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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 09:30 AM

6. Historical precedent.

In the time between WWI and WWII, the economic and political situation in Europe was truly a disaster. In Italy and Germany the result was leaders who told the people what they wanted to hear.

In the last several decades in the US, people have been able to selectively choose the reality they prefer, via what media they watch, read or listen to. For Trump supporters, the US has been taken over by economic disaster and political evil. This isn't an exaggeration; it is truly what they believe.

It's interesting that in the past, despots rose to power due to actual conditions; today they can rise due to mass fantasies supported by our extensive right wing propaganda network.

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