Sunday Reads: Fifty Ways to Lead to Fascism 

Of course you all remember this song…50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

 

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me

The answer is easy if you take it logically

I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover

She said it’s really not my habit to intrude

For the more I hope my meaning won’t be lost or misconstrued

So I repeat myself, at the risk of being cruel

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover, fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan

Don’t need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me

Hop on the bus, Gus, don’t need to discuss much

Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan

Don’t need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me

Hop on the bus, Gus, don’t need to discuss much

Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain

I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again

I said, I appreciate that, then would you please explain about the fifty ways

She said, why don’t we both just sleep on it tonight

And I believe, in the morning you’ll begin to see the light

And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover, fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan

Don’t need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me

Hop on the bus, Gus, don’t need to discuss much

Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free

So with that, I give you my interpretation…various linkage to several examples will be included of course…I will go ahead and place all these links in dump form at the end of the post.


Now, I present to you:

Fifty Ways tRump is like Hitler

 

The trouble ain’t all inside your head, Dak said to me

A fascist state is no longer something to be taken hypothetically

It truly isn’t that very difficult to see

There must be, fifty ways tRump is like Hitler.

She said, that Kremlin shit asshole is so fucking rude

and what’s more, his words and actions are so abusively crude

This has become more of an authoritarian rule

There must be, fifty ways tRump is like Hitler. Fifty ways tRump is like Hitler.

Take a golden shower, Howard. Make a pee stain, Jane.

Don’t need to be truthin’ on Putin, if you listen to Joey.

Beat up the press Jess, don’t need tRump’s permission, to crush them Tim

Go back to Oman, Juan, and become a deportee

Take a golden shower, Howard. Make a pee stain, Jane.

Don’t need to be truthin’ on Putin, if you listen to Joey.

Beat up the press Jess, don’t need tRump’s permission, to crush them Tim

Go back to Oman, Juan, and become a deportee

BB said, it grieves me so to see you in such pain

But if it makes you feel any better, I don’t know when I will smile again.

She made me feel at ease, but I could not forget about those damn fifty ways.

If you don’t believe me, then just listen to the Republicans on the Right.

And I guarantee you will be frightened and begin to see the light.

There is a reason why we all must stand up and fight

There must be, fifty ways tRump is like Hitler. Fifty ways tRump is like Hitler.

Take a golden shower, Howard. Make a pee stain, Jane.

Don’t need to be truthin’ on Putin, if you listen to Joey.

Beat up the press Jess, don’t need tRump’s permission, to crush them…no

Go back to Oman, Juan, and become a deportee

 

 

The following links…from above.

tRumpy and Alf both love golden showers? Yeah.

What you need to know about the Donald Trump “golden showers” intelligence report claimed by the Russians — Quartz

The Unsolved Murder of Hitler’s Half-Niece and His Romantic Obsession | Vanity Fair

Regarding the “rumors” that Hitler loved his “golden showers” too…

the accounts of Heiden and Hanfstaengl provide a corroborative context for the third and most explicit text cited by the Party of Perversion, the shocking story of Geli’s confession which Otto Strasser told the O.S.S.

Strasser recalls a tearful Geli telling him that when night came, “Hitler made her undress [while] he would lie down on the floor. Then she would have to squat down over his face where he could examine her at close range, and this made him very excited. When the excitement reached its peak, he demanded that she urinate on him and that gave him his sexual pleasure. . . . Geli said that the whole performance was extremely disgusting to her and that although it was sexually stimulating it gave her no gratification.”


tRump and the Truth…with Hitler’s go to man on the subject…Little Joe.

How the Trump White House Has Tried to Interfere With the Russia Investigations | Mother Jones

The pattern is increasingly clear: As investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to and possible collusion with Russia have intensified, so too have efforts by the president and his staff to quash those probes or put pressure on US officials to publicly deny the validity of the swirling allegations.

For his part, President Donald Trump has long insisted there is nothing to the investigations: “The entire thing has been a witch hunt,” he said during a recent press conference at the White House. “There’s no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign—but I can only speak for myself—and the Russians. Zero.”

