Is fighting Fascists bad?

A really good way to understand leadership is to approach a crisis with the antithesis of that quality in it’s stead. I doubt there is a word for the conjugate of “leader”. When that word is invented at the top of its wiki will be a photo of you know who. Stalin was a nasty dude. The man Hitler hated most….but he was a leader. He must be credited by friends and foes alike with defeating the Austrian named Schicklgruber. Students of history would know that. Not many of those anymore. My daughter’s generation doesn’t do history. They’ve never heard that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. That’s a shame because they also can’t enjoy alternate historical fiction. The “what if” narrative. What if someone other than DLT (or Clinton) had been installed in office in January 2017. What if Trumpf had been elected in 1939 instead of Roosevelt? The “Phony War”, as the Brits called it started two months before the US election. A state of war existed but there wasn’t much shooting. DLT, if elected at that time could have called it a phony war for years. All that hypothetical chief executive would have been thinking about would be slogans for the 1944 election…”He kept us out of the war” Chamberlain was an appeaser, Trumpf is a divider as well as a narcissistic idiot. The antithesis of what WE need in the current battles. Battles in wars against institutional racism and Corona Virus. But you don’t go to war with the president you need….

Published by glensketch

Retired from electronics industry. Ex USN ex USAF ex expat in Ecuador.

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