Some very nourishing food for thought... 'Post-Truth Is Pre-Fascism: The Possibilities Are Much Darker Than Americans Are Used to Considering—But What We Can Do Is Much More Important Than We Realize'
Yale historian Timothy Snyder warns: "People now don’t understand how quick their neighbors will change; don’t understand how quickly society can change."
By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet
March 7, 2017
The point of the book is [that] we are facing a real crisis and a real moment of choice. The possibilities are much darker than Americans are used to considering. But at the same time, what we can do is much more important than we realize. The regime will only change if the gamble of the people in the White House is right: That many of us despise many others of us and that most of us are indifferent. If it turns out that there are emotions and values that are more numerous and more vibrant than indifference and hatred, things are going to be okay. That depends on us. That depends on us making certain realizations. It depends on us acting fast. In that sense it’s a test, not just collectively. Maybe there’s no such thing as a collective test. But it is a test for us individually.
Most Americans who haven’t been abroad haven't been faced by something like this. And hopefully they won’t be faced with it again. But we are faced with it as citizens and as individuals. And I think, five or 10 years from now, no matter how things turn out, we’ll ask ourselves—or our children will ask us—how we behaved in 2017.
Full interview. Read on. http://www.alternet.org/activism/post-tr...idering-what-we