Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
This is a short anti-fascism film from 1947. How soon we forget the lessons we paid such a high price to learn.
So, the next time some politician, pundit, media personality, or spokesperson for the rich or powerful tries to divide us by blaming our problems on some minority, will you be a sucker? Ask yourself, what’s in it for them?
For example, when the governor of Arizona pushes a law that requires the police to detain anyone they suspect of being an illegal alien, should it surprise you to find out that her staff has close ties to the private prison industry, who will make money from the extra detainees?
The only thing that has changed is the groups that are being blamed for our problems. In addition to traditional scapegoats, like jews and blacks, the people who want to divide us are now going after other, easier targets that are harder to defend, like “muslim terrorists”, “recreational drug users”, and “illegal aliens”. It doesn’t matter that these new groups are actual problems, since by blowing up the problem they can use it to divide us and gain power. Why else would the Arizona governor tell lies about decapitated bodies, drug mules, and rising crime? Not because these things are actual problems, but because it increases her political power and puts money into the pockets of her supporters. And while she claims to be protecting you from these illegal aliens, the real result is that the law is found unconstitutional and the economy of her state is worsened by scaring away tourists.