Adolf Hitler? Are such comparison far-fetched or valid? Why? Why not? There are those very fearful that Donald Trump is in the presidential race. They hope that Donald Trump won't be a presidential contender. Eva Schloss, a holocaust survivor & stepsister of the late Anne Frank compared Mr. Trump to Hitler in terms of the former's immigration policies. Many view Mr. Trump as an out-of-control dictator who is clearly anti-democracy.
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Strongly agree. I keep making the point that anyone who views the two as equals has either forgotten history or never knew it. You make a very good distinction.
I have to correct that socialism had nothing to do with Hitler, Stalin or Mao.
It's pure totalitarianism. Same you can say for the extreme right dictators like Pinochet in Chile and Franco in Spain.
Making comparisons is NOT the same thing as saying they are equal! Why are you thinking that it is?
By the way Hitler is seen as extreme right wing. And was sponsored by the elite and royalty.
"Any comparisons between the two are delusions of the extreme left." And all the comparisons of Obama to Hitler are delusions of the extreme right. Amazing coincidence.
You'll need to talk to the extreme right for a comment on your thoughts. I voted twice for Obama. However that does not restrict me from stating that anyone who compares Trump to Hitler is probably a Sanders devotee and not a student of history.
I studied history, especially WWII, and i like Bernie. The most obvious comparison between Trump and Hitler is the blatant racism. But there are other comparisons. Bernie has nothing to do with this question, btw.
I'm glad you like Bernie. I thought so.
You lost me with "eliminate entire races of humanity." Huh? Then you further lost me with "seriously bad hairstyles." I found "fascist attitudes toward government" funny.It's obvious you have no idea the concept of fascism. He's too greedy for that.
LOL! I was not the first to compare the hairstyles. I got that bit from one of the late shows. Isn't fascism "an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization."? it applies to Trump the KKK of Mexican/Muslim
Maybe, but it is also involves a command and control economy like in Italy before WWII. Trump is a greedy capitalist who likes being rich with a market economy. It is a type of governing. The KKK is not a governmental organization, Good answer.
Austinstar appears to have a rather limited knowledge of history. Easy Hub if you really don't understand what came before. Comparisons should have facts to substantiate the argument. His hair! Please. It sounds like something he would say.
Did you have to walk up 3 flights of stairs to get smart enough to insult me like that? M G? You must be one of the Trump Trolls i have heard about.
If the shoe fits....
Hairstyle, yes. The Dutch populist right wing politician Geert Wilders also has a incredible terrible hairstyle...he's islamofobic too and uses fear to gain votes.
Btw, i am a "she".
I agree with your assesment, but the general audience will be able to make the comparisons. Trump is basically a windbag narcissist, and could never equal the methodical exterminator Hitler.
Sorry about that, and sure. The general audience will keep hating both, not because they are similar, but because they are "hated" and any comparison to Hitler justifies this. Or at least justifies it in the eyes of the general audience.
Trump doesn't believe in being politically correct - ever! What PC police? There is no such thing anyway? Being PC is just another way to say - Be Polite to people!
bradmasterOCcal's comment makes it sound as though someone is unjustly assassinating Hitler's character. Read it again and see what I mean!
Respect and political correctness must be earned. It is a courtesy, not an entitlement. Strangely enough, it costs nothing to be nice to people instead of mean spirited or hateful.
Being PC translate today as don't talk about the real issues, ignore should be its synonym.
Just wondering: Do people still believe in "the most powerful man on earth"? Do you know of ANY prez who didn't have a bunch of super influential and a bunch of advising dudes behind his "throne" that told him what to do? No "Hitlers" anymore.
There are still loads of xenophobic dictators on this planet Vladimir.
Peter: Even those with Hitler's dream can't act like him - they would have by now if they could. Those "influential behind the throne" are those with a finger close to their own button some thousands of miles away sending a clear message..
don't count on it. Genocide is still happening. Child armies in Angola and Congo, Genocide in former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. The dictators in South America in the 80's. Civilization is a thin and fragile cosmetic. Extreme politics are dangerous.
Peter, by "mentality of Hitler" we mean an ambition to conquer the world, not about localized incidents. I just don't see Trump fitting the description, "hair"-or-not.
You can compare Hitler and Trump in the sense that they both use/used scape goat tactics in their campaigns. NOT everything that happend after Hitlers election as bundeskanzler.
Agree. You know your history.
PeterStip said "Politicians who use scapegoats should not be trusted."
OK that is what Obama did for his first 4 years, he blamed everything on Bush. It is what Bill Clinton ran on. I see your point.
Ken there is a huge difference in using a huge population, like the Mexicans or the Muslims as a scapegoat or a former President.