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A Movie About Hate That Should Spell Out A Strong Message For Our World Today: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Updated on November 27, 2016

A Glimpse At The Movie

It Took Me Years To Find The Nerve To Watch This Movie

It's funny how things just fall into place. Even when it involves something such as a movie. I just now watched a movie that came out back in 2008 entitled “The Boy in The Striped Pajamas.” I always wanted to watch it, but I knew a little bit about the story, and I just didn't know if I could handle it.

A year ago, my daughter told me she had watched it, actually had watched it twice. She told me the story was so sad, but also inspiring in some way. She told me a little more about it and even gave the ending away, but still implored me to watch it, she knew I would like what it stood for even though it ended very sadly. Needless to say, a year passed, and I didn't watch. The description of the ending really made me feel nauseous; however, tonight after pondering all these hate crimes that have taken place here in America. All the racist remarks by a tyrant like Donald Trump and his followers against a whole religion, somehow I thought about this movie. Tonight was the night, something inside of myself wanted me to watch this movie.

Although different in some ways, the story of the Nazis terrorizing the Jews is so similar to what is happening today. Donald Trump trying to divide us all by blaming all Muslims for certain acts of terrorism, and then by doing that, initially threatening all of us by spawning hate and not caring that a few do not define a whole. The ones that follow him either blinded or just plain scared that they fail to acknowledge common sense, and also fail to see he is only interested in more power. It's his drug People!!! He has always and will consistently be about Donald. He wants to rule the world and throws tantrums when he thinks something is going to get in the way of that, so he mouths off more insane insinuations so people get more scared and act more violent. How can so many not see this??

Are We In The Beginning Stages of FASCISM?? A Discussion From Last November That Is Still Going On Today.

I'm Just Trying To Shine A Light On Truth

And then, I watch this movie, and I think to myself; I should keep speaking. I am not doing anything wrong by speaking what is right, I cannot shut up. I will not shut up.

Two little boys in this movie; one in a concentration camp, one the son of a Nazi soldier, somehow make a friendship through an electric fence, and with the only understanding, that though they may not share a religion, they are not different, they merely knew that they liked each other as friends and there was nothing wrong with that. Nothing should be wrong with that.

Yes, of course, I know this was a movie, but real events from that era were portrayed, and the ending was a hard reality of what happens when hate is brewed. It never ends well. Which is my concern, and should be everybody's concern here in America. We should take correct measures to abolish the ones that "CHOOSE ON THEIR OWN" to be our enemy, instead of hating a whole religion of people. This will not solve anything, have we not learned from history?

Our number-one killer here is the mentally ill, whether they are Muslims, Christians, or whatever, they are initially the killers.

Let's Talk About "Gun Control" Just Because It Is A Correct Measure That Should Be Taken Here In America

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History Should Have Taught Us A Thing or Two

We know by history that the Nazi Holocaust was one of the most terrifying and inhuman events in our history ever. Through the years, some of the holocaust survivors have been generous and brave enough to sit down and tell their stories. It was a hateful time, and now look.... here we are in America, the one place that should, by definition alone, never act in this terrible and abominable way to a complete religion. It is not our country's definition to do this kind of thing. To build walls, to outcast, and to not listen and act in an intelligent way to keep our nation free from what the Nazis did way back in 1933-1945.



Kids in concentration camp during the reign of Hitler.
Kids in concentration camp during the reign of Hitler. | Source

As my daughter kept asking me to watch the movie, I'm going to suggest to everyone else to watch it sometime soon, and pay attention to what hate and blame inevitably cause. As we all know, it is most times the children who have to teach us these harsh lessons; the innocence of children that should wake us all up to the fact that no one was born to hate. I don't want history to repeat itself, do you?

This Is The Story of What Happens When You Blame A Whole Religion For One Thing

I'm curious...

