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#61 Posted : Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:30:35 PM
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Trump supporters seem to believe there are "decent" fascists, Nazis and white supremacists!



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#62 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:56:27 PM
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Trump, bringing fascism to America.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#63 Posted : Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:53:28 PM
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Just look around at all Trump is doing.... it's scary!

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#64 Posted : Monday, August 20, 2018 8:55:05 PM
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The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#65 Posted : Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:06:08 PM
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The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#66 Posted : Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:22:21 PM
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Racists love Trump.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#67 Posted : Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:43:22 PM
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Why is it so difficult for a person to say Nazis are not good people? Good people don't teach racial superiority. Good people do not advocate elimination of other people, by labeling them inferior in some way.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#68 Posted : Saturday, October 6, 2018 8:56:52 PM
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Mitch McConnell is the 'Gravedigger or American Democracy'

Historian of Nazism Explains Why GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Is the 'Gravedigger of American Democracy'

The majority leaders is playing the same role as pre-war Germany's Paul von Hindenburg.

In a new piece for the New York Review of Books, historian Christopher Browning warns that there are troubling parallels between the present-day United States and the days of fascism's rise in Europe.

Browning, a specialist in the areas of the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and world war-era Europe, isn't arguing that President Donald Trump is a modern Adolf Hitler or that Trumpism is akin to Nazism. But he does argue that certain stress fractures in the society and the international order appear to be re-emerging and that these patterns portend troubling trends for the United States and the rest of the world.

And there is one figure in American politics that Browning does see as a relatively direct — and troubling — analog to a crucial world war-era figure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican, is becoming "the gravedigger of American democracy," Browning wrote, a role played for Germany beginning in the 1930s by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Hindenburg didn't defend democracy in Germany. Instead, he unleashed emergency powers in 1930 to appoint chancellors to skirt over political divisions in parliament. Eventually, Hitler became chancellor, when Hindenburg erroneously thought he could be controlled.

Now, McConnell shows a similar disregard for democracy and likewise opens up the country to serious risk, Browning explained:

He stoked the hyperpolarization of American politics to make the Obama presidency as dysfunctional and paralyzed as he possibly could. As with parliamentary gridlock in Weimar, congressional gridlock in the US has diminished respect for democratic norms, allowing McConnell to trample them even more. Nowhere is this vicious circle clearer than in the obliteration of traditional precedents concerning judicial appointments. Systematic obstruction of nominations in Obama’s first term provoked Democrats to scrap the filibuster for all but Supreme Court nominations. Then McConnell’s unprecedented blocking of the Merrick Garland nomination required him in turn to scrap the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations in order to complete the “steal” of Antonin Scalia’s seat and confirm Neil Gorsuch. The extreme politicization of the judicial nomination process is once again on display in the current Kavanaugh hearings.

As a result of McConnell's strong-arm tactics, Browning argued, it will now be impossible for a president to make significant judicial appointments — including to the Supreme Court — unless the Senate is led by the same party. This dynamic will push the country toward greater dysfunction.

He continued:

Whatever secret reservations McConnell and other traditional Republican leaders have about Trump’s character, governing style, and possible criminality, they openly rejoice in the payoff they have received from their alliance with him and his base: huge tax cuts for the wealthy, financial and environmental deregulation, the nominations of two conservative Supreme Court justices (so far) and a host of other conservative judicial appointments, and a significant reduction in government-sponsored health care (though not yet the total abolition of Obamacare they hope for). Like Hitler’s conservative allies, McConnell and the Republicans have prided themselves on the early returns on their investment in Trump. The combination of Trump’s abasement before Putin in Helsinki, the shameful separation of families at the border in complete disregard of US asylum law (to say nothing of basic humanitarian principles and the GOP’s relentless claim to be the defender of “family values”), and most recently Michael Cohen’s implication of Trump in criminal violations of campaign finance laws has not shaken the fealty of the Republican old guard, so there is little indication that even an explosive and incriminating report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller will rupture the alliance.

Most ominously, Browning warns that the detrimental effects of figures like McConnell and Trump will last for a long time. However long they stay in power, they will eventually leave — but the damage done to democracy and American institutions may persist for generations.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#69 Posted : Monday, October 15, 2018 8:28:48 PM
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No nation turned fascist overnight. It was little by little, things you might think insignificant by itself.....



