Now some say Trump is Hitler like
Me I see Trump as more a Mussolini
Like character
Trump now center stage
BUT in the wings stands a Hitler
Waiting for his curtain call - then it
Will be curtains for many
That could before you and me!

ken d williams

The Dyslexic Wordsmith

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Written on 2016-03-13 at 11:30

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
You could be right ken.

Thomas Perdue The PoetBay support member heart!
Typo. The last part should say "Oh, I certainly hope the anti-Hitler Germans DIDN'T say that."

Sorry about that.

Thomas Perdue The PoetBay support member heart!
It seems rather popular to compare a politician with Hitler. It also seems rather popular to denote political ideas that one disagrees with as "communist" or "fascist," with little to know understanding of what those ideologies denote. However, Trump does seem to have the charisma of such world conquerors, enslaving people's minds, warping them to what he wants them to think. I don't think the average Trump supporter is necessarily vile, just very suggestible. And I don't say that to be insulting. On the contrary, I say it as a redemptive quality of their personality. I believe that they truly mean well. A good point is that (important in the literary composition of fictional narrative) no one sees themself as "evil." In some philosophic schools (such as nihilism) "evil" is seen as figment, there is no good or evil. I'm not well read up on nihilism, but I can get the main point. If I were to explain a philosophy based around that idea, I would say that the concepts of "good" and of "evil" vary from one culture to another based on what is acceptable. To get to the root of what is good and what is evil, one must look passed not only one's own culture, but passed culture entirely! To do something like this shan't prove to be an easy task, for culture is the very means by which one thinks. What al this amounts to is that when considering good and evil, one must consider the intention of the person behind the action and the very character of that person. There are some things that are universal (transcending culture.) Of these things, obviously, the philosophy which Trump claims to support should be counted as universally evil. Politics is full of brain warping, introducing ideas gradually to gain followers. I'm sure Hitler did not go out straightaway with his anti-Semitic ideas, he worked up to that gradually as he gained supporters, introducers more and more extreme ideas as he saw fit that his supporters would get behind him on it. I believe it was Mark Twain who once said "Hisotry does not repeat itself, though it often rhymes with itself" or something to that effect.

In any case, very nicely written. US politics seems to be the Entertainment Industry of the World, of sorts. haha! Though, that might not be so funny, more scary than anything else, especially when we have Trump running. Even if he does win, thankfully it is unlikely that he shall be elected supreme dictator. Oh, I certainly hope the anti-Hitler Germans said that, if so, we might be in a bit of trouble! ;-)

You are so right with these thoughts, Ken. Trump has unleashed that element of hate in the population that had been kept at bay until now that Trump has made it ok to unleash it, to flaunt it. If a Presidential candidate can be openly racist and show his hate, then why not his followers do the same? I agree with Joseph that it cannot be taken back even if he doesn't win the election. That element of that unleashed hate and racism will be with us and it is a very dangerous situation. Trump has said that voters should carry their guns to the voting polls, that college students carry guns in campus. Can you imagine the danger in those situations?

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Ken, you're bang on with his! Trump may win the nomination but will probably lose the election, but what's more concerning is that his supporters will still be out there. There is a huge hate filled minority in the world today that needs to be addressed by thoughtful people who will listen to their rhetoric and find the kernel of truth that lies within their tantrums. Then, address that truth in a holistic and positive fashion to defuse the violence that this hate is breeding.