HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » An unpopular opinion » Reply #14
In the discussion thread: An unpopular opinion [View all]

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 06:06 AM

14. Trumpism is a social disease. It surprises many just how virulent and enduring it is.

Most Germans weren't Nazis but when the Nazis took power circumspect Germans remained silent about the horrors they ever-more-clearly knew were coming. They were silent accomplices who had waited too long until they had no other choice but to survive their ride on the whirlwind.

So, here's a viable equation: at any given time, circumspect citizens plus *Trumpist citizens equal 49-51% of citizens. If it requires fear and panic to remain vigilant when the wolves of fascism are at the door, then I embrace fear and panic.

In Pamplona there are two elements, those who run with the bulls and those who do not. The elements, when united, are the bull's horns. Some will dare to deny vigilance, even waving their red flags, flaunting their sense of invulnerability. Some poets call it life when others call it foolishness.

*Trump isn't the only American fascist who derides institutional democratic freedom

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 32 replies Author Time Post
NanceGreggs Jun 2022 OP
SouthernDem4ever Jun 2022 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2022 #2
Red Mountain Jun 2022 #3
Rstrstx Jun 2022 #11
inthewind21 Jun 2022 #28
Emile Jun 2022 #4
patricia92243 Jun 2022 #5
Red Mountain Jun 2022 #6
Emile Jun 2022 #7
Demsrule86 Jun 2022 #8
Arkansas Granny Jun 2022 #9
Novara Jun 2022 #10
Demsrule86 Jun 2022 #12
gab13by13 Jun 2022 #15
gab13by13 Jun 2022 #13
LineReply Trumpism is a social disease. It surprises many just how virulent and enduring it is.
jaxexpat Jun 2022 #14
867-5309. Jun 2022 #16
CentralMass Jun 2022 #17
randr Jun 2022 #18
gab13by13 Jun 2022 #20
gab13by13 Jun 2022 #19
NJCher Jun 2022 #21
inthewind21 Jun 2022 #29
CentralMass Jun 2022 #30
NewHendoLib Jun 2022 #22
Emile Jun 2022 #23
NJCher Jun 2022 #24
Stuart G Jun 2022 #25
MineralMan Jun 2022 #26
Enoki33 Jun 2022 #27
H2O Man Jun 2022 #31
liberaltrucker Jun 2022 #32
Please login to view edit histories.