Don’t Be A Sucker

24 May

No, this isn’t an allusion to the contents of another Carl Paladino email

This is a film created by the United States War Department shortly after WWII and around the time that Truman began integrating the military.  The general message is that when we allow polemicists and radicals to divide us into groups of “we” and “they”, we collectively position ourselves to be manipulated.  I remember this film being screened during a Poli Sci class my freshman year at Canisius College in 1993 and thinking it was relevant at the time due to the emergence of the radical right.

I came across it again tonight and I thought it was even more relevant today then it was in 1993.

Enjoy.

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