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February 2, 2017

Is The Donald a fascist? Say it isn’t so!

Filed under: Germany, Trump — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:32 pm

This article claims that Donald Trump is a fascist!

http://www.salon.com/2017/01/21/congratulations-america-you-did-it-an-actual-fascist-is-now-your-official-president/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Donald Trump, a serial liar, narcissist, failed businessman, political con artist, adulterer, professed grabber of women’s genitals without their permission, man who does not read, ignoramus, admirer and fan of despots and dictators, encourager of vigilante violence against innocent people, actor in a porn video, person who does not pay his employees, member of the Vladimir Putin fan club, racist landlord, preferred candidate of neo-Nazis and other fringe racists, professional wrestling villain, and candidate who incites violence against his political opponents, is now the 45th president of the United States of America.

Donald Trump is also a fascist authoritarian in the American mold and leader of the world’s most powerful and influential “democracy.”

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, the American news media desperately avoided using such language to describe Donald Trump. They did this because of material self-interest and advertising revenues, as well as an inability to accept how Trump had gamed obsolete journalistic norms of “fairness,” “balance” and “objectivity.”

In doing so, the American news media facilitated Trump’s rise to power. They labeled Trump as a “populist” who was “unconventional.” The American news media kept suggesting that Trump would “pivot” for the general election in order to win more “mainstream” and “centrist” voters. There were some bold voices who said that Trump had “authoritarian tendencies.” But very few commentators had the courage to plainly state that Donald Trump was a fascist — even though the evidence was growing then and is now insurmountable.

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So what is wrong with being a “fascist”? The Nazis were “facists”.  A person can’t get any worse than being a fascist!

who remembers the bombing of Dresden?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Music, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:54 am

The German city of Dresden was bombed by Allied planes on the night of Feb. 13 & 14 in 1945. World War II was almost over; why did a beautiful German city, that had nothing to do with the war, have to be destroyed? Funny you should ask!

(FILES) Photo dated 25 February 1945 showing residents and emergency personnel lining up bodies to be burned at the Old Market in the east German city of Dresden, following allied bombings 13 February 1945. The 60th anniversary of the massive fire bombing of the city, which killed anywhere between 25.000 to 135.000 people, many of them refugees fleeing the Russian advance, will be commemorated in Dresden 13 February 2005, amidst calls by far-right parties to hold a mass rally in Dresden on the occasion. AFP PHOTO SLUB DEUTSCHE FOTOTHEK/WALTER HAHN (Photo credit should read WALTER HAHN/AFP/Getty Images)

(FILES) Photo dated 25 February 1945 showing residents and emergency personnel lining up bodies to be burned at the Old Market in the east German city of Dresden, following allied bombings 13 February 1945.  AFP PHOTO SLUB DEUTSCHE FOTOTHEK/WALTER HAHN
(Photo credit should read WALTER HAHN/AFP/Getty Images)

This year is the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Dresden. You can read about it in the news at http://www.globalresearch.ca/71st-anniversary-of-dresden-fire-bombing-allied-war-crime-prelude-to-the-cold-war/5507765

I wrote about the bombing of Dresden on this very early blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-bombing-of-coventry-and-dresden/

and on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/more-self-flagellation-by-the-germans/

The music that is playing in the video is Andante Festivo by Finish composer Jean Sibelius.

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