There is Now Millions Of Feet Of 20th Century News Reel Visuals Of What Happens When Demagogues Like Trump Gain Power

The folks who gleefully support Trump either have never watched the horrors of World War Two when men of exactly the same temperament and words that Trump routinely employees turned the world into a flaming pit of death and destruction, or else they just get off on violence. The one is a case of mindless ignorance the other is suicidal sadism.

The world now has huge stockpiles of total life ending nuclear weapons for impetuous fools like Trump to play with. Yet the supposed Republican leadership of Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are still too worried about losing the White House to pull the plug on the monster that their party has created as a result of thirty years of pandering to the lowest common denominator. Really!

To paraphrase: what does it profit a party to win the White House and lose the entire world? These “leaders” are small men never to be held up as models of profiles in courage, just grubby politicians who would sell their very souls to the devil for a political plum.

Only 200 years ago there was no visual history of the resultant horrors of what happens when Trump like demagogues are turned loose upon the world. Today there is no excuse for understanding what we as Americans are risking if we allow a conscience free creature like Trump to have his finger on the doomsday button.

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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