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Sun Feb 5, 2017, 05:56 PM

Don't Be A Sucker!


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Reply Don't Be A Sucker! (Original post)
EarthFirst Feb 2017 OP
democratisphere Feb 2017 #1
putitinD Feb 2017 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2017 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2017 #4
pat_k Feb 2017 #5
pat_k Feb 2017 #6

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 06:11 PM

1. History always repeats itself.

We never learn from our mistakes. Good video. Thanks.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 06:15 PM

2. words as true today as they were in 1947.

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Sun Feb 5, 2017, 06:16 PM


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 06:39 PM

4. Love it. We could use a modern version. Apparently most people now

cannot bear black & white films.

Me, I love them and am grateful for the Internet Archive. Though, I must admit, I haven't visited for a while. Thanks for the reminder!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 08:00 PM

5. Here's a bit of it transcribed.

Almost makes me nostalgic for the days of government propaganda films. (Well, not really, but.. oh well.)


Rabble Rouser: ... I'm an American American, Some of the things I see in this country of ours make my blood boil, I see people with foreign [garbled], I see Negroes holding jobs that belong to me.

Man 1: I've heard this kind of talk before, but I never expected to hear it in America.

Man 2: Fella seems to know what he's talking about.

Rabble Rouser: If we allow this thing to go on, what's gonna become of us Real Americans?.. truth about Negroes and foreigners, truth about Catholics. And I tell you friends We'll never be able to call this country Our Own until it's a country "without." Without Negroes, without alien forefingers, without Catholics, without Freemasons...

Man 2: What's wrong with the masons? I'm a mason. hey, that fella's talking about me.

Man 1: And that makes a difference, doesn't it?

Rabble Rouser: These are your enemies...

Man 1: Before he said Masons, you were ready to agree with him?

Man 2: Yes, but he was talking about.. what about those other people?

Man 1: In this country, we have no "other people." We are American people.

What about you, you aren't American, are you?

Man 1: I was born in Hungry, but now I'm an American citizen. And I have seen what this kind of talk can do. I saw it in Berlin.

Man 2: What were you doing there?

Man 1: I was a professor at the university. I heard the same words we have heard today. But I was a fool then. I thought Nazis were crazy people. Stupid fanatics. But unfortunately, it was not so. They knew they were not strong enough to conquer a unified country. So they split Germany in small groups. They used prejudice as a piratical weapon to cripple the nation. Of course that was not easy to do. They had to work hard to do it. You see, we human beings are not born with prejudices. Always they are made for us. Made by someone who wants something. Remember that when you hear this kind of talk. Somebody is going to get something out of it. And it isn't going to be you. This is not classroom theory. I saw it happen... [account of what he saw]..

Man 1: We must never let that happen to us, or our country. We must never let ourselves be divided by race, or color, or religion, because in this country, we all belong to minor groups... We must work at it. We must guard everyones liberty, or we will lose our own. If we allow any minority to lose it's freedom by persecution or prejudice, we are threatening our own freedom. And this is not simply an idea. This is good, hard, common sense. Here in America, it's not a question of whether we tolerate minorities. America IS minorities. And that means you and me. So let's not be suckers. Let's not allow the freedom and dignity of any man to be threatened by any act or word. Let's be Selfish about it. Let's forget about we and they. Let's think about Us.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 08:14 PM

6. Checking out archive -- US clearly not out of the film business!

You're post prompted me to go poke around the United States Government Films archive. The gov't is clearly not out of the film business.

We apparently have a Federal Judicial Television Network. Who knew? They have a ton of shows in the archive. Mainly about dealing with this or that law or type of case. Two that didn't appear to be related to dealing with types of cases caught my eye:

Leadership Lessons from Recent U.S. Presidents (2004)
Discussions about how Carter v. Reagan managed things. Some commentary on good v. bad .
Not sure why, in 2004, there would be nothing on Clinton or Bush I.

Age Matters: Generations Working Together in the Courts (2004)
A Millennial describes having to learn to use a typewriter (had never seen one). Make you wonder what they are still using typewriters for.

And then there's this from the Nuclear Energy Institute:

American success story: the safe shipment of used nuclear fuel (2001)

And something more recent from Department of the Army (well, more recent than '46):

African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor (1997)

Another couple oldies that caught my eye

Couple more oldies:

War Department
A Tale of Two Cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1946)
How justified and necessary...

Department of the Army
Nuremberg (1945?)

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