Na Zdorovye! February 29, 2024February 29, 2024 Increasingly, Republicans are siding with Russia. With Putin. This 90-second clip goes a long way to explaining why: What it’s like to be in the room with Putin and Trump. Trump made just one change to the 2016 Republican platform. Just one. The only thing in the platform he cared about: weakening support for Ukraine. It’s also the only thing in the platform Putin cared about. (For 448 pages detailing Trump-Russia connections and the felonious obstruction of justice that kept us from knowing even more, click here.) For at least a decade, the Russian dictator — a KGB agent and master at jujitsu — has been trying to destroy America from within, pitting us against each other. It’s almost exactly what a certain infamous German dictator attempted to do 90 years ago. The parallels to the huge, now-largely-forgotten pro-Nazi movement in 1930s America, directed from Berlin . . . and the increasingly-apparent pro-Russian sentiment today, directed from Moscow . . . are striking. The former was aimed at keeping us from coming to the aid of Europe. The latter is aimed at keeping us from coming to the aid of Ukraine — and whatever countries he would invade next. For riveting proof of those parallels, read the second of these three must-reads I keep recommending: A FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND, subtitled: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them. How American democracy was almost lost to the white Christian nationalists in the 1920s — but the fever broke. PREQUEL, subtitled: An American Fight Against Fascism. How it was almost lost in the 1930s — but, again, the fever broke. BLOWBACK, by the high-ranking Trump official first known as “anonymous,” subtitled: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump. How America is in the PROCESS of losing its democracy, even as we speak. Will the fever break this time? In case you can help, please do!