My father was a Holocaust survivor. Like many kids of survivors the blueprint for rising fascism is ingrained in our DNA. Like others I've feared, but known the complacency of our leaders would eventually lead us to this horror. They failed. We've crossed a terrifying threshold.
2. My dad warned about repeatedly lowering our expectations which is what we've done. After cruel attacks on vulnerable people, watching institutions & norms crumble people clung on for a Hollywood ending to save us. "It could be worse." Each concession is a foothold for fascism.
3. Hyper vigilance is a common trait among kids of Holocaust survivors & today I'm lit up like a MF super nova. Fascism is here. A fascist, a despot & his followers have declared war on Americans who oppose fascism. There's no happy ending. There is a only a right and wrong side.