This is gonna be a very short and quick blog because I've already said my piece on Twitter, but here's how broken Facebook's algorithm is. I'll just drop my tweets here. If you can't see them, try clearing your cache or switching to a different device because HTML can be a sizzling bitchcake in Weebly.
*mass murderer. I forgot to add an extra er. SHIET! Fuck it I'll leave it alone.
*The mentality. I could sweat I hit the T key. My keyboard on my laptop does that.
My apologies for my handwriting and for any typos, but seriously just because I've shared some gun regulation shit before, play games with guns in them and have mentioned that I strongly dislike the Tea Party and conservatism, doesn't mean I would ever support such a pro-Tea Party sociopathic murderous scary psycho brand as this. It gives The United States Of America and patriots of it a bad name, it gives gun owners collectors and enthusiasts a bad name, and it gives men a bad name.
On the day of the announcement, I woke up within 28 minutes of the reveal and OH MY GOD I WANT A NINTENDO SWITCH GOOD LORD IT'S SO AWESOME AUGHUAGHUGUH- Ahem... It looks quite lovely.
The transformable three controllers in one concept, (the left and right hand sides of it slide off as their own itsy bitsy mini controllers reminiscent of the Game & Watch years,) which means that two people with just those native micro controllers can play on one portable device, or maybe even 3 if there will be any games allowing one to use the tablet and two to use the halves, (if the screen is a touch screen that is,) the pro style grip thing you can attach them to for a full pro experience, the very Amazon Kindle looking separate Switch Pro controller you can buy if you wanted it, the possibility of it going fucking 12 PLAYER if there will be any games for it allowing 4 sets of 3 Nintendo Switches to connect which would be amazing, 24 PLAYER if there will be any games allowing 8 sets of 3 to connect which would up that dose from awesome to amazeballs, maybe if there can be games allowing 8 sets of 4 players each with 2 micro controllers, a touch screen and a Pro controller per Nintendo Switch ergo allowing native 25 PLAYER GAMEPLAY which would be godly if somebody makes that real, there are so many awesome amazing possibilities this thing delivers! Many of them have been console ideas I've had for years ever since I was a 7 year old and decided that I wanted to grow up to become a game designer, console developer and wrestler! (which are still dreams of mine along side becoming the world's longest living man decades after I accomplish those. Keeping the dreams alive!) Just think about how this thing can revolutionize the way we play even beyond what the Wii and DS lines did. And those graphics! I mean I know this isn't the latest hardcore PC gaming rig and hat PC gaming will likely always have the graphical edge but for a portable console? The only thing more amazing is if they made a Nintendo Switch Pocket! This is everything the Wii u needed to be some years ago. Hmmmmng I want a Nintendo Switch!
Okay. Enough of me gushing about the sheer brilliance of this thing. Here are the top 10 games I want to see on the Nintendo Switch.
NO. 10: Etrian Odyssey.
Etrian Odyssey is already a freaking incredible series on the PSP and 3DS. I own Etrian Odyssey IV and Mystery Dungeon, and they are easily the biggest 3DS games I own in terms of sheer depth and replay value. So imagine what an HD home console Etrian Odyssey you could take on the go on the Nintendo Switch would be like? You likely wouldn't wanna stop playing it! The environments and monsters would look even more lush and detailed and encompassing. The gameplay could be refined to allow some form of multiplayer so that you and a friend can play together with the Switch's two mini controllers and the Pro controller sold separately. It would be like a couch version of D&D that you could take with you on the go! And if they can add to it deeper character customization that you can change whenever you want, it would be even harder to put down.
NO. 9: A new Bomberman.
Specifically, I want a Nintendo Switch exclusive sequel to Bomberman 64 The Second Attack. That game was my shit! Have it take place right where The Second Attack left off, make it just as deep and rich as that game in it's writing and character development, make the gameplay feel just like a more refined HD version of The Second Attack, bring out all the other Charabombs in place of just having to babysit that cute but annoyingly dumb brat Pommy so that you have that added power element from Bomberman Jetters on the Gamecube, add a fuck ton of maps and multiplayer modes reminiscent of The Second Attack, (DON'T make it a mini game collection like Bomberman Land even if that game wasn't so bad,) give it online multiplayer, pull out all the stops to make this game fucking epic. Make it the full revival of Bomberman, And whatever you do, keep to that original art style the 64 games had! Just of course in HD and with bigger environments. I guarantee you that if it's good enough, Bomberman can reach new heights of success and Konami might not look so shit. Since they bought Hudson Soft. Speaking of Konami,
No. 8: A new Mystical Ninja/Goemon.
