Originally Posted by Michie
most folks today probably think that Hitler was just one more guy doing what was right for him and who are we to judge?
Opposition to Hitler was often considered a pecuilar obsession of liberals, socialists and labor union members. Conservatives like Charles Lindbergh and Sen. Robert "Mr. Republican" Taft took the view that the German Right was harmless or even a positive good. They mocked union members who lead efforts to boycott Nazi goods.
The sad thing was that during the McCarthy era when it should have been clear that Hitler represented nothing but evil, many of the liberals who opposed him in the 1930's were given that insulting label of "premature anti-fascists." The very use of that phrase should be offensive.
LABOR RALLY AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN:
LABOR FIGHTS THE RIGHT WING: