Trump And Hitler – Both Rose From Political Apathy And Oppression

Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump both have been spawned from the same swamp of political apathy and oppression and both share the same ego driven fascist arrogance, sense of entitlement and aversion to empathy ~ which unfortunately mirrors the mindset of a growing majority of America’s electorate: Allen L Roland, PhD

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“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…”  ~ H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series

 When you fully open the window of the 2016 American Political scene ~ you will see the true face of our plutocracy as revealed in our Imperialistic wars, interventions, the suppression of human rights, the demands of the corporate state and it’s all apparent in the face and words of Donald Trump ~ much like it was when Hitler became the angry fascist face of Germany in the 1930’s ~ reflecting the same right wing polarization and distrust of the government and media.

 We have almost reached that great and glorious day where the plain folks of this land have reached a place of such desperation, powerlessness and distrust that they are seriously considering electing a downright moron and fascist to the White House ~ Donald Trump.

Flying the banner of resentment, distrust and anger towards the establishment, Republicans have united behind the one establishment candidate who appears to be talking their language and is willing to disregard the political correct rules that hamper the other candidates.

Patrick Martin, WSWS, offers the most appropriate description of Republican Presidential candidate Trump ~ “His crude rhetoric shatters the official pretense that America is the defender of “freedom” and “democracy,” which has been used by Democratic and Republican administrations alike to justify imperialist wars and interventions throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Trump rips off this democratic mask. He stands openly for the violent suppression of anyone who might dare to oppose the demands of corporate America, either abroad or at home.”  See WSWS article ~

Fascists (Wikipedia) believe that liberal democracy is obsolete, and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader ~ such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party ~ to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society.

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 TheWrap’s Itay Hod interviews his father, a holocaust survivor, Zeev Hod, about his research and Trump’s rise

 One of the questions I never thought I’d ask my father: Does Donald Trump truly resemble Adolf Hitler?”

 Given that people from Louis C.K. to Bill Maher to Glenn Beck have compared Trump to Hitler, I wanted to know if my dad also believed there were similarities between Trump and the man who killed an estimated 200 members of our family ~ including my father’s father.”

 “My dad, Zeev Hod, is not only one of the smartest people I know ~ he’s also had the unique experience of being both a Holocaust survivor and a history teacher who spent years educating high school students about the Third Reich.”

 Was he worried? Did it bring back any memories? Did he think that Trump was in fact borrowing ideas from “Mein Kampf?”

The short answer is “yes.”

One of the things people used to say about Hitler when he rose to power in the early 1930’s was that he was saying it like it is,” my dad told me over the phone from Tel Aviv. They thought he was a bit of a clown, with his big speeches and over-the-top showmanship, but they also admired his ability to say what everyone thought, but didn’t dare say out loud.”

 “Are you worried?” I asked.

“Not yet,” he answered. “But there is definitely room for concern.”

 Here is our conversation, translated from Hebrew.

 So, how much does Donald Trump truly resemble Adolf Hitler?

“There are slight similarities between the two. But there is a difference. Germany was in much worse shape economically in the ’20s and ’30s. It was still recovering from WWI, having to pay reparations to the Allies. Hitler was able to tap into the Germans’ frustration by zeroing in on an enemy, the Jews. He claimed the Jews were taking over the country, stealing high-paying jobs. He was able to galvanize the uneducated by saying that Jews had stabbed Germany in the back.”

 Can you give me more examples?

“Sure. Now that America’s minority population is becoming a majority, Trump is able to tap into that same fear among its disenfranchised. Asking his supporters to raise their hand during his rallies while proclaiming their allegiance to him is eerily reminiscent of Hitler’s Nazi salute, which was meant to inspire loyalty and sympathy towards the regime.

 Did Hitler have a lot of fights and scuffles at his rallies? 

“Absolutely. If anyone dared to heckle Hitler, the S.A. would beat them to a pulp. They were essentially thugs. Not that different from those we see at Trump’s rallies today.”

 See INTERVIEW ~  

 Fascism promotes the establishment of a totalitarian state The Doctrine of Fascism states, “The Fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value. Thus understood, Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State a synthesis and a unit inclusive of all values interprets, develops, and potentiates the whole life of a people.”

In The Legal Basis of the Total State, Nazi political theorist Carl Schmitt described the Nazi intention to form a “strong state which guarantees a totality of political unity transcending all diversity” in order to avoid a “disastrous pluralism tearing the German people apart“.

joseph-mengeleAn excerpt from ‘They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45’ by Milton Mayer

What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.”

It was from that deep right wing polarization and distrust of the government by the people that Hitler became the outspoken lightning rod voice of the disenfranchised and disillusioned in the 1930’s and the Jews became marginalized and virtually eradicated as the nationalized fascist corporate state was born ~ much as Donald Trump has become the outspoken lightning rod of the disenfranchised and disillusioned in 2016 and Muslims have become marginalized by a growing corporate state.

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“Hitler always seemed pleased at the plaudits of the crowd but never without smirking as if to say, “the poor saps are being taken in.” He despised the masses as so many sheep. They have always in his mind been led for causes almost always profane, but whatever the cause the leader must never forget to impress upon the masses that God has thus commanded and molded him in His image, though the truth be the reverse. The secret of Hitler is found not in him, but in history”  See article ~

Mr. Trump, who has called for monitoring mosques and even barring Muslims from entering the United States, has been the clear beneficiary of this moment of deep anxiety and oppression among the vast majority of electorate. More than four in 10 Republican primary voters say the most important quality in a candidate is strong leadership, which eclipses honesty, empathy, experience or electability.

 These voters heavily favor Mr. Trump ~ and now white supremacist groups are capitalizing on Trump’s ride on the dark side of American politics.

 Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has emerged as a high-profile Democratic surrogate prosecuting the case that Trump might not be as rich as he says he is. “We don’t know what Trump pays in taxes because he is the first presidential nominee in 40 years to refuse to disclose his tax returns,” Warren said in a fiery speech last week, followed by an extended Twitter war with the presumptive GOP nominee. “Maybe he’s just a lousy businessman who doesn’t want you to find out that he’s worth a lot less money than he claims” ~ or maybe, I would add,  he is not paying any taxes and most of his income is illegally sheltered.

 Finally, in this election year, we must look deep within ourselves to find our truth and our true choices in life and I for one choose to live in truth, love and gratitude versus Lies, anger and hatred ~ and I also deeply feel that the only political candidate who comes close to my moral values is Bernie Sanders.

And perhaps Bernie best describes the Trump phenomenon in a recent article in Rolling Stone ~ “To the media’s great shock and to the pundits’ great shock, there are millions of Americans who are very, very angry. And they’re angry because they’re working longer hours for lower wages. They’re angry because they’re working two and three jobs. They’re worried about the future of their children – getting decent jobs and getting homes. And then they look at the leadership of the Democratic Party and the leadership of the Republican Party and they don’t see people addressing – or even paying attention to – their needs. And Trump comes along and starts to blame Mexicans or Muslims or women for the problems facing society. The people are seeing that someone at least is speaking to their anger. And that’s unfortunate. That’s a very ugly approach. But that’s why he’s succeeding ” ~ which, I would add, is exactly what happened to Germany in the 1930’s with the rise of fascism and Adolf Hitler. See Rolling Stone article ~  

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


Allen L Roland, PhD

 Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at [email protected] Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also featured columnist on Veterans Today and is a featured guest on many radio and Television programs.

 

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30 Responses to "Trump And Hitler – Both Rose From Political Apathy And Oppression"

  1. Charlotte NC Bill  June 11, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Are they similar? Hmmmm…Well, the more we learn about that era ( the 20’s-early 40’s ) it’s obvious that Hitler was/is the most lied about politician of the 20th century…( The Holohoax, the imminent Soviet invasion of C. Europe, Hitler actually desiring peace MUCH more than Churchill, Roosevelt or Stalin ) ..

  2. Keyser Soze  June 10, 2016 at 1:43 am

    To compare Hitler and Trump in the same mould is pathetic. There is no comparison.
    Why is Hitler used as the base of all evil or that what is wrong with political ideology?
    Totally wrong but the brainwashed believe it .

