Storming of the Capitol

Make America Great Again! This Trump slogan in 2016, combined with unsubstantiated and false accusations against the front-runner Hilary Clinton, propelled Trump into the White House. Barack Obama’s repeated warnings that Trump was unfit to be president and commander-in-chief fell on deaf American ears, and Hilary was robbed of a victory that she deserved. Today we saw the spectacle of Trumpian mobs run riot in and around the Capitol while the Congress was in session for the mostly ceremonial task of certifying Joe Biden as the next American president.

What’s come out during the last four years has been lies, lies and more lies from Trump. Why is it that more than three hundred and fifty thousand Americans (the most in any country) have died in 2020 due to Covid-19? If he had provided governance, would there be so many dead people in America? What shows up most in his presidency is his inexplicable efforts at honeymooning with dictators of Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia, while ignoring traditional and time-tested relations with America’s allies in the democratic world. He reminds me of the Frankenstein monster who has cut loose and run amok.

According to Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, “Those (Trump’s mobs) who performed today’s reprehensible acts were rioters, insurrectionists, thugs, domestic terrorists. They don’t represent America. They were violent extremists who tried to take over the Capitol. They must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But tonight Democracy will triumph.”

I suspect that Donald Trump is the reincarnation of Paul Joseph Goebbels, a close associate and propaganda minister of Adolf Hitler. I think so because Trump was born one year after Goebbels died, by killing himself, his wife, and six children. But Trump has been more successful than Goebbels because while Goebbels became Chancellor of Nazi Germany for only one day, after the suicide of Hitler, Trump managed to become a 1-term president. Goebbels (and therefore Trump) believed that it is necessary to speak lies in love, war and politics, and the more you speak lies the more they begin to sound like truth. Close to half the American public began to believe in Trump’s lies, which led to the violent assault on the citadel of American democracy earlier today. Trump himself might have eventually become a victim of his own falsehoods. That might explain why he had been recently living in his own version of alternate reality.