But that’s just it. I don’t think he’s planning an ethnic cleansing. My God, please don’t let me be wrong able that. Here’s someone who seems to take it that seriously
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But the comparison to Germany for me is not to what they did in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The comparison is to their tactics and rise to power in the 1920s. This is where the parallels are unmistakable. Did you hear about the teacher in California who is an expert in the Holocaust, and he was just suspended because he taught his students that Trump’s rise to power matched the Nazis? He argued his way back to work right away by defying the school administration to find differences.
What bothers me is people don’t recognize the slippery slope demagogy and authoritarianism lead to. They opted for authoritarianism when this means an already scary Patriot Act can be used in frightening ways by a frankly crazy Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General. I can’t even imagine what he will do with our militarized law enforcement, spying abilities, and national stop-and-frisk. This isn’t genocide, but it is locking up black, brown, poor, and immigrant people in a private prison system with an almost non-existent public defender system (have you had a chance to see John Oliver’s show at all over the last couple years? He recently did a show on how public defenders can have up to 200 cases at a time nowadays). There will likely be no announcement of this crackdown on minorities unless it is politically expedient.
It is unfortunate that everyone thinks authoritarianism=ethnic cleansing, therefore it cannot be happening or affecting anyone. If only Trump had been lying about his authoritarianism, but his floated Cabinet is already frightening including a Defense Secretary who wants to “help” Turkey’s wild-eyed strongman, Erdogan, who has already locked up 35,000 of his left-wing people including professors, judges, and journalists.