The Nurnberg Nazi Rallies were massive events held in 1923, 1927 & 1929; after that, annually, from 1933 through 1938.
According to [Brittinaca], the rallies were propaganda events staged to reinforce party enthusiasm and showcase the power of National Socialism, not just to Germany but also to the rest of the world.
The rallies were staged in locations that highlighted quaint medieval sites; they were replete with loud music, lots of banners, goose steps, human swastika formations, torchlight processions, bonfires, and magnificent fireworks.
It is reported that Adolph Hitler and other leaders delivered lengthy orations, buildings were decorated with enormous flags and nazi insignia.
The rallies’ climax was a solemn ceremony in which new flags were touched in the Blufahne (blood banner a tattered standard said to have been steeped in the blood of those killed in Hitler’s abortive Beer-Hall-Putsch of November 8 – 9, 1923.
A Putsch is a German word meaning [push], used to mean, an attempt to overthrow a government by force.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which concluded on Sunday, February 28th, 2021, it was difficult to tell the difference between CPAC and one of Hitler’s Nurenberg rallies.
CPAC did not spare any expense in making its loyalties to Donald Trump known. At the Conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, it was a modern-day Nurenberg.
In response to the firestorm on social media surrounding the nazi symbolism, Hyatt Hotels Corporation called the symbols of hate “abhorrent.”
The website Themarysue.com exclaimed; CPAC attendees going all-in on white supremacy and Nazism, from their talking points, speakers, and actions down to the very design of their main stage at the Hyatt Regency.
Hyatt said all aspects of conference logistics, including the stage design, were managed by the American Conservative Union, which organized the conference.
Matt Schlapp is chairman of CPAC, so we know the responsible parties are, for the full-blown Nazi extravaganza.
In response to the outrage, Schlapp did not apologize or make changes to the stage-design, even though he had ample time to make changes before the conference got underway.
Instead, Schlapp, lashed out arguing that what we observed with our own eyes was fake news, that CPAC has Jewish attendees and Speakers.
By that definition, Jews are the only people offended by offensive Fascistic imagery.
The comparisons were “outrageous and slanderous,” Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union chair, said in a Twitter post on Saturday. He added the organization had a “long-standing commitment to the Jewish community” and that the conference featured several Jewish speakers.
After the story became viral and several people called for a boycott of Hyatt, the company issued a statement that said,” With CPAC’s denial of any intentional connection to hate symbols and our concerns over the safety of guests and colleagues in what could have been a disruptive situation, we allowed the event to continue,” Hyatt said late on Sunday.
Even so, the Hyatt lashed out at CPAC attendees for continued hostility to their workers, whom they refer to as “colleagues.”
“Colleagues occasionally faced hostility from attendees” at the conference when attendees were reminded to wear masks and social distance. Hyatt also said it was “extremely disappointed by the disrespect many individuals involved in the event showed to our colleagues.”
In its statement on Sunday, Hyatt said: “We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company.”
Trump s not known to be a reader of the written word; in fact, he has borne the brunt of late-night comedians’ attack as a man who cannot read.
In an article in the Atlantic, dated January 5, 2018, Brendan Graham wrote, “Ironically, it was the publication of a book this week that crystallized the reality of how little Donald Trump reads. While, like many of the tendencies described in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the depth and implications of Trump’s strong preference for oral communication over the written word demand closer examination.
“He didn’t process information in any conventional sense,” Wolff writes. “He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes, he was no more than semi-literate.”
So much for that business degree from that prestigious college in Pennsylvania. I guess, daddy paid for his name to be slapped onto one of those.
Some of his detractors have argued that he has read the “Art Of the Deal,” a screed written about him, and not by him.
Others have steadfastly insisted that Trump’s favorite book, (not sure if one can have a favorite out of a sum of one) is a book of Adolph Hitler’s speeches, ‘My New Order.’
According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that Donald Trump, kept a book of Hitler’s speeches near his bed.
This leads us to conclude that Donald Trump may not be a voracious or prolific reader, but he may actually read what he wants.
There is little doubt that the policies that Trump espouses and the iconography he uses at his rallies are directly copied from Hitler’s rallies.
