Twenty Lessons of the Twentieth Century for Trump’s America
Timothy Snyder
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1. Do not obey in advance.
Much of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. 
 
Do you mean like the Obama minions did ???

3. Recall professional ethics.

Do you mean like the Corruption in our DOJ ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in our IRS ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in our EPA ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in our ATF ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in our BLM ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in our FBI ???
Do you mean like the Corruption in the Obama Administration as a whole ???

4. When listening to politicians, distinguish certain words.
Look out for the expansive use of “terrorism” and “extremism.” Be alive to the fatal notions of “exception” and “emergency.”

Or the REFUSAL of the word “terrorism” by the Obama Administration.
OR WHO the word “extremism” is applied to by the Obama Administration….as it was applied to people that did NOT believe as Obama and Liberals do….how many times did you see the word “extremism” applied to Chrisians by Obama….
 
And let’s NOT forget Rohm “Dead Fish” Emanual’s comments on “Never let a good crisis go to waste”…..

5. Be calm when the unthinkable arrives.
 “The sudden disaster that requires the end of the balance of power”

Again let’s NOT forget Rohm “Dead Fish” Emanual’s comments on “Never let a good crisis go to waste”…..

6. Be kind to our language.

Too bad those books are no longer “required” reading as they were when I was in high school. Many of them could be applied to our government today.

7. Stand out. Someone has to.

And this is why Conservatives are demonized by Liberals so severly in this country…this is why they are demonized on college campuses…..and this is why Conservative speekers are demonized, because they have a different message…

8. Believe in truth.
To abandon facts is to abandon freedom.

I couldn’t agree more….
 
The problem is the “Fake News” that is reported by the likes of — — — Yahoo , The Huffington Post , Salon , Vox , Esquire , Slate , Mother Jones , Jesebelle , Politico , Snopes , Media Matters , The Washington Post and others….. that so many people use as their news sources….

9. Investigate.
Figure things out for yourself.

TRUE, because you can’t count on the LIES and Half Truths reported in the National news by the likes of ABC , CBS , NBC , MSNBC , CNN and others ……. these networks have an agenda, and all you have to do is to pay attenion in order to see it….
 
I, for one, have NOT seen such collaboration between the Media and the Democrat Party since Pravda was the Official News Propaganda Agency for the old Soviet Union ( USSR )…..
 
Stalin would be so PROUD!!!

10. Practice corporeal politics.
Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people.

And be willing to LISTEN to them an NOT shut them out….VALUE THEIR opinion even though it does NOT align with YOURS…..it is the ONLY way that you can GROW as an individual…

11. Make eye contact and small talk.

Again, VALUE THEIR opinion even though it does NOT align with YOURS…

12. Take responsibility for the face of the world.

I AGREE fully….

13. Hinder the one-party state.

I AGREE fully…..but examine WHY you Vote the way that you do…..is it because your parents voted that way….is it because your Friends voted that way….is it because it is easier to follow the crowd….are you a minion….or are you a Lemming….or are you independent….
 
DO you Homework on WHO you Vote for…..and WHY….be INFORMED….

14. Give regularly to good causes, if you can.

I AGREE fully, but make sure that it is a “just” cause….like to a childrens hospital or to the cancer foundation or to help the homeless….and not to idiotic causes…

15. Establish a private life.

I AGREE fully, limit your Facebook posts and WHO can see them….employers and future employers regularly scan these sights to see if you are worthy of being employed by them..
 
And let’s NOT forget about the Corruption that was found in the NSA and how the data was being used to spy on people….

16. Learn from others in other countries.

Not a bad idea….but remember that their views will be different from yours, just like those in New York differ from those in Texas….

17. Watch out for the paramilitaries.
When the men with guns who have always claimed to be against the system start wearing uniforms and marching

These are the LEAST of our worries…..
 
Be MORE affraid of the Militarization of our different government agencies that gained Policing powers during the Obama Administration…..because it is now easier for them to ABUSE their new found powers (as they have) than to have to Build a Case FIRST before involving Law Enforcement…..

19. Be as courageous as you can.
If none of us is prepared to die for freedom, then all of us will die in unfreedom.

I couldn’t AGREE More…..

20. Be a patriot.
The incoming president is not. ????

WHY, because Trump wants to put American interests FIRST ???
WHY, because Trump wants to “Make America Great Again” ???
 
That is far better than the Apology Tour that Obama went on…..
Or that comment that Michelle Obama made that “for the first time in my life, I am proud of America”……

Neither one of those sounded “Patriotic” to me…..

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