Is Trump Hitler Reincarnated? Is He Even a Nazi?

I have challenged my good friends on the Left who continue unabashed with their Trump-Hitler equivalence theme and yet refust to articulate exactly how Trump’s policies resemble Hitler’s and/or the Nazis.

So, over the past few months I’ve been doing research and am now ready to submit the following ways Trump and his Republican policies are distinct from Hitler and the Nazies.

These 9 policies represent benchmarks that marked fascist Germany as a blot on Western civilization and the enemy of liberty.  I challenge my friends to counter these 9 points and/or advance others that I’ve missed.

1. National Socialism (private property tightly controlled by government) was implemented as the official economic program for Germany.

2. Deutschland über Alles was the Nazi slogan, meaning “Germany over All.”, “Germany First“, “Germany Rules” much less “Make American Great Again“.  Germany over All was a slogan declaring Hitler’s goals of conquest in Europe and the world.

3. Aryan racial supremacy (opposed especially to Slavs, Jews, and gypsies) was made official policy, not merely a personal preference.

4. German foreign policy was ardently expansionist and its policies were based on the need for lebensraum(“living space”).  In this, the government openly articulated its desire to expand geographically in Europe at the expense of neighboring entities.

5. Hitler’s anti-French revenge motif was articulated in his German bestseller Mein Kampf.  Hitler, a veteran of WWI, was shocked to his core by the humiliation of losing in WWI, the forced signing of the War Guilt Clause of the Treaty of Versailles, and French control over the Alsace-Lorraine after WWI.

6. The Nazi party platform was based and advocated for women to adopt traditional roles in life. Specifically, the pushed the traditional role that a woman’s place is in the home (Children, Kitchen, Church – Kinder, Küche, Kirche).

7. Under National Socialist governance, euthanasia was authorized to eliminate children with mental and developmental disabilities like Down syndrome.

8. Interest in Germanic pagan Gods was revived and combined with Hindu themes (the swastika, symbol of the Nazis, was Hindu in origin).  Thus, Christianity was twisted and re-aligned with pre-Christian paganism that was offensive to many yet widely accepted. Traditiona Christianity strongly objected to this trend by publishing the Barmen Declaration, a document adopted by Christians in Nazi Germany who opposed the Deutsche Christen (German Christian) movement

9. Importantly, love of man for God and of each person for his neighbor no longer was eliminated as the living ethic and metaphysic of Germany.  Rather, Hitler and the Nazis largely identified with Frederick Nietzsche’s will to power theme, whereby humans are meant to evolve to a new stage of moral development.  At this stage, God is dead, and the new, supposedly evolved (Aryan) personality type will implement the transvaluation of values, where bad is good and good is bad.  This evolved person will be a type of übermensch (superman), a person of power, even without a big red letter S on his shirt.  Adolf Hitler was to be understood as the personification and embodiment of the übermensch.

The people who cast this calumny so easily on those with whom they disagree and without any semblence of reflection give evidence to their ignorance and their cruelty. None of the 9 ideas above even remotely resembles the policies or programs being advanced by President Trump.

Socialism? Trump has been busy de-regulating commerce, not tightening regulations.  His program of America First is not a program of conquest, but a re-prioritization of America’s economic and political goals.

Racism? Trump’s political and economic policy is not to disparage or invalidate any racial or ethnic group.  His soaring poll numbers among Hispanics and African Americans testify to something his detractors refuse to acknowledge. His desire to be cautious about immigration from Islamic countries is rational, not racist nor ethnocentric. American’s immigration policies under Trump express a concern about domestic U.S. safety, and not animosity to Muslims.

He, unlike most of his critics, is aware that in Islam, hijra (immigration) is a stage in promoting Islamic sharia law as the dominant political, legal, and religious framework of the world.  This is clearly articulated in Islamic holy books and promoted by Islamic leaders.  The virulent thread of domestic terrorism is rife throughout the Islamic world, and both Europeans and Americans have already suffered excessively from this threat.

President Trump has publicly reprimanded various allies and various U.N. bodies such as the Human Rights Council. These reprimands have been under a pro-American rubric without any threat of conquest or harm to those countries.  Yes, the president has been truculent in his response to threats from others like Iran or North Korea. But so what. How is that like Hitler. Trump’s critics have become comfortable with low-key dissembling of President Barack Obama, characteristic of the Leftist elite and their followers. Moreover, unlike Hitler these reprimands have been defensive in nature, not offensive.  Not one aggressive intention toward another sovereign entity in this world has issued forth from his mouth or from the actions or policies of this administration.

