What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 1, 2016

Fact-Checking Trump's Immigration Speech

Have at it:
And from that last analysis, we read:
As the speech was unfolding, I said something on Twitter that I'm sure many will find extreme or beyond the pale. But watching this speech, compared to the press conference today in Mexico City, what kept coming to my mind was the contrast between Hitler's uniformed rally speeches from the hustings and the suited, statesman Hitler we see in the old news reels in Munich and at other iconic moments in the late 1930s. Hitler is sui generis, of course. His crimes are incomparable. But the demagogic style, the frenzied invocation familial blood sacrificed to barbaric outsiders - these are not unique to him. When we see this lurid, stab-in-the-back incitement, the wild hyperbole, the febrile railing against outsiders who will make us no longer a country - the similarities are real. More than anything, perhaps the most chilling part of this day is the contrast between the two men - a measured, calm statesman figure we saw this afternoon and this railing, angry demagogue figure who captured the emotional tenor of Klan rally. As I said, the ability to shift from one persona to the other is a sign of danger in itself.
Yes.  Yes, it is.

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1 comment:

Omega Cuck Supreme said...

Trump Lie:
Kathryn Steinle was a victim of Gun Violence that was entirely the fault of the gun firing by itself and an example of the swiftboating by the extremist right of the blameless illegal alien.