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And Finally, My Final Thoughts

At this point, I usually will write a poem about the subject of my hub, but honestly, I don't know how to start one today. In some ways, it should be easy. The subject I discuss here would be simple in making a point within a poem. Actually, I have written several that do touch on the conditions in which we all here in America are in today. I will post the links to the side of this section.

However, I believe I would like to stick with the importance of making my distinction to the movie I watched today and what is going on in my state of America. The videos I have posted are a crucial part of this hub, and I hope everyone will take time to watch them. It could help those who read this to understand better the point I want to get across.

I think my bottom line would be, let's not go back and repeat history in a new place with a different religion. Let's keep going forward. No one said it would be easy to accept things we feel compelled to reject after so many tragedies; however, the fact is, our issues are beyond a certain religion. They are beyond strapping a gun to our sides and fighting all mental ill people, and terrorists. Which, come on, it all falls into the same category of some people just flat out being "unstable" Instability has no religious category, or race, or certain purpose. Instability is in the person or persons own psyche. The fabrication of an issue they have raised in their own minds until it gravitates to violence.

Thank you for reading and please comment if you want. I really like to discuss current events and issues I write about. Even so, I would ask you to please keep it nice even if you disagree with my opinions and thoughts.

© 2016 Missy Smith

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      John Hansen 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Missy, I have seen this wonderful but sad movie. I urge anyone who hasn't to do so, even though I can't watch it a second time. Another in a similar vein that I loved is "Life is Beautiful" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Is_Beautiful

      I agree with everything you have written here. I am glad I don't have to vote in the US elections. I don't like the choices. Interesting to see what the outcome will be however. Well done.

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      Yes Dear 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, it really is fascism. And Sinclair Lewis predicted it. This year, 17 states have new voting restrictions coming on this election. Now, guess who those restrictions apply to? My question: why would any person with America in your blood want to restrict anyone at all?

      We've been hi jacked. From 1980 on up. And don't kid yourself, the mentality never dies.

      According to polls (which could be silly), they say Trump supporters like the muslim ban. And they will never admit it, but it is the same bigotry that Hitler pushed on Jews.

      What we need to see is that mentality just changed titles. The nazis and zionists who worked together then are still together now.

      What they are doing in Palestine is no different than what they did in Germany. And they want to bring it here. Actually it is here: Department of Homeland Security. Homeland....such a nazi term, isn't it?

      The years 2000-2008 were the protocol. Sadistic treatment of fellow human beings, money grubbing and murderous greed. I've seen people say Trump will make Bush/Cheney look like boyscouts.

      Dump the Trump!!!

      Great hub. Read like a conversation.

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      ThreeKeys 11 months ago from Australia

      I think our country is copying your country's ways and it is worrying me as in our news America is noted for all its violence. I don't know if that is true or not but that is the portrayal by far. Not good. I haven't seen this movie. I am not sure I could stomach it. But maybe I MUST. I think if we can adopt a attitude of action of where or how we can take a step to unite rather than divide is a good start. Perhaps even setting up a petition to receive at least a minimum of 10 000 signatures to effect legislature change. Thank you for your hub.

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      Paula 11 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Missy, This hub is so excellently presented. I don't disagree with any of your thoughts & opinions. I actually don't see how/why there are those who would and do. The gap is huge and widening all the time. None of this is tolerable yet the reality is, here we are. Sad and frightening?....to say the least.

      As for the movie. I don't know Missy. The current state of unrest and hatred that permeates, literally everywhere, weighs heavily upon those of us who have no power. On a personal level, I have had a hard time coming to terms with the very recent Orlando tragedies. Some egregious events are simply too gruesome to even attempt to assimilate. Perhaps one day in the future I will watch this movie, since you recommend it so highly. Right now, I'm afraid I don't have the courage. By your description, I can tell it is a pretty heavy burden.