To be honest, when I first saw Goemon when I was about 5 turning 6, he scared the shit out of me. There was something about his face, and especially that big red robot head boss spewing fire that was just absolute nightmare fuel for me. But now that I'm an adult, I have no clue why it scared me. I do remember the gameplay was pretty damn fun, I loooove the soundtrack especially for how crisp and clear the voice over work was for a still relatively early-ish N64 game, and it just has that distinctly late 80's to mid 90's Japanese flare that I love about anime and Japanese video games from that period. And with niche and nostalgic titles getting more notoriety these days than it did back then, why not bring back the Goemon franchise to the Nintendo Switch and other platforms? Much like Bomberman, all you gotta do s just upgrade the graphics an controls to something of the 2010's while keeping that classic 90's art style and flair from the N64 reimagining shown above, and you're all set. Plus, hardcore gamers and Konami haters alike have been pining for a return to the brilliance Konami had in the 80's, 90's and 2000's rather than making Pachinko machines for the Japanese market, so making even an HD remake of the N64 Goemon games could be a step in the right direction as well as an homage to the classic Konami. While were on the subject of 90's games,
NO. 7: a port of Rare Replay.
Nintendo was able to get Minecraft on the Wii U despite how that's Microsoft owned, so why not get rare replay on there as well? Sure it will be another port of a game (or in Rare replay's case several games) most people already have on other platforms, but come on now it's classic Rare! Who wouldn't wanna see Rare return to Nintendo consoles in their classic glory? And just to kick it up a notch, add all the Rare developed Donkey Kong games and Star Fox Adventures to the Switch edition of Rare replay exclusively. Or add them to replace Microsoft exclusives like Grabbed By the Ghoulies or Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts if they raise a stink. Hell say what you will about post-N64 Rare, just seeing once Microsoft exclusive Rare titles come to any other platform would be epic on historical level alone. Maybe even squeeze in some of the titles that got reworked into other games like Conker's Twelve Tails or Dinosaur Planet just to make everyone geek out at owning official releases of previously reworked and unreleased games. Just as a completion bonus. I guarantee it will even increase Nintendo Switch sales despite it being an enhanced port of enhanced ports.
NO. 6: WWE 2K on a yearly basis, WITHOUT watering down. EVER. Just the whole shebang, no compromises ever again so long as the Switch shall exist.
If you've read my blog before or met me before, you'd know that I'm a wrestling super fan. A fan of the entire sport and genre not just WWE. So what would be better for a wrestling fan, than being able to continue to create their wrestlers, tweak their arenas and belts, invent new moves, sick Asuka on Eva Marie and #BeatUpJohnCena anywhere and everywhere they go? We haven't seen a WWE game hit a Nintendo home console since about WWE'13, we haven't seen a WWE game hit a Nintendo portable console since WWE All Stars, and we haven't seen a worthy portable wrestling game from the WWE... ever. Unless you count the PSP ports of the Smackdown VS Raw series. A whole publisher has died and been swallowed by 2K in that time! (THQ) That's a long time to not be able to give someone a last ride off the top of Hell In A Cell through the commentary booth on the same console you make plumbers stomp on walking mushrooms. The Switch could use a main series, unaltered, full-featured wrestling game especially if it's the WWE 2K series. Just imagine playing your Switch version next to someone playing the PS4 or Xbox One edition and comparing graphics and sound quality. And if the people over at 2K decide t finally make the Creation Suite cross-platform, where for example, you could make Waluigi on the Switch and then download and play it on PS4, that would justify buying two port of the same game. Make it happen 2K!
NO. 5: Sonic Adventure 3.
I know, it's about as likely to happen as Beyond Good & Evil 2 or Half Life 3, but a guy can dream can't he?
First thing's first, refine the momentum and precision of the controls and gameplay a tad. Don't get me wrong, I still love the original Sonic Adventure games on Dreamcast and especially the Gamecube remakes, but after playing SA2 for a few hours I realized that it's a lot more slippery than I remember! So if you can make it feel just as tight as Sonic Generations, even using the Hedgehog Engine, but make it also feel just as free to control and as non-linear as the OG Sonic Adventure duo we all hold near and deer to our hearts, then the gameplay would feel pretty much perfect. Bring back Chao Garden, but this introduce the option of assigning Chao to use in certain situations to find hidden secrets in levels, take down distant enemies quicker and achieve other obstacles, without making the game baby level easy. Just to give you even more of a reason to raise Chao besides them being so cute and lovable and addictive to raise. Since the Switch is already portable, you might not need to make a portable Chao micro game! Just make Chao Garden it's own separate game accessible via Sonic Adventure 3 and packed with mini games and items more so than ever. With up to 6 separate gardens with an additional Hero and Dark garden for when your Chao are grown. Also, supply Sonic Adventure 3 and Chao Garden with online multiplayer, DLC Action Stages and even free seasonal and promotional DLC. Just like what the Dreamcast editions of SA1 and 2 had but with extra Action Stages to play. Not just missions. Just a suggestion, if you wanna add more bang for people's bucks, package it with a Nintendo Switch port of Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on a double pack. With Chao compatibility to Sonic Adventure 3's Chao Garden. Meaning you can migrate Chao between all three games. How awesome would that be?
NO. 4: The return of epic Square Enix RPGs.
This is cheating a bit as this would be several games, but it's my countdown so I'll include it anyway.