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#70 Posted : Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:22:30 PM
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An early act of Hitler was to strip Jewish Germans of their citizenship. Today, Donald Trump wants to strip American citizens of their citizenship if their parents were here illegally. Fascism doesn't take over in one action, it comes bit by bit, until it is too late to change course.

Remembering Nuremberg

The Nuremberg Laws—the Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor—illustrate what can happen when a group is denied citizenship and barred from participation in the “Nation.” The laws were named after the city of Nuremberg, the site of an annual Nazi party rally. In September 1935, almost three years after seizing power, Hitler called the German parliament into a special session at Nuremberg to ceremoniously pass these laws. He was met with the joyous cheers of the assembled Nazi party faithful.

The Nuremberg Laws defined who was and was not a German and who was and was not a Jew. They revoked the citizenship of all Jews; overnight, Jews became mere “subjects” of the German state. They stripped more than 500,000 Jews of their citizenship and their identity as Germans. Alfons David, a man in his mid-sixties, expressed his confusion and shock at losing his German citizenship, saying, “I have felt and acted my whole life like a ‘real’ German.”

The Nuremberg Laws codified Nazi racial ideology, which defined Jews as a distinct race, separate from and inferior to the German “Aryan” race. They marked a crucial step on the road to genocide, since they allowed the Nazi state to precisely identify Jews and exclude them from broader society. German authorities set out to impoverish Jews and remove them from the German economy by requiring them to register their property and preventing them from earning a living. By 1938, Jewish men and women bearing first names of “non-Jewish” origin had to add “Israel” and “Sara,” respectively, to their given names to more clearly mark them as Jews. All German Jews were required to carry identity cards that indicated their Jewish heritage and all Jewish passports were stamped with an identifying letter J. Subsequent persecution and vilification ended ultimately in the Holocaust.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#71 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2018 11:18:07 PM
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The fact that Trump supporters fail to see the comparison is scary.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#72 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 5:02:22 PM
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There is a method to the madness of all authoritarian dictators......


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#73 Posted : Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:39:43 PM
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The parallel is frightening..... they thought it could never happen to them either.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#74 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:10:37 PM
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History is repeating....


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#75 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:10:57 PM
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Trump praises ruthless dictators and trashes the United States Constitution on a regular basis.


Trump - the authoritarian

Trump made two remarkably authoritarian remarks in one day

Did you even notice?

By Aaron Rupar ~ Apr 5, 2019, 3:40pm EDT

President Donald Trump made two remarkably authoritarian comments on Friday, first urging Congress to “get rid of judges” — specifically, immigration judges — and later demeaning the entire media as the “ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

But in a sign of how normalized the behavior of this president has become, neither remark amounted to much more than a blip on the news radar.

Trump made his comment about immigration judges during a question-and-answer session with reporters before departing the White House for a photo opportunity along the southern border in California.

“Congress has to act,” Trump said. “They have to get rid of catch and release, chain migration, visa lottery, they have to get rid of the whole asylum system because it doesn’t work, and frankly, we should get rid of judges. You can’t have a court case every time somebody steps foot on our ground.”

Trump’s comments marked the second time this week he has urged Congress “to get rid of judges” — a proposal that, thankfully, for those of us who value checks and balances, has little chance of gaining traction now that Democrats control the House.

The president, however, is not even trying to hide the fact he’d like to have the power to summarily deport migrants and asylum seekers, and has already demonstrated a willingness to try and seize emergency powers toward that end.

Later, while Air Force One was on its way to California, Trump posted a tweet in which he characterized the entire “press” as “truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”


The president says a lot of ugly stuff, and much of it can safely be tuned out. Still, Trump’s comments on Friday highlight how unprecedented the current state of affairs is for our country. The president aspires to being an authoritarian ruler and isn’t really trying to hide it.

Regardless of whether you take Trump’s comments literally or merely seriously, they are disturbing. Judges are a vital part of the rule of law, and the free press is important in any democracy. Those values were mostly taken for granted in this country, but should not be any longer.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#76 Posted : Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:11:34 PM
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Trump has his own little fascist wanna be dictator setting policy.


The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#77 Posted : Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:01:39 PM
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The People need to wake up and take our country back!

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#78 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:06:05 PM
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The parallel is chilling...

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#79 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:15:25 PM
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Antifa: Class of '45

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#80 Posted : Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:00:55 PM
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A strong stock market is NOT an indication of a good economy!

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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