Trump/Barr Secret Police in Portland

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Portland mayor has press conference after death to righty last night.

Basically says it’s Trump’s fault for division and violence, but wants everyone to “reset”.

So, it’s your fault, but I’m willing to make peace.

Nice olive branch.🙄

Obviously, the pressure is mounting on the Portland mayor.
Ted Wheeler is as bad as it gets. Absolutely no reason he should still be in office. What has happened in Portland is squarely on him and the Governor of Oregon.
 

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The trolls are out in force today. Is there overtime pay on Sundays?

These vigilante militias: their activity in cities is only going to increase and will really ramp up as the election approaches. These conflicts will be used as justification--not legal, of course--to suspend or postpone it. The loyalist governors will obey him, and it's pretty obvious what happens then. Remember I said this.
 

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Ted Wheeler is as bad as it gets. Absolutely no reason he should still be in office. What has happened in Portland is squarely on him and the Governor of Oregon.
AMEN. Allow and enable violent protests for 3+ months. Incite violence when the Feds are there. Refuse assistance when offered. Chase the State police away. Voice that you won’t prosecute. This guy is a criminal in my eyes. He created a situation that was bound to reach this extreme at some point. He knowingly put his citizens in harms way and created what has to be a public safety crime.
 

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The trolls are out in force today. Is there overtime pay on Sundays?

These vigilante militias: their activity in cities is only going to increase and will really ramp up as the election approaches. These conflicts will be used as justification--not legal, of course--to suspend or postpone it. The loyalist governors will obey him, and it's pretty obvious what happens then. Remember I said this.
Almost every city where this is happening is run by Ds and not “loyalist Governors” you big dummy.
 

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You think it can't happen here? Already is.



Essential Features of Fascism

1. Facists conjure a “mythic past” that has supposedly been destroyed (“by liberals, feminists, and immigrants”). Mussolini had Rome, Turkey’s Erdoğan has the Ottoman Empire, and Hungary’s Viktor Orban rewrote the country’s constitution with the aim of “making Hungary great again.” These myths rely on an “overwhelming sense of nostalgia for a past that is racially pure, traditional, and patriarchal.” Fascist leaders “position themselves as father figures and strongmen” who alone can restore lost greatness. And yes, the fascist leader is “always a ‘he.’”

2. Fascist sow division; they succeed by “turning groups against each other,” inflaming historical antagonisms and ancient hatreds for their own advantage. Social divisions in themselves—between classes, religions, ethnic groups and so on—are what we might call pre-existing conditions. Fascists may not invent the hate, but they cynically instrumentalize it: demonizing outgroups, normalizing and naturalizing bigotry, stoking violence to justify repressive “law and order” policies, the curtailing of civil rights and due process, and the mass imprisonment and killing of manufactured enemies.

3. Fascists “attack the truth” with propaganda, in particular “a kind of anti-intellectualism” that “creates a petri dish for conspiracy theories.” For fascists, truth doesn’t matter at all. (As Rudy Giuliani says, "truth isn't truth.") Hannah Arendt wrote that fascism relies on “a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth.” She described the phenomenon as destroying “the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world.... [T]he category of truth verses falsehood [being] among the mental means to this end.” In such an atmosphere, anything is possible, no matter how previously unthinkable.



Other Common Features of Fascism
  1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers.
  2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity.
  3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”
  4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”
  5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders.
  6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”
  7. The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”
  8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
  9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. There is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”
  10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”
  11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”
  12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”
  13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”
  14. Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”
http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/...ist-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html
 
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The trolls are out in force today. Is there overtime pay on Sundays?

These vigilante militias: their activity in cities is only going to increase and will really ramp up as the election approaches. These conflicts will be used as justification--not legal, of course--to suspend or postpone it. The loyalist governors will obey him, and it's pretty obvious what happens then. Remember I said this.
Is this like the time you promised we were just days away from army tanks rolling down the streets of American cities? 🤷‍♂️
 

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The trolls are out in force today. Is there overtime pay on Sundays?

These vigilante militias: their activity in cities is only going to increase and will really ramp up as the election approaches. These conflicts will be used as justification--not legal, of course--to suspend or postpone it. The loyalist governors will obey him, and it's pretty obvious what happens then. Remember I said this.
This is not a chicken or the egg scenario. We know who started this violence & who's responding to it. It takes no profound thinking to envision normal citizens eventually standing up to the violent left wingers. Now that it's happening, the violent left wingers will pounce on the opportunity to escalate their violence. This was always the plan. Want normal elections? The obvious solution, is for the left to stop the violence.
 

