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Why does that sound familiar? Oh, right....

This time commitment and regular exposure to Nazi ideology weakened the influence of parents, teachers, religious figures, and other voices of authority. In fact, the Hitler Youth and League of German Girls even encouraged members to report to their leaders about what was happening in their schools, churches, and families.


Abbott's in on that, too, huh? Maybe THAT'S why he announced he was getting Regneron

even though he said he had no symptoms. A nice commercial for them. Let's see if DeSantis also tests positive in a day or two.

Hoisted. On their own canards.

I'm starting to think the reason it became the fascist playbook is because the psychological profile

of the charismatic leader (malignant narcissist) means that they will always behave in an authoritarian manner, insisting that they are always right and demanding 100% loyalty paired with extreme vindictiveness for those who are not loyal. Certainly with Trump it's instinctive, not a deliberative strategy. The deliberation comes from the toadies and enablers who do study the playbooks and do whatever they can to keep Dear Leader happy.

Exactly! I tried to make the same point in a comment a couple days ago,

but this person says it much better.

Sleazy come, sleazy go.

They are a most churlish and discourteous lot.

Most everything they sneeringly call “politically correct” is also basic courtesy.

Pretty amazing that there are people willing to pay $200,000 annually

to join what is essentially a glorified memory care facility for one person.

Dropping a few paragraphs of Josh Marshall's analysis here so I can save to my journal.

Let’s remember the situation. The Capitol complex is being stormed by a pro-Trump insurrectionary mob set on overturning the results of the election through violence. At this point Capitol Police have lost control of the mob and are in the process of evacuating members of Congress to a secure location. The doors being smashed down are the entrance to the Speaker’s Lobby. On that afternoon that was the last barrier before the insurrectionists got into immediately physical proximity to members of Congress. That was the last line of defense. It’s just a few more yards once you’re past that door.

This is not only the lives of numerous Representatives, Senators and staffers. It’s also multiple members of the succession to the Presidency: the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, etc. So it’s numerous individual lives and the continuity of government itself.

The video footage we’ve all seen shows one officer inside the entrance way guarding the door. With his pistol visibly drawn and aimed at the insurrectionists beating on the door he repeatedly warns the mob banging on the door to come no further. At this point Babbitt breaks through the upper window panel on the door and is shot. The single shot proved fatal.

The foundational justification for the Capitol Police to have firearms is to protect Congress – individual lives and institution – and the orderly functioning of the United States government. This standoff clearly and immediately implicated both those core missions. Babbitt ignored repeated warnings and the visible threat of lethal force.


Marking to find this in 5 weeks or so.

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