It appears the leadership of President Trump has extended beyond our shores as indicated by the recent changes the Populists in Europe are demanding. 

The new uprising political parties over there are choosing to disavow the platforms of the Socialist movements in a number of countries due to their economic failures. 

What has caused them the most concern is that their current political climate is resembling a return to Nazism which has erupted with cries of anti-Semitism throughout Europe. 

What is similar to our current political environment are those who champion identity politics upon which to make their clarion call.

All of President Trump’s current political opponents are following a path which is being resoundingly defeated by Republics much older than ours. Hopefully, more Americans are able to distinguish between totalitarianism and freedom by 2020.

H. L. Messinger,

New Braunfels

 

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Martha Mendez

"The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was about asserting the legitimacy of “white culture” and white supremacy, and defending the legacy of the Confederacy.
So why did the demonstrators chant anti-Semitic lines like “Jews will not replace us”?
The demonstration was suffused with anti-black racism, but also with anti-Semitism. Marchers displayed swastikas on banners and shouted slogans like “blood and soil,” a phrase drawn from Nazi ideology. “This city is run by Jewish communists and criminal niggers,” one demonstrator told Vice News’ Elspeth Reeve during their march. "
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/nazis-racism-charlottesville/536928/
"" I will tell you something. I watched those very closely -- much more closely than you people watched it. And you have -- you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group -- you had a group on the other side that came charging in, without a permit, and they were very, very violent...They didn’t put themselves -- and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides."
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2019/apr/26/context-trumps-very-fine-people-both-sides-remarks/

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