After Donald Trump gave the speech heard around the world in which he advocated for an “America first” foreign policy, it was a slam dunk guarantee that the establishment response would be fast and furious. The Republican front-runner gored many an ox in calling for a rejection of the false dogma of globalism, nation building and for Americans to take care of their own. Putting America first is a concept that is so astonishing in the twenty first century that it temporarily staggered the rapid response anti-Trump smear brigade. Well they are staggered no more, today the shit hit the fan as the political establishment unified to reject the very concept that the U.S. should return to acting in it’s own self-interest and make our allies pay their own damned way.
It was a certainty that there would be blood but not an immediate unleashing of the weapons of mass destruction upon Trump – hey went straight for the nukes. The dreaded anti-Semite card has now officially been played against Trump. The far left Anti-Defamation League has demanded that Trump revoke and renounce “America First”, the latest sign of the ongoing crushing of free speech, free expression and freedom in general in this nascent fascist country.
The Hill is reporting that “Anti-Defamation League wants Trump to ditch new slogan”:
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wants GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to stop using the phrase “America First” because it was once used by anti-Semites who wanted to keep the U.S. out of World War II.
“For many Americans, the term ‘America First’ will always be associated with and tainted by this history. In a political season that already has prompted a national conversation about civility and tolerance, choosing a call to action historically associated with incivility and intolerance seems ill-advised,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.
Trump used the phrase repeatedly during his foreign policy address Wednesday in Washington, though it first popped up during an interview with The New York Times earlier this year.
He said he intends to make his foreign policy message one of “putting the American people first again.”
“We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism,” Trump said Wednesday.
The origins of “America First” date back decades; it originally referred to skeptics of U.S. involvement in World War II, though Trump so far has declined to draw a connection with the phrase’s history.
Critics say he may be unaware of the movement.
That Trump is on the cusp of being vilified as the moral equivalent of the Nazis who ran the gas showers at Auschwitz for being an America loving patriot is a sad sign of just how far that we have fallen in this land of thin-skinned ninnies. The ADL warning is the tip of the spear of the pitched battle to preserve the globalist order as it currently exists and if he doesn’t roll over then there will be no mercy whatsoever as the weasels rip his flesh.
Neocon propagandist Jennifer Rubin over at the nexus of Trump hatred that is the Washington Post is already all over it in her just published screed “The ADL vs. Trump”:
The folks over at the Anti-Defamation League, unlike some pundits, actually listened to the content of Donald Trump’s speech in Washington on Wednesday. They were rightfully appalled and put out a statement, which “urged presidential candidate Donald Trump to reconsider his use of the phrase ‘America First’ as a slogan describing his approach to foreign affairs, citing its anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II.”
Rubin goes on to present a cherry picked history of the ”America First Committee” and it’s most famous member Charles Lindbergh but she leaves out the array of leftists and mainstream figures – including liberal hero John F. Kennedy – who also at the time though it a wise idea for America to stay out of World War II. History of course shows that they were wrong but leave it to Rubin and her ilk to resort to another tired WW II analogy to once again make their case that Trump is the new Hitler. This will be expanded upon nationally in the latest last ditch effort deny the front-runner of one of America’s two major political parties to democratically win the nomination which sounds far more Hitlerian than anything that Trump has ever said or done.
Somehow I doubt that Trump is quaking in his boots despite his being targeted with such extreme prejudice. Look for the smears and incendiary comparisons to Jew haters and Nazi sympathizers to be on the teleprompters of every media muppet in the land by the weekend news cycle. All of the attacks on Trump have thus far failed but the ideas expressed in his Wednesday speech are so dangerous to the ruling elite that they must be nipped in the bud before they can spread and Americans get some crazy idea that they can take their country back.