A short, anti-Nazi film, titled, “Don’t Be a Sucker,” from World War II has been resurrected and is going viral after Saturday’s violent incidents in Charlottesville, and the left is attempting to tie it to President Trump.
The film, originally produced in 1943 by the U.S. War Department in an effort to warn Americans of fascist language and rhetoric, features a man yelling from a podium about black people, foreigners, Freemasons, and Catholics.
“I see foreigners with money,” the man yells out to the crowd. “I see negroes holding jobs that belong to me and you. Now, I ask you, if we allow this thing to go on, what’s going to become of us real Americans?”
Two men listening from the crowd comment among themselves, one saying the speaker is making sense until the speaker condemns the Freemasons.
“What’s wrong with the Masons, I’m a Mason! Hey, that fella is talking about me!”
“And that makes a difference, doesn’t it?” the other remarks, as they walk away.
“In this country, we are American people,” the second man said, noting he was born in Hungary and saw this same kind of talk in Berlin.
The video was reposted on Twitter by Michael Oman-Reagan, who tried to connect it to President Trump, writing, “1947 anti-fascist video made by US military to teach citizens how to avoid falling for people like Trump is relevant again.”
Business Insider picked up the story, again attempting to liken the film to Trump:
“President Donald Trump frequently fanned the flames of xenophobia along the campaign trail, vilifying immigrants and Muslims while saying “we’ve got to bring our country back.”
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” Trump said of immigrants from Mexico when announcing his candidacy in June 2015. “And some, I assume, are good people.”
Months later, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
President Trump has been criticized by the left for his response in condemning the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday because he didn’t actually utter the words “white supremacist.”
To watch a press conference being held Monday of President Trump’s additional statements on Charlottesville, CLICK HERE.
1947 anti-fascist video made by US military to teach citizens how to avoid falling for people like Trump is relevant again. pic.twitter.com/vkTDD1Tplh
— Michael (@OmanReagan) August 13, 2017
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