Apt Comparison?

Times & Seasons has an interesting article comparing the LDS church to the efficiencies of the German Army

Read it here.

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6 thoughts on “Apt Comparison?

  1. Holy historical confusion, Batman!

    Seriously, it was a comparison made in the nineteen-teens, about the Kaiser’s army. It had nothing to do with World War II, Hitler, or the Third Reich.

    Also, it was the SS and the Nazi party that perpetrated the Holocaust, not the German army.

  2. The shame of the German army is that it stood back and mostly just watched while the Nazis ran amok. The German army was really the only institution in Germany with the clout and prestige to put a lid on Hitler – which they failed to do rather miserably.

    Another interesting tidbit – when Japan forced itself rapidly into the modern age in the late 1800s, it modeled its institutions off of other modern nations. It sent the ENTIRE government on a world tour to pick up brainstorming ideas.

    For example, they decided to adopt the British postal system, the French factory system, and the German army and parliamentary system. They also had a few days of layover in Salt Lake City while touring the US.

    Back to your regularly scheduled program.

  3. “The shame of the German army is that it stood back and mostly just watched while the Nazis ran amok. The German army was really the only institution in Germany with the clout and prestige to put a lid on Hitler – which they failed to do rather miserably.”

    Definitely. I certainly wasn’t saying that the Bundeswehr was blameless. I was just trying to preemptively prevent the ignorance that is brewing on the original thread…

  4. By the way, the title of this post (if intentional) is actually a fairly sophisticated joke. It would be more apt, though, if the German Army comparison had really been a reference to Nazism.

  5. I thought the posting (or at least the comments) were clear that the comparison wasn’t to the Nazis.

    K, why would I be wasting sophisticated jokes here? 🙂

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