It is important to stress, that the experience of living now has taught me much about the rise of hate filled fascist sentiment in the 1930’s and studying the 1930’s rise of hate filled fascist sentiment then has taught me much about now.
Germany in the early 1930’s was a Christian nation of course, aside from the “foreign” and “clannish” Semitic Jew, that were perceived as being successful during Germany’s economic plight. It was indeed those people that have some inherent need to have “faith” use that mentality and put their faith in Hitler. He too said publicly the very things that they thought. Which of course, was the very things that was fed to them by years of hate filled demonizing propaganda that was spread previously, primarily about Jews and communists. Both of which were there of course, to take their money, the money that they already didn’t have much of after losing World War I and paying reparations and then on top of that being crushed by the Great Depression that hit in 1929.
While Hitler rose up and reiterated the hate filled propaganda that was coursing through the financially wrecked and vulnerable German, we have seen stunning parallels of history repeating itself to some degree with rise of fascist hate today and the rise of Trump stating exactly the same things that Republicans have been fed, through the past 10 years of hate filled propaganda being spread in epidemic proportions online.
The United States of course, experienced its much milder yet still crushing economic collapse for many in 2008. While the severity of the economic plight of Germany was far worse, the severity and steady heavy handed daily dose of hate filled demonizations of liberals and democrats, the left, commenced like tidal wave through the means of spreading these lies so easily on social media.
Both Trump and Hitler reinforced the hatred that the people have been conditioned to for at least a decade prior. Both Trump and Hitler were victims of the same hate filled propaganda of course as well, in that they succumbed to it and let it consume them to a polarizing far right blinding bias filled with hate and anger.
The Christian, both then and now, seem to have been overly politicized and subject to these beliefs, these conspiracy theories, these lies. Its it the faith susceptible mind? Perhaps. But nonetheless, both leaders spoke in hate-filled degenerate paths that already was mapped out for them just waiting to be spoken. Both Trump and Hitler were a symbol of the hatred that the Nazi German and Republican had for the left and was in turn, a symbol of their hope for vindication for the evil supposedly done unto them. This turns both of them into a savior, for the propagandized and hate filled faith susceptible. The warping among some of these folks both then and now seemed to deify Hitler, same as these attempts to Deify Trump.
It is a weird perversion that this hatred does to a mind, warping and twisting into full blown delusion and susceptibility to believing polarizing conspiracy theories as long as it paints their enemies as what they want them to be, which is ironically as evil as they themselves have become.
Maybe this perverse hatred is a projection of some subconscious hate for themselves maybe. Maybe it is an evolutionary proponent itself that causes this warping to eventually self destruct and kill itself for the betterment of man kind, while violently taking what it can with them. Fascism is a death throe of ideology, it is self defeating and cannot stand. The pure hatred Hitler had for communism led for him to ignorantly, brazenly and foolishly attack the Soviet Union to expedite the downfall of Germany, all while the rabid followers trusted the plan, until it was apparent to some that the plan could not be trusted.