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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:29 PM

5. I think you are right.

It's not a new problem. It has been growing. The ex president made it mainstream.

I take some comfort from the fact that, although RW extremism and support for fascism was strong in the US during the 1930s, we recovered from that during the Roosevelt years. Good leadership in a president can turn things around. Public support for him can help do that, too. True, in the 30s, we did not have people attacking the Capitol, but we also did not have a president encouraging them to do so in the 30s.

So we can get through this. Our parents and grandparents did. So can we. It does not happen by itself, though. We have to make it happen, with political support for better candidates and with commitment to our values.

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