Sometimes being forgetful happens for a reason. I forgot to set up this report to send at the usual 11 am hour this morning, but as a result I came across this story to add to it:
80 years ago this month, "A Night At the Garden" drew 20,000 Americans to Madison Square Garden in New York for a "Pro America Rally."
It was hosted by the American Nazi Party.
The chilling 7-minute documentary about it is up for an Oscar tomorrow night, and you can watch the entire short film online
Please do. To hear the Pledge of Allegiance and the "Star-Spangled Banner" in such circumstance, and to watch men walk in and salute in front of the huge banner of George Washington (you can see that in the poster) is blood-curdling. The New Yorker posts this analysis of the event and how we view it today.