In today’s hyperbolic political age, the worst of political comparisons are employed. To combat this excessive use of language, it’s best to call people who compare Trump to Hitler out. The “If Series” is a series of articles that explores arguments made by the Left, and evaluates the premises of the conclusions that they draw.
What does that make you?
So you suggest that Trump is Hitler? Surely you’re not being hyperbolic! Yet if Trump were an orange Adolf Hitler, what does that make you? A passive citizen of the Third Reich? Surely the comparison is not accurate. In today’s society, we can look back on Adolf Hitler and numerous other dictators. The German people could not look back and see a “Hitler” prior to their own. Outside of references that are almost exclusive to German history they didn’t really have one. The only real villain in the World War 1 were the Ottomans who massacred Armenians. So because of lack of precedent, today’s American can be held to a higher moral standard because today’s American can more easily recall in history a genocidal dictator. Thus, if Trump is a genocidal dictator, opposing him is critical to saving lives. Failing to oppose this evil is permitting the evil to exist. #Resist is insufficient. Protesting is insufficient. One must take crucial and if necessary, violent steps, to oppose President Donald Trump. This call to action my sound extreme, but if Trump was Hitler, extreme actions are warranted and obligatory for those who care about freedom and their neighbors. We have seen such instances where extremities were necessary. In Syria and Iraq, many ordinary people took up arms to oppose ISIS. If Trump is Hitler, we should respond like so.
Perhaps the item that inspires the most comparison is the premise that Trump is exploiting a political scapegoat. But what group, or groups represent the scapegoats? The most clear cut answer is Muslims and Migrants. The claim to Trump’s holocaust being against Muslims sprang from the suggestion of a travel ban. The Travel ban was a temporary measure that did not include majority of the world’s Muslim population, however? This argument is a stretch and hardly any additional policy formations have arisen.
The idea that illegal immigrants however is a more foundation stance. Trump’s increased rhetoric against illegal immigration does have multiple policies in place or desired. But is Trump’s endgame really annihilation? Adolf Hitler was so devoted to exterminating the Jews, he refused to redirect resources away from his genocidal operation to the war effort. Trump’s obsession with illegal immigration doesn’t lead one to conclude a genocidal result for illegal immigrants. Rather, Trump isn’t even super Conservative. He is actually willing to bend on DACA.
The biggest support for a future Holocaust is the detainment of illegal immigrant families. Though the amount of unaccompanied minors dwarfs the separated migrants, the hyper-focus on a few thousand individuals sure does engender Holocaust comparisons for Trump’s opponents. Yet one is left wondering how illegal immigrants in contemporary America compare to Jews under Nazi Germany. Illegal immigrants are afforded a multitude of rights including due process of law. They have powerful interest groups lobbying on their behalf and protecting them from deportation and discovery. The Jews never posed a real drain on the German government or society, nor is there data that shows they committed violent crime disproportionate to gentiles. But after contrasting Jews and illegal immigrants, one could suppose that this is motivation for Trump’s holocaust but only after a logical yoga class session.
Trump has ambitions to enlarge and maintain the strength of the US military. It is welknown that Adolf Hitler sought to make Germany’s military the most powerful force ever created. Trump has this same goal in mind and has acted on it accordingly. He is in the process of launching the Space Force, a sixth military service branch that no other nation possesses. Trump has also flexed military muscles on numerous occasions, in Syria, Afghanistan, and other places abroad. On the diplomatic front, Trump is no friend of Iran and has insisted the US allies quit freeloading on America’s strength. The biggest contrast in these military ambitions is conquest. America has no plans to conquer Canada. Mexico can get a free pass, like Sweden, because its so poorly managed it would be too much work to annex. So while Trump and Hitler both cared about their respective military strengths, their end goals are different. But this remains the strongest ground of comparison, although military ambition was also the least evil thing about Hitler’s regime.
Nazi Germany was widely known for a revolving door of generals when the tide of war was changing. Hitler dismissed generals left and right for defying his orders or experiencing failure in executing them. Trump on the other hand is very lax, if not overly lax with political rivals. His election opponent, Hillary Clinton remains free and uncharged. James Comey wasn’t immediately fired, nor were McCabe or Strzok. In fact, Trump naively allowed many creatures of the Obama administration to remain in their positions of power. Most notably, they are all still alive, which is more than what we can say for all of Hillary Clinton’s defectors.
Trump also has a unique rival compared to any other US President: the media. But can Trump’s tweets and skipping out on the Whitehouse Correspondent’s Dinner really amount to Gestapo tactics of Hitler’s regime? Trump hasn’t even pulled any press credentials. Hitler also had greater control over information the public could obtain. Trump’s cabinet started out as a sieve. But overall, Trump is generous to his rivals in comparison to Hitler.
Hitler’s policies killed millions of people. However, it is proving difficult to measure the casualties of pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, implementing tax cuts, and rescinding Net Neutrality requirements. Hysteria aside, lets break down what each governance was. Hitler represented the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. His regime was fascist, which is a form of socialism with a high emphasis on nationalism.
