1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Trump: "THE MOVEMENT is Only Just Beginning"

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by exchemist, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    11,257
    Ratings:
    +10,308
    Religion:
    RC (culturally at least)
    Did anyone pick up on Trump's use of this expression?

    "The Movement" is the name of a far-right, transnational organisation, founded in 2018 by Steve Bannon - who Trump has just pardoned.

    Details here: The Movement (populist group) - Wikipedia

    Maybe I am jumping at shadows, but I seem to hear jackboots and to see black or brown shirts.......

    Perhaps we should keep an eye on Donald Trump Junior (cf. the Le Pen dynasty).
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind Eye

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    10,324
    Ratings:
    +3,186
    I support "The Movement" and/or "The Patriot Party."
    Dig that hole.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    17,171
    Ratings:
    +9,841
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Never heard of it, but looking at the Wiki article about them, it seems as if it will likely go nowhere.

    Perot's Reform Party made a bigger splash.
     
  4. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Messages:
    7,345
    Ratings:
    +3,550
    Religion:
    Fellowship of the Mutable
    Anything that divides the Republicans would suit me. :oops:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    7,096
    Ratings:
    +1,907
    Religion:
    Unitarian Universalism,Pagan,Zen
    I agree.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  6. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    11,257
    Ratings:
    +10,308
    Religion:
    RC (culturally at least)
    You may be right.

    Thinking about it, there is something inconsistent about a trans-national organisation.......for nationalists!:D
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    19,840
    Ratings:
    +1,375
    Religion:
    Catholic
    It's been brewing for some time now. A direct antithesis to OSF and all the infiltrations they do around the world. Some I agree, and others are horrid.
     
  8. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    17,171
    Ratings:
    +9,841
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Yes, it does seem rather incongruous, especially considering the history of nationalism in Europe.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    8,698
    Ratings:
    +9,111
    Religion:
    None, a humanist who doesn't even worship humans
    I was alarmed when he mused on starting a new party -- the "Patriot Party." If ever I heard anything that said, "beware, fascism ahead," that was it.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. ecco

    ecco Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    12,901
    Ratings:
    +6,358
    Religion:
    atheist
    Not if the Nation is the White Nation.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind Eye

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    10,324
    Ratings:
    +3,186
    Just the word "Patriot" in the title will attract people like flies on s**t.
    Don't fall for it! Look what we got with the "Patriot Act!"
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    181,223
    Ratings:
    +60,428
    Religion:
    Atheist
    I hear Donald's death rattle.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    11,257
    Ratings:
    +10,308
    Religion:
    RC (culturally at least)
    Yes indeed. The Republican party will be aghast. It will potentially siphon off enough votes to deny them office. They will be on the spot if Trump is really serious.

    It may force them back to more centrist politics, to write Trump off as crazy, or they may try to move halfway towards him, to grab a portion of the votes he attracts. The risk either way has to be splitting the right of centre vote. This is what the Republicans get for supping with the devil.

    But it could well make a Senate impeachment trial go against Trump, as this will make both parties keen to stop him standing again. It's going to be fascinating to watch - from the relative safety of Europe that is.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    11,257
    Ratings:
    +10,308
    Religion:
    RC (culturally at least)
    Yes, but I really don't think all the far right parties in Europe would go for such a narrowly racist common approach. I suppose they might coalesce around an anti-islam drive, though.
     
  15. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    8,698
    Ratings:
    +9,111
    Religion:
    None, a humanist who doesn't even worship humans
    Indeed, yes! That could well prove a huge impetus towards convicting him. And McConnell's very pertinent remarks in the Senate yesterday may have spoken just as many volumes as he intended.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...