History does repeat itself. We have been through some rough passages in this country before. And it’s not surprising that the pendulum would swing back to Nazism and in the era of Trump. After all, the day after Donald Trump was elected, both the KKK and the Nazis marched in the streets. Hate crimes rose. Pandora’s Box had been opened and evil had seeped out into the world.
It’s an old evil. We’ve seen it before. It never leaves. It never dies. It merely goes dormant for a while, lulling us into believing that it’s been vanquished. But that’s only an illusion. The dark side of human nature will always be with us. It’s merely a question of whether it’s in the ascendant or confined to the underbelly of our culture. This clip is sobering. This was taken in the 1930’s in Madison Square Garden. You will recognize the verbiage and the symbolism.
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That was then. Today we saw the frontrunner for the GOP ticket accuse a prominent Jewish congressman, Adam Schiff, of having a “fat ugly face.” (Trump calling anybody fat or ugly is ironic.)
This isn’t a presidential candidate rally, this is George Orwell’s Two-Minute Hate.
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This is true. And the road to fascism in America is not being paved with anti-democratic hate. No, it’s being paved with indifference and intellectual laziness. There are people who would rather listen to conspiracy theory and watch Fox News than to find out what’s going on in the world.
Interesting that Schiff and Chuck Schumer were mentioned, both Jews. And Pelosi’s a woman, can’t have that. That’s almost as bad as being a Jew. Worse, actually.
We’re going through another dark passage in our history. I hope that we find our way.