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources | Reuters

 

Joseph Goebbels quote: A lie told once remains a lie but a lie…

A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth

Joseph Goebbels

tRump and Hitler and the Press:

Republican Greg Gianforte ‘body slams’ Guardian reporter in Montana – audio | US news | The Guardian

This link below is from an article in the Chicago Tribune dated April 26, 1935 – HITLER CRUSHES LAST SPARK OF PRESS FREEDOM | Chicago Tribune Archive

I went ahead and copied the entire piece since the link may not work for some of you.

 

New Edict Makes Papers

Slaves of Nazis.

BY SIGRID SCHULTZ.

[Chieazo Tribin-c Service.]

BERLIN, April 25.-The last vestiges of independence of the German press were abolished today by a decree signed by Max Amnann, president of the Nazi press guild and king of all German publishers. Amann acquired fame, fortune and supreme power by publishing Adolf Hitler’s first works and the s book, “My Struggle,” bible of the National Social- ist party.

Two full newspaper pages were need- ed to print the decree and the explan. atory notes which reach a climax with the assertion that the German press is truly free “because it serves the state.” The old struggle for freedom of the press, according to Amann, was only a struggle of professional, eco- nomic or religious bodies expressing their viewpoints instead of blindly obeying the state.

Eager to Smash Papers.

The decree shows that the Nazi press chieftains are anxious to smash news- paper concerns and chains of papers except their own and those of the . Amann demands to know the identity of all owners and part owners of publishing houses and the persons behind them. He announced he will assume control of all records to make sure that nothing escapes him. The purpose of this is to exclude the Jews who stilt possess financial interest in newspapers.

All persons unable to prove their own or their wives’ Aryan ancestry as far back as the year 1800 are excluded from the newspaper profession. The appointment of publishers, editors, and their representatives is subject to Amann’s control. No newspaper hence- forth may serve Interests other than those of the Nazi state.

Onlv those Publications which reflect

tne general ana o0 the Nazis are allowed. Newspapers and magazines of religious, cultural or eco- nomic groups are barred in principle. Any exception to the rule is left up to Amann.

M\ Self Dictator.

To make sure that none but papers subservient to the Nazis can survive, Amann topped off his law with an extra decree empowering him to elim- “unhealthy” competition between newspapers by shutting them at his own will. The Nazi press is to be given preference in case of doubt.

The ruling will mean the end of semi-independent concerns, such as the Hugenberg publishing house (Lokalan- zeiger, Der Tag, Telegrafen Union], which for years was the most power- ful In Germany. Dr. Alfred Hugen- berg, ardent monarchist, tried to save himself by with Hitler as minister of economics and agriculture when Hitler became chancellor. Ile withdrew to satisfy Hitler’s demand for a ” totalitarian ” state. His news. papers attempted to survive by obey- ing all the Nazi wishes.

Amann, who drafted and Issued to- day s decree, Is regarded as one of the richest men In Germany. He coined

millions from the sale of Hitler’s books and from all Nazi publications which, according to his own statements, are to be given preference In all conflicts with other newspapers.

 

Lest we forget this:

Trump is only G7 leader not to hold press conference after summit | TheHill

Tillerson holds a press conference without U.S. media – POLITICO

Trump suggests WH ‘not have press conferences’ unless he does them himself | TheHill

At FDA, TVs now turned to Fox News and can’t be switched – CBS News

(Now some report this is no longer the case. Cough…cough.)