Beyond just Switch games like Dragon Quest X and current Square Enix RPGs I'd love to see on The Switch like Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn and Kingdom Hearts III, I wanna see the return of many of their other RPGs. Epic adventures like Final Fantasy Tactics, the Chrono series, the works. Even the stuff that debuted on the Playstation like Final Fantasy Tactics. If it was an RPG title by Square Enix and it was awesome, and the story calls for a new installment, bring it on over to the Nintendo Switch! Those Square RPGs were a staple of the SNES and Playstation regardless of what sold extremely well or just well enough for a niche, so imagine what an RPG powerhouse The Switch could be if they play their cards right. Especially since Nintendo''s previous handhelds the Game Boy Advance, the DS and the 3DS were RPG powerhouses themselves! I'm getting giddy just thinking about the possibilities. While we're at it, if the Nintendo Switch is region free, maybe bring back the All Star Pro-Wrestling series complete with today's New Japan Pro Wrestling, StArDoM, Dragoongate and Pro Wrestling NOAH stars just for me. Japanese wrestling needs some current console market love.
NO. 3: A new Katamari title.
For the record, I want Namco Bandai to make a new Katamari game across as many platforms as possible starting with the PS4 and Wii U. But could you imagine a home console grade Katamari game you could take with you anywhere you wanted to? That would be epic! And just imagine sharing the mini controllers with a friend and steering a Katamari together in a much less confusing way than previous co-op missions in past Katamari games. Imagine dressing up the Prince Of All Cosmos or his cousins up as Mario or Fox McCloud or Samus Aran just 'cause Nintendo. And if that screen is a touch screen, adding additional gimmicks from Touch My Katamari but applying more use for them. Not to mention freaking out the local crack head as you show him the psychedelic colors swirling and flashing about. Though that could be dangerous and nobody wants their Switch to be stolen.
If they keep to the original art style and don't make The King Of All Cosmos as scary as he was in Touch My Katamari, we cool.
NO. 2: Mega Man Legends 3
It's been far too long since the last Megaman Legends game, and far too long since the much talked about cancellation of MML3 5 years ago. A whole kindergartner has been born in that time period! You may already know, I'm actually a part of the 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Megaman Legends 3 movement which you can help out a ton, buy visiting our support hub. (cheap plug) There are so many reasons as to why this needs to be brought back from the dead.
For one, it can drastically improve Capcom's PR even if there are a scant few whiny fanboys out there who refuse to touch any Megaman game not developed by Keiji Inafune and still treat him like he's god. (Though they'll gladly play the ZX or Zero series any day, and those weren't directed by Inafune. Ha!) Secondly, the game looked freaking incredible and could have solved the greatest cliff hanger in Megaman history.
Third, improved controls.
Fourth, it would take advantage of new hardware if they decided to bring it back, develop it for the witch and 3DS, and somewhere down the line make a PS4 port if enough people demand it. (AND THEY WILL)
Fifth, you've already seen that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands who would love to see this game get revived. Even the fans who hated Megaman Legends 1!
Sixth, niche titles are kind of a thing now. Just look at the buzz rare replay got. Get on that!
Seventh, think of the merchandise you could sell just from the hype train alone over MML3's would-be revival. Shirts and bobble heads will fly off the shelves even faster than before, because if anything MML3's cancellation 5 years ago has actually built a steady fanbase for the Legends sub series!
Eighth, MML3 has brand new characters to flesh out! Barrett, Aero and the rest of the Bright Bats looked too cool to just drop like that. And I gotta know, who are The Roast Beefs?
Ninth, despite the iffy reviews from critics and fans alike, the lost hype and the low sales post-Kickstarter, just look at the slaying Mighty No.9 made on Kickstarter when it was initially announced. Sure it sadly didn't turn out nearly as great as I hoped it would and wasn't that well received, but so was Megaman Legends when it was released. And with all the e-drama MML3's death caused Capcom, and the high demand people have had for it since it's death, perhaps reviving i on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo could be lucrative? That Megaman board game did do pretty well on Kickstarter despite some small minority backlash from fanboys bashing everything you do if it isn't Megaman 11 or Legends 3.
Tenth, on a personal note, my colleagues at 100,000 Strong For Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 and I have worked for too long, and too hard for our efforts to not get noticed.
Phew! That was an impromptu top 10 within a top 10!
Capcom, look at your real demographic. The hardcore niche audiences that want series like Megaman legends, Power Stone and Rival Schools to make a come back. Unlike most, I won't get all petty and tell you to stop making Street Fighter or to kill the new Dante or halt Resident Evil and Monster Hunter just to make Megaman games, because I realize you need to make money and those franchises do sell well. But you can make twice that much hand over fist, by answering the cries of your niche audiences starting with the revival of The Megaman legends 3 Project. Pick it up right where it left off, release Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Edition on the 3DS and maybe even Switch eShop or perhaps the PSN once you're done ironing out ports, see the sales pile in, make new monthly Devroom events over at Capcom Unity, Capcom Europe and My Capcom among your other worldly official forums and networks, get the fans involved just like 5 years ago, and eventually bring us the full game you promised without a single compromise. That's all I ask.
No. 1: A true sequel to Super Mario RPG Legend Of The Seven Stars.
Don't get me wrong. I loved the Paper Mario games, I had fun with at least a demo of one of the Mario & Luigi games, but none of them are true sequels to my top favorite game of all time Super Mario RPG Legend Of The Seven Stars. The game is freaking brilliant!
