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Donald Trump Asks: Are We Living In Nazi Germany?

“Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

This rhetorical question was Donald Trump’s response to what people are now calling Golden Showers Gate. It’s a scandal growing out of a purported intelligence report detailing an Donald Trump’s alleged cooperation with Russian spies attacking the United States in 2016, and alleged sexual escapades by Donald Trump in Russia, videotaped by Russian spies.

Nobody can be sure yet that the intelligence report is genuine. However, we know that Donald Trump has been strangely connected to the government of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, that the Trump campaign was in contact with the Russian government during the 2016 election, and that in Trump’s last press conference, in July 2016, Trump himself asked Russia to launch a cyberattack to interfere with the presidential election.

Why, in response to this news, is Donald Trump now asking, “Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

Just think of the worst things about Nazi Germany: Genocide, bloodlust for war, torture, authoritarianism, racism, censorship… Having a powerful politician investigated for possible collaboration with foreign spies doesn’t really top the list of these atrocities.

It’s a funny thing that Donald Trump didn’t ask if we were living in Nazi Germany when his followers began spray painting swastikas and shouting “Sieg Heil!” across America after his election. Why would he ask the question now?

Are we living in Nazi Germany?

You tell us, Mr. Trump.

You’re the one who has proposed registering Muslims and putting them into concentration camps.

You’re the one who seeks to purify the national identity of America by exiling millions of people currently living here.

You’re the one who has spread antisemitic propaganda, some of it given to you by American Nazis.

You’re the one who appointed Steve Bannon, a man who operated a publication infamous for its Nazi ideology, to be your chief political strategist.

You’re the one who has talked about setting up a nationwide spy network to snoop on the activities of ordinary Americans.

You’re the one who has supported programs for police to stop Americans on the street on the basis of their racial identity.

You’re the one who has talked about how badly you want to torture your enemies.

You’re the one who has proposed the mass execution of prisoners without trial.

You tell us, Mr. Trump. Are we living in Nazi Germany?

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7 thoughts on “Donald Trump Asks: Are We Living In Nazi Germany?”

  1. ProfRGP says:

    No, we’re not, because you are still able to publish something like this article. When yo can’t make these kinds of criticisms, then we’ll know we’re in trouble.

  2. Al Hopfmann says:

    This sounds like Hillary Clinton’s fantasy about a “vast rightwing conspiracy”.

    1. J Clifford says:

      How does it sound like that, Al?

  3. John says:

    Actually Hillary Clinton is More Like Hitler than Donald

    In the leftist realm of insults, there’s nothing more cliche than calling one’s enemy “Hitler.” Aside from how lazy it is, a socialist-leaning leftist calling anyone else “Hitler” is rich. Ironically speaking. For election 2016, creative-insult-deprived leftist twits have familiarly reached into their bag of tricks, comparing Donald Trump to “Hitler.” The etymologically-challenged even call Trump “Literally Hitler.” Gawd.

    Except no. If there’s a candidate whose polices resemble Hitler’s, it isn’t Trump. It’s Hillary. Yes, really.

    Reminder Hillary supporters: Adolf Hitler was a national socialist. That’s kind of what “Nazi” stands for. Sorry, but facts. Also, Hillary’s policies align with Hitler far more than Trump’s. Whoops. Let’s look, shall we?

    Gun Registration. Hillary wants to do away with the Second Amendment. The Nazi’s prohibited people from owning guns, especially the Jews. But the Nazis themselves? They were allowed guns. Sound familiar?

    Higher Taxes. Hitler imposed huge taxes on Jewish wealth (along with a 50% surtax on most German groups). Guess what Hillary plans on doing?

    Economic Policy. Nazis and Hitler loved public works programs. Like building “roads and bridges.” While bullying the private sector. Let that sink in.

    Abortion. Yes, the Nazis and Hitler loved abortion. You know who else loves abortion? Hillary and leftists. You know who doesn’t even like abortion? Republicans.

    So if you’re going to draw comparisons of any presidential candidate to Hitler, if you could, like, read and stuff, that would be cool. Or we can keep doing videos proving what a moron you are for saying things like “Trump is literally Hitler.” Your call, dummy.

    1. Horatio says:

      John, your rhetoric is out of date and inaccurate. Hillary Clinton is not planning anything right now. She never planned to do away with the Second Amendment.

      As for the Nazis, what made them characteristically Nazi was not building bridges and tax policy. (Economically, they granted special favors to big business, as Trump pledges to do, and persecuted leftists. Nazis were right wing, not right wing.) What made the Nazis Nazi was their hatred of cultural minorities and willingness to use terrible violence to impose their will on others. That’s Donald Trump all the way.

      1. Al Hopfmann says:

        Fundamentally, it is really an issue of advocating limited government or advocating unlimited government. The facts are clear: Washington, Jefferson, Tyler, Spooner, Coolidge, Goldwater, Paul, and many other American political leaders clearly and honestly advocated limited government. Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler, Churchill, Wilson, Roosevelt, Amin, Rockefeller, Nixon, Kissinger, Kennedy, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry-Heinz, Obama, Clinton, and many other world politicians clearly advocated unlimited government. Put your labels where you like, but reality is clear. BTW, Trump doesn’t fit easily into either category. He is first and foremost a functionalist with no strong-rooted philosophy. He will be a mixed bag when it comes to the danger to liberty.

        1. J Clifford says:

          No, Al. No. You cannot reduce the problem of Nazism down to the single issue of the size of government and expect to be taken seriously.

          The qualitative content of what government does is much more important than the quantitative size of what government does. In your reductionist view, a big government program that provides people with jobs is equivalent to a big government program that throws cultural minorities into prison camps before killing them are equivalent. That’s nonsense.

          Donald Trump has a very strong-rooted philosophy: Reliance on fear and hatred toward vulnerable populations, combined with outrageous spending increases for war and surveillance, giving big payouts to wealthy families and corporations, while cutting programs that benefit working people. There’s a name for this political philosophy. It’s called FASCISM.

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