Actually, Umair, one does not become a fascist, ones matures out of being a natural born fascist. Yes, little kids are egotistical, immature, miniature fascists. We are all born hardwired with a tribal impulse to be fearful and suspicious of the “other.”

If, however, we are lucky enough to mature well and develop a reasonably well balanced intellect with empathy, we will rise above our reptilian, ruthless impulses. If not be become some version of D.J. Trump and his hardcore followers.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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