PEOPLE … ‘Let me go on record at this point as saying that there is no alt-left! Repeat after me, folks … there … is … no … alt-left. Never was. ‘
THERE IS NO ALT-LEFT!!
Donald Trump likes to make up words. Think of ‘covfefe’, which apparently represented some thought that surreptitiously popped into his head during his early morning tweeting session back on May 31st.
It is what Orwell referred to as ‘newspeak’ in his dystopian novel 1984, and the word has no meaning, though many have applied whatever meaning seemed apt at a given moment. Playing with words is fun, but words are important, too, and one needs to be careful about changing the meaning, even subtly.
Today we seem to have something called ‘alternative facts’. The common use of this phrase has its origin on January 23rd when Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway, attempting to explain why Trump and later press secretary Sean Spicer lied about the size of the inaugural crowd, told Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving —…
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Jared Kushner, Secretary of Everything and Ivanka Drumpf, First Daughter, Business Woman Extraordinaire and Whisperer-in-Chief are nowhere to be found during this shyte storm enveloping the patriarch of the family.
‘Their inability to learn from history is a feature of a nation incapable of learning from history and thus in need to constantly redefine itself.
The fight is now ours. We must honor our true heritage and stand to the challenge, if for no other reason than to honor those who fell for the same challenge before. Nazism can never be any part of Americanism.’
So very well written … reblogged from Filosofa’s Word … thanks for allowing me to do the same!!
This weekend a line was crossed, a bright red line painted in the blood of over 400 thousand Americans who died to end the scourge of Nazism forever. Chanting “Blut und Broden”, or its easy translation, children with far more energy than sense attempted to define Americanism by what has been demonstrated and defined to be its exact opposite.
Like their apparent heroes, they are losers. But they having chosen the losing side of history for predictably bad reasons beyond a simple moral failure. Their inability to learn from history is a feature of a nation incapable of learning from history and thus in need to constantly redefine itself.
As much power as there is in constant redefinition, there is also a need for constant vigilance. History is calling us today. Millions of ghosts are watching us waiting for us to make the right decision.
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