The GOP Is Taking the US Down an Unspeakable Path

If the #ImpeachmentDay debates didn’t scare you, you haven’t been paying attention.
The Nazis conflated the communists and the jews leading to the shoah.

Hitler said that "the Jews were the archetypal enemies of the German Volk, and no Communism or Bolshevism existed outside Jewry."
McCarthy and Cohn conflated the communists and the gays, leading to the Lavender Scare.

Over 5,000 people were fired. We cannot count how many people’s lives were destroyed by exposing their homosexuality in a society of generalised bigotry.
Today's GOP, as exemplified in yesterday's debate, hammers a new talking point: BLM and the radical left are one and the same.

This is very scary rhetoric to push forward.
Conflating political opinions and inherent traits always leads to violence against the people who adhere to the former, and who are the latter.

Gaetz, Jordan, Gosar, Gohmert, these people know what they're doing.
The GOP is ready to stir racial violence for political gain. We've known it for years. Yesterday's debate made it obvious.…

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January 6, 2021, was an attempted coup on American soil. It wasn't the first one, though.

A coup was attempted in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina. It actually succeeded.

Here's a short story of the events, and an overview of its consequences.
At the end of the XIXth century, Wilmington was the largest, most populous city in North Carolina.

25,000 people lived there. 55% of the population was black, most of them freedmen and women.
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Donald Trump is a dangerous cult leader.

According to experts and psychologists, there are 50 traits that can help identify such a leader. Let's see if @realDonaldTrump fits the bill.

Ready for a long thread?
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1/50 He has a grandiose idea of who he is and what he can achieve.
2/50 Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, or brilliance.
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