Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kristallnacht USA

For those who don't know their history, "Kristallnacht," as explained in Wikepedia:

The "Night of Broken Glass"

https://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007697

The violence against Jews lasts into the morning hours of November 10th, 1938 and becomes known as Kristallnacht—the "Night of Broken Glass." Several dozen Jews lose their lives and tens of thousands are arrested and sent to concentration camps. 

And what does this have to do with the USA?

Today a digital Kristallnacht was launched against the media; more specifically CNN. Trump tweeted a video that used computer simulations to make it look like he punched out a CNN reporter. The big ape continued to pound the hapless face of the reporter as he laid sprawled out on his back. 

The inane pundits who defend Trump (for a living) said it was a joke, modeled after the faked violence of televised wrestling. To those who understand the power of imagery, this was a dog whistle to the white militias of the far right to begin an American born and bred version of Kristallnacht. No need for thousands of storm troopers. His millions of followers via Twitter now have their marching orders, delivered effortlessly with a click of the mouse.

Trump's threats to the Fourth Estate have now taken an


ugly turn for the worse. We need to be afraid but not afraid

as in cowardliness. This strike to the heart should be a

massive wakeup call...and we need to listen with a special

ear....lest we fall.

2 comments:

  1. Trump is all bad, he has no redeeming feature.
    Birds of a feather flock together, thus his admiration of Putin, who is neither crazy nor stupid, and the mass killer DutĂȘtre of Philippines.
    The Orange man's hatred of the quality press is but a part, a very dangerous part, of his paranoid hatred of all but fawning adulation.
    The big question is "does the country deserve the leader it gets"?

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    1. The majority of Americans voted for Hillary. So those who fought the rise of King Rump, and tried to elect her (or Bernie) - no, we don't deserve his toxic brew. But for all those who blindly followed him and stuck their heads in the sand, they should understand and feel the impact of their decisions.

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