Schmidt: Trump’s Portland Crackdown Is Frightening Federal Thuggery | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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  1. History: “You people don’t listen, and you sure as he// don’t learn. How many more times must I repeat myself? For the umpteenth time, If you want to destroy a democracy, and create a despotic dictatorship, this is how you do it.”

    1. Many listen David ,The World is changing from the 4 Dead in Ohio days ,the shootings Will never change ,Prison will make Them Happy ,they like it there!!!

    2. @Astrobrant2 george Floyd could refute your points. It would have taken him 8MINUTE AND 46 SECONDS. NOW….perhaps a bit longer

  2. If only people could remember the lessons of the past, history wouldn’t have to keep repeating itself.

    In1933, A.H. became the Chancellor of Germany. Afterwards, he and his Na.zi party immediately assumed dictatorial powers over the German people. That very same year, the Na.zis opened their first concentration camp. In a time span of less than five years, Germany went from a democracy, to a dictatorship. That’s how fast it can happen. And if anyone thinks that it can’t happen here, then you are sadly mistaken. If you could travel back in time to Germany in 1933, and ask the German people what they thought of Adolf at that time, they would have sounded very similar to Trump cultists today.  “A.H. is the chosen one. Only he knows what’s best for Germany. He will make Germany great again!!!!”  They didn’t realize how tragically wrong they were, until after Germany laid in ruins, and more than 60 million lives had been lost. All because they traded in their democracy for a dictator.

    “If you can get people to believe in absurdities, then you can get them to commit atrocities.”
    — Voltaire

    “The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don’t ask for their love; only for their fear.”
    –Himmler

    1. I laugh every time you liberals compare Trump to Hitler. I guess I can compare Bernie to Stalin then right? You guys are absolute morons. Trump DOES NOT EQUAL HITLER just like Bernie DOES NOT EQUAL STALIN.

    2. You are looking at the early stages of a nation in collapse. The US is declining and 10 years China will be the new superpower while America has been split up and balkanized.

  3. Trump’s been champing at the bit the last three years when it comes to Chicago, he hates Chicago, it’s personal, for some sick, twisted reason, Obama? probably.

    1. @Biden is NOT the candidate tell me why did he wait until election to all bbn of a sudden do something now which is illegal what he’s doing now. He his mot a dictator period. His followers like you will learn the hard way meaning wants he get you vote he will show you how he really feel about you his followers…

    2. @Newdark Neoss 1) there’s a process for declaring martial law and it wasn’t followed. 2) these unidentified camo wearing armed forces are NOT protecting federal property, they are roaming the streets pulling citizens into their unmarked vans without any probable cause. They’re beating up vets and pepper spraying Moms and shooting rubber bullets at peaceful protestors. One is in hospital with a broken skull and a reconstructed face. What is wrong with you? Have you no shame, no conscience, no brain that you are ok with this?

      American patriots love the Constitution. NONE OF THIS IS CONSTITUTIONAL. If you support unconstitutional actions you are no patriot.

      Trump’s losing badly in the polls and has so botched the pandemic response that he thinks he needs this crap to shore up his base. But he’s so stupid that he can’t see that its the independents who determine elections, and he is turning off everyone but his most hardened brainless shameless knuckle dragging zombie base with this dictator wannabe crap.

      Meanwhile this will be stopped by the Courts immediately as unconstitutional. We are a nation of laws. If you dont like it, leave.

    3. @Biden is NOT the candidate
      Also, the Top 15 most populous cities are all run by Democrats. If you have more people, you’ll have more crime.

    4. @Robert Andrews Actually, the correct saying is “chomping” at the bit. Means horses that are ready, inpatient, eager to go.

  4. When British writer George Orwell published a dystopian novel called 1984, he had seen, at age 45, both World Wars, the rise of fascism in Italy, the rise of Adolf in Germany; the invention of airplanes, television, antibiotics, along with atomic power, guided missiles, napalm.

    1984 takes place in Airstrip One (formerly Great Britain), in the superstate of Oceania, a country embroiled in a seemingly never-ending war. Individualism and independent thought are persecuted as “thoughtcrimes” by the Thought Police. The people are controlled by the elite, privileged Inner Party, whose cult-personality leader is referred to as Big Brother. And hey, the government even has its own invented language: “Newspeak.”

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
    — George Orwell, 1984

    “For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty, would become literate, and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.”
    — George Orwell

    “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”
    — George Orwell

    In George Orwell’s novel 1984, a thoughtcrime is the criminal act of holding beliefs that oppose or question the Party. A thoughtcrime is thinking of anything that the Thought Police and the Party deem is illegal. Doubting the party line, or thinking anything contrary to the Party’s message. This is very similar to Trump’s pathological obsession of  screaming “hoax” or “fake news” every time he’s faced with the reality of something he doesn’t like.

    Within Trump’s cult, he has a name for those who commit “thought crimes” like questioning his actions, and calling out his lies, Trump refers to these people as “Never Trumpers.”

    1. Very interesting. I never read the book. I’d like to see if there is an updated dystopian novel, similar to it. One that centers on our modern era.

    1. @Linda Scott – We know better than to click on their ‘infowarzez’ links… 😏
      #NoLucreForThoseSillyTrolls 💸

    2. ​@Laura Fleming I really have not been wrong on anything thus far. We are in the end times our days are numbered and life as you knew it is over. Things are just going to get worse and worse and worse.

