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    propaganda.  On 12/7/41 the last America First harrange meeting was held.  They ejected from the meeting the people who tried to tell them about the attack.  Finally someone slipped a note in front of the speaker.  It took about an hour for it to sink in - then the speaker just stopped talking.  After a few minutes of dead silence, he said that the jew-Roosevelt had gotten us into this war, but that now we'd been attacked he expected every American to do his duty to defend the country.  The participants largely scattered to enlist.  (While I don't know if he was at that meeting, the "scattered to enlist" included Bush I, even though his daddy was a big mover and shaker in the American fascist movement.  That's the only good thing I know of 4 generations of Bushes.)

    We are still dealing with the same kinds of people - largely WASPs, largely isolationist, racist and sexist to a certain extent (some more one than the other), easily led by demagogues to do things in the name of patriotism they otherwise would be ashamed of.  9/11 could have been a unifying event to do good in the world - but we had a Mussolini instead of an FDR in the White House at the time.  

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