On Trump and Hitler, From Fresno To Harvard

trump as hitler fresno“Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand.”

“Donald Trump has no respect for the basic rights that are the foundation of constitutional democracy, nor for the requirements of decency necessary to sustain democratic citizenship. Nor can any democracy survive without an expectation that the people require reasonable arguments that bring the truth to light, and Trump has nothing but contempt for our intelligence.”

Danielle Allen

“The hardcore racist and fascist people supporting Trump don’t want to kick out Muslims and undocumented Mexicans — they want to murder them. These people that normally keep their backward racism under the rock in which they live, are voting to be openly racist. Trump gladly brings the racism and xenophobia out of people — as any good fascist would.”

“Trump represents the rise of a new Hitler and is capable of the same atrocities. It’s like we’re in the 1930s on a runaway train barreling toward World War III. Trump is good at pointing out the differences in people — he labels without objectivity and places blame. Similar to that of Hitler. When he says that Mexican immigrants are ‘rapists’ he is teaching those that are listening that one facet of our population is inhuman. Sound familiar?”

The Fresno State Collegian

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