The fear is real. A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (June 5, 2020)

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Alright, I had this conversation with a friend on Facebook…I love her.

June 5, 2020 (I edited her full name out.)

Dean: What’s next? Brown shirts and jackboots? Just another fucked up week in Dystopian America.

Linda: I have never been a conspiracy theorist – just too many variables/unknowns and most often junk science to boot (which, given the collective IQ of this country, can be peddled successfully more often than not). But no insignia on uniforms? It is valid to believe that they are not affiliated with any legitimate military or police force. So who are they? Where did they come from? WTF???? I am 68 years old and I have never, despite the vague grumblings and resistance movements of one stripe or another, believed that Nazi Germany could be reprised here. I am watching it happen before my very eyes and I am terrified to the point of abject fear. And I know you are too, Dean.

Dean: You’re goddamn right I am terrified. Since the orange haired idiot was elected, I have been feeling an increased state of paranoia. Too many instances of police brutality coming to the forefront, the disjointed messages coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania, the revolving door of people in the administration, and of course the clusterfuck that the pandemic has brought on. And smack dab in the middle of it, that asshole in the White House thumping his flabby chest saying that he is the greatest because the unemployment rate is going down, and saying that the economy has become better. Terrified? fucking A right I am.

And then like an asshole, I went with a Wikipedia entry.  Sinclair Lewis was fucking right.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can%27t_Happen_Here

  • It Can't Happen Here - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org

    It Can’t Happen Here – Wikipedia

    Linda: never read it. He was very insightful.

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    (c) 2020, Dean A. Basler Jr. All rights reserved.

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