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I have lived through the aftermath of the vast destruction of WWII. In time I have learned not to blame the German people as soon as I realized the potential of mass killing of humans is inside all of us.  

Written as a reply to an excellent comment by StillInTheWilderness.

Us versus Them! The deplorables, the Muslims, the transgender ...

Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

It's twenty years since Columbine when mass killing by white youth on fellow white students in an affluent white community. Should have been a wake-up call for America. It was for the gun lovers and the NRA.

Just over 100 years ago ...

From my diary - Yesterday's Bolsheviki and Today's Deplorables.

I.W.W. DEFECTIVES

Many Members of This Notorious
Organization Found to be Subnormal

To the Editor of The New York Times:

    I have just read with great interest your editorial article in today's issue on "Our Bolsheviki," by which name you designate the members of the I.W.W.

[...]

Let us consider them as sick people, have them examined by psychologists to determine their degree of mentality, and if they are found to be subnormal shut them up in farm colonies of industrial plants under guard and see what we can do with them.

    We in America are too prone to lock the doors after our horses are stolen. Would it not be possible to deal with this I.W.W. menace in a sane and scientific manner and break it up before to much damage has been done?

    New York, May 3, 1918          R. B. S.

[Superbly written in the style of Us vs. Them as in the clash of civilization and by demonizing a large group of people, described as a lower class. This was just 15 years before the Rise of Hitler's Nazi regime of terror and the Final Solution of concentration and death camps across Europe.]

We're just a minute away from another nuclear holocaust on Iran ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 06:36:51 AM EST

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