Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler.
One was a psychopath who believed his raving rants. The other is a con man.
By Shalom Auslander September 13 at 6:00 AM
Shalom Auslander is the author of the best-selling "Foreskin's Lament" and the critically acclaimed "Hope: A Tragedy" and was the creator/writer of the Showtime series "Happyish."
I am a Jew — a New York Writer Liberal Jew, the scariest Jew of all — and from a very young age, I was taught about an unimaginable horror called the Holocaust and about an evil man named Adolf Hitler. The elderly man who sat beside me every Saturday morning in synagogue was a Holocaust survivor, and his elderly wife was a Holocaust survivor, as well. And so the first reason the comparison of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler bothers me is not because it belittles the deaths of millions of innocents, but because, frankly, it belittles Adolf Hitler.
Hitler believed Jews were the cause of every problem. He believed extermination was the solution. He believed that the “Spear of Destiny,” the spear the Romans used to poke Jesus on the cross, would give him magical powers. He had an elaborately developed, hideous, deplorable theory of how things worked, and he believed in it deeply.
Hitler was a psychopath. Trump is just a con man.
Will we look the other way, say we didn’t know, stand silently by while millions of our neighbors are rounded up, while women who get abortions are “punished,” while immigrants are given “ideology tests” and our leader heaps praise on oppressive tyrants?
Well? Will we?
Are we that terrified? Are we that hateful? Are we that frightened, that cowardly, that selfish, that helpless, that cold-hearted, that dumb, that easily manipulated, that easily provoked? Are we so bereft of answers, so pathetically hopeless, that all we can come up with is easy scapegoating and blind fealty to Our Great Leader? Are We The People really going to fall for the dumbest, oldest, easiest trick in the book?
Because if we are, then we won’t need an Adolf Hitler to embrace that darkness. Even a two-bit con man like Donald Trump will be enough.
...why would I add any comment to this? i mean, what others say cannot be true! trump is a millionaire kid born with everything, and to give him some "good education" from being a lazy junk, they sent him to this male military academy, due to his bad behavior!
...a pampered "con artist", that lives off the "insane desire for riches of others", so he uses casinos, and wealthy buildings for the rich's offices and hotels!
...but does this build a normal hard working World, he says he is going to govern and better? No!
...what does Trump really make as the ones that make the Economy to really be? Luxury stuff and wines! That does not build a World Economy!
...i really do not know what economy progressive books this guy is reading, because his Economy Team given, are "deplorable"!
...this guy believes in the dominance and "advantage" of the rich over the poor as rental slaves! how can he then provide them jobs? if he needs them as poor rentals, or casino player nuts, or real estate get rich livers wackos!
...hence he is a con artist and subjugator...! and 70 years old makes it like the creme of the creme con artist objective to dominate politics of the biggest western Democracy! which is easier said than done for a con and money!
...anyway folks it will not be long till December and when we really find out what will happen and if anybody should get to know this guy worse than his "verboraic" candidacy!