By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.12.2016
When something happens once or twice, one can dismiss it as an anomaly. When it happens consistently around the same person, one can no longer dismiss it as such.
Trump’s planned rally Friday night was canceled amid concerns of clashes between protesters and supporters as it appeared the former outnumbered or at the least equaled the latter. Violence is no stranger to a Trump rally, and that’s the problem – it’s no an anomaly with him. He consistently uses rhetoric to incite such behavior and continues to drive a hard divide between people. Instead of bringing people together, he stokes fears to drive them apart.
We’ve all likely grown weary in the past of Hitler comparisons to persons and events to which the comparisons are not appropriately drawn. However, this is the first time a line of comparison can be drawn between the rise of Hitler in the 1930s to Trump’s emergence as the GOP frontrunner today.
His rhetoric and ideas are perfect matches to the former fuhrer, and that should be enough to scare anyone. What happens if he actually wins the presidency and gains the most powerful position in the world?
No other candidate – Republican or Democrat – has the violent supporters and problems at their events like Donald Trump. They all have their share of protesters, but they do not see the same clashes. Why? Because no other candidate espouses the same rhetoric and ideas of bigotry as the likely GOP nominee.
Take the time to listen, really listen, to this man. Compare his rise to the former fuhrer in a purely objective manner and you can’t miss the straight lines.
Just connect the dots.