If Trump is re-elected, get ready for the next step…

Fascists do love their oath-swearing

Wehrmacht Oath of Loyalty to Adolf Hitler

“I swear to God this holy oath
that I shall render unconditional obedience
to the Leader of the German Reich and people,
Adolf Hitler, supreme commander of the armed forces,
and that as a brave soldier I shall at all times be prepared
to give my life for this oath.”

When the oath became law in July 1935. Civilian officials would swear a similar oath…

Public servants Oath to Adolf Hitler

“I swear: I will be faithful and obedient
to the leader of the German empire and people, Adolf Hitler,
to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfill my official duties, so help me God!”

Only have to change a few words to satisfy Trump’s new laws.

7 thoughts on “If Trump is re-elected, get ready for the next step…

  1. Rising Gorge says:

    “Revolt of the generals” (Washington Post 6/4/20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/04/revolt-generals/

    “James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution :
    In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.” (The Atlantic 6/3/20) https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/

    “…Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that “The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.’” We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.
    Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”
    See “Mattis’ incredible excoriation of Trump, annotated” (CNN) https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/mattis-trump-statement-annotated/index.html

    • Insubordination says:

      “The White House wanted to have 10,000 active duty troops on the streets of Washington and other cities earlier this week to quell protesters, but Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint of Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley pushed back at the use of any active duty troops, according to a senior defense official.
      …A second defense official said Milley strongly felt the threshold — informally described as dire circumstances — for calling in active duty troops could not be met, opening the door to whether such a potential presidential order would be legal.” (CNN)
      (CBS News): “In a heated and contentious debate in the Oval Office last Monday morning, President Trump demanded the military put 10,000 active duty troops into the streets immediately, a senior administration official told CBS News. Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley objected to the demand, the official said.
      In an attempt to satisfy Mr. Trump’s demand, Esper and Milley used a call with the nation’s governors later that morning to implore them to call up the National Guard in their own states, the official said.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-demanded-10000-active-duty-troops-deploy-to-streets-in-heated-oval-office-meeting/

    • Update says:

      “Former Vice President Dick Cheney came up with the idea for nearly a dozen former Pentagon chiefs to write an opinion piece urging current Defense Department officials to stay out of President Trump’s bid to overturn the results of the presidential election, according to one signatory.
      “The idea for this statement actually originated from Vice President Cheney,” said William J. Perry, who served as former President Clinton’s Defense secretary.
      “Each of us swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution; that oath does not change according to party designation,” he added.” https://thehill.com/homenews/532486-idea-for-former-defense-secretaries-warning-to-pentagon-originated-from-cheney-perry
      In the op-ed published Sunday, 10 former Defense secretaries warned Trump’s efforts to contest the election takes the country “into dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory.”

      Opinion by Ashton Carter, Dick Cheney, William Cohen, Mark Esper, Robert Gates, Chuck Hagel, James Mattis, Leon Panetta, William Perry and Donald Rumsfeld (Washington Post, Jan. 3, 2021) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/10-former-defense-secretaries-military-peaceful-transfer-of-power/2021/01/03/2a23d52e-4c4d-11eb-a9f4-0e668b9772ba_story.html

  2. Once more unto the breach says:

    “At the core, the American citizen soldiers knew the difference between right and wrong, and they didn’t want to live in a world in which wrong prevailed. So they fought, and won, and we, all of us, living and yet to be born, must be forever profoundly grateful.” (Stephen Ambrose)

    D-Day, Invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944 (click to enlarge)

  3. Santayana says:

    Trump and Steve Bannon want to turn a US-funded global media network into Breitbart 2.0 : Michael Pack’s purge of the US Agency for Global Media, and his effort to produce tough-on-China journalism, explained. https://www.vox.com/2020/6/18/21295549/trump-bannon-pack-global-media-china-wednesday-massacre
    Trump’s new head of US media agency under fire from both sides https://thehill.com/policy/international/503676-trump-pick-to-lead-us-media-agency-under-fire-from-both-sides
    Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reich_Ministry_of_Public_Enlightenment_and_Propaganda

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