Heil Trump

Update, July 24, 2019: HTML cleaned up and added citations for YouTube videos. It is possible that one or more videos appear below that did not appear when this was first published. My apologies for any such screw-ups. Regular readers will know this entry is different from how I usually compose posts.

It’s time for a comparison. On the left, Nazi Germany. On the right, the United States: Not all of the latter is from Donald Trump’s presidency, which is actually an important point: What we see today has been developing for a while and might not yet be a culmination.

Feature Nazi Germany United States
Military Parades (Youtube[1]) (Youtube[2])
Rallies (Youtube[3]) (Youtube[4])
Militaristic Repression (Youtube[5]) (Youtube[6])
Domestic Spying (Youtube[7]) (Youtube[8])
Concentration Camps (Youtube[9]) (Youtube[10])
Torture (Youtube[11]) (Youtube[12])
Empire WWII_Europe_1941-1942_Map_ENImage from Wikimedia Commons: “A map of German front of the Second World War circa 1941-1942. The original German-language map was created by User:San Jose on 17 April 2005. It can be found here.” It was apparently translated by Ianjameslyon.[13] counterterrorismmapwebImage from the Smithsonian, January 2019: “The infographic reveals for the first time that the U.S. is now operating in 40 percent of the world’s nations.”[14]

Sure, the Nazis were evil. But how much better, really, is the United States? And for how long?

  1. [1]British Pathé, “Third Reich Parade (1936),” YouTube, April 13, 2014, https://youtu.be/eOag1BZDb4o
  2. [2]Fox News, “Independence Day parade in Washington, DC,” YouTube, July 4, 2019, https://youtu.be/YraeqH0VCqQ
  3. [3]Associated Press, “Hitler at Rally,” YouTube, July 24, 2015, https://youtu.be/kVBoT2DCrDg
  4. [4]Fox 10 Phoenix, “Full Rally: President Trump Rally in Greenville, North Carolina,” YouTube, July 17, 2019, https://youtu.be/6qvB5tHRNOI
  5. [5]Yad Vashem, “Archival footage depicting the events of Kristallnacht in Buehl,” YouTube, November 7, 2011, https://youtu.be/G9tTofpA8Sg
  6. [6]New York Times, “A Raw Scene as Ferguson Turns Violent,” YouTube, November 25, 2014, https://youtu.be/Dt9-byUhPdg
  7. [7]Pangea, “Gestapo: The Story of Hitler’s Secret Police,” YouTube, May 6, 2019, https://youtu.be/wwQLU9o0nHY
  8. [8]British Broadcasting Corporation, “NSA Spying Allegations Explained in 90 Seconds,” YouTube, October 30, 2013, https://youtu.be/el_WYCUHP9Y
  9. [9]Rikki Lucero, “The Documentary Auschwitz The Forgotten Evidence History,” YouTube, May 18, 2015, https://youtu.be/gsjjTwgAS80
  10. [10]Business Insider, “Why The US Border Facilities Are ‘Concentration Camps,’ According To History,” YouTube, June 25, 2019, https://youtu.be/7wVxFpABdeg
  11. [11]British Pathé, “Gestapo Torture Chamber in Paris: World War II (1944),” YouTube, April 13, 2014, https://youtu.be/UGXWvPa1D0U
  12. [12]Guardian, “Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure,” YouTube, July 8, 2013, https://youtu.be/z6ACE-BBPRs
  13. [13]Ianjameslyon, “File:WWII Europe 1941-1942 Map EN.png,” Wikimedia Commons, February 2, 2016, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WWII_Europe_1941-1942_Map_EN.png
  14. [14]Stephanie Savell and 5W Infographics, “This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military Is Combatting Terrorism,” Smithsonian, January 2019, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/map-shows-places-world-where-us-military-operates-180970997/

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