Nintendo and Square Enix need to get together and make a Switch sequel to what could be the greatest game ever made in the history of mankind, Super Mario RPG Legend Of The Seven Stars. Picking up right where the last game left off, using the old art style, (just with today's HD 3D models and environments,) the old isometric view, the old control scheme and gameplay, but this time allow the player to turn the camera with the right stick and smoothly walk in a full 360 motion with the right stick. Perhaps switching between 8-way movement and 360 degree movement by clicking the right stick if the sticks still click. Maybe allow the player to have more than 3 team mates at a time. Maybe allow the players to use FP based attacks outside of battles for tasks such as breaking barriers or floating across chasms. Kinda like Paper Mario! Introduce more of those cinematic and amazing mini game like missions like mine cart riding, waterfall riding and mountain climbing to name only three as an example, to really immerse the player in the story and adventure just like the first Mario RPG did. But most importantly along with art style, make the music sound just as great as the SNES original did, and bring back some old familiar faces like Mallow and m'boy Geno. As well as being able to have princess Peach and Bowser on your team and introducing some new faces. Maybe Toadofsky could have a son who uses music as a weapon? Maybe Luigi can join the party with a new gadget from Dr. E. Gadd? Perhaps you can be joined by a friendly Dry Bones?
And just like the original, some Square Enix cameos can be in order. Like Sora from Kingdom Hearts letting you borrow his keyblade or the final boss from Final Fantasy XV can be a secret boss in the now expanded Monstro City. (Formerly Monstro Town.) Maybe the cast of Bravely Second can bump into you at a cafe. Just think of the possibilities!
But this is just my personal top 10 list. What games do you wanna see on the Nintendo Switch? Let me know in the comments.
I bet you're pretty tired of seeing so many articles and videos about, for or against Donald J. Trump. He's fucking everywhere. He is to politics and social media, what Lightning McQueen was to Wal Marts and shopping malls back in 2005. You can't escape him! And as an entity, he's like that brand new brand of synthetic weed or tobacco product you and your other smart friends tell your dumb friends and the public not to do, yet the lowest common denominators of society insist on smoking or sucking it anyway until they eventually die young. Or that dumb stunt or viral internet "CHALLENGE" the news warns you to not do, and you and your smart friends ask yourselves "why would you do that?" and still don't do because know better, yet dumb as hell "dont tel me wht 2 do ur jus a H8R!!!" idiots even above the age of 17 do it anyway, they get hurt from it, and then they need to be taken to the hospital because they gave themselves severe burns and broken bones and become a laughing stock because of it. And/or, they die young from it.
Donald Trump is like a real life version of The Manchurian Candidate except born in America and likely not brainwashed and paid by outside forces to run for office. And depending on what side they're on, the mainstream and liberal media showcase facts that he is a racist, misogynist, LGBTphobic, xenophobic, anti-poor, islamophobic bigot who has no political experience and should not become president, while Conservative media says "oh you're just taking it all out of context he never said that!" (after we see LIVE VIDEO PROOF that he did,) or even some of their correspondents denounce his Republican status, denounce his American status, (usually if the source is Libertarian,) and urge you to vote for anyone else or even not vote at all. While the Alt-Cons of the internet swear up and down that he's the absolute best choice we could possibly have, anybody who disagrees is an SJW "cuck" or hippie letting people walk all over them, and some even admit he is a bigot and praise him for it. Some of them even black, female or in Milo Yiannopoulos' case, gay! Isn't that like a Mexican voting for Bush? Or the Christian joining the Tali Ban? Just dumb really.
But beyond the severe misogyny, the unapologetic racism and islamophobia, the casual LGBTphobia, his views on the poor and how he thinks anybody of brown skin is an illegal immigrant only here to sell drugs and rape people, the thing I'm most afraid of when it comes to Trump is the probability of him starting a new axis of evil. I'm serious about this.
Now of course there is the possibility of Trump just being a bad president and each and every consecutive decision he makes getting vetoed, or he gets impeached on his first catastrophic decision, or maybe there could be the more cartoon like possibility of someone in congress paying an assassin to murder him just to further force him out of the oval office permanently. (that last one isn't very likely though,) if we're lucky he could turn out to be George W. Bush with a broader vocabulary. Which would still be awful but at least not s apocalyptic. There could be an extremely slim chance of him playing his own voter base for fools, and doing none of what he promised as well. Which would make him a conservative Democrat in conservative Republican's clothing. But the likelihood of him being the worst president since W, biggest threat to social justice since McCarthy and most tyrannical force since Hitler, are still much broader possibilities if he becomes president.
Let's just start with the Hitller comparisons. Like how he wants to build a wall across the Mexican border and seal out an entire portion of the continent, all because of the drug lords and rapists and other violent stereotypes. Which Trump claimed Mexico is bringing to the country rather than their best. And, he wants to ID Muslims and even kick them out of the country simply because of the terrorists. Doesn't all that xenophobia seem familiar? Here's a history lesson from Yad Vashem.
