Speak up #VocalMajority
I can imagine that there were a few in Hitler’s inner circle, who thought some of his extreme views were nothing to worry about — in the beginning. They believed in the principle of nationalism — patriotism mattered. They wanted to give him a chance. There was war and the enemies where those who didn’t think or look like them. It was a small faction, with patriotic beliefs that grew into a heinous killing & terror machine that will be forever etched into world history.
In 2005, Prince Harry was ridiculed for wearing Nazi-wear at a costume party. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1481148/Prince-Harry-faces-outcry-at-Nazi-outfit.html He apologized profusely and never made that “innocent” mistake again (at least not publicly). You don’t joke about Hitler’s symbols. Eleven years later, a U.S. political party, a “policy” organization and others have endorsed similar themes — and worse.
“Give him a chance”, is what some are saying about the prez-elect. It suggests that his words on the campaign trail were just words. He’s even considering reversing some of the worst of his campaign promises — or, so he and his spokespeople say. Why not? He’s changed his mind on a lot of things over the years (including party affiliation).
But, those words translated into votes. And those words were calls to action — and expectation — for a lot of people. The prez-elect has energized a segment of our population who thought his message was spot on. Some cheered at rallies and others cheer and salute at family restaurants — http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58348e5ee4b01ba68ac320f2?ir=Entertainment& They have expectations that aren’t very American.
Prez-elect has chances linked with every word he says and appointment he makes. Remember, he isn’t a politician. Politicians lie, but he delivers. That’s what appealed to him. He does what he says. So, why shouldn’t people expect him to change once he’s elected? When you and your appointees have well-documented racists statements, how many chances do you need? How many chances did Hitler and Jim Jones have?
To nominate an attorney general who was rejected for previous actions is part of a strategy — your words are showing. https://www.google.com/amp/heavy.com/news/2016/11/jeff-sessions-racism-racist-allegations-accusations-history-past-comments-court-judge-testimony-nomination-donald-trump-controversy-controversies-attorney-general/amp/?client=safari
When you nominate a chief strategist with a troublesome history, because he’s loyal to you( and brings a well-documented hate history with him), your strategy is clear.
A number of people (including me) saw the eerie similarities and blind faith rapture of trumpiacs and the Jim Jones followers. Others (including me) saw the trumphitler path. Folks scoffed at the comparison. Wonder if they think differently after seeing the NPI rally — even a little?
Defeating hate & bigotry should be a bipartisan act in the Land of the Free. The majority of American voters choose otherwise, but the pesky electoral college (which was hated and, now, loved by the prez-elect) has other plans. The electoral college was created to protect us from ourselves. Will it — and the elected — protect us from a return to internment camps, mass deportation & gas chambers?
I reject any suggestion that is being alarmist. I won’t be in the in camp of the silent — my faith, my spirit and humanity won’t allow it. Certainly many people regretted their silence and forgiveness when the totality of Hitler’s power and hate came into full view. Then, it was too late. We cannot afford to be silent — ever. Join the #VocalMajority