Trump is the leader of the Republican Party. Within American politics, the Republicans favor nationalism, but in no way are they a “worker’s party” or socialist. But his nationalist leaning must invite similarities to Hitler? They would if Trump’s presidency was closer to totalitarianism. Scaling back regulations like Net Neutrality is quite the opposite of totalitarian. Taking steps to protect religious liberties, as Trump has, is also the opposite of what Hitler did.
There is common ground to be had with transgenders in the military. However, transgenderism wasn’t a thing in World War 2, but one can speculate that Hitler also would not have allowed transgenders to enlist. Other similarities include wanting to expand infrastructure. Hitler gave Germany a New Deal that actually worked. Trump has yet to accomplish his infrastructure ambitions, but would if he could which is allowable for this comparison.
Perhaps the most telling is that when Trump’s political opponent demanded that Trump pass gun restrictions, Trump largely refused. Dictatorship 101 would suggest that totalitarian dictators don’t want an armed opposition, yet Trump not only allows an armed (peaceful) opposition, he allows a vocal opposition as well.
A complete contrast of Trump and Hitler would be a lengthy book, but even in attempting to formulate the best comparison of Trump being a modern day Hitler fails to measure up. In governance, Trump is nothing close to Hitler. He’s not even on the same side of the political spectrum as Hitler. Perhaps when someone calls Trump Hitler, its best to follow their hyperbole by challenging their inaction. If Trump is Hitler, they are morally accountable for doing so little to stop him. But perhaps people should learn history and not employ such ridiculous comparisons because they can’t control their feelings or formulate an argument.
Matt Walsh on his new Lamborghini and the student debt issue
Over normally not a fan of modern day parables. Biblical parables are so impressive, it makes our attempt today seem weak 99 times out of 100. Matt Walsh presented the parable of the Lamborghini today and it’s worth noting.
He framed it nicely in his article, “I Bought A Lamborghini But Now I Don’t Want To Pay For It. I Demand Lamborghini Loan Forgiveness.”
As I propose — no, I demand — Lamborghini loan forgiveness. It is simply unfair that I have saddled myself with this unspeakable financial burden. It is the worst injustice I have ever perpetrated against myself, and I demand restitution. I don’t really care how the matter is resolved, just as long as it ends with me cruising debt-free down the highway in my bright yellow Lambo. Yes, I will be keeping the car. I’m not asking for a refund here — I’m talking about forgiveness. The debt should be wiped clean. Like it never happened. Poof. Gone.
The moral of the story is a condemnation against the privileged folks coming out of college who now believe they shouldn’t have dp pay back their student loans. Personal responsibility got our decisions used to be a hallmark of American exceptionalism. But between poor parenting, leftist propaganda, and of course good ol’ fashioned progressive indoctrination in American universities, many students are buying into the notion that the obligation they agreed to when they first went to college should be forcibly forgiven.
Democrats are latching onto this idea, as expected, by crying alongside the snowflakes and offering to forgive the debt. It’s not that they’ve earned the right or they’ve been wronged by someone who took advantage of their goodwill. They signed up for expensive colleges knowing they should have to pay back the loans, yet more they’re pretending like they were somehow made a victim.
Student debt isn’t the crisis that it’s being framed as by Democrats. It’s a bribe to get people who made poor choices in their youth to vote Democrat for the sake of financial gain. Of course, the resulting skyrocketing college prices isn’t their problem.
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Resolution 1776: The Red, White and Blue New Deal
A response to the attempt by the Left to sell socialistic slavery under the false pretense of environmentalism.
This is in response to the challenge issued by nation’s favorite socialist and budding authoritarian to come up with something better than the insanity, mass death and misery of the so-called ‘Green New Deal’. Never mind that she cannot manage to follow her own dictates. They consider themselves to be better than we of the great unwashed, being morally correct and all, so why should they have to follow the rules?
Our alternative is immensely superior to her ancient ideas with 400 years of failure. it’s called Economic Liberty.
Simply stated, socialism is a fraudulent ideology that promises all manner of largess, but never delivers on its Utopian vision. In the case of the ‘GND’ the scheme includes hilariously insane ideas for ocean-wide train travel, rebuilding every structure in the country, getting rid of cow flatulence and free stuff funded by gold coins made from unicorn droppings.
Thus, we have spared no expense – meaning none – in developing our own blurry ‘vision’ in response. This is Resolution 1776: The Red White and Blue New Deal or RWBND for short [pronounced ‘RoWBeND’ or something.]. Stipulating that this isn’t really a ‘deal’, unlike the Left we recognise that we have no right to lay claim to other people’s money, much less dole it out for the purpose of buying votes. We are also proudly using the colors of the flag, unlike the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
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Our option is based on clear thinking or its best semi-serious approximation with practical solutions that could work in the real world as opposed to ocean bottom train travel. We also won’t be so presumptuous to assume that we can halt a natural process driven by the sun that has taken place for eons. This will address the far more pressing issue of those trying to attain power with farcical promises of wealth redistribution entailing free health care, free college, free housing, free food, free park visitation, free day-care, free income and of course, free unicorn rides for all in lieu of airline travel.