On to the immigration links:

Trump’s Travel Ban “Drips with Intolerance” on Its Way to the Supreme Court – The New Yorker

Immigration Arrests Rise Sharply as a Trump Mandate Is Carried Out – The New York Times

Man questioned by Metro Transit police to be deported | KARE11.com

Adolf Hitler also published a list of crimes committed by groups he didn’t like – The Washington Post

Trump highlights victims of crimes by immigrants, new office in joint address – CNNPolitics.com


Pogroms in Hitler’s Germany:

…street violence against Jews was tolerated and even encouraged at certain periods when Nazi leaders calculated that the violence would “prepare” the German population for harsh antisemitic legal and administrative measures implemented ostensibly “to restore order.” For example, the orchestrated nationwide campaign of street violence known as Kristallnacht of November 9-10, 1938, was the culmination of a longer period of more sporadic street violence against Jews. This street violence had begun with riots in Vienna after the Anschluss of Austria in March. Kristallnacht was followed by a dramatic surge in anti-Jewish legislation during the autumn and winter of 1938-1939. Another period of street violence had covered the first two months of the Nazi regime and culminated in a law dismissing Jews and Communists from the civil service on April 7, 1933. The summer before the announcement of the Nuremberg Race Laws in September 1935 saw frequent violence against Jews in various German cities. Such street violence involved burning down synagogues, destroying Jewish-owned homes and businesses, and physical assaults on individuals. Kristallnacht was by far the largest, most destructive, and most clearly orchestrated of these “pogroms.”


2 ‘Heroes’ Stabbed To Death Standing Up To Muslim Hate In Portland | HuffPost

Two men are being hailed as heroes after they were killed while trying to stop a man from abusing two young women on a train in Portland, Oregon, because they appeared to be Muslim.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland, allegedly attacked the men on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station at 4:30 p.m. Friday. He was charged with offenses including two counts of aggravated murder over the incident, which occurred hours before the start of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Witnesses said at least one of the women the suspect targeted was wearing a hijab, and it appeared the abuse was religiously and racially motivated. Christian is known to locals and authorities as an active white supremacist.

“He said, ‘Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here,’” Evelin Hernandez, a passenger on the train, told KATU-TV.

In connection with this…as you read this next link…keep these two men in your thoughts.

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department | Reuters

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.

It is things like this shit…that stand out. For me at least.


Anyway, this is an open thread.

Y’all have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.


 

 

 

 

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25 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Fifty Ways to Lead to Fascism ”

  1. Fannie says:

    Fantastic JJ……………..you done real good, my favorite. Happy Memorial Day Sky Dancers.

    I only wish to see the day we have a massive arrest within the Trump Administration.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Thanks Fannie.

    No pictures, in the post. It looks naked. I will see what I can do about that.

  3. RonStill4Hills says:

    In H20Gate Blues Gil Scott-Heron said, “Haldeman, Erlichman, Mitchell and Dean, it follows a pattern if you dig what I mean.” Today I would say, “Mannafort, Sessions, Kushner and Flynn, same old shit is happening again.”

    This is 1933, it is Watergate (with Russian treason sauce). It is the subtle and not so subtle subversion of democracy by authoritarianism. Behind it are the usual suspects racism, religious hatred, economic resentment, dubious quasi-mythological nationalism (make America white again), and a leader ruthless enough and foolish enough to make war on reality itself.

    All the evils of the Nazi era are possible again. Because Trump has no boundaries. And he is a fool to boot. He can’t learn from history, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, because he doesn’t know history. He is blundering forward thinking he is something new.

    He cannot see nor hear what is going on around him because all he can absorb is “TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP!”

    And the worst part is this, it is the same reason why it continues to be legal to shoot unarmed citizens of color with relative impunity, because enough, not all, but enough white people like it this way. People who support Trump believe that authoritarianism favors their interests because they also believe that democracy and free speech coddles niggers and fags and foreigners and atheists.

    Trump like Hitler is a self inflicted wound. And as before, all will suffer to heal this wound.

  4. dakinikat says:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/donald-trump-is-a-menace-to-the-world-opinion-a-1148471.html
    It’s Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump
    Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.

    Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.

    He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat. I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are. But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump. And one of the media’s tasks is to continue telling things as they are: Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.

    Trump is a miserable politician. He fired the FBI director simply because he could. James Comey had gotten under his skin with his investigation into Trump’s confidants. Comey had also refused to swear loyalty and fealty to Trump and to abandon the investigation. He had to go.

