Written By Larry 2016-03-02T15:09:00Z
Identify the time(s) and place(s) associated with the following:
- A relentless drumbeat of outright lies and propaganda
- Increasing division of the populace to extremes of left and right
- Unwillingness of either extreme to compromise
- The candidate who says, "It's not your fault—you've been screwed/stabbed in the back"
- Demonization of a religious minority
- Casual acceptance and tacit encouragement of violence
- Advocacy of war crimes
- Gradual acquiescence of Establishment figures to the demagogue because "he doesn't really mean it" or "he'll drop all that nonsense once he's in office."
There are two that come to mind, separated by about 80 years.
It's not too late to stop it from ending the way it did the first time.