Even Hitler Needed Friends

By James A. Kidney Hitler had Joseph Goebbels and Joachim von Ribbentrop.  Donald Trump has Roger Stone and Paul Manafort.  God help us. Goebbels was Hitler’s propaganda minister and a close associate.  Hitler named Goebbels his successor in his will. Goebbels actually had the title of Reich Chancellor for one day after Hitler died.  Then he killed his wife, six children and himself in advance of the Russian seizure of Hitler’s bunker. Nearly every ugly theme of the Nazi regime was supported by the thinking and actions of Goebbels. Ribbentrop, a close confidant of Hitler’s, was Nazi Germany’s foreign minister from 1938 until 1945.  He was executed after trial at Nuremburg.  He helped broker the Pact of Steel, an alliance with Mussolini’s Italy, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union which Hitler later discarded. It is way past time to apologize for, or to be reticent in … Read more of this post . . .

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