In a letter to the editor by James Frisk published Feb. 6, he includes a quote from “A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler: His Life and Legend” by Walter C. Langer. The first section he quotes is “Never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.” The point that Frisk is trying to make is, as he puts it, that this is the current Democratic Party’s playbook. That this is the way the Democratic Party has chosen to deal with Donald Trump.
I find this amazing in the respect that I have never read anything else that describes Trump as well as this does. Every word screams of Trump. Adolf Hitler was a narcissist and so is Trump. Army Lt. Alexander Vindman was fired from his position with the National Security Council and Gordon Sondland was fired from is position as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union after they both testified under oath in the impeachment hearing after being subpoenaed. That decision by Trump is a very Hitler-like action. Do whatever it takes to silence and punish your critics.
The last section that Frisk quotes is “Take advantage of every opportunity to raise a political whirlwind.” Again, this screams of Trump. Every time we here of something he has done or said that looks bad, he tries to divert our attention away with something else. Often times these diversions are out right lies. It’s like the magician who tricks you into watching one had while the trick is being preformed by the other hand.
Trump has never done anything is his adult like that wasn’t designed to make him money. For him, being president is no different. So like a good magician, while Trump has his left hand on you shoulder, he’s reaching into your pocket with the right hand.