Which brings me to the animus against homeschooling in Germany. Where did that come from? It dates from the time of A. Hitler but has been affirmed by the current German government.
“The youth of today,” said one German official, “is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”
The proto-totalitarian Marcus Malkmus or one his storm troopers? It might have been. But, no, that particular specimen of repellent statist overreach was from his great inspiration, Adolf Hitler in 1937. What’s happened in Germany is disgusting. And frightening. You’d be naive in the extreme to believe it couldn’t happen here.
And people wonder why we libertarian conservatives call it liberal fascism.