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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 03:56 PM

Something Bernie said last night about Trump and authoritarianism needs to be highlighted.

Under this administration authoritarianism has taken root in our country. I, and my family, and many of yours know the insidious way authoritarianism destroys democracy, decency and humanity.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/politics/bernie-sanders-speech-transcript/index.html


Presumably everyone here knows Bernie Sanders's family background.

Sanders became interested in politics at an early age. He said, "A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932.[c] He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including six million Jews. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important."[19] In the 1940s, many of his relatives in German-occupied Poland were murdered in the Holocaust.[8][14][20]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders#Early_life



That, to me, was the most important, poignant, and clearly personal part of Bernie's speech. I thought it should be highlighted.

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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 03:59 PM

1. Actually I believe the Nazi Party won seats. Hitler wasn't running.

This is what I remember from my reading. I may be wrong.

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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 04:00 PM

2. That's true, yes, but Sanders' point still stands.

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