Watchman: Birds of a Feather, Trump and House Speaker Mike Johnson Are Hosting a Joint Press Conference at Mar-A-Lago. Two Devious Individuals. They Are Leading Us Down an Unrecoverable Path.

HNewsWire: Remember, authoritarian regimes begin with incremental steps: over-criminalization, surveillance of innocent citizens, imprisonment for nonviolent—victimless—crimes, etc. Bit by bit, the citizenry finds its freedoms being curtailed and undermined for the sake of national security. And slowly the populace begins to submit. No one speaks up for those being targeted. No one resists these minor acts of oppression. No one recognizes the indoctrination into tyranny for what it is. Historically this failure to speak truth to power has resulted in whole populations being conditioned to tolerate unspoken cruelty toward their fellow human beings, a bystander syndrome in which people remain silent and disengaged—mere onlookers—in the face of abject horrors and injustice. Time has insulated us from the violence perpetrated by past regimes in their pursuit of power: the crucifixion and slaughter of innocents by the Romans, the torture of the…Read…

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