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Why Trump Can't Be Ignored & Must Be Held Accountable; by Thom Hartmann

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"This is a symptom of the much deeper problem: Trump has planted authoritarianism across America & only his humiliation and conviction will pull it out by the roots.  26% of Americans now embrace authoritarian leanings, about twice the proportion found in other democratic nations.  Trump’s example elevated them, in their minds, to actors on the national stage so now they’re acting out in a variety of public venues, including on airplanes. They see the world in binary terms: there are those in control and those who are controlled, those who lead and those who follow, those who dominate and those who are dominated.  And when a severe authoritarian leader has significant success in society, authoritarianism becomes, essentially, a contagious mental and cultural illness.

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