As JFK might have said, "Wir sind heute alle Deutsche aus den 1930er Jahren" We are all 1930s Germans today."
A friend who is a recently naturalized citizen asked me the significance of the election today. I replied that we are all 1930's Germans. In the 1930's, Germans enabled Adolph Hitler to reach and consolidate his power.
Americans face a similar situation today. It's not just Trump, the malignant narcissist, fascist authoritarian who has repeatedly expressed his envy of and admiration for the worst fascist authoritarian leaders around the world. America faces a corporatized structural system that has taken control of all three branches of government, using, as a primary means, voter disenfranchisement.
If you are usually a far left voter for Greens, this is not the time to vote that way. If you are a lifetime Republican, this is not the time to maintain that tradition. If you are a Libertarian, this is the time to lean towards the liberal, social side of your ideology. If you don't believe that voting makes a difference, wake up. If you've been saying, "give Trump a chance," it's time to face the reality that he is the worst, most dangerous president in the history of the United States. Even Fox News refused to run the racist ad he advocated.
This election is the most important election in modern history. Don't make the mistake the Germans made in the 1930s. Vote to take the power away from Trump and his supporters. The Democrats are a big, a huge problem. But this election will include many people who didn't take corporate money, and they will bring independence to the party and WE will force the Democratic party to embrace them as the new generation of leaders.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.