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Nov 23 2015

What’s Donald Trump Campaigning For? Dictator In Chief

When Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign it wasn’t with a patriotic flourish or story about how America helped him to fulfill his dreams of success.  Instead he offered a highly racist and bombastic screed against undocumented Mexicans living in the U.S. accusing them of being drug smugglers, murderers, rapists and being unintelligent.  Continuing down that same line of reasoning and without any empirical evidence to backup he stated that the Mexican government was pushing its recently released criminals to immigrate to America.

This type of rhetoric plays well within the Republican party’s activist base as shown by his popularity in the polling following his announcement.

On the CBS News program Sixty Minutes he told presenter Scott Pelley that he would round up the 11 million undocumented Mexicans currently in America and deport them. According to him it would all be “very humain.”  Those comments and what they imply reminds one of Stalin’s forced internal exile programs when he was Premier of the Soviet Union. 


What has really brought forth his authoritarian ambitions is the issue of Syrian refugees following the attacks in Paris.  His rhetoric on the refugee issue and on Muslims in general have reached a point where you are reminded of Hitler’s rise to power in 1930’s Germany. Where he demonized those he saw as beneath the German people.

Here are some examples:

He would monitor mosques as believes that’s where and how Muslims become radicalized.  Even though there is no clear evidence of this. What’s next? Closing them all down because he, Donald Trump is a religious bigot.

Creating a database on Muslims. Gee if that doesn’t sound like something straight out the 1930’s dictators guide book what does?

Wouldn’t rule out warrantless searches.  Which is a complete violation the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Thinks special ID cards for Muslims would be great.  What’s next sewing a green M on to their clothing?

Would bring back waterboarding.  According to the United Nations waterboarding is torture. Just ask those the United States prosecuted following World War II.

Insuring that his message of hate, racism and intolerance was delivered and delivered with questo he endorsed an attack by his supporters on a black lives matter protester during a campaign stop in Alabama.  What’s next brown shirts from the Donald Trump clothing line or just straight up thuggery from his supporters against those who disagree.

 

This type of political rhetoric helps to inflame those prone to bigotry, hatred and learned biases  against those considered to be others.  What Donald Trump is doing is reminiscent of those who have sought dictatorial powers. By demonizing a particular minority or minorities thus making them your enemy justifying the need to imprison them or for their forced removable from the lands where they live because you, the demagogue as created a nonexistent enemy.