COMMENTARY FROM jeffmoskin

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:40 p

Weimar Republic

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End of the Weimar Republic

Reasons for failure


The reasons for the Weimar Republic's collapse are the subject of continuing debate.

Germany had limited democratic traditions, and Weimar democracy was widely seen as chaotic.

As normal parliamentary lawmaking broke down and was replaced around 1930 by a series of emergency decrees, the decreasing popular legitimacy of the government further drove voters to extremist parties.

Sounds just like us today, especially as the Democrats in Nancy Pelosi's "people house" fall to snarling and snapping among themselves like ravening beasts ...

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Post by jeffmoskin » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:40 p

Except that, unlike Weimar, we have centuries of democratic institutions and traditions of voting , although now under threat by Repubs, which hopefully will prevail against them

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:40 p

Democracies always die in chaos to be followed by dictatorship ...

Weimar was simply one more example ...

And we're not exempt ...

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Post by jeffmoskin » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:40 p

No we are not. But for 40,000 votes spread across 3 states, we could be on our way there right now.

Luck was with us.

This time.

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 p

Good morning, jeffmoskin!

And never have I experienced such STUPID and IGNORANT times in this country, which includes when Baines Johnson was in office as a benchmark, as have occurred since January of 2016!

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Post by jeffmoskin » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 p

LBJ accomplished a great many good things.

And one bad thing.

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 p

Sone real great student riots on his watch ...

And who can forget the '68 Democrat Convention ...

That was certainly one of the main highlights of the LBJ administration ...

They've been pretty boring, since then ...

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Post by jeffmoskin » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 p

All of those riots were caused by the one bad thing he did.

You know all about it.

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 p

Some, anyway ...

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Post by jeffmoskin » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:40 p

2020 was the year that, for me at least, rrvaled 1968.

What a catastrophe.

We survived 68 and we survived 2020.

Just barely

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