      Again Missy, your writing is enlightening and I commend you for how you have dealt with this topic. Peace, Paula

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hey John, it is the very outcome we here are facing that is scaring the hell out of me right now. Everyday, I wake up with hope that Trump supporters will wise up, or even better this tyrant will back out. However, I know by his ego that is a long shot.

      The movie you suggest here sounds really good, and when I get my stomach back, I will watch it. The movie I spoke about in this hub was a beautiful story of friendship that inevitably ended in tragedy, and although the most grueling part came at the end; it was that part of the movie which left me so sick to my stomach and driven to stay up late to write this hub, in hopes others will finally see what the realities of hate actions are. We cannot beat hate by hate. It just doesn't work that way.

      Thank you, as always, for being so genuine with your comments and concern. Your friend, ~Missy

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hello lovemychris, it is nice to meet you. You bring up questions I have asked myself so many times, and struggled for answers. I want the ones who are for these ridiculous restrictions on America, the land of the free, where all are supposed to have equal opportunities no matter race or religion, to answer the questions, but they beat around the bush. They cannot seem to answer questions in a way that would make sense to most of us who know we are supposed to be the safe haven for all; the land of hope and opportunity.

      It is a scary conversation, people like you and I, see the big picture and cannot conceive why it is so difficult for others to do so. However, when hate gets in someone's veins, when gun owners get gun happy, for some reason, their answers seems to be exactly what America is supposed to shun. So why can't they see this?

      We should not break because we have been bullied by the type of individuals who try to bring destruction to what we stand for. It is extremely sad that we are losing so many, but it is not only at the hands of terrorists. It is at the hands of racists of all color and religion. It is simply not one religion. We are endangering innocent people when we try to get behind these types of thoughts.

      I'm so glad you commented. We need to discuss the issue. We need to wake up America. I am waiting on some hate-filled ones to comment as well. Usually, when writing something like this, they feel the need to put in their silly argument. However, it is my hope that I get a lot more positive people commenting like yourself. It makes me feel hopeful that maybe we indeed do weigh out the negative. ~Missy

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      I hope your country does not follow the way America is being perceived right now, threekeys. I will say, it should be a wake-up call for Americans to know that as far away as Australia, America has now become a conversation of violence. That makes me so sad.

      I suggest this movie, because I wanted to show the senselessness of how hating one religion can damage people and country beyond repair. In the end of such rage, and when it escalates to the point in similarity to which the Nazis hated on the Jews, it will forever be burned into history. It's a scar that is a reminder of hate every single day.

      You mentioned petitions, and thankfully they were a few circulating around social media. One I have signed recently has been one for the gun-control law to be passed. I'm not sure how these petitions will affect the government's decisions, but it is a start, and you never know; it could make a positive impact in Washington.

      Thank you for joining the conversation. ~Missy

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      Paula 11 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Right, Missy.....Washington will never be impacted as long as they're owned by Huge Money~~Including the NRA. Losing battles is all we'll ever fight. Discouraging yes. The way it's always been? Yes. Can it all be turned around? Anything is possible, but the reality simply is not looking good.........:(

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hey Paula, you are so right; it is not tolerable. It is also inconceivable to so many of us. How can others perceive the notion of hating a certain religion, and making such rules of damnation the total way to solve any type of issue we have here?

      I will not deny that terrorists exist, but they exist in all forms, and should not be singled out into one certain religion. These types of killings have happened in movie theaters, in school houses, in malls, and in churches. They have been carried out by racists, homo-phobics, and all should be in the category of mentally ill, and all, in my opinion, should be called terrorists, as they indeed terrorized all of us, especially the family members and friends of the victims.

      However, we all should know that more violence is not the answer. The answer is working together to stop these senseless acts the best way we can as a nation. We should call in any suspicious person and "keep" them on a watch list. The guy in Orlando was on an FBI watch list and was taken off. He should have been mentally evaluated, and then searched and disarmed from any guns he purchased, but the government will not allow us to go forward with laws to do this. His photo should have been on every wall of every gun shop.

