I can’t like this post, however I wanted to. It’s snarky, but somehow great. Sinister, grim, really scary if true, it would be great if made into a (cyberpunk) story.
But yeah, ‘we’, ‘the nation’, that is troubling. But that is what you meant, I suppose?
I think Cruz is almost as terrifying as Trump* but he did get a good jab in at the last debate about the “pledge” thing:
“At Donald’s rallies recently, he’s taken to asking people in the crowd to raise their hand and pledge their support to him,” he said. “I’ve got to say … I think that’s exactly backwards. This is a job interview. We are here pledging our support to you, not the other way around.”
*Some people think Cruz would be worse than Trump because he actually has the political expertise to get his horrible ideas enacted. I respect that but tend to agree with Patton Oswalt’s assessment:
I think its quite relevant to today. Because American racism is all about context.
What we did to ourselves as a freedom loving christian nation to be able to justify it to ourselves.
I read an anecdoe once… from a Fascist Italian diplomat who came to the United States before WWII. He was talking up Fascism. The Americans were talking up freedom. They went to a museum. I think the Smithsonian. He was very interested in a bible that had been made for the ‘Indians’.
The Italian Fascist Diplomat asked where the Indians were now.
The American Diplomat explained they were gone now. They aren’t around anymore.
The Italian Fascist Diplomat smiled slowly until he was just beaming and didn’t say a single word.
@grimloki was pointing out that America has flirted with full-on fascism in the past. In support of this statement he posted an image of an actual, well-documented American fascist rally from 1939, complete with fascist slogans and Nazi symbols.
I frankly do not understand what point you are arguing here.
Apparently Cruz was going on about Ayatollah Khomenei yesterday (as opposed to Khameini, I think), which is odd, because I was thinking the other day he reminded me of him. Does that make Trump Saddam or the Shah?