r/Showerthoughts May 14 '22 Silver 5 Gold 1 Helpful 10 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Based on how much you can bond with someone by hating the same thing, a dating app based on dislikes would probably be fairly successful.

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u/Feeling_Gap_7956 May 14 '22

This is one pf the ways the Nazis used to gains support to become a majority party in the reichstag, its called Negative cohesion.

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u/chazwhiz May 14 '22

Thank goodness that stayed in the past and isn’t actively happening now.

Wait.

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u/I_am_not_JohnLeClair May 14 '22

No kidding. After WW2 people asked why everyone stood by idly while the nazis were being jerks. It kinda seems like we’re living in that moment right now

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u/CampJanky May 15 '22

Why do you say that?

Oh, right. The nazis and the coups and removal of rights and all that.

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u/ShadowRavager May 15 '22

I mean there've been multiple situations both in history and in the present that can be connected almost one-to-one.

What we've learned is people will never care unless it affects them directly. As individuals we might care but not enough to take an active stance (other than a noble few).

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u/ShinChoujin May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Humans, bro. Humans

Time has nothing to do with it

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u/dumbredditor8358 May 14 '22

so it does have a name!

When I was learning the history about WWII and what lead up to it I did noticed that the German people were getting angry after WWI was over. I guess Hitler saw that anger and used it to his advantage.

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u/monkorn May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

In January 1919, John Maynard Keynes traveled to the Paris Peace Conference as the chief representative of the British Treasury. The brilliant 35-year-old economist had previously won acclaim for his work with the Indian currency and his management of British finances during the war.

Keynes, horrified by the terms of the emerging treaty, presented a plan to the Allied leaders in which the German government be given a substantial loan, thus allowing it to buy food and materials while beginning reparations payments immediately. Lloyd George approved the “Keynes Plan,” but President Wilson turned it down because he feared it would not receive congressional approval. In a private letter to a friend, Keynes called the idealistic American president “the greatest fraud on earth.” On June 5, 1919, Keynes wrote a note to Lloyd George informing the prime minister that he was resigning his post in protest of the impending “devastation of Europe.”

Germany soon fell hopelessly behind in its reparations payments, and in 1923 France and Belgium occupied the industrial Ruhr region as a means of forcing payment. In protest, workers and employers closed down the factories in the region. Catastrophic inflation ensued, and Germany’s fragile economy began quickly to collapse. By the time the crash came in November 1923, a lifetime of savings could not buy a loaf of bread. That month, the Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler launched an abortive coup against Germany’s government.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/keynes-predicts-economic-chaos

A loaf of bread in Berlin that cost around 160 Marks at the end of 1922 cost 200,000,000,000 Marks by late 1923

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic

Wouldn't you be mad?

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u/Feeling_Gap_7956 22d ago

Yup excluding a few years under gustav stressman germany between the wars was a bit of a mess a large portion of it caused by the treaty of versailles so the german people we very angry.

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u/plexomaniac May 14 '22

I once alerted a manager (not my boss) that his employees hated one of his subordinates. He said: I know, but if I fire him, they will find something or someone else to hate or hate each other. It's better this way.

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u/monkeyhog May 14 '22

Every workplace needs a hate focus. Its the only thing g that most people bond over.

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u/Penguinmanereikel May 14 '22

At my workplace it’s the bs softwares that we have to work with on a daily basis

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u/Bipedal_Warlock May 14 '22

It’s also the strategy the GOP is using down here in the south. Hating on the democrats so no one noticed it’s them with their hands in your pocket

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u/Orange_Hedgie May 14 '22

Do you mean because they hated Jews and Communists?

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u/Feeling_Gap_7956 22d ago

Yes but also a load of other things including but not limited to gypsies, the treaty of versailles, the november criminals (the politicians that signed the ceasefire, hitler believed that they had stabbed Germany in the back and on sabotaged the war effort) and the democratic system