Santa Claus was in the SS or Something and, by the Way, Trump is Still LITERALLY HITLER™

Don’t say we didn’t get anything for Christmas last year. We got the most incandescently inane Hitler comparison we think we’ve ever seen, courtesy of some rag called Newsweek, whose claim to fame is mainly having been sold for the princely sum of $1.00 (an absolute ripoff! The buyer should have sued).

With only days left of 2017, Newsweek managed to win the Dumbest Article of 2017™ with its late submission, and this in a year that saw more concentrated, industrial grade media idiocy than any other year in recorded history.

Hmm… We guess they finally did manage to achieve something.

Many of Trump’s Christian supporters argue that the president is ending the so-called war on Christmas, which has been presented by evangelicals and Fox news anchors as a threat to America’s Christian culture.

And absolutely nobody else. Just those ignorant Bible thumping maniacs and, of course FOX NEWS! Yep. That’s it.

Trump supporters say Americans have become too politically correct when they wish people happy holidays, a neutral term that can be used for people who celebrate Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha or any other religious holiday that takes place around the same time as Christmas.

For some values of “around the same time.” Hanukkah was Dec 12-20 last year, and Eid was September 1-4, a mere 3 months and 3 weeks before Christmas so, “around the same time.” The same year, at the very least.

Which is, of course, still missing the point entirely. If His Imperial Majesty wishes to extend his happy wishes to a Jew on Hanukkah, he’ll say something like, we don’t know, “Happy Hanukkah”. We fail to see the need for a “neutral term”, in fact we find it a bit insulting. As if we’re trying to be polite and inclusive, but G-d forbid we should take that vile, heathen word in our mouth! Happy Hanukkah. There, we did it again! And yet our foreskin hasn’t fallen off, nor did a yarmulke suddenly materialize on top of our head which, we have to admit, would be a pretty amazing party trick.

Imagine that.

Come to think of it. Those yearly dinners SCoaMF used to host, they weren’t called by a “neutral term” such as “totally nondescript period of fasting from sunup until sundown dinners”, were they? Why not? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. So why the singling out of Christmas? Nope, no war there, not even the slightest inkling of hostile sentiment, no sirree.

But critics counter that Trump is promoting a version of the holidays that excludes members of other religions,

Keep in mind that when a Prozi Presstitute uses the term “critics”, it means “we” or “I”, they’re just too dishonest to admit it and think that everybody else are as dumb as they themselves are.

and that his crusade to bring back Christmas

“But the CRUSADES!”

Again with this arrant nonsense?

*Sigh*

Also, we weren’t aware that Christmas had left, no matter how much the Prozis would like for it to do so.

is part of a larger attempt by the president to define America as a country for white Christians alone.

And we suppose that “Happy Easter” is part of a larger attempt to define America as a country for chocolate bunnies alone? We get so confused at times. Similarly, celebrating Cinco de Mayo must be a blatant crusade to Make America Mexico Again, St. Patrick’s Day is part of a larger attempt to get everybody shitfaced on beer with food coloring in it while wearing funny hats and so on and so forth.

Wishing people “merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays” is thus in line with Trump’s decision to ban citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, critics say

You mean “you say.” And did we miss citizens of Malaysia being banned from entry? Saudi Arabia? Egypt? Dammit, it’s getting impossible to keep up. Unless of course those three countries, along with all of the other muslim-majority countries not on the travel ban list suddenly went majority Christian due to Evangelical grannies from Oklahoma walking around saying Merry Christmas to them.

It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity,

Condemning both sides in a fight for being a bunch of violent brats is the equivalent of refusing to condemn one of the sides. Interesting dictionary you have there. Maybe try to read it, perhaps? For comprehension, this time?

and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men.

Because that was exactly what he was criticizing them for! “Protesting police brutality against black men”. We remember it so very clearly. “How DARE you protest the wanton murder of black men? SAD!” That’s literally what he said, LITERALLY!!!

With this in mind,

In order to have anything in mind, you have to first possess one which you, clearly, do not.

the fight to end the war on Christmas is exclusionary politics at its most flagrant.

“I see such invocations of Christmas as a kind of cypher, what some would call a dog whistle. It does not appear to be intolerant or extreme, but to attentive audiences it speaks volumes about identity and belonging—who and what are fully American,” Richard King, a professor at Washington State University who studies how white supremacists exploit culture, told Newsweek.

