14:54, August 13 72 0

2017-08-13 14:54:06

 

What we saw in Charlottesville is fascism

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply alarmed at the hateful rhetoric at a conference of white nationalists held on November 19 [2016] at the Ronald Reagan Building just blocks from the Museum…The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words. The Museum calls on all American citizens, our religious and civic leaders, and the leadership of all branches of the government to confront racist thinking and divisive hateful speech…

These words from a press release of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC refers to a white nationalist conference headlined by neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, who greeted attendees with a tribute to then President-elect Donald J. Trump shouting “Hail Trump! Hail victory!” from the stage before all in attendance gestured in a traditional Nazi straight-arm salute.

Once identifying himself as a Democrat, Donald Trump has transformed himself into the mouthpiece of the far-right of the Republican Party.

Powerful and continuing nationalism, Disdain for the recognition of human rights, Identification of enemies/scapegoats [of the country’s problems] as a unifying cause, Rampant sexism, Supremacy of the military, Controlled mass media, Obsession with national security, Religion and government are intertwined, Corporate power is protected, Labor power is suppressed, Disdain for intellectuals and the arts, Obsession with crime and punishment, Rampant cronyism and corruption, and Fraudulent elections

The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while… The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.

The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words.


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