      Why are we even questioning a gun law? Nobody denies that it will take some time for it to get better, but we have to try to make it better without more violence. Instead, we need to put in place proper procedures that I believe will work. It has, for the most part, worked in other countries who put these types of gun laws in place. No, I don't think it has gotten rid of all crime in these places, but it has certainly brought the number of death tolls down, and why shouldn't we want that here in America?

      Orlando was close to home for me, Paula. I even had a young friend who moved to Orlando a few years back to go to school there and start a new life. He frequented this exact gay bar often. Luckily, he was not there on this particular night, but he weeps for the ones lost there, as he states it was a safe place for people to go and be themselves with no judgments. It was a friendly environment, and this shooter, because of his hate for gays, decided he would end lives.

      This movie I refer to in this hub wasn't so hard to watch until the very end. The very end brought the most powerful message of what happens when you hate for really no purpose. However, as you read, I was like you, I was also scared to watch, and I only knew a little about the story. I'm glad my daughter convinced me, but I do have a confession; for days, on social media, I was relentlessly posting articles and things to try to wake the Trump supporters up; later last night, I watched this movie, and I immediately wrote this hub after. It actually started off as a Facebook status, but as I couldn't stop writing decided it would be best placed here, and then shared there. After I finished, I laid down, and I became very ill. My stomach was so messed up, and I could not rest. Eventually, I did sleep a few hours, but as you can tell, I am up again responding to all of your comments that I am so thankful for. I still feel a bit weak, but the gracious comments I believe help.

      Thank you for your kindness and friendship, Paula. ~Missy

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      KingdomCome 11 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

      People who are VERY NAIVE about a subject should not be allowed to write an article about it.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      And here it is folks...A person with a pen name of "King"domcome, who by the way does not show face, stating that I am the NAIVE one about this subject. However, yet again, has no explanation to why, in his opinion, I am. Typical attempts at rhetoric from someone, who is no doubt, a Trump supporter with no sort of balls to even take a discussion to the next level.

      I'm sorry for your troubles, but you sir or ma'am are a laughable subject here on my page. And I promise, I mean that in the kindest way possible.

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      Word 11 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Missy, The Bible said there'd be days like those and days like today. It is unfortunate that people falsely made themselves superior to others in order to gain power. The Lord said to love Him first and love your neighbor as well as yourself. Praying daily is the best thing that we can do today. Enjoy your lovely day.

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      KingdomCome 11 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

      This goes to show you just how stupid you are. You assume I'm a Trump supporter. I could care less about Trump or politics. You further assume that politics, may inpart or whole, FIX the problem of hate that cause violance in America. That's NAIVE.

      Currently there are well over 250 MILLIOM fire arms in the U.S. We are at a point in time in America where 250 million firearms are no longer controlable as to who can have one and who can not. And to think so is NAIVE.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      And you sir or ma'am are a hypocrite. Proclaiming you want to shine light with the word of God, but continuously call me stupid and naive. Yes, I read your bio. Is there any wonder my assumptions would be of a Trump supporter. That is his main tactic to downgrade others. How old are you? Because if you are beyond your twenties, I am apalled by your lack of intelligence, and I am certainly not swayed in the least by your insults. So, if that is all you got to give, just hang it up. You are wasting your time and mine.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hey Word, please could you speak more about the intolerance that the lord would have for people who self motivate authority by bigotry and judgments. As you can tell, we have a user here that, on his page, has claimed he is spreading the word and love of God, but his words tell me different and I believe he needs someone who truly knows the word of god ( the bible) front and back to speak not to him, I wouldn't put you in that position, but maybe just speak more about what God stands for. I do not claim to be perfect on God's word, so I will not go there.

      I'm not judging this person, they could very well be a young person that needs guidance, I have no idea. However, it is apparent they need a better outlook on God's word before they promote more violence and judgments in this world.