Women? Nazi contempt for women is linked to the Nazi-Nietzschean “will to power,” where the macho male alone is qualified for governmental or corporate leadership.  There is nothing in Trump’s corporate background in construction or his appointments made in the Oval Office that indicates that women have been excluded from leadership and policy-making roles, as was the case with the Nazis.

Finally, President Trump has openly embraced our country’s Christian heritage.  His comments in public about Christianity and people of faith are uniformly complimentary.  While we do not have a state established religion, our Christian values and heritage are central to the formation of our growth, power, and generosity.  Trump’s concern that religious rights under the First Amendment be faithfully balanced against and factored into judicial decisions upholding the due process rights of the 14th Amendment is clearly demonstrated by his judicial appointments.

For the above reasons, and because President Trump can be challenged in elections and is limited by our federalism as well as checks and balances, it is totally offensive and absurd, not to mention stupid and/or willfully ignorant to liken our Trump and his administration to the Nazi cult; its vile leader; or its program of conquest, death, and hate.

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When You Sew Evil, So Shall You Reap

Aftermath of the attempted murder of GOP Lawmakers

According to U.S. Senator Rand Paul, “When [the shooter] came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare!” Paul said. “He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill.” — Senator Rand Paul

So what happens is that when Democrats say ‘get up in their face,’ they need to realize that there are a lot of unstable people out there,” Paul continued. “There are people with anger issues, there are people who are prone to violence.

RELATED: Don’t You Dare Call Them A Mob

 

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Don’t You Dare Call Them a Mob

Antifa Mob, Berkeley, Oct 2017

CONTINUING UPDATES FROM THE CULTURE WARS:

Well, it’s Democratic operative with a byline John Harwood after he was issued his talking points from 2018’s equivalent to the Journolist, so what did you expect? But how would NBC rate “mob” as a dog whistle up against “golf” and “Chicago,” which were spotted by NBC’s Bletchley Park-level racial decoder equipment in 2012?

 

AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT: Why are the leaders of the Left and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) silent when their sycophants commit mob violence in the name of causes they support? This is emblematic of the Left and Democrats. By contrast there is this: Conservatives jump to condemn the mob attacks on Nancy Pelosi.

FLASHBACK: Can anyone recall the shock and dismay expressed by the MSM when the Left uniformly called the Tea Party a mob. A mob that picked up their trash after their gatherings. Oh, and the next time someone claims that these mobs aren’t mobs, I’m going to ask them to define mob. Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition:

Definition of mob 

1a large and disorderly crowd of people: especially one bent on riotous or destructive action

Republican Campaign Ad

Reminder: REDUNDANCY: The Mob and Democrat Violence

A Mob. You decide. After the New York Republican Party [headquarters], was vandalized, including broken windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols. The criminal group that did the damage also left a note:

Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism

If you’re still uncertain, here’s help. How To Tell If You Are Part Of A Mob?

But, there’s more. Here is a profoundly prescient warning, Ann Coulter’s  DEMONIC: How the liberal mob is endangering America

The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.

Yep! Sorry, Democrats, Progressive Mob Action Is a Real Problem

Episode 493,209: Don’t you dare call them a mob – : Objective reporters help us understand what a mob isn’t

Actually, This will be impossible for progressives because they are more interested in virtue signalling than about, you know, actually persuading people.“Instead of interrupting hearings or yelling in elevators, progressives should focus on the boring, difficult work of civilly appealing to voters in all 50 states.”

Blaming the Right for Leftist violence goes back to the 60s and before: The politics of reporting on left-wing violence against the right.

Leftist Vocabulary: It’s Only an ‘Angry Mob’ if It’s Made Up of Republicans.

To Democrats: When you sew evil, so shall you reap

Hillary: ‘You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.’ Or, put another way, It’s only “hate” when Republicans do it. When Democrats do it, it’s “passion for justice.”

● Michelle Obama once said, “When they [Republicans] go low, we [Democrats] go high.” Former Attorney General Eric Holder disagreed yesterday. He said,   “…When they go low, we kick them.”

● Democrat Doxxer Threatened To Reveal Senators’ Children’s Health Information.

● DC restaurant: We’ve received death threats after Ted Cruz, wife forced out by protesters.

● Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ): We Are Less Than 60 Days From Totally ‘Kicking the S–t Out of the Republicans.’

● Networks Silent On Attempted Stabbing of GOP Candidate By Anti-Trump Attacker.

● Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Jokes About Threatening Trump Supporters ‘All The Time.’

● Bernie Bro James T. Hodgkinson, Attempted Assassin Of Steve Scalise, Already Being Erased From History.

● Politico: After failing to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats wonder if it’s time to be more ruthless.

Many (most?) of these are taken from postings from @instapundit, especially from Ed Driscoll.

