There Will Be No Sanctuary

"[T]he discovery of the Jewish virus is one of the greatest revolutions that has taken place in the world. The battle in which we are engaged today is of the same sort as the battle waged, during the last century, by Pasteur and Koch. How many diseases have their origin in the Jewish virus! ... We shall regain our health only be eliminating the Jew." - Adolf Hitler (quoted in Burleigh and Wippermann, Racial State, p. 107)
During the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler claimed Jews were the cause of Germany's unemployment, low wages and communism. Following Hitler's ugly misrepresentation of people of Jewish ancestry, a year ago Donald Trump, a billionaire real estate tycoon opened his bid for the presidency of the United States with a claim that Mexico is laughing at us while sending us their problems, their drugs, their crimes, their rapists, and that the people of Mexican and Muslim ancestry cause the problems we face, unemployment, low wages, violence in the streets and terrorism. !(!
During the years that followed Hitler becoming chancellor of Germany, he imprisoned, enslaved and murdered millions of people of Jewish ancestry to eliminate the Jewish problem. Without saying, or even hinting how, Trump claims he will solve United States problems. !(! Accompanying Trump's reliance on Hitler's use of lies to gain power is the danger that Trump will rely on Hitler's use of race and ancestry to solve our problems.
Trump's position on the issues the United States faces changes almost daily. One day he says that he wants to deport all Mexican immigrants and their entire families who have not completed the steps to enter the country with proper documentation. The next day he says he will be lenient in undisclosed cases only to again revert on the next day to his I will build-a-wall rhetoric. One day he favors workers rights and the next day he leaves them to strangle in the bankruptcy court. When discussing on the Republican convention floor the serious problems we face, he stated no specifics, only "I am your voice. I alone can fix it." The Republican delegates responded with chants of "USA" and "Lock her up." !(!
Like Trump today, during the 1930s, Hitler sought the support of workers by claiming he opposed the exploitation of the economically weak, unfair salaries and evaluation of people by their wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance. !( Then, [o]n May 2d, 1933, the day after Labor day, Nazi groups occupied union halls and labor leaders were arrested. Trade unions were outlawed by Adolf Hitler, while collective bargaining and the right to strike was abolished." !(! While Trump claims he supports workers rights, four times he has used our bankruptcy laws to avoid paying workers and others he owed money. !(!
Trump claims his ability to avoid paying money he owes displays his ability to negotiate. He does not mention his reliance on the bankruptcy court to enable him to evade payment of money he owed. When bragging about his diplomat skills, he asks, "When was the last time anybody saw us beating China in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time." If Trump is elected president and pursues his modus operandi in business, he will likely just declare the United States is bankrupt because of our large national debt. This will prevent the United States from paying for defense, the national parks and elderly medical bills and Social Security.
Perhaps the greatest falsehood Trump utters is that Hillary Clinton "lies like crazy about everything. Whether it is trips where she was gunned down in a helicopter or an airplane, she's a liar and everybody knows that." Again Trump's claim lacks specifics. Like Hitler, Trump appears to believe that if you win you need not have to explain." !(http://nlcatp,org//2014/12/14/)! Just as Hitler maintained, if you want people to believe a falsehood, keep saying it. Trump appears to follow Hitler's maxim "[b]y the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise." !(http://nlcatp,org//2014/12/14/)! We face the danger that, in Hitler's famous words, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventfully they will believe it." !(http://nlcatp,org/)! Apparently, like Hitler, Trump believes that if he keeps saying Hillary Clinton is an untrustworthy liar; eventfully the people will believe it.
In 1989, Trump took out a full page in the New York Times calling for the death penalty for five youths, four Black and one Latino charged but found innocent of assaulting a jogger in Central Park. !( his nightstand-ex-wife-claims/)! Many charged racism. The racism charge again arose after Trump named the editor of a far-right fringe racist internet advocate as his campaign chief. Can we forget Hitler's henchmen, Hermann Goring, Rudolf Hoess, Joseph Goebbles and Heinrich Himmler? Given what we have heard Trump say and have seen what Trump does, we cannot take the chance that Trump as president will follow Hitler's example of seeking to solve our problems through the arrest, enslavement and murder of those blamed for creating the problems. If Trump is elected we may be thrown back into the German turmoil of the 1930s and witness the arrest, enslavement and murder of millions of Mexican immigrants and US citizens, and the banning of Muslim and Asian immigrants. This is is an unacceptable alternative. We must do all we can do to ensure that we do not run this risk. We must get out the vote of all Americans to vote for the only rational candidate Hillary Clinton. We must not fall into the Hitler trap of accepting as true the falsehood that Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy just because Trump repeats the lie over and over. We must ask ourselves if a claim without specifics that Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy overcomes the risk of war with Latin America, threatened nuclear, and a civil war at home.