Trump Is Not A Hitler, But He Showed Some Troubling Similarities Yesterday (Yes, we are going there)
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 3 weeks ago • 52 comments
I think this was the most hauntingly troubling thing Trump said or wrote yesterday. This was late in the afternoon, after the Trump supporters had been inside the capitol for hours.
These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!
That short message will go down in infamy, along with his speech at the pre-riot rally at the Ellipse. These are the sentiments of a wannabe dictator like we have seen in the Phillipines or in Africa or some other far flung , troubled, land. The flowery language , frankly, sounds like something Hitler might have said as he tried to rouse his followers to go to "the capitol" and seize power at the time of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. Hitler exhorted his ragtag followers to march with him to the seat of government in Munich, Bavaria and seize power. Yesterday Trump exhorted his followers to march with him to the Capitol and fight for his election victory because those who show "weakness" do not win.
a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.
Sounds exactly like what Hitler might have said to his compatriots in the aftermath of WWI when Germany surrendered and Hitler and others similar claimed victory had been stolen from them by "traitors" in their national government. Sounds exactly like what a Hitler might have said.
"Remember this day forever!"
more sentimental instigating by the wannabe dictator to his followers. Hitler used the defeat at the Beer hall Putsch as a spur in later years to push his followers to greater energy and confrontation with the powers in place in Germany post WWI, and I'm sure he said "Remember this day forever!" or something just like it, many times during his rise to absolute power.
I know you are not supposed to compare anyone to Hitler , and it is troubling to go there, but it is what it is. I dont think Trump would ever start a world war or commit genocide of a people, or even build concentration camps. But he is Hitler-ish in his style.
He stood on a stage at that rally (and later in his tweets) and professed his grievances and told his mob of followers that action must be taken and weakness must not be shown and this was a day to remember forever.