You will get what you voted for

Yes, after eight years of growth under Obama, the economy has continued to grow under Trump. But at what cost?

As has become painfully obvious, we Americans have made a Faustian bargain. We have traded our morals and decency, our very souls, for the mythical protections of a tyrant.

Here are a few headlines that demonstrate our rapid drift toward totalitarianism — a drift sped up by those who voted for a Republican Senate and who still approve of our current President.

If you’ve wondered how Hitler managed to take over Germany,  and to be approved by the German people, wonder no more.

I. Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist
“President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, replacing him with a loyalist who has echoed the president’s complaints about the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference and will now take charge of the inquiry.

II. Trump threatens ‘war-like posture’ if Democrats investigate him
“Trump said that he would react aggressively to any attempt to look into possible corruption in his administration or investigate his personal finances or conduct in office.

III. White House suspends credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta
“Acosta asked Trump why the caravan of migrants was emphasized as an issue in the just-concluded midterm races, and he questioned Trump’s reference to the caravan as an invasion.

“When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, “That’s enough!” and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you work for them,” the president said to Acosta. “You are a rude, terrible person.”

“NBC News’ Peter Alexander came to his colleague’s defense. ‘I’ve traveled with him and watched him,’ Alexander said. ‘He’s a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us.’

“I’m not a big fan of yours, either,” Trump replied.

“’I understand,’ Alexander said, attempting to ask a question. Acosta stood back up and noted the explosive devices that were recently sent to CNN and some of the president’s political opponents.

“’Just sit down,’ Trump said. “When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people.” 

In repeatedly declaring that the media (with the exception of his sycophants at Fox “News” and Brieitbart) are “enemies of the people, Trump is following the Hitler plan.

Read: “Lügenpresse”: Hitler’s “fake news.” We’re making the same mistake, again. Sunday, Dec 10 2017 (“Lugenpresse” is German for — you guessed it — “lying press” or “fake news.”)

The ugly history of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi slur shouted at a Trump rally

When a video of two Donald Trump supporters shouting “Lügenpresse” (lying press) started to circulate Sunday, viewers from Germany soon noted its explosive nature. The defamatory word was most frequently used in Nazi Germany.

Its use across the Atlantic Ocean at a Trump rally has worried Germans who know about its origins all too well. Both the Nazi regime and the East German government made use of it, turning it into an anti-democracy slogan.

“We made the same Hitler comparison on December 7th (also ironically) 2015 in the post: Hitler redux. “And again on Sep 30, 2016 (Astounding similarities: Hitler in America. It’s happening now.)Image result for trump

“We may not have been the first to call attention to the massive similarities between Trump and Hitler. Over the months, we were not the only ones. And surely we won’t be the last.

“Trump is following the Hitlerian playbook and unfortunately, many of us Americans are following the German people’s playbook.”

Not to emphasize “I told you so,” but we even predicted Trump’s Hitlerian bent way back on (ironically) July 4th, 2015, well before he became President, when we compared Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler (Hitler in America. Why a bigot can win the Presidency).

“Republican Donald Trump is an obvious and transparent racist. Made rich by his daddy, he surrounds himself with bootlickers, telling him he’s right — and like many rich fools, he believes what they tell him.Related image

“He appeals to the worst and lowest aspects of American society — the haters and those of low morals and intelligence, who leap at the chance to blame someone, anyone, for their own deservedly low self-esteem.”

Here are Hitler’s stated propaganda’s methods:

*A political campaign should be led by one charismatic figure with strong, inflexible convictions.
*Propaganda should appeal to the heart, not the intellect. It should be understandable by the least educated members of society.
*The views of the opposition should be denounced categorically, never entertained.
A big lie is more effective than several small ones. Even once exposed, it still carries a ‘force of credibility’, a lingering doubt that at least some aspect of it might still be true.
*Accuse your opponents of what you yourself are doing.
*Face-to-face meetings with the public are the most effective way to promote a political agenda.

It worked for Hitler. It is working for Trump. To you who still support Trump and his toadies, I have this brief message. You will get what you voted for.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana)

Sadly, as time plays out, you “least educated members of society” will feel the lash of totalitarianism worse, and you will look back wondering, “How could this have happened to me?

It isn’t happening to you; you are doing it to yourself. Don’t cry later.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

PS. More outrages from the nazi in the White House:

Press Corps Backs CNN’s Jim Acosta, Calling Out Sarah Huckabee Sanders For ‘Complete Lie’

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Joined Pres. Trump on Stage at Rally After Saying He Wouldn’t; Says ‘All of the People in the Back Are Fake News’ 

Is anyone surprised? Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam

6 thoughts on “You will get what you voted for

  1. This is Trump’s America — an America where anyone who is not a white, natural-born citizen is viewed as an “alien,” to be despised, as Trump despises all aliens.

