D'Artagnon Posted August 23, 2015 Report Share Posted August 23, 2015 This is likely to piss people off, but I offer it as a method of stimulating conversation. I will start off saying that I do have animosity for this individual, so I'm taking that card out of play. I will also say that this, while somewhat politically motivated, I feel is born out in facts. This is a historical comparison between Mr. Trump (Currently Republican candidate for US President) and former Nazi Party leader and Chancelor of Germany Adolph Hitler. It is scary that I actually have material to make this comparison. Please read and think about it before initiating any angry retorts. If you are a supporter of Mr. Trump, I hope you will look at this objectively. Having said that, I now notice some striking similarities in their messages. Hitler vilified the Jewish people (racial) despite being genetically linked to people of Hebrew descent himself. He demanded that they be sent out of Germany, that the people rise up and either cast them out physically, or bully them into leaving on their own. They were called such things as dirty, seditious, criminal, thieving and usurpers. He blamed the Jews for appeasing the allies in the first world war. Eventually, history tells us that Hitler had the Jews in his territory rounded up, placed in camps, stole their property, used them as slave labor and eventually tried to exterminate them as a race. These are facts. In his speeches, Hitler claimed that if he could get rid of the Jews, could rebuild the military, instituted massive building operations and ignored the treaties and diplomacy of the past, he could "make the fatherland great again." He claimed that he could economically stimulate the country back to glory through his own plan, that he did not give details of. And he claimed that he could do things better, faster and more efficiently if he wasn't constrained by certain government agencies and laws. In his opening speech declaring his candidacy, Mr. Trump called illegal immigrants, who now number a significant part of the population of this country, dirty, murderers, rapists, and thieves. He claims further that the Mexican government is responsible for the illegals in this country. Mr. Trump has claimed he has a plan for dealing with terrorism from extreme radical Muslim organizations. He claims he will build, or finish rather, the wall between the USA and Mexico, and make the Mexican government pay for it. He claims that he can make the country great again, and will accomplish this with expedited action at the government level, without oversight. When you base your platform on racism, exploitation, aggressive foreign policy based on the end of a gun instead of a handshake and exchange of words, when you tell everyone you can do what all the other elected officials combined could not do simply because you'll step around how they do things, you are stepping into the same path Hitler took. Tyrants aren't made, or born. They're allowed. The German people heard what they wanted to hear from Hitler. They heard his message and ignored the bad parts. I know we're all looking for hope, but I can't help but wonder, listening to a man who inherited much of his wealthy, who has to constantly remind us how smart he is and how dumb everyone else is (by his own standards) try to tell the people what he has researched what they want to hear and pass it off as his own policy and dream... I watch all politics and politicians like a hawk. The ones I like often let me down. The ones I disagree with occasionally shine, occasionally falter. They are all human. But we need to keep an eye on them. I'm not saying that Trump is Hitler, please don't take that message away from this. But he is following a similar path, and a lot of people are listening to him. Comments? Dissension? Insights? I'd really like to know what we feel about all this, because something else Hitler did was to murder thousands of homosexuals, including a branch of his own private army. And no one saw that one coming either. Clear heads, clear minds. Robby Steve T. and Mark C. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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