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The danger of Donald Trump

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  • Democrat
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    I was a child during WWII and Hitler's War. It was barely taught during high school because it was too recent to be history. What we were taught was pure patriotism. As an adult I've read and watched documentaries about the era and watched Hitler's tantrums and obvious madness. My older relatives came from Germany. We still have family who grew up in Germany during WWII. I don't know whether they were Nazis. In knowing them as an adult, I think they were largely nonpolitical, as they were in a rural area outside of Germany proper. But the story is that Hitler promised to save Germany from ruin.

    He was obviously a madman. In watching Donald Trump, I can't help but compare the madness, the arrogance, the tantrums. Trump has money, Hitler did not. The personalities are terrifyingly similar to me. Trump is a bully. Hitler was a bully, whose madness grew with his power. If Trump were elected president, I can see him seizing more and more power and outsting those who disagree with him, just as Hitler did. Trump is a mad man, and it would be terrifying to see him with any genuine power. There are those who would join him.

    In years past, his absolute lack of dignity would have prompted the press to simply ignore him. But he is able to keep himself in the limelight. I say he is dangerous to democracy and certainly dangerous to the 99%.

  • Liberal
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    Duplicate post, sorry about that.
  • Liberal
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    Yes, the parallels between Hitler and Trump (and just about every other Republican) are astounding! And yet the typical American voter is so politically dumb and misinformed they have no idea how they (we) are being manipulated. Look at all the smiling, happy faces standing behind any of these candidates and you can imagine what the Jews were thinking when they got off that train and were told they were going to get a nice, cleansing shower!
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    It has been a wild few weeks lately. Many "unusual, unique" occurrences have all happened at once. ALL of THIS happened simultaneously with a few Natural Disasters. Wars, Wildfires, OIL drilling in the Arctic, and an important NUCLEAR TREATY in IRAN. It has just been a very stressful TIME.

    With all the News coverage being blown out of all proportion, we had a lot of scares about our Political candidates --- who was going to be even crazier than the Rest? It was a toss-up between 25 Republican candidates, trying to catch our eyes for the Prize. And then enters TRUMP -- he's the real Wild Card, because nobody can even guess WHAT he is gonna do. If he even "flips his WIG" -- the media goes into a full frenzy. Yes, he has a very unusual personality, & he may seem to be arrogant or a "mad man" -- & you have to watch him closely for a few weeks, to be even half sure, if you are right or wrong. But I did catch on to a few things from his Past.-- For instance, (Donald Trump DID USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT. In his younger years). and --- THAT GIVES ME some HOPE : )

  • Liberal
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    Forever an optimist?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Forever an optimist?
    Eternal, ever heard of a chameleon? Indeed as said above he uses Hitler's tactics, but soften his tactics to get in line with the Republicans; so he "adapts" to what works, but thinks differently. But he did show his real "colors" with certain statements which he is softening up right now. A very dangerous individual for sure. However Americans in general are stupid enough to see him as a "savior" just like how Hitler got into power.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Maggie:

    Welcome to the Democratic Hub. I'm delighted to see another contributor from Arizona on this site.

    I agree with you that Trump is dangerous, but I've actually met people who would consider voting for him.

    My personal opinion is that he'll eventually do or say something so outrageous that anybody with an ounce of common sense would not vote for him.

    2 articles in this morning's Progressive Breakfast are further proof that he's actually NOT a viable candidate for the Republican Party:

    Trump flunks foreign policy quiz. W. Post: “The conservative radio host [Hugh Hewitt] peppered Trump with a host of foreign policy questions in a Thursday interview that produced some uncomfortable moments for the real estate mogul, who appeared upset at the line of questioning … Trump hasn’t seen the last of Hewitt. He is slated to ask questions at the second Republican debate later this month.”

    Trump security guard punches Latino protestor in the face. NYT: “The member of Mr. Trump’s security team had ripped a large blue sign reading ‘Trump: Make America Racist Again’ away from protesters gathered outside Trump Plaza … The protester, identified by NY1 as Efraín Galicia, chased and grabbed the security guard. The guard then turned and swung.”

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    All of this stuff has to be taken "in context" --- ANY multi-Millionaire is always in Danger, since people all want something from him, --- mostly MONEY of course, but also contacts, advice, or a Job, --- or they want to get "fame & fortune" --- almost by osmosis. Somebody like Trump ALWAYS has enemies, and some of them are escaped criminals, druggies, & God only knows what. Some are simply working for his Political Enemies. Or corporate competitors. It really IS a dog eat dog world. And so, the very wealthy always have to be surrounded with people who will "protect" them in any circumstance. They can't wait until the gun has been shot, or the knife has appeared, --- they have to be "pro-active" (before the fact) -- in order to earn their salary.