    3. Bunch of drama queens. Go back to your “herb” gardens and knit your scarf for winter. Sissy utopians..

    4. @Zodd Sonofthor Donald Trump has not stood in the temple of God claiming he is god and has not caused the sacrifices to cease. The AC is still hidden. But know this Barack Hussein Obama was and is the spirit of anti-christ. Now I have to show proof of my accusation of Obama having reserved seating next to his father the devil.

      The Obama Connection, The Occult, Mystery Schools & Lucifer
      https://youtu.be/c50DwS42vVg

  5. Instead of going to war against Coronavirus Trump has decided to go to war against American citizens exercising their constitutional right to protest.

    1. Pretty sure black Americans in Chicago are going to war on each other, interesting how that mayor doesn’t address her own failures to control the escalating gun violence in her city and instead just wants to disarm her law abiding citizens.

    2. Thyalwaysseek maybe VICE will do 30 min docudrama. And CNN will have 3 min clip on that subject. Then people will be informed.

  6. Are these Fed troops arresting unarmed protestors, or armed drug gangs, because gangs shoot back. Gun registration will not stop gang shootings since their guns are illegal. Feds troops should fight violent crime, if Trump allows that, not peaceful protesters. Trump can’t stop covid 19 because so many people are irresponsible. Instead he wants to brand all Democrats as anarchists so he can challenge the election if he loses. Classic fascist move that his loyal base and many police will support with their own legal guns.

    1. Trump and his allies encouraged people to behave irresponsibility. If he had said wearing a mask was patriotic back in April, there would be far fewer cases and deaths.

  7. There is a blue tsunami coming the likes of which we have never seen. Trump’s days are numbered. 104 to be exact. VOTE as if your life depends upon it. Because it does!

    1. David my fellow countryman..Trump and his GOP cowardly enablers will never allow a free and fair election in November…The voter suppression will be of epic proportions and that’s if we even have an election.. Trump cannot risk losing to Biden because he would lose the protection of the presidency and leave himself open to facing criminal charges in NY and the release of his taxes/ financial records…So he will attempt to remain in power by ANY MEANS NECCESSARY…. The GOP will not come to the rescue and save the country..They are willfully and knowingly in on it..They are Trumps chief enablers. They have betrayed their oaths, their states, and their country…

    2. But don’t forgive the federal agents. Seek revenge after election, bullets for breakfast when they’re out with their familes.

    3. I doubt a tsunami. Democrats may have a few seat majority in Congress. Perhaps a dozen more House seats. The Presidency won’t be a 1964 or 1984 landslide.

  8. “Big things have small beginnings. ” – David . “Prometheus ” . If this small action isnt kept in check imagine what could happen?

  9. Trump has shown how flimsy the American constitution is. GW Bush and Cheney should also take their share of blame. They set these hounds running with the Patriot Act and establishment of the DHS. Now it’s questionable whether America is a functioning democracy.

    1. @Edgardo Rosa
      Lol. Please don’t tell me you’re having trouble figuring that out. Five hundred million dollars of the first 2 trillion went to universities, and his business that returned it saying they didn’t need it. You didn’t hear that? It’s what Trump wanted to hand out personally, and he did

    2. @Roxann Watson If they returned could be they knew , they can’t get away with that money. Anyway College get away with murder. Parents pay a lot of money , for the kids be indoctrinate. Then get illegal to get those same kids job.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    3. @Roxann Watson I need to tell you something. Mr.Trump 2020.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 . For economic freedom.

  10. We need the Lincoln Project do a big add on this horrible subject. Let’s get trump for who he really is a devil walking this earth.

    1. @imiss torontoThat’s correct, but look up the Lincoln Project and see who is directing it. They may not like tRump, but they’re GOP and have participated in GOP tactics which have LED to tRump.

      Q to: Wikipedia re: Who started the Lincoln Project” But as historian Eric Foner argued in 2016, Trump can be seen as “the logical conclusion of a lot of things the Republican Party has been doing” for decades, with predecessors like Richard Nixon’s “law and order” presidential campaign, rife with racist implications, and populist appeal as a businessman railing against Washington corruption. To many liberals, Trump isn’t an aberration; he’s the culmination of a decades-long political project”.

    2. @Michael Hurst hey, they’re not that good. Your dad is one of my best peter puffing customers

    3. Ronald Reagan was a disgusting piece of garbage and it’s disgusting that this moron is quoting him LOL

    1. 13bustah That’s a lie, stop regurgitating Trumps lies it’s pathetic 🤦🏽‍♀️ #DumpTrump2020

    2. @13bustah Biden’s quid pro quo was at the request of the European Union, the Obama administration, the International Monetary Fund and the US Congress (including Republicans). Get your facts straight. This conspiracy theory has been debunked many times over.

    1. Nope. Berlin Wall in East Berlin Germany. Who cares?!? It could be Tiananmen Square, Bejing China, for all we know! Save Democracy all over the world! Starting here! 😆😁😂🤔🙄😒😕😠😡

    2. Yes…we complain about other countries human rights crimes…but the U.S. has ignored it’s own…for four centuries…since 1619…first slave in America…That’s America…just as we say…not as we do !!!

    1. @Stephen Werner hahaha good joke…..the DEMS are Killing people with the virus. But voters don’t fall for it. TRUMP 2020

    2. @long nose hmmm, Trump is a Rethuglican. So is DeSantis and other governors who won’t let local jurisdictions require masks.

      Does it hurt to be this deluded?

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