    The ignorant have learned from their leader, just as the Germans learned from Hitler.

    From the November 8, 2018 Chicago Tribune:

    Acts of hate stretch from coast to coast
    Critics link current political atmosphere to rise in hate crimes
    By Collin Binkley Associated Press

    Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: “N—– go back” it said, inked in messy red marker.
    First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage.

    All he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good.

    “I thought maybe I don’t belong here. So I called my brother and I said, ‘pick me up,’ ” said Perkins, 19, a freshman at the University of St. Thomas, a private and mostly white school in St. Paul, Minn. “He said that’s what they want you to do — you have to stay there and stay strong.”

    Often overlooked amid the recent intense spasms of hatred — 11 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue, two African-Americans gunned down in a Kentucky grocery store, 13 mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats — are nearly daily flashes of hate that are no less capable of leaving their victims with deep and permanent emotional wounds.

    There have been dozens of recent examples of the kind of hatred that smolders without ever reaching national attention.

    An Indiana woman was arrested last week after leaving a racist letter directed at African-American neighbors, urging them to leave the neighborhood because black people weren’t welcome.

    As early voting started in North Carolina, a black Republican volunteer was accosted with slurs and had a gun pulled on him at a polling place, leading to one man’s arrest.

    An Uber passenger in Colorado was arrested after threatening his Middle Eastern driver and chasing him down the street because police said he “hated all brown people.”

    Violent clashes broke out in New York City after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, leading to three arrests.

    Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said xenophobic rhetoric is feeding the anxiety of the current political moment, and that anxiety is prompting fear and promoting resentment and “all the worst impulses.”

    “We’re living in a moment where hate crimes are on the rise,” Greenblatt said. “We need more than ever for our leaders to ratchet back the rhetoric. People feel like they’re on edge across the country.”

    President Donald Trump’s critics have accused him of fanning the flames with his divisive political rhetoric — something the president pushed back against recently.

    The president put the blame back on reporters for “creating violence” with he has called “fake news” stories.

    Several cases happened on college campuses, which strive to reflect the nation’s diversity but sometimes attract its intolerance.

    At more than 40 colleges, racist flyers or stickers were found posted on campus in October, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which has reported a surge in activity by white supremacist groups since Trump took office.

    At the College of the Holy Cross in central Massachusetts, a student was beaten in an assault that officials say was motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation. No one has been arrested in connection with the crime.

    Students at DePauw University in Indiana reported four separate cases of hate speech in October. In three, racial and homophobic slurs and threats were yelled from cars passing by campus. In another case, a threat with the N-word was found in an elevator on campus.

    Anti-Semitic posters appeared at the University of California, Davis, blaming Jews for allegations of sexual assault that were made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Several Jewish groups on campus wrote a letter demanding a stronger response from the school’s administration, saying Jews on campus have faced mounting prejudice in recent years.

    “Anti-Semitism is very real and alive on our campus,” the letter said. “Jewish students should not have to be scared of walking on campus. Students are choosing not to openly identify as Jews through our clothing.”

    For Perkins, the red lettering marred the image of the friendly, welcoming campus that was sold to him by college officials.

    The incident led to a student protest that prompted the school to cancel class for a town hall meeting discussing racial tensions on campus.

    Since he found the note Oct. 19, Perkins has become more withdrawn, he said, less outgoing. And although he decided to stay at St. Thomas, he’s left to wonder who on campus felt such hatred for him, and why.

    “I’m already the odd one out, and the words, the hatred behind it really made me mad,” he said. “Degrading someone based on the color of their skin, I just couldn’t understand why someone would do that.”

    Trump has told his followers that it is quite acceptable to hate Muslims, to hate gays, to hate Mexicans and South Americans, to hate blacks and browns, to hate the media, and to hate all people from “shithole countries.”

    To deny that fact is to deny all evidence and to agree with Trump’s bigotry. It is to be a bigot oneself. And most of all, it is to be far more unAmerican those good people who want to come here from “shithole” countries.

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  2. imagine the irony! Zucker, Mercer, Adelson, Sacklers, Schwarzman (Blackstone group), Singer, etc, some of the wealthiest 1%ers ,……ACTIVELY SUPPORTED or DO SUPPORT, TRUMP! imagine the irony!

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