"The Rise of the Nazis to Power in GermanyHitler and the Nazi Party rose to power due to the social and political circumstances that characterized the interwar period in Germany. Many Germans could not concede their country’s defeat in World War I, arguing that “backstabbing” and weakness in the rear had paralyzed and, eventually, caused the front to collapse. The Jews, they claimed, had done much to spread defeatism and thus destroy the German army. Democracy in the Weimar Republic, they argued, was a form of governance that had been imposed on Germany and was unsuited to the German nature and way of life. They construed the terms of the Versailles peace treaty and the steep compensation payments that it entailed as revenge by the victors and a glaring injustice. This frustration, together with intransigent resistance and warnings about the surging menace of Communism, created fertile soil for the growth of radical right-wing groups in Germany, spawning entities such as the Nazi Party.
In 1925, a transitory economic upturn and a promising political dialogue brought relative calm into sight. However, the severe international economic crisis that erupted in 1929 carried the instability to new heights.
In 1919, Adolf Hitler, a released soldier wounded in WWI, joined a small and insignificant group called theNational Socialist Party. He became the group’s leader and formulated the racial and antisemitic principles in its charter. In 1923 party activists led a revolt and tried to seize power in Munich, but failed. Hitler was imprisoned, during which time he wrote his venomous book Mein Kampf (My Struggle), in which he expressed his ideas about racial theory and Nazi global dominion. Hitler realized that he must employ legitimate democratic means in his struggle to seize power. However, he and his associates left no doubt about their belief in democratic freedoms as mere tools with which power might be attained. After his release Hitler reorganized the party.
In the 1924 Reichstag elections, the Nazi Party received three percent of the votes cast and was represented in the parliament by fourteen delegates. In the 1928 elections, its support declined; the party was able to send only twelve delegates to the legislature. The turnaround came in 1930, the first elections after the economic crisis began. Surprisingly, the Nazis received 18.3 percent of the vote and sent 107 delegates to the Reichstag, the German Parliament. In July 1932, with 230 mandates, they became the largest faction in the House — a political force that made an impact and acceded to power legitimately. President Paul von Hindenburg gave Hitler the mandate to form a government, and Hitler became Chancellor on January 30, 1933.
The Beginning of the Persecution of Jews in GermanyIn the 1930s, Germany’s Jews – some 500,000 people – made up less than one percent (0.8%) of the German population. Most considered themselves loyal patriots, linked to the German way of life by language and culture. They excelled in science, literature, the arts, and economic enterprise. 24% of Germany’s Nobel Prize winners were Jewish. However, conversion, intermarriage, and declining birth rates, led some to believe that Jewish life was doomed to disappear from the German scene altogether.
The paradox was that Nazi ideology stemmed from Germany and the German people, among whom Jews eagerly wanted to acculturate. Indeed, there was a widespread belief amongst many Jews in the illusion that the role they played within industry and trade and their contributions to the German economy would prevent the Germans from completely excluding them.
Nazi anti-Jewish policy functioned on two primary levels: legal measures to expel the Jews from society and strip them of their rights and property while simultaneously engaging in campaigns of incitement, abuse, terror and violence of varying proportions. There was one goal: to make the Jews leave Germany.
On March 9, 1933, several weeks after Hitler assumed power, organized attacks on Jews broke out across Germany. Two weeks later, the Dachau concentration camp, situated near Munich, opened. Dachau became a place of internment for Communists, Socialists, German liberals and anyone considered an enemy of the Reich. It became the model for the network of concentration camps that would be established later by the Nazis. Within a few months, democracy was obliterated in Germany, and the country became a centralized, single-party police state.
On April 1, 1933, a general boycott against German Jews was declared, in which SA members stood outside Jewish-owned stores and businesses in order to prevent customers from entering.
Approximately one week later, a law concerning the rehabilitation of the professional civil service was passed. The purpose of the legislation was to purge the civil service of officials of Jewish origin and those deemed disloyal to the regime. It was the first racial law that attempted to isolate Jews and oust them from German life. The first laws banished Jews from the civil service, judicial system, public medicine, and the German army (then being reorganized). Ceremonial public book burnings took place throughout Germany. Many books were torched solely because their authors were Jews. The exclusion of Jews from German cultural life was highly visible, ousting their considerable contribution to the German press, literature, theater, and music.
In September 1935 the “Nuremberg Laws” were passed, stripping the Jews of their citizenship and forbidding intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews. Jews were banned from universities; Jewish actors were dismissed from theaters; Jewish authors’ works were rejected by publishers; and Jewish journalists were hard-pressed to find newspapers that would publish their writings. Famous artists and scientists played an important role in this campaign of dispossession and party labeling of literature, art, and science. Some scientists and physicians were involved in the theoretical underpinnings of the racial doctrine."
Do you really want that to happen to Latinos and Muslims? And if you do, do you think that anybody brown should die and suffer for the actions of terrorists even if they are of no relation to the terrorists? I'd almost feel sorry for you if you do want every Muslim to be punished over ISIS and every Latino to be shut out of the country because of The Latin Kings. That's like shutting out white people because of the KKK or IDing blacks because of the Boko Haram. It would be STUPID.