Please make no mistake about the fact that the ironclad support that Trump enjoys from the people who support him is directly derived from realizing that Donald Trump is a white supremacist in words and deeds.
From his Muslim ban, children in cages, immigration policy, deriding and disparaging of black women, disrespect of black athletes, racism toward China a‑la labeling the CODID-19 virus (the Chinese virus), disregard for the Palestinian people to the benefit of Israeli Jews, referring to African and Caribbean countries as shithole countries, the list goes on and on.
Donald Trump has demonstrated that what he craves is a white ethnostate, or at the very least, whites holding all of the power, everyone else relegated to second-class,and not allowed to vote.
Donald Trump made light of Joe Biden’s candidacy; he even went as far as to joke that if Joe Biden won the elections, he would leave the country; we are still awaiting that respite.
However, his venom was reserved for the Woman on the ticket, not a white woman, but a woman of African-Jamaican and Indian descent. He told his Nuremberg-like crowds that he was not opposed to a woman President; he was making sure that ‘Kamala’ was not that woman.
Surely Kamala Harris’s resume’ far exceeds anything that DonaldTrump could ever hope to accomplish, so what could be his issue with this imminently qualified woman.….…..
The consolidation of the Republican party around Donald Trump, and the party’s eventual morphing into what has now become the Trump party, could only have happened because of white resentment and grievances at the power of the minority vote.
According to some media reports, Republicans in states where they control the legislatures have written over a hundred voter-suppression bills and have already passed some.
In Georgia, in which they lost two run-offs Senate elections, they are going all out to reverse black voter participation in the process.
Of course, this is aided and abetted by the Republican majority on the Supreme Court, due to its own evisceration of sections of the 1965 voting rights act.
The John Roberts court continues to whittle away at the voting rights act,making voting for some minority groups a near impossibility. No one should be surprised by John Roberts, as a young Reagan administration lawyer John Roberts was aggressively anti-voting rights, even to the political right of Ronald Reagan. Even so ‚John Roberts may very well be the most liberal of the Republican cabal on the highest court.
In a brilliant book titled “the sum of what Racism cost everyone and how we can prosper together,” Heather McGhee wrote; Near the beginning of the century, public pools could be found in many urban areas across the country, but that all changed as cities moved to desegregate those swimming areas. Cities closed their pools rather than commit to desegregation.
Built in 1919, the Fairground Park pool in St. Louis, Missouri, was the largest in the country and probably the world, with a sandy beach, an elaborate diving board, and a reported capacity of ten thousand swimmers. When a new city administration changed the park’s policy in 1949 to allow Black swimmers, the first integrated swim ended in bloodshed. On June 21, two hundred white residents surrounded the pool with “bats, clubs, bricks, and knives” to menace the first thirty or so Black swimmers. Over the course of the day, a white mob that grew to five thousand attacked every Black person in sight around the Fairground Park. After the Fairground Park Riot, as it was known, the city returned to a segregation policy using public safety as a justification, but a successful NAACP lawsuit reopened the pool to all St. Louisans the following summer. On the first day of integrated swimming, July 19, 1950, only seven white swimmers attended, joining three brave Black swimmers under two hundred white protesters’ shouts. That first integrated summer, Fairground logged just 10,000 swims — down from 313,000 the previous summer. The city closed the pool for good six years later. Racial hatred led to St. Louis draining one of the most prized public pools in the world.
Even when they are not competing for jobs because they failed to earn the education or skills-sets required to have those jobs or opportunities, many would rather not see anyone but people who look like them having those jobs.
Whether these positions are in Government, or the private sector, their reaction is the same.
Even with an abundance that would ensure that all Americans have enough, they would rather starve along with those they do not like.
That is what’s behind this Trumpmania, grievances, & resentment. It was grievances that propelled Adolph Hitler to power; it was his fascist tendencies that plunged the world into the second world war in 1939.
America seems to be intent on a fascistic conflagration, one that is bound to engulf the nation at great peril to the rest of the world.
And it’s all because a group of people would rather drain the pool than share it even though everyone paid to build it, some more than others. After all, they gave everything, they gave their blood, even their lives.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, black achiever honoree, and creator of the blog mikebeckles.com.