How Hitler Utilized Red Scare to Obtain His Power Essay
“The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. We need law and order! Without it our nation cannot survive” (Scott, 153).
From Hitler’s perspective, the goal of economy was not equality, but rather efficiency. Because Communists, or dissenters, are dangerous to the society, Hitler saw no issue with excluding and punishing these people, despite how this invariably trumped human rights by destroying the opportunity to trade freely between people without the intervention of German government. Hitler did not prioritize the citizens’ rights, however, because by ensuring that the economy of Germany rested in his hand through reminding the people of the severe consequence of Communism, Hitler was able to seize absolute power. Clyde Miller demonstrates the absolute economic and political control Hitler had over the society:
“To Communism, all democratic liberties are destroyed. The most influential profit makes form a partnership with the