I knew it was fascism then. I did not know why I was so alone. Now I do. Progress.
Reparations and the depression meant that anyone who offered an ounce of hope would be looked on favorably.
We aren't that bad off here and now but Trump is reaching out to people left behind by the move of industry to China/Mexico. The Democrats need to have a solution too.
is that it is very bad indeed. The symptoms aren't identical, but there are strong similarities.
Or they won't be getting a lot of votes.
But unfortunately that is all Hillary is giving to.
Bernie has many real solutions to which many say it cannot be done. But in a debate with Trump who has no solutions I think Bernie would do better because of his thought on the issues.
The status quo never has proposals for real solutions because the neither see the problem not have an answer for it when they finally do.
how easily millions of people in the post-9/11 era were swayed by utter nonsense and appeals to patriotism, and even how so called "Democrats" like Hillary Clinton would line up to do the bidding of the rightwing for political expediency in a jingoistic era and how they would so easily and nonchalantly vote to kill and slaughter tens of thousands of innocents for an obvious lie, and then I stopped feeling so good about the American people.
but the left prefers to slam their reps for going along with the ginned up public pressure, while looking the other way and allowing a few hundred blowhards on 1200 radio stations to take free potshots at them all day long
In the case of tens and tens of thousands of Iraqis who are now dead or permanently maimed, our reps decided that their lives were expendable--because of politics, power, and money.
whether they are enabled or intimidated to make decisions we don't like has a lot more to do with the public opinion they can point to to excuse their actions than the money that many people are saying drives them.
the left let a few hundred ignorant blowhards on 1200 radio stations use rovian/cheney/dod propaganda to lie us into war, attack and demonize war critics, and shout over protestors who should have been at those radio stations and the universities that support them.
you can give them all the money in the world but in anything resembling a democracy if there's no constituency to point to to enable the corruption then you look corrupt to everyone. whether it's a minority of loudmouthed teabaggers backed up by a few local scripted blowhards with big megaphones yelling at media and politicians, or a true constituency, the reps don't always know the difference. especially if the left won't point it out to them because it hurts their heads to listen to it.
the biggest political mistake in history, considering the time we've lost on global warming alone, is the left's total ignorance of the right's ability to use 1200 coordinated radio stations to create the made to order constituencies and elect the ignorant sycophants that now make up the new republican party. by ignoring talk radio (like not protesting those stations and the universities that support them), the left has allowed the right to enable, intimidate and fool our reps.
as long as the left ignores that $390mil/mo advantage it cannot collectively say it is getting bernie's back. that will be very evident if he gets the nomination.
all the 'principled' liberals who complain about money corrupting politics and media, and corrupt and spineless reps while ignoring that factor are hypocrites.
His supporters hate black people more than any group I believe, and he is the leader for them to openly show and act upon their festering, evil, pus filled, boiling racism.
Hitler exploited the situation for political gain. A lot of Germans felt battered after losing the war and then from the reparations. They apparently really fell for the idea of Germany rising up and being great again. Add to that a lot of peer pressure and enforced conformity and boom...
was instituted to alleviate the effects of losing a war. I honestly think this may have been the first time in history where the winner actually worked to make the losers great again both in Germany and Japan.
It should have become the model for peace but it did not.
Hitler, was a narcissistic psychopath like Trump, but he also was dedicated to his toxic ideology long before he gained power.
Trump has no overriding ideology.
He will support anything that he thinks will gain him goodie points with his marks.
And he will flip that support as soon as the wind changes.
I don't mean to support Trump, but this is a substantial difference between them.
I beg to differ.
Donald Trump DOES have an overriding ideology ...
... the worship of Donald Trump.
So you're right.
Any self respecting narcissistic psychopath would have that I suppose.
I'm sure Hitler had that ideology also as well as his aryan superiority philosophy.
---volume 1, chapter 6 of Mein Kampf (1925)
Well, THAT explains the Trump Supporters.
drove him from his very beginnings and he never deviated even a hair and was willing to die for it.
trump has no core belief system
comment on any Trump threads (which I am actively trashing). No offense, but no rec. either.
pusillanimous fascist dictator wannabe and his dysfunctional family
Some around here are trying to pretend we are already in the general (if you know what I mean). You aren't in that group, of course. It's just my personal thing.
just hide them, so I'm not distracted by accident into them. Some I look at, though, and even comment. But I really try not to rec them. I guess I prolly shouldn't have even said anything. I promise. I didn't mean anything by it, other than what I wrote.
at a cheap $1000/hr x 15hrs/day x 1200 stations, rw talk radio is worth 4.68 BIL$/ year or 390MIL$ /month FREE for coordinated global warming denial, pro republican wall st think tank propaganda, free market deregulation bullshit, swiftboating, and the hate and fear used to get people to vote republican.
because liberals have ignored it men like trump and many other racist authoritarian republican jerks have become acceptable in govt.
and we allow these 90 universities to endorse the hate and fascism coming from 270 of the limbaugh stations
Author: Milton Mayer
This is a classic book and a quick read that IMO every American should read (I did in junior high grade school back in the 1960s)
From Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/They-Thought-Were-Free-Germans/dp/0226511928/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463103800&sr=1-1&keywords=they+thought+they+were+free
First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayers book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name Kronenberg. These ten men were not men of distinction, Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis.
What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.--from Chapter 13, But Then It Was Too Late
"Among the many books written on Germany after the collapse of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, this book by Milton Mayer is one of the most readable and most enlightening."
(Hans Kohn New York Times Book Review)
"It is a fascinating story and a deeply moving one. And it is a story that should make people pause and thinkthink not only about the Germans, but also about themselves."
(Ernest S. Pisko Christian Science Monitor)
"Writing as a liberal American journalist of German descent and Jewish religious persuasion Mr. Mayer aimsand in the opinion of this reviewer largely succeedsat scrupulous fairness and unsparing honesty. It is this that gives his book its muscular punch."
(Walter L. Dorn Saturday Review)
"Once again the German problem is at the center of our politics. No better, or more humane, or more literate discussion of its underlying nature could be had than in this book."
(August Heckscher New York Herald Tribune)
Televised "Battle Royale" would be best
Sheldon Adelson: I endorse Donald Trump for president
She is a great singer, and was in the movie The sinking of Japan
I like her singing too:
He finished second to Hindenbrug in the run off. Hindenburg was senile and the was talked into appointing Hitler chancellor before he died. The Nazis just took over. The real lesson to be learned is that voting for the lesser of two evils guarantees evil. The Democratic Socialists backed Hindenburg as the lesser of the two evils.
I would have said this was a ridiculous, paranoid over-reaction.
Now I say: This is scaring the crap out of me. There are definite parallels.
over the years. Also read the Patriot Act & compare it McCarthyism, it's the same thing just a new enemy. Had a college history professor who explained that the US always needed an enemy. During the cold war it was the USSR and communism, once that all fell apart, the US went looking for an enemy and found it in the Mideast with militant Muslims.
modern day Germany. You'll hear Trump in a few of his lines.
americans have been warned. Not that it will make a difference if he ends up the tyrant in the White House.