This nice man’s reaction is no different then when millions of nice Germans went along with Hitler because he said that he, and only he, knew how to make Germany great again. Following WWI the allied powers brought Germany to its knees and the German people were looking for a savior. And for a time Hitler, unless you happened to be one of his early concentration camp victims, seemed to the gullible to be that hero.

So now if you are an American whose reference point for how things are supposed to be in this nation is the mid twentieth century period, when by a freak of circumstances an abnormal amount of the world’s manufacturing was concentrated in the United States, of course your are bummed about how things are today. But handing over power to the Devil is not the answer. It is the most dangerous thing possible!

I suspect that in their heart of hearts millions who voted for Trump understand his danger, but they just can’t resist his siren call of false hope.

(See my ten reasons why Trump won.)

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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