*Trigger warning: I wrote this article in haste in an attempt to persuade the reader that the current president of the United States of America is resorting to the same tactics another nefarious character (Adolf Hitler) did when he was on his way of out leadership and power. Read at your own discretion.*
The American Tyrant
Millions of Americans watched, in awe, spines stiffened by fear as President Donald J. Trump rehashed his nonsensical conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 election results at the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, DC.
What is bothersome, which is such a strange way of looking at history, is that we are presently seeing the rise of a dictator personality within the United States of America in the cult-following of Donald Trump.
His speech, which lasted longer than it should have, as any of his speeches normally do, was laced with militaristic vitriol, swearing, conspiracies, evidenceless crimes, alleged fraud, and a number of psycho-babble nonsense that only the current president and living-in-my-moms-basement-whilst-cross-dressing-and-wielding-a-butcher-knife-at-guests conspiracy theorist crazed nuts would vomit through some of the darker and more nefarious corners of the deep web do.
What drives me nuts is that some of his words, toward the end of his speech, were reflective of a sickly, failing and desperate dictator who urges his die-hard, entranced followers over the edge of a cliff to their deaths so he can bathe in their blood one last time to assuage his megalomaniacal hedonistic pride.
Tyrants, dictators, authoritarian and totalitarian are words we typically reserve for history books as if the atmosphere, the economic downturn, the social norms, the national scruples, and religious misunderstandings that caused wars and genocides of days gone by are no longer here.
If that is how we think we are the most foolish generation to ever walk this earth, aside, of course, from southern successionists losers who walked this cursed earth circa 1861-1864 fighting for a lost and contemptible cause.
Nationalist sentiments are again at an all-time high, while national isolationism, exceptionalism, and hyper-individualism are pushed by the fearmongers one shooting, one bombing, one racist gathering, one election loss at a time.
What makes dictators out of insecure men are these echo chambers of strife, disgruntlement, fear, tension, loss of income, and the possibility that people of color will, hear me out, will be seen and treated as equal if not prominent members of society based on their character and merit.
Here, then, are a few of Donald J. Trump’s final words to a mass of hypnotized followers hours before a great number of them, hundreds, actually, stormed the Capitol building, bull-rushing through police barriers, pushing officers onto the ground, shattering government building windows and doors to access and disrupt a democratic transfer of power procedure, thus forcing the building into a lockdown and its public servants into hiding. One woman, that we know of, was then shot at by local enforcement officers in the craze of neo-insurrectionists banging on doors in an attempt to enter the building. She has since succumbed to her injury and may now become a martyr for the same crazed insurrectionist faction that follows the president.
It was a day of chaos, but perhaps, well-orchestrated chaos with non-other than the president himself at the helm:
“Stop the Steal”
“All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical left Democrats which is what they’re doing. And stolen by the fake news media that’s what they’ve done and that’s what they’re doing. […] We will never give up, we will not concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. […] Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election and we won it by a landslide. This was not a close election. […] Does anybody believe that Joe had 80 million votes? […] Take third world countries, their elections are more honest than what we’ve been going through. […] I hope Mike does the right thing. […] States want to revoke. […] Democrats attempted the most brazen and outrageous election theft. There’s never been anything like this. Our election was over at 10 o’clock in the evening. We’re leading in Pennsylvania, Michigan, [and] Georgia by hundreds of thousands of votes, and then late in the evening or early in the morning these explosions of bull-sh*t and all of the sudden…”
Twitter deleted several of his irate tweets following this rally in an attempt to dissuade his violent followers and fellow insurrectionists from inciting even more violence and terror through D.C.’s streets.
These words are but the embarrassing misgivings of a one-term president who is bent on ensuring his ego and his image are preserved in one facet of society while he, and he alone, tarnishes it everywhere else.
The German Tyrant
But I also turn our attention to Adolf Hitler’s final diatribe, which was penned in shorthand by his 25-year-old secretary Gertrude Junge. While Hitler hid in his bunker in the center of Berlin as the Russians were but a thousand yards from capturing him and the Reich along with him, his generals were writing up articles of surrender, Germany lay in ruins, and this devilish chancellor turned his focus on marrying his long time girlfriend and then both of them commit suicide in a last attempt at triumph over their enemies.
His final words to the nation are:
My Political Testament
More than thirty years have passed since I contributed my modest strength in 1914 as a volunteer in the First World War, which was forced upon the Reich.
In these three decades only love and loyalty to my people have guided me in my thinking, my actions and my life. They gave me the strength to make the difficult decisions, such as have never before confronted mortal man. I have used up my time, my working strength and my health in these three decades.
