To anyone who thought that the hostility and hatred embodied by Donald Trump and his incarnation of the Republican Party had reached its lowest point, you don't know Trump and the MAGA GOP. They are just getting started on their path toward the dystopian nightmare of an America that is ruled by a sociopathic, racist, lying, aspiring dictator, who is fueled by cult worship and vengeance.
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This week Trump presided over another one of his traveling salvation shows wherein he babbled incoherently about his perception of himself as both an invincible strongman and an impotent victim. How he manages that dichotomy can only be explained as a severe psychosis that is driven by malignant narcissism and acute cognitive failure. But despite the obvious defects in his mental state - or because of them - he remains an imminent threat to the liberty and democracy that are the foundations of the American Dream.
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Trump's speeches are typically rife with rabid rants aimed at riling up his cult congregation. They are also generally tedious repetitions of his prior ravings. However, in the latest episode of his heinous histrionics, Trump traveled farther down the road to repressive totalitarianism than ever before, using unadulterated Hitlerian lingo to satisfy his spongy supporters. In his bellicose style, Trump bellowed his pledge that...
"We will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country, that lie, and steal, and cheat on elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and to destroy the American Dream. The real threat is not from the radical right. It's from the radical left. And it's growing every day. The threat from outside forces is far less sinister, dangerous, and grave, than the threat from within."
Trump is using identical rhetoric to that used by Nazis in the 1930's to incite their reign of terror. Hitler frequently referred to Jews and other opponents as "vermin" in order to dehumanize them and justify their slaughter. He also accused his foes of seeking to "destroy" the fatherland. Trump is doing the very same thing, and for the very same reasons. And if his speech wasn't enough evidence of his seething contempt, he repeated it on his pitifully failing social media scam, Truth Social.
On Monday morning Trump's campaign spokesman, Steven Cheung, came out in defense of Trump's repulsive rhetoric. But his attempted rationalization only made things worse, as is often the case in Trump World. Cheung said that...
"[T]hose who try to make that ridiculous [Nazi] assertion are clearly snowflakes grasping for anything because they are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome and their entire existence will be crushed when President Trump returns to the White House."
According to Trump's own mouthpiece, critics of Trump's pledge to eliminate the "vermin" who oppose him are off base with their comparisons to Hitler. And as result, they themselves are going to be "crushed" out of existence. Which is precisely what Hitler promised for his critics. And this is the defense being used to separate Trump from his Nazism? That's like someone saying he is nothing like Hannibal Lector just because he murders people and eats them. And if you say it again he'll kill you and eat your liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
For good measure, Trump also posted a comment online that added to his pledge of retribution. He threatened special counsel Jack Smith (whom he derides as "deranged"), along with other Justice Department officials and "all the rest of the Radical Left Zealots and Thugs," that they "will end up...in a Mental Institution by the time my next term as President is successfully completed."
So those who Trump fails to "root out," "crush," or otherwise eliminate, will be incarcerated in asylums for the politically disobedient. This is the future that Trump and his team envision for America. And it isn't just "snowflakes" who are imagining it. Trump is, in his own words, explicitly promising to enact these ghastly tactics if given the opportunity.
The American people better pay attention and believe Trump when he makes these horrific decrees. And his cult followers better listen as well. Because they are not going to be exempted when the time comes to demonstrate their unyielding devotion to Dear Leader. And if they are less than sufficiently worshipful, it's off to the asylum for them too.