Finally a source that is not “voices in my head.” That’s something, we suppose. That it’s a Prozi Perfessor from Vladivostok University isn’t much better, but it’s a step in the right direction. A baby step. A paraplegic baby with no legs step.

“Much like ‘Make America Great Again,’ panics over the protests by NFL players and the defense of Confederate memory, Christmas is a way to talk about peril, to assert a soft or hard version of white nationalism,” he said.

Ah yes. That lovely time of year when we gather around the Yule Log, eggnog at hand in ridiculous quantities, marveling at the majesty of the Christmas tree whilst the kids unpack their gifts and we adults discuss the virtues of white nationalism and our imminent plans for invading Poland.

Such a wonderful time of year, it is.

Trump isn’t the first political figure in history to co-opt Christmas. In fact, some see parallels between Trump’s speeches in front of Christmas trees and attempts by authoritarian regimes like the Nazis to manipulate popular celebrations to promote a political ideology.

You thought we were engaging in hyperbole there, didn’t you? Sadly, we were not. This time we were innocent as a lamb, pure as the driven snow. Yep, not even halfway through and Newsweek already slammed gleefully, deliberately and loudly into Godwin.

Hitler, that most devout of Evangelical Christians (just read Mein Kampf if you don’t believe us, it reads like the New Testament!) sometimes held speeches at Christmas, JUST LIKE TRUMP!!!!

Q.E.Frackin’.D.!!!!!!

Likewise, Nazi Germany’s propagandists rooted their idea of Christmas in visions of ethno-nationalism. They rewrote the lyrics of Christmas carols, promoted Nazified holiday traditions and launched numerous Christmas charity events for poor Germans.

You’re damned right they rewrote some lyrics and tried (with absolutely no luck at all) to make a Nazi version of Christmas because, wait for it, they aimed to replace Christmas and Christianity with National Socialism.

Again: Read Mein Kampf. This time we’re not being sarcastic. That actually IS in there.

But, being not complete idiots (sadly, the war might have never happened if they had been), they knew only too well how replacing Christmas with something else overnight would fly. Hint: Just about as well as the Hindenburg on a windy day in New Jersey. So they went about trying to replace it bit by bit and, once again, failed miserably.

Almost like some contemporary fascists we could mention.

So yes, there are parallels. Just not the ones you’d like for us to notice. But, as always, you just can’t help yourselves, can you?

You really need to stop projecting, it makes this all too damned easy.

Thatisall.

20 comments

  1. 1
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Misha, that you had the fortitude to even read a Newsqueak article is astounding, I would not reglate them to being parrot cage linings (oops, my bad, they are no longer in print, are they?). I trust you celebrated Hogmanay and consumed adult quantities of aqua vitae along the way.

    Have a safe and warm 2018, with extra “unexpected” income on top.

    Long live the Trumpster, we need 8 years at minimum to turn the country onto the right heading. I worry about whom the cucks will try to put up as a candidate in 2024, but with some luck a good slice of the gerontocrats will be passing away by then.

  2. 2
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Newsweek? Newspeak.

  3. 3
    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    I’m sorry, but I can’t equate Trump with Hitler. There is just no comparison.

    No, Trump is more like Nixon in the sense that he doesn’t know when to just sit down and shut up over this investigation. He fired Comey, which got him Mueller. It’s what happens when you create a situation where you’ve forced the DOJ to go outside to find independence for an investigation. Nixon fired a special prosecutor — it ended up badly for Nixon, because even though you get rid of a special prosecutor, there is still going to be an ongoing investigation, and the same exact conditions exist both before and after the firing: there is still a requirement for an independent counsel in order to complete an independent investigation.

    I mean, there ARE actual federal statutes involved here…

    I’ve said this before and I will say it again: I seriously doubt that Trump is guilty of colluding with a foreign government in trying to win a US election by committing a federal crime in hacking and disseminating stolen emails. (remember, that is still actually a serious federal crime to either commit or abate the commission of illegally hacking. People do go to prison for that every day.)

    That doesn’t mean his idiot kids aren’t on the hook for it.

    Here’s the thing: If Trump had just kept quiet and let Comey do his thing, Trump probably had nothing to worry about.

    But as of today, I can count at least five separate incidents where Trump could possibly face an obstruction of justice charge — for interfering in the investigation.

