Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Getting to Genocide

A post about how to get from a tolerant society to one that closes its eyes to state-sanctioned brutality.

I could clip a paragraph or two from it, but that would not really be fair. You should read the entire thing.

And then maybe you might understand why a lot of people are pushing back, now, and not heeding the exhortation of "Be reasonable and give Trump a chance."

Because we've heard this tune before, only with different musicians.

(German word of the day: Die Lügenführer- "Lying leader".)


CenterPuke88 said...

A depressing read, simply because of the recognition of the parallel acts that have occurred so far here. Worse, now that we have the real capacity to exterminate nations of peoples with WMD's, the cleansing need not be restricted to our territory, or that which we can easily reach.

dinthebeast said...

What scares me is how Trump's supporters (or the ones that I know, anyway) don't take any of it seriously. They're all for it if it says "fuck you" to the previous president or makes liberals cry, and don't really care about (or believe in) any consequences I care to mention.
A fertile bed for the cultivation of stuff we all used to agree was bad.

-Doug in Oakland