The fears of tyranny are being stoked to a roaring blaze thanks to the actions of President Donald Trump during his first full week in office. Numerous organizations have spoken out about their discontent with Trump and his policies including the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The organization described Trump’s recent announcement of building a border wall with Mexico to be “one of the most hateful days in our nation’s history.”
The Executive Director of the center, Steven Goldstein, issued a statement where he described Trump “driving our nation off of a moral cliff.” Goldstein went on to say:
Donald Trump is retracting the promise of American freedom to an extent we have not seen from a President since Franklin Roosevelt forced Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II. Today the Statue of Liberty weeps over President Trump’s discrimination.
Goldstein sees ominous similarities with the Trump’s presidency and Germany’s murderous dictator Adolph Hitler:
However, it would be equally irresponsible not to point out the similarities between demonizing and isolating groups of people within our country … and the demonization that Jews suffered during World War II. Unless we speak out now and stop demonization in its tracks, the horrors of history could happen again.
Trump sits in the ultimate seat of power with command of the strongest military the world has ever known. He is capable of enforcing great atrocities therefore, observers of his presidency would do well to keep a sharp eye upon him to prevent history from repeating itself.