Thursday, January 12th, 2017
My Dear America:
"Are we living in Nazi Germany."
President Elect, Donald Trump has recently proposed this question in one of his Tweets.
The answer to that question is as follows:
No, Mr. Trump, up to this point we have not been living in Nazi Germany or Russia or any other dictatorship or near dictatorship.
It is worrisome to me, however, that as we near the point where you will formally take the reins of Government in the United States of America that you would have the nerve to ask this question.
It was encouraging to me that you, at last, admitted that Russia was behind the hacks of The Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Although all of the United States Intelligence Agencies have made it clear that they were all united in their belief that this was true, you seemed to be unconvinced up until yesterday's "News Conference."
Although you admitted that the Russians did the hacking you then praised what we had learned from the hacking and from Wikkileaks, which was, of course, not the point.
You also took time to denigrate the Intelligence agencies who had taken pains to make you aware of the extent of the hacking.
No, Mr. President Elect, we are not living in Nazi Germany despite the fact that you seem to be making it an effort to make it look that way.
We are, however, living in The United States of America, the World's Greatest Democracy and we intend to keep it the World's Greatest Democracy despite your efforts to call into question and in some cases delegitimize important American Government Agencies such as the FBI and the CIA because their conclusions do not always agree with yours.
It is also worrisome that in your campaign for the Presidency your Presidential Campaign had nothing but praise for the press and especially CNN which covered your every move with tons of free press in the early stages of your Presidential Campaign. Clearly the press coverage of your controversial words and deeds in the Republican Primary Campaign led to your victory in that Primary.
In your Campaign against former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton you changed your strategy of kissing up to the press and began your Nazi style bashing of the press and doing all you could to turn your followers against the press. Suddenly the same press people who had been responsible for helping you to gain a primary victory became "disgusting" and worse other such words.
Delegitimazation and control of the press was certainly a successful hallmark issue in Nazi Germany. Based on your incredibly rude and downright abusive and inappropriate treatment of Jim Acosta of CNN during yesterday's "News Conference" those Nazi principles may continue to be alive and well in the upcoming Trump Administration.
Clearly the cry of "Fake News" seems to be something that we are going to hear over and over during the Trump Administration whenever you are confronted with a report or an issue which is embarrassing to you or that you simply do not wish to deal with.
Clearly, Mr. Trump you seem to be fascinated by dictators. Your first Wife, Ivanna some years ago when asked by a magazine writer what you read at night stated that you had a copy of Hitler's speeches on your bedside table and often read it before you went to sleep
You have also been quoted as admiring Saddam Hussein, Bashar al Assad and, of course, Vladimir Putin.
You will also have a noted White Supremacist, Steve Bannon, working in a White House office just down the hall from you and a great many problematic Cabinet Officials.
You have made your reputation during this past election by denigrating Mexicans, Muslims, Blacks, and Women.
As Jewish Americans can attest to, Nazi Germany also made scapegoats of those races and religions which were "Others."
Are We Living in Nazi Germany?
No, Mr. Trump. We are not living in Nazi Germany.
Not Yet, at least, and although you have fooled enough people to get yourself elected you have not fooled all of the people of America and you never will.