It is untrue that I or anybody else in Germany wanted war in 1939….
But nor have I left any doubt that if the nations of Europe are once more to be treated only as collections of stocks and shares of these international conspirators in money and finance, then those who carry the real guilt for the murderous struggle, this people will also be held responsible: the Jews! I have further left no one in doubt that this time it will not be only millions of children of Europeans of the Aryan peoples who will starve to death, not only millions of grown men who will suffer death, and not only hundreds of thousands of women and children who will be burned and bombed to death in the cities, without those who are really responsible also having to atone for their crime, even if by more humane means….
But before everything else I call upon the leadership of the nation and those who follow it to observe the racial laws most carefully, to fight mercilessly against the poisoners of all the peoples of the world, international Jewry.
Set down in Berlin, April 29, 1945, 4.00 o’clock.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels
This Austrian coward of Jewish descent went on to ostracize Jews, Europe, and the world with his racist and nationalist hatred only to succumb to bitter pride and an inability to admit defeat by tightening his grip on his madness, wagging his finger at the Jews, and claiming that he never wanted anything but, well, a Jew-free Europe. According to his delusional mind it was the world that forced total war on them and not the other way around.
To the bitter end, he not only thought he was innocent of any wrong but that he was one, a national hero, and two, completely justified in his efforts.
I needn’t go into detail about how hellish of a human being Hitler was in his antics, his histrionics, his vitriol, his verbiage, and disgust when inciting violence against Jews, demanding total servitude at the threat of death, and wielding absolute power without any form of accountability.
We have seen black-and-white footage of this now-dead coward, listened attentively to his hatred, and watched as thousands and later millions saluted him, some in tears, from joy and others from fear, as the megalomaniac conquered Germany, annexed Austria and Czechoslovakia, invaded Poland and then France, aligning himself with Fascist Italy and Imperialist Japan as an attempt at world domination.
We saw it all. He could not have accomplished it without the hypnotized Deutsche Volk and even then, after a short 12 year run of a supposed unstoppable thousand-year Reich he, along with his millions and millions of followers, burned down in shame and to this day there is no record of him apologizing, conceding, admitting defeat or conjuring an ounce of humanity to say that the genocide of millions of innocent people along with millions more in Russia and around the world was absolutely, irrevocably, categorically wrong.
In the face of evidence and defeat, Hitler failed to see the light and thus consumed a pill of cyanide, along with this newly wedded wife, and then shot himself in the head.
The American Tyrant: Revisited
Trump, thank God, hasn’t resolved to suicide, as no one should.
But his antics, his histrionics, his all-or-nothing tactics in front of millions, possibly anywhere between 70 to 80 million Americans is a show that history is soon to repeat itself to our shame.
The man can, like Hitler did then, wield his tongue and sure enough millions will follow with bliss and almost orgasmic euphoria his every command because he is a savior to them.
He probably sees himself as such or perhaps his con-man attitude allows him to see this position and the worship that proceeds it as a means to an end; more money and possibly more women.
All in all, it is embarrassing to know that America, of all nations, would succumb to such hypnotic adulation of such a capricious, lying, unrepentant, unregenerate soul like Donald J. Trump.
But what is also mesmerizing is that Germany, a powerhouse of the early 1930s, was amassing scholars, technology, superior medicine, wealth, and an industrial revolution that could have shifted the tides of civilization for the better but instead of helping the world they ushered in a devil of a man out of fear of total annihilation at the hands of an unseen foe and caused more deaths in 12 short years than we’ve seen in any other theatre of war before.
National prominence, wealth, free-markets, military superiority, religion (Germany was very protestant) and moral stature cannot stop the human heart from worshipping someone they think is there to save them from a seen or unseen enemy.
Yet here we are, again, worshipping a man on his way to political, financial, and social purgatory, per se.
My comparison is ominous because both men, Hitler and Trump love themselves, worship their own image, fail to admit fault, and fail to see the very evident demise of their short reign on earth. Both are unabashedly selfish, self-serving, predatory, hate-filled, back-biting, nationalist, racist, and yes, sore losers.
And both, as time will tell, and I hope I am right in my assumption here, will crumble down in history as some of the most distasteful and hated individuals in modern history because of their own undoing.
Mark not my words, friends, mark the words these men speak in front of millions and then look into the eyes of those in the crowd and tell me, what do you see?
Lest we forget, Hitler accomplished what he did with 79 million loyal Germans.
Donald Trump, as we stand today, has 74 million Americans willing to follow him to the bloodiest pages of history should we allow it.
There is hope on the horizon for our world today just as there was hope on the horizon for our Allied forces in April of 1945.
Hang tight world. Good news is on its way!