A radio host recently praised President Donald Trump as the “Second Coming.” Trump and others repeated the statement by declaring that he was “King of the Jews” and was in fact the “Second Coming.”
To those whose devotion to Trump is seemingly religious, the comparison to the adoration of Adolph Hitler is shockingly similar.
Quotes from the sycophants of Hitler were; “We believe that Almighty God has sent us Adolph Hitler” and “He who serves our Furher, Adolph Hitler, serves Germany, and he who serves Germany, serves God!”
This adoration of Trump by some of his followers do accept there are “alternative facts,” and “don’t believe what you’re reading or seeing!”
This formula allowed the Germans to dismiss rumors of the atrocities the Nazis were committing. Fascism is a radical, right-wing, authoritarian ultra-nationalism led by a dictatorial leader that suppresses opposition and the truth.
The Gestapo enforced the dictate of believing only what was stated by the Nazi propaganda machine by proving, “In a democracy you believe it or not. In a dictatorship you believe it or else!”
Many have said that Trump’s attacks on the norms created by American leadership after the Second World War and have secured the peace for over 70 years would result in disastrous consequences, particularly if Trump wins a second term.
Sinclair Lewis wrote, “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag carrying a cross.”