      Thank you for the very pleasant comment. ~Missy

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      KingdomCome 11 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

      Jesus called the Pharisees, " the sons of hell". I think stupid is fairly mild.

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      KingdomCome 11 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

      You say I down grade others and yet you compare Trump to Hitler. Hummmmmmmmmm You're the hypocrite.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hey Kingdomcome, I'm going to be the correct, mature, 44 year old woman that I know I am, and just say that if it makes you feel good calling me that, and that is your true opinion of me, then so be it. I have not the time to sway your opinion of me. Your dictation of my intelligence does not change my views on this matter or bother me in the least. I know who I am. I know how intelligent I am, and quite frankly have been totally confused about why you even wanted to comment here. Nothing you have stated here has value to my article in a whole. You only seem to focus on the section about "guns."

      Hey, by the way, in one of your above posts you spelled million with an "m" rather than a "n" at the end. Oh, and violence with an "a" not an "e." I wasn't going to disillusion your lovely compliment of me being a stupid person, but you know...Good day!

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      Word 11 months ago from Chicago

      Hello again Missy, I write many hubs on spirituality, God and etc. where I have broken it down about God and His purpose for us all. We here on hub pages are to write about issues and express our views about them. I don’t proclaim to be an expert on any topic but I do proclaim to do God’s Will. Everyone is responsible for spreading God’s Word around the world. After that is done then Jesus shall come again to do what needs to be done. Everything done in life should be done in the name of the Lord, God, the Son, the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit or Jesus Christ inclusively with the purpose of love. According to the Bible, no human being should degrade another although people do. That is not in the purpose of God for anyone to do. In Matthew 23: 3 there is no mention of Jesus calling the Pharisees “Sons of hell” at least not in the King James Version. Jesus told the people like it was. So, to judge is to be judged. To treat someone disrespectfully reverts to a strong self-disrespect.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Word, that makes so much sense. I am not perfect. I hope I have never claimed to be, but everything I write here; I feel within my heart that God would agree with. I mean, maybe not, but my personal relationship with him tells me he would.

      I'm not mad at this person. I do believe they are very young, just by reading how they explain their side. I can't really be mad though, because I too am very compassionate about what I believe, and I certainly cannot say I haven't been angry enough at some point at others' morals to be a bit mean with my words. So, in that way, this does not bother me at all. However, I did feel that you, if anyone, could shine more light on how God may stand on particular moral values and human life. You did that very well, and I thank you for that. ~Missy

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      KingdomCome 11 months ago from those of the Ecclesia

      Really........ spelling police ......that's the best you can do?

      So comparing Trump to Hitler is...........mature? Hummmm.

      Don't worry sweet heart I won't waste my time any further with someone who is young enough to be my daughter.

      So you can now take this chance to get the last word in and really pour it on thick.

      Have a great day.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      If I'm young enough to be your daughter, then I hope you don't have a real one, because you would be an embarrassment. You act like an immature brat. Again, that goes along with my assumptions of who you would have voted for in this election. Noted I said who you would have voted for, you know, since you have told me that you have no interest in politics. lol.

      I don't want to pour it on thick in response to you. I never did. That is the problem. It seems that is exactly what you were fishing for by all those tremendously intellectual insults. Nope, my desire was to bring a mature conversation with ones who know how to do that; everybody that has commented has done that brilliantly except YOU.

      Please, for the love of Pete, don't answer again!! It is getting pretty ridiculous, and I always feel less than who I am when I respond back to such silliness. It's only out of mutual respect that I do. However, if you so choose to answer back this time, it will be a waste of your time. There is nothing left to say between us, and I want, at this point, to do the "mature" thing and agree to disagree and leave well enough alone. So, a further comment by you will be denied. I hope you understand.

      Have a wonderful life. Best regards, ~Missy

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      P.S. - I will not allow you to try and do to my friends what you attempted to do to me here, and that is to try and degrade their intellect. Word55, is much more knowledgeable than you could ever be. That is obvious. I believe he could have given you a run for your money on that last comment to him, but this is my page, and I will not allow it. I asked him to comment, and he did out of my request. So, you will not rage your nonsense to my friends as well. That is enough!

