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Date: 2017-05-12 11:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Given that Trumps response to being told he was breaking the law, was to [try to] change the laws... yeah.

It's kind of scary what people see as normal... what with lack of online privacy, expectations of invasive 'security' and so on.

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Date: 2017-05-12 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capriuni
Are you familiar with Trevor Noah (The new host of the Daily Show)? As someone who grew up during the last of the Apartheid era in South Africa (and I believe he's still a South African citizen), he has some keen insight into this: Between the Scenes - Trump's Dictator Tendencies.

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Date: 2017-05-12 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Given the missing Latvian Jewish part of my own family, I'm glad the message is still being put out there!

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Date: 2017-05-12 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Is that link to a mainly picture-based post? I clicked but couldn't discern much from text once there.

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Date: 2017-05-12 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron
It is.
Transcript with image descriptions beginning next line:
Drawing one: college-age person with medium brown hair in a somewhat masculine cut shelving and organizing books. Quote: I work in an academic library. A few weeks ago a man came to the desk holding three books.
Drawing two: Old man previously mentioned, wearing glasses and a very cute cable knit vest, carries the books to the counter. Quote: He seemed very hesitant as he approached the counter.
Drawing three: the books. The first is gray, titled "The Bitter Taste of Victory in the Ruins of the Reich", by Lara Feigel. The second is orange, titled "Drawing the Holocaust", by Michael Kraus. The third is red, titled "The Nazi Hunters", no author's name visible.
Drawing four: the two people chatting. Quote: older man says, "There was a concentration camp only a few miles from where I grew up." Younger person replies, "Really? Where?"
Drawing five: map of Italy. Quote: He told me that he had been born in Italy in 1937.
Drawing six: very dapper-looking man with a mustache in 15, 16, or 17th century garb, standing in front of a stage curtain. Quote: His father was an opera singer ...
Drawing seven: Portrait of Mussolini, with a Roman "Fasces" and the words "Il Dux Benito Mussolini". Quote continued from previous drawing: ... and a member of the Fascist party.
Drawing eight: soldiers marching down an abandoned road, three trucks in the background. Quote: He had seen prisoners marched down the road near his house and heard music played at night in the camp.
Drawing nine: back to the counter with the two people. The older man is now gesturing wildly. Quote: Looking back he was astonished over the lack of protests, the lack of public alarm.

Posting this section now, continuing to type up a description.

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Date: 2017-05-13 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Thank you very much for the transcription!

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Date: 2017-05-13 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron
You're very welcome!

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Date: 2017-05-13 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron
Part two:
Drawing ten: a close up of the older man. His vest is seriously cute and I'm jealous. Quote: the man says, "I suppose it seemed normal. I was a child.
Drawing eleven: extreme close up of the older man. His eyes are now shut from the amount of emotion he feels. Quote: he says, "It was just the way things were."
Drawing twelve: image of the two people conversing over the library desk. Quote: The older man says. "What does that word, fascism, mean to you?" The younger person responds, "To me?"
Drawing thirteen: The younger person, deep in thought. Quote: they say, "I know the word derives from the Roman fasces ..."
Drawing fourteen: Image of a fasces, described in the text of this drawing. Quote: In Ancient Rome, the fasces was a bundle of wooden rods bound with red leather. A single stick is easily broken, but together, they are extremely strong. The fasces stands for strength through unity. But another part of the fasces is the axe blade, which symbolized that the powers of the magistrate included capital punishment -- literally, power over life and death.
Drawing fifteen: Plain text. Quote: The fasces has been used in America since our founding.

Part three to come!

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Date: 2017-05-13 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron
Drawing sixteen: A fasces with what appears to be an olive branch in an S shape behind it. Quote: The House of Representatives chose it as an emblem in 1889.
Drawing seventeen: The image of drawing sixteen put onto a dime. Quote: It can be found on the back of the Mercury dime, minted between 1916 and 1945.
Drawing eighteen: Lincoln's right half, left half if facing him, in the Lincoln memorial. A fasces makes up the armrest. Quote: And on the Lincoln memorial dedicated in 1922, as well as many other monuments.
Drawing nineteen: the symbol of the National Fascist Party, to which Mussolini belonged. This is a shield with the letters PNF with a fasces in front. Quote, which continues into the next image: It was also the chosen symbol of Benito Mussolini the Italian dictator ...
Drawing twenty: Mussolini standing to the right of Adolf Hitler. Quote: And ally of Adolf Hitler in the second World War.
Drawing twenty-one: plain text. Quote: As a political movement fascism is known for:
Drawing twenty-two: Picture of Drumpf wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat. Quote: Extreme nationalism. "America First", courtesy of the White House foreign policy webpage.
Drawing twenty-three: blue caduceus, the medical symbol. Quote: Disdain for himan rights. "Persons with health care insurance coverage would be reduced by fourteen million in 2018, twenty-one million in 2020, and twenty-four million in 2026 relative to current law", courtesy of the Congressional Budget Report on the A. H. C. A.
Drawing twenty-four: a picture of a brick wall topped with coils of barbed wire. Quote with some changes courtesy of me: "name of the leader of our country who I refuse to properly name" is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. Second quote: When Mexico sends its people, they're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. Both quotes courtesy of the bigot in chief himself.

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Date: 2017-05-13 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ari_the_dodecahedron
Part Four!

Drawing twenty-five: Kellyanne Conway. Section title: Undermining Free Press. Quote one: Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Courtesy of the bigot in chief. Quote two: Alternative facts, courtesy of Kellyanne Conway.
Drawing twenty-six: Ivanka Trump and her husband in formal dress. Section title: Cronyism and corruption. Quote: March 2017, Ivanka Trump joins her husband Jared Kushner as an unpaid White House adviser. Quote two: It's not even halfway blind, courtesy of the Office of Government Ethics Director Walter M Schaub jr. on Drumpf's "Blind Trust."
Drawing twenty-seven: plain text. This section is titled rampant sexism. There are numerous infamous quotes, courtesy of the bigot in chief, notably "Grab them by the pussy" and the dating Ivanka quote. You can imagine the others.
Drawing twenty-eight: plain text. Quote: Along with other qualities, such as obsession with national security, mixing church and state, weakening unions, protecting corporate power, and fraudulent elections.
Drawing twenty-nine: the young person from earlier waving goodbye rather unhappily. Quote connects with the next drawing, but begins: I have found myself replaying this conversation in my head ...
Drawing thirty: The older gentleman, as dapper as ever, walking out of the library with his books in hand. Quote: ... long after that gentleman left the library with his books.
Drawing thirty-one: The young person, lost in thought while driving home. Quote, repeated from the conversation: "I suppose it seemed normal. I was a child. It was just the way things were."
Drawing thirty-two: the bottom corner of an American flag, with red and white stripes visible. Quote: What, I wonder, will seem normal to the children of America by the end of the next four years?

End of piece!

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Date: 2017-05-14 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I say again, thank you very much for transcribing.

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