Re April 9 letter, “Trump tactics similar to those used by Hitler”: This is not the first such letter which has been published in The Gazette, and I take grave issue with the paper for choosing to publish it.
For the record: There is no one among the figures of any major political party in the United States today whose beliefs and tactics come within light-years of those of Hitler. Besides Donald Trump, in recent years, I have seen such comparisons made in other publications by various hysterical commentators to George W. Bush, Ted Cruz, and conservatives in general. Even some Democrats have been so vilified.
It takes someone with a spectacular lack of knowledge of the history of the events leading to World War II in Europe to make such an assertion. However, anyone familiar with Marxist rhetoric would know that Communist propaganda has long asserted that anyone who is not a Marxist is, by definition, a fascist; Marxists called the people who bought into this assertion “useful idiots.”
One could not be faulted for finding in these vile comments about Donald Trump eerie similarities to this kind of manipulative rhetoric. Shame on The Gazette for giving them space in print.
Michael L. Nardacci
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