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Monday, April 30, 2012

The anti-German hysteria that swept Cincinnati in 1917 is relevant today

Posted by Justin Jeffre

It’s interesting to note the similarities between the hysteria that was aimed at the German population in the US during WWI & II and what’s happening today to Muslims and anti-war activists. Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing a great speach sung by Eugene Debs-an anti-war activist-sung by Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble.

Debs got nearly one million votes for President while in a Prison cell. He was arrested for speaking against the war and saying that it was fought for profits for the rich and was paid for by the blood of the poor.

Here is some rare footage of him.


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