One of the many things Trump and Hitler have in common is being a demagogue. Others are
- picking on one group of people to vilify, to scare supporters into hating; in Hitler's case it was the Jews, in Trumps case it is Latinos.
- pathological lying
- transactional behavior
- dangerous narcissism
Studies were conducting after WW II to try to figure out why otherwise intelligent people would blindly follow such authoritarian figures like Hitler to their death. The result was the discovery of a certain set of personality characteristics that indicate the likelihood of a person following a demagogue like Trump or Hitler. Google Right Wing Authoritarianism (you might run across my hub on the subject but more likely the author of the book on the subject or even John Dean of Nixon fame, whose book brought it to my attention.)
EMPHATIC Yes: Absolutely: That's WHY Social Media Giants have begun to BAN Donald Trump's Nationalist Pals and WHY they are getting WHIPED Out in our elections: Hitler ruled over a CULT as well until the forces of GOOD decisively defeated him and his little brainwashed minions:
Let's not forget this, our American ancestors in the allied armed forces of the 1940's fought and DIED to defeat the Ugly EVIL of Nazi Germany, a bad strain in Europe who thought they were superior and it turns out they were INFERIOR, and now we have nationalist popping up in Charlottesville with their racist, nationalist CHANTS of Hate and Divisiveness: Good for social media BANNING these foul individuals:
You just asked the $64 question, but I believe that the answer is "yes, most of them would." It takes a certain personality type to support a demagogue or a really gullible not-too-bright person. My own family has Trump supporters whom I believe to belong to the first group because they are college-educated fundamentalist Christians, while we see people of the second group all over the place.
Of the educated supporters, I think some of them just transitioned into becoming followers because they were fed up with the establishment and really didn't know what they were getting into. Today they are seeing the light and dropping out. I just hope enough of them are falling by the wayside to ensure that Trump loses.
Maybe they fall under the quote that has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln: You can fool some of the people all of the time, you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. It is this segment of the population that Lincoln says "you can fool some of the people all of the time" that I believe would have supported Hitler. In fact, some of the Trump supporters may be reincarnated Nazis. LOL
Hitler was a fascist. Is Trump one too?
- Right wing. Check.
- Ultranationalist. Check.
- Authoritarian. Check.
- Supression of opposition. Check.
- Regimented society and economy. Check.
- Opposed to liberalism. Check.
So the answer to your question is yes.
You made me look:
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - CHECK
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - CHECK
3. Identifying of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - CHECK
4. Supremacy of the Military - CHECK
5. Rampant Sexism - CHECK
6. Controlled Mass Media - He is trying
7. Obsession with National Security - CHECK
8. Religion and Government Intertwined - Not so much
9. Corporate Power is Protected - CHECK
10. Labor Power is Oppressed - CHECK
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - half CHECK (I think he likes art)
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - CHECK
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - CHECK
14. Fraudulent Elections - CHECK (thank you Russia)
As I was typing these it occurred to me it was describing, almost to a T, today's Conservatives. And since the political spectrum is actually a circle, most of the those attributes apply to practical communism as well.
You know who they don't apply to, even close, are American moderates and liberals. In fact, they are the polar opposite.
I just adore 'look at me, look at me' questions. Everyone comes running to be adored for their beliefs also.
Well done people.
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