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?