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Isn’t this what our parents and grandparents fought against in World War II?

Let me see.  There was Hitler, a Nazi demagogue who sought to force his evil, hateful will on others.  And there was Mussolini, a Fascist demagogue who sought to force his evil, hateful will on others.  And then there was Hirohito, who sought to force his evil, hateful will on others.

First, they divided their people, convincing them that the cause of their problems were those unlike themselves.  In Germany, it was Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, unions, intellectuals, and all non-Aryans who were at fault for the mess in which they found themselves.  In Italy, it was the government itself, along with the poor, that were evil.  In Japan it was everybody who wasn’t Japanese who were a fault.

Now the Trump Nazi/Fascists divide the nation by agreeing with and condoning the idea that the cause of all our problems are those unlike ourselves.  It’s immigrants, blacks, refugees, Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, the poor, the government itself, homosexuals, unions, women, and intellectuals that those who support Trump believe are at fault for the mess in which they find themselves.

What am I missing?  How is it not exactly the same?  We fought it with everything and everybody we had in the forties, and now we have voted the same thing we fought against into power in the United States.  Maybe the rest of the world will rescue us, just as we helped rescue the rest of the world in World War two.

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