We’re about two election cycles away from death squads.
After some much research and digging for this post learning what I have shocked me and took me a back a little bit… But sadly with the state of our country’s affairs I am not really surprised, I am more angry, disappointed, and heartbroken that once beautiful nation who despite not being perfect I thought we were better than this. My grandfather and great uncle both served the United States in World War II and I thought we were above this, we defeated the Nazis before and we will do it again. I just wanted to include this quick little note before I began. – Irish Queen
When you tell Republicans that they have embraced racism, white supremacy, and Nazism, they don’t feel any shame. Instead, they violently deny the accusation and then insist they’re justified in turning the attack back on you. Sometimes they cross the line and engage in harmful physical assaults.
They’re loud. They’re violent. They’re unhinged. They’re self-righteous. They follow the exact Nazi playbook.
There’s never any responsibility. There’s never any recognition of the decent people that have been made to suffer by cruel, conservative beliefs. They run around calling everyone who opposes them weak or inferior or Satanic or lazy.
It’s been a year since Trump lost the election. If you walk through my neighborhood, you find houses decorated with billowing Trump campaign flags. It’s as if these people are perpetually trapped on November 2nd, 2020. I used to think that they’d get over and resume some semblance of a productive life.
I don’t think that any more.
People who continue to fly their “MAGA” flags a year after their movement failed are extremely dangerous. They also fly Confederate flags and Nazi flags and flags of other titanic historical abominations and failures. MAGA is a fascist movement. We might as well redesign the logo in the shape of a swastika.
If you printed that logo on a T-shirt and advertised it by saying “swastikas irritate liberals,” Trump supporters would buy them and wear them with pride. It’s time for the country to wake up and recognize the danger that we face. We’re looking at the end of freedom. The United States has never lived up to its promises, but the MAGA movement is a regression back to our darkest and most shameful past.
How did the US end up fighting the Nazis anyway?
Sometimes I wonder how it was that the United States ended up opposing Hitler instead of joining him. Keep in mind that the United States seemed pretty content to sit that war out. The war started in 1939. The US didn’t enter until 1941. If Japan hadn’t bombed Pearl Harbor, who knows what would have happened?
We know that our history books lie to us about slavery. A large percentage of our states refuse to teach critical race theory. Is it so hard to believe that we’re being lied to about World War II as well? School kids are taught to think of our nation’s involvement as one of our greatest triumphs. Perhaps the truth is that we went into it kicking and screaming, and a lot of Americans thought the Nazis had the right idea.
Considering how many Americans seem willing to embrace the “new” Nazism, is it really so hard to believe that there were many Americans who embraced Hitler back in the 30s and 40s? Hitler’s American Friends by Bradley W. Hart explores the topic of historical American support for Nazism.
Hart, who came to the topic via research on the eugenics movement and the history of Nazi sympathy in Britain, says he realized early on that there was a lot more to the American side of that story than most textbooks acknowledged. Some of the big names might get mentioned briefly — the radio priest Father Charles Coughlin, or the highly public German American Bund organization — but in general, he says, the American narrative of the years leading up to World War II has elided the role of those who supported the wrong side.Lily Rothman
All it takes is a few billionaires to decide what wars the United States is going to fight and the rest of us just have to do what we’re told. Any thought that this country does anything because “it’s the right thing to do” is simply delusional.
White supremacists are the threat
People talk about international terrorism all the time. They talk about riots. But hardly anyone every mentions the clear and present danger of violent white supremacists.
Could it be that the Facebook algorithm cuts off any mention of these domestic radicals? Even if that were the case, what about the mainstream media? Why isn’t every news organization reporting about the fact that our own agencies have listed white supremacists as the single greatest danger facing our country?
U.S. spy agencies warned on Wednesday of an ongoing threat that racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, will carry out mass-casualty attacks on civilians while militia groups target police and government personnel and buildings.Mark Hosenball
Why aren’t any politicians proposing to take radical actions to stop these groups? Why can’t we designate the Proud Boys and the KKK as terrorist organizations?
They lead armed marches and storm our Capitol and we just let them get away with it? Why aren’t there any consequences? Do white supremacist groups have massive political clout? Are our politicians protecting them for some reason?
Maybe the politicians are the white supremacists. Yeah, there’s some pretty clear evidence for that.
When it comes to prosecuting white supremacists, the US legal system puts on its blinders and repeatedly runs into a wall. Lately there have been startling allegations that members of Congress were involved in planning the January 6th insurrection.
As the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack heats up, some of the planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., have begun communicating with congressional investigators and sharing new information about what happened when the former president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Two of these people have spoken to Rolling Stone extensively in recent weeks and detailed explosive allegations that multiple members of Congress were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent.Hunter Walker
Politicians involved in the attempt to overthrow the government shouldn’t be allowed to stay in office. We’ve got laws against things like that.
Other recent news stories discuss the misuse of the presidential pardon as an incentive for planning the insurrection.
GOP congressman Paul Gosar encouraged pro-Trump rally organizers to plan protests in Washington DC on January 6 by telling them they would get a “blanket pardon” for another, unrelated investigation, according to two of the protest’s plannersMatthew Loh
What could be more scandalous than this? Massive violent riots designed to overthrow democracies are what fascist regimes do. The January 6th insurrection appears to be Trump’s attempt at getting his own version Kristallnacht.
The Nazis came to call the event Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night,” or, “The Night of Broken Glass”), referring to the thousands of shattered windows that littered the streets afterwards, but the euphemism does not convey the full brutality of the event. Kristallnacht was a turning point in the history of the Third Reich, marking the shift from antisemitic rhetoric and legislation to the violent, aggressive anti-Jewish measures that would culminate with the Holocaust.United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
That the January 6th insurrection attempt was as big a failure as everything else Trump has ever touched doesn’t mean we can forget about it. We can’t sweep it under the rug. Every single politician and private citizen involved must be held accountable.
We need a nation where people are embarrassed to hang their Trump/Pence hate banners like they’re filming a 2020 version of Triumph of the Will. They need to go back down into the holes where they came from and never be allowed to rise up again.
America is too powerful to tolerate this level of ignorance
Any deranged lunatic with two hundred bucks in his pocket can trot down to the local sporting goods store and by a military grade Armalite rifle. Our nation has to stop being willfully ignorant of the radicalization that’s going on right under our own noses.
Make no mistake, there are people in this country who look upon the “make America great again” logo twisted into a swastika and they long for the day they can display that imagery without encountering any resistance.
The Nazi party is alive and well and living in the United States. It is protected by the GOP, it is protected by the courts, it is protected by the media, and it’s protected by Trump and his MAGA supporters. They are among us. You can tell who they are because they are flying “Trump 2020” and “Trump 2024” banners in their yards and pickup trucks.
This is the reality of our country. Radicalized terrorists are sitting around all day preparing for a war. They already tried to overthrow our government. These people don’t learn their lesson. They’ve never been held accountable. Think about this the next time you see any MAGA merchandise. There’s a terrifying chance that we’re only a few election cycles away from seeing our country supplant Nazi Germany as the nation guilty of committing the greatest atrocities in human history.
Remember, Nazi Germany didn’t have nuclear weapons. America does. Do you want to go down in history as a passive citizen who stood by and did nothing as evil was allowed to run roughshod over the whole world?