Echoes

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Yes, ANOTHER rant about my favorite person!

Submitted: September 10, 2018

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Reading a book about old-time Hollywood, and the red scare about Communists trying to take over America by using Hollywood to spread Joseph Stalin's ideology through propaganda is, it seems to me, much like we're going through now. Trump's using paranoid delusion conspiracy theories, which he himself believes, to spread fear and distrust of your neighbors, suspicion of your colleagues, much like Joe McCarthy. A believed rumor becomes fact, sinister grows, people who're inclined to belief in the first place site it as proof, and where there was no monster in the first place stands a towering giant with blood-covered fangs to devour us all.

 

Instead of Communists, the monster is any foreigner, Muslim substituted for Jew, and besides believing these bullshit conspiracies, he's using them to divide us and increase his power. It also give people an excuse to spew their vile racism to like-minded believers, emboldens them to say out loud what before they kept carefully hidden. Some of the built-in prejudices and erroneous beliefs about the Jewish people, and some unbelievably-hateful and nasty thing were said by some, has morphed into a blanket erroneous distrust of any foreigner, led by Muslims. When times are tough, some think there's a 'sinister plot' that's to blame for everything. Certainly, it can't possibly be us. Well, bad news, people, it IS us, or at lest some of us. Some where foolish enough to elevate a worse-than-disgraceful guy to the highest throne—err--office in the land, and the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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