    “It is necessary that I should die for my people, but my spirit shall rise from the grave and the world will know that I was right.
    Adolf Hitler 1945.

    In Trump,s case…
    Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
    Honore de Balzac

    It is only the really intelligent person who truely understands the truth!
    One can only hope that Trump is the real deal, but I doubt that he is, or he has fooled the Zionists.
    Whatever the final outcome, US politics has become a farce.
    Why not Kim Kardashian as President?
    America needs a Vladimir Putin and 3 million armed citizens surrounding the Capitol the end the rot!
    John F. Kennedy was right.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  June 10, 2016 at 7:38 am

      Excellent comment, Keyser ~ especially ” One can only hope that Trump is the real deal, but I doubt that he is, or he has fooled the Zionists….Whatever the final outcome, US politics has become a farce ” ~
      Not just a farce, but kabuki theater at its best. Look for good cop and bad cop with Hillary and Donald on a world stage 😉

    • NavyBrat  July 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      I just watched a movie on NetFlix called “Look Who’s Back”.
      It’s a German production about Hitler waking up in 2014 and, after being found by a film maker who thought
      he was a very clever comedian, became a media sensation. Hitler’s conclusion – conditions today would easily allow him to gain power. Instead of the Jews, it was now the Muslims etc.
      English subtitles, but it is really worth watching as it works on many levels.

  3. Allen L Roland, PhD  June 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    LC ~ I was a carrier based Navy pilot .

  4. FoxRenard  June 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Putin, Trump and Xi Jinping will save the planet from the New World Order ! Geriatric Sanders supported Bill Clinton’s illegal bombing on Serbia, supports Wall Street, will support sociopath Hillary Clinton and lived on the dole for half of his life. He’s the perfect puppet for the internationalist oligarchy ! Facts! Period!

  5. captain obvious  June 7, 2016 at 1:33 am

    funny stuff.. jewish clergy had declared war on germany, helped push hitler into power to ensure its destruction. hitler’s high staff were jewish but were not supposed to know anything about that.. and here we have trump-chump being catapulted into power very similarly, to ensure a destruction of the USA maybe?! trump talks about muzzies being the threat when everyone KNOWS the AIPAC crew is behind ALL the 3 ring circus clowns we’re being allowed to see as “candidates”, so why focus on only one of them?

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  June 7, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Captain obvious ~ it’s all a three ring circus, and meant to deceive, so you focus on the clown 😉

  6. PallMall  June 6, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Bullshit.

  7. John Kirby  June 6, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Dr Roland, I used to think that Hitler was a maniac bent on war. I then read “The origins of WW2” by AJP Taylor, a distinguished mid-20th century professor of modern history.

    He makes it clear that Hitler war no war-monger and that the real threat was Bolshevism in Russia. He invaded France because France had just declared war on Germay, along with Britain. He than allowed the British army to escape from Dunkirk. When he invaded the Polsh Corridor Russia also invaded Eastern Poland, but was never criticized.

    He was no saint but the early 20th century was a militarized society and people did not think then as they do now. I think that, like Napolean, he became consumed by hubris.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  June 6, 2016 at 7:40 am

      John Kirby ~ excellent comment regarding Hitler, like Napoleon, being consumed by hubris ~ which is exactly the most probable fate of Trump.

  8. Beydety  June 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    What other choice do Americans have? It doesn’t matter how many negatives you come up with against Mr Trump, he is still better than what was and still is on offer. He is the only one not pushing for wars. I like that.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  June 6, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Beydety ~ Once again, do not count out or underestimate Bernie Sanders ~ after California votes on Tuesday, everything changes politically ~ the jury is still out on the Presidential election ~ these are interesting times and change is in the air.

  9. Yehuda_Abraham  June 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Tried to reply to Dr Roland’s most recent post, but the software won’t let me, for some reason.

    I can’t comment on whether Trump will be good for America or not, other than to say we cannot vote our way out of this. Even if Trump tried to implement change, they’d just kill him when he gets too far off the reservation.

    But what I can comment on is you could not possibly be more wrong about Hitler and Germany. War was forced on Germany by the ZOG, and any honest historical examination will confirm this.

    C’mon, you are better than this.

