Revisiting Evil – one step at a time.
I often point out than America in 2019 finds itself in a similar position to where Germany stood in 1933. With 2020 hindsight imminent, can we stop goose stepping forward into evil?
Everybody in their right minds understand the evil of the Holocaust, when man maybe found its lowest ebb—a benchmark that did not end/put a stop to the evils of Stalin, Mao and other autocrats inspiring genocide. Most people have seen the holocaust movies, perhaps to the point of “alright I get it, enough already”… so I do not want the dwell on that, but I do want to dwell on the fact that it was actually worse than that. Worse than one can even want to imagine. Really?
First is was not simply Jews that suffered, but other races and any “resisters” —plus don’t forget the disabled (people needing healthcare) gays (offending fake Christians) Gypsies and foreigners (Hitler was smart enough to not want to waste money building an easily breachable wall). When Germany occupied any new areas, such groups would be rounded up, tortured, threatened, shot, or buried alive or run over by tanks—what ever was most amusing to the local SS field officer. Friends, neighbors, families. Every place fascist Germany went, immediately fell under a cloud of evil. How did this happen—it is not like every German officer, soldier, politician, bureaucrat was evil.
It happened because of the breakdown of the Judiciary. The moment you put people in power who can get away with anything, commit criminal acts or atrocities without consequence—that is how we move from Germany 1933 to Germany 1939-1945. The SS was given such power as result of the consequences of the Enabling Act of 1933.
This danger is becoming so clear that some judges, not appointed by Trump, are waking up to the new reality—four Trumpeteers are being sent to jail…with stiff sentences because the judge can clearly hear the goose steps of history.
It was not simply nameless Jews being gassed, it was more simply Isaac, Jacob, Tom, Dick and Harry, Tracy, Trixie, Tricia—innocent men, women, children, babies—being tortured, dehumanized, torn to shreds for months, turned into skeletons—then gassed. “Gassed” sounds so passive—innocuous almost. A bit like Texas and other states executing often innocent people. But never forgetting means knocking that almost acquiescent notion on the head. Here is a passage from a Wilbur Smith novel… Courtney’s War.
Never forget, to do so means tolerating/underestimating Trump and his enablers. To not see the signs. Not just Jews, but any non-pure non-healthy Aryan and any resister too. Today, in the USA, there are millions and millions of resisters, but how quickly would such energy dissipate once the unrestrained threats start coming in?
Destroy facts, normalize lies, marginalize science, cripple professional Journalists, silence competent government employees, denigrate the FBI, implicate CIA and gut the State Department. Undermine, frame, libel any resister and feed them to the hordes. Threaten to tell the truth about say Kellyanne Conway, (and I will not be providing a source for this specific incident) and they will threaten to reveal your personal details to their red meat Zombie Twitter storm-troopers.
The threats have of course begun, one quip to amuse, one goose step at a time, one foul threat to in the darkness bind you.
It did not take long for anti-Semitic attacks to increase by 60% since 2016 .
Various stand your ground laws in red states appear to be an invitation to shoot black kids.
Police seem to be rarely held to account for shooting unarmed black people.
But this is all amateur hour stuff. Can the President get a way with cold blooded murder… it seems that some of his advocates are saying he can act with zero consequences.
Abuse of power, why would that matter? What about treason. It is obvious what Trump and co were trying to achieve. Ukraine was granted $400m by the US congress to help shore up its defenses against Putin. This is a pillar of US national security. But Trump, being Putin’s puppet (money and blackmail add up to Trump being enslaved) has zero interest in that agenda. They all knew that there was no credible Ukrainian dirt on the Biden’s—for that has been investigated multiple times—but that did not matter, all they needed was to force Ukraine to say that they would launch an investigation and that was the only headline they needed. The liars at Fox, on ubiquitous talk/hate radio, (endless infantile conspiracy theories at the heart of most Trumpeteers), the paid off politicians in the GOP—they would do the rest. All they must do is confuse people who do not believe in evolution and believe Trump and Jesus walk hand in hand (i.e. the bulk of the GOP voter pool). A task so easy that even a moron can be entrusted to execute it.
If anyone in the State Department objected to the Ukrainian sting operation—then these lawless tyrants working for Trump would just manufacture dirt on such diplomats and then fire, sideline or circumnavigate them. Who even needs the State Department when you have people like Giuliani manufacturing dirt with crooked Russian Oligarch’s and Bill Barr covering up every Trump crime.
Trump and co have the nerve to demand to see the whistle blower. Is he/she an agent? What fate awaits—Novichok should send the right signal to any and all.
Now that Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Mulvaney, Barr, Sondland, Giuliani— have been caught red handed demanding assistance from foreign governments in manufacturing or simply promising to investigate debunked nonsense for personal political gain—the GOP SS attack dogs have been unleashed.
Here they are breaking into a behind closed doors meetings to threaten/intimidate witnesses. These witnesses are testifying to both GOP and Democrat lawmakers, as per the law and are already putting their careers and possibly their lives at risk. These meetings are confidential, as issues of national security are also at stake.
How did we get Trump? Yes I realize that American energy policy since the JFK assassination is the route cause—but putting that aside, the problem lies with top level governing politicians doing terrible things without ever having faced terrible consequences. With the benefit of hindsight perhaps Nixon should have gone to jail (this pains me, because I happen to be believe he was set up by the CIA/Big oil etal), the highly irregular 2000 election decision aided by corrupt Jeb Bush/Florida interference, the Bush /Cheney war crimes (there is a chance that this was a dimwitted Bush Jr. being deceived by Cheney), McCain choosing a genuine mental midget as his VP choice—forever insidiously lowering the bar, the catastrophic implosion of lies and total economic vacuousness of the Romney/Ryan 2012 campaign, the 47 Senators who committed Treason by working with serial liar Netanyahu to try and undermine US foreign policy and ditch the Iran agreement. The growing suspicions around Moscow Mitch and Russian Oligarch money corrupting the US politics.
There must be consequences for law breakers. Mueller made it plain that congress should take over were he felt forced to leave off—If not, if we continue to let all this stuff slide—then we are all doomed. The Democrats seeing the massive confusion successfully engineered by Bill Barr felt obliged to keep their powder dry—waiting for Trump to self impeach… which he duly obliged by releasing the Ukraine transcript.
But without actual consequences the malignant Oligarch’s (including citizens from enemy states will be successful in creating a Galt kingdom fascist state—with its people’s subject to the whims a modern day Caligula. At least Agolf Twittler is not into horses.