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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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@ToestringRd @WendyCreath @Heatherfire45 @JamesFourM Income inequality created by organized crime.🤔 Considering this context makes sense. First, if you want to control the masses, especially in the USA hit em in the pocketbook. Then, you can persuade them to vote against their interests while professing to be on their side... 1/
@ToestringRd @WendyCreath @Heatherfire45 @JamesFourM You know, cuz “family values” and “Christians” but where was I, oh, about income inequality in mob context; second, think of stagnant wages for workers while CEOs make 300+ % no reinvestment in companies, even dismantling them, closing them, avoiding taxes in the USA... 2/
@ToestringRd @WendyCreath @Heatherfire45 @JamesFourM Sending jobs overseas, creating minimum wage jobs, preventing workers from getting 40 hours to deny them benefits so that they’re forced to get public assistance and Medicaid while corporations make millions and get corporate welfare. This whole system is a racket... 3/
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
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1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood

justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/las…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay
justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/o…
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0/ Thread. Having spent some time with @Nicolas_Colin on his new book HEDGE about #tech, #entrepreneurship, social #policy and the future of the Safety Net, I'm sharing some things that stuck with me, and why HEDGE is one for the ☀️📚📝 #readinglist amazon.com/Hedge-Greater-…
1/ @Nicolas_Colin is thought-provoking not least because of his vantage point - graduated from the French ENA, worked at the top of the French civil service, set up his own company, and invests in startups all over 🇪🇺 with @_TheFamily
2/ Im not one for party politics, and HEDGE isn't about that. It's a book that speaks to the zeitgeist of the #techlash and ways for #startup #founders and #politicians to think about smart, sensible policies to build an inclusive Safety Net 2.0 📖
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Thread. Selected list of #indictments for May 24, 2018
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Pfizer Agrees to Pay $23.85 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
#medicare #kickbacks #pricegouging #Pharmaceuticals

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/pfi…
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Former Kentucky County Treasurer Indicted For Fraud and Identity Theft
#wirefraud #identitytheft

justice.gov/usao-edky/pr/f…
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Hello @BloggingBlue – I just want to be clear – you are attacking me for attacking the right-wing candidate? 1/?
doesn’t regret his anti-women’s choice protests. As a lawyer, he worked to create the #Gerrymandered legislative maps and he defended Act10 in front of #SCOWIS. 2/?
Look -- @JudgeScrenock knows that he doesn’t have to work to reach out to voters, because his friends in the special interest club will come to his rescue in 2018. He literally says nothing. 3/?
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