Donald John Trump Shares Much with Adolph Hitler
During the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, one of the impeachment managers said we’re not here to punish Trump. Instead, he said, we are here to make sure that what he did can never ever be repeated again in the United States.
Because Trump almost got away with stealing the democracy and constitution of the United States in his attempt to stop the counting of electoral votes on January 6, 2021 and the peaceful transfer of power to President Joseph Biden, the American citizens must never forget what he tried to do.
I’m reminded of George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
It is our duty and obligation to make sure never to allow Trump’s events of the past to become events of the present or the future.
We must never allow another president to incite a mob to violence, just as it had tragically unfolded on Capitol Hill on January 6.
And that’s why all 100 senators must convict Donald J. Trump of his actions and misdeeds and make sure he is disqualified from ever holding public office again.
Let’s never forget the fact that Donald Trump is in love with power. It’s like a mind-altering drug he holds in the palm of his hand. Which is why he had great difficulty conceding he lost the election, and that’s because he’s still addicted to power and always will be.
Make no mistake.
Trump knew how to work large crowds into a frenzy, into frothing at the mouth as thick as a head of beer, because he, perhaps more than any other president, understands crowd psychology. He knows just how to seduce a crowd into believing every word that comes out of his mouth. But what makes him so terribly dangerous is the fact that he wasn’t just riling up any old crowd into protesting peacefully; instead, he was slowly but surely brainwashing a crowd of mobsters and thugs and hoodlums into insidiously committing acts of violence and bloodshed.
Just like Adolph Hitler did before he came into power in 1932 — a man who went down in history as having ultimately sent more than six millions Jews to their painful deaths in concentration camps — Trump had the uncanny ability to steer tightly packed masses into trampling on our country’s democracy by interfering with this country’s electoral votes, planting pipe bombs, defiling the U.S. Capitol, killing five people on January 6, injuring hundreds of others, stealing lecterns, statues and other historical objects from a federal building and threatening to kill the lives of lawmakers and other public officials.
Just as dictator Joseph Stalin, who used manipulation and terror to rule the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, and just as dictator Benito Mussolini, whose childhood bullying tactics and disobedience got him expelled from school and whose charismatic personality and consummate rhetorical powers succeeded in dismantling Italy’s democratic institutions and installing him as dictator, Trump’s personality disorder and ability to sway large crowds almost succeeded in having Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former Vice President Mike Pence abducted and killed.
Just as Trump’s mesmerizing speeches in front of thousands and thousands of people succeeded in fanning the flames of slow-brewing ethnic and political tensions across the country, resulting in the tragic death of activist Heather Heyer and the injuries of scores of others during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, all because James Alex Fields, Jr., the perpetrator, along with other far-right extremists, white supremacists and Ku Klux Klanners felt emboldened by Trump to commit atrocities to protest the planned removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statue, it’s no accident the thugs on January 6 took Trump’s orders as a serious call to arms.
Just as it’s no mistake that Fields was fascinated and obsessed with Adolph Hitler and Nazism, it’s no accident some 74 million voters in the United States believed Trump’s big “Stop the Steal” lie. They were systemically brainwashed.
At the end of the trial, all 100 senators have to make one of two choices: convict or acquit. They can choose to hold the rosary of democracy in their hands, or they can choose to hold onto the devil’s noose. Which is it going to be?
Without a doubt, Trump is a dangerous man, who must not only be convicted, but must never be allowed to hold public office again. To decide otherwise would set a very dangerous precedent this country would regret and would have to live with for years to come.