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Trump's America. Hes done everything in his power to destabilize this nation, from demonizing the press, to praising and encouraging white nationalism, to openly fostering us vs them mindsets, to advocating violence. What the hell do you idiots who support him expect?
 

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Trump's America. Hes done everything in his power to destabilize this nation, from demonizing the press, to praising and encouraging white nationalism, to openly fostering us vs them mindsets, to advocating violence. What the hell do you idiots who support him expect?
Sure, if Trump had been a weak milquetoast type like Mittens Romney, the left, and their propaganda arm, the media would have loved him?

What a load of crap. The great divider, sure.

Trump clearly calls out the media, and he defends himself.

The left is used to punching bags like Mittens and the Bushes. Trump will not play your game, so you on the left melt down.

Nice try trying to blame Trump for 55 years of bad liberal utopian ideas failing the urban core and minorities. The Democrats own every bit of this mess, especially in minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, ect
 

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Trump's America. Hes done everything in his power to destabilize this nation, from demonizing the press, to praising and encouraging white nationalism, to openly fostering us vs them mindsets, to advocating violence. What the hell do you idiots who support him expect?
You write for the Onion now I see.
 

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AMEN. Allow and enable violent protests for 3+ months. Incite violence when the Feds are there. Refuse assistance when offered. Chase the State police away. Voice that you won’t prosecute. This guy is a criminal in my eyes. He created a situation that was bound to reach this extreme at some point. He knowingly put his citizens in harms way and created what has to be a public safety crime.
You missed on very important piece - at the end, Blame others. Trump.
 

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Sure, if Trump had been a weak milquetoast type like Mittens Romney, the left, and their propaganda arm, the media would have loved him?

What a load of crap. The great divider, sure.

Trump clearly calls out the media, and he defends himself.

The left is used to punching bags like Mittens and the Bushes. Trump will not play your game, so you on the left melt down.

Nice try trying to blame Trump for 55 years of bad liberal utopian ideas failing the urban core and minorities. The Democrats own every bit of this mess, especially in minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, ect
We didn't have this under Carter, Reagan, either Bush, Clinton, Obama.
But Trump comes in and immediately empowers the worst Americans, demonizes the rest of America, and you act surprised.
Own it. This is what you voted for. What you want. Trump's America.
 

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Trump's America. Hes done everything in his power to destabilize this nation, from demonizing the press, to praising and encouraging white nationalism, to openly fostering us vs them mindsets, to advocating violence. What the hell do you idiots who support him expect?
They expect to be to be loved for trying to turn what used to be the greatest country in the world into a right wing dictatorship. Anyone who supports a fascist - is a fascist.
 

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They expect to be to be loved for trying to turn what used to be the greatest country in the world into a right wing dictatorship. Anyone who supports a fascist - is a fascist.
Well, there is an Anti-Facist group out there right now standing up by doing all sorts of great things to help this Country.
 

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The trolls are out in force today. Is there overtime pay on Sundays?

These vigilante militias: their activity in cities is only going to increase and will really ramp up as the election approaches. These conflicts will be used as justification--not legal, of course--to suspend or postpone it. The loyalist governors will obey him, and it's pretty obvious what happens then. Remember I said this.
Wait, the vigilante militias are the problem? Not the people who are burning down cities and smashing cars and businesses apart?
 

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We didn't have this under Carter, Reagan, either Bush, Clinton, Obama.
But Trump comes in and immediately empowers the worst Americans, demonizes the rest of America, and you act surprised.
Own it. This is what you voted for. What you want. Trump's America.
The worst Americans are Antifa and the violent rioters. They are 99% of the problem right now. 1000 of them marched in Oakland over the weekend chanting Death to America! Yet losers like you gloss over them and point to "white nationalist" boogeymen.
 

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The worst Americans are Antifa and the violent rioters. They are 99% of the problem right now. 1000 of them marched in Oakland over the weekend chanting Death to America! Yet losers like you gloss over them and point to "white nationalist" boogeymen.
Stop wasting your time. My dog is still eating too fast.
 

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This is not a chicken or the egg scenario. We know who started this violence & who's responding to it. It takes no profound thinking to envision normal citizens eventually standing up to the violent left wingers. Now that it's happening, the violent left wingers will pounce on the opportunity to escalate their violence. This was always the plan. Want normal elections? The obvious solution, is for the left to stop the violence.
The Cop who murdered George Floyd started this violence.
 

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I thought Biden straighten all this out over the last 48 years with all the great changes he’s made and proposed. Don’t figure.
 
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