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Hail Trump

“…one wonders if these people are people at all”

It’s difficult to know how to respond to this address (given in a federal building) in Washington.

The writer Sarah Kendzior from Missouri tries in this piece in the Correspondent:

“Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others. Write about your dreams for the future and your hopes for your children. Write about the struggle of your ancestors and how the hardship they overcame shaped the person you are today.

Write your biography, write down your memories. Because if you do not do it now, you may forget. Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them. Write a list of things you would never believe. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will either believe them or be forced to say you believe them.

It is increasingly clear, as Donald Trump appoints his cabinet of white supremacists and war-mongers, as hate crimes rise, as the institutions that are supposed to protect us cower, as international norms are shattered, that his ascendency to power is not normal.

This is an American authoritarian kleptocracy, backed by millionaire white nationalists both in the United States and abroad, meant to strip our country down for parts, often using ethnic violence to do so.

This is not a win for anyone except them. This is a moral loss and a dangerous threat for everyone in the United States, and by extension, everyone abroad.”

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  1. Tony Rozga says:

    This is unbelievable, watch the wee guy at the end jump up and try to encourage the audience to salute.

  2. Susan Macdiarmid says:

    Watching this is like opening your bedroom curtain and seeing a Tyrannosaurus Rex in your garden.

  3. bringiton says:

    Smug bastard.
    The Clovis were in the USA thousands of years before Europeans so his white supremacist claim of ownership doesn’t fly.
    These morons have been given a platform by politicians flying under a false flag (Clintons/Blair etc) who betrayed working class people and deprived them of hope through mainstream politics.
    Social democrats in Europe must come together to offer a better future for working people and that means dumping Reagan’s voodoo economic theories and building a system which is inclusive and not exclusive.
    Hopefully England will take take the remnants of these crackpot ideas with them when they set sail (on the Mayflower 11) across the Atlantic.

  4. florian albert says:

    According to ‘USA Today’, there were 200 people at this meeting. The Washington DC area has a population of 6,000,000. (The USA has a population of 324,700,000)

    American Nazism is going through hard times. In the 1960s, its leader George Lincoln Rockwell, was a well known figure on the political fringe. Dylan name-checked him in one of his early songs.
    The guy speaking here, I can’t be bothered remembering his name, has no profile at all, except that given him by leftists disorientated by Trump’s victory.

  5. Yan says:

    “According to ‘USA Today’, there were 200 people at this meeting.”

    To put that into perspective there are 26,000 pcs union members across Scotland, presumably many of them will be DWP/JCP staff and frontline work coaches that wilfully sanction claimants into socio-economic oblivion.

    There is also provision in the welfare regulations for DWP/JCP work coaches to send claimants to work camps, sanctions and work camps would not work without the complicity of the (Scottish) DWP/JCP pcs union members.

    So before the finger is pointed abroad maybe we should look closer to home for real evildoers.

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