THE RED SCARE

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By Michelle Lyons

By Michelle Lyons, Columnist

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”. History repeats itself so its so important that we are knowledgeable about the past.  People have compared the President to dictators and emperors, but in recent history his Presidency is similar to two time periods in American history, both known as The Red Scare.

Wikipedia states, “The red scare is the promotion of a widespread fear of the rise of communism or anarchism by a society or state.” This is the reason I was opposed to voting for Bernie Sanders because I knew that President Trump would ignite the Red Scare. To my surprise, we are still experiencing some of this with Biden and we live in California. What is going on in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina and other states? What are they thinking? It is imperative that the democrats focus on uniting the country to eradicate the red scare.

The first red scare in this country was from 1917-1920 during World War I.  The second red scare, known as McCarthyism, happened in the 40’s.  As an independent, I can look at things from both sides. The democrats can still win this election, but anarchy and fear will only hurt their chances.  Donald Trump is a lot of things, but dumb is not one of them.  He has used every script from dictators to Jesus to try and get re-elected, and I do not want the democrats to play into his hand. The democrats must alleviate the red scare by focusing on uniting the country. The need to box Trump out by appealing to the conservatives as well.  A subpar leader is the equivalent to no leader so all the Democrats have to do to win is… LEAD!

Prince Harry and Kim Kardashian are now champing as well with their campaign “Stop Hate For Profit” so we can focus on uniting the country.

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