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An Open Letter to Supporters of Trump

Let’s say we’re in Nazi Germany right now. Hitler is in power.

You have nothing to worry about because you are not one of the minorities that the Nazi regime targets and you are not a political enemy of Hitler’s.

Maybe you’re not a member of the Nazi Party, but you’re fine with what they’re doing. They got rid of the Jewish, who you believe are terrorists, murderers, rapists, thieves, after your women, taking your jobs, disrespecting your country and trying to take it over, and so on. They got rid of the Roma and Sinti, and a number of other groups that you believe are a problem in your country.

Under Hitler, life is good for you. The Nazi Party caters to the working class. They are, after all, a right wing, conservative party. They want a strong, patriotic Germany, which falls right in with what you want.

You don’t care about those other groups. You’re glad they’re gone. They were nothing but a nuisance and burden.

You see no reason to rise up against Hitler.

Now, let’s come back to present day America. Trump is in power.

The Muslims and other minorities in America of this era are the Jewish and other minorities of Germany of that era. Everything Hitler, the Nazi Party and their supporters claimed about the Jewish and others is the same thing Trump and his supporters claim about Muslims and others. It’s propaganda, bigotry and ignorance, and it creates fear and hate for those who don’t hold to the same ways that you do.

Trump has not gone as far as Hitler did, but he seems to want to. Based on things that I’ve heard from supporters of Trump, it seems they wouldn’t mind if he went that far.

That’s why I say Trump supporters are singing Hitler’s tune and they don’t even know it. They keep comparing the Democrat Party to the Nazi Party, but currently the Republican Party while under Trump is the most Nazi-like we’ve had in my lifetime.

I praise the Republicans who have turned away from Trump. Trump is wiping his ass with the Constitution. Just because he’s not going after the Second Amendment, doesn’t mean he’s not threatening other sections of the Constitution. Currently, he’s violating the 1st Amendment, but you’re fine with that, because it’s not your beliefs and values that are being crushed under his foot.

Sometimes I wonder if Trump supporters really know what Nazi Germany was

Sometimes I wonder if Trump supporters really know what Nazi Germany was.

They think firearm ownership was outlawed under Hitler. The Weimar Republic had strict gun control laws. When Hitler came into power, those restrictions were loosened to allow members of the Nazi Party and, eventually, “ordinary” German citizens to own firearms.

Trump supporters think Hitler defunded the police. Hitler did the exact opposite.

They think the Nazi Party was liberal. The Nazi Party was an extreme right wing party.

They don’t seem to acknowledge the minorities, such as the Jewish, who were exterminated by the Third Reich. When they make references to Nazi Germany, they’re talking about their own freedoms and rights, which they wouldn’t have to worry about if this was Nazi Germany.

They do not acknowledge that the way Trump talks about minorities and people who oppose him is the same way Hitler talked about minorities and people who opposed him.

They don’t acknowledge that they sound like the Brownshirts of Nazi Germany when they talk about minorities and people who oppose Trump.

Actual Nazis in America do not support Biden. They support Trump.

The Damnedest Thing

I just realized that I haven’t heard much “Trump 2020!” shrieking lately. Could it be that he really is losing support?

From the article: “Trump stood behind his pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill over a requirement that the Defense Department change the names of bases named for Confederate military leaders. That list includes Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Fort Benning in Georgia.

The president argued there were no viable alternatives if the government ever tried. “We’re going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton?” Trump asked, referring to a prominent civil rights leader. “What are you going to name it?””

How about Colin Powell? We oughta have a fort named after Colin Powell.

Looking into it. These forts were built years after the Civil War. Why were they named after Confederate generals? That doesn’t make sense at all. If the forts had been built and named during the Civil War, then that would have made sense.

Is it not acknowledged that during the Civil War, the Confederate States of America were not the United States? The Confederate States were their own country for five years. They fought against the United States so they could continue being the Confederate States of America.

Why, after the United States wins the war, would we be naming forts after the generals of another country, especially a country that was an enemy to the United States? That’s like building a fort years after the American Revolution and naming it after General Cornwallis.

Good Heavens, people. What’s wrong with us?

Yeah

I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t liberal enough and I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t conservative enough by people who actually mattered to me, who I had felt close to. Some were friends and some were family. I still wonder, why did it have to come to that? I hear these different views all the time, many of them delivered harshly, and they often conflict with my own values. But if you’re someone who matters to me, I don’t believe I could ever cut you from my life, no matter how much we disagree.

I Don’t Know

I don’t know anymore. Is Whitmer right or is she wrong? As is often the case with me, I’m finding myself in agreement with both sides of the argument. I do know that cases in Lapeer just jumped from 18 to 82, and we have five Covid-related deaths, as of yesterday. I don’t know what we look like today.

Lapeer is not a highly populated county like Genesee, Oakland and Wayne, but we’re getting our share of this monster.

I wish services like Shipt and Instacart would get their shit together so we can count on them to bring our groceries to us. I wish the stores would allow toilet paper, soap and disinfection wipes, etc to be shipped to us via UPS or FedEx instead of requiring us to go to the store and purchase these items. I heard you can’t even get those items in curbside pickup. You have to enter the store for them.

Everyone is mishandling this thing, from the government to the stores. They’re all making moves that cause problems with other portions of the machine that would function just fine if they would let it.