by: the Common Constitutionalist
Yesterday I was in the car with my youngest son, the budding political pundit. We were discussing the fallout of the latest Republican primary in South Carolina. Surprisingly, he is a Ted Cruz guy also. I don’t know where he got that from.
He like me doesn’t understand the results in South Carolina with Trump winning overwhelmingly, Rubio taking second, just eking out Ted Cruz who dropped to third place. But he’s a kid and is looking for answers. Whatever the reason, he seems to think I have them all, at least as far as politics goes. Again, I don’t know what gave him that idea.
The conversation began with Donald Trump of course. He said that he couldn’t understand why so many people were voting for Trump. He remembered me making a loose correlation between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, but couldn’t remember what it was all about. I told him that I certainly didn’t think that if Donald Trump was elected he would become the next Hitler and America would be turned into the next Third Reich.
No, I explained that it was both Hitler’s and Trump’s cult of personality that people are drawn to – that Hitler was really a combination of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – you know – but without the whole mass extermination thing.
Hitler came to power after the collapse of the post-World War I Weimar Republic. The country was in a deep depression and the morale and outlook of the people was at an all-time low. The German people were angry and frightened, looking for leadership whom they found in Adolf Hitler, with his soaring rhetoric and propaganda. He, like Sanders and Trump, promised the world to the German people. read more