Here Comes The Start Of Trump’s Brown Shirt Intimidation Brigade

Okay for all you folks who think Hillary’s sins are just as bad as the Donald’s, this bit of information should shatter your illusions. The bad guys always try to muddy the waters with the idea of a false equivalence. Their mantra is I may be bad but so is my opponent. In truth Hillary may be seriously flawed but her rival is a very real existential threat to our lives and our democracy. So if you don’t think this is Germany in America vintage 1933, think again.

“Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll-watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day to induce residents to stay home. The National Socialist Movement, various factions of the Ku Klux Klan and the white nationalist American Freedom Party all are deploying members to watch polls, either “informally” or, they say, through the Trump campaign.” This paragraph is By BEN SCHRECKINGER 11/02/16 05:01 AM EDT as it appears in Politico.

Some of you may derive some sort of pleasure out of voting for Trump or a third party candidate as a protest vote. But, folks, if that is the case, you are playing with fire. Trump is not only rounding up his thug army. He is also virtually Putin’s Manchurian candidate.

After years of the hard right undermining the worth of government and the waste of Washington politics, the skids have been greased for a tough talking demagogue to turn American values upside-down. Historically democracies have fallen to despotism in a heartbeat. The hour of such a possibility is now upon us. Don’t let it happen. Rise above your tribal impulses and put the hate-mongers back in their cage before it’s too late.

Evil Triumps when good men do nothing. That means you, Paul Ryan. Vote to stop Trump!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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