Ok, so I’m not really expecting an answer…….I happened to post a comment on Tom Degan’s Blog that the picture of the incoming congressional “leadership” reminded me of certain historical tyrants, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot..oh I forgot some Idi Amin, and the Duvaliers of Haiti, Jorge Rafael Videla of Argentina….you get the picture. The poster said something akin to “I don’t think comparing the new US Congressional leadership is very helpful, and how it “cheapened” all the millions who suffered. Guess he didn’t grasp that maybe, just maybe if there had been monsters to compare to, they might not have come to power?? Benito Mussolini said the true name of Fascism ought to be Corporatism, for the melding of the state and corporation was the goal of Fascism.
So how is reminding people how many nations lost their liberty and lives to tyrannical types, often quite legally in any way take away from those who suffered? It’s when we forget that suffering and allow it to happen again that is the real belittling of those who suffered. Or does what is happening in the US right now remind you too much of the build up to the horrors and you want to go into total denial? One last thought (no it’s not original with me) “Fascism is the iron fist of capitalism”