Has the Republican Party Embraced Racism?

Trump Wonka

In The GOP Has Embraced Racism! (iPatriot 6/8/16) Randy Deabay answers the title question above in the affirmative by equating Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler. His main point in that section of his article revolves around Trump vis-a-vis the Muslims paralleling Hitler vis-a-vis the Jews.

Reality check:  Here are excerpts from just the first two listings coughed-up by a Google search of “ISIS atrocities.”  (IMAGES DELETED)

ONE

 Lined up and executed, their severed heads put on display as a warning to others: Horrific new photographs of ISIS atrocities

  • Sunni tribesmen marched into desert, made to kneel and shot in the head
  • Tribe made deal with ISIS to be left alone but agreement collapsed
  • Shocking close-up photos of splattered brains and severed heads released
  • ‘Punishment for those who fight Allah and his Messenger is to crucify or cut off hands and feet’

TWO

Reports came out on Thursday that ISIS had executed 250 women for refusing to become sex slaves to its militants and that it is harvesting the organs of its wounded fighters, presumably leading to their death. The organs are then sold on the black market for cash, a clear indication of the terrorist organisation’s financial woes, according to WND.

As those of us who have followed ISIS in action realize, these are far from the worst ISIS atrocities.  But there is no need to go on.

Can Randy Deabay produce a comparable list of actions by German Jews?

In equating Donald Trump’s efforts to protect us from Islamic terrorism with Adolph Hitler’s efforts to annihilate the Jews, Deabay is elevating Muslim terrorists to the status of holocaust victims; or demeaning innocent Jews to the status of Muslim terrorists.  One or the other.

Has he just come down with the last drop of rain? How dare he do either?  How dare he?!

Possibly I should stop here, but there is one more thing I believe needs to be said about Deabay’s spurious associations.  Wanting to make his country great, for example, was not a defining characteristic of Adolph Hitler; thus it does not equate other world leaders with a similar desire, including Donald Trump, to Hitler-as-Hitler any more than having four legs equates my dog to an elephant.

There are valid points in Deabay’s paper, but his conclusion concerning Donald Trump is not one of them.

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Brother Bob

Retired economics professor. Born again Christian. Now an OK country boy.

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