed. They think they are undefeatable.
It’s easy to look back and realize what a dimwit Hitler was. So is Bush. However, look at the response from public. At the time, Hitler looked pretty good to the German people, with the help of the media. He was TIME Magazine’s Man Of The Year in 1938. Bush too, is re-elected with the support of some Muslims who organized themselves into “Muslims for Brush” communities.And above all Time Magazine declared him man of 2004.
The editor of Time magazine, Jim Kelly, says, President Bush’s bold, uncompromising leadership and his clear-cut election victory made him Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2004.
Allegations and reports of republicans rigging election is understandable. However, if a clear cut majority had voted against Bush, one might ask: to what extent Bush could rig elections to popular opposition? Or even if he could and he did, why couldn’t the masses who voted against him rise like those in Ukraine?
The German people assumed they were safe from a tyrant. So are Americans and Muslims who serve as puppets under the auspices of Washington. Germans lived in a Republic, after all, with strict laws regarding what the government could and more importantly could not do. So are Americans. They have assumed their democracy can never go wrong. It has been right and it will remain right. They are as helpless before a system as were German.
So is the case with Muslims, who love to support regimes of Musharraf, Karzai, Mubarak and others. Iraqi’s and Afghan are enlisting in thousands to serve and die for these chiefs of Modern day Pharaoh/Hitler -” and that is what is happening. They are dying for, just like the Americans are dying for Bush.
If we give Muslims the benefit of the doubt that they are enlisting because they have to feed their families; they are doing so for money, still that is exactly the opposite of what Islam teaches them. That’s why they are far more adrift and groping in the dark than Americans.
The Qur’an tells Muslims on numerous occasions, fear no one but Allah and those who believe have no fear. However, the fear that we see on their faces, with or without occupation, being the Kings and dictators, or being in the opposition (within the ruling system) is a telling sign of the lack of belief in what they read in the Qur’an.
The German people, as individuals, also had lost their courage. The German government preferred it that way as a fearful people are easier to rule than a courageous one. But, like the present day Americans, the German people didn’t wish to lose their self-image of courage. So, when confronted with a situation demanding individual courage, in the form of a government gone wrong, the German people simply pretended that the situation did not exist. And in that simple self-deception lay the ruin of an entire nation and the coming of the second World War. That is exactly what the Americans and Muslims have already paved the way for.
When the Reichstag burned down, most Germans simply refused to believe suggestions that the fire had been staged by Hitler himself. They were afraid to. So are Muslims. Countless Americans are doing research to prove that the government is lying about what happened on 9/11. To the contrary, Muslims are passing the official lies from Washington to convince each other that 9/11 was the handy work of Muslim.
American might not have done as bad, had their barbarians in Washington were not fully supported in their words and deeds by the coward and adrift Muslims. The Germans willed themselves to be blind to the evidence before their eyes, but they had far fewer resources and opportunities that Muslims and American have at their disposal today.
The Germans had no access to the internet. They had no one among them who could analyze videos from 9/11 for them. They had no Swiss analysts to instantly tell them that the tapes about Osama’s claim to have undertaken 9/11 are fake. They had no opportunity to see that the reasons for attacking Iraq nothing but lies. They were not as much at fault for not standing up to Hitler’s lies and deceptions as are Muslims and Americans today.
When Hitler requested temporary extraordinary powers, powers specifically banned under German law, but powers Hitler claimed he needed to have to deal with the "terrorists", the German people, having already sold their souls to their self-delusions, agreed. The temporary powers were conferred, and once conferred lasted until Germany itself was destroyed.
Today the situation is far worse. It is not only majority of the Americans silent over such sweeping powers, but it is that most of the Muslim countries have agreed to be the torture centers for the enforcers of the New World Order. It is not that the US is applying these laws to its citizens, it is that Muslims from Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq are sending plane loads of their people to be dealt by the empires’ “justice” system.
The way Bush knows he is dealing with 1.3 billion cowards who at the most would call the US names, Hitler knew he ruled just one nation of cowards, and knew he had to spend the money to make the new war something cowards could fight and win. He decorated his troops with regalia to make them proud of themselves, further trapping them in their self-image.
To day we see this phenomenon crossing boundaries of one nation under Hitler. Today persons like Karzai and Musharraf are crowned so that they in turn may continue sacrificing their troops and people for the interest of the fourth Reich or the last Pharaoh of human history.
Muslims are not supporting Bush because they are brave. They are silent "perfectly silent and submissive" just because they are coward. They cannot stand up to the US militarily, but they cannot do even this much to stand up together and say, all diplomatic relations with the US are severed till Israel leaves the occupied Arab lands, till the US withdraws its troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and till India withdraws its occupation forces from Kashmir. They think they would wither away. They are afraid, because they have more trust and belief in the power of the United States than the power of whom they claim they believe.
The German people were lured into WW2 exactly because they were cowards who wanted to be seen as brave. Like present day Americans  sending cruise missiles and dropping the most heavy bombs from the safe heights of B-52s, or who shoot unarmed civilians with the heavy guns, mounted on gunship helicopters  Germans too found that shooting long range weapons at people they could not see took less courage than standing up to Hitler.
Exactly what we see in Iraq that the Americans have to destroy a town before they occupy it, sent into battle by that false image of courage, the Germans, too, were dependent on their wonder-weapons. When the wonder-weapons stopped working, the Germans lost the war. That is absolutely not going to happen this time. The extremist barbarians in Washington will resort to nuclear and chemical weapons without hesitation the day they feel they are no more in control of their grand dreams.
The solution lies in Americans and Muslims realization that they cannot save their comfort zone with ignoring the truth. Both Americans and Muslims are the direct victims of the barbarian mindset of this age. Americans would do well to stand up to the tyrants and demand truth and justice. Muslims would have to keep the purpose of their existence on this earth, and the purpose for their accepting Islam, which of course is not supporting lies, deceptions, oppression, terrorism, and the expansion of the war of terror.
They are not Muslims to act and live in un-Islamic way. They are not Muslims to support injustice and fear the tyrants of this age. They are Muslims to live by the Qur’an and fear only Allah. They have to live by Islam and establish Islam as a way of life. If that is not the objective; if that is not the purpose of their life; if that is not the touchstone for judging their likes and dislikes, friends and foes and aims in life, calling onself a Muslim hardly makes any difference.
The future of humanity today lies in Muslims and Americans’ putting their respective acts together.