The people’s [how is that for being pretentious?] Resolution 1776: The Red, White and Blue New Deal
Recognising the duty of the Feral Government to create a Red White and Blue New Deal [RWBND] to finally rid humanity of the scourge of socialism.
(1) Whereas the endemic fraud of socialism has been the existential threat to Liberty for over 400 years, finding that:
(A) It has its roots reaching back to at least 2,400 years ago in ancient Greece, discussed in classic works such as Plato’s ‘Republic’.
(B) Said classic work also referenced 500 years ago in book 1 of ‘Utopia’ authored by Sir Thomas More, collectivists admit that this as the ‘first theoretical expression of a genuinely socialist position’
(C) Said ideas inspiring the first experiments in the vile concept [oops, did we say that out loud?] 400 years ago in the first colonies of the Americas with Jamestown colony in 1607 and Plymouth colony in 1620.
(D) The first use of the word ‘socialism’ being from almost 200 years ago in another of its failed experiments in the town of New Harmony, Indiana in 1825.
(F) Other experiments in this fraudulent ideology having taken place over the past 400 years, including those in Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Nicaragua, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Ukraine. [Just to name a few.]
Whereas the fraud of socialism has been the direct cause of untold human misery, oppression and violent death in this span of experimentation of over 400 years:
(1) The unfulfilled promises made to sell the fraud of socialism to new generations (such as in the Green New Deal) have necessitated the implementation of secret police apparatus to suppress discontent over these unfulfilled promises.
(B) That the severe economic hardship imposed by the fraud of socialism have forced people to eat children, pets, zoo animals and garbage to survive.
(C) That to suppress the people who have fallen for the grandiose promises of ‘democratic’ socialism, secret police apparatus have instituted wholesale arrest, torture and imprisonment of untold millions of people.
(D) In addition to this, many of these experiments in socialistic slavery have resorted to using the mental health apparatus to also suppress dissent.
(F) That to maintain this suppression these experiments in societal slavery have instituted systems of deliberate mass murder on an industrial scale resulting in well over 100 million dead.
Whereas, to carry out this oppression and deliberate mass murder on an unimaginable scale, the purveyors of the fraudulent ideology of socialism obsess over having the government in control of its own constraints (referred to in this preamble as “systemic injustices”) the nation’s Socialist-Left (referred to in this preamble as “Reds”);
Whereas, basic human rights such as the commonsense human right of self-defence enumerated in the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution as a right of the People to keep and bear arms (referred to in this preamble as “The commonsense human right of self-preservation”);
Whereas, The commonsense human right of self-preservation poses a direct threat to the redistributionist policies of the Reds, they obsess over the destruction of this basic human right.
(1) This obsession with destroying said basic human right consisting of the following ‘progression’.
(A) Unconstitutional control over private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. [Or one it’s multiple aliases: Universal, Enhanced, Strengthened, etc.]
(B) Demands that the country’s subjects obtain permission from the government in order to exercise said basic human right (hereafter known as ‘registration’)
(D) Followed by wholesale gun confiscation as demanded by the ‘Reds’ while still maintaining the false pretence of supporting a basic human right.
Whereas Red is the color most associated with socialism and the party of the Democrats was clearly the more socialistic of the two major parties.
Whereas, the nation’s Socialist-Left (referred to in this preamble as “Reds”); are enamoured with the prospect of a Utopia as was the case in the USSR, North Korea and currently in Venezuela and desperately want to participate in the deprivation and death of a socialist ‘Utopia’ we propose the following hereafter known as the RWBND Mobilization.
Whereas; since only a small percentage of the nation wants to enslave itself in the misery and death of socialism portions of some of the several states will be set aside for this purpose designated as being Red zones or Red states.
(1) Inspired by the odd effort to sell off Montana and in order to bring about the wondrous Utopian vision of a ‘Heaven on earth’ the socialist Red zone portions of the People’s Republic of California will be sold off the Mexico to pay off the national debt.
(2) The socialist Red portions of New York and possibly other similar states will be sold off to Canada to also pay off the national debt.
(A) Those dwelling in these Socialist-Red states enamoured with high taxes on other people, gun free zones for other people, severe restrictions on energy use for other people and the other Liberty destructive measures of socialistic slavery will swap places with those Liberty minded in the now designated Socialist-Red states.
(B) After the specified mobilization time period those in the Socialist-Red states will be required to remain where they are since they will now be experiencing the sheer joy of socialistic slavery that they wanted to forcibly impose on other people as has been the case in North Korea and Venezuela.
(C) Since most sane people will soon want to escape the societal slavery of the Socialist-Red States after experiencing the vestiges of these states, including but not limited to constant surveillance, oppression, starvation, torture, imprisonment and mass death; walls will be built by the Reds to keep those people confined as has been always the case.
We hope that this thought experiment in political humor will be sufficient to convince the 18% enamored with the fraud of socialism the reason why the rest of the population despises its organised evil.
One last question directed at the 18%: Does it make any sense to throw away an admittedly flawed, but exceptional system that brought about our modern world and lifted untold millions out of poverty? Replacing it with a system based on ancient ideas that have never worked and have only brought untold misery, oppression and death upon mankind?
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