|According to Bullock, Hitler was an opportunistic adventurer devoid of principles, beliefs or scruples. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Trump is Hitler, are we post-war Germany.
My first thought is that America is not. We are not in dire straits and feeling defeated. Then I wondered if maybe the threshold from a Hitler might have happened even if things were not so bad. Maybe the threshold for evil is lower.
What if the mindset of a nation could be set in motion and then snowball until it is out of control. Plus as a nation, we might be dumber than post-war Germany. In fact, I am pretty sure that is true.
There is an inequality in America. It is simply harder to identify because technology allows there to be a big discrepancy without the hardships that it caused in the past. People can be poor and have hardships. Yet few do not have resources for food and shelter. Most have a refrigerator, fast food, and a cell phone. So the urgent need for change is not there- fix this or change. Yet the anger is there. We look for someone to blame. Liberalism look to blame the rich and corporations. Yet we love our corporations. Pepsi and Nike. We believe someday we will be rich.
Conservatives blame the immigrants and minorities and the no religious. For many people, this hits on something they believe anyway. And even if deep down, they disagree, if you hear something long enough, you will begin to believe it.
I believe that trump will not get elected. If a rich moderate like the last guy could not get elected, then how will an angry Trump. His rhetoric will change, but (and he may not believe this) his previous comments have been filmed and will be brought up.