    Witnessing an American Tragedy

    Trump is also a miserable boss. His people invent excuses for him and lie on his behalf because they have to, but then Trump wakes up and posts tweets that contradict what they have said. He doesn’t care that his spokesman, his secretary of state and his national security adviser had just denied that the president had handed Russia (of all countries) sensitive intelligence gleaned from Israel (of all countries). Trump tweeted: Yes, yes, I did, because I can. I’m president after all.

    • quixote says:

      I lived in Germany for a few years, and one of my favorite things about many of them was their blunt plain speech. None of this fifteen layers of BS for the sake of some kind of politeness that you have to fight your way through with the US press.

      Every single word of the editorial: nothing but the plain truth.

  5. dakinikat says:

    Former CIA Director: ‘Now we know’ why Trump officials talking to the Russians may have been ‘unmasked’

    http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-hayden-kushner-meeting-trump-russia-unmasked-2017-5?op=1

    Most of the controversy surrounding Rice’s reported attempts to “unmask” Trump officials has centered on former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian officials.

    But Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, floated the possibility of setting up a secure line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia when he met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak late last year, The Washington Post reported Friday.

    Those talks would take place in Russian diplomatic facilities in the US, the Post said, creating a secure line that would essentially conceal the administration’s interactions with Russian officials from US government scrutiny.

    Kislyak reportedly passed along that request to Moscow, in a phone call that was promptly intercepted by US intelligence agencies during their routine eavesdropping of foreign agents on US soil. Kislyak’s call, which apparently described an attempt to bypass the US’ national security and intelligence apparatus, would have gone into an intelligence report and been distributed among top government officials like Rice.

    It also would have raised a big red flag, Hayden said. He was unequivocal when asked if he would have sought to unmask the US person cited by Kislyak as having proposed a secret backchannel to Russia.

    “Oh my, yes,” Hayden told Business Insider on Saturday. “Anyone would have.”

    That intercepted communication could have led Rice — who obtained reports containing summaries of monitored communications between foreign officials discussing the Trump transition, according to Bloomberg — to try to identify who on Trump’s transition team was trying to set up this kind of backchannel.

    The names of the US persons mentioned in the conversations would have been redacted in those reports. But high-level government officials like Rice can request from the appropriate agency — in this case, the National Security Agency — that the US person’s identity be revealed.

  6. dakinikat says:

    D’oh! And you helped him you dimwits!!

    • Pat Johnson says:

      Good lord, are they just discovering this? For months CNN did nothing but showcase the idiot even displaying an empty podium waiting for his arrival at some rally!

      They hired Lewandowski, Jeffrey Lord, Katrina Pierson, etc., to sit on various panels to defend the Liar in Chief no matter what he said or how he behaved. They are as much responsible for his specious “win” as Putin, Assange and Comey.

      Given liars a forum to spread the lies is as egregious as whatever other entities did to assure this miserable “victory” at the expense of the public.

      CNN can go to hell!

      • Enheduanna says:

        Amen. I’d also add to this list the almost complete and utter lack of any investigative reporting looking in to tRump’s past.

      • RonStill4Hills says:

        My beef with CNN centers around the phrase “no reason to re-litigate the election.” They will timidly hint at the truth that the election was a farce as long as it is understood that no one intends to stick up for Hillary Clinton.

        Trump is a treasonous liar and crook and Comey handed him the election and we are supposed to swallow it because calling them on their shit would be “scary and sore losery!” Fuck them all! I will never stop challenging this undemocratic shit show they call a government.

        Fuck them all!

        • quixote says:

          And we’re somehow totally helpless because the Founding Dads never envisioned cheating and treason on this scale. The obvious solution is make the actual winner President, and include the Congressional races where cheating happened (there were dozen(s?) of those too).

          But we can’t even think about that because somebody didn’t foresee Caligula in the US.

        • Sweet Sue says:

          Where have you been; taking a break?
          It’s good to see you.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      D’oh.

      For fucks sake.

  7. Minkoff Minx says:

    I just saw that North Korea sent a missile to Japan…

    Is this a set up via Russia? Now that things are getting real with the “investigation”?