What about Donald Trump's rise? He popularized the birther movement when Barack Obama first started running for president asking him for his birth certificate, swearing up and down that he's a Kenyan Muslim, he built a movement on hate and xenophobia and leached off the anger of the racist end of blue collar workers sick and tired of the current establishment, rose to power based solely on threats and xenophobic rants fueled by xenophobic rage, beat out actual politicians (and one doctor) to become the Republican nominee, and if he wins, will basically be an angry ranting raving tyrant with no political history until now bordering out any foreigners and IDing an entire religion to segregate. Hmm. Doesn't that seem familiar? This is from The US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
"In the early 1930s, the mood in Germany was grim. The worldwide economic depression had hit the country especially hard, and millions of people were out of work. Still fresh in the minds of many was Germany's humiliating defeat fifteen years earlier during World War I, and Germans lacked confidence in their weak government, known as the Weimar Republic. These conditions provided the chance for the rise of a new leader, Adolf Hitler, and his party, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi party for short.
Hitler was a powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for change. He promised the disenchanted a better life and a new and glorious Germany. The Nazis appealed especially to the unemployed, young people, and members of the lower middle class (small store owners, office employees, craftsmen, and farmers).
The party's rise to power was rapid. Before the economic depression struck, the Nazis were practically unknown, winning only 3 percent of the vote to the Reichstag (German parliament) in elections in 1924. In the 1932 elections, the Nazis won 33 percent of the votes, more than any other party. In January 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor, the head of the German government, and many Germans believed that they had found a savior for their nation
KEY DATESJUNE 28, 1919
TREATY OF VERSAILLES ENDS WORLD WAR I
In the Treaty of Versailles, which followed German defeat in World War I, the victorious powers (the United States, Great Britain, France, and other allied states) impose severe terms on Germany. Germany, under threat of invasion, is forced to sign the treaty. Among other provisions, Germany accepts responsibility for the war and agrees to make huge payments (known as reparations), limit its military to 100,000 troops, and transfer territory to its neighbors. The terms of the treaty lead to widespread political discontent in Germany. Adolf Hitler gains support by promising to overturn them.
OCTOBER 24, 1929
STOCK MARKET CRASH IN NEW YORK
The plummet in the value of stocks that is associated with the New York stock market crash brings a rash of business bankruptcies. Widespread unemployment occurs in the United States. The "Great Depression," as it is called, sparks a worldwide economic crisis. In Germany, six million are unemployed by June 1932. Economic distress contributes to a meteoric rise in the support for the Nazi party. As a result, the Nazi party wins the votes of almost 40 of the electorate in the Reichstag (German parliament) elections of July 1932. The Nazi party becomes at this point the largest party in the German parliament.
NOVEMBER 6, 1932
NAZIS LOSE SUPPORT IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
In the Reichstag (German parliament) elections of November 1932, the Nazis lose almost two million votes from the previous elections of July. They win only 33 percent of the vote. It seems clear that the Nazis will not gain a majority in democratic elections, and Adolf Hitler agrees to a coalition with conservatives. After months of negotiations, the president of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg, will appoint Hitler chancellor of Germany in a government seemingly dominated by conservatives on January 30, 1933."
And what about how Kim Jong Un likes him and how Trump seems willing to work with him. And how Trump might be in cahoots with Putin even encouraged Russian hackers to hack into Hillary's Email. Let's not forget how North Korea is totalitarian and isolated, and how Russia is politically corrupt to the point where the countries they annexed are trying to leave them. Hmm! Sounds familiar doesn't it? This is from The US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
"There were two major alliances during World War II: the Axis and the Allies.
The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan. These three countries recognized German domination over most of continental Europe; Italian domination over the Mediterranean Sea; and Japanese domination over East Asia and the Pacific. The Allied Powers were led by Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union
Although the Axis partners never developed institutions to coordinate foreign or military policy as the Allies did, the Axis partners had two common interests: 1) territorial expansion and foundation of empires based on military conquest and the overthrow of the post-World War I international order; and 2) the destruction or neutralization of Soviet Communism.
On November 1, 1936, Germany and Italy, reflecting their common interest in destabilizing the European order, announced a Rome-Berlin Axis one week after signing a treaty of friendship. Nearly a month later, on November 25, 1936, Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan signed the so-called Anti-Comintern Pact directed at the Soviet Union. Italy joined the Anti-Comintern Pact on November 6, 1937. On May 22, 1939, Germany and Italy signed the so-called Pact of Steel, formalizing the Axis alliance with military provisions. Finally, on September 27, 1940, Germany, Italy, and Japan signed the Tripartite Pact, which became known as the Axis alliance.
Even before the Tripartite Pact, two of the three Axis powers had initiated conflicts that would become theaters of war in World War II. On July 7, 1937, Japan invaded China to initiate the war in the Pacific. The German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, unleashed the European war. Italy entered World War II on the Axis side on June 10, 1940, as the defeat of France became apparent.
Other Countries Join the Axis Alliance
In July 1940, just weeks after the defeat of France, Hitler decided that Nazi Germany would attack the Soviet Union the following spring. In order to secure raw materials, transit rights for German troops, and troop contributions for the invasion from sympathetic powers, Germany began to cajole and pressure the southeast European states to join the Axis. Nazi Germany offered economic aid to Slovakia and military protection and Soviet territory to Romania, while warning Hungary that recent German support for Hungarian annexations of Czechoslovak and Romanian territory might change to the benefit of Slovakia and Romania.
