Trump as Nazi

It started with a Facebook entry by a downstream relative equating Trump with Hitler. I observed that Trump’s advocating more stringent immigration policies than the poster might like was probably not morally equivalent to the murder of millions of Jews.

More recently, a former colleague in the rarefied, bubbled environment of ESL education posted from some source a fanciful extrapolation of a scholar identifying the seemingly innocent beginnings of Nazism, which impliedly attributed to principal supporters of President-Elect Trump the various “deplorable” isms that lost Ms. Clinton the election. When I pointed out the lunacy of these unsupportable charges, a member of the poster’s coven said that my status as a white male ipso facto disqualified me from appreciating the hatred Republicans had for blacks. My response to this was lean, but cadenced: “Medic.”

Now, friends, I can understand the disappointment, frustration, and even anger that can come from losing an election, particularly one that most, most notably the mainstream medium, told them was in the bag. But to continue the obviously losing argument that the Trump Team is advancing the cause of Nazism is not only silly but loathsome. It didn’t resonate before the election; what’s the point of continuing the embarrassment now that it’s over?

More than anything, the effort is a shameful affront to the victims of the Holocaust and their descendants.

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 6, 2016 at 8:53am

Hitler, no. Mussolini, maybe. 

I don't think Trump has a deep hatred for particular minorities. I think he's more cynical than that and is obviously not above using hatred to unite his followers, but I don't think that kind of hatred drives him. It drove Hitler. 

Trump as fascist has more credibility. From what I see so far, Trump views the Constitution more as a source of loopholes than as something to protect. I think he cares way more about power than he does about the system. 

Yes, he's dangerous. Possibly Japanese internment camp style dangerous but not Treblinka style dangerous. 

Comment by Gordon Osmond on December 6, 2016 at 9:03am

Ridiculous. Trump's overwhelming majority followers were motivated more by love of country than by hate of anything.

Comment by Doc Vega on December 6, 2016 at 10:25am

I agree totally with you that the behavior of the left has been reprehensible and that this reactionary attitude they have fabricated is the equivalent of the very fascism and racism they accuse the GOP of when the KKK was formed originally by the Democrats themselves. By the way don't listen to Kosher he suffers from bad LSD flashbacks.

Comment by Doc Vega on December 6, 2016 at 10:27am

Keep up the good work. Most here on this site are horribly indoctrinated.

Comment by Rob Wittmann on December 6, 2016 at 11:22am

Trump reminds me of Berlusconi, to a degree. In terms of US history, he actually reminds me of Andrew Jackson, in terms of his deportment/bearing, the general issues he supports, the economic populism, his demographic overtures and denouncements, as well as the fact that the northeastern liberal establishment totally thinks he's the antichrist.  

He is a populist to a degree, But not all populists are fascist. 

 

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