Stephen Miller must have the original copy of Mein Kampf, the autobiographical manifesto by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, because he has learned well but, we've seen this before so it won't work this time. Bruce Lindner I didn’t watch it, but apparently Trump gave quite the historically inaccurate stemwinder last night. This graphic came from the Fox News banner touting his hate-fest. . On the anniversary where we all come together as Americans to celebrate our independence; an independence conceived of by arguably left-leaning revolutionaries (with the possible exception of John Adams), here stands this dumpy lump of Trump before Mount Rushmore, fantasizing about how his own face will look up there alongside Abe’s—and what is his message on this night? That the opposition party wants to destroy America. Because it’s been taken over by “far-left fascists.” . Back in 2008, Jonah Goldberg, son of Lucianne Goldberg (remember her?) wrote a book called “Liberal Fascism.” The title itself was the hook. Until then, as anyone with the IQ of cottage cheese knows, fascism is a far-right form of government. But Goldberg and others during the Gingrich era were sick and tired of the new Republican right being mentioned in the same breath with fascism. Fascism evokes dark memories of Nazism, Hitler, Mussolini, Franco etc. So Jonah spun the hell out of that in his book. . I read it when it first came out (spoiler alert: it’s dreadful). The premise went something like this: Fascism is a form of brutal totalitarianism. Totalitarianism is antithetical to freedom. Hitler was a totalitarian. So was Franco. But so too were Stalin, Castro and Mao. And they were all unabashedly leftists. Ergo, “liberal fascism.“ . Wrong. . Marxism, Communism, etc. were/are totalitarian forms of government of the extreme LEFT. Fascism is a totalitarian form of government of the extreme RIGHT. . File that under “DOCUMENTED HISTORY.” . The very phrases “liberal fascism” or “far-left fascism” are self-cancelling. That’s like being accused of being an evangelical atheist. Or a T-bone steak-loving vegetarian. Nonsensical gibberish for nonsensical thinkers. . Yes, I know... the right always likes to remind us that the name “Nazi” stems from an acronym for National Socialist German Workers Party. And since the word “socialist,” a leftist ideology is right there in the name, it must be a leftist construct... no? . No. Wrong again, Jonah. . The Nazi Party was established on February 24th, 1920 (happy belated). Hitler joined the party soon thereafter, and became its leader the following year. He later PURGED the party of all socialists (in a most aggressive manner), but didn’t bother to change the party’s title. . Where was I? Oh yeah... . And now here’s Donald Trump, 100 years and 131 days later, standing before the visages of George, Tom, Ted and Abe on the eve of our 244th national birthday, doing what he does best—dividing us. Basking in the adulation of his Red & Whiters. Lying about the opposition party. . Completely ignorant of history, the times we live in or the pandemic that’s engulfing us, he’s rattling off the talking points of a dismal book written by an absolute nobody... in a speech that was probably polished by Stephen Miller en route to Mount Rushmore aboard Air Force One. . But the bottom line in Goldberg’s, Miller’s and Trump’s intentional misuse of the word fascism is this: PROJECTION.