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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1726826

Are We Cooked?

Does history repeat itself?

In the 1930s, Germans wanted change. A charismatic person came along and enchanted them. He was elected.

Gradually, he took more and more power. He scapegoated a group of people, whipping up his followers to hate the identified “others.”

We know how that story ended.

I see similarities happening here in the USA. A charismatic leader promises change, while taking more and more power to himself, and whipping up fear of “others.” How will our story end?

It is said that a frog in a pot of warm water, heating up, will not jump out until too late, and it’s cooked. Our pot is coming to a boil. Will we hop out in time?

Joan Worthing

Southampton

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