trump and Hitler — One More Similarity

One of the striking and effective tools Hitler used was his ability to look a person in the eye and tell an outrageous, bald-faced lie. He never blinked, never showed any embarrassment over his lies. His apparent sincerity was so persuasive that he even convinced more than a few foreign leaders of some perfectly obvious falsehoods. Neville Chamberlain was not the only one who suckered for Hitler’s lies.

trump can say, with the appearance of complete sincerity, “I’m the least racist person you know.” He is certainly not stupid enough to believe that about himself. It is simply a direct lie.

The amazing thing is that there are actually people who like trump because he tells it like it is. trump is highly selective in his use of truth. He uses it only when it serves his purpose, which is usually intimidation. . . like Hitler. “Dangerous” is hardly strong enough word to use for this deceitful manipulator.

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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