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Don't laugh at this British politician — his views aren't funny, they're dangerous

There's an old Karl Marx adage that has recently been exhumed as a cautionary tale to explain Donald Trump's meteoric rise to power: "History repeats itself twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." SEE ALSO: Meet the living, walking meme of conservative British politics In a nutshell, it means that many people failed to recognise Trump's threat to civil rights and democracy simply because he was perceived (and dismissed) as incredibly funny.
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