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up to Hitler’s rise to power and throughout his reign. When masses of people are raised with as strict hand to bedisciplined, unquestioning, and obedient, they are more likely to be wooed unconsciously by a charismatic andauthoritarian father-figure who “knows what’s best” for them.The following is a quote of Miller, A. (1998) in one of her papers,"The Political Consequences of Child Abuse":Of course children in other countries have been and still are mistreated in the name of upbringing or care giving,but hardly as babies and hardly with the systematic thoroughness characteristic of the Prussian pedagogy. In thetwo generations before Hitler's rise to power, the implementation of this method was brought to a high degree ofperfection in Germany. With this foundation to build on, Hitler finally achieved what he wanted: "My ideal ofeducation is hard. Whatever is weak must be hammered away. In the fortresses of my militant order a generationof young people will grow to strike fear into the heart of the world. Violent, masterful, unafraid, cruel youth iswhat I want. Young people must be all that. They must withstand pain. There must be nothing weak or tenderabout them. The free-magnificent predator must flash from their eyes again. I want them strong andbeautiful...That way I can fashion things anew." This education program revolving on the extermination ofeverything life-giving was the forerunner of Hitler's plans for the extermination of an entire nation. Indeed it wasthe prerequisite for the ultimate success of his designs.Miller, A.,(1998). The Political Consequences of Child Abuse. The Journal of Psychohistory26 (2), Fall 1998. Retrieved fromRE: Consider the TCOProfessor Jones 5/14/2016 3:07:39 PMVery interesting. I would add to this Milgram's Experiment but perhaps even more the Stanford PrisonExperiment. Hmmm...RE: Consider the TCOAyanna Smith 5/14/2016 5:52:37 PMProfessor,I thought of those two experiments, desensitizing and reprogramming a society to view things asnormal and acceptable so that a leader may be able to easily manipulate and unify them in theircampaign.
6/6/16, 10:36 PMTopic Print ViewPage 50 of 50(NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…scending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseRE: Consider the TCOProfessor Jones 5/15/2016 8:10:12 AMIndeed. They reveal things about people that well, are not so flattering. Sigh...RE: Consider the TCOBrooke Secor 5/15/2016 1:39:37 PMI don't know, sometimes when I watch the Trump rallies and listen to the more hardcore supporters I think it reallywouldn't be all that hard to probably take over a little nation down on its luck. If you can get Americans, who are madeup of immigrants, to say "yes ban all Muslims". "yes, build a wall to keep Mexicans out" and want to put someone incharge who wants to put these policies in place. It is no longer the leap for me on how someone like Hitler was able totake over and convince people to do what he did anymore. It is really sad.