Professor Fate wrote:Source of the post Refresh my memory, please. When did the Republicans take control of the House of Representatives?
Professor Fate wrote:Source of the post Nice charts. Refresh my memory, please. When did the Republicans take control of the House of Representatives?
Omar Bongo wrote:Source of the post Seems they were for him before they were against him
Normally, it is a cheap shot to compare someone to Hitler, but there are some occasions when the shoe fits. Trump has made no secret of the fact that he wants to dismantle the post-World War II order, which was specifically designed to stop the rise of further führers, and to return things to their pre-World War I state. Now, he's gone before the representatives of that world order, and told them directly to their faces.
Presumably, the crowd was not laughing when the President got to the meat of his speech, though, which has Stephen Miller's fingerprints all over it. For example, there was this:
We have secured record funding for our military—$700 billion this year, and $716 billion next year. Our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before.
In other words, the United States is stronger, safer, and a richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago.
That bit is rather reminiscent of this, from a speech given by one Adolf Hitler in 1941:
Today I am at the head of the strongest Army in the world, the most gigantic Air Force and of a proud Navy. Behind and around me stands the Party with which I became great and which has become great through me...Our enemies must not deceive themselves—in the 2,000 years of German history known to us, our people have never been more united than today.
Trump also offered this:
That is why America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination.
I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship.
We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.
Again, rather similar to this passage from a 1935 Hitler speech:
The Germany of today is a National Socialist State. The ideology that dominates us is in diametrical contradiction to that of Soviet Russia. National Socialism is a doctrine that has reference exclusively to the German people. Bolshevism lays stress on international mission. We National Socialists believe a man can, in the long run, be happy only among his own people. We are convinced the happiness and achievements of Europe are indissolubly tied up with the continuation of the system of independent and free national States. Bolshevism preaches the establishment of a world empire and recognizes only section of a central international. We National Socialists grant each people the right to its own inner life according to its needs and its own nature. Bolshevism, on the other hand, establishes doctrinal theories that are to be accepted by all peoples, regardless of their particular essence, their special nature, traditions, etc.
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