I’m really… REALLY tired of hearing Republicans bitching and moaning about how it’s unfair to compare Trump, and by extension the Republican party, to Nazis. I just don’t want to hear it anymore, because until they stop acting like freakin’ Nazis, they have absolutely no right to complain.
Aside from all the racism and nationalistic, jingoistic, and anti-immigrant rhetoric — and not counting the multiple endorsements by the KKK, actual Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists of Trump — now they’ve given us just one more damned reason to call them Nazis. Seriously, they just can’t stop with this stuff.
Now they’re coming for our kids. Donald Trump rolled out his plan for a nationalistic takeover of our school system in a speech at the American Legion this morning, where he essentially promised to promote white supremacy and historic revisionism in our nation’s school system. It’s mostly the Hitler Youth all over again minus the requirements for physical exercise because then it would be exactly like the Hitler Youth.
His plan involved “promoting American pride and patriotism in America’s schools.” No, this isn’t about American history, the great works of our founding fathers, and all that crappola. He wants to force a nationalistic ideology on our children during their formative years.
To say this is harmful to children would be a charitable assessment. Trump implied that he wants the Pledge of Allegiance to be required to be recited by children – despite the fact that this is unconstitutional. He also had slightly vague, but easily interpreted comments on the context in which he wanted to force conservative, revisionist history down our kids’ throats.
We will stop apologizing for America, and we will start celebrating America. We will be united by our common culture, values and principles, becoming one American nation. One country, under one Constitution, saluting one American flag. And always saluting it.
It’s not far removed from the indoctrination forced on Germany’s youth during the rise of the Nazi party. When you say a “common culture” it means to the exclusion of all other cultures not approved personally by Trump. Translated, this means white America will be the only culture allowed. Common values and principles means a suppression of different opinions and thoughts. Political opposition quickly becomes seditious treason. You see where this is going, I’m sure.
Trump followed up his call for whiting-out our history and educational curriculum with another pandering appeal to the racist vote, by repeating the same rage-filled and hard stance against immigrants and a repeat on calls for banning Syrian refugees from America.
Think of it this way. Do you want Trump in charge of your children’s values? If you aren’t sure about that, just take a look at how his own kids have turned out so far. That should be all you need to know to make a decision.
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