Hitler and Trump
Kato, how come you’ve lined up Hitler and Trump in the above?
What’s wrong with that?
Well…, Hitler is long gone, but Trump is still alive, isn’t he?
Yes, he is… You’re quite right, Diane. Hitler committed suicide in 1945, but President Trump is still alive.
Oh my goodness… Kato, are you saying that President Trump will commit suicide?
Oh no… I don’t think Trump will ever commit suicide… He isn’t that type of man, but somebody might assassinate him.
Kato, you’d better not post the above picture.
A CIA man might abduct you as a prospective assassin and put you into the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for torture, and you’ll more than likely be dead soon or later.
You gotta be joking.
No, I’m dead serious. As a matter of fact, hundreds of Arabic people were detained over there after the 911 terrorist attack. According to a 21 June 2005 New York Times opinion article, an FBI agent was quoted as saying, “On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times, they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 24 hours or more.”
Oh no! … That sounds awful and disgusting… I don’t want to urinate and defecate on myself.
If you say so, Kato, don’t post such an incriminating picture like the above.
Diane, you’re terrifying me to death.
Anyway, Kato, are you saying that there’s something in common between Hitler and President Trump?
Yes, I am… That’s the reason I put both men on the top.
Tell me, then, what is in common between both of them.
Actually, I read a wikipedia article the other day and came across the following passage:
In Germany where the economy deteriorated rapidly due to the Great Depression of 1929, a large number of unemployed people overflowing in the town, and the social situation became unrest and unstable.
Well…, likewise, USA in general, Detroit in particular, had a large number of unemployed people overflowing in the auto-industry district.
Are you saying, Kato, history repeats itself?
You’re telling me, Diane… As you see, the Great Depression provided a political opportunity for Hitler, who was eventually elected as president… In the case of Trump, he took an advantage of the frustration of most blue-collar workers and anti-establishment unsatisfied white-collar people as a political opportunity and win the presidential election… That is, bothe men were elected as president as the result of democratic process.
Once Winston Churchill said that democracy was the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that had been tried from time to time.
In other words, Hitler who is regarded as a bad guy worldwide was also elected by democratic election. Likewise, despite the prediction of the so-called intelligent people, Trump was elected as President of the States.
If you say so, Kato, every person who was elected president of the United States after the war was also chosen by the democratic election.
You’re telling me, Diane… But there is a big difference between the presidential elections after the war and the election where Trump was elected.
What is that?
Remember Winston Churchill who said, “democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Democracy works alright when the existing society is stable and people’s values are shared, and in a relatively gentle state where a crazy event does not occur and certain functions can be fulfilled.
Are you saying, Kato, the States was unstable at the moment?
Yes, I’d say so… As in Detroit, the American society was unstable and confusing in a way at the time… So, as Hitler was elected by democratic elections, Trump also was elected president contrary to the media’s expectation, since the United States was in the socially disturbing period, just like when Hitler’s Nazis made a leap forward.
As in today’s American society, when society gets into a turmoil, it is easy for demagogue-type leaders like Hitler and Trump to step up and win the popular votes.
Why is that?
Well, in such a society people don’t really care about what is right. Instead, Trump talk about what people want to hear… Indeed, those blue-collar workers rejoiced in listening to Trump’s uncompromising speech, rather than politically correct speach of the American Establishment (including Hilary Clinton).
In Nazi Germany, Germans were enthusiastic about Hitler because Hitler talked about what they wanted to listen.
Of course, there were citizens with good sense in America too! So, they objected to Trump becoming President!
However, they were a minority. Most people are those blue-collar workers and anti-Establishment unsataified white-collar people who love the way Trump talks.
I see… So Trump was elected president, huh?
That’s right…just like Hitler won the election and became German demagogue-type leader in those days… But there is a hope.
What kind of hope is that?
Well… Here’s a newspaper article:
So, at least, there is a sensible man in the Trump administration, huh?
Yes, …looks like it.
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.
As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.
Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.
You might just as well want to view it.
The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.
The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.
In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.
The stories proceed from this original tale.
Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.
Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.