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John Kasich’s Warning About Growing Republican Fascism

The John Kasich for President campaign has released an advertisement featuring former prisoner of war Tom Moe, giving the following warning about Donald Trump:

“I would like anyone who is listening to consider some thoughts that I paraphrase from the words of German pastor Martin Niemöller. You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with the government, because you’re not one, and you might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one, and you might not care if Donald Trump says it’s OK to rough up black protesters, because you’re not one, and you might not care that Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one, but think about this: If he keeps going and he actually becomes President, he might just get around to you, and you better hope that’s there someone left to help you.”

7 thoughts on “John Kasich’s Warning About Growing Republican Fascism”

  1. Korky Day says:

    I’m not a Trump supporter, but we must take him seriously and not libel him with misquotes, as John Kasich does.

  2. J Clifford says:

    Korky, precisely what in this video is libel? What is a misquote?

  3. ella says:

    You know the little dots that run in a circle when a video is timing? (Well you probably have forgotten with fast connections) It makes Trump look like he is pounding the podium over and over – it’s just funny to look at. Well I finally pushed the start button and that is a very dramatic message. It is enough to make a person stop and think. But then we have lived in a fee nation for so long that it is very difficult if not impossible to believe that someone would really do those things. Then again we still have Congress (?I think), well let me consider that for a minute. Yes, we do still have a Congress. Just what they do besides spend money, is a good question. How many times in the past 7 years has someone in the House or Senate claimed an action by the President was unconstitutional? How many times have they said the President should be impeached? How many members of the House and Senate combined have had to resign? How many changes in laws have been ‘legislated’ by the President, bypassing the Congress? How many changes have Already been made in the way our government operates? Will anyone change them back?

    Is Donald Trump really like Hitler? He surely is not a statesman. His rhetoric is sadly lacking in a cultured aspect of the past. At least in any of the public appearance I have watched. Articulate as a nanny goat that just stumbled, he gets some idea out, but not in a conversational manner. He is limited in what he says, is he limited in what he means? What does he mean? Is he just being sensational? It is alright to say little, in fact it is better to say little. Say something, in effect, without the political doublespeak of this day. It is one of the things I like about him. Does he speak for the little people? There is time left to listen.

  4. ella says:

    I was just watching FOX again. Some of what was said I could certainly justify. But there is one thing that is sad. The American fear of the truth. In India, 1800’s, the British were facing a revolt of the Sikhs, India was about to explode in a way that would cost them their empire in that region. The official policy was to ignore it and it will go away. Deny any knowledge that something is wrong. The British are not afraid and are stronger. In this regard they denied any unrest or suspicion of revolt. The public was denied any information concerning any events that possibly were negative toward the Monarchy and might of the British Empire.

    Hence:

    Actually, not only were there people who did not celebrate the victory over the American money machine called the Twin Towers, a mighty symbol, there in fact never was anything but a planned implosion of two old buildings. Memory is wrong concerning all that. They just wanted to build a new tower. Calm yourselves Americans, it just never happened and no one in the world is able to be against you.

    Everyone in America loves America. Not one person is in disagreement with the social culture, all embrace it, and its governing structure, and decisions. Applause.
    Is that better? (pure sarcasm, and I guess facetiousness) Only intended for entertainment – justification. And from an uninformed/misinformed viewpoint. Thank you

  5. Mark says:

    I visited the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC over the holiday weekend. Two things struck me as horribly similar to what we’re seeing today in the Republican Primaries.

    In the 1930s the Nazi party declared Communists and Jews (among others) as enemies of the state. They needed to register with the state. Jews were required to wear the yellow stars of David. With time they were rounded up and sent away, initially to the ghettos and ultimately to the concentration camps. Now we hear Republicans who want to register Muslims and round up immigrants for deportation.

    Also in the 1930s thousands of Jews sought refuge in America, but they were denied entry. In fact, several ships bound for America were denied port and had to return to Europe. Many of the Jews on board ultimately perished in the concentration camps. Today we’re denying Syrian refugees access to safety. What will be their ultimate fate?

    1. ella says:

      This is a most informational piece of polling. Have you seen this or do you know anything about it? It relates a poll of what percentage of Republicans and Democrats that support ID’s for Jew, Christians, and Muslims. On YouGOV. I do not know how reliable it is.

      https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/236fb46xyh/tabs_OP_National_Registry_20151123.pdf

  6. ella says:

    There are similarities if we look for them, and we look for them with good reason. Somehow we are still a free nation. But the reason what Trump says is resonating with people is because it is true. Illegal immigration was condoned by the government for too long. For too long Americans lost their incomes, their way of life, so that immigrants could take their places. There is more to that concerning people who were already here, people who now feel like they ‘got it all’ and ‘to bad for everyone else now’. That should have been foreseen. The people who developed the technologies, the social and economic structure that made it possible for these people to come here, and others already here, to do well, are now being sidelined, shoved out of the way. That is heartily and justifiably, resented. Not even a sincere thank you, just: ‘Keep on giving until you are extinct.’ and then “We will own it all!” It is not the same generous out pouring of giving that those same Americans blessed them with. They are still alive and watching closely. But Trump is concerned with the enemies of our nation not our loyal citizens.

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