Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Freedom to Enslave Yourself

"There is a quote (often misattributed to Sinclair Lewis) that states, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”' No matter who said it, to me this perfectly describes Mike Pence, head of the transition team selecting cabinet posts and agency heads with billionaires who oppose their mission and programs.  "While the actual quote seems to be a condensed meme of a collection of prognostications from the 1930’s as Hitler came to power, it is very true of where we find ourselves headed in the 21st century here in the United States." Trump embodies the substance and style of fascism,a know-nothing  infantile demagogue.  Quotes from article by Manny Schewitz@ http://www.forwardprogressives.com/when-fascism-comes-to-america-it-will-be-cloaked-in-patriotism/  
White Nationalists' Nazi salute trump.
Photo: Daniel Lombroso, The Atlantic.

The poor "suppressed" white minority who couldn't say the N word in public or shout out racist obscenities because of libtard "political correctness," aka "human decency," are released. The misunderstood suppressed alts, who suffered under eight years of Obama, can feel free to say what they want in public. 

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You can say Merry Christmas again, and wave the Confederate flag. You can wear clothes featuring Nazi symbols and AK15s, and parade them in the streets. You can gleefully give the Nazi salute. You can put on your hoods and burn crosses on lawns. Feel free to embrace Putin's Russia and forget about the illegal occupation of Ukraine and the genocide in Aleppo. You can embrace the multinational corporations like Exxon that love pipelines and oil and and gas deals all over the planet, and for sure you do not have to worry about Native lands or public lands.

Now you are free to deny climate change and advocate the end of social safety nets, Medicare and Social Security.  You can climb on the Pence/McConnell/Ryan Tea Party bandwagon of destruction to end the departments of education, health and human services, environmental protection.  You can enjoy the purges of agencies dealing with women's rights and gay rights.  Sure you're scared of people of color, Muslims, Mexicans, new immigrants, "foreigners," and you're free to advocate their deportation or internment in special camps, like those camps for the Japanese during WWII. You can yell at them in stores, too, tell them to "go back where they belong." Say what you think to whomever you want, whenever you want. Let your anger be heard. No more "political correctness." No more civil discourse.You are free to hate and to act on that hate.  

Welcome to Trump's America.

Sources:
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/when-fascism-comes-to-america-it-will-be-cloaked-in-patriotism/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-how-fascism-comes-to-america/2016/05/17/c4e32c58-1c47-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html?utm_term=.c97edf8fd046

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/12/13/trump-and-tillerson-an-ethical-pigpen/?tid=pm_opinions_pop&utm_term=.b94be6f3730e

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/pence-heritage-foundation-regulatory-rollback-232286
   Follow Mike Pence, head of the transition team selecting all those billionaire alt-rightist to lead agencies whose missions they oppose.  "We truly do believe our president-elect has secured a mandate for leadership,” Mike Pence said Tuesday evening during a Heritage Foundation event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C."  Really?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/how_should_america_resist_a_fascist.html

https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2016-12-13/the-history-of-fascism-and-its-relevance-to-u-s-politics-today

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctrine_of_Fascism

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/robert-kagan-donald-trump-fascisim-comes-to-america
    "To understand how such movements take over a democracy, one only has to watch the Republican Party today. These movements play on all the fears, vanities, ambitions and insecurities that make up the human psyche. In democracies, at least for politicians, the only thing that matters is what the voters say they want — vox populi vox Dei. A mass political movement....when controlled and directed by a single leader, can be aimed at whomever the leader chooses. If someone criticizes or opposes the leader, it doesn’t matter how popular or admired that person has been. He might be a famous war hero, but if the leader derides and ridicules his heroism, the followers laugh and jeer. He might be the highest-ranking elected guardian of the party’s most cherished principles. But if he hesitates to support the leader, he faces political death."  

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/13/505442914/trumps-cabinet-picks-take-the-establishment-and-shake-it-upside-down

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/13/505442914/trumps-cabinet-picks-take-the-establishment-and-shake-it-upside-down


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