Nick Mulvaney—Thomas Homan—Sarah Huckabee Sanders—John Kelly—Stephen Miller—and so many others in the Trump Administration utter statements and take action that moves America closer to full fledged Fascism, not any different than historically in Fascist Italy, Fascist Argentina, Fascist Chile, and present day Turkey, Philippines, Egypt, and other authoritarian dictatorships of the Right!
Mulvaney, former South Carolina Republican Congressman, is acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and also head of the Office of Management and Budget, and is doing everything possible to victimize consumers, the poor, and racial minorities, and is not apologetic for it. He intends to destroy the CFPB and has said it is not the job of government to monitor discrimination of Wall Street against the poor and minorities.
Homan, head of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is totally hard line and uncaring on enforcement of deportation orders against as many immigrants as possible, with no concern about breaking up families and threatening direct action against sanctuary cities who harbor and protect immigrants. He has no concern about deporting people who have been here in America, without any criminal record, for up to 30-40 years.
Sanders lies incessantly every day, and has no ethical or moral basis in her utterances as Press Secretary, and is influenced by her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who has become totally prejudiced and extremist in his statements and actions, as compared to when he first ran for President in 2008 and seemed fairly moderate.
Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, who many felt would have a good effect on Donald Trump, instead has become a noticeable nativist and racist, making false statements regularly, and promoting the hard line of White House Adviser and Speechwriter Stephen Miller, who has disgraced his own Jewish heritage with his racist, nativist, and Fascist advice and influence on Trump. Kelly has the gall to say that “Dreamers” are “too lazy to get off their ass”, a shocking statement that is so false, but shows the true nature of Kelly.
So Trump Administration horrors grow by leaps and bounds, and full fledged Fascism is advancing every day, endangering the nation’s future.
Decent people cannot sit by and just accept what is happening, as this has become by far the most dangerous threat to America since Richard Nixon and Watergate, and far greater in its evil.
Mass marches and demonstrations must be organized immediately, or the nightmare we are living through will become entrenched and destroy American democracy!
A quote I heard one time is: When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
Precisely, Princess Leia!
The God-King wants a military parade.
Reports are that this would cost tens of millions of dollars, money that would be better spent on other things, such as helping the CDC fight the flu epidemic or helping Puerto Rico get electricity back on.
Ugh! Trump’s poll numbers have gone back up.
One of the progressives blogs we read is reviewing a book about How Democracies Die. Part 1 of their review was posted today.
Part two of review of How Democracies Die
Part three of review of How Democracies Die
Thanks for those Pragmatic.
Where’s D? We haven’t seen him/her around here since December.
That is a good question, Pragmatic Progressive!
D, where are you? Please check in as we miss you! 🙂
One of D’s “supposed” progressive sources, Glenn Greenwald, is siding with Trump and the Republicans about the Russia scandal.
Mimicking Republican talking points is why I’m skeptical of the sources he/she posts.