It Can’t Happen Here — or Can It?

In the Life Imitates Art Department and cross-referenced to the Remember/Study History or We are Doomed to Repeat It Department:

There once was a book called It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.  It was written in 1935.  For those of you who are Sci-Fi fans, the TV miniseries V was loosely based upon the book primarily because the TV Powers that Be thought no one would buy a story about America getting hijacked by a Fascist. There is a book review of the re-release of the book in 2005 that is long and unfortunate since it has the distinction of reading like a 6th grade book report wherein the reporter tells the entire story of the book… sheesh when will they learn… anyway… here if you feel like you have to read the whole thing.  I actually recommend the book, which you can read here.

Aaaannyywaaay… the point here is that 73 years ago (one year before the current Republican nominee was born) one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century wrote a book that basically predicts that the citizens of the United States will allow a ruthless dictator to come to power because they just can’t believe it can happen here.  We have safeguards, right?

Last week, when Obama visited the American Airlines repair facility in Kansas City MO he promised that one of the  “first priorities as president would be to review every executive order issued by Bush on issues such as warrantless wiretapping and overturn them if they are found to be unconstitutional.”

We need this man.

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Vote for REAL Change!

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