We saw these things coming well over a year ago, but were gaslighted, told we weren’t seeing what we saw with our own eyes, weren’t hearing what we heard with our own ears, that we were conspiracy theorists making it all up, brainwashed by the media/Hillary’s campaign.
Trump is a raging malignant narcissist, and those of us familiar with narcs recognize him and everything he’s doing. We see his false apologies, his deflections, the way he love-bombs and then devalues and discards, but keep hearing “give him a chance to govern” or “you libtards are hilarious” or “you’re just listening to fake news.”
Now Andrew Anglin (the Daily Stormer guy who apparently has a lot of influence) has declared war. Anonymous has threatened him and other Nazis with blood vengeance. Anglin has also been deriding the Nazis’ victim and suggesting they go disturb her funeral.
We can’t depend on our president to lead us because he insists on casting blame on the patriots who were fighting these Nazis (usually considered a good and right thing to do), which further emboldens the Nazis and other white supremacist groups, who see Trump as their glorious Leader. Meanwhile, Trump has been threatening and stirring up a deranged dictator who has nukes. He keeps doing things that dictators do to seize power. But he calls the news “fake,” feeding into the narrative that our Constitutionally provided check on power is not to be trusted when they call him out.
I’ve been studying the Third Reich as research for my novel; I started this project two years ago, having no idea that these histories of 70-80 years ago would begin happening all over again before my eyes. I’ve been learning how a radical group with small numbers took over a Christian nation. I told myself it couldn’t happen here, but then Trump proceeded to dismantle our checks and balances, while Congress let him. There are a few Republican Congressmen standing up to him, but the majority has sold their souls for political gain.
Now the rest of the world is looking on in horror because these things don’t happen here in the USA. And because if we fall prey to this, Europe is next, with their own rising alt-right.
I want to turn off the TV and the Net and tell myself that it’s not really so bad, that I’m just making too much of it and everything will be better in the morning. But I turn the TV back on and there it is again, more crap daily.
Will the GOP finally stand up against Trump? Or will they keep falling all over themselves to suck up to him so they can get their political objectives?
GOP, don’t make the same mistakes as the Junkers and the military generals did when Hitler finagled his way into power. Stand up and stop this.