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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:31 PM

26. It's not so much that the situations are comparable,

but that it's taken so much less to turn a third of this country into bigoted dupes.

There is no national crisis at the southern border. Border crossings are DOWN and have been going down for years. Immigrants by and large are not ravaging our country and slaughtering our citizens in the streets. At least there actually was a Reichstag fire, and given the experience of the attempt at a violent communist revolution in 1919, the idea that the fire was the signal for a general Red uprising--while also nonsensical in 1933--was something many Germans, remembering the street fighting of 1919-1921--found at least somewhat plausible.

Our body politic seems so much more gullible. That's what I find both disturbing and, as an American, a source of some shame.

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