I believe I see the link between Donald Trump and Nazism that his most hated opponents are making, but it’s not the connection they want you to make.
The common bond between Trump and Adolf Hitler is nationalism, which the Third Reich took to the utmost extreme.
Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan and his “Build The Wall” rhetoric smacks the globalist, free-trade advocates in the face.
Trump is calling for tariffs and closed borders to unfair trade pacts, which have decimated American manufacturing jobs for the last three decades.
And now with dozens dead and scores wounded in the Brussels bombings Tuesday and the recent massacres in France, how long before Europe considers closing its borders to middle eastern nationals. Any government — including the European Union — can only be measured in its effectiveness by its ability to protect its citizens.
The French prime minister stated shortly after the latest bombings in Brussels, “We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war.”
So how far off is Trump’s nationalistic bent?
When economies suffer protracted periods of little or no growth, the masses get restless. This was the case during the 1930’s in Germany as well as the last decade in America.
Despite what the government reports as the US unemployment rate, most Americans are worse off today than 10 years ago, based on wages and benefits.
This is the force that is driving the Trump campaign. The pendulum is swinging back in the US, after eight years of creeping socialism a silent minority has found a vehicle to voice its objections.
So into this fray walks in Trump with his nationalism and it has united the far-right and far left globalists.
There is not much common ground between the ultra conservative Koch brothers and the ultra liberal financier George Soros politically but when they both agree a Trump presidency is the worse thing that can happen for their agendas, you know he is riling up the globalists.
For me, this is a distinction I can see merit in.
So the Hitler tag placed on Trump by extremists both right and left — right now — may be playing into the hands of people who want to see no borders and no restrictions on the trade, which they profit handsomely from. This chorus may get louder and broader as we move closer to the Republican convention, but you have to follow the money to see where the message originates from.