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January 13, 2018

Counting/ranking SHITHOLE's deplorablenesses: How many enough, the NIEMOLLER scale:

(Anybody pooh-poohing the Nazi analogies, please skip past here. Thanks.)

Seems like decades since the SHITHOLE inflicted himself on the country, am trying to remember everybody he has deprecated, insulted, marked for hatred,

He started with the Mexicans. Who else, veterans, Gold Star families, (add on here, my memory's failing...)

Counting/ranking is why I'm making the NIEMOLLER analogy:

1) I despised him from before I ever imagined he would inflict himself on the country. He was a George BABBITT - absurd, ridiculous, a non-entity.

2) When I saw his shirts & ties at Burlington's I would turn my face and entire self away.

3) I checked into his t.v. crap the same as I did the KARDASHIAN crap, to keep up with the basics of pop culture, and ended in about 2 seasons with the estimation: CRAP.

4) I thought I could dismiss him, including in the early times he was threatening to run for Prez.

5) Even when he made the absurd DESCENT on the (de-)escalator, I thought we were safe.

6) When he took the Repuke nomination I still thought we were safe.

7) Election night, you know.

8) The daily outrage ensued.

9) I've had it with daily outrage. There is no reason/cause for anybody to credit anything he says, he's ignorant about policy and a complete liar.

10) Forget his 33 1/2% supporters, his Repuke office holders are despicable for supporting him for their own power and greed and most of all for their using him as a tool, since he has no agenda but they have theirs.

So, what this is about: We have always known what a piece of Roy COHN filth he is. We don't need to obsess and be outraged over every NEW example of what a piece of filth he is. We know enough. We knew enough a long time ago.

The NIEMOLLER screed is addressed these days to the unscrupulous Repuke politicians who keep supporting him.



"First they came ..."

is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution, guilt and responsibility. ....

Martin Niemöller was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. He was released in 1945 by the Allies. He continued his career in Germany as a clergyman and as a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II. His statement, sometimes presented as a poem, is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy. ....

The best-known versions of the speech are the poems that began circulating by the 1950s. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes the following text as one of the many poetic versions of the speech:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. ....

Niemöller created multiple versions of the text during his career, but evidence identified by professor Harold Marcuse at the University of California Santa Barbara indicates that the Holocaust Memorial Museum version is inaccurate because Niemöller frequently used the word "communists" and not "socialists." The substitution of "socialists" for "communists" is an effect of anti-communism, and most ubiquitous in the version that has proliferated in the USA. According to Marcuse, "Niemöller's original argument was premised on naming groups he and his audience would instinctively not care about... The omission of Communists in Washington, and of Jews in Germany, distorts that meaning and should be corrected."

Niemöller's earliest speeches, written in 1946, list the Communists, incurable patients, Jews or Jehovah's Witnesses, and civilians in countries occupied by Nazi Germany. In all versions, the impact is carefully built up, by going from the "smallest, most distant" group to the largest, Jewish, group, and then finally to himself as a by then outspoken critic of Nazism. ... ....

A 1955 version of the speech, mentioned in an interview of a German professor quoting Niemöller, lists Communists, socialists, schools, Jews, the press, and the Church. ....

Nonetheless, the wording remains controversial, both in terms of its provenance, and the substance and order of the groups that are mentioned in its many versions. While Niemöller's published 1946 speeches mention Communists, the incurably ill, Jews or Jehovah's Witnesses (depending on which speech), and people in occupied countries, the 1955 text, a paraphrase by a German professor in an interview, lists communists, socialists, "the schools, the press, the Jews, and so on", and ends with "the Church". Based on the explanation given by Niemöller himself in 1976, this refers to the German Protestant ('Evangelische') Church, and not to the German Catholic Church.

However, as claimed by Richard John Neuhaus in the November 2001 issue of First Things, when "asked in 1971 about the correct version of the quote, Niemöller said he was not quite sure when he had said the famous words but, if people insist upon citing them, he preferred a version that listed 'the Communists', 'the trade unionists', 'the Jews', and 'me'." ...


January 9, 2018

My stages of TWITLER Grief

* Way back, before there was any imagination that TWITLER would inflict himself on us in our civic life, I detested him but as a gnat. I had checked out his t.v. circus and had dismissed him as a clown. When I shopped at Burlington's I would be revulsed at seeing his shirts and ties.

* So when he started his flirting with running for prez, I scoffed.

* Then when he finally did it, the descending elevator crap, I was shocked at the audacity but dismissed it as a stunt that nobody could ever give credence to.

* But when he took the nomination, I detested him for all the easily-Googled crap about his detestable life, the mob cartel life, the Roy COHN protege crap, all of him.

* There was ALWAYS so much *known* about what a repulsive, detestable crap-heap he is, and my stage was to be OUTRAGED over him.

* But all the knowledge was always out there. I never needed to KNOW MORE, always KNEW *enough*.

* Yet, here he is.

* And now with the tabloid book adding more and more crap-knowledge, I don't need more, always KNEW ENOUGH to detest him and be repulsed by him.

* So where I am now: The nugget of truth is what Senator TURTLE said: "He'll sign anything we put in front of him." It's what all the yakkers have been saying, that he's "not ideological," that he doesn't KNOW anything about policy, that it doesn't matter what he SAYS, that he can't be BELIEVED, and most of all, what Senator TURTLE said, he's useful for them who HAVE agendas because they can do ANYTHING THEY WANT.

He, as a human/person/player is irrelevant because why talk/report/deal with somebody who is ignorant, is a liar?

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