The word “Nazi” drew its final breaths as a real word with an actual definition at some point in the year 2016, before being laid to rest in a grave of gratuitous overuse and boy-who-cried-wolf ambiguity. Google the words “Trump” and “Hitler” together and you’ll be met with a deluge of essays solemnly put forward by serious pundits and political analysts stretching back well over a year concern-trolling an entire nation with sensationalist insinuations that history has repeated itself, and 1930s Germany is enjoying a sequel in the ol’ U.S. of A.
We are now coming up on eight months of this administration, and it’s time for everyone to admit that they were lied to about what Trump is and what he’s about. Nobody — left, right, or center — has received what they were sold.
Let’s face it, liberals and leftists: you did not get the Hitler 2.0 you were promised. You didn’t get a bunch of goose-stepping brownshirts throwing Muslims into internment camps, killing people of color with impunity and deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. The most exciting thing you’ve seen so far is the president failing to unequivocally condemn white supremacist groups as quickly as he should have.
Let’s face it, conservatives, nationalists and libertarians: you did not get the anti-establishment revolutionary you were promised. You’re not getting your wall, it turns out Trump doesn’t give a shit about illegal immigration any more than any other president ever has, the swamp’s not draining, and the troops will remain stationed overseas for the foreseeable future. Actually, to your credit it looks like a lot of the folks on your side of the aisle are already starting to realize this…