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None of This Is Normal. All of It Is Un-American. | Emmanuel Burgin
November 18, 2016 by Michael Winship This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. A friend of mine who has dual Israeli-American citizenship tells the story of entering an elevator in Jerusalem shortly after a bullying right-wing government had taken over the country. The other passenger was ostentatiously puffing on a big cigar. My friend pointed to the no smoking sign and politely, in Hebrew, asked the man to douse his smoke. "Eff you," the man replied. "We're in charge now." Only he didn't say, "Eff." Sound familiar? Well, it's a tiptoe through the tulips compared to what's going on in the United States right now. Incidents of hate-related violence and other abuses have proliferated throughout this lovely land of ours. The presidential campaign and now the election results have further allowed the pinheads of society to let their racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic freak flags fly. Despite denials from many on the right and the Trump transition team, this is really