by Shelt Garner
So, with the news of Trump’s Schedule F idea for his second term rolling around in my mind these days, I have decided to finish a great political biography of Hitler. It’s the first part of a two book series and deals with Hitler’s ascent. Ironically enough, I’ve just gotten to the part about Hitler’s failed Beerhall Putsch.
I find myself thinking about what I’m learning about the Beerhall Putsch and what happened with the January 6th Insurrection. I was shocked when I learned that if you do a direct comparison between the two events, Trump came a lot closer to getting what he wanted than Hitler did. Which leads me to believe maybe I’m underestimating Trump.
Is it possible that it could actually be Trump and not DeSantis who pushes America into fascist autocracy? Could it be that we’ll look back on Trump not as the idiotic dingus we see him as now but as a 1-to-1 with Hitler? Is Trump America’s Hitler?
Even though Trump definitely has elements of being America’s Hitler in his personality, there are some things that definitely seem to make him more of a bridge between democracy — > anocracy –> autocracy as opposed to the he, himself being the endgame.
First, is Trump’s age. He’s just too old. He definitely has it in him, with ideas like Schedule F, to be the person who completes America’s transition into fascist autocracy. And, yet…
Another element of this clusterfuck is I’m still not convinced that Trump is a Great Man. He continues to play the part of American Autocrat, very poorly. I stand by my belief that Trump is, unlike Hitler, just a vessel, an avatar for white Christian rage generated over the swift changes in American demographics and politics since about 2012.
But, as I keep saying, it’s has hand picked successor who will be America’s Putin — or Hitler. So, Trump’s second term could very well be the final transition to A Very American Autocracy, but it won’t be the complete picture. All the things I keep talking about when it comes to A Very American Autocracy will happen — ICE being weaponized, Schedule F, 1 million liberals leaving the country. All of that will happen in a second Trump Administration, but it will be President DeSantis, or Flynn, or Cotton or Hawley or Pompeo who uses Trump’s establishment of Trumplandia to cruise to a lifetime, autocratic presidential reign.
Of course, there is a chance that if it is Trump who “wins” the 2024 election that he, unto himself, will be enough to provoke a civil war when Blue States get fed up and leave the Union en masse. I continue to be amazed at the minor trickle of people who come to this Website looking for my dystopian hellscape speculation as to what a Second American Civil War would look like.
Anyway, the point is — Trump is a very dangerous historical figure. In fact, we could look back upon Trump has ultimately being worst than Hitler. If we managed to get through the transition into Trumplandia without a civil war breaking out — which would prompt WW3 — the United States could implode into Fortress America which could also…prompt WW3.
Or, put another way, the United States is far, far more politically unstable than we’re willing to admit. So, is Trump America’s Hitler? Only time will tell. But definitely could potentially be America’s Hitler. But he remains way too stupid and lazy for me to think he could pull off the final transformation of the United States into a white Christian ethnostate.
But he definitely might come close.