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Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:05 PM

Just watched part 1 of Ken Burns' documentary on PBS

The US and the Holocaust. I thought it was very well done although my jaw is tight. I see so many parallels from this history n what Is going on here today and Iím worried..just about scared. I am not naive to think it could never happen here when I see the people saluting like Nazis at the rally in Ohio just last night. I just donít understand why the powers to be canít nip this in the bud before itís too late. How much more evidence do we need to make the case of insurrection n those responsible? I have faith in our system but Iím afraid time is not on our side.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:09 PM

1. I know I will be bashed for saying this. But, I believe President Obama did not take it

seriously enough.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:16 PM

5. I think it was the T party back then

And they tried everything to undermine him for his skin pigmentation. Then it seemed they went away but what happened is, they stepped back n got more militant...hooked up w/ the extreme religious groups n ridiculous conspiracies. Wish we had some way of heading that off before they become what they are today. But really..what could be done except cut the head off the snake.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:29 PM

7. I hate to say it...

But I think he was too but considering the threat to him and the country if he was more aggressive about it. They were focused on him then, now it's the rest of us. They seem to believe that we need to be punished for electing Obama twice and they'll tear it all down if they can't stop us from being fair and wanting to share rather than control everyone and everything.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:12 PM

2. I'm currently watching Part 1. Anger is my prevalent emotion.

It (anger) is never far from the surface when it comes to bigotry and white supremacy.



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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:14 PM

3. I don't necessarily disagree, but, what powers that be can tell anyone what they can say or believe?

What powers ? Who exactly?

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:14 PM

4. Very, very chilling.

The modern parallels are troubling.

Engrossing two hours.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2022, 11:20 PM

6. Same Here

It could be argued that the parallels between the Nazis and the MAGATs were a bit heavy handed, but it could also be argued that theyíre right on target. It was very well done. I just wish that the people who need to see this would watch it - but they donít believe that the Holocaust actually happened, so thereís thatÖ Iím looking forward to the rest of the series. Meanwhile, American Ďpatriotsí are doing a modified Nazi salute at MAGA rallies. Sh**s getting real, as they say. LOCK.HIM.UP!

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Response to DET (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 19, 2022, 01:11 AM

9. It's not only the salute that imitates Nazis, but

also the MAGA slogan. Hitler's theme was to restore Germany to greatness.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Sep 19, 2022, 01:05 AM

8. The powerful enablers disturb me the most. Democracy is now an illusion.

Iím talking about the GQP and the RW-owned media.

Weíre at a point where itís all but done.

The endless 50/50 ďtieĒ elections are telltale.

Statistically the close results time and time again donít add up.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 19, 2022, 02:06 AM

11. Saw that tonight

One of the media outlets was presenting polling results on dem vs repub and it was pretty much 50/50 all the way. I just looked at it and said thereís no way. I just canít believe republicans have that much support.

The old 50/50 game is afoot.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Sep 19, 2022, 02:00 AM

10. I DVRed it, but haven't watched yet.

Looking forward to it very, very much.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Mon Sep 19, 2022, 07:22 AM

12. My PBS is delaying 2nd night of doc until Tuesday and instead showing QE funeral tonight

so instead of previously scheduled Monday and Tuesday nights for subsequent episodes, they are now running them Tues and Wed nights.

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