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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-05-08

"Since he has taken office, he has harshly targeted immigrants in the United States; at his rally on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pa., he compared immigrants -- as he did last year -- to poisonous snakes, to great applause. It is worth noting that this tactic of dehumanization -- referring to humans as animals -- has historically been used to foment hatred and violence against chosen groups. In the lead up to the Rwandan genocide, for instance, Tutsis were regularly described as snakes." -- Jason Stanley, <a href='https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/opinion/who-is-a-criminal.html"> 2017-05-01</a></p>

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