“Make their hate your hate.” -He’s Alive, The Twilight Zone
On the one hand Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to American politics in decades. A man who speaks his mind. A man who points to problems and offers solutions. A man who is personally successful, but doesn’t feel like a spoiled brat who had to sell stocks once to get by in college.
On the other hand. Trump is a nutcase. Hitler was also a fringe lunatic that many rational people ignored. Until he inspired the murder of millions and came as close as anyone since Alexander the Great to taking over the world. Of course, this is another point in Trump’s favor. Didn’t everyone love Ronnie ‘Take No Shit From Anyone” Reagan?
Trump is tapping into the same fear that Hitler used so well. Those other people are taking over OUR country. So how to fix this problem? By getting rid of all those undesirables. One way or another.
If it were just rich white people listening to Trump, well, that would be OK. They are famously known as the 1%. They are nothing. A simple popular uprising would see them all dead overnight by the hands of their own security guards. No, the 1% aren’t the problem.
It’s all the idiots who think they can join the 1% that we have to worry about.
And those are the people that Trump has found and named his Silent Majority. Get enough of them fired up and it won’t be the bodies of the 1% littering the streets, it will be all the rest of us. Anyone who doesn’t drive a Ferrari and pull down a couple of million a year will be seen as a drain on society. If anyone honestly believes Trump would stop at Illegal Immigrants, they don’t know much about history. Let him round up everyone with an accent and a good tan and he’ll gladly round up anyone else he claims is bad for America. He’ll call the concentration camps Job Creation and pat himself on the back for making the empty streets safe again.
And once he sees how well that is going, he’ll take the next logical step and get rid of the source of that particular evil by nuking Mexico until it’s empty and ready to be turned into vacation condos.
And why stop there? There’s a whole other continent down there just waiting to be brought into the Light. It will all be fine, once you have eliminated all the annoying people already there. Nothing but drug dealers and rapists anyway.
Of course, that won’t matter to the likes of us. We’ll be long gone by then.
But no need to worry. Trump is a joke. No one will take him seriously.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.