Tag: GreatDivide

Berlin in 1933 – Sentence(s) of the Day

Berlin street 1933
Berlin street scene, 1933.

“Germans denounced one another with such gusto that senior Nazi officials urged the populace to be more discriminating¬†as to what circumstances might justify a report to the police.¬† Hitler himself acknowledged, in a remark to his minister of justice, “we are living at present in a sea of denunciations and human meanness.” (Emphasis mine.)¬† – In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson, New York, Crown Publishers, 2011.

 

Great Divide

The Scotch-Irish & the Great Divide

On the one side are the denizens of either coast, the globalists, the kumbaya singers, the educated and the intellectuals, accompanied by the newcomers and minorities who expect to flourish on the crumbs from the progressive table. (This is the side on which I reside.)

On the other side are the “real” Americans from the Southland, the grain belt, the rust belt and the mountains whose mixture of Old Testament Christianity, rough-grained chauvinism, hoplophilia, and distrust of authority propelled Donald Trump into the White House.