Brown Shirts

I’m sharing this over to the mission blog for those of you who don’t follow Random Thoughts.

Random Thoughts

I have made mention of the “brown shirts” in recent posts and I have received numerous questions on what they are.  Since this blog is a little lengthy, I am breaking it up into sections.  The first is a brief summary.  The second is a more detailed history.  The third is how this topic relates to current events.  The fourth is some of the references that I referred to.

1) “Brown Shirts” is a nickname for groups of men in the beginning of the Nazi Party.  They were put together by Hitler to create fear in the public, weed out dissenters, begin persecution of Jews and provide protection during rallies.  The term brown shirts came from the uniform that they wore.  During rallies and marches, the brown shirts would assault anyone who was not participating or showing support for the Nazi cause.  Their fear incitement is largely the reason why…

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