I want to tell you and interesting story. At least I hope it is interesting. It's about politics and how people react to politics and politicians. Did you know that back in the midnight hour of the Great Depression the Communist Party of the United States was the fastest growing political party in the country? Well it's true, and the Communists had some unique ideas about drawing in adherents. Like the Republicans and Democrats, they had banners and handbills. Like all the other parties they'd stand on a soap box and preach their political gospel. But these Communist tried something a little different, they fed people.
It's easy to dismiss political rhetoric; it's easy to say, "Thank you, no." But when you're hungry and your kids are hungry and the other political parties might promise a chicken in every pot but these folks are serving it. That my friends, is putting your faith on wheels. The Republicans were largely silent, they'd been driving when the economy hit the wall. Or as Harry Truman put it, "Never talk about rope in the house of a man who'd been hanged."
The Communists set up feeding stations all over New York and major cities across the country. You might not agree with Communist dogma, but food was on their side while the other side was only promising food. As the New Deal took hold support for the Communist Party subsided but the lesson, they teach is apropos. Talk is cheap.
We've witnessed the rise of a criminal imposter and three years in if you can't see that by now"turn in your driver's license. Donald Trump's rise is aligned with the rise of corporate propaganda, "He's going to donate his salary to charity!" He's not tied to any special interest groups! A media star with no qualifications of any sort other than larceny, bankruptcy and a chemical tan. He cheats on his wives; he cheats on his taxes. He cheats his contractors and cheats his customers. But like all demigods, he finds a victim and places the blame on them. Immigrants, Democrats or the media, everyone is lying. The whole world is lying and only Donald Trump is telling the truth.
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