What’s curiously absent from the arguments swirling around this president that has always been a fiery point of contention usually initiated by republicans and their allies are the accusations of a socialist, a socialist sympathizer or a socialist agenda. What’s curious is that this president boldly embrace and support the regimes of socialist and dictators while alienating America’s democratic allies. But not one peep from the old guard which is a little curious. Don’t you think? Well, maybe it’s not that curious after all.
Reportedly on November 16, 2016 Getty Images published a picture of a billboard In the town of Danilovgrad, Montenegro, with a picture of Trump under the American flag next to Putin in front of a Russian flag and a caption that reads, “Let’s Make The World Great Again - Together!” To be clear this is not a Russian city, nor is it a Russian government sponsored billboard. Snopes.com reports that a pro-Serbian movement is responsible for it. Still very Interesting nonetheless.
August 14, 2017 businessinsider.com published an article titled, “Trump won't condemn white supremacists or Vladimir Putin — and the 2 are closely linked.” According to this article, “An American White supremacist Matthew Heimbach,... told Business Insider...that "Putin is supporting nationalists around the world and building an anti-globalist alliance, while promoting traditional values and self-determination." "I really believe that Russia is the leader of the free world right now," added Heimbach,who was slated to speak at the "Unite The Right" rally.” That would be the same rally in Charlottesville where Trump suggested that there are good people “on both sides.” This article also goes on to report that, “ Preston Wiginton, a (American) white supremacist from Texas who sublets (David) Duke's Moscow apartment when he travels to Russia, has written that his "best friends" in Russia — "the only nation that understands RAHOWA [Racial Holy War]" — are "leading skinheads." Spencer's ties to Russia, which he has called the "sole white power in the world," go deeper.”
Under this new light President Trump’s insistence to establish and normalize relations with Russia while alienating American allies isn’t that surprising at all and the silence of the old guards who during the affordable healthcare debates if not the whole of Obama’s presidency, didn’t hesitate to play the socialist card is also less curious. In fact it clarifies a lot of the odd and illogical behavior of the president and his congressional allies. If it looks like a duck...well, you know the rest.
On June 27th The Washington Post reported, “...Bolton told Putin at the outset of their meeting he hoped Russia and the United States could find “areas where we can agree and make progress together.”” That statement seems a little more disturbing now, doesn’t it? Sept 18, 2017 the nydailynews.com website published an article titled, “Why radical racists revere Russia.” In this article Muhammad Fraser-Rahim and Haras Rafiq quote “former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke describing it (Russia) as "the key to white survival." They also report that “Richard Spencer, a prominent white supremacist figurehead,...described the nation as "the most powerful white power in the world.” That kind of explains why Trump chose Bannon, the voice of the white nationalist agenda as his Chief Strategist.
Looking back on the white nationalists and Russians he began his campaign and presidency surrounded by, his remarks on Charlottesville and his attack on Afro American NFL players, it all fits perfectly, like pieces of a swastika jig saw puzzle. The article further reported that, “Assad's rise to popularity among America's neo-Nazis perhaps began when (David) Duke tweeted in support of the Syrian president, describing him as an "amazing leader" and "a modern-day hero standing up to demonic forces seeking to destroy his people and nation." Could this possibly explain Trumps shifting position toward Syria?
I'll conclude with a simple warning. Don't think for one minute it can't get any worse because as I write this and as you read it the wheels are already in motion to do just that.
Interests above party and personality, ALWAYS!
Walter Mitchell Jr.