This short film “Don’t Be A Sucker” was made during WWII and absolutely nothing has changed. This is the best 3:20 that you are going to spend all day, if you haven’t already seen this. This is Fascism 101 and it has happened right here, in America, with Donald Trump.
Must watch – This is an old retweet of an old WWII film very much applicable to today
NowThisVerified account @nowthisnews 14 Aug 2017
The U.S. government made an anti-fascism film in 1943. Does it remind you of anybody in 2017? pic.twitter.com/F5bhojqMWL
— Hal Donahue (@haldonahue) July 8, 2019
This is from Pastor John Pavlovitz’ article linked to above.
The words of a President weigh more than perhaps anyone else’s. There is a gravity to the voices of our leaders that corporately shape us in ways few things do. They have always determined the trajectory of our nation, carried us through unthinkable tragedy, clarified who we are as a people, driven us to reach for dreams that we believed were beyond us. […]
Violent white nationalists are the logical manifestation of the language of this President.
They are the sum total of his every reckless insult, irresponsible untruth, and calculated attack; the disfigured Frankensteined monster, made from every factless conspiracy theory and incendiary rally rant, each corrosive verbal assault on people of color and immigrants and women and the media.
Men who walk into mosques and shopping malls and murder strangers are the clear accumulation of a seemingly endless Presidential Twitter feed, filled with nonsensical ramblings, spewed from the head of a man who feels no accountability for the collateral damage of his words—either on those who are his targets—or those weaponized by him against them.
Most tragedies in life are caused by foolishness and naivete. A good portion of America listened to Trump’s lies, and many also indulged a childish urge to rebel — yeah, let’s vote for the big mouth because we can and tee hee wouldn’t it be funny if he got elected?
Again, my favorite quote from Lincoln, because I always find it applicable: “America can never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Lincoln expressed this sentiment in 1838. The film you just watched was made in 1943. Nothing has changed. What’s old is new and what’s new is old. The demons of diviseness and dissension have always been with us and always will be. We need to be strong enough to let the better angels of our nature prevail.
Trump really isn’t smart enough to be a fascist. He’s just a bully who rode his TV host image, incredibly, to the highest office in the land. But his words are as destructive as any fascist’s. We’ve seen the sad evidence of that already.
Get Out The Vote. Trump must not be reelected.