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Robert B. Reich: Hate unbound

Robert B. Reich: Hate unbound

Demagogues rarely commit violence directly. Instead, they focus blame, ridicule, fear and hate — and then leave the violence to others. That way, they can always claim, "It wasn't me. I don't have blood on my hands."

Of the tens of millions of Americans whom the Donald Trump/Fox News regime has made fearful, only a small percentage — say, a hundred thousand — have been moved to hate the objects of that fear.

And of those hundred thousand, only a relative handful — say, a few thousand — have been motivated to act on that hate, posting loathsome messages online, sending death threats, spray-painting swastikas.

And of that few thousand, a tiny subset, perhaps...

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