Government impacts every single part of a person's life - even if they don't realize it at the time. In order to understand the political and social climate of any country, you need to understand their government and how it works.
Most of us look back with horror at what Hitler did to the Jews – and the slaughter on an industrialised scale that took place in Nazi extermination camps in German-occupied Poland and Germany during the 1940s. After WW2 most of us were convinced that there could never be a second Holocaust – but we were wrong, and now suddenly the warning omens are surfacing again all over Europe and in the United States.
One of the prime reasons why J.K. Rowling is so loved is that she brought the world Harry Potter, "The Boy Who Lived," and in doing so, created another generation of readers. Now, though, she's loved - and probably reviled, by some - for her incredibly sharp Twitter comments.
There is increased attention to young girls in DC that have gone missing.There have been 501 cases since the beginning of the year. The police say the number hasn't increased but, in fact, has decreased, but the force's increased use of social media is drawing attention to these cases.
We have seen it on our TV screens, we hear it on the radio, we continue to witness it in the movies and we have experienced it in person. The age of decadent, amoral behavior has redefined our nation. This transformation has rendered the United States incapable of healing the wounds that have divided this nation.
So - 1930s Germany and the Western world of today. Are there any serious similarities? Within the last five years, most of us would have said 'no - we've made a lot of progress since those dim days.' However, events have been moving rather swiftly lately, and it's maybe worth considering just where we are now.