Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Day of Patriotic Devotion
Trump has shut down the EPA and has shuttered scientific research and has threatened ALL opposition with the power of his office if they disobey his commands.
He's going to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. He's opening up the CIA's "black sites" so he can make dissenters disappear forever. His minions, such as the black-hearted Newt Gingrich wants to jail people who dare show the Trump disrespect.
The difference between Trump and other fascist dictators is rapidly dissolving and Congress, the institution officially designated to pass the laws that govern this nation, is inhabited primarily by mealy-mouthed, power-hungry, hateful white men who will crawl on their knees to give obeisance to the new "Great Leader".
The incident which best symbolizes our democracy's leakage into totalitarianism was Trump's "national day of patriotic devotion" which he declared to be celebrated on the memorial of his inauguration. The Guardian provides some context:
"Donald Trump has echoed North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, after declaring that the day of his inauguration should be a 'national day of patriotic devotion- – a rallying cry that would not be out of place in the secretive state’s propaganda.
"Trump’s proclamation, which was made official on Monday, has been uttered by Kim in speeches to his 1.2 million-strong military and members of the ruling Korean Workers’ party in recent years.
￼"In an address to a military parade in Pyongyang on 10 October 2015 – the party’s 70th anniversary – Kim thanked the “heroic men and women” of the army and security services who, 'in hearty response to the party’s appeal, have worked with patriotic devotion and created one heroic miracle after another' in their quest to build a 'thriving socialist nation'.
"The phrase also crops up in North Korean propaganda."
North Korea is not the United States and Trump is not Kim Jong-un, but there are similarities or as The Guardian puts it, "echoes" between the two which ought to terrify all those who love our country and wish it well.
Melanie, the terrified wife of Da Trumpf, has told reporters that her husband kept a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf by his bedside as a reference guide. If true, that should be taken seriously. It's an omen, and not a good one.
Perhaps the best thing we can do at the moment is mock this idiotic "day of patriotic devotion," and certainly ignore it for coming from this monster who lies about everything, it means nothing. And it is nothing more than a way he devised to con the people into giving him or as he likes to be called, "The Great One, "patriotic devotion"!