Echoes of Naziism

You can’t trust a lot of what you read on the internet, but I know enough 20th century European history to know that this Facebook post yesterday by Lee J. Carter is accurate: “The history of Nazis holding rallies in left-wing areas of Weimar Germany, instigating street fights, and then telling the press that only they could save Germany from the ‘violent communists’ seems like an important thing for people to be studying right now.”

Trump differs from Hitler in many ways, but like Hitler, he relies on and encourages thugs to create fear and division in an attempt to justify his demagoguery and advance his autocratic aims.