By defending Donald Trump while suggesting that Adolf Hitler was only a mythical character who wasn”t really all that bad, Bob Parker has unintentionally shown us why comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler are important to consider.
When people compare Donald Trump in particular to Adolf Hitler, they aren’t doing so just out of some kind of nasty political reflex in our culture in which every politician we don’t like gets accused of being like Hitler. These statistics show that this popular dismissal of Trump-Hitler comparisons doesn’t hold water.
The most serious threat that American democracy faces right now is the rise of white supremacists within the Republican Party. Trumpists want to do away with constitutional freedoms, want to persecute racial, cultural and religious minorities, and want a new round of American military aggression.