Percy Chattey Books

Author of Thrillers: Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

Softly Softly

It was in 1925 that Hitler wrote ‘Mein Kampf’ he was in Landsburg Prison at the time serving five years for Treason.  The book, some people see it as the ‘blue print’ for the ‘Third Reich,’ which went on to sell millions.

One of the passages in the book, which was originally called ‘Eine
Abrechnung’ or ‘A Reckoning’ before the name change, and I quote from it.  ‘The best way to take control over people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and imperceptible reductions.’

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An original saying from London slang before that time is ‘softly, softly to catch a monkey,’ themonkey being a sum of money, five hundred pounds. Both Hitler and the slang areright. As an example, in the ninety eighties in the centre of the City of Bath,is Queen Square with four access points to it. The local Authority wanted toclose one of them, which caused many people to disagree. So the council said ‘let’s try it for six months and if does not work we can take down the temporarybarriers.’ After six months the populace were used to it and there were noobjections when it became permanent.

June 2016 and the referendum vote was the reverse of what the establishment expected. As a comparison it only took a few months for the country to prepare for the Second World War, it is surprising that two and half years after the vote was taken to leave the EU,the ‘ifs and buts’ are still being discussed.   

Blitz & Pieces by [Chattey, Percy]

Hitler also said “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”

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