first they came for the lgbt, and I did not speak out because I was straight

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FIRST, KNOW THIS: “They’re stoked by bit­ter­ness, anger, and the un­bear­able color of others, and they’re buying into Donald Trump’s trope that the elec­tion, in­deed so­ciety, is rigged against them. At his ral­lies, they love to wear obscene-laced tee-shirts, and when Hillary Clin­ton’s name is men­tioned, they come alive with chants of ‘Lock her up.’

They re­vile fact-checking and are dis­gusted, not by Trump’s preda­tory be­havior and de­spi­cable com­ments about women, but by the way the media has re­ported it.

And, when the elec­tion is over, and Trump has moved on to at­tempting to build a multi-media em­pire, or per­haps to an all-expenses-paid Dacha in the Russian coun­try­side, his sup­porters will be holding a bag of steaming anger.” ( From the ar­ticle “When the Elec­tion Is Over, It Will Not Be Done” by Bill Berkowitz for The Smirking Chimp on Oc­tober 22, 2016. It in­cludes the sub-heading, “Re­pub­li­cans will have to deal with strug­gling, white, working class fam­i­lies that have bought into the Trump vi­sion.”)

First, there was the Moral Ma­jority, who as a group were nei­ther par­tic­u­larly moral or eth­ical nor were they even a ma­jority ex­cept in their imaginations.

Then came the Chris­tian Right, which seemed to the rest of us un-Christianly wrong most of the time.

Then came the Tea Bag­gers, who did not un­der­stand the sexual ram­i­fi­ca­tions of that term and quickly changed their name to Tea Party.

Now we have Donald Trump’s fol­lowers, many as pas­sionate as any of the above. Could they be the foun­da­tion for an Amer­ican ver­sion of the Na­tional So­cialist German Workers’ Party, more com­monly re­ferred to as Nazis?

And if so, would Mr. Trump be their leader?

And as the German Nazis called Hitler der Führer, would the Amer­ican Nazis call Trump der Fewer Hair?

Ja? Nein?

 

 Trump Horsey 1200

FEATURED IMAGE: The car­toon at the top of the page is by the inim­itable David Horsey.

  


 

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