Friday, July 22, 2016

I knew something sounded familiar.......with edit/addition

Last night, hearing the Trump say that he was the only man who could cure all the ills of the US, I thought it sounded a bit familiar.

The following has two words changed from the original, you can guess which words:

VII.  We believe that Donald Trump  was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world on the brink of radical Islamic catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order and social justice for all men.



This is the last tenent of the American Nazi party, formed by Lincoln Rockwell shortly after WW2.  The two things I changed/substituted was Trump for Hitler, and Islam for Jews. 

Seems like we have millions of people ready to don brown shirts and hit the streets. 

Addendum: this afternoon I read the latest David Brooks, a conservative, latest column in the NY Times. It's worth a click:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/opinion/campaign-stops/the-dark-knight.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

16 comments:

  1. The shadow of a dark doom hangs over our heads unless we do something about it.

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    1. It's called mobilizing and voting. As you well know.

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  2. The danger is not so much Donald Trump, as it is in the fact there are millions who who follow him. There are no specific programs or answers, merely a variation of "trust me, I can fix it." He is a demagogue with a huge ego and an attention span disorder. What can go wrong?

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    1. He avoids specifics of 'how' like the plague, doesn't he?

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  3. He reminds me of the character The Beast from the comic book Transmetropolitan who is described as; "a big black animal squatting in the heart of America...the thing in us that votes to fuck other people in the gall bladder, the lizard brain that says nothing but eat-kill-hump-shit." As you have observed, the scary thing is there are those who are willing to give into such base urges.

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    1. Seems like millions are far too willing, and with someone like Trump showing that it's just fine, even laudable.

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  4. I read that Brooks column too, with great pleasure.

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    1. It's been interesting to watch the poor guy have an existential nervous breakdown on paper, day after day. His chosen party up and went weird on him.

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  5. The similarities of the fear mongering and extreme nationalism of Hitler are striking.

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  6. When the Reichstag fire spread to the World Trade Center, I figured we'd have candidates like Trump.

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    1. That, the predictable economic downturn, the fact we're diversifying as a country, etc. All things like this bring out the worst in people, and like the Germans with Hitler, some here are buying into the fallacy that a demagogue like Trump can 'lead' them out of it.

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  7. You might also enjoy this:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-schmeltzer/trumps-proposed-first-mov_b_11084210.html?

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    1. Thanks, I had passed that one over without seeing.

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  8. I'm Drumpfed out. Completely. He may very well win if you don't get your acts together.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. I'm afraid I'm played out, WWW. My politics goes back to RFK, I actually worked a small part in his campaign while still in the military, and I even remember as a kid liking "I Like Ike" buttons.
      It's time for someone else to take over. I'm not Pete Seeger or Nader, someone who seemingly can carry into the last years of their life. I'm played out, a interested if cynical observer at this point.
      Mike

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