Trump-ism has become synonymous with a lot of things. Racism. Intolerance. Sexism. Lying as an art form. But the most scary component to me is the similarity of his regime to the ideological aspects of Hitler's 3rd Reich.
His infamous imitation of a disabled reporters palsied shaking body sent out one of the most disturbing signals to the public: that disabilities and the people suffering from them are to be dismissed with labels like "spastic" "retard" and "crazy". It's OK to bully and make fun of the weakest and most vulnerable among us according to the Book of Trump. You could almost write it off as some temporary deviation from reality we'll have to go through but we'll be OK on the other side. Problem is, this is exactly the way the Third Reich really kicked off. With a campaign of Euthanasia to put "these poor suffering miscreants out of their pain and misery" by KILLING THEM. The old and infirm and especially the autistic (of ANY age), the incurable diseased, those born deformed, were all snuffed in hospitals staffed by the greatest scientific and medical minds in the world. You weren't even considered a doctor in the USA if you hadn't studied in Germany, home of the planet's greatest medical schools and hospitals. And the doctors and their nurses all went along with the program, so convinced they were by Hitler that the Master Race needed to cleanse the earth of anything and anyone that might genetically or biologically taint the sacred gene pool of Aryan purity and superiority. They froze folks alive and cooked them alive. They infected kids with diseases and infections and basically did all the unethical things they always really wanted to do but were constrained by human decency. But that was all gone after Adolf arrived on the scene. And their nurses went right along with it, hugging deformed or autistic infants as they stuck a poison filled syringe into it's little pink arm. After a short while it was just a quick hop and a jump to the public acceptance of extermination camps for the "genetically inferior". Gays, Gypsies, and Jews were the easiest to demonize at first. Accused of refusing to assimilate, they were soon convicted of being "sub-human" and trying to infect the pure Motherland blood with their very existence. It's not like there was any free press to counteract all this evil garbage. Long gone. It was as if everything was FOX News and that's IT. Everything was the worship and adoration of Adolf Hitler. The ultimate personality cult of modern history. The Trump phenomena is very similar. His followers don't care if he's really evil down deep inside. They want a "strong man" to tame an unruly world they can't really control anymore. Xenophobes like Sean Hannity fan the flames constantly about how non whites are wrecking our beloved Fred McMurray/Beaver Cleaver Homeland. Is there a more Germanic/Nazi phrase than referring to the USA as the "Homeland"? They've been softening us up since 911 to accept the 3rd Reich similarities as being normal. "Total Information Awareness" was Cheney and Bush's slogan following those attacks. Is there a more "Big Brother" Orwellian term than THAT? Trump's war on pre-existing conditions not qualifying for Medicare assistance is Euthanasia on a whole new level. But if you can't have that life-saving operation they'll be glad to help you with legal ASSISTED SUICIDE. Medicare pays for that. Trump will destroy our economy and like in Germany the dollar will become almost worthless. Then to stop the rioting and demonstrations that will surely follow, he'll institute his version of The Final Solution to "Democracy". Mark my words.