Now transcriptions of Trump’s inaugural speech are available, I can confirm the historic echo I thought I heard.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

Wow!  That is surely too close to be pure coincidence.  His own words, or a speechwriter?

One people, one nation, one leader.

But will he do as well as his role model in rebuilding his country’s infrastructure and industries?  History tells us where that eventually leads.

Posted on January 21, 2017, in USA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I heard the speech live and found parallels with the rather cringeworthy (and unofficial) KPMG corporate anthem of a few years back (which was itself parodied in the form of the KPMG Teutonic Megamix that was a take on speeches from Nuremberg circa 1934!). Perhaps the same lyrics writers?

  2. In all honesty, I’m not sure why the media is being so reticent in deploying the word “fascism” in this context. It’s been clear for months what Trump is.
    – Preaches a message of national unity and renewal – check.
    – Encourages his followers to hound and persecute his opponents – check
    – Dehumanises those not in his in-group – check

    On the other hand, he hasn’t actually tried to imprison Hillary, so maybe there’s still some hope that he won’t go full Mussolini.

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