I had a dream last night. I dreamed I was watching my favorite TV show. As I sat there enjoying myself, suddenly, without warning, a picture of Trump appeared on the television. The voice, a woman, was assuring me that all previous presidents were liars and none of them had ever kept their campaign promises. Only Trump was dedicated to keeping his campaign promises. In an effort to wake up from this nightmare I pinched myself, hard. When that didn’t work I grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed myself in the thigh, then I realized, it was no dream. I made a mad dash for the bathroom, throwing up in my mouth. I grabbed the mouthwash hoping to stench the heat and the taste from my mouth but it was way to strong.
Never in the history of America have we seen ads trying to convince us how good the worst president in history is. Who does that???? Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Adolf Hitler???? Every dictator in history has had to continually remind people that they are the only ones. Whether it was by speeches, propaganda ministers, and now, in this day and age, TV and internet.
Truthfully, I don’t know who was responsible for the ad, whether it was Trump or a super pac. I didn’t watch it all the way through, I was too busy getting sick, but this is what dictators do. Most dictators will place statues of themselves and portraits/paintings to keep reminding people how great they are. They work hard to discredit anybody who might be a threat to them. In some countries they put the opposition in prison or even execute them.
Some people object to comparing Trump to Hitler but the comparison is there. I wrote an article showing many comparisons, you can read it here.
The truth is, Trump can be compared to almost all dictators. Whether you compare him to Mussolini, Hitler, Noriega or whoever, They all have the same basic characteristics and methods.
To those that say, “The constitution will save us, that’s what it’s there for.” Well yes, that’s why it’s there but Republicans have ignored or interpreted the constitution to suit themselves for years. Most of the time the Supreme Court has upheld the constitution. It may seem far fetched but Republicans could possibly be in a position where all they need is for Trump’s Supreme Court pick to be confirmed and Republicans will have the dictatorship they have always wanted. They could conceivably dismantle the constitution completely or they could possibly even outlaw elections so they can keep control. The only ones that can stop them is us. They are afraid of us. That’s why they hold meetings in secret, that’s why some states are attempting to outlaw demonstrations and that’s why when Republicans are away from Washington DC and supposed to be meeting their constituents they are running and refusing to hold town halls.
Our country is in trouble and the only ones that can save it is us.