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We, The Deplorables

I recently saw a German movie called “Look Who’s Back” on Netflix, which I strongly recommend.  The film fictionally chronicles the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany and does a tremendous job of illustrating how Hitler’s call to arms for a better Germany for Germans resonates with the average German in the film. It cannot be lost on anyone who views this film that the message repeatedly heard from these average Germans that “what he says is mostly true…” is a frightening one, and one that is easy to imagine not only Germans saying but French, British, and Americans too.

Momma Fed – Another Overprotective Parent

Imagine a kindergarten child who tells his mom that he has been punished by his teacher for misbehaving in class and, the mom shows up in school the next day to override the teacher and avert the punishment. Imagine that same thing happens over and over, as the child stumbles and the parent rescues him from any form of suffering. What will that child have learned about the concept of cause and effect? Not much, really, except that there are no negative consequences regardless of performance.