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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 91 in a series – “… the government would be found on the side of emancipation.”

November 18th, 2019 Comments off

“And now, on this day of January 1st, 1863, the formal and solemn announcement was made that thereafter the government would be found on the side of emancipation. This proclamation changed everything. It gave a new direction to the councils of the Cabinet, and to the conduct of the national arms.”

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

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 39 in a series – “…turned to the Landbund, a violent peasant self-help league.”

November 18th, 2019 Comments off

“The Weimar Republic was triply damned in their eyes: dominated by distant Prussia, by sinful and decadent Berlin, and by “reds” who thought only of cheap food for urban workers.

[It] forced many of them into debt and foreclosure, desperate Schleswig-Holstein cattle farmers abandoned the DNVP and turned to the Landbund, a violent peasant self-help league.”

Having done very poorly with an urban strategy in the elections of 1924 and 1928, the Nazi Party turned to the farmers.33 They chose well. Agriculture had prospered nowhere in the 1920s, because world markets were flooded by new producers” From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 100 in a series – “…three being Ukrainian oligarchs who were senior Opposition Bloc officials.”

November 18th, 2019 Comments off

“Immediately upon joining the Campaign, Manafort directed Gates to prepare for his review separate memoranda addressed to Deripaska, Akhmetov, Serhiy Lyovochkin, and Boris Kolesnikov,879 the last three being Ukrainian oligarchs who were senior Opposition Bloc officials.880 The memoranda described Manafort’s appointment to the Trump Campaign and indicated his willingness to consult on Ukrainian politics in the future.”

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 – 90 in a series – “…yet the slave who loved us, was hated, and the slaveholder who hated us, was loved.”

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

“Generals, in the field, and councils in the Cabinet, had persisted in advancing this policy through defeats and disasters, even to the verge of ruin. We fought the rebellion, but not its cause. The key to the situation was the four million of slaves; yet the slave who loved us, was hated, and the slaveholder who hated us, was loved.”

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

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 99 in a series – “Thomas Barrack and Roger Stone both recommended Manafort to candidate Trump.”

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

“Thomas Barrack and Roger Stone both recommended Manafort to candidate Trump.873 In early 2016, at Manafort’s request, Barrack suggested to Trump that Manafort join the Campaign to manage the Republican Convention.874 Stone had worked with Manafort from approximately 1980 until the mid-1990s through various consulting and lobbying firms. Manafort met Trump in 1982 when Trump hired the Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly lobbying firm.875 Over the years, Manafort saw Trump at political and social events in New York City and at Stone’s wedding, and Trump requested VIP status at the 1988 and 1996 Republican conventions worked by Manafort.876”

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: The Anatomy of Fascism – 38 in a series – “”…the Nazi Party turned to the farmers….”

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

“Schleswig-Holstein was the only German state (Land) to give the Nazis an outright majority in any free election: it voted 51 percent Nazi in the parliamentary election of July 31, 1932. Hence it offers us an obvious second example of a fascist movement successfully becoming a major political actor.

Having done very poorly with an urban strategy in the elections of 1924 and 1928, the Nazi Party turned to the farmers.33 They chose well. Agriculture had prospered nowhere in the 1920s, because world markets were flooded by new producers”

From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

Anatomy fascism

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 98 in a series – “Gates suspected that Kilimnik was a “spy,””

November 14th, 2019 Comments off
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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 89 in a series – “…precisely as white soldiers are rewarded for like services.”

November 14th, 2019 Comments off

“First, that colored soldiers ought to receive the same wages as those paid to white soldiers. Second, that colored soldiers ought to receive the same protection when taken prisoners, and be exchanged as readily, and on the same terms, as any other prisoners, and if Jefferson Davis should shoot or hang colored soldiers in cold blood, the United States government should retaliate in kind and degree without delay upon Confederate prisoners in its hands. Third, when colored soldiers, seeking the “bauble-reputation at the cannon’s mouth,” performed great and uncommon service on the battle-field, they should be rewarded by distinction and promotion, precisely as white soldiers are rewarded for like services.”

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

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What I’m Reading: The Anatomy of Fascism – 37 in a series – “…too substantial for national politicians to ignore.”

November 14th, 2019 Comments off

“The de facto power of Fascism in rural northeastern Italy—especially Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany—had become by 1921 too substantial for national politicians to ignore.

Nevertheless, it showed that Mussolini had become a vital part of the Italian antisocialist coalition on a national level. It was the first step in that advance toward national power that was now Mussolini’s one guiding principle.”

From The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton

Anatomy fascism

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 97 in a series – “… fired from his post because his links to Russian intelligence were too strong.”

November 13th, 2019 Comments off
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