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Democrats vs. Nazis

Donald Trump, Jr is in hot water with the press after stating that the Democrat platform is closer to early Nazi-ism than the alt-right.  When reading the early Nazi platform, it’s actually not quite that simple.  There’s a mixed bag.  Points 6 and 7 sound a little like Trump’s immigration policy, except of course that they were predicated on pure German blood being a requirement for citizenship.  Trump hasn’t gone anywhere near that, even if the alt-right has and Liberals imagine Trump has.  But let’s look at the meat of the Nazi party platform.

Point 12 ended any sort of corporate profiteering from war. Point 13 demanded the nationalization of all corporations.  Point 14 calls for profit sharing in large enterprises.  Point 15 demands “old-age pension schemes” developed by the government.  Point 16, the confiscation of large department stores to be redistributed to small tradesmen and greater consideration given to small business owners.  Point 17 requires the abolition of ground rent and land speculation.  So far, that sounds pretty much like the Democratic Socialist platform.

Point 20 in the Nazi platform is free education.  Point 21 deals with healthcare mandates.

Point 23 calls for the banning of media that “violate the public interest” or has a “destructive effect on our national life”.  Think about that as Facebook and Twitter delete or block accounts based on political content.  Or how about the fact that Trump Jr was making the comments in response to Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary.  D’Souza was pardoned by Trump this past year after the Obama administration had gone after him for violations of campaign finance laws.  D’Souza was hit with a monetary fine, eight months in a “community confinement center” and “therapeutic counseling sessions” on the trumped up charges of offering to personally reimburse political donors. He plead guilty to avoid prison.  Just writing that feels very 1984ish.

Point 24 of the Nazi platform demands freedom of religion so long as that religion does not endanger the existence of the State or offend decency and morality.  They go on to rule out Judaism because of the “Jewish-materialistic spirit” and state that revival of the nation must be based on “public interest before private interest”.

Social Security?  Free tuition? Nationalization of large corporations? Confiscation of Wal Mart in favor of small businesses?  Banning media that violates the public interest?  Limited freedom of religion if it is harmful to the State or decency and morality?  Healthcare mandates?  Outlawing housing speculation and rents?  Tell me these are not the dreams of the Liberal movements in America today.

You could argue that there are those in the alt-right whose racism is comparable to the Nazi party.  But when it comes to the goals and policies of the Nazi party platform, they are definitely more in line with the goals and platform of the Democratic Socialists.  Ocasio-Cortez and those who see eye to eye with her want to abolish Capitalism in favor of a State controlled economy.  Just like the Nazis.

Trump Jr says Democrat platform closer to Nazi platform

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What if Trump Jr got what he wanted?

Here’s a question that’s been nagging at my mind. Forget the the fact that Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and the Obama administration colluded with the Ukraine, UK, and Germany to smear Trump and spread false information to influence the election. Forget that this Russian attorney who met with Trump Jr. did it under false pretenses and didn’t give him any information.
Let’s say it was all worst case scenario. Trump Jr. meets with this Russian lawyer. The Russian lawyer actually works for the Russian government, she isn’t just loosely associated with them like she is with the company that did opposition research on Trump. This is the real deal. Let’s pretend she gives Trump Jr. actual hard proof that Hillary Clinton was taking illegal donations from Russia, which is what this attorney claimed she had.
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In our imaginary scenario, Donald Trump, Jr. meets with a Russian attorney from the Russian government and she gives him hard evidence that Hillary Clinton has committed a crime.  Maybe he turns that over to the FBI, maybe he gives it to the media, maybe he just distributes it to his campaign, who knows.  Are we saying that it should be illegal for someone to receive evidence from a foreign source that an American is doing something illegal?  Is it treason to discover that an American has broken the law if that discovery comes from a foreign source?
As Democrats call for impeachment and label Trump Jr.’s actions treasonous, it’s worth asking what we are losing out on in all of this populist mayhem and political assassination.
For one, the Obamacare replacement has ground to a halt. Before you cheer (if you happen to be a Leftist and reading this), in no uncertain terms Obamacare has failed. Forget just premiums rising at exponential rates, next year there are 45 counties in America that will have zero healthcare plans on their Obamacare market exchanges. In other words, the Obamacare marketplace is going to look like a Venezuela marketplace for thousands next year.  3 million will have one option.  That’s what government run healthcare looks like for America.
However, the false narrative that Trump has been under investigation or that this Russian meeting means anything has stymied the Trump agenda.  In fact, Republicans have devolved in their “repeal and replace” mission so far that their plan is barely more than a namechange at this point.  From ACA to AHCA.  And they can’t even get 51 votes for that.
As the mob seeks to crucify Trump and his associates, the only winner is the news media. If you believe their own producers, Russia may be a “nothingburger” but it’s been “great for ratings”.