Thursday, January 26, 2017

America Today

Here are the new characteristics of the United States government under Trump:

He has asserted the right to commit armed aggression against other countries in order to seize their resources.  This is the doctrine of Lebensraum, which was central to Nazi ideology.

He has asserted the right to use armed force to make cities in the United States do as he commands, which would be clearly illegal in this country but is standard with dictators, from Hitler to Assad, to just about any other one you could mention.

He has commanded that only information that supports his positions, true or false, may be propagated by the government.

He has begun attacking his opponents with patently false charges, implicitly threatening anyone who calls him out on his lies, calling them his enemies.

He has appointed underlings committed to destroying the legal apparatus of government, and using their power for his purposes only.

This right here is enough for any halfway awake person to realize that Trump is hell-bent on turning the United States into a fascist dictatorship as fast as possible.  And he is on the way.

Well, that's the whole message.  More soon, I am sure.


4 comments:

Zog said...

"This right here is enough for any halfway awake person to realize that Trump is hell-bent on turning the United States into a fascist dictatorship as fast as possible."

Not necessarily. I think he wants to turn the United States into an absolute monarchy, with rule limited to members of the House of Trump.

Jerry Critter said...

Welcome to the Trump circus. The clowns have taken over the White House, and no one is cleaning up the animal shit.

One Fly said...

I agree and it is almost too much to comprehend at times in that this 180 turn into whatever it's called and the damage already being caused it happening so very quickly.

Nothing good will come out of any of this only terrible harm.

Green Eagle said...

If I could only tell myself that this display of totalitarianism would wake up the Republican base, I would feel a little better. But, they have so given themselves up to believing whatever vicious lies they are told by the right, that I have no faith in this at all. And remember, Trump did not invent fake news, he has just exploited what the Republican party has spent decades creating.