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MAKING AMERICA HATE AGAIN

NEW UPDATED VERSION PUBLISHED MARCH 2018…

The first version of this book, published weeks before the 2016 presidential election covered how the Trump campaign mirrored the rhetoric of fascist campaigns in Italy and Germany. In that version published prior to the election I differed with the majority of pundits who predicted Trump would be defeated, and more accurately perceived and explained the situation and why it occurred.

This updated version adds to the original version an examination of the first 400 days of the Trump presidency and examines the resistance as well.

It is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1985001136

What the book is about:

Some seventy years after the defeat of fascism in Europe, the United States elected Donald Trump. As president Trump has ordered the deportation of millions of immigrants, attacked freedom of the press and stated that those who marched along side Neo-nazi’s and white supremacist rally were “fine young men”.

How is it possible that the nation that responded to fascism in World War Two by proclaiming “we have nothing to fear, but fear itself” could give rise to this?

This well documented text examines historic similarities between Trump and earlier anti-democratic movements, explores why so much of the electorate voted for him despite his hateful rhetoric, looks at Trumps actions since taking office, contemplates what a Trump presidency could mean for the future and explores the resistance to the Trump agenda.

I invite you leave a comment or question relevant to a discussion of the book below:

DEMOCRATS WON’T AGREE TO SPEED CHILD DEPORTATIONS

With just days to go before the August recess Republican House members still haven’t come to an agreement on a bill to address the crisis created by the surge of Central American immigrant children entering the country. House Republicans remain divided on what to do, with conservatives opposing any bill that would send Obama money for immigration purposes other the deportation, while other House Republicans recommended amending the 2008 human trafficking law to speed up deportations of Central American immigrant children as part of a $1.5 billion spending package. House Republicans are scheduled to hold a meeting Friday morning to discuss how to proceed.

Because Conservative House members may oppose any bill that gives Obama funding for anything other than deportations House Speaker Boehner will need the support of House Democrats to pass a measure. But regardless of what House Republicans decide it appears House Democrats may not provide the votes needed to speed deportations, despite the fact quicker deportation is something that both Republicans and President Obama agree on.

According to a report in The Hill, a newspaper that covers congress, Democrats are largely in agreement with the due process protections in the 2008 human trafficking law that both Republicans and Obama would like to change.

According to Luis Gutierrez (D. Ill.) “Almost every Democrat I talk to says we should hold the line on laws passed to protect children from sex-trafficking and smugglers.”

According to The Hill, Gutierrez said President Obama was wrong to seek changes in the law. “I understand that people here are used to saying, ‘Oh, but you’re a Democrat, aren’t you going to follow the president? No, if the president’s wrong , the president’s wrong. I don’t think we should change the law.” Gutierrez concluded.

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