  10. Allen L Roland, PhD  June 5, 2016 at 9:59 am

    BR549 ~ that’s the standard Republican rational and refrain I hear ” Trumps not perfect, but ” ~ In essence, he’s ALL YOU’VE GOT and he will eventually drag the whole party, if not the nation, down with him ~ much as Nixon did in the 70’s and most certainly Hitler in the 30’s.

  11. williammartin  June 5, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Disingenuous summery: Hitler brought pride and nationalism back to Germany. Today in America the steady influx of immigrants from US lead drugs wars armed through Fast & Furious and those MULES who bring drugs into the US via the DHS Sentri program.

    Doublespeak: Refugee’s are in fact WAR REFUGEE’S from the same countries the US and it’s Allies (sic) have been bombing for decades. None which have ever attacked the US nor had the military power to do so.

    The Versailles treaty yoked upon Germany for a war it didn’t start. Odious debt? US wars have cost TRILLIONS and chalked off to National Debt that YOU and your Children’s Children pay? This is the self imposed HOLOCAUST of those countries and through that debt(s) not only did your taxes pay for it but will also pay for it again in housing those fleeing Allied actions. So YES! The US VICHY Government of the IMF created this.
    Thin about that as 300K Veterans have died and the remains of 274 Marines were DUMPED in a Virginia landfill. This country was SOLD OUT by Corporate America for 3rd world SLAVE LABOR. So if one has to bitch… Start here in Corporate America the eternal WAR MACHINE ran by predominately “Christians.” – Insert 10 Commandments and 2 Greater Commands here.

    • williammartin  June 5, 2016 at 5:55 am

      As far as old history… Under Nuremberg law. “Knowledge” was used to convict those for War Crimes as well as hang Journalist’s for their propaganda in supporting those conflagrations…

      When Americans demand the lynching of those War Criminals (HERE) instead of some “BLACK” guy in Africa who was in most cases SOLD the ARMS by the US or Western Allies (sic) which has lead to the deaths of over 20 Million people. Then I will care. But until then, those who don’t learn history will repeat it.

      Reminds me of the “Evil Muslim” parody. It’s OK to drop Atomic bombs and burn alive 16 square miles of Tokyo’s civilians to death or systematically starve German reclassified POWs to death, torture them or drop tons of radioactive materials on their lands. But America is blessed by the GOD that said, Thou Shalt not Kill. That is unless it’s for Corporate America. That makes it all LEGAL?

    • williammartin  June 5, 2016 at 6:02 am

      On OTHER (SIDE NOTE): I nor Millions of Americans, German’s, Turk’s, Brit’s are responsible for the CRIMES of former rapacious regimes nor what happened 3 generations ago before many of Us were even born.
      As far as (The Jew – Reg-TM) When will the Millions killed in Korea, Vietnam, East Timor, Guatemala, Central America, Middle East (Asia) all get their share of the PIE? Just as in Laos today (A Neutral Country) that was saturated with Cluster munitions.

      Want to solve crimes and wars? (Look into the damn Mirror!) For Silence is consent to those War Crimes inflicted on others. If America ever is attacked? What would you do if your family was killed, cities, towns bombed to rubble and countries destroyed through US Sanctions? Corporate America is the Enemy and those that support it.

    • williammartin  June 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

      RE: Jozsef V.
      Whether or not people like facts… I will give some insight especially to fellow Americans.
      (Historians will in the future look back upon ‘These United States’ and it’s Allied Vassals or ‘Puppet’ regimes it supports and record for all that THE United States was far more “EVIL” then any alleged crimes of the Nazi’s.)
      Corporate America with it’s Whore IMF/World Bank along with a predominately Christian Military have killed so many millions as well as through financial and economic terrorism caused the further deaths of millions via sanctions to support the Orwellian DOUBLESPEAK phrases of “National Security” “The American Way Of Life” “Freedom” and “Democracy.”
      In fact when I am able to put gas in my truck I always think of how many people were murdered so that America’s MAFIA (Corporate) could control the oil and minerals of others so its traded in the FIAT fake Dollar system.
      Which in my opinion gives a lot of light to those in the Military’s of THE WEST new light as to “I was just following Orders.” If American cities were bombed like in WWII in Europe perhaps people would understand more of this ? There are a few videos of the graveyards left behind from US bombings and Arms sales to rapacious regimes as well as currently those (Democracies) supported by the US who are using US (Chemical Weapons) (TEAR GAS) on their own citizens as well as here in America.