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REDUNDANT: Mob and Democrat Violence

So, let’s get something straight right now. There have been only two documented assaults by mobs attributed to the right-wing both of which have roundly condemned by Republican leaders and none of which were Republican. First, there was Charlottesville riots from 2017 in which President Trump, Melania Trump, and Ivanka along with numerous Republican leaders condemned the violence from both sides and disavowed any and all groups involved in the violence.

Second, and just last week, a mob of protestors, calling themselves the Proud Boys1)The Proud Boys are not a Republican group but a group originally founded as a White Nationalist group that subsequently disavowed White Nationalism because of its racist programs. The Proud Boys now purport to advocate for Western Values, not racist ones.confronted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with vulgar shouts and threats of violence.

National political leaders, both Democrat and Republican, were quick to condemn and disavow the attack and its purpetrators. the Proud Boys. However, the disavowels were singularly different. The Democrat leaders (including Ms. Pelosi) limited their criticism to the Proud Boys and said nothing about having actively, explicitly, and often openly encouraging mob violence to be exercised against conservatives and Republicans.

Now, let’s begin this post with an explict enumeration of the Democrat-encouraged violence exercised against the Republicans in the recent past:

A Collection of Stories of Leftist Attacks on Prominent Republicans

Next, a tweet from the Estimable John Gabriel in response to the Democrats wondering if they need to be more ruthless.

But then we have the media & the mob: Responding to a Washington Post reporter, who as Twitchy notes, “does the Republicans pounce angle on the out-of-control Kavanaugh mob,” Rod Dreher writes:

Here’s the thing: though there is no question that the GOP, like Democrats, play to the anxieties of its base — this is normal politics — there really were, and are, mobs out to get conservatives. 

Conservatives didn’t just imagine the anti-Kavanaugh protesters filling the halls of Congress, harassing GOP senators. Conservatives aren’t imagining campus mobs shouting down conservatives. Republican political consultants didn’t invent the mob at Middlebury College last year that chased Charles Murray off of campus, and physically injured a (liberal) professor who was his host. Nor did the GOP conjure the Yale mob that abused the Christakises over Halloween costumes in 2016.

And on and on. More to the point, Republicans did not invent the mob-like behavior of the news media in the Kavanaugh affair. In the last 24 hours, I’ve heard from three friends — two Democrats, and one anti-Republican independent — who have written to express profound concern about this political moment, and the behavior of the liberal mob. One of the Democrats — no fan of Trump or Kavanaugh — told me that her party has lost her over all this. The independent told me he hasn’t voted GOP in 30 years, but that may change this November, because of the “malice” (his word) on the left. And the third remains a devoted Democrat, but he is agonizing over the demons now taking over his political side, and worries if they can ever be reined in.

In “After Kavanaugh,” Kevin Williamson adds, “The Democrats have created an environment that will render ordinary political discourse almost impossible for years to come:”

This has been shameful, and there should be a reckoning.

That reckoning will not come from the New York Times or from the faculty of the Yale Law School. And it will not come from mind-killed partisans who will believe — or at least pretend to believe — anything that justifies and facilitates their pursuit of power. “She sounded credible to me!” they say. People who are telling us what we want to hear often do. That isn’t good enough — and this cynical smear campaign cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Everybody likes to think that they would have had the good sense and spine to stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy or the House Un-American Activities Committee.

But as the Democrats in rodential retreat go slinking sideways away from this failed attempt at character assassination, what will we do? Not only in November, but after? They would very much like to make this election about Donald Trump, but this has very little to do with the president. They tried to do the same thing to Mitt Romney that they tried with Brett Kavanaugh, and they would have done the same thing if it had been President Romney naming a new justice.

If you don’t punish a political party for this, what do you punish one for?

Indeed. And how does the media recover from their role in the anti-Kavanaugh debacle? The Washington Free Beacon notes that Joe Scarborough(!) “issued a pointed challenge to editors across the country:”

“I challenge New York Times reporters this morning — not reporters, editors — I challenge Washington Post editors, I challenge Wall Street Journal editors, I challenge editors across America, write that story. What happened with Dr. Ford’s agreement with a congresswoman, with Dianne Feinstein? Why did they leak that story? And more importantly, look at yourself and ask yourself the question, why didn’t we report on this in real time when you sure as hell would have reported on it if [Sen. Chuck] Grassley (R., Iowa) and his office had done the same thing?”

Just think of the media as Democratic operatives with bylines, and it all makes sense — or as “Comfortably Smug” tweets, “Journalists are the most insidious of paid protesters.”

UPDATE: Forget ‘boobs’! CNN’s Brooke Baldwin now clutching her pearls over ‘the M word.’

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