“Nice people make the best NAZIs”
Naomi Shulman, a Northampton writer whose mother Elizabeth was born in Munich in 1934 and grew up in Nazi Germany:
Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than ‘politics. They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.
Now reread the previous post of Jennifer Rubin’s comments on the behavior of the Republicans in Congress in response to Trump’s myriad provocations and problems. He is openly and directly saying that he will not read or be briefed only once a week (at most, I imagine) because he’s “smart” (a self-refuting statement if there ever was one), that he will use the office of President to fire up some good deals for him in various nations. What on earth more do they need to know? What if it had been true of Hillary Clinton? God, look at how they reacted to her offenses, such as they were. And now? Crickets. Cowardice. Collaboration.
UPDATE: Just published in Salon: “Allen West recently praised a plan to “exterminate” Muslims, and now he’s meeting with Donald Trump.” That is out-and-out Final Solution. Do these men know any history?