Stumbled upon this opinion piece in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Here's an excerpt. It's quite strong but...fitting:
"With the people that stormed the Capitol, dialog has become impossible. The same goes for millions of Trump supporters across the Country. They've developed into an anger-machine, fueled by burning rage, conspiracy theories and a deep-rooted fear of a changing world. To put it pompously, Trumpism means a renunciation of the principles of enlightenment and man's return to his self-imposed mental immaturity. Simply put, one might just say that the country has been hijacked by idiots."
(9.1.21, got it from print, don't have a link)
This is very scary. It might get much worse before getting better. This would mean that the Biden admin and even a moderate GOP government after that have to face a Weimar situation.
Racism in politics is not something that is unique for Europe 1930s.
GOP with people like Charles Lindbergh pushed for similar politics in USA. And those people like in Europe did not disappear but has returned the last 6-7 years on both sides of the Atlantic.
I would say that Trump has a got a political Agenda as Mr Lindbergh has in 1940s. I would say that GOP today do not represent equal rights for black people, Muslims etc in the USA. I am therefore a bit surprised that Jewish groups in USA has desired that Trump version of GOP is a smart bet.chttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ ... 180974365/
I have always managed to contain any great admiration for 'Lindy', yes being the first solo pilot across the Atlantic was daring to say the least though I get the impression that many in the US in particular, think he was the first to fly across the pond at all, in fact he was number 92 or 93, the first being the almost unknown Alcock and Brown in 1919, though they were not politically motivated show offs.
While what happened to his baby was truly awful, he was anti semitic who went well beyond Isolationism to open admiration for the Nazis, he certainly wrote off the RAF, before Summer 1940 at least. His agenda was not well hidden.
Must have been a bit of a red face moment when Hitler declared war on the US, of course he then had to serve in come capacity and I am glad when the camps were liberated in 1945, he saw the inevitable endgame of the regime he had at least been sympathetic towards, I hope it haunted him for the rest of his days.
Not just him though, really he was a poster boy for political/business interests who loathed FDR and the New Deal, like in Germany right wingers and associated business interests saw the SA thugs and that odd ranting guy as a useful tool for them, who they would be able to control should he come to power.
While not wanting to lump in this case, Jewish voters in a bloc, I was always under the impression that if anything, they tend to lean more Democrat.
And I don't mean just the stereotype (used by the right) of rich Hollywood types.
Given the support in Charlotsville in 2017, at the insurrection last week, of open neo Nazi's, KKK etc, for Trump (and no doubt at the ballot box, I bet for them he was the first time they voted), being Jewish in the GOP must be concerning.
The only people who can change that are the GOP themselves, given how totally behind Trump most of them have been up to now, that's going to be a problem.