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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:08 PM

German Nazis are now parading with Trump Banners and American Flags

Trump Emerges as Inspiration for Germany’s Far Right


Among German conspiracy theorists, ultranationalists and neo-Nazis, the American president is surfacing as a rallying cry, or even as a potential “liberator.”


BERLIN — Just before hundreds of far-right activists recently tried to storm the German Parliament, one of their leaders revved up the crowd by conjuring President Trump.

“Trump is in Berlin!” the woman shouted from a small stage, as if to dedicate the imminent charge to him.

She was so convincing that several groups of far-right activists later showed up at the American Embassy and demanded an audience with Mr. Trump. “We know he’s in there!” they insisted.

Mr. Trump was neither in the embassy nor in Germany that day — and yet there he was. His face was emblazoned on banners, T-shirts and even on Germany’s pre-1918 imperial flag, popular with neo-Nazis in the crowd of 50,000 who had come to protest Germany’s pandemic restrictions. His name was invoked by many with messianic zeal.

It was only the latest evidence that Trump is emerging as a kind of cult figure in Germany’s increasingly varied far-right scene.

“Trump has become a savior figure, a sort of great redeemer for the German far right,” said Miro Dittrich, an expert on far-right extremism at the Berlin-based Amadeu-Antonio-Foundation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/world/europe/germany-trump-far-right.html


THIS is how far Trump has degraded our nation's standing in the world. And after we get rid of Trump, people like Mike Pompeo will be stepping up to try and do it all again. Let's be under no illusions about what the Republican party has become when we work to undo all the damage they have wrought.





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Reply German Nazis are now parading with Trump Banners and American Flags (Original post)
bluewater Sep 7 OP
Laelth Sep 7 #1
Laffy Kat Sep 7 #2
bdamomma Sep 7 #20
JudyM Sep 7 #3
Initech Sep 7 #4
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 7 #5
bluewater Sep 7 #6
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 7 #10
DBoon Sep 7 #19
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 7 #24
spanone Sep 7 #7
moondust Sep 7 #8
JDC Sep 7 #9
llashram Sep 7 #11
Chili Sep 7 #12
dalton99a Sep 7 #13
Sucha NastyWoman Sep 7 #14
Grokenstein Sep 7 #15
bucolic_frolic Sep 7 #16
Dan Sep 7 #17
jayschool2013 Sep 7 #26
DFW Sep 7 #27
KS Toronado Sep 7 #18
Harry Scrote Sep 7 #28
KS Toronado Sep 7 #29
iluvtennis Sep 7 #21
Brainfodder Sep 7 #22
paleotn Sep 7 #25
paleotn Sep 7 #23

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:09 PM

1. Lovely! n/t



-Laelth

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:13 PM

2. I am so ashamed to be an American.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:07 PM

20. we truly

are the "ugly Americans" .

The tRump cult is in for a big surprise come Nov. we outnumber the far right minority.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:16 PM

3. Our worst-ever export.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. I tell you, far right assholes are the same no matter where you go!

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:21 PM

5. Nazi symbolism is illegal in Germany so now the ReichWingers are carrying Trump symbols instead.

Apparently they understand there's not all that much difference between the two. While Trumpism has not yet reached the pinnacle that Hitler's Germany did, the trajectory is clearly similar enough to be an accepted substitute for those who long for the dark days of a world gone mad.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:26 PM

6. "Apparently they understand there's not all that much difference between the two."

Spot on!

That is demonstrably true.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:45 PM

10. It's become surreal.

And creepy.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:05 PM

19. "rumpism has not yet reached the pinnacle that Hitler's Germany did"

only because of Trump's incompetence, not for lack of trying on Trump's part.

and I think a better word would be nadir rather than pinnacle.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:09 PM

24. Nadir. Yes, that's the perfect word for this.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:29 PM

7. Our flag is now a rallying point for nazis, thanks don trump.

MF

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:30 PM

8. They know a fellow Nazi

when they see and hear one.

