It is a serious problem that he’s but a clown
When Hitler assured to exterminate the Jews, he actually meant it.
When Chamas said we’re going to annihilate all Jews, they really meant it.
When Trump promises to lock up anyone who opposes us, he means it.
Trump has four reasons to talk like a fascist:
- To get free publicity
- To desensitize the public to fascism, make it sound moderate
- To mobilize people who will be his willful executioners
- Because he can’t help himself; loose lips build myths.
A second Trump turn would not only mean a disaster for keeping Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and other dictatorships at bay but also end US democracy. You don’t want to see that. Of course, the US military would fight back and win but not before killing the 50,000 lay Trump troops. So, the US Army must step up to remove right-wing zealots from its midst.
Rachel Maddow has a great approach. To promote democracy, she said, have a commitment to and love for democracy and use its tools:
To treat your opponents as equals, not inferiors, you want around
To oppose scapegoating and toxic conspiracy theories
To have activism and journalism tell the truth about Trump
To talk about how bad authoritarianism is, and
To try not to be intimidated by violence.
This all, without giving free publicity to Trump’s words and ideas.
Something like: ‘The former president again, under the protection of free speech laws, insulted veterans (he never served), the rule of law and the courts (he wants to stay out of jail and be American’s strongman), and anyone who opposes him politically (he threatens with execution). Instead of saying read papers and vote (you have political power), he promises to be an absolute ruler they can trust (dictators can’t ever be trusted). Most Republican politicians dislike him but are too scared to oppose him.’
I distrust people saying all the time they don’t lie. Therefore, I have a big problem with Chris Christie. He is open about disliking Trump, but this smooth-talking millionaire hides he still wants to make the rich richer—what right-wing USers call small government: the ‘freedom’ to abuse the system for your own benefit at the expense of everyone else. The left-wing eagerly broadcast his anti-Trump words and (in exchange?) don’t bother him about taxing the rich or his mixed LGBTQ record.
In a current TV ad, Trump warns voters that they don’t vote for him, this might be the last election. That, if he’s not chosen, the other side will abolish elections, and everyone will be stuck with a dictator. Not only is that a baseless, ridiculous claim; it is exactly what he is trying to do.
Haters, angry strongmen, bigots, anti-equality, ruthless men who adore tyrants, just like Chamas and Hitler, will try to use democracy to undo it.
Trump will consult with his closest buddies, the dictators of Russia, China, and North Korea, on how to put away dissidents, China how to follow all people electronically, also in the street by facial recognition, and Iran, how to use religion as a pretext to amass wealth and clamp down on freedoms.
And just like everything else that Trump ever touched, his father’s fortune, his wives, and his most loyal workers and lawyers, he will also break down the country and the GOP and not care. When accused, he won’t feel guilty. He’ll be incensed about such a lack of gratefulness. Take my word for it.
Still, I’m not optimistic. If you can’t sack Santos, how to dump Trump?
The party of Make America Hypocrite Again has just come full circle. First, Atheist con artist Trump lured the Evangelicals. Then, the GOP pretended to believe the election fraud myth. And now, it elected an Evangelical bigot Johnson as Majority House Speaker while they certainly aren’t Evangelical.