This is a cautionary tale. This what I am seeing going on and the history of what has been done in the past. These are my feelings only. The conclusions you draw are your own. I am wanting to put the information out there.
When you look at the history of the 20th century and what is going on now you will see there are some very dangerous similarities, and this is what concerns me. I want to have people understand that I love history. I have been in the US Army and got to see the damage that was done.
When you look at the end of the first World War, there were two major people who took power in some very dangerous ways. The two people that I am talking about are Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. I want to make this totally clear – they were both insane and mass murders. I don’t approve of what they did in any way and there was and is no reason to prevent a person to have a life of their own. When you look at what is going on with the current President of the United States there are more than a few similarities. This is what I fear happening again.
For you to fully understand why I have the fear that I do you need to know the history of the last two people that have caused so many deaths. First let’s look at Benito Mussolini – and what he did and used to create the problems that he did.
Mussolini was born in 1883. He was a socialist as a youth, following his father’s political footsteps. His mother was a devout Catholic schoolteacher. He moved to Switzerland in 1902 and was expelled by the Swiss authorities in 1904 due to his political demonstrations. When he got back to Italy, he started being the editor of a newspaper, Avanti (meaning ‘Forward’).1
After WWI he began to criticize the Italian Government for weakness at the Treaty of Versailles. He began a right winged group called the Fascist Party. He said that he was the one that could bring Italy to level of the Great Roman Empire of the past. He had gone to Switzerland to avoid doing ‘conscription service’ but was willing to serve in WWI.
He was known to use his writing and his speaking ability to put his finger on the pulse of the Italian people. He was trying to prove his military skills and started invaded Ethiopia, then went after Greece and things went down hill from there. He died in 1945 after Italy had fallen to the allies and he hadn’t been able to get to Austria.
When you look at the other person Adolf Hitler, we know that he was a mass murderer in the sense that he knew about the camps. He was known to be very anti-Semitic and that is part of the problem. When you look at the fact that he left Austria to avoid doing ‘conscription service’ and went to Germany, we all know this. The fact that he was a person who could speak and put his finger on the pulse of the German people.
Both these men did several of the same things in their lives. They both left their home countries to prevent from doing ‘conscription service’. They have been known to ‘modify’ their ‘personal history.’ They have been willing to do what they had to get into power. They both felt that they had their finger on the pulse of the country that they ran.
This next section has a lot of my personal views in it —
When you look at the current President of the United States, you can see there are several similarities in them. First off, he avoids going into the draft (conscription service in a different form) by saying that he was in school for four years and the fifth year was due to a bone spur. He has been willing to alter or ‘modify’ his ‘personal history’ in order to make it look like he has his finger on the pulse of the country.
When you look at the use of the media at the times you can see that all have used the media in the forms that they had to alter the perception that the people have.
They have all had people that they have tried to ban or destroy due to their feelings. This has been shown with the camps in Germany, the attempted ban of people from seven countries to come in the US since they are mostly Muslims in those countries.
I won’t tell you how to think on this, I wanted to show you that history is in the process of being repeated and we are smart enough to stop it this time. We need to act, and we need to get the message across that this isn’t the best way for our country to go.
Contact your Senators, Congress People and write. Let people know the truth on how you feel about the way the country is going.