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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WARNING: Political Content

THE SIMILARITIES
It is said that decisions should not be made while in an angry mood. But AMERICA is angry and Americans are about to make a decision. It's a decision with possible consequences far beyond anything of what many Americans have any idea of at this time. And these consequences are the reason while the entire world is watching whether America is going to turn into a fascist nation. 

Elections are always a time when people's political engagements are running high, and of course, it is a hallmark of any working democracy. 


However, there is plenty evidence from history that presidents should be chosen carefully especially when the population is in a state of anger and despair. It is too easy to end up with the wrong guy.

1933 was the year Germany was full of anger over staggering unemployment, poverty and a government which was unable to make any changes. A man by the name of Adolf Hitler entered the stage and promised to put an end to all the misery the Germans had been going through. He promised work and he painted a picture of making Germany Great Again. he was appointed FÜHRER and REICHSKANZLER (CHANCELLOR) that very same year. 

Listening to his many speeches it reminds about Presidential Candidate Trump. Not only because his demagogic way of speaking and connecting to the uneducated masses, but also the way his audience is responding to his cheap remarks with wild cheers. The trouble with Mr.Trump's audience is that very few, if any, have any knowledge about the dangers of political demagogues and their wild promises of fixing any problem. Most have already mixed up their need for life entertainment with assessing a candidate's ability to be a world leader. Mr. Trump's reputation took another hit when it became apparent that condoning KKK members openly supporting his candidacy, did not give him a headache.
Taking a look at the conditions for the rise of Mr.Trump one finds the very 
same sociological ingredients as was the case prior to Adolf Hitler's appointment for chancellor.
Parts of America are still struggling with unemployment, poverty is at a staggering 14.8% and the Obama administration has been suffering of a never-ending obstructionism by the Republican party.
                         Mr. Trump's night literature 
But it doesn't end here.
Hitler killed 6mill Jews, Trump wants to deport 11mill. Muslims illegal immigrants. Hitler wanted to make Germany great again, Trump wants to make America great again. Hitler looked upon all other nations as inferior and so does Mr.Trump. He calls Mexicans for drug addicts/dealers and rapists and wants to build a wall. Mr. Trump orders coloured spectators removed from his audience. It also became apparent that he tends to be violent when he said he wanted to punch a protester in his face. Yes, his understanding of free speech is special. Is he going to punch the French President into his face if the man refuses to agree with Mr. Trump? 

Besides of all this, the party he is actually representing hates his guts and wants him removed because they can't control him. 
But, of course, because the GOP has no concept of arriving at any consensus they are too late to stop "The Donald" from receiving the nomination.

It's like being in 1933 observing Adolf Hitler taking control. 
God Save America from this man. Otherwise Canada is ending up with another load of refugees - from the U.S.

15 comments:

  1. The GOP is reaping what they've been sowing. For years they've encouraged hate filled talk radio shows and now they're surprised that so many people want to follow a leader who is willing to take the ideas spewed daily on the air a step farther.

    I think you're right comparing him to Hitler. Have you read this article? - http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533

    Karen

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    1. A very interesting article indeed, and I agree. The search for a strong man to lead is rooted in authoritarianism. Thanks for the link!

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  2. I've been your blog reader for awhile. I feel it is important to listen to a cross section of people. The Hitler similarities are being tossed indiscriminately. After touring the holocaust museum, I find no similarity between Hitler and any of the candidates. The media reports the worst with selective sound bites to roil the emotions of ideologues on both sides of the fence. The voters will speak and America will survive. Rarely, does one party control all branches of the government so there are still checks and balances.

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    1. You know here is hoping you are right, but Germany also had several parties at the time. I have not been at the Holocaust Museum, but I went to school in Germany for 12 years and our teachers made darn sure we learned of all aspects about how Hitler got to power. Trust me I know a lot of German history. Of course, the pre-conditions may have been more extreme, but Trump's rhetoric is not much different from Hitler.

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  3. As Roosevelt said, "we have nothing to fear, but fear itself." Today's politicians prey on fear and the negative. Trump is a master at that.

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  4. My analogy exactly...do you think you could invite the Donald and Maine's governor up for tea with Elanore at Campebello...please!!

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    1. Hm.. interesting thought. If both of them would show any ability of learning it might be useful. The park is closed though at this time, but maybe later... In fact, I did invite the Obamas to visit, but after he's handed over the Presidency to someone else.

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  5. Your article states exactly what my husband and I have been saying for months. We find Trump a very scary person. We wish and hope people will wake up before it's too late. God help all of us and the whole world if this person ever gets to be president.
    Elaine McCullough May, Vancouver Island BC

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    1. Thanks for your comment Elaine. I just read that it has been noticed that so far 3mill fewer Democrats have gone voting. THAT is really scary. I sure hope that number can be corrected over the course of the next few eeks. Otherwise the world is facing a TRUMP as the US President.

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  6. He's scary, true - my 18 year old niece is worried he'll start WW III.

    The good thing about the American structure of government is that it is designed to prevent a president becoming a dictator. If he/she cannot get the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass the legislation that he wants, it isn't going to happen. Witness Obama - ha can't get the things that he want passed by the Republican Congress and Senate. If Trump is elected, he's going to have to be more reasoned and specific in his policies. There's a limit to the power behind Executive Orders - I believe the Supreme Court can overrule them.

    Remember too, in the USA they can impeach the President and throw him out.

    As a final note, he wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants (mostly Mexican) - probably not too many of them are Muslim.

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    1. Hey Bill, if congress and senate have a majority of Republicans it could happen right? Of course impeachment is a measure against a crazy President. But besides of all this he would hurt the world reputation of the US. My guess is he's already done it, for ex. Europe talks about him all the time now. You are right about the mass deportation. I think the correct wording was "illegal Immigrants"not muslims.

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  7. The scariest part to me about Donald Trump is not Trump himself. It's the rabid-dog, hate-filled voters who believe his every word. His whole campaign is based on comic boasting and bragging with never a word about 'how'!

    Trump is the perfect candidate for American racists who are still angry that a black man, Barack Obama, was twice elected President of the United States. Unfortunately, there appears to be a lot of Americans who fall into this category. Hopefully, that number never reaches 50%.

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    1. Of course you're right, Rick. It's the cheering audience which is scary. But without Trump this movement would be a lot smaller and not that organized coming together in meetings whipping up even more hysteria.

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