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The Quiet Evolution of Dictatorship


Love or hate him, this is a slow-moving reality. Attack away

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Just as you had a difficult time writing this, I had a difficult time reading. It is so tragically true. Research is showing Hitler lived on and planned another power time. Sadly, there will be many non-believers here. Many of his followers are drinking the kool-ade and thus have dulled senses. Thank you for writing this.


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>>But he is a similar style of wannabe dictator, of need-to-be overlord or King, who believes that his own ideas are the only ones worthwhile; He is the only one who matters.<< ~ I certainly believe in this and have made it a constant issue in my recent writings.

As always, an excellent and insightful look at our times and politics.


I love my nation and an(I'm) troubled deeply with the fact that I see it crumbling.


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I rate this a 5 star because this writer was not afraid to share his opinons. I could not see anything that I could disagree on. I'm anxious to see the rebuttals.


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Your fear is right and understandable .Every thinking person should go through this introspection.
Rise of dictatorship seems to be an inevitable future.
Anti immigrant feelings are rampant but again one can only think of this as natural consequence. When every Tom Dick And harry wants to go to US and Later become their citizens (In India this is the average middle class dream) theire is a natural fear among the original occupants.
I dont know what is right and what is wrong any more.Thank you for your thought provoking write.


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You have certainly put your thoughts out loud and clear here, Lance, and as you know, I'm English, so can't really say too much about the American politics. But, saying that, I do think you are right. We have been watching your country, as have the rest of the world, and it does seem to be destroying itself. Ours isn't much better as you probably know, what with this thing about Brexit. Interesting piece. Well done. :) Sandra xx


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Hi there, This is a poignant and sobering essay, and I'm afraid that I agree with you. History is repeating itself as it always seems to do. Man can apparently not learn to live in peace and with love. Well, you as a nation voted in Trump and now not only you but the world has to endure him. He is a dangerous person and as many dangerous persons before him, he has his followers. God preserve us all. And I'm not even religious. Just a saying.
Now I try to avoid writing straight editorials here, = Now, I try to avoid writing straight editorials here,
I love my nation and an troubled deeply with = I love my nation and I'm/am troubled deeply with
Is it fair to state comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler? = Is it fair to compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler?
It effects profits.= it affects profits
A very well written and thought through essay. All the best. Ulla:))


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I love my nation and an troubled deeply with the fact - am troubled.

It would be Churchill as the target for all of his mocking ire,- not so sure about this. Churchill was a bit of a bastard, wanting the army to shoot folk on strike and suchlike...

Hitler's followers enjoyed listening to the charismatic speaker trash everyone and everything that Germany once stood for - to be fair, for eighty years prior, Germany's aims had been exactly the same. Domination of Europe - policy of Weltpolitik which went right back to the Kaiser and the previous century.

I do find it peculiar that it has taken the some of the US people to reach this conclusion much, much later than the rest of the world seems to. We've been watching this and commentating on it for quite some time. Mind you, the rest of the world hasn't viewed the US as the land of the free and a place to be emulated for a very long time. It's only really Americans who see themselves that way.

The piece here is good and takes a good look at the current situation. The comparisons, on the whole are valid.



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I often wonder, where has the UNITED states of America gone to? This is turning into a true civil war...I hate to say so but the worst is yet to come. Don and Vicki.


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    Paging through history, the US has always been on the verge of civil war. There have just been times (most times, really) when civility was still a part of the general national character. Preceding the last civil war civility disappeared, congressman getting in fistfights on the floor and one knocking another in the head with an iron-tipped cane. History always has a story to tell to help the future understand where it is going. Thank you for the comment.
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Wwow! Lance I wish I had the six stars left for this piece of writing. It is a shame that it makes sense and I thank you for putting it out here on the table. there will be plenty of people who will reject your so-called paranoia, and call you a loudmouthed cuck. So be it. Hopefully most who read this were already in the same camp as you and I and will be aware at all times of the danger on the horizon.

Prophecy: "Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler--let us get that straight. But he is a similar style of wannabe dictator, of need-to-be overlord or King, who believes that his own ideas are the only ones worthwhile; He is the only one who matters."

Bless you, friend. Bob


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    Thank you. I have gotten more than 100,000 clicks on the numerous social media sites I promoted this on, thanks, probably mostly, to Jim Acosta's retweet. I have gotten mostly positive. The negative replies, however, I believe are very important. If someone is provoked enough to attack your point-of-view I would say that there was quite a bit of impact. Boos are every bit as valid as cheers. Thanks again.
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There is an excellent Twilight Zone episode that is still available. It stars Dennis Hopper as a failed American politician who rose to power after receiving advice from the ghost of Hitler. It has stood up well and is still relevant. While your provocative post gives much to think about, I still believe President Trump is the man for the hour.

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 Comment Written 08-Nov-2018



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    I understand your believing that. He is very good at pressing his message until people are so confused and/or terrified that they do not think about what is actually being proposed. I will stand behind my comments. Thank you (as usual) for your kind words.
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