      And I apologize to you, Word. I shouldn't have asked you to comment. I now see that was wrong of me to request, but I still do appreciate it. Thank you! :)

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      Word 11 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Missy, at this point, I will try to be the peace maker that I am. I think both of you are excellent writers but the insults defeat the purposes of writing these articles. I know you didn't start them but it is time to shake hands, smile and move on. Take care...

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Yes, exactly Word. This is why that is exactly what I have done.

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      Yes Dear 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Looks like these 2 wanted to change the topic so you don't talk about it.

      Fascism is rearing its ugly head in America. Trump is the flame thrower. No amount of religious hoohah will change that.

      It's 2016 and we have internet. We see clearly what you are trying to hide.

      Stop him, or regret it forever.

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      Frank Atanacio 11 months ago from Shelton

      Missy I have not seen this movie, but I am going to brave it like you did and give it a go, thanks for sharing this hub... :)

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      N B Yomi 11 months ago from Dallas, TX

      This is why I despise politics... Trump is the new Hitler, don't make me laugh. He's just appealing to the emotions of angry, jingoistic republicans, much like how Hilary is appealing to impressionable and ignorant liberals in order to manipulate history in becoming "the first female president," and to be seen as "the good guy" in the eyes of historians.

      All either side ants is control, and they're going about diferent means of getting it. I don't like the vocal minority of Liberals, because it feels like they're telling me, a young millenial of the African American ethnic group how to think and feel. And hell, ya can't put us in shackles, so controlling how we think in feel is the next best thing.

      At the end of the day, be it democrats or republicans, our government is filled with a bunch of old white folks who are trying to keep this country the way they remembered it when they were young. It's hard for any of them to accept that this country has grown far beyond that in the past fifty years.

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      Yes Dear 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      When I was young, we were working for things that mattered to the soul; end to war, equality for all, hope for the future..... A regular job could afford you a decent life. We actually held politicians accountable, and didn't let money rule the day.

      Now we're judged by our wallets, how tough we talk, how anti establishment we are. Lauderdale

      No democrat is telling you what to do. Then again, you're a man. No one makes laws regulating your reproductive organs. Oh yah, we did away with that too. Now, thanks to people like Dumpy, it's back.

      Opting out is an option, but don't say we didn't warn you.

      People too young to know about fascism....ask someone who does.

      Down with IL Duce Trump!!

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Hey NBYomi, I definitely agree with you on most points here. I'm not particularly fond of politics, but this particular presidential election; I hate to admit, has brought my views of certain people and issues out from hiding where I most certainly wished they could've stayed hidden.

      As far as my comparison of Trump and Hitler, they are, of course, two different types of people; for lack of a better example; Hitler hid his sexual element, and would never ever brag about the size of it in order to try to feed his ego or show his superior traits. He, from what I have read, did not have that quality to brag about. However, as laughable as that is for him to justify reason and put it out in public, and ridiculous I might add, a similarity still exists between these two men, and that is a need for POWER, and using scare tactics in order to gain that power.

      As you said yourself, Trump is playing on emotions of the angry Republicans, but he is taking an approach much like Hitler did when he brainwashed the Germans into believing the Jews were destroying their way of life. There are so many different theories of why Hitler started the holocaust, but all I can really see is that it was a personal vendetta more than anything else. You will need to go back and read about some of those theories and judge for yourself. It is not my opinion that should sway you in that fact. However, It is my judgment from reading history that this was the only real reason for Hitler's reign of terror.

