November 28, 2023 Editor

Trump lashes out at Laurene Powell Jobs over Atlantic piece calling him ‘fascistic,’ anti-Christian

by Charles Jay for Community Contributors Team

image above: LAURENE POWELL JOBS | www.thefemalelead.com

WN: In 2018, my wife and I had the privilege of working with three post-genocide agencies in Rwanda. I wrote about it while there: Rwanda Dispatches May 18 to July 12, 2018 06-25-2018.

It’s poisoning the blood of our country. . . What they’re doing to our country, they’re destroying it. It’s the blood of our country–Trump of immigrants

It is indescribable what was done to at least 1 million victims. As Peter Wehner points out in a clickable article below, it began with referring to the Tutsi1 as “vermin.” To read Wehner is to be powerfully forewarned about Trump’s overwhelming danger to America, to the world. Indubitably, he is World Public Enemy Number One!

Dehumanized people can be turned into something worse than animals; they can be turned into monsters. They aren’t just dangerous; they are metaphysically threatening. They are not just subhuman; they are irredeemably destructive.–ideas from David Livingstone Smith
We know well that thought is often father to the deed. So with rhetoric. Trump’s incessant “enemifying” diatribes have put a vast number of people and ethnic groups at risk. There is little doubt he would pull out all the stops on signalling a call to murder and mayhem on a grand scale “as needed2, once again in power. It is not just one mythical figure on Fifth Avenue in New York whom he would murder/oversee murdered. . .

Another [Trump supporter] told NBC News, “Treason is treason. There’s only one cure for treason: being put to death.”

Please read Wehner’s article clickable below, then view the video here that is in part an interview with him about Trump:

 

 

 

excerpt:

. . . in 1959, Joseph Habyarimana Gitera, an influential political figure within the largest ethnic group in Rwanda, the Hutus, had openly called for the elimination of the Tutsi, the second-largest of Rwanda’s ethnic groups. Gitera referred to the Tutsi as “vermin.”–Have You Listened Lately to What Trump Is Saying?
Former President Donald Trump attacked The Atlantic and its publisher and majority owner, Laurene Powell Jobs, a billionaire philanthropist who is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. On Saturday, Trump posted a diatribe on his money-losing Truth Social platform.

. . . I heard Donald Trump, in a Veterans Day speech, refer to those he counts as his enemies as “vermin.” “We pledge to you that we will root out the Communists, Marxists, fascists, and the radical-left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country—that lie and steal and cheat on elections,” Trump said toward the end of his speech in Claremont, New Hampshire. “They’ll do anything, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America and to destroy the American dream.” The former president continued, “The threat from outside forces is far less sinister, dangerous, and grave than the threat from within. Our threat is from within.”Have You Listened Lately. . .

He did not specify which article in the magazine upset him so much. But last Wednesday, Peter Wehner, who served in the administrations of Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. and Jr., wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic titled: “Have You Listened Lately to What Trump Is Saying?

When Trump finished his speech, the audience erupted in applause.Have You Listened Lately. . .

In the piece, Wehner described Trump’s rhetoric at recent campaign rallies as “clearly fascistic” and anti-Christian.3 Wehner, a Christian conservative, concluded that by supporting Trump, “far too many Christians in America are not only betraying their humanity; they are betraying the Lord they claim to love and serve.”

. . . [Trump] uses words that echo Mein Kampf.
Please click on: Trump: ‘fascistic,’ anti-Christian

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Footnotes:
  1. We were informed there that the Tutsi and the Hutu are not different ethnic groups, though the Belgian colonizers introduced such distinctions in their divide-and-conquer bid to rule Rwanda. I explain that in my Dispatches.[]
  2. See: Sweeping Raids, Giant Camps and Mass Deportations: Inside Trump’s 2025 Immigration Plans 11-11-2023[]
  3. Wehner writes:

    THAT IS THE WICKEDLY SHREWD rhetorical and psychological game that Trump is playing, and he plays it very well. Alone among American politicians, he has an intuitive sense of how to inflame detestations and resentments within his supporters while also deepening their loyalty to him, even their reverence for him.[]

Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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