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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 81 in a series – “…worked for the Russian government and maintained a relationship with that government…”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

 

“The Russian attorney who spoke at the meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had previously worked for the Russian government and maintained a relationship with that government throughout this period of time. She claimed that funds derived from illegal activities in Russia were provided to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Trump Jr. requested evidence to support those claims, but Veselnitskaya did not provide such information.”

 

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 72 in a series – “…my friends should simply give me the means of obtaining a printing press and materials…”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

”… but many reasons led me to prefer that my friends should simply give me the means of obtaining a printing press and materials, to enable me to start a paper, advocating the interests of my enslaved and oppressed people. I told them that perhaps the greatest hindrance to the adoption of abolition principles by the people of the United States, was the low estimate everywhere in that country placed upon the negro as a man: that because of his assumed natural inferiority, people reconciled themselves to his enslavement and oppression, as being inevitable if not desirable.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

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October 21st, 2019 No comments

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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 61 in a series – “…many ministers and preachers endorsed the Ku Klux Klan…”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

“The 1920s was not the first time that evangelical Protestantism wielded great political influence, but it may have been the first time that bigotry became a major theme among its preachers. That so many ministers and preachers endorsed the Ku Klux Klan and even declared membership in it underlines two important Klan characteristics: its assimilation to conservative Protestantism and its respectability within mainstream politics.”

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 44 in a series – “…and they could count on executive clemency after a few months in jail.”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

”According to the man on the plane, Hunt had been visiting the four men from Miami for a week, urging them to change their pleas to guilty; their families would be cared for financially, and they could count on executive clemency after a few months in jail. In the enduring CIA fraternity, Hunt, the seasoned case officer, was again passing out the orders to his lower-level operatives. For more than a decade, the men had had unquestioned trust in Hunt, even after he had supervised their participation in the Bay of Pigs operation.”

All The President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 26 in a series – “…the first fascist uniform.”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

“Morès, after failing as a cattle rancher in North Dakota, returned to Paris in the early 1890s and organized a band of anti-Semitic toughs who attacked Jewish shops and offices. As a cattleman, Morès found his recruits among slaughterhouse workers in Paris, to whom he appealed with a mixture of anticapitalism and anti-Semitic nationalism. 80 His squads wore the cowboy garb and ten-gallon hats that the marquis had discovered in the American West, which thus predate black and brown shirts (by a modest stretch of the imagination) as the first fascist uniform.”

From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

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What I’m Reading: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters – 23 in a series – “…forced bathers to wear badges authorizing them to use either the black or white areas on the beach.”

October 21st, 2019 No comments

“The growing radicalism of the 1930s, embodied by the FOL, sensitized African Americans to the similarities between European fascists’ racial theories and the justifications for segregation in the United States. Particularly chilling was a 1938 ordinance passed in Long Branch, New Jersey, that forced bathers to wear badges authorizing them to use either the black or white areas on the beach.”

From Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America by Victoria W. Wolcott

 

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 80 in a series – “June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower”

October 19th, 2019 No comments

“5. June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower

On June 9, 2016, senior representatives of the Trump Campaign met in Trump Tower with a Russian attorney expecting “5. June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower

On June 9, 2016, senior representatives of the Trump Campaign met in Trump Tower with a Russian attorney expecting to receive derogatory information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. The meeting was proposed to Donald Trump Jr. in an email from Robert Goldstone, at the request of his then-client Emin Agalarov, the son of Russian real-estate developer Aras Agalarov. Goldstone relayed to Trump Jr. that the “Crown prosecutor of Russia .. . offered to provide the Trump Campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia” as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” Trump Jr. immediately responded that “if it’s what you say I love it,” and arranged the meeting through a series of emails and telephone calls.”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 71 in a series – “…anti-slavery friends in this country failed to see the wisdom of this commercial transaction…”

October 19th, 2019 No comments

”Some of my uncompromising anti-slavery friends in this country failed to see the wisdom of this commercial transaction, and were not pleased that I consented to it, even by my silence. They thought it a violation of anti-slavery principles, conceding the right of property in man, and a wasteful expenditure of money. For myself, viewing it simply in the light of a ransom, or as money extorted by a robber, and my liberty of more value than one hundred and fifty pounds sterling, I could not see either a violation of the laws of morality or of economy.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

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