      So, in that way, do we not see a similar propaganda in Trump? Is his real purpose to "Make America Great Again?" Maybe, it's simply punishing the Americans who voted someone in, for whatever reason; he hates. ENTER OBAMA. Everyone can argue this point all day every day with me, but the reason Trump is running, and the reason he picked the Republican party, is that they too have hated the very existence of this man. Personal vendetta because of hate and made through scare tactics. That is my comparison between the past and present tyrants.

      Then, how does Trump proceed with his hateful personal vendetta? He recruits the racist, gun loving people and politicians to get on board with his absurd campaign. He promotes violence and bigotry, and uses the fear of terrorism and the 9/11 tragedy as a way to do this. By the way, he called it the 7/11 tragedy while giving a public speech and did not even realize his mistake. What?! Once again, all this is a personal vendetta through scare tactics.

      However, NBYomi, I will say but that this is my opinion. This is what I have watched and witnessed and what I have taken from all his crazy antics.

      Now, as far as Hillary. I wouldn't have voted for her if Bernie would have won the Democratic nomination. I think you are right, while running for the nomination, she did seek out the impressionable ones. We can call them naive if you want, but yes, I agree she did this. And she did inevitably, so it seems, win the nomination. Now we have what is probably the worst two people to choose from, but nevertheless, we need to weigh them out on agenda or either take a chance and just not vote at all.

      For me, I cannot foresee Trump as our President. America would, in my opinion, become "somewhat" a new type of holocaust. He is already spreading enough hate in this world that if he succeeds, we will have more deaths than we so far have, and at the hands of citizens whom he has made feel like, that under his power, they could kill on pure instinct or just because they wanted to. It sounds ridiculous, but this is what he is doing.

      I just listened to a recording of an interview he had, where he was asked his plan on making a better America. His response was that he would leave it up to us. What?! This is because the man has no idea what he is doing, he is purely running on hate for OBAMA. He doesn't really care to be president. He just wants to feed his ego and show Obama that he can. So, Donald is definitely a NO vote for me.

      Hillary, I don't particularly like, but cannot deny that she knows the issues, we here in America face. I will vote on her for a better reason than that though. I will trust she will run the country well because I respect the people who have entrusted her to do so.

      Unlike "The Don" I happen to love Obama. I happen to think he has done a very good job. He was able to do some very valid things for America even though he fought the Republican enemies. He says Hillary can do the job, so for me that really is enough. Although, as I look on, I also admire her former opposition; Bernie Sanders. Even though he has inevitably lost the nomination, he has continuously said that Hillary can do the job, and moreover, he will help in any way he can. So, in that way, we still get my pick. We still have Bernie on our side.

      And let's not forget Bill! I liked Bill Clinton when he was President, I also thought he did a pretty good job. I mean, let's face it... no one will be able to do a perfect job as President, the opposing party will make sure that will not happen, but both Obama and Bill Clinton have done a very respectable one. Bill Clinton as "First Man" will be another positive for America. With Bill, Obama, and Bernie vowing to help Hillary fight the many issues America has, I think my vote will, at this point, be for her. It's just a win-win situation when you look at it like I do.

      Again, these are my opinions, as this article I wrote was my opinion of history repeating itself if Trump is elected. Maybe in a different way, that's a given. We are in a different time, but still a similar plot.

      Thank you for commenting. I appreciate all feedback if written in a respectable way. ~Missy

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, lovemychris, on your respectable input on this subject matter. I appreciate your views. ~Missy

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Frank. I know you will like the movie. I haven't talked to many that haven't thought that it was exceptional. :)

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      Deb Hirt 11 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I agree with what you said, but it has always been something since the dawn of time, but not necessarily with a religious tie in. If it wasn't the Middle Eastern folk, it was the Irish, the African-Americans, the gangs(which weren't originally bad!), the gays, ad nauseum. In this country, it is always someone to pick on, just like it was in grade school. I don't know if we'll ever grow up in this world, but we'd better hurry up, as humanity will be its own downfall.

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      Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

      You make a great point for sure, Deb. I really get scared sometimes. Not for myself, but for my children and their futures.

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