Last month, the End Times radio host Jan Markell saw her YouTube channel get shut down for supposedly violating YouTube's terms of service. Her channel was quickly restored once the right-wing news site WorldNetDaily reported on it, with YouTube admitting that Markell's channel had "been removed mistakenly."
Markell, of course, is not convinced that this was a simple mistake on the part of YouTube because she's pretty sure that it is really a sign that anti-Christian Nazism is spreading over America.
Saying that godless leftists are in control of everything from YouTube to Facebook and are working to persecute Christians, Markell warned in an email to supporters today that her trouble with YouTube is "harbinger of things to come. Fascism starts slowly. It did in Nazi Germany and it has here":
[O]n Saturday, November 28, all of Olive Tree's YouTubes were shut down due to "inappropriate content." We had had a warning or two starting two weeks earlier. But mid-day on November 28 all the lights were turned off.
After an inquiry by World Net Daily, the lights came back on. They were confronted by a powerhouse and YouTube, owned by Google, said it was all a mistake, but that would have been 2-3 weeks of mistakes on their part.
In Nazi Germany, Germans in the early 1930s were promised a return to the "glory days" after the devastation of WWI. Government then started to paint a picture of the good life returning, but only if government could become their god.
The Germans thought that was a great idea. They hung onto every promise of "hope and change." They simply had no idea that Hitler's "hope and change" would cause the swastika to be burned across the very fabric of Europe. Once it began to be burned, they looked the other way as the "good life" was going to return for them -- or so they thought. Hope and change agents always promise utopia.
There are haunting comparisons in America to Nazi Germany. It's easy to get comfortable with government. Human nature wants to be taken care of. It's easy to let compromise gradually turn into tyranny and that's a frog-in-the-kettle phenomenon. It never happens overnight.