Beware The Short Fingered Jokester

The last grossly underestimated short-fingered Jokester cost humanity 60 million deaths, countless injuries and tens of thousands of towns and cities turned to smoldering rubble. For a decade or so the little man with the Charlie Chaplin mustache had been regarded by most as an insignificant curiosity, though he did have a fanatical core following.

The most votes in a free election he and his NSDAP (Nazi Party) ever polled were 36.8% in the 1932 presidential election. Backed, however, by his intimidating force of Brown Shirts, President Paul Von Hindenburg was more or less coerced into appointing him Chancellor of Germany, a post he quickly converted into a position of absolute power, and the rein of terror commenced.

For those Republicans and Democrats who see obvious and dangerous parallels of the Donald and Adolf ‘s ascension to political power, it is an unnerving time. Still, while millions of Americans laugh him off as a silly gadfly, Trump has gather unto his cause a fanatical following of the historically challenged, the frivolous minded and the demonically bigoted.

Seriously inclined Republicans are doing all they can to not get caught up in his suffocating web of hate and violence. In fact it will be catastrophic for the GOP, indeed the nation in total, were it to fall into Mr. Trump’s rabbit hole of evil. Yet significant numbers of Republicans seem poised to do just that, with some of the more scummy ones glad to do so.

World forces have conspired to cause much of the American citizenry to become dry tinder for Trump’s flames of horror to engulf. Therefore all thinking boys and girls need to stand firm against the Jokester before waterboarding and much worse commences and it is way too late.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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