by Shelt Garner
I continue to read a book about the ascent of Hitler and one thing I’ve notice is how similar MAGA’s absolute fidelity to their Leader, or Fuhrer, if you will, is to the Nazi fidelity to Hitler.
But there are some differences.
The Nazis actively work to make the Fuhrer Principle a thing. They had to do hard work. Meanwhile, MAGA has, of its own free will, latched on to Trump as some sort of second coming of Jesus H. Christ. This leads me to believe that someone like Trump was inevitable in American politics the moment white Christians began to feel nervous about their position in American politics.
It could have been any number of people ranging from Trump to Pat Buchanan to actor James Woods. It just happened to be dingus Trump who filled that particular historical and political space.
This is another example of why I think in the end, MAGA is going to even worse than the Nazis. I don’t know the specifics, obviously — I mean, I can’t predict the fucking future — but if someone like Trump can accrue as much power as he has without doing any hard work, then what happens when any one of the other would-be MAGA autocrats gets to power?
At this point, it really seems it’s just a matter of how and when we collapse into something akin a Nazi state.
Or we have a civil war. Get out while you still can.