fascism noun fas·cism \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\ Simple Definition of fascism : a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government : very harsh control or authority
Being a member of The White Rose society my goal is to fight the rise of fascism. I have found through this endeavor that many have no idea what fascism is or why Donald Trump is the man in our scopes right now. I have posted the definition of fascism above. It’s pretty simple really. Trump states he will be a dictator maybe not directly, but lets take a closer look:
We are a country that is for the people by the people. When these words were written nearly all of the people were immigrants or first generation Americans. They came from many countries to form one nation with beautiful ideals and traditions. So now lets see what Donald Trump wants to do. He said he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants from the country. 11 MILLION! These are peaceful people leading peaceful lives. They DO NOT collect social service. they can’t! Undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, and most other public benefits. Most of these programs require proof of legal immigration status and under the 1996 welfare law, even legal immigrants cannot receive these benefits until they have been in the United States for more than five years. They pay taxes and yes, even social security. We have been led to believe these people are bad and scary and need to be gotten rid of. What if your ancestors had been sent away? Oh yeah, it happened. During Hitlers reign many Jews were sent back ultimately to their deaths! And his wall…. remember Berlin?
Donald Trump has said he will limit the first amendment! He wants to change the Constitution! That means if you say something he doesn’t like you’re gone. jail. deported, whatever he wants to do with you. The first sin of a dictator is someone who wants to strip the people of their rights. He thinks the laws our forefathers set to protect us are wrong?
Donald Trump wants Muslim Americans to register and possibly wear identification… really, do I really need to explain this one. By the way Muslims have been there long before many of our families. There is evidence they were even on Christopher Columbus’s ship. Okay, maybe that’s not a great example based on who Christopher Columbus was, but still you get the point. These people have lived peacefully here for generations. Muslims are not our enemy extremists are!
Donald Trump tweeted: “it is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep”. Guess who said that? Mussolini! If you don’t know who he is, which you should, google! You know cause all great leaders of the USA have quoted fascists. His followers have taken this so seriously a group formed to “protect” him is using this as their slogan!
This is a man who promotes violence at his rallies and promises to pay legal fees of those who attack peaceful protesters. He makes fun of anyone he doesn’t like. This is not the grace and dignity that a president should have. This is the sign of a man who not only doesn’t care about other humans but also could care less about the United States and what it stands for. It’s up to us now as humans, as Americans, as lovers of freedom to say NEVER AGAIN. We will not stand by and let our brothers and sisters be abused and sent away. We will not allow a man with hatred and anger in his heart to rule over us. We are The White Rose Society and we are here to resist! (by SB)
(The White Rose Society, Buffalo New York Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507093766168532/)
Behind me stands a wall that encircles the free sectors of this city, part of a vast system of barriers that divides the entire continent of Europe. From the Baltic, south, those barriers cut across Germany in a gash of barbed wire, concrete, dog runs, and guard towers. Farther south, there may be no visible, no obvious wall. But there remain armed guards and checkpoints all the same–still a restriction on the right to travel, still an instrument to impose upon ordinary men and women the will of a totalitarian state. Yet it is here in Berlin where the wall emerges most clearly; here, cutting across your city, where the news photo and the television screen have imprinted this brutal division of a continent upon the mind of the world. Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar.
President von Weizsacker has said, “The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed.” Today I say: As long as the gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind. Yet I do not come here to lament. For I find in Berlin a message of hope, even in the shadow of this wall, a message of triumph. -Ronald Reagan June 12. 1987
These words were spoken nearly 30 years ago when President Reagan stood before the Berlin wall. Full of graffiti and doused in hatred and blood. It stood a symbol of a world divided. It stood keeping families apart the closest they could get to one another was a touch to the ugly brick wall. Let us never keep families apart again. Part of Trumps “plans” is a wall that will divide Mexico from the United States. There are so many natural born Mexican Americans and yes, many illegals living here in our beautiful country. Just as when my family came over from Germany in the 1700’s the strive for a better life. They want to follow the promise of the American Dream. They do not come here to impede on anyone life or livelihood. They do many of the jobs American’s do not want to do and believe it or not many have even worked for Trump himself. What would the wall do to these people? It would keep families apart. It would separate two countries who have been on good terms for over a century. Then Trump says, who will pay for it and his followers scream Mexico! Really… do they really believe that? A country where people live in cardboard communities… oh wait that happens here too. What’s Trumps plans for that? Today I speak of the wall, but this will be followed by many, many more posts that will highlight the horrible things Trump wants to do, which includes the murder of innocent woman and children. Let’s be honest here as well. What will happen when someone tries to get past the wall, woman, children, men, elderly? We have seen Trump call for murder and violence. Do we not think he will order the abuse or murder of the Mexican people? The world is opening their eyes and seeing Trump for the fascist, racist he is. Can you see it too? Are you blinded by the hype and the show that is The Trump? We call out to you to see and hear the man and what his “plans” really entail. So now join with us before someone has to say Mr. Trump tear this wall down and say Mr. Trump your wall will not go up! (by SB)
The White Rose Society of Buffalo: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507093766168532/