Just as in 1939, Republican’s chose fear, ignorance and authoritarianism- NEVER FREEDOM.
Plenty of disenfranchised Americans cheered for Hitler’s ruthless authoritarianism in Europe, for unemployed minions… Hitler seemed like a man with answers… Swastikas waved in America.
Aviation hero Charles Lindberg gladly excepted- the Order of the German Eagle… from Hermann Goring in 1938.
FDR was elected by a populist landslide, yet FBI director Edgar Hoover sided with KKK and far right thinking…his enemies were Jews, blacks, communists, and organized labor- Hoover was a white supremist.
Organized criminals easily blackmailed Hoover for secretly being gay.
Homosexuality was leveraged to seal Edgar in a closet… while Nazi politics and hate-strangled America from within -authoritarianism fit the mob’s bill.
“G-Man” Hoover- couldn’t look beyond his own ingrained prejudice and self-preservation, Berlin couldn’t have chosen a more self-indulgent, autocrat.
Prior to WWII-Nazis spies and saboteurs flooded LA to NYC, Hoover was bent (crooked) by denial, petty infighting and administrative territorialism…protecting America from fascists- wasn’t his priority- because he was one.
Hoover ignored obvious espionage, ordered his Bureau to close cases against known German spies, and swallowed whatever “worthless small fry”- organized crime syndicates threw him.
Hook, line and sinker- Anti-Semitism, anti-union- decorated with flags.
Fascism in America reemerges center stage in 2021-
Oligarchy thinking permeates the pentagon- Trump declared “War on America” and GOP Senators march as a bleating lynch mob.
The FBI investigates low hanging cartoon characters (wearing buffalo costumes) instead of treasonous Senators and Congresspeople wiping their feet on democracy.
Signed: Glenn Jones