By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer|
“Make America great again,” is the slogan Donald Trump is utilizing in his presidency campaign.
Interestingly enough, Adolf Hitler’s slogan was “Make Germany great.”
What does Trump mean by, “Make America great again”?
Does this mean taking away peoples’ lands and forcing them to move to a segregated area? Or does this mean putting the country through an economic slump for an entire decade?
America was not “great” when these events took place, just as Germany was not “great” during Hitler’s sovereignty.
“Whatever time era you point out in our country’s almost 300-year history was emblazoned with propaganda,” stated Liana Maitland in the article, “Why America Was Never Great.“
“Our history books are published in a conservative state that likes to paint and gloss over the chipped parts in our history. The entire time, there were impoverished, beaten down people, there were back deals and smuggling, blackmailing and cursing and terrible treatment of others,” continued Maitland.
Some people might argue that comparing Trump to Hitler is a bit over-the-top.
Some people might even say that Trump is a joke.
Hitler was also taken as a joke. He is now considered to be the reason behind one of the most atrocious genocides in history.
Though Trump’s actions may not be comparable to Hitler’s, there are several similarities between the two.
Trump is using racism to rise to power as Hitler did back in the 1930s.
Early in his political campaign, Trump accused Mexicans of “bringing crime, bringing drugs, and being rapists.”
Hitler accused the Jews of “polluting” the German race.
“If Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States, it would be a complete disaster,” stated Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, in an essay for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“I think he is acting like another Hitler by inciting racism,” continued Schloss.
Hitler was an anti-Jew fascist, who made Jews wear the Star of David pinned to their clothes as a symbol of identification.
Trump did not rule out the idea of Muslims wearing a special identification noting their faith.
“Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country, in terms of information and learning about the enemy,” said Trump in an interview with Yahoo News.
“We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully,” said Trump.
When asked if there was a difference between Muslim identification in the United States and Jews in Germany, Trump responded with a simple, “you tell me.”
However, surprisingly enough, Trump continues to have the most popularity between the candidates.
“We should elect Trump for president, because he knows what he wants, and he knows how to get there. He is self-funding his own campaign; he is a business man. He can benefit our economy,” said student Kyle Westwood.
“Not only that, but sending illegal immigrants back to their country will open up more job positions for us,” continued Westwood.
Whether for or against any candidate, it is critical to know and understand where each potential leader stands.