  12. Martin Maloney  June 4, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Did Hitler have a lot of fights and scuffles at his rallies?

    “Absolutely. If anyone dared to heckle Hitler, the S.A. would beat them to a pulp. They were essentially thugs. Not that different from those we see at Trump’s rallies today.”

    The situation is completely different. It’s Trump’s opponents who are the thugs, physically attacking Trump’s supporters.

    Trump’s hecklers are escorted from the venue, not beaten to a pulp.

    (Please do not misconstrue this comment as meaning that I support Trump.)

  13. BR549  June 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Sorry, Mr. Roland, if you are going to claim to use facts, then please use them instead of regurgitating the left’s useless drivel. Following your logic, I guess, then Ted Cruz’ father must have been at the grassy knoll.

    Trump isn’t perfect, but is the Left THAT desperate that they have to make this crap up?

  14. Bartered  June 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Immortalizing Adolf Hilter by using his infamous behaviour in front of the ignorant masses will only lead to Adolf Hilter becoming an icon of resistance. As he fortold before Dresden. The fear porn is removed from younger generations and replaced by facts that caused Hilter to become so famous. Trump will ride that wave until he puts on the presidential armband.
    The events like the reperations created a desperate demoralized and bankrupt nation at end of WWI. Germany was thrown into a third world country status. The masses, through Hitler saw monetary independence and stability. The rest is propaganda and licence to exploit the masses.

    • Poppadop  June 4, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      True, yet the idea that Trump is anywhere near Hitler’s level is also propaganda. Hitler was a WW1 combat veteran. Trump is a draft-dodging pop culture celebrity; there’s no way he’s built up the physical courage to fight the “international clique” and its “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy.”

      Trump is much more likely to go the way of the Ukrainian “neo-Nazis” and sell out…
      veteranstoday.com/2014/03/10/what-happens-to-ukraine-will-be-a-model-for-the-rest-of-us/

  15. Yehuda_Abraham  June 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Oh, Vey, ze wicked Nazi’s killed 200…. no, 300!!!! Members of my immediate family. And I myself was gassed 5….no 6 Times!!!

    You are normally much smarter than this, Dr Roland. Not sure what is going on.

  16. jonnbrown  June 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Oh Dr. Roland, so that’s why Zionist Khazar Jew boss Sheldon Adelson and came out in such gigantic support of Trump. Really? I could never take this kind of article seriously, in a million years. And all these “Jewish” emotionally embroiled “holocaust” comments you’ve included here are a joke.

    Out of one side of the VT mouth we have clear and convincing evidence that the so-called “holocaust” did not happen in any shape or form as commercial “history” has purported. And out of the other side, we have this fear-mongering about Hitler – who was captain of the “did not happen version” of the “holocaust.” Sheesh.

  17. DUSTER011  June 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Some day the truth about Hitler will come out. All we have now is wartime propaganda, Zionist lies, and a history written by very vengeful victors.
    JFK wrote (2 different sources combined):
    “Hitler is one of the greatest men, the old trust him, the young idolize him. It is the worship of a national hero who has served his country.…Within a few years, Adolf Hitler will emerge from the hatred which surrounds him as one of the most significant figures that ever lived.”

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  June 4, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      True, Dusty ~ but by 1945 JFK was seeing through clearer eyes and felt far differently about both Hitler and Germany.

  18. tonto  June 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Checks and balances? What reality do you live in? SMH…

  19. Allen L Roland, PhD  June 4, 2016 at 9:56 am

    But with all our checks and balances ~ can it really still happen in America?
    Adam Liplak, NY Times, writes that it could and that Trump could threaten US Rule of Law ~ and its worth a read. See article ~ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/us/politics/donald-trump-constitution-power.html?

    • williammartin  June 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Anyone that believes one drop of soy ink in the NYT is a fool.
      The NYT is a pro-Establishment propaganda arm of JEWKNOWWHO.

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