Thought of the Day

Filed in National by on August 22, 2015

Conservatives have loved to declare, against all facts and logic, that Barack Obama is a dictator, a tyrant, and in a latest turn to conspiracy, is/was going to use a military exercise in the southwest called Jade Helm to take over the country and declare martial law so as to stay in power for life.

Yes, yes.. I know. But it is either what they truly believe, or it is what they say to scare others.

I don’t think these folks have quite pictured how much the military will be in their lives if mass deportations ever become reality. What it will look and feel like to have soldiers surround and sweep through public schools and neighborhoods to screen and detain children as hostages to coerce their parents to turn themselves in as well.

Or worse, how it might play out is if local militias pre-emptively do such deportation sweeps themselves. Because when that happens, it’s not deportation: It’s ethnic cleansing.

It’s been done before. The Trail of Tears, right here in America. The Holocaust, in Germany. Bosnia.

And if Conservatives have their way…. in Trump’s America.

There are many reasons why I call Donald Trump and the conservatives who support him fascists. This is only one of those reasons.

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  1. cassandra m says:

    “But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word ‘Fascism’ and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty.”

    This is from It Can’t Happen Here, and I’ve been thinking alot about this. What is interesting (and scary) about Trump supporters is that they are straight up supporters of the fascism being promoted by the Trump campaign. And they are buying it explicitly by embracing the Trump “brand” and the vulgar selfishness that is supposed to be “good business sense”. They too, are also looking for someone to make Washington work and like everyone who thinks that Washington is the problem (rather than the people who get sent there to govern) are indulging in magical thinking. Barack Obama continues to get blamed for not being everyone’s Magic Negro. Donald Trump is explicitly selling seriously fascist magic as if Congress, the Supreme Court and voters don’t exist.

    Which is about as unAmerican as it gets.

  2. kavips says:

    Hmmm. it would be wise now to invest in cyanide pellets , while the price is low…..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very poor taste, Drawing the “Hitler” mustache on Trump. IMHO.

  4. Geezer says:

    @anonymous: I agree. It’s a serious insult to Hitler.