Interchangeable Names in World History: Stalin, Hitler, Putin, and Trump

Where is the GOP

Men who have risen to rule countries have numerous reputations; reputations which have been proven to be true, but often more egregious than reported by history. They share many of the same disreputable qualities such as a lack of morality and principles; placing their ambitions ahead of their nation’s people. They have no compassion, and no concern for the welfare of those they rule, while experiencing lives of luxury and privilege. Above all, four men come to mind when these facts are exposed. They are all despots who failed to relate to the majority of their nation’s people.

Josef Stalin was an autocrat of the highest level. He was responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 dissidents, and the deportation of 3.3 million. His efforts to cleanse Russia from those who would internally disrupt or destroy his regime secured his control over an entire nation.

Adolf Hitler ruled Germany from 1933 until his death in 1945. His control of the German people began with a suppression of free speech, demonstrated by the destruction of a free press. “Alternative Facts” became the only “truth” for the German people. Like Stalin he began to ’round-up’ dissidents and an entire race he deemed destructive to the advancement of his nation.

Vladimir Putin came to power under Boris Yeltsin in 1999. The KGB strong man was appointed prime minister after Yeltsin dismissed his former second in command. When Yeltsin surprisingly resigned in December of 1999, Putin was appointed the president. Putin was ineligible for the presidency in 2005, but was appointed prime minister by his successor, Dmitry Medvedev. In 2012, Putin was once again elected as Russia’s president in an extremely controversial election. Putin has been accused of multiple murders of those who opposed him, and has amassed power similar to the leaders of the defunct Soviet Union. He has squashed free speech by his suppression of the press, and forced his nation’s people to accept a new autocracy.

Donald Trump is a failed businessman whose only ‘successes’ were the result of extremely controversial business deals, and criminal actions which have never been investigated thoroughly thanks to his association with the Republican Party. With the aid of Vladimir Putin, and corrupt FBI Director James Comey, Trump is now the illegitimate president of our nation. He has followed the path of Stalin, Hitler, and Putin. He is attacking free speech, including a free press, and is consolidating power under a congress which is controlled by the Republican Party. Like Stalin, Hitler, and Putin, he is “rounding-up” those he considers undesirable. He plans to follow Stalin’s example and deport them, often separating families. Trump is opposed to the values and principles of the United States of America.

These four men shared many evil qualities. The are all megalomaniacs who seek power over the men, women, and children they were intended to serve. They all failed to consider the consequences of their actions; their only goal was personal advancement and increased power.

The United States of America is under siege. Trump and his circle of sinners have no concern for the future of the American people. Wealth and power are Trump’s only ambitions. He is less intelligent than the men he admired in the world’s past, but his goals are the same.

Despotism: “ A form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. That entity may be an individual, as in an autocracy, or it may be a group, as in an oligarchy. The English dictionary defines despotism as “the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority.”

There is no better definition of Donald Trump. He has already established his “right” to use taxpayer money to continue his life of privilege and luxury as he parties in Mar-a-Lago each weekend. His degenerate family has wasted tens-of-thousands of taxpayer dollars traveling to foreign nations in attempts to advance Trump’s financial empire. Republicans in congress are allowing this misuse of public funds.

Our nation was established with a system of government which would prevent the dominance of one branch of the three created by our founding fathers. Trump has been allowed to be America’s first fascist dictator by Republican politicians.

If you love your country, become an activist. Protest now, and plan for the 2018 midterms when we can vote Republicans out of power.

This is the second American Revolution, and I revel in the fact that the American people are excited about taking our country back.

Op-Ed

By James Turnage

Follow me on twitter; @jamesturnagenov

My five novels are now available on Amazon

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