[Marxism] Fwd: Gallup poll: Trump approval rating at new low - CNNPolitics.com Gary MacLennan

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 09:33:43 MST 2017


In Missouri, Donald Trump's image has appeared in a tub of butter.
http://www.tabelog.us/articles/donald-trumps-face-in-butter-a-miraculous-omen-or-hypermedia-political-superstition




On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Ken Hiebert via Marxism <
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> Gary MacLennan said:
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> What worries me is that he is getting 40% approval rating.  Who are those
> guys?
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> Ken Hiebert replies:
> It is not unusual for people who are frightened or in despair to cling to
> hope.  And many people in the US are frightened and in despair.
>
> I recall a the story of German soldiers at Stalingrad.  They were
> surrounded and under siege.  They heard a battle perhaps 30 miles away.
> They were infused with hope that they would be relieved shortly.  They
> prepared for that by destroying what they could not take with them.  They
> even burned winter clothing they did not wish to leave behind.
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> For many their hopes were expressed in the Stalingrad Madonna.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalingrad_Madonna
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