I suppose that "pre-1918 imperial flag" is a stand-in for the old Nazi flag which is prohibited in Germany.

Putting Donald Trump in the White House may turn out to be the biggest mistake in human history.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:38 PM

9. Christ what a shitshow we've become in so short a span

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:05 PM

11. nothing new here

the extreme RW factions of the world uphold this traitorous, cowardly clown as their new Hitler.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:18 PM

12. and how proud he is of this, no doubt.

I can just hear him. "They love me in Europe, especially Germany. They just love me!"

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:30 PM

13. Because Trump is a revered figure in Germany

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:42 PM

14. Not many women in that crowd

Toxic masculinity explosion

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:43 PM

15. OP Pic: One guy wearing a mask...on his forehead.

Yeah, that figures.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:48 PM

16. Time for Americans to pay attention

America needs to see Trump's tax returns and the loan originations from Deutschebank

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:55 PM

17. I would be proud to let Germany have Trump,

His whole family, and all of his supporters.

Except, I wouldn’t wish Trump on any of our Allies. So, change that and wish Trump on Russia, his whole family and all of his supporters, especially Moscow Mitch.

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Response to Dan (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:21 PM

26. They need to stay in the U.S.

No extraditions for the Trump Crime Family. They know too much to be trusted anywhere other than in custody.

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Response to Dan (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:29 PM

27. NOOOOOOOO, not here!!!

More than 99% of Germany doesn't want him here, either.

Give him to Lukashenko in Belarus, or Orban in Hungary, but don't don't wish Trump on a country led by such a pragmatic, well-meaning leader like Angela Merkel. What other country has elected a head of state like her four times in a row recently? I don't mean like Putin was "elected," or like Erdoğan was "elected," but democratically elected, the fourth time as much as the first time--where the government holds the election on a Sunday, so people don't have to take off from work.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:59 PM

18. If he is becoming a world leader, then he is THE THIRD ANTI-CHRIST

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:24 PM

28. I am in agreement. We very well could be the people of the last book.

While we don't yet know the verdict of the election, we can see harbingers, no? We can see the Trump is being exported to other nations and is a lightening rod uniting fascistic, authoritarian personalities everywhere.

And when it was somewhat recently announced that his administration announced some sort of peace deal uniting Israel and their Arabic neighbors in Saudi Arabia on 8/13/20, my brain started wondering if this isn't a lead up to the proverbial 7 year treaty of peace the Antichrist establishes with Israel, only to break the peace deal in 3 years and soon cause an abomination of desolation in the third temple there in Israel. And the world, giving themselves over to this Antichrist figure will herald him as a "savior." I mean, some already do herald Donald as such.

Unbelievers will scoff and say, "Folks have been saying the 'End is Near' for years and it hasn't happened yet." But those with eyes to see and ears to hear will make note of our place in history and the rise of what could only be described as a guy who looks like another Antichrist, if not THE Antichrist. I believe Donald Trump sold his soul to Mammon a long time ago, and covets power as much as if not more than young, beautiful women. Anyhow, that is my thought. I could be way off though. I am willing to say as such.

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Response to Harry Scrote (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:40 PM

29. Let me be the first..........Welcome to DU.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

21. Nazi's are DISGUSTING scum of the earth. Anyone whose hero is a man who murdered over 6 million

Jewish people for just being Jewish is scum. And now trump is the one that Nazis (here and in Germany) rally behind - sickening.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 03:56 PM

22. The dumbest among us are spread all over?

Below average is 49.99999999999999999999999999999999999999% of us after all.

Whose that perfectly average person spoiling the curve!?!

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:14 PM

25. The irony is.....

the far right is on the far left tail

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:09 PM

23. Poor man's Hitler

Same trash as the 20's and 30's.

On edit: That whole protest has a distinct Russian smell to it.

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