    Remember, Nixon didn’t get in trouble for breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters, he got in trouble over trying to cover it up or obstructing the investigation.

    So yeah, I’ll compare Trump to Nixon, simply because he is too fucking stupid to understand that his own actions are digging his hole deeper.

  4. 4
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Nixon? A piker.

  5. 5
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    DJ Allyn, MPSE @ #:

    No, Trump is more like Nixon in the sense that he doesn’t know when to just sit down and shut up over this investigation

    No, he isn’t Nixon. As I understand it, Nixon didn’t know about the break-in. If he ahd thrown Liddy and the others under the bus, he would have completed his second term.

    Second, with the exception of the young Felonia von Pantsuit, the investigators were actually interested in finding out the truth, not destroying the President. They also, as I recall, didn’t play games like kicking in a door at 4am for intimidation purposes and stack the investigation team with people of questionable ethics, (Again, excluding the young Felonia von Pantsuit)

  6. 6
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    If Trump had not let his ego control his actions, he could have come through all of this intact. At least on the legal side of things. Politically, he probably would have taken a few hits but nothing compared to what he is facing right now. Paul Manafort, Don Jr, and Jared might have been looking at legal jeopardy, and Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos would still have been convicted of lying to federal agents, but Trump himself wouldn’t be staring down at least five counts of obstruction right now.

    I find the continued use of past tense kinda strange, Allyn. It aint over yet and your assumption of “its all over” is unadulterated horseshit.

    Neither Manafort or Flynn are in any hot water over the campaign, which was Muellers terms of reference..said terms which he has wildly overstepped. Mueller’s team is suspect, their motives are suspect , that Mueller says he DIDNT KNOW what Strzok had done is CYA writ large, that there are continued links between Muellers team and the Clintons AND Fusion GPS.

    House investigators told Fox News they have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump “dossier” and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.

    ..this is the same guy that discussed an:”insurance policy”, i.e “if he gets elected we can get him anyway using this dossier that has Hillarys fingerprints all over it”..said dossier btw:

    The firm’s bank records, obtained by House investigators, revealed that the project was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. -Fox News

    which leads to

    Despite such a low level of confidence in Steele’s dossier that they didn’t pay him, the FBI used the document to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time Trump foreign-policy advisor Carter Page

    a dossier that guess what,they refused to pay for.

    Why?

    It could not be corroborated.

    SO:

    The FBI used a document from a questionable source that had not been corroborated that they had refused to pay for to get a FISA warrant. Guess who sat at the top when that was going on?

    COMEY.

    Wait, it gets better:

    Aaron Zebley, Mueller’s former chief of staff at the FBI and “right hand man” on the current investigation, previously represented Justin Cooper, Clinton’s IT guy who set up the unsecure server in her Chappaqua home, and destroyed her BlackBerrys with a hammer.

    Mueller team member and Justice Department prosecutor Andrew Weissmann wrote a fawning email to outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates, saying he was “so proud and in awe” of her for defying President Trump in enforcing his travel ban. Weissmann also attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party in New York City, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    As for “lying to the FBI’?

    FBI section chief Peter Strzok, who was fired by special counsel Robert Mueller for sending anti-Trump text messages, conducted interviews with two of Hillary Clinton’s top aides in 2016, who are both accused of lying about their knowledge of Clinton’s private email server when she was secretary of state.

    Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin did not face any legal consequences for giving false statements to Strzok during interviews last year, the Daily Caller reported. Those statements were proven false, as email exchanges involving Mills and Abedin show that they communicated about Clinton’s private email server before she left the State Department.

    In other words, they did not tell the truth

    They werent charged, but Flynn was.

    Guess what, Allyn, this thing stinks so badly I could smell it from here.

  7. 7
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    BTW whilst we are here, we in “Down Under”, the place you slag off at, have just made a massive breakthrough.

    Using non-invasive ultrasound technology, the team at QBI discovered they could break apart amyloid plaque and tau proteins that develop within the brain of those with dementia, causing memory loss and cognitive decline.

    “It would in principle mean that dementia could be cured,” Professor Jurgen Gotz, Director of Queensland Brain Institutes Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, tells HuffPost Australia.

    “This research could, in principle, be applied to other diseases with toxic protein build-ups such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease or Huntington’s disease.”

    The Pacific Rim nations also are now working on a possible treatment for Duchennes, the juvenile form of the disease that took my loved one from me.

