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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Thought I would share some history of our #Press and perhaps some of the ppl behind it so we can understand how it became #FakeNews "The first American press was the partisan press, underwritten and dictated by the political parties."
"The third wave in American journalism—that of the foundation press—may be taking form now thanks to Bay Area billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler. Waving $10 million that they promise to replenish annually"
"The Sandlers have founded the nonprofit ProPublica to produce investigative journalism. (Usual suspect the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is also chipping in some money to the ProPublica kitty, as are the Atlantic Philanthropies and the JEHT Foundation.)"
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@GloriaBorger @morningmika @Morning_Joe @DianeSawyer @GStephanopoulos @CNN @ABC @NBCNews @NYTimes @MSNBC The #FirstAmendment is to ensure the protection of the #Press in order that they may report unbiased truth on behalf of the people(the fourth branch of the gov't). cont.
You have #betrayed this trust. You unfortunately chose the wrong side, and must realize that by now. #WeThePeople have identified you as a Domestic Enemy to this #Republic.
Exhibit 1 and 2
You have been found #colluding with the #DNC in a Strategy to manipulate #American Citizens and sway the opinions of #GOP #candidates. I have more exhibits and will provide them as needed.
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"The 25 points of the NSDAP Program were composed by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler. They were publically presented on 24 February 1920 "to a crowd of almost 2K and every single point was accepted amid jubilant approval." (Mein Kampf, Volume II, Chapter I)
"Hitler explained their purpose in the fifth chapter of the second volume of Mein Kampf: hitler.org/writings/progr…
"THE COMMON INTEREST BEFORE SELF-INTEREST - THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE PROGRAM. BREAKING OF THE THRALDOM OF INTEREST - THAT IS THE KERNEL OF #NATIONALSOCIALISM.
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Pay attention to this. This is not just a UK problem, this is something that is going to affect the entire world. And the next time I hear someone extol the virtues of multicultural whatever in my country, I will commend to them this passage.
This isn’t assimilation or heterogeneity or a celebration of diversity. Those terms refer to something that is not the case before us now. Do not insult my intelligence or our friendship by suggesting that I don’t understand the difference between invasion and legal assimilation.
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The Creators of the World’s Misfortunes
by Joseph Goebbels
"One could not understand this #war if one did not always keep in mind the fact that International J//ewry stands behind all the unnatural forces that our united enemies use to attempt to deceive the world and keep humanity in the dark.
"It is, so to speak, the mortar that holds the enemy coalition firmly together, despite its differences of class, ideology, and interests.
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This!
As @theresa_may tells @HouseofCommons it's 'highly likely' Moscow ordered the attack on former Russian spy in Salisbury & most MPs show support to HMG to take strong action against Russia together with West & EU...
Remember this from @Nigel_Farage?
theguardian.com/politics/2014/…
What's the common point between:
- Farage: theguardian.com/politics/2014/…
- Le Pen: ft.com/content/010eec…
- Germany's AfD: time.com/4955503/german…
- Holland's Geert Wilders: forbes.com/sites/melikkay…
- Italy's Lega Nord: ft.com/content/0d33d2…
- Hungary's Orban: thedailybeast.com/how-putins-usi…
European far-right parties & their populist leaders love the idea they are the real & only patriots. Usually great orators, they focus on negative emotions: fear, resentment, nostalgia of a time that never was. But ask them about their relationship with Russia and they go silent!
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No surprise,
Posing at, attending #Burundi radicals opposition meetings, @RFI's @rutwesdras confirms (again) relentless anti-ruling party bias that has been noticed throughout @RFI's coverage of #Burundi

Dear @rutwesdras @AFP @AFPAfrica, @RFIAfrique @RFI and others,
will you update your article on #Burundi refugees who recently came from #Rwanda with comments of said refugees ?
or are you planning a full article on this matter ?
Video testimonies of refugees COMING BACK to #Burundi were completely ignored by the same medium
🤔but today, -written- refugees testimonies suddenly matter again to @RFI @AFPAfrica @rutwesdras

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