It is hard to believe that we are about to start a new tradition in a democracy, a military parade to salute our President, reminiscent of authoritarian dictatorships, such as the old Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Kim Jong Un’s North Korea.
There is absolutely no need for such a parade, as we honor veterans and the military on Memorial Day in May and Veterans Day in November.
It is true France does this on Bastille Day, and it is a democracy, but that is not an excuse for doing it.
It is simply to stroke Trump’s ego, which already is too inflated.
It is another sign of Trump trying to change American culture and history, and it must be prevented.
But seeing the generals around Trump–the disgraceful bigot John Kelly, and also James Mattis and H. R. Mc Master– now makes it clear that having military people in government by special dispensation was and is a horrible mistake, and must not be allowed to happen in the future.