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REMIND YOU OF ANYONE?

Yes, it may be easy to draw comparisons between Donald Trump and a certain figure…However, the similarities are chilling. And, we must ask ourselves; why is it SO easy?

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Both used armed paramilitary to commit violence against its opponents in the streets of his cities,

Both called the free press “fake news.”

Both blamed immigrants for the country’s problems.

Both pledged to restore his country to “greatness.”

Both never admitted a mistake.

Both put his own people in place and stacked the courts with judges who share his ideology.

Both responded to all criticism with insults. and name calling.

Both orchestrated mass meetings to cement his status as a charismatic leader.

Both advocated closing borders.

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Both used mass detention and deportation, including separating children from families.

Both conjoined power with industry and corporations while diminishing unions and the labor movement.

Both dismissed science and academics.

Both created his own media.

Both demanded personal loyalty instead of loyalty to country and constitution.

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It is easy, isn’t it?

 

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6 thoughts on “REMIND YOU OF ANYONE?

  1. Hitler grabbed the world by the nuts, this one doesn’t even know how to aim a slingshot…

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    Posted by transtime | July 23, 2020, 6:43 pm
    • if by this you are intimating that herr trump isn’t as dangerous, isn’t as effective, i must strongly disagree. this monster’s reach far exceeds that of hitler’s. this monster has the world wide web. thanks C. be well and continue…

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      Posted by barkinginthedark | July 24, 2020, 1:34 pm
  2. Over the years I’ve avoided using the Hitler comparison because who can compare to such evil, but the worse 45 gets the more difficult it is not to see the similarities in actions and behaviors.

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    Posted by Laura | July 22, 2020, 8:31 pm
    • Laura, tho i have made this comparison before i still felt the same way…it was too facile…but now it is so obvious that our monster is a fascist and possesses all the pathology of the worst despots in history. now, the comparison must be made over and over again. be well…continue…

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      Posted by barkinginthedark | July 23, 2020, 1:37 pm
  3. Just today I was able to confirm my registration to vote from overseas. I wonder if it will make a difference in Nebraska?

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    Posted by leggypeggy | July 22, 2020, 5:47 pm

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