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Letters to the editor — Sunday (1-29-2017)

Trump isn’t another Hitler

I suppose if Adolf Hitler wanted a campaign slogan during his rise to power he could have chosen “Make Germany Great Again.”

During the 1920s and 1930s Germany was teetering on economic collapse. Compliments of the punishing Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, as well as America’s Great Depression, which began in 1929, Germany was thrown into a state of total desperation; a state ripe for the rise of a charismatic leader. Fueled by his own anger that Germany had surrendered during WWI, such a leader was born.

Though not succeeding initially, over time, by way of grandiose promises and telling the German people what they wanted to hear, he did. Like most politicians he was a little vague on the details. By the time those details became known, it was too late. The rest, as we all know, is history.

And speaking of history, I think all of you protesting, Haight-Ashbury, Che Guevara wannabes need to learn some. Learn some before you open your vacuous pie-holes with totally ridiculous comparisons.

Present-day American and post-WWI Germany are nothing alike. As for President Trump, he may seem like the new sheriff in town, but he is definitely not the new fuhrer.

— Allan Gilmour

Salisbury

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