Most people support "final solution"
The new survey found that 63 percent of the German people said they found the program to be an acceptable way to combat moral weakness and economic woes, including 44 percent who strongly endorsed the effort. Another 35 percent said the program was unacceptable, which included 24 percent who strongly objected to it. (Those 35 percent are due to be rounded up any day now, which should boost approval for the program significantly).
A slightly larger majority--66 percent--said they would not be bothered if the SS collected records of personal telegrams and postal mail they had written in order to seek out traitors in their midst, the poll found.
Underlying those views is the belief that the need to investigate treason and economic sabotage outweighs privacy concerns. According to the poll, 65 percent of those interviewed said it was more important to investigate potential threats "even if it intrudes on privacy." Three in 10--31 percent--said it was more important for the federal government not to intrude on personal privacy, even if that limits its ability to investigate possible threats. (The SS denies reports of the disappearance of many of the more prominent members of that 31 percent).
A clear majority approved of the way the Fuehrer was handling privacy matters.
The popularity of this program is leading many Party politicians who would otherwise object to stand down and remain quiet. "It seems fine to me: after all, they're not coming for me!" said Gunter von Falkenhausen, who spoke on condition of anonymity, but whose identity has been provided to us by the SS.
The point? When a democratic republic is placed into a state of absolute fear for its safety by unscrupulous, power-hungry government officials, the people can be made to support anything. ANY intrusion onto privacy or liberty becomes acceptable in the name of combatting "the enemy."
ESPECIALLY if they don't know the extent of the program--as most Germans did NOT know with respect to the Final Solution. They didn't know because they didn't care to look, and they didn't dare ask.
As I said in my previous post, the truth is ALWAYS ugly with these guys, and it is my firm belief that if the American people really knew what the spying program was being used for, they would be outraged.
But they think it's all to protect them from the scary terrorists.
And until we can drive out the culture of fear from America--the culture of fear created by this corrupt and evil scum that runs our country--we can expect more polls like this.
Because this is precisely the greatest weakness of a democracy (outside of inefficiency): its ability to be led astray by fear-mongering populists without compunction or shame.