In his novel, Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes determined hero from La Mancha proclaims, “Thou hast seen nothing yet.”
Recent events in El Paso and Dayton and reactions by President Trump’s opponents and the mainstream media should make one thing clear — there is a gathering storm of anti-Trump paranoia as the 2020 presidential election draws nearer.
If conservatives weren’t prepared for Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) before 2016 then beware – “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
There is no better example of what lies ahead than how NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi reacted to President Trump’s announcement that all American flags should remain at half-mast until August 8 in memory of those who were murdered the Texas and Ohio cities.
Rather than recognize Trump did what he had been accused of not doing – calling for an end to hate crimes, denouncing white nationalism, etc., Figliuzzi suggested to viewers that this might be a secret way for the President to give a nod to Adolf Hitler and linked him to Nazi’s.
“The president said that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8” said Figliuzzi. “The numbers 8 and 8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.”
More troubling is that MSNBC anchor Brian Williams offered no push back on a bizarre theory that an act to honor victims of recent tragic mass shootings was a hidden nod to Nazi’s or a show of support to white supremacists!
Some may say, “It can’t get worse than that, can it?”
In the words of the famous ad man, “But wait, there’s more.”
After Democratic presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke accused the President of being a white nationalist, former CNN host Reza Aslan tweeted, “After today there is no longer any room for nuance. The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters – ALL OF THEM – are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And this evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society.”
Tweets are often posted with little thought, so perhaps Aslan would think better of calling for the eradication of those who support the President. However, you would be wrong.
Aslan ramped up his calls for violence against Trump supporters with another tweet, “You are ‘the depraved evil’ we need to eradicate.”
When Aslan’s tweet was reported to Twitter for calling for violence against a person or group, Twitter responded that the CNN personality’s tweet “didn’t violate the site’s rules.” This emboldened Aslan to follow up that tweet with another direct call for violence against Trump administration advisor Kellyanne Conway who had tweeted out a message calling for Americans to unite and stop finger pointing as it wouldn’t solve any of the issues.
Aslan tweeted at Conway, “You are the depraved evil we need to eradicate.”
ZeroHedge.com noted what is most disturbing about this overt attempt to link Trump with Hitler should not be missed. “If you replaced Trump supporters with Hispanics as the target,” he said, [Aslan’s words] “could have been lifted straight from the shooter’s manifesto.”
Or consider Cory Booker. Seeking to claw his way past 1 percent in the polls, Booker quoted from the Democratic Party playbook and warned, “Trump is worse than George Wallace.”
But more and worse lies ahead for not only the President but for any who dare admit they voted for him. If a respected news anchor can nod stupidly while a fellow NBC reporter claims Trump sent a secret signal to White Nationalist by channeling Adolph Hitler nothing should surprise us!
Dennis Prager writing for The Stream observed, tying Trump to Nazis is: “One of the two great lies of our time — the other being that all Trump supporters are racists … I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media.
Only a few recognized what lay ahead for a non-politician outsider in 2016. As 2020 approaches, Trump’s supporters should have no doubt they “ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”