    I happen to believe that any Presidential candidate needs "professional protection" 24 hours a day. They have to be swift & strong, & very devoted to the man. I hope we never have to see another episode like the deliberate MURDER of (Pres John F. Kennedy --- & his brother, (Atty Gen'l) Robert F. Kennedy.

    We STILL don't know the exact Truth about those 2 murders in 1963 & 1968. Most of us know it was NOT Lee Harvey Oswald. He had been employed by a govt agency (maybe FBI or CIA) to go to Russia. Afterward, he was allowed to leave Russia with a wife who was related to a KGB official, & our govt let him right in, and next thing you know, he was working with Guy Bannister (FBI agent). Then "set up" to be working in the TX School Book Depository Bldg, from which it was presumed to be the shooter's nest for the Assassin of JFK. Then (whoops) Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby (mobster) before any trial was set up. BUT THE REAL PROOF that we have NEVER been told the TRUTH, --- the TRUE Records of the Assassination have been hidden away in secret Govt Files, NOT TO EVER BE OPENED until the year 2039? (A year that anybody responsible would be long dead, & never get a Trial, or be put into prison).

    PROOF # 2 --- President JFK died very young, & only had one son. (JFK Junior). He was sent to the best schools and got a Law Degree. Also owned and operated a Magazine (named "George"). But after awhile, John-John decided he might want to try going into politics. (like his father). VERY SOON AFTER, he was flying to a family wedding, (East Coast). He was piloting his own plane -- when (whoops) it accidentally crashed into the ocean, killing all 3 aboard.

    Oh Well ---- nothing to worry about --- Just a whole lot of weird "coincidences" ? Also I heard accidentally that all those secret Files that were to remain for us until 2039? Somebody said that Pres (Daddy) Bush had erased most of them. (He was ex-CIA, & probably had a whole lotta skeletons in his closet).

  • Independent
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    eternal flame Wrote:

    All of this stuff has to be taken "in context" --- ANY multi-Millionaire is always in Danger, since people all want something from him, --- mostly MONEY of course, but also contacts, advice, or a Job, --- or they want to get "fame & fortune" --- almost by osmosis. Somebody like Trump ALWAYS has enemies, and some of them are escaped criminals, druggies, & God only knows what. Some are simply working for his Political Enemies. Or corporate competitors. It really IS a dog eat dog world. And so, the very wealthy always have to be surrounded with people who will "protect" them in any circumstance. They can't wait until the gun has been shot, or the knife has appeared, --- they have to be "pro-active" (before the fact) -- in order to earn their salary.

    I happen to believe that any Presidential candidate needs "professional protection" 24 hours a day. They have to be swift & strong, & very devoted to the man. I hope we never have to see another episode like the deliberate MURDER of (Pres John F. Kennedy --- & his brother, (Atty Gen'l) Robert F. Kennedy.

    We STILL don't know the exact Truth about those 2 murders in 1963 & 1968. Most of us know it was NOT Lee Harvey Oswald. He had been employed by a govt agency (maybe FBI or CIA) to go to Russia. Afterward, he was allowed to leave Russia with a wife who was related to a KGB official, & our govt let him right in, and next thing you know, he was working with Guy Bannister (FBI agent). Then "set up" to be working in the TX School Book Depository Bldg, from which it was presumed to be the shooter's nest for the Assassin of JFK. Then (whoops) Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby (mobster) before any trial was set up. BUT THE REAL PROOF that we have NEVER been told the TRUTH, --- the TRUE Records of the Assassination have been hidden away in secret Govt Files, NOT TO EVER BE OPENED until the year 2039? (A year that anybody responsible would be long dead, & never get a Trial, or be put into prison).

    PROOF # 2 --- President JFK died very young, & only had one son. (JFK Junior). He was sent to the best schools and got a Law Degree. Also owned and operated a Magazine (named "George"). But after awhile, John-John decided he might want to try going into politics. (like his father). VERY SOON AFTER, he was flying to a family wedding, (East Coast). He was piloting his own plane -- when (whoops) it accidentally crashed into the ocean, killing all 3 aboard.

    Oh Well ---- nothing to worry about --- Just a whole lot of weird "coincidences" ? Also I heard accidentally that all those secret Files that were to remain for us until 2039? Somebody said that Pres (Daddy) Bush had erased most of them. (He was ex-CIA, & probably had a whole lotta skeletons in his closet).

    Sorry, Eternal nothing mysterious about that; it was all "god's will . Right? Just ask the "woman" in Kentucky who refused to hand out marriage licenses. Ha Ha.