Italy’s failed effort to conquer Greece in the late autumn and winter of 1940-1941 exacerbated German concerns about securing their southeastern flank in the Balkans. Greek entry into the war and victories in northern Greece and Albania allowed the British to open a Balkan front against the Axis in Greece that might threaten Romania’s oil fields, which were vital to Nazi Germany’s invasion plans. To subdue Greece and move the British off the European mainland, Nazi Germany now required troop transport through Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
After the Italo-Greek front opened on October 28, 1940, German pressure on Hungary and the Balkan States intensified. Hoping for preferential economic treatment, mindful of recent German support for annexation of northern Transylvania, and eager for future Axis support for acquiring the remainder of Transylvania, Hungary joined the Axis on November 20, 1940.
Having already requested and received a German military mission in October 1940, the Romanians joined on November 23, 1940. They hoped that loyal support for a German invasion of the Soviet Union and faithful oil deliveries would destroy the Soviet threat, return the provinces annexed by the Soviet Union in June 1940, and win German support for the return of northern Transylvania. Both politically and economically dependent on Germany for its very existence as an “independent” state, Slovakia followed suit on November 24.
Bulgaria, whose leaders were reluctant to get involved in a war with the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia, which was nominally an ally of Greece, stalled, resisting German pressure. After the Germans offered Greek territory in Thrace and exempted it from participation in the invasion of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria joined the Axis on March 1, 1941.
When the Germans agreed to settle for Yugoslav neutrality in the war against Greece, without demanding transit rights for Axis troops, Yugoslavia reluctantly joined the Axis on March 25, 1941. Two days later, Serbian military officers overthrew the government that had signed the Tripartite Pact. After the subsequent invasion and dismemberment of Yugoslavia by Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Bulgaria in April, the newly established and so-called Independent State of Croatia joined the Axis on June 15, 1941.
On June 26, 1941, four days after the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, Finland, seeking to regain territory lost during the 1939-1940 Winter War, entered the war against the USSR as a “co-belligerent.” Finland never signed the Tripartite Pact.
After Japan’s surprise attack on the United States fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, and the declaration of war on the United States by Germany and the European Axis powers within a week, the Atlantic and Pacific wars became a truly world war.
Defeat of the Axis Powers
The Allied Powers, led by Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union, defeated the Axis in World War II.
Italy was the first Axis partner to give up: it surrendered to the Allies on September 8, 1943, six weeks after leaders of the Italian Fascist Party deposed Fascist leader and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
On August 23, 1944, following the overthrow of dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu, Romania switched sides: Romanian troops fought alongside Soviet troops for the remainder of the war.
After the Soviets rejected its offer of an armistice, Bulgaria surrendered on September 8, 1944, as the Communist-led Fatherland Front seized power from the Axis government in a coup and then declared war on Nazi Germany.
On September 19, 1944, Finland signed an armistice with the Soviet Union.
The German occupation of Hungary in March 1944 succeeded in its primary purpose: to prevent the Hungarian leaders from deserting the Axis as the Romanians would later do. Hungary never surrendered; the war ended for Hungary only when Soviet troops drove the last pro-Axis Hungarian troops and police units and the members of the Arrow Cross government across Hungary’s western border into Austria in early April 1945.
Slovakia, which German troops occupied in the summer of 1944 to suppress the Slovak uprising, remained in the Axis as a puppet state until the Soviets captured the capital, Bratislava, in early April 1945.
Fanatical remnants of the Croat Ustasa remained in Croatia until Tito’s Partisans captured or drove them across the border into German-occupied Slovenia and Austria itself in the last days of April 1945.
On May 7, 1945, seven days after Hitler committed suicide, Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. Japan fought on alone, surrendering formally on September 2, 1945."
So at the very very worst case scenario, Donald Trump could very well form a brand new axis of evil with North Korea and Vladimir Putin.
Donald Trump's role would be like Hitler. The ranting raving tyrant with bad hair swooped to his left, isolating the country, IDing an entire religion that will likely get killed if they retaliate, kicking out several races just for looking illegal in his eyes, ruining our PR and polluting the environment, and dealing with two of the most evil dictators in the world. I wouldn't put it past Trump if he starts torturing immigrants and Muslims worse than the patriot act and trying to extort money out of Mexico to make them pay for the wall. Which they've said they won't.
Kim Jong Un's roll will be that of Hirohito's. His country is isolated, anyone who criticizes him gets murdered, and if Trump helps him "bring peace to Korea" that would mean North Korea invading South Korea and destroying them. Sure Korea would become united, but under totalitarian dictatorship, communism and tyranny. It would suck to be in Korea. With a little bit of our help. More on that later.
Vladimir Putin would be Mussolini. The middle man. Helping out America and (if they can comply) North Korea in our tyranny, and not doing that much except keeping all the countries that want to leave captive to Russia. No matter how much they protest. Even tear gassing r shooting anybody who fights back. Except this time, Trump will be the financial wing Mussolini was, and Putin would focus more on annexing like Hitler. So Trump, Putin and Kim Jong would basically share all three roles depending on what they do exactly.
