On this June 6th day… D-Day’s 75th anniversary… this civilian salutes WW-II’s heroic troops, who so decisively defeated the Nazis / Axis powers. The selflessness and sense of duty of the American / Allied forces secured globe spanning liberty for the past three score and fifteen years… and still counting.
These WW-II vets were honored earlier, today, in Normandy, France, and I cannot help but wonder how The Greatest Generation would weigh in re this day’s main speechifier Donald J. Trump? Would they rate his delivery style somber sincerity or berate him for merely deadpanning over-rehearsed lines?
I’d gravitate towards the latter, due to some self-evident truths which tend to hollow out nearly everything he’s ever said (and will ever say).
For starters… Trump owes his very rise to power to the political and economic support of White Nationalists. And little doubt, he’ll be counting on additional Nazi / Klansmen bucks and votes in order to snag himself a second term.
BTW, such hobnobbing might be acceptable were it some sort of top secret, clever ploy designed to slowly but surely reprogram / humanize them. But… truth be told… a reverse programming is the more likely eventuality… i.e., White Nationalists will cough up so much loot into Trump’s coffers, they’ll totally own him. Under such circumstances, how can they not further dehumanize him?
Beyond that… let’s rundown the following 13 key points… a reblogged, slightly revised / renumbered portion from my Memorial Day 2019 post. Hey… since it wound up mostly unread… it’ll likely be all new to you! Indeed, Trump’s inconsistent to freedom words and deeds abound. He routinely…
 flips off Constitutionally stipulated congressional / judicial oversight / stacks the judicial deck
 stifles free speech / brands journalism fake news and journalists “enemies of the people”
 insulates himself with Orwellian sycophants who vomit forth putrid, “alternate facts”
 bosses around We The People who, in reality, are his bosses
 demands mindless acceptance of his wretchedly unacceptable, patently offensive, avarice driven agenda
 alienates / pisses off longstanding, honorable allies until they all despise him / the U.S.
 tears up mutually beneficial international treaties so no one will ever come to our aid again
 meets secretly with / sucks up to sworn enemies who deem him a patsy, not a pal
 welcomes / encourages foreign meddling into our free elections
 makes war criminals his war heroes
 conflates patriotism with blind loyalty, as in, exclusively to him
 wrests infants / children from their asylum seeking parents’ embraces and interns all in concentration camps
 deems Nazis and Klansmen “fine people”
Now, I ask… don’t those above Trumpian excesses remind you of Nazi Germany’s? The clear and present danger, here, is how, left unchecked… well… let’s not “go there” just yet.