As I wrote on June 4th of 2016 ~ Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump both have been spawned from the same swamp of political apathy, establishment resentment and political oppression and both share the same ego driven fascist arrogance, sense of entitlement and aversion to empathy ~ which unfortunately mirrors the mindset of a growing percentage of America’s electorate. Noam Chomsky prophetically declares ~ “Welcome to the Fourth Reich” and this year of Infamy is almost upon us: Allen L Roland, PhD
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor , December 7, 1941 ~ The Day of Infamy , I was six years old and had no idea of the historic events that were unfolding globally around me except word of mouth conversation and propaganda laced newsreels at the local theater.
The true impact of the war didn’t hit me until my next door neighbor’s oldest brother died in the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944 and I experienced the grief of people close to me losing a loved one ~ but the full impact of war entered my global consciousness on August 5th, 1945 when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. I could feel a global sigh of despair as thousands of innocent Japanese were incinerated in a few seconds by a man made Atomic bomb which in my 11 year old mind was the true day of Infamy ~ for we now had had created the means to destroy ourselves.
With the election of Donald Trump, the United States has entered the year of Infamy for we have now recreated a neo-fascist regime which will most likely lead to our spiritual downfall.
“With a Trump administration ~ we could see a further militarized border and expansion of Guantanamo Bay” , says globally respected journalist Dahr Jamail. see Real News interview with Dahr regarding the appointment of retired General John Kelly was Head of Homeland Security ~ 10 minute Video
Noam Chomsky speaks of the growing neo-fascist threat in America with the election of Donald Trump~ On Monday night, Democracy Now! celebrated its 20th anniversary at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Among those who addressed more than 2,000 attendants was world-renowned linguistic Noam Chomsky, who spoke about the two most dangerous threats the human species faces today: the possibility of nuclear war and the accelerating destruction of human-fueled climate change. See transcript ~
As I have often said, but as Chris Hedges recently wrote we have seen this all before ~ “Our ruling mafia will use the crisis much as the Nazis did in 1933 when the Reichstag was burned. It will publish its own version of the “Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State.” The U.S. Constitution will be in effect suspended. Personal freedom, including freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom to organize and freedom of assembly, will be abolished. Privacy will be formally eradicated. Search warrants will be unnecessary. America’s emergency decrees will cement into place what largely exists now. When they come, the loss of freedoms will be openly acknowledged and made permanent.” Chris Hedges, Waiting for the Barbarians, See Article ~
The similarities of Trump and Hitler are obvious See my recent VT Article ~
And guess who was Time Magazine’s Man of the year in 1938 ~ Adolf Hitler as Donald Trump was in 2016
Another reason Donald Trump’s win this year was no surprise ~ many of the winners have been tyrants and among the most hated leaders of their time.
Since I consider myself a citizen of the world ~ neo-fascism is not just a growing American problem ~ It’s an already well established global problem and it’s not going away soon.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Trump has ties to neo-Nazi parties, says investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed / Real News Network ~ but more importantly, the neo fascist movement is already well established in Europe ~ See VIDEO / The Global Networks of the Resurging Far Right ~
Once again, the true test of a person’s character is not how they handle adversity but how well do they handle power and that question will most certainly be answered in President Trumps first 90 days of 2017 ~ and his cabinet selections are an ominous indicator of where we are going.
The selection Wednesday of Marine Gen. John Kelly, the former head of US Southern Command, to head the Department of Homeland Security brings to three the number of recently retired generals tapped by president-elect Donald Trump for his incoming cabinet ~ which is beginning to resemble, in a time of crisis, a military Junta.
Perhaps only Garrison Keillor, Washington Post, can satirically make sense of what we are all watching in shocked disbelief ~ “Thank you, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania for this wonderful joke. Voters in high dudgeon against Wall Street manipulators and the Washington aristocracy vote for the billionaire populist who puts tycoons in power and the R epublican hierarchy who owned the logjam that the voters voted against. If Billy the Kid had been smart, he’d’ve run for sheriff.” See Article ~ ~
“And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is” ~ E.J. Patten, Return to Exile