Trump could sign a partnership with Putin and Kim Jong to form an alliance. Within this alliance, he could use some of his own money and our hard earned tax dollars to fund whatever North Korea and Russia need, such as nuclear weapon development, negotiations to invade other countries and annex them, inhumane tests on humans and animals, propaganda programs to boost PR locally to keep the public brainwahsed and obedient, and other governmental programs that would spell victory for them, and bloodshed for anybody around them. Kim Jong could "bring peace to Korea" by invading South Korea by force like I said, bombing the fuck out of them and eventually taking them over as millions try desperately to flee the country and not get killed during the waves of despicable bloodshed, before North Korea takes measures to bomb and invade Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, China and any country he may not like or who does not trust him or what would make Korea larger. Some of our money could go to Putin as well, who could nuke any neighboring country that says boo to Putin, and also invade and annex foreign lands much like Kim Jong would be doing. Not to mention hold the countries that were already annexed by Russia hostage despite how they all want independence. As Russia ad North Korea grow bigger and bigger, (if successful in some invasions,) they will eventually meet neck and neck. We could start World War III with the Middle East, and do to that entire continent what the terrorist organizations have been doing to western countries like us, only for the terrorists to retaliate harder than ever with more suicide bombers and spies who can blow up entire blocks and major buildings this time as revenge and not just because we think differently from them. It would be a war without a single good guy to root for! Who could you cheer? The Tali Ban or The Nazis? Should you root for the evil terrorist organizations that give Islam a bad name, or the reincarnation of the Nazi party headed by rich American Hitler, and backed up by a bond villain and a crazy North Korean otaku Hitler?
Chaos would ensue, blood would splatter everywhere, towns and city districts across the Middle East, Asia, Northeast Europe and North America would be blown to smithereens by suicide bombers, murderers, terrorists, neo-Nazis, the KKK insurgents, Middle Eastern insurgents, Russian troops, American troops, American gangs and North Korean militias, panic will abound as hardly single nook or cranny would be safe to hide in for long, the air, sea and sky will be polluted in nuclear fallout, smog, pollution and the splattered guts of human citizens as well as the terrorists and troops, landmarks would be defaced, buildings would be in shambles with millions of unrecognizable dead bodies scattered about the wreckage, and since Trump would be played a fool by both Kim Jong and Putin, eventually either one of them could very easily assassinate him on live TV and take us over, as they too would bomb the west coast and take celebrities hostage to brainwash them into allies! And should their invasions become successful enough that they meet neck and neck or even just start gaining power at all, either one of them could turn on each other and have a civil war within this disastrous world war! It would be an international catastrophe that would make The Iraq War and Vietnam War both look like an episode of Dora The Explorer. IS THIS WHAT WE REALLY WANT?
And should they fail in their invasions, they will suck more, and more, and more, and more and fucking more of our money and Trump's money like a god damned vacuum, until eventually the stock market crashes, we go in the red harder than the end of George W. Bush's second term, the partnership could end, and we would go to war with Russia and North Korea as well as the Middle East, with hardly a single country that would want to be our allies because we partnered with the wrong dictators, and because we picked the copper headed Hitler like bigoted blowhard reality show star "Get rich quick" ponzi scheming celebutante over the more qualified Democrat lady, the Green Party lady with more experience at being a female nominee, and the questionable Libertarian guy. Meaning that we would be fucked. HARD. We would be nuked faster than a pop tart in a microwave. No matter how many armed forces we have. Because most of the world would ditch us and send our troops we have stationed over there packing, because Trump would have won the election and Trump would have partnered with Putin and Kim Jong in the first place! We would be like a quadriplegic man covered in head cheese in the middle of a zombie infested shopping mall. In the dark. DO YOU WANT THAT?
Again, that's still the worst possible case scenario. And that is what I'm most afraid of when it comes to Donald J. Trump becoming our 45th president of the United States.
Our political choices this election is pretty damned fucked up. Sure there's Hillary, and sure she could be the first female POTUS ever, but her nomination was rigged, her running mate is a bit of a douche, and she's only been a progressive (or portrayed the role of one) ever since Bernie Sanders (my first pick) started talking. We have Jill Stein, who I am voting for, (unless Bernie's somehow on the ballot in my state despite Hillary's nomination,) but I do have to admit her ideas are outlandish and she too is fooled by Putin. Sure Gary Johnson isn't a Republican and he certainly isn't Trump, but his politics sound pretty damned Repub. And it's estimated that despite such an even louder outcry for a third party, America is still closed minded to third party and moderate or truly progressive voices VS the neo-liberal pretend progressives of the Democrats and the increasingly more bigoted Republicans. We're basically between a rock, a hard place, a hard place with a crack in it so you can get a little bit of sun, and the detonation button that would cause the apocalypse. That rock is Clinton, that hard place is Johnson, that crack is Stein, and that button is Trump.
Just, please. Whatever you do. VOTE FOR ANYBODY BUT TRUMP! I'll gladly vote for that Norwegian metal star Gylve Fenris Nagell over Trump.
Orion Xavierbezaleel Ake AKA Handlebar-Orion X.