As I was watching the French election unfold and was hearing a lot from our "isolationist" President declaring who he wants in office as the French President, I couldn't help but reflect on the hypocrisy of our ...global...isolationist. I think that more people need to wake up and notice this, so I am writing a blog about it, to that end.
Who STILL thinks that Trump is an isolationist that wants to pull back from the world and fix all of our problems. Indeed, everything he has done to date proclaims the opposite. He proposes cutting food, healthcare, environmental, educational, and other aid from OUR people, so that he can increase his "big stick" military, that he has so far used to pound Syria, pound Afghanistan, and threaten North Korea, all while telling our country that we need to establish trade agreements with Russia and China and other extremist countries. Then, he goes twitter happy to condemn Australia, Germany, and others not politically aligned with himself.
And, so we get to the French election, where Trump has HIMSELF got involved in trying to help Le Pen to win the French election. Now, to be fair, centrist governments around the world and Obama, himself, has fallen behind Macron, but since when have they claimed to be isolationist or America only?
So, we get to the truth in the matter. Trump is not interested in Americans. If he did, he wouldn't be cutting their taxpayer aid to use for the military, and he would be trying to represent ALL Americans...even liberals and democrats. However, Trump is not particularly interested in what the polls show America wants or listen to what they need. He is only interested in promoting fascism, in this country and around the world.
And, so we are back to Nazi Germany's Alliances and another history lesson. We hear "Hitler" so often and about Nazi Germany that we forget the pattern of how their alliances happened. Yes, just like America, Hitler ran on a make Germany great again. Just like America, they took control of the markets and said what could and couldn't be used to make products, and their car industry (that currently makes BMW) was nationalized...something that the LAST GOP President (Bush) was able to do with our cars, before leaving the White House with government investments in car companies and banks, as well. And, just like Trump, Hitler ran on a message that he was just interested in Germany. But, what happened...well...he started meddling in other nations...
"Once Hitler gained control of the government, he directed Nazi
Germany’s foreign policy toward undoing the Treaty of Versailles and
restoring Germany’s standing in the world. He railed against the
treaty’s redrawn map of Europe and argued it denied Germany, Europe’s
most populous state, “living space” for its growing population. Although
the Treaty of Versailles was explicitly based on the principle of the
self-determination of peoples, he pointed out that it had separated
Germans from Germans by creating such new postwar states as Austria and
Czechoslovakia, where many Germans lived.
"From the mid- to late 1930s, Hitler undermined the postwar
international order step by step. He withdrew Germany from the League of
Nations in 1933, rebuilt German armed forces beyond what was permitted
by the Treaty of Versailles, reoccupied the German Rhineland in 1936,
annexed Austria in 1938 and invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. When Nazi
Germany moved toward Poland, Great Britain and France countered further
aggression by guaranteeing Polish security." - History Channel
Now, every historical event and person is different, but the patterns follow the same paths and reach the same destinations. When Germany only Hitler started eying control of the world, he began a path of working behind the scenes to influence leaders that he COULD control and attack those he couldn't...sound familiar? The Rightist government of that time is following the Rightest governments of this time. The only difference is that THIS time, we are not there to stop it but have become a part of the Fascist New World Order attempting to be made.
But, at least we have elections...well, until they become a threat to Trump's plan, and he starts making anti-Trump speech a threat to the national security....a line he has already toe'd over a few times, such as demanding Twitter reveal a critic of his policy's identity.
We live in amazing times, when such events can happen. Who would have predicted just a few years ago that the land of the free and home of the brave from which the statue of liberty proclaimed freedom of ideas to the world would, now, be attacking that freedom throughout the globe. But, in such amazing times, there is always a counter that brings the world back to sanity. That was the USA in the 40s, and I pray that we become that voice, again.