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Response to GetRidOfThem (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:22 PM

24. You're probably right.

At least I hope so.

Certainly German society in the 1920s and early 1930s was under far more stress than anything we face today. The loss of a world war with millions of dead, and more millions permanently physically and mentally disabled, hyper-inflation followed by depression, foreign occupation (of the Rhineland and the Ruhr by the French and Belgians), an aborted communist revolution...

But here in the US we haven't seen anything like that, not even close, and yet we have Trump in power, with the fanatical support of a good third of our population. Makes me tremble to think what might happen to this country if we ever faced the devastation and displacements faced by Germans in 1933.

And yes, abolish the Electoral College, and grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

Best wishes to you and yours, and thank you for the reassurance.

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