Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The 1% Final Solution

In 1933, less than one percent of the German population was Jewish. In 2016, less than one percent of the American population is Muslim.

For the Jew was still characterized for me by nothing but his religion, and therefore, on grounds of human tolerance, I maintained my rejection of religious attacks in this case as in others. ~ Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf
Later in that same book...
The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew. ~ Hitler, Mein Kampf
And by the way, many, many, most Muslims are wonderful people... ~ Donald Trump 2011 CBN interview
 Later that same sentence...
but is there a Muslim problem? Look what’s happening. Look what happened right here in my city with the World Trade Center and lots of other places. ~ Trump, same interview
The "Muslim Problem." The "Jewish Problem." Both political leaders needed a tiny, mostly defenseless scapegoat to blame for any difficulties their followers have. Both needed a foreign threat living among us to be removed so as to make their country great again (machen Amerika wieder groƟ). Both sought to tap into the xenophobia brewing in the body politic.
I think Islam hates us. ~ Donald Trump, CNN interview, Mar. 10, 2016
In Hitler's Germany, Jews got Germans into World War One and then stabbed them in the back. In Trump's America, Muslims are forcing Sharia Law on Christians and will then murder us in our sleep. It is silly to imagine that less than one percent of a population could wield such power but in both cases a substantial portion of the population believed it. And psychopaths in both audiences found champions in these two politicians.

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