    I am proud of being an Aussie, proud of what we are, and what we have achieved. Now and always.

  8. 8
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    I have long held the opinion that Aussies are just Texans that found a bigger playpen. The spirit of the population was always “can do” and figure out how under difficult circumstances. Maybe Cordwainer Smith was ahead of his time when he predicted the USA and Australia would unite at some point in his fiction. Now would that not freak out the Chinese :em01: And yes, I am aware that the USMC now has a small enclave up north. My only sadness is that when visiting in the early 70’s the English disease of union thuggery was very prevalent. I think that has diminished over time.

  9. 9
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    And yes, I am aware that the USMC now has a small enclave up north

    Yes they do, I believe it is with a specific regiment,.I do know some additional details, but wont discuss that information further.

  10. 10
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Terrapod: the possible treatment for Duchennes (a juvenile form of muscular dystrophy) is to take body cells from a patient, re-engineer them, and then inject them back into the body.

    Since they are the bodys own cells, no rejection..early tests are VERY promising.Clinical trials at least 5 years from now, a real treatment years away, but its a massive step forward.

    Curing Alzheimers, or at least a treatment that can stop the disease dead in its tracks.

    God let it be soon.

  11. 11
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Fusion GPS was initially hired by ,,, wait for it … the RNC, to do opposition research on Donald Trump.

    Nice lie except for one small problem

    The simple fact is this: The identity of the Republican donor who began this whole dossier odyssey is now the last major mystery surrounding a document that has roiled Trump’s first year in office.

    See, theres no PROOF of who the donor was or if they were even in the GOP,whereas what we DO have is bank records showing concrete proof that the DNC had their grubby mitts all over it. You keep prating about “justice” yet what i dont see is the proof of ANYONE other than the DNC being involved.

    You are assuming that they aren’t going to.

    No Allyn I KNOW they arent ever going to be charged.

    Ever.

    I think Trump went into this whole thing with a completely different plan and outcome. He wanted to build the world’s tallest building in Moscow. To do that, he needed to be in the international forefront for a while. It’s interesting that his announcement to run came at roughly the same time he signed a letter of intent to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. 12
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    BTW

    Since the bank records of Fusion GPS have been examined, i find it interesting that as yet no one can find the “GOP funding” you claim exists.No names, no cheques from the RNC, no records AT ALL.

    And to date, there has been NO PROOF whatsoever that ANYONE from the RNC had anytting to do with this pile of hot steaming horseshit.

    Zero. Zip. Nada. Nothing. Goose fucking egg. Zilch.

    Fusion GPS was initially hired by ,,, wait for it … the RNC, to do opposition research on Donald Trump

    Yet those bank records dont contain anything to corroborate this lie.

    Where is it?

    Who was it?

    Whats his or her name?

    Wheres the paper trail?

    Wheres the cheque?

    How much was paid?

    When was it paid?

    Newsflash: It aint what you believe, dipshit, its what you can PROVE.

  13. 13
    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LCBrendan says:

    Nice lie except for one small problem

    The simple fact is this: The identity of the Republican donor who began this whole dossier odyssey is now the last major mystery surrounding a document that has roiled Trump’s first year in office.

    See, theres no PROOF of who the donor was or if they were even in the GOP,whereas what we DO have is bank records showing concrete proof that the DNC had their grubby mitts all over it. You keep prating about “justice” yet what i dont see is the proof of ANYONE other than the DNC being involved.

    Oh, good grief, you really need to get current on this stuff. This was so last October. We now know that Paul Singer paid for Fusion GPS services for the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication. THEY EVEN ADMITTED IT. Back in October 2017. This was prior to Fusion GPS commissioning Christopher Steele — that happened after Simpson had shopped his Opo to the Dems.

    Again, you seem to want to focus on the Steele document as the genesis for the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign.

    IT WASN’T.

    What opened up the FBI investigation came from YOUR government. It was one of YOUR ambassadors who, after having drinks with George Papadopoulos, decided that he needed to contact the FBI because of the claims that Papadopoulos was making concerning hacked emails. This happened MONTHS before the Steele dossier ever make it to the FBI.

    You are having a timeline problem with your scenario.

    LCBrendan says:

    No Allyn I KNOW they arent ever going to be charged.

    Ever.

