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Topic - The U.S. Election is over - time to move on
Posted: January 01 2017 at 1:47pm By Satori
What Early Nazi History Can Teach Us About Treating Trump Supporters

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/1/1614781/-What-Early-Nazi-History-Can-Teach-Us-About-Treating-Trump-Supporters

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    “So, in the last year, Trump has flirted with ... totalitarianism, yet the advice from many is to “give him a chance” ...”

So how do we respond to the calls for tolerance of the intolerable? The calls for empathy to the unsympathetic? The calls to just give him a chance?

Not as per our media elite have done, says Shawn Hamilton, quoting Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt:

    ...Many intellectuals of [the] time [of the rise of the Nazis] were ‘trapped by their own ideas.’...

    The new paradigm of authoritarianism was so disorienting that they simply could not see it for what it was, let alone confront it..."