Don’t Be A Sucker
“For some, these are the words of an imploration to those that are otherwise gullible. Do not be fooled. Made in 1943, this film, produced by the U.S. Department of War, addresses the very real and damaging effects of racial, religious, and fraternal oppression, as well as the roots of the nationalism and fascism that saw Nazism born.
“Let me be clear on something: Blacks, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Freemasons, and refugees/immigrants are not our enemy, nor are they a threat to society whatsoever. As human beings, these men and women all have wonderful things to contribute to our society, and anyone seeking to oppose them have hate and ignorance in their hearts. We each have a duty to fight.
“We must stand against all forms of oppression—racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, nationalism, and all others. We cannot allow history to repeat itself. We cannot allow the enemy to stand victorious at the expense of the lives, rights, and freedoms of society, from the greatest to the least. There are ways we can rise up as one.
“#RegisterToVote at rickyjmarc.com/vote, and you will be able to make your voice heard, hold elected officials responsible, and assure that the the voting rights of you and your neighbor are respected. Fight fake news, learn where you stand, and engage others in this process. Watching this short film is not enough—we have work to do.
“Organizations like the Democratic Socialists of America, Women’s March, Black Lives Matter, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and so many more are on the front lines of these fights, and joining them through their local chapters will allow us to prevent the United States from becoming—for lack of a better term—suckers. Join our movement.”
Source: Ricky J. Marc – RJM