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  1. Terry Watt
    May 4, 2023 @ 1:02 am

    “A nation of well-informed men, who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them, cannot be enslaved.”

    This statement, referring to the importance of libraries, did not come from Franklin himself. It was part of biographical piece written by Henry Stuber and printed in the 1793 edition of Franklin’s autobiography.

    And you left out “It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” (Fox creates ignorant viewers)

    What is this treason by Democrats you speak of? All we’ve seen is a very desperate Republican Party try all sorts of shenanigans to overturn the 2020 US election – from just claiming with zero proof of rigging and fraud to lining up Fake Electors to try to give Biden’s electoral votes to Trump. And let’s not forget Trump inciting a mob to attack the US Capitol to try to stop Biden’s confirmation… there’s a whole lot more I could add. But, “Democrats” are somehow committing treason. The big problem with Republicans is their constant use of Projection – all of their accusations are confessions. Instead of giving Americans a reason to vote for them they gerrymander, voter suppress, do everything they can to keep those who would vote against them from being able to vote at all. Sounds like treason, to deny an American citizen the right to vote by making it as difficult as possible to vote. Just want to add, I’m not a Democrat, I was raised by Republicans by proud Republicans who are no longer proud, I used to go to those Republican Picnics in the Hualapai’s with my family. Now I’m an Independent, but I’ve always voted for the best person for the job, not by party. Currently the Republican Party is Party Over Country and has been for quite awhile. In my observations the difference between Republicans and Democrats is Democrats work to make our lives better, Republicans work to make our lives worse.

    Please go watch this short film made by the US War Dept in 1943 and rereleased in 1947, it’s on Youtube and it’s called “Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don’t Be a Sucker | 1947”

    Don’t Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and re-released in 1947. The film depicts the rise of Nazism in Germany and warns Americans against repeating the mistakes of intolerance made in Nazi Germany. It emphasizes that Americans will lose their country if they let themselves be turned into “suckers” by the forces of fanaticism and hatred. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces by simply revealing the connection between prejudice and fascism.

    This film is not propaganda. To the contrary, it teaches how to recognize and reject propaganda, as was used by the Nazis to promote to bigotry and intimidation. It shows how prejudice can be used to divide the population to gain power. Far more significantly, it then shows how such tactics can be defanged by friendly persuasion; that protection of liberty is a unifying and practical way to live peacefully.


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