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Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Election, Authoritarianism, Fascism, Government, History, Journalism, Media, Totalitarianism, Writing | 0 comments

We are not in a state of emergency. Our borders are not crumbling under the weight of savages looking to eat our lunch. Our industrial job loss is not a function of cheap overseas labor; it’s a function of perverse tax incentives that reward offshoring for corporations – of an unforgivable failure of imagination in our own legislature to respond properly to the challenges posed by a globalized world. We are not the Germany of mid-20th century Europe. The American Carnage to which Donald Trump refers is the carnage he is wresting upon our democracy – the same carnage that resulted from the complicity of Germany’s plutocracy; the plutocracy that believed that Hitler was their useful idiot.