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Blatant Fascist And Nazi Messages Used By Lion’s Guard Militia Now Shadowing Donald Trump

Once upon a time, there was a room for discussion about whether it was reasonable to compare the rise of Donald Trump’s movement to the rise Nazis and Fascists. Now, that room for honest disagreement has been slammed shut by the creation of a militia that is purposefully using undeniably Fascist and Nazi language and symbolism.

A couple of days ago, web sites like PoliticsUSA reported that a pro-Trump militia called “Lion’s Guard” had formed, but then disbanded. In fact, the Lion Guard militia did not disband. It merely moved its location online.

Lion Guard Fascist graphics

As the Lion Guard web site makes plain, it is a Fascist organization. At the top of the site, the image of a lion is accompanied by the words of Benito Mussolini: “Better to be a lion for a day than a lamb for eternity.” It’s Fascist ideology from the get-go with the Lion Guard.

Lions are fascist symbols dating all the way back to the 1920s, explains Horace Bloom, whose visual documentation of the link scours back to a British Fascist newsletter, The British Lion, which featured “a lion, and not a serene, peaceful, defending lion, but a snarling lion, ready to attack” at the top of every issue, pictured in between two Fascist axes just to make the connection clear.

Prototype for Donald Trump's Lion Guard

You get the picture, right? A Fascist Lion is no peaceful organization.

The Lion Guard’s right wing racist nationalist iconography gets even more blatant with a “God With Trump” image that is a clear copy of a Nazi design that was found on the belt buckle of every German soldier’s uniform in World War II. In the case of the Lion Guard, the Fascist Lion is in the middle. In the case of the Nazis, an eagle carrying a swastika was in the middle, with the all-too-similar Nazi motto “Gott Mit Uns” – God With Us.

pro-Nazi Lion Guard for Trump

Every white supremacist knows these cues. To them, the signal is as clear as day. The Lion Guard is a white supremacist militia – a present day equivalent of the KKK, which also described itself as protecting the moral order. Donald Trump has refused to disavow the Lion Guard fascists, just as he refused to disavow KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.

With Trump supporters forming Fascist / Nazi militia in this manner, the question has now become: How can any ethical political discussion now avoid comparisons of the Donald Trump movement with the Nazis and Fascists?

30 thoughts on “Blatant Fascist And Nazi Messages Used By Lion’s Guard Militia Now Shadowing Donald Trump”

  1. Al Hopfmann says:

    I think that Hillary Clinton has more ties to the Margaret Sanger types than Donald Trump does. Libertarians do not like either one of them.

    1. J Clifford says:

      I’m sorry…. WHAT?!?

      We’re talking about the GOP frontrunner for President of the United States supported by a movement and a militia featuring Nazi and Fascist mottos and symbols, and you come on here with Margaret Sanger babble?!?

      ADOLF HITLER AND BENITO MUSSOLINI SENT BULLETS INTO THE BODIES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS.

      Get a grip, Al. Get a freaking grip.

      1. TommyD6of11 says:

        Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist eugenicist who wanted to eliminate Blacks from the human gene pool.

        Liberals worship her like a god.

        1. J Clifford says:

          Okay, can we get back down to Earth, Tommy?

          Margaret Sanger did not have rabies.

          Liberals do not worship Margaret Sanger as a god.

          Margaret Sanger did not want to eliminate “Blacks” from the human gene pool.

          Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist.

          Whether Margaret Sanger was a racist is up for debate. That she worked with African-American community leaders is a fact.

          1. ella says:

            “4) Sanger advocated “a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” —“A Plan for Peace,” Birth Control Review, April 1932, pages 107-108” http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/22/13-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-planned-parenthood-founder-margaret-sanger/

            She was definitely biased concerning who had a right to live in her new world of controlled population. And of course she and Hitler did have an association of sorts.

        2. Jim Cook says:

          Oh, damn, I’d better go hide my golden Margaret Sanger idol behind my collection of vinyl records of speeches of the Great Chairman Mao.

          Eyeroll.

          1. SweetLou86 says:

            I… Don’t know who this woman is, but apparently she’s a god. Got it lol

  2. ella says:

    Don’t forget the concentration camps, of WWII, that Germany utilized to suppress and eliminate people of different religions, but mainly Jews. Of course Trump has publicly stated that he has Jewish relatives and that he personally is supportive of Israel. We must remember that to bring people together we must first ask them to realize that other philosophies have a right to exist. That one philosophy is considered far more frightening than another is to be expected. But do we rest the entire case on one, when all are concerned? Trump also has staunch Christian supporters.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Ella, we are not saying that Fascists and Nazis do not have a right to their ideologies.

      We are saying that their ideologies, and the embrace of them by the Donald Trump for President movement are ugly and hateful and that the people who express them should be ashamed of themselves.

