Category Archives: Politics – Tyranny

Summary of Eric Hoffer’s, The True Believer

Eric Hoffer in 1967, in the Oval Office, visiting President Lyndon Baines JohnsonEric Hoffer in 1967, in the Oval Office, visiting President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents … Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Continue reading Summary of Eric Hoffer’s, The True Believer

The USA Overthrows Democracies Abroad, Will They Overthrow Their Own?

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All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage—torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians—which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side.
~ George Orwell Continue reading The USA Overthrows Democracies Abroad, Will They Overthrow Their Own?

Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump

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I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our land. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Continue reading Summary of Umberto Eco on Fascism & Its Connection to Trump