Not much to say today because everything about this has already been said. The question is, are we listening!
We are moving this society from Trump back to Hitler in a straight line and moving very quickly.
When a president of the United States can be blackmailed by a porn star, all United Sates defenses are down. We are open to some of the most agregious acts possible because we have a president who will apparently do whatever his most base physical urgings are and who feels he can do anything and he will still be supported by many. His actions take him into places where he is left open to this kind of thing and our support of him acknowledges he is like the “Teflon Don”. What does that mean for the safety and security of United States citizens – it certainly does not look as though that enhances that safety and security but opens the door wide for those who would walk right in with the U. S. President who they have compromised, possibly for doing less than he did with Ms. Stormy Daniels.
He is now trying to “cleanse” the FBI. That kind of “cleansing” needs to start with our leader, who seriously and quickly needs to be “cleansed” out of the United States government. An FBI agent with his history and actions and lifestyle would have been dismissed summarily months ago. Does the “cleansing” language sound familiar to those who were around during and shortly after Hitler? One of Hitler’s main goals was to “cleanse” Germany of Jews. And there are a few other times during Hitlers reign when the term “cleanse” was used. Interesting that Trump is using this word in his current comments and those of his workers and supporters.
So, someone who could not qualify for the FBI because of his personal leanings and evil history is going to set himself up as someone who can be the person to do and orchestrate this FBI “cleanse”? Or have it done for him by those supporting him and his lifestyle and morals and very low character? With the help of John Kelly and others? Who have shown themselves to be as prurient as their leader? And as racist? And as sexist? Believability is stretched here. Trump followed Cohn and McCarthy and learned from them. You can see in the way Trump acts through his presidency that he is channeling Roy Cohn almost exactly. Cohn was a Jew who was anti-semitic; he was also very gay and homophobic. That does something to your soul. I wonder if that is why the Evangelical Christians have given Trump a “mulligan” – because they see similarities to their own tendencies and lifestyles. It is clear Trump’s racism is right out there and huge – what is not so clear, except to those who were around at the time when Trump and Cohn were best buddies. Where you saw one you saw the other and where there were parties they usually showed up together and there were rumors and speculation about Trump’s sexual orientation. That would certainly compromise Trump – wonder if that is what Putin knows about, with video and pictures!
To outline a quick movement along that straight line we are traveling moving back in history from Trump to Hitler and the kind of society Nazism produced and Trump is apparently trying to duplicate today:
- from Roy Cohn – who was Trump’s mentor and who showed him the ropes moving him from Brooklyn to Manhattan and giving him the ethics and character he has shown readily acceptable to incorporating into his character. With a caution – Roy Cohn died sick with AIDS and broke in spite of the fact that he wielded a lot of power and money before the end.
2. From the wall erected in Germany to separate East from West and the suffering it caused; the human deaths; the separation of families and on and on we go. That wall was taken down, but it is a tool preferred by Russia and others in its sphere and now brought into the United States by Donald Trump who is causing much pain and suffering among many people. Deaths; separation of families and human suffering will only increase.
3. from Roy Cohn to Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism – a time during which many Americans suffered extremely because of the life and actions of those two men and in the background was Donald J. Trump who has picked up the line from Cohn and McCarthy and is incorporating it in the present and taking it into the future. The human suffering caused by those three is immeasurable. Add that to the wall suffering and add that to what Trump has created on his own and you have immense human misery caused by this United States president, his Chief of Staff and all of those Congress people supporting him either because of blackmail or their own convictions which they were not able to bring into play and into the public eye until they had the support of Donald Trump and on and on and on.
4. From McCarthy to Hitler – a short time line, but one directly traceable. Look at the number of Nazi’s surrounding Trump. Look at his history with bigotry. Look at what he has said he would do, not the least of which has to do with S### Hole Countries and so much more.
United States history, along such a suffering line, goes back even further when you look at the suffering and death in the establishment of labor unions; the suffragette movement, the massacre of African Americans in the 20th Century and when you add in American Indians the pictures turns even more violent.
I won’t go back further. You know or you should know that history. Just remember ” Strange Fruit” – a song composed to memorialize Africans Americans who dared to vote and were hung for the attempt and think of voter nullification and all the other ways the vote is being controlled, reflecting another stage of evil; the American Carnage during Reconstruction; the forced relocation of American Indians because “White Americanized Northern Europeans” wanted the territory on which they had lived for generations with that forced relocation happening by forcing American Indians to walk for days, weeks, months through all kinds of weather with no food, water, clothes except what thy were able to garner in the course of the Trail of Tears March – many forcibly moved from the South East to the Oklahoma territory.
And today, the threat of an America that is becoming majority brown and black being the impetus behind those supporting Donald Trump in any lie he wants to tell; any act he wants to take; any woman he wants to sexually assault; any sexual deviancy he wants to practice – for which Evangelical Christians give him a “mulligan”. Is this how low we have fallen? Have our morals and character as Americans become so irretrievably compromised that we can constantly give such an incredibly immoral, foul character as Donald Trump someone we have elected as President – our leader – that we will continue to support him and not see the evil he and his supporters have pulled out of all of us? We not only see evil – we are complicit.
#evilTrump is clearly an accurate descriptor. Hopefully, the rest of us have some modicum of self-respect that we want to act in such a way that our tomorrows are better than our yesterdays and we are still able to act out the rest of our lives with higher morals and higher character than we have displayed so far.
God forgive us! We have truly sunk far into the morass of evil which is being served to us with the promise of money, power and supremacy over those not like us on whom we can dump our sins expecting ‘mulligans’ from those we look to for moral guidance, where we have caused human suffering and death. Amen – and Amen!
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