      The people who associate themselves with the Trump for President campaign are choosing to associate themselves with racist totalitarianism.

      1. ella says:

        There is another way of looking at that. Among those who associate with Trump for President, are those who are associated with racist totalitarianism. That is far more an accurate statement as it is obvious that there are many who are associated with the campaign that Trump has never met. But then, he has renounced blatantly racist groups. That is groups who dislike another person, or persons, based on their race or religion.

        It is something like Democrats being Communists. the Bolshevik Revolution was responsible for the deaths of millions, and today is still active in conquering other nations. In particular America. Only in the instance of a whole Party being comprised of an active opponent of American values, it is a factor to be concerned about. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/communist-party-usa-we-wont-be-leaving-democratic-party-anytime-soon

        It seems more reasonable to be in favor of a person/Party that is inclusive of all ways of thought, than a Party that is in favor of it’s own to the exclusion of others.

        1. John says:

          Ella I am really glad you have started giving your opinions here. You seem very intelligent and put things in a non-aggressive way. Sometimes I have a hard time with that. Anyway, I’m glad your here. 🙂

          1. TommyD6of11 says:

            I’m certainly proud of wanting to exclude anyone who is Pro Slavery.

            How about you?

            I also want to exclude Nazis and Fascists.

            How about you?

            I think that sometimes excluding others can be a really good thing.

      2. Davidde says:

        Bullshit. Any totalitarianism comes from the Liberal-Left – they just bury it so deep that plebs like you can’t see it. Closing down free speech is as fascistic as it gets – subverting democracy is also right up there – that’s what your snivelling liberal thugs are doing right now. Get an education. Stop reading the Huffington post and just use your brain, You can do it, really.

        1. J Clifford says:

          Wait, what? You think that Hitler and Mussolini were liberals?!?

          You’re joking, right?

        2. Jim Cook says:

          I had no idea the Spanish Inquisiton was Liberal-Left! Thanks for setting me on the right track, Davidde!
          I also had no idea that Francisco Franco was fighting on the same side as the socialists and communists in the 20th Century. No idea! I guess it must be my “sniveling liberal thug” brain (sniveling thug?) that shoved me down the wrong path.

          Thanks for the education!

        3. ella says:

          Thank you for your honest and clear sighted comment, Davidde. There are news networks who work toward the Democrats, who support the cutting of first Amendment rights by encouraging the belief that a candidate is to blame for protester activities – and the reactions they cause ; who quietly – and not so gently – bully the poor who do not realize why they became so poor is because of the Democrats in Congress and the White House. The Republicans did not run this nation $23 trillion in national debt – that was achieved by the sitting President – a Democrat. The media does not show the parts of the Democrat speeches that are whipping the disillusioned into desperation and blaming it universally on “Republicans” . Telling them the taxpayers will take care of them, the government will take the money away from the rich – and give it to the poor. And many may actually believe that, but right now, in Washington, they are giving it to their friends, and the big businesses that are growing bigger, and spending it on themselves. Please, do not tell me that is “fanciful” rhetoric or blatantly false. I was a Democrat – I know how it is done. Now it must be time for me to leave this again, as being constructive seems to be of no avail.

    2. John Thompson says:

      What another nutty extremist posing as an alarmist. Please this is nothing like what you are stating!

  3. ella says:

    This dialog came up accidentally, but it gives some food for thought. Jim Cramer offers some thoughtful and reasoning impressions of Donald Trump, goes over some of what Trump is actually saying. Have you considered this side of things?
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cramer-listen-donald-trump-225013813.html

  4. John says:

    Did Barack Obama disavow Alice Walker.
    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and bleeding heart who adores cop killers and Fidel Castro when he was running for president? Did he disavow any of the other numerous anti-white groups that endorsed him when he ran? Hope he sure as hell didn’t. Why do you keep pointing out the people supporting the man instead of issues with the man? Because you don’t have any? Donald Trump doesn’t have any control over who is supporting him. Why don’t you start staying focused on the subject at hand instead of pulling meaningless stories off the dark net to meet your agenda? You don’t because you won’t have anything to write about!

  5. Judith L. Osterman says:

    Donald Trump dyes his hair.

    1. ella says:

      What color do you use Judith. We are always looking for new shades to tint white hair.

  6. TommyD6of11 says:

    Liberals love Hitler’s Volks-Wagen … the People’s Car as Hitler called it.

    Therefore Liberals are Nazis.

    My statement is as illogical and ridiculous as saying that Trump supporters used a phrase that long ago came from Mussolini “Better to be a lion for a day than a lamb for eternity” therefore they’re Fascists.

    Fascists and Nazis were both Left Wing ideologies.

    Both believed in Big GOVERNMENT with control over all aspects of the econmy and society.

    This is what Bernie and Hillary want.

