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Nothing Alters the Psychology of Dictatorship

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

A couple of weeks ago I re-read the short but poignant little but by the British military historian B.H. Liddell-Hart entitled  950 more words

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silverapplequeen reblogged this on aunt polly's rants and commented:

Hart's description's of the dictator does indeed describe trump & his first fifteen months in office.  But the reason WHY trump was allowed to get ANYWHERE near the GOP presidential election goes back to Reagan in the 1960's.  Allowing a half-baked B-movie actor to become the Governor of California was the first step in our demise as a great nation. But this is a really good read & I suggest you read it.  We are not in a good place ... even if trump doesn't last until 2020, the damage he has wrought is real & lasting.  & he didn't start this shit.  It started over FIFTY YEARS AGO.  It's been brewing a long time, children. The assault on our educational system started with Reagan.  The assault on everything started with Reagan.  The idea that if you give huge tax breaks to the richest of the rich, then prosperity would follow would everyone else ... on a national level, that started with Reagan.  Look around you.  How does almost forty years of this BS look to you?  I live in Buffalo.  This used to be a beautiful city.  & don't give me that "NY & its high taxes" crapola to me!  Taxes are what you pay so that you live in a civilized place!  So that everyone has a nice place to live!  Not just the rich! Two generations have grown up since 1980.  They're the ones ripe for totalitarian rule.  They've never seen a properly functioning government.  One with proper taxes and one that cares about its people.  They want somebody to step in & be the fucking adult.  Build the bridges & fix the roads.  Make the trains run on time.   End student debt.  Medicare for all.  I personally think they would welcome Pennywise if he delivered these things.  Look at all the idiots who voted for trump & he hasn't delivered shit. I'm an old woman, a crone.  I voted in my first presidential election in 1980 & no, I did not vote for Reagan!  But I knew he was going to win.  & it's been downhill ever since.  I would really like to see a turnaround in this country before I die.  I figure I might have another twenty or thirty years.  I rarely look into my crystal ball but ... I am not all that optimistic about what we, as Americans, are facing.   Honestly, I do not like the looks of what I see at all.

In America, You May Soon Only Be Seeing Puppies and Kittens...No Matter Where You Look

When one’s mind has been brainwashed into believing that it is normal for their country to be at war since 2001 with countries that have neither threatened nor invaded their own country; brainwashed into believing that arguing, belittling and demeaning any opinion that differs from their “leaders” and media presstitues’ warmongering beliefs; sentencing other’s sons and daughters to die in far away lands for the enrichment of a few and laying to waste millions of innocents lives in other countries in the process is part of the “everyday” here in America – it will naturally seem “normal” to hear that your loving government has decided, via the… 1,127 more words

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"What Happened To Monday" by Tommy Wirkola (UK, 2017)

Some excellent moments alternating with loss of momentum and some ridiculously weak bad guys

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writer: Max Botkin, Kerry Williamson… 10 more words

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Was kommt vor der Demokratie?

Meist eine Diktatur, ein Krieg, eine Naturkatastrophe, Massenmigration und ähnliches. Darum geht es mir aber nicht. Die Frage ist, was in der historischen Schaltsekunde, d.h. in den wenigen Wochen und Monaten bevor ein Land die Regierungsform Demokratie ausruft, geschieht. 2,913 more words

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Digital Fascism Rising? - The Globalist

Can we still stop a world of technological totalitarianism? Intrusive data collection practices make a new, digital kind of fascism – via the data-driven steering of masses of humans – a very real possibility. 6 more words

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