Friday, October 14, 2016

Next Up on the "Donald Trump is Horrible" Docket

[TRIGGER WARNING: ANTISEMITIC LANGUAGE, NAZIS]

Moving on from the whole "grab them by the pussy" incident, since I guess we still have to exist after a U.S. presidential candidate fucking said that. Donald is now going full fascist in his speeches, I guess because he knows his campaign is circling the drain so fuck it? Not only is it clearly fascist in its language, if you know anything about antisemitism, you can clearly pick out the dog whistles and coded language that has and continues to be used by Nazis, the alt right, and similar antisemites.

Trump just gave an anti-Semitic speech ‘dripping with hatred’ — and the Internet is horrified

This is frightening as all hell, by the way, and we should all be terrified.

He accused Clinton of being “the vessel (of) a corrupt global establishment that’s raiding our country and surrendering the sovereignty of our nation.” 
Trump portrayed the Nov. 8 election as an apocalyptic choice. 
“This is not simply another four-year election,” he said. “This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we, the people, reclaim control over our government. The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.” 
“This election will determine whether we remain a free country in the truest sense of the word or we become a corrupt banana republic controlled by large donors and foreign governments,” Trump said. “The election of Hillary Clinton would lead to the destruction of our country.”

If not for Jewish individuals speaking out, I may not have recognized this language myself. But I did at least recognize calls to imprison Clinton by Donald and threats to use the attorney general as his personal police as being the behavior of a fascist dictator. Which Donald was always going to be if he could get off his lazy ass and do anything as President.

I highly recommend (to other gentiles and myself) to follow a couple Twitter or whatever social media accounts run by people who are outspoken about their Jewish heritage and dedicated to fighting antisemitism. I think this is a form of bigotry that people often overlook. I know about myself that I used to think antisemitism was a relic of the past, but it's still very much active in our society, and particularly in alt right communities.

Be wary. I do think that Donald is very likely to lose the election at this point, but we can't afford to relax. We need to make sure he's crushed into the fucking ground. Fascism must not be tolerated, antisemitism must not be tolerated.

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