Addendum to my own post! Just saw an interview with General Michael Hayden on CNN referring to children at Auschwitz. I guess he’s getting flak as well for posting, last night, a tweet with a picture of Auschwitz. He made a terrific point. He’s said for a long time that the veneer of civilization is very thin. It doesn’t take much to move the needle. In 1933, German politics was a cult of personality. It had a populist, nationalist government, and it put blame for the wrongs squarely on the heads of minorities and the “others.” No one spoke up. His point is that the needle in the United States now moving in the wrong direction. I agree.

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