    Really? Did you just pull that determination from your ass? None of this is over yet. In case you didn’t catch it above, there is still an open case on Hillary going on, and these things take TIME. What might not make sense to you or me from the outside, makes perfect sense to those on the inside.

    Anyone who tells you that they know what exactly is going on inside of the Russia investigation or any other ongoing investigation is blowing sunshine up your ass. NOBODY outside of those investigations knows what is going on.

    NOBODY.

    I can only tell you from MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES on this kind of thing. I’ve been through that wringer.

    But even I can’t tell you for sure what is going on. I can tell you tactical stuff, legal constraints, and events, even all of the procedures involved based on what I went through. But even that is subjective. The circumstances in their cases versus mine are mostly different, but not the procedures themselves.

    There is nothing in the world like going through the US federal court system as a criminal defendant. It is a long, tedious, and potentially expensive ordeal that could go south very very quickly if it is handled wrong. I didn’t have the added hassle of having to become a government witness against someone else, like Flynn, and Papadopoulos are required to do through their plea agreements.

    I can tell you this with 100 percent certainty: If Michael Flynn or George Papadopoulos weren’t sharing some very valuable and verifiable information to Robert Mueller, then there would not have been a plea agreement. Both Flynn and Papadopoulos would have been hit with all of the charges against them and let the chips fall where they may. But given the fact that both of them opted to plead guilty to violating 18 USC § 1001 and dropping the other charges against them, indicates that they ARE giving up some solid evidence against someone.

    You can try to convince yourself otherwise, but you would still be mistaken.

    LCBrendan says:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is really as simple as all that.

  14. 14
    DJ Allyn, MPSE growls and barks:

    LCBrendan says:

    Since the bank records of Fusion GPS have been examined, i find it interesting that as yet no one can find the “GOP funding” you claim exists.No names, no cheques from the RNC, no records AT ALL.

    At this point, I’d suggest sticking your nose into the newly released transcript of the ten hours of testimony that Senate Republicans didn’t want to get out.

    Need some help finding it?

    Apparently, Diane Feinstein decided that she had enough of Republicans selectively leaking excerpts from this transcript, to make their case look better. She decided to just release the whole damn thing, and that just blew their whole dossier meme to pieces.

    So read it and weep.

    https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/3/9/3974a291-ddbe-4525-9ed1-22bab43c05ae/934A3562824CACA7BB4D915E97709D2F.simpson-transcript-redacted.pdf

    There was a reason why Senator Grassley and other congressional Republicans didn’t want this or the other three transcripts released. It drives a giant spike into the heart of their Fusion GPS / Christopher Steele meme — and by extension your current argument here.

    LCBrendan says:

    Newsflash: It aint what you believe, dipshit, its what you can PROVE.

    You let me know when you’ve been able to “prove” any of this.

    Also, see if you can do it without being an asshole.

    Like I said, I can speak from my own experience. Even that is limited by the circumstances of MY particular case. But at least I’ve been through all of this and have a MUCH better understanding of all of this than you do.

  15. 15
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Really? Did you just pull that determination from your ass? None of this is over yet. In case you didn’t catch it above, there is still an open case on Hillary going on, and these things take TIME. What might not make sense to you or me from the outside, makes perfect sense to those on the inside

    Send me an email the day those two are charged with lying to the FBI.

  16. 16
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Fusion GPS was initially hired by ,,, wait for it … the RNC, to do opposition research on Donald Trump

    Free Beacon aint part of the RNC,

  17. 17
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Yeah, I caught that after I hit the post button. Still, it’s pretty much the same side of the street and a couple of doors down.

    Actually no it isnt.

    One is not the other. The “Beacon” is not and never has been part of the RNC hence this

    Fusion GPS was initially hired by ,,, wait for it … the RNC, to do opposition research on Donald Trump

    is a blatant lie.

  18. 18
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Terrapod says:

    I trust you celebrated Hogmanay and consumed adult quantities of aqua vitae along the way.

    If only. I was working that shift. On the other hand, my liver was profoundly grateful the next day! 😉

  19. 19
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    As if I’ll care one way or the other when it does happen.

    FOAD Allyn, we both know that email WILL NEVER be sent.

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    Sacred Excrement, children. I’m sure you are already aware of my thoughts as to who is guilty in what forms of crap are embodied in all of this. :em03: Which party rep said “tell a lie enough and people believe it” or words to that effect? Oh yeah, National SOCIALIST Party.