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Read history, folks.
Totalitarian regimes do this: they divide the citizens agains each other. Trump starts by trying to prevent Muslims from coming to America (unless, of course, they are Muslims from countries where he has financial interests).
Then, he ignores the needs of Puerto Rico and kills 3000 American citizens with his ineptness and attempts to throw the business for rebuilding the infrastructure to a small inexperienced shell company.
Then, he cages kids and tears babies from their mothers because — after all — they are “illegals.” It is NOT illegal to come to the US border and ask for asylum! No-one IS an illegal. A person is a person. If you sped once and got a speeding ticket that doesn’t make you an “illegal” does it?
The above are only a few examples. He has been working to divide Americans against each other ever since he got Putin office. Why? What “leader” does that? Who benefits?
Democrats don’t benefit. Republicans don’t benefit. Independents don’t benefit. POC don’t benefit. White people don’t benefit. Putin benefits!
Trumputin has been trying to divide Americans against each other from day one of the Misadministration. If you let him break the law and ignore the courts when it comes to POC or immigrants or Muslims, you can be 100% sure that they will do the same for you no matter what your color or origin.
Once the rule of law no longer exists, what will prevent them from coming to your house and taking every damned thing they want?
Nothing is the answer. And at that point, if you think you will be safe because you voted for Trump or wear a magic red MAGA hat or have an assault weapon — think again.
Remember: Hitler promised to restore Germany and do wonderful things. What actually happened? Tens of millions of people died — including many Germans. Hitler himself ended up committing suicide. Mussolini was beaten to death by an angry mob as was Caligula two millennia earlier.
Wake up, America!
Putin is having Trump use chemical and biological weapons against America’s own people.
Trump is putting zero energy into getting re-elected. He’s too chicken to ever play by the rules or have a fair fight. Heel Spurs is such a coward that he won’t even fire people face to face. He’s such a coward he can’t even admit to making a mistake. He’s such a coward that he won’t ask women to have sex. He just grabs them. And, if they are 13 and he can beat them up, so much the better.
You will not benefit from a Trump dictatorship. He may give you the illusion that he will. But that’s all it is. An illusion. He’s a con man. There is no substance to him. There is nothing but a desperate, cowardly baby screaming that he must have all the pudding because he wants all the pudding. His GOP enablers have let him get away with bribery, theft, and now murder.
Murder? Surely, that’s an exaggeration, right?
What if you knew a bridge was out and you encouraged someone to drive that bridge and they plunged to their death?
That’s what months of lies and bad modeling has done — needlessly killed tens of thousands of Americans with more on the way.
Before it’s too late.
The Truth Train
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Suburban Tracker said:
Trumpb is indeed a weak person, if it comes to a decision he will be up and away, but the country will be ruined like Germany after WW II.
Sounds scary for Americans and eventually the whole world
“Wake up…before it’s too late.”
I fear that it’s already too late. 😢
Excellent post. BTW, I’ve been “awake” even since he rode down that elevator. Unfortunately, too many others were taken in by his “smooth talk” and as a result, the country has suffered the same effects as those (several) women in his life.
Chilling, excellent analysis. You are so right … the phrase “divide and conquer” has been in my head for over three years now.
Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
Fellow blogger and author Peter S Ironwood has written a post that frankly chills me to the bone and that is well worth taking three minutes to read. Thank you, Peter, for putting what many of us fear to say aloud into words.
Hello, Peter, nice to make your acquaintance.
Everything you say is true, but it is not enough. As a person on the outside (a Canadian) looking in, I see a people who were founded on revolution becoming a nation of cheek-turners and sheeple. While you were never great, you believed you were anyway, which gave you a certain swagger you tried and tried to live up to, but failed. And this is why America is where it is today, a divided house getting more divided by the day. The only “self-serlving” wimp of a leader you have is a coward named The Donnie, yet everyone makes him look like a god-cum-man by bowing down to his every whim. You have no leader to protect you from him.
The man is a coward, surrounded by a party of cowards. Challenge him. Attack them. They will turn tail like the Brits at the Battle of New Orleans. But you cannot do that. You are now the Brits! Politics is hurting you. You lie on your backs, exposing your soft bellies to Trump’s tiny groping hands.
Grow some balls! Certainly in a land of over 333 million people you can find one person willing to lead a new revolution. (Really there should be tens of thousands of potential leaders out there.) But there aren’t any, not one, willing to take on the World’s Stoopidest Person. WHY IS THAT? You deserve what you get.
I can only hope you luck into something better. You are not going to get your nation back without a lot of it.
Unfortunately, the rest of tue world suffers too.
Yes. Even the “liberal-leaning” news sources are talking about Trump’s “re-election campaign” as though sending storm troopers to attack peaceful protestors…or in the case of Albequerque NO protestors….is simply a campaign tactic to make him popular with people in “Red states.” It’s much worse than that. Our “leaders” for the most part are other politicians who are also treating it as just another (though really important) election. I think Joe Biden & his VP pick will be arrested by Trump’s Secret Police and “tried” for bogus crimes by Barr’s Injustice Department — round about late October.
Would not surprise me. Givien what I have seen, if the Dems don’t DO SOMETHING SOON, take some kind of action, this election will be a lot closer than the pundits think.
Peter, I am here courtesy of Jill’s reblog. This is well said. Your piece reminded me of the words of General James Mattis, after Trump used troops to part protestors to get a photo shoot with a bible in front of a church. Paraphrasing, Mattis he said never before has there been a president who divides Americans for his own purposes. He does not even try to unite us.
I heard conservative pundit Kathleen Parker say largely the same thing on CBS Sunday Morning News yesterday. Her voice is added to long time conservative pundits George Will, David Brooks, Michael Gerson, Erick Erickson, and others who have called the president on the carpet. These are conservative voices who are saying these things.
As a 61 year old, independent and former Republican (and Democrat) voter, this president is a clear and present danger to the United States, the planet and his own party, which he has already destroyed. I have shared these concerns with my two GOP Senators and GOP Congressman, among many others asking how can they continue to rationalize the actions of this person.
He is the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime and that includes Richard Nixon who was a crook. We are burying a courageous hero named John Lewis in the next few days for his advocacy. Yet, while this is going on, we have a president calling out security forces to squelch protestors under the guise of protecting buildings.
This is so disturbing even Tim Ridge, a former Homeland Security director under Bush and Judge Anthony Napolitano Fox News legal expert have called the president’s actions inappropriate. Again, these are conservative voices.
Republicans and conservative independents need to know these voices are condemning this president’s actions. If that were not enough, Republican Voters Against Trump, The Lincoln Project and Republicans for the Rule of Law are running campaign ads against Trump and there will be an alternate GOP Convention of these groups in Charlotte next month. And, that is not fake news.
It is so frightening to watch what is happening in this country. I’m here in Portland and the escalation of violence by the federal agents has been chilling. At this point, I fully expect the day will come soon when they will just start shooting live ammunition at protesters. I really, really hope my fellow Americans do wake up!
I guess it would be helpful at some point if people in Portland — perhaps you — documents what worked, what didn’t work. If I were in charge of the storm troopers, I would send the same people back to Portland at election time. Otherwise, the locals would have the advantage of having lived there and knowing the layout better. Can one take advantage of that? Re-arrange the placement of critical controls or resources between their leaving (if they do) and a return in Oct/Nov. right before election?
That’s a great idea. Because that is exactly what I fear happening–I think Trump will want to mess with the election in blue cities. I have no idea how easy or hard it would be to convince my local officials to adopt your strategy, tho….
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