i went to a teach-in about the school of the americas (now called whisc: western hemisphere institute for security cooperation - how orwellian!) and something really struck me. the speaker was this woman in her golden years named pat. i was talking to her after everything was over and she said
she was proud to live in america in her day and wondered what it would have been like to live in germany under hitler. she said that she recently realized that living in america today is like living in germany while the nazi's were in power.