TRUMP used the "vermin" line on Veterans Day. Amid Rosh Hashanah In October 2023, TRUMP attacked "liberal Jews."
"Remember This," with actor David Stathairn as Jan Karski, tells the story through the eyes of the heroic Polish diplomat and underground leader, of the Holocaust, which is the direct and proximate result of the Nazis' dehumanizing rhetoric.* It's the same vile rhetoric. that St. Augustine commercial landlords and their cat's paws once used to eviscerate the rights of artists, musicians and buskers on St. George Street -- unjust stewards of City government, like Mayor CLAUDE LEONARD WEEK$, JR. called our artists and musicians "vermin" and "gypsies." Willful men like ex-Mayors LEN WEEKS and JOE BOLES helped create the problem of homelessness in St. Augustine, as Georgia Valentino and I documented in Folio Weekly in March 2019, "First They Came for the Artists."
* I was honored to take the Georgetown University School of Foreign Sevice's "Modern Foreign Governments" course taught by Jan Karski in 1981.