By Nathan Barton
A website, “Veterans Today” published a lead article last week: “1933: Trump Elected Chancellor” in which Gordon Duff openly states that Trump (or his backers/puppet-masters) are planning a false-flag attack to consolidate his power. The article also repeats all the tired old claims that the Clinton camp repeated thousands of times: we will have no health care, be drinking raw sewage, die from poisoned food (no government inspection), and watch while friends and neighbors who don’t have the right pasty skin color are tortured or killed or deported or put into FEMA camps (or all of the above). The article is “illustrated” by a photo of the burning Reichstag building in Berlin, just to hammer home Duff’s point. Though Duff makes some valid points about the past history and current condition of the Fifty States, it is clear that he shares the Tranzi’s love for the nanny state and a “planned political economy.” And the irrational fears that fuel protesters and rioters across the nation this week.
It is simply the latest. You can find graphics on-line (for example here at the Independent, dating back to December 2015) and articles and postings comparing Hitler and Trump – sometimes to Hitler’s favor. In fact, Google found more than 28.7 million hits on “Trump and Hitler.” (“Clinton and Hitler” only came up with 22.1 million.)
It is obvious that Trump is very much a populist, and certainly the term “demagogue” can be applied accurately to him. But, ignoring the fact that to most people, and virtually anyone who is left-wing, the most damning thing you can say about a person running for office is to compare them to Hitler. From POTUS right down to dog-catcher. (Did you know that Hitler loved dogs? Just like Joe Smith, who claims he does but wants a job rounding up and euthanasing YOUR pet!)
And there are a few people who think that this comparison is actually a good idea. They’ve gotten so sick of the government and the domination of group-speak and gender- and minority-politics and political correctness that, if it is not Hitler that they want Trump to imitate, it is certainly Gaius Julius Caesar or Oliver Cromwell they want as Trump’s roll-model.
Anyone can pick and choose the right character traits or actions (or claims to action – remember, Trump hasn’t actually DONE anything yet. He still has another 60+ days before he even takes office. And I at least recognize that we DID have a track record with which to compare Hillary to Adolf. Just as there are many ways to equate the actions of the current tyrant in DC to Hitler in the past (nearly) eight years. And Bush II before that.
But if you are seriously worried about Trump being a reincarnation of Schnickelgruber (remember, Trump was born in 1946, just a bit more than a year after Hitler’s (claimed) death), there are better things to do than protest or riot or write Tweets begging someone to assassinate him.
1. Reduce or eliminate the power of the FedGov at home and abroad, even if just over yourself and your family and community.
2. Restore the American military to a department of DEFENSE and not the world’s policeman. Push to bring the troops home where they should be to defend us, not to kill people in foreign places. Encourage your family and friends in the military to obey their oaths and recommit themselves to what American troops are supposed to do.
3. Get rid of the militarized police forces occupying this country and revive the concept of the night watchman and the peace officer. Again, as with the military, push to get rid of the current system, and encourage your family and friends to obey their oaths and recommit themselves to what peace officers and watchmen are supposed to do.
4. Stopping thinking of yourself as a member of a group, and think and act like an individual, responsible for your own liberty and actions. Accept and take responsibility; make up your own mind.
5. Stop believing what ANY politician or political group says, unless you can prove it is the truth (Heinlein’s old “I tell you three times” is a good start).
6. Consider strongly joining and living L. Neil Smith’s “Covenant of Unanimous Consent” by which to self-govern yourself.
I am sure that I could come up with a whole Baker’s Dozen ™ list, but you get the idea. Our freedom or loss of liberty is no more dependent on Trump as it would be under Clinton or any other politicians or rulers. He may be the new Fuehrer or the new Napoleon or Antichrist, but we will survive it.
It is a more important question, with a less sure answer, that we must ask: are we likely to survive with as much liberty and freedom if the anti-Trump (and sometimes pro-Hillary) forces get their way, than with Trump in the White House?
Mama’s Note: I think the most important question, to ourselves and those to whom we speak: By what legitimate authority?