Sunday Sundries — Is this America or Germany?

This is a chilling piece by Calen Sariel that everyone should read and consider. If we don’t stop this, we are all complicit in it.

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I’ve been interested in WWII history for a long time now. I’ve read a lot about the time leading up to the beginning of Germany’s deportation policy and what followed thereafter. So it was extremely disturbing to read a piece from The Washington Post just now about one of the families whose lives were totally disrupted by the ICE raid at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Norwalk, Ohio where the workers were lured into the break room with the offer of free donuts. This is NOT an “Op Ed” which may or may not be true. (Too many people believe everything those damn pieces on the news feeds say.) This is what journalism is. And anyone who thought this immigration crisis was just a “border” issue needs to read this article.

“Even as President Trump and his administration promise to reunite families separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at…

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Sundries — Is this America or Germany?

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I have been to any number of Holocaust museums and I was brought up surrounded by images of the Holocaust. This was probably true for most Jewish children born right after the war. Our parents wanted to make it very clear what happened. How it happened. How it could happen again. I don’t think I believed it could happen here, but it is happening. Not exactly the same, but close enough. I have a piece written about it. I was letting it rest because I’ve written a lot about this and it’s better to not beat the subject to death, no matter how important it is.

    I just keep thinking and it haunts me: HITLER WAS ELECTED. It wasn’t a coup. It wasn’t a riot or an uprising. He was elected in a democratic regime. And we’ve done it again.

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  2. calensariel

    Thanks for the reblog, Judy. And you’re so right about our complicity. We can’t all get out there and march in the big marches, But we can write letters to and email our congressman. I’ve done that. Are you familiar with Bonhoeffer?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes. I just read about him for the first time yesterday! The encouraging thing about him is that he at first supported Hitler, then saw the light and became his greatest opponent. I am hoping the same might happen with Trump supporters. It is necessary not only to mobilize those already against him, but to win converts. If the stranglehold of Fox News could just be broken. They are as much villains as Trump is.

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