Friday, June 22, 2018

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Others know history and repeat it gleefully.

And now a word about Herr Trump's favorite slogan; "America First": As a slogan, "America First" came to major prominence in the late 1920s. It was the slogan most often used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan didn't invent the slogan. In fact, as early as 1916, Woodrow Wilson, a man of racist persuasions, used it as his platform. Presidents Coolidge and Harding used it as well, with various implications. Even as far back as President McKinley, the slogan was in use, but, it was the Klan that took the phrase to new heights, or should I say, lows, and branded it with it's fully white supremacist meaning. As the original cartoon shows, at the time of FDR's tragic mistake involving the turning back of Jewish refugees, the slogan was still in use, and not for any good reason. As recently as 2016, David Duke, not just Donald Trump adopted the slogan. Peas in a modern day pod.

As events in Texas unfold, it's clear that there is no coincidence involved in Trump using "America First" and continuing its sad history.

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At 2:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already clear that Trump is well on his way to establishing fascism in America. The issue is what is to be done about it, and who is going to do it.

We already know that both wings of the Corporatist Party are in on it, so we can't count on them. It looks like the military is more than willing to participate. Too many citizens are already on board, and too many of the remainder can't be bothered to care.

That doesn't leave much to work with. We could use some ideas, Noah.

At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Hone said...

Well, it is becoming more and more clear that Trump is well read regarding Hitler. That tome he kept by his bedside must have been read and pages worn down from repeated study. This is NO JOKE. Detention camps for children. Cages. Tents in 105 degree heat in the desert. Flights in the dead of the night to cities around the country. Money to be reaped, our tax money, by immoral businessmen. And NO OVERSIGHT. No records of these children. This is what hatred looks like. Trump revels in hate. His followers love hate.

Monster Trump keeps shocking us with new horrors. The lengths he has gone to and continue to be going to are frightening. I wonder what else he has in store for us before the November election. War??? That would rally the troops.

Mueller, get a freakin' move on!

At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would never assume that trump reads anything. But he's surrounded himself with actual Nazis (miller, bannon) and Klan (sessions) and like-thinkers (Kelley). Any of them could be behind each step along that road. trump is also a racist, so it's not like they're doing anything contrary to his hate.

Way back in the '80s, Molly Ivins equated the corporate ownership of government as 'fascist', as per Mussolini's definition. 2:43, we've been there for a very long time. Where have you been?

Where were the democraps? Oh yeah. Enjoying the support of more voters than the Nazis but refusing to do shit about any of this.

I guess americans just don't give a flying fuck.

At 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been giving Noah the only idea that has any chance to eventually work. He's ignored it. Asking him is like asking Donna Brazille how to fix the DNC.

2:43, you need to ask someone else.

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Nazi party candidates have been using overt 'dog whistle' slogans with which to offer solidarity with white racists since 1968, the first post-civil-rights election. Nixon's people were very adept at this, as were Reagan's.

Before 1968, it was southern democrats who used the racist dog-whistle sloganeering in their home states.

The usa has had a virulent racism problem since 1776. It's a little worse NATIONALLY, more obvious, today due to normalization by Nazis since '68 and by the inaction and indifference to it by democraps.


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