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Milley used the F word

General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was very concerned that the big Orange was planning to use the Stop the Steal Big Lie to execute a Reischtag moment. For you young’ins out there, in Germany, somebody set fire to the Reischtag, the German parliament building and Hitler used that event to enact suspensions of civil liberties.

This was on Milley’s mind last year according to excerpts from a new book in WaPo today:

Milley described “a stomach-churning” feeling as he listened to Trump’s untrue complaints of election fraud, drawing a comparison to the 1933 attack on Germany’s parliament building that Hitler used as a pretext to establish a Nazi dictatorship.

“This is a Reichstag moment,” Milley told aides, according to the book. “The gospel of the Führer.”

You know, when we refer to the History Channel as “All Hitler, All the Time”, maybe we should have been more careful about that. Some people see those programs as entertainment value instead of the history lessons they actually are.

Milley — who was widely criticized last year for appearing alongside Trump in Lafayette Square after protesters were forcibly cleared from the area — had pledged to use his office to ensure a free and fair election with no military involvement. But he became increasingly concerned in the days following the November contest, making multiple references to the onset of 20th-century fascism.

Milley went there. He was very afraid that big Orange had appointed fellow fascists at the Justice Department, the CIA and the FBI. He was very worried. He thought that the MAGA rallies would turn into “Brownshirts in the streets”. We got the equivalent of that on January 6 when the insurrection at the Capitol happened to stop the certification of election results.

I thought it was courageous that Pelosi got everyone back into the chambers to finish the certification after the Capitol was breached and her own office was in shambles. But Milley says she was determined that big Orange wouldn’t be able to launch a nuclear weapon. “This guy’s crazy,” Pelosi said of Trump in what the book reported was mostly a one-way phone call. “He’s dangerous. He’s a maniac.”

That’s what Mary Trump told everyone last year before the election. She said big Orange had some severe personality issues, that he would never accept a loss and that he was and still is dangerous.

Go read the whole article. It’s chilling. The former occupant of the Oval Office made his followers think they were at Bunker Hill when they were really at a Nuremberg rally.

I hate to tell you this, MAGA lurkers, but we can’t just let this fade into the fog of history. We have to find and vigorously prosecute anyone involved in what happened in January 6. The whole MAGA movement has to be exposed for what it really is in the hope that some people will abandon it once they find out what its true goals are. It may be a foolish hope but we have to try. A fascist superpower is a threat to the rest of the world and ourselves.

Stirring a mob into a frenzy of hatred is what lead to the Hutu’s massacreing the Tutsi’s, the Disappeared being thrown out of airplanes into the ocean during Chile’s Pinochet regime, and the intentional genocide of 6 million Jews in Nazi Germany. That’s what the intense hatred of “liberals” and “communists” is leading to. It can’t happen here? It almost did and the brownshirts are still out there. Some of them are inside the senate and house chambers to this day.

We can’t have a free democracy and expect to wake up one day without the ability to protest like Ron De Santis is proposing in Florida. Or the ability to vote or practice our own religions. I don’t think I’m being hysterical or exaggerating to say that we are still in danger.