Hooray, I'm out of here.
About the future you want so desperately! It's here right now.
First, you stoke hatred and fear of minorities. Then you round them up and put them in camps.
Next, you send out raiding parties to get those who have been driven into hiding. The armbands come next right?
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis (1935)
“Ciemny lud to kupi”—which, roughly translated, means “The ignorant peasants will buy it.”
“He’s going to have tanks out there. It’s going to be cool,” joked one RNC fundraiser on condition of anonymity. He said he received an offer for the free tickets on Friday but did not request any. “He wants to have a parade like they have in Moscow or China or North Korea.”
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a New York University history professor and expert on fascism, said the need to display military hardware is a feature of authoritarians throughout history. “He needs to colonize our lives. He needs to colonize our public spaces,” she said, adding that it was “dismaying” that the Pentagon this year failed to thwart his impulses. “The military has been domesticated. I think the will to resist him has evaporated.”
“Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question,” the congresswoman told Yahoo News hours after she toured the detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection. “If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes.”
Pope Francis: Wall Builders Will Become Prisoners Of Their Own Barriers
For all of you MAGA people. Shame on you. The last time I saw this kind of action was by the East German guards.
works in "both" directions.
I was on both sides of the Berlin wall in 1978. I've lived in autocratic countries (dictatorships) because of my career. I've seen It and it's what you want.
It's much easier than living in a democracy where you have to think and make choices. Under a dictator it's a simple life doing what you're told, believing
what your told listening to state TV and radio as you do now. Most of you support what's happening in this country. It happened in 1933. Years earlier, in
1799, Napoleon became president and 1804 he dissolved the republic and appointed himself the emperor. It's your choice. Careful what you wish for. Many
of you may not be alive in ten years but your children and grandchildren will. In their hearts they may hold nothing but contempt for you, if they even know better.
You really should study history but the uneducated never felt it as being important. Unfortunately, it's appears it's already too late. Read Plato
or Sinclair Lewis if you are one of those who aren't with the MAGA supporters in their red caps. If you aren't terrified you aren't paying attention.
This is in my home town of Tucson, Arizona in 2019. The beginnings of a police state.
Why do so many Americans want to live under a dictatorship?
"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.” March 2019
"You could imagine Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro or Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying something like this. It's not a stretch to say that Benito Mussolini would toss words like this around. That the president of the United States should say it is profoundly disturbing."
The free press can still report these terrible things, at least for awhile. You people who support this authoritarianism apparently wish to live under a dictatorship. But, it is understandable because democracy isn't easy. Under the dear leader it will be easier for you to believe what you're told and do what you're told, you don't have to think. Making America Great.
My father called America "the shining city on a hill." Trump sees America as another of his possessions that he can slap his name on. A president is not supposed to own America. He or she is supposed to serve the American people.
In their book "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt warned: "How do elected authoritarians shatter the democratic institutions that are supposed to constrain them? Some do it in one fell swoop. But more often the assault on democracy begins slowly."
Trump has been wounding our democracy for the past two years. If he is reelected for another term, it's almost a given that America will not survive - at least not as the country the Founding Fathers envisioned, and not as the idealistic experiment they built using a Constitution designed to protect democracy and withstand tyranny.
My father knew we were fragile. He said: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same."
So, to the Republican Party that holds tightly to my father's legacy - if you are going to stand silent as America is dismantled and dismembered, as democracy is thrown onto the ash heap of yesterday, shame on you. But don't use my father's name on the way down.
I see politicians on TV say angrily "This is not who we are".
YES IT IS WHO WE ARE!
Our country now engages in torture, operating concentration camps, imprisoning children and killing school children.
Who or what group will be next. We've become EVIL.
Oh, another point, the great tax cut for super wealthy was going to trickle down and put you on easy street.
All of you farmers in the midwest who believe the dear leader that climate change is a hoax the floods and harsh weather changes are just the beginning. The saying "you reap what you sow" is truer than ever. Good luck pal.
We tried to explain the truth about the cheap products motorcyclists couldn't seem to resist buying.
THIS IS WHAT WE LEARNED.