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Who Are the REAL Fascists in American Politics?
President Donald J. Trump is routinely referred to as a fascist by the left. Much of that rhetoric originates from within the Democrat Party. We hear little to no outrage by either Democrats or Republicans at the use of this inflammatory language. In fact, the cliched phrase “the silence is deafening” finds a real application in this climate of extreme disparagement. Think of it: Trump’s desire to have extreme vetting of immigrants from certain war-torn Islamic countries is portrayed repeatedly as racist, Islamaphobic, and fascist. These countries are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism. They are countries where members of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, El Shabab, the Houthis, Hamas, Fatah, Hizb'allah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other maniacal Allah-centered groups are now considered moderates simply because they are not-ISIS. Extreme vetting to protect the citizens of the USA is met with extreme disparagement. The disparagers want to defame the very individual who wants to do the job he was elected to do, namely, protect the citizenry from enemies foreign and domestic.
Speaking as a student of NAZI history and the Holocaust, and a constitutional conservative who has been subjected to accusations that I am "supporting a racist, fascist NAZI like Trump", I couldn't help but share this piece here.
This article is a must read for anyone who has been on the receiving end of such bullsh*t.
[snips] The German National Socialist program was a twenty-five-point written program that remained essentially the same from 1920 until the surrender of Germany to the Allies in 1945. If we look at a few of the points from that program, we will see that calling Trump’s populism and America-first philosophy “Hitlerian” is a vicious mischaracterization. The first item on Hitler’s program was that all Germanic people should be governed by Germany. This was part of the people's community (Volksgemeinschaft) whereby Germany would be racially homogeneous.
There is nothing in Trump’s immigration policies that project race as a basis for entrance to the USA, nor attacking the pluralism of communities in the USA. His emphasis has been in increasing protection for U.S. citizens from Islamic enemies that see non-Sharia societies as communities to be dominated. Also, he wants to attract people with more skills, including English skills, who will not be draining the budgets of all levels of government with welfare costs. The surge in immigration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was not supported with vast welfare programs that came out of the pockets of citizens already enjoying the economic blessings of living in the USA. It is obvious that if immigrants can dwell in their enclaves and collect various benefits, there is less incentive to engage with the indigenous culture and integrate with existing mores of the workplace and neighborhood.
The author, E. Jeffrey Ludwig, goes on to say, The prototype of fascism can be found in the program of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party, called "Nazi" for short, and then address specific policies which stood during the entire existence of the NSDAP, and examine them in light of absurd alt-left accusations: The anti-Trump screamers and professional disparagers at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post are the ones most closely aligned with the socialist/communist ideal of public ownership and control. Ouch.
Ludwig concludes with a strong statement of fact:
Yes, the Hitlerites are throwing stones at President Trump, but in doing so, they call our attention to their own adherence to the National Socialist Program which millions died to defeat.
If, like me, you have been subjected to vicious attacks upon your morality because you refused to support Harridan Hillary in the recent American election, I urge you to not only read the entire article (here), but to memorize it.
@dragon40, Certified Curmudgeon
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