In Munich Germany in 1923, Adolph Hitler instituted the “Beer Hall Putsch”. This attempted coup was a total failure as far as seizing power and it resulted in Hitler’s arrest. After a 24 day trial, which he used as a propaganda forum, he was sentenced to five years in prison. He served only nine months. In the short term, it was a setback for the Nazis, but we all know how it turned out in the end.Of course, there are massive differences between Germany in the 1920s and the United States today and a fascist dictatorship is not on the horizon for the US in this period. However, we have to take what happened yesterday extremely seriously and understand the forces at work.

Source: The DC Riot: Lessons and Perspectives – Oakland Socialist

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