Do As I Say, Not As I Do

“Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening,” Trump told his minions in Chicago yesterday. If not for the threat of protests I have no doubts he would have continued, paraphrasing Exodus 20:2-3 by saying “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of immigrants, out of the house of Democracy.”
Then he would have followed by taking credit for paraphrasing quotes of the Italian fascist dictator, Hitler’s ally, Benito Mussolini, in:
• The Press of Italy is free…as long as it supports the regime.”
• “Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. You in America will see that some day.”
• “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”
• “We become the strongest…when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.”
Of course, at the end of WWII the Italian people executed Mussolini and dumped his body in a public square in Milan. We can only hope.

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One response to “Do As I Say, Not As I Do

  1. Haven’t kept up with your travels and pictures and am glad to see that the beautiful photographs are being posted. In my professional years, child abduction and abuse were considered crimes. Our nation has apparently been guilty of these crimes; only atonement and compensation will begin to absolve us all of being complicit because we are citizens of this nation. I’m reading “Tyrant” by Greenblatt as well as rereading some of William Shakespeare.

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