People often talk about what would happen if someone could go back in time to remove Hitler from power and stop World War 2 and the genocides that came from it. If you could go back and stop 60 million deaths (about 3% of the world’s population at the time) by sacrificing your own life to stop Hitler, would you do it?
I find this to be a fascinating question. I think many people would say yes. When it actually comes to action though, I think there are very few who would sacrifice their own lives to stop Hitler.
Why do I think few people would stop Hitler? Because no one has yet tried to stop Trump. There are a ton of similarities between Hitler and Trump:
- Both constantly attacked the media as fake news (read Mein Kampf for more on this).
- Both attack any critics as traitors (Mueller for example is a Republican with a highly respected reputation for always being a methodical and by the book guy).
- Both routinely threaten foreign powers.
- Both demonize immigrants / foreigners
- Both want to imprison his political opponents and fires competent people who disagree with them on immoral decisions
- Both continues to run political rallies constantly even after they have won the election
Trump has shown himself to have a few of his own unique evil qualities:
- Committing tax fraud over many years against his fellow citizens
- His closest associates are criminals
- He supports continuing to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, though the CIA publicly stated we know their leader murdered a Washington Post journalist who criticized him.
Trump tweeted the following message just a few months ago:
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
“To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
That is a direct threat to major nation. This should terrify the entire world.
Donald Trump has the power to alone order the launch of thousands of nuclear weapons. He clearly stated above that he is willing (and possibly will) use this power. He made similar threats to North Korea. He has hinted at this to China.
World War 2 killed 3% of the world’s population, World War 3 would probably kill a much higher percentage. People all over SAY they would sacrifice themselves to kill Hitler, but the modern day incarnation of Hitler is Donald Trump and he has gone unscathed.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Every generation needs a revolution.”
Patrick Henry once said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”