    Right Wing Conservatives want the exact opposite. We want limited government and maximum individual liberties.

    Liberals want maximum GOVERNMENT and strictly limited speech with all unapproved speach declared “Hate Speech” punishable by imprisonment.

    PS – the Nazis were avowed Atheists, so your “Gotta Mit Uns” argument is also ridiculous.

    PSS – the KKK was formed by Democrats. These Democrats such as WV Sen. Robert Byrd, who was a KKK Grand Dragon, and Sen. Al Gore Sr., who wrote the racist screed ” The Southen Manifesto”, remained lifelong Dems. Of the 19 Southern Dem senators who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all but 2 remained lifelong Dems.

    1. ella says:

      “Fascists and Nazis were both Left Wing ideologies.” You left out Socialist/Communist, but the rest is ‘spot on” ‘brother’.

      1. J Clifford says:

        Actually, that’s just plain wrong, Ella. Fascists and Nazis were anti-Left ideologies. If you really think that the Nazis were Communists, it’s time to spend some quality moments with history books.

        1. ella says:

          They were added as another set of ideologies, or governing philosophies. That is why I mentioned that as a separate matter. The German 1834 writing that was the origin of National Socialism (term coined in 1870) , eventually led to influencing Hitlers ideas along with Scientific Racism, or the mixing of the races being detrimental. 1856: the “Treatise of the Inequality of Human Races” was probably the German founding idea that led to Planned Parenthood.

        2. Dave says:

          Actually, J, Nazis were on the Left. They wanted the same socialist things as the “Reds” but the difference was in their adherence to a nationalist and racial approach, rather than the international and multi-cultural revolution the Soviets hoped for. Hitler’s hatred of Bolshevism (and he characterized Jews as a Bolshevist column in his own country) was based on Bolshevism’s embrace of the “Communist Internationale.” Except for the racialism/nationalism of the Nazis, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both would be a good fit in Hitler’s cabinet, particularly in finance and foreign affairs, respectively.

          This is why Trump as Hitler seems silly to me. It would make more sense to compare him to the great dictator Peron, and his adoring crowds to Argentina’s Peronistas. Maybe Melania is the new Evita.

  7. MAGA says:

    Wow, how about some honest reporting for a change? Whoever started the “Lions Guard” says multiple times on the site that their main goal is to monitor media and report threats against Trump (of which there have been many) to the proper authorities and to Trump’s campaign. They say multiple times on the site that people are not to resort to violence. :

    “The Lion Guard is a call to put the words “Make America Great Again” into action and aid Trump’s security and show our adversaries we are disciplined, perceptive, and watching. Everyone who identifies with the idea of Lion Guard is called to search out for any Anti-M.A.G.A. social media account that is planning to infiltrate, disrupt, attack, or otherwise do harm to Mr. Trump, any Trump rally, or any Trump supporter. Archive any post or other broadcast plotting these assaults and the identity of the plotter(s) and share it on your own social media account, with the Trump Campaign, with the Secret Service and/or with Lion Guard. Fellow Trump supporters at the rally, will see these exposed plots find the plotters in the rally crowd and report them to Trump’s security for prompt expulsion because they breached the terms of their ticket. If you want to make sure there are Trump supporters on watch at every rally, start a Lion Guard chapter in your town TODAY. But remember, Lion Guard is principally to observe and report these vandals to the proper authorities, not confront them with force; we will not give the media more fodder against Mr. Trump and his plans to Make America Great Again.”

    “Lions Guard does not support confrontation and brawling. There is no need to escalate into fights as long as the forces of order uphold the law against these marauders. Find these braggarts online, expose them to fellow Trump followers, and if you see them in a rally inform security. The Secret Service and Trump’s security is well paid to handle these threats once exposed.”

    1. J Clifford says:

      They also say that they will be violent “in defense” of Donald Trump, and cite as inspiration for the Lion Guard the Fascist Blackshirts, who were infamous for beating up and even killing protesters opposing Benito Mussolini. Trump also says, repeatedly, that he wants his supporters not to be violent, and then turns around and tells this audience to “knock the crap out of” protesters. It’s a game of provoke and deny, attack and deny, intimidate and deny.

  8. Khan says:

    This article is based on a lie. The lion quote did not originate with Mussolini. It’s an old Roman proverb that long predates him.
    http://www.quotery.com/quotes/it-is-better-to-live-one-day-as-a-lion/
    Saying Trump supporters are fascist for using an old quote that Mussolini also used is like saying anyone who quotes the Bible is a Nazi since Hitler also quoted the Bible.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Khan, so says someone who made a post on Quotery.com, without citing a source! The anonymous post just says it’s a “Roman proverb”. Well, which Roman ever said it? Which Roman ever wrote it down? You provide nothing to back up this extremely flimsy assertion.

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