Werner Herzog’s Bear deconstructs the “drain the swamp” theme of the Trump campaign. Here’s a teeny little bit:
It is fitting then that as David Blackbourn has shown in his research on environmental history, the Nazi occupying regime in Poland hoped to show German racial superiority over the Slavs by draining the swamps there. When I hear the cry of “drain the swamp” I hear echoes of fascist yearnings, to purge the society of all of those people deemed pollutants.
Read the rest. It’s not just echoes he’s hearing; it’s songs of the sirens of hate.