Oct 17, 2009
"Little Hitlers" is a term coined in Germany during the Third Reich
to describe those lesser functionaries whose egos exceeded their
authority, and who did not let their lesser status keep them from
exercising more power than they were actually entitled to.
And, in the Soviet Union, there was the assortment of
"apparachniks". And don't think that we can't find them where
we are living today.
They take many forms. They can be civil servants; assistants to actual or purported bosses; glorified clerks with "manager" or "engineer" in their title; people in the office, neighborhood or church who cannot mind their own business, and sometimes even clergy. And as to the latter, no denomination has exclusive right to that distinction - or exemption from it.
It's important to recognize what they are up to. It is also important to know how to deal with such people. Some of them are in a position in which it might not be a good idea to confront them. But to do nothing would be to surrender - and you probably can't afford what you'd lose by doing nothing.
But what do you do?
I've been speaking about challenges in the tinme leading up to Samhain for a reason, and Samhain is nearly here.
Let's see what can be!