Quoting from an article I read on the internet:
[Adolf] Hitler came to power in Germany on January 30 1933 and almost immediately set out plans that would give the Nazis total power over all newspapers.Read the entire article "Newspapers In Nazi Germany" by following the embedded link contained within its title.
Donald Trump came to power in the United States of America on January 20, 2017 and he immediately went to war with the free press here in the USA. And now, as I now compose this Roland Hansen Commentary, earlier today, February 24, 2017, Trump has started a brand of press censorship on media outlets. I quote:
"CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs."You may access the full CNN Media audio/visual report, White House blocks news organizations from press briefing, here.
Apparently, Donald Trump is neither a true believer in nor an advocate of a free press.
Is the United States of America under the Trump Administration on the path to that taken by Nazi Germany under Hitler?
Please read each of the following articles to which I am placing embedded links:
You may think I go too far in my analogies. But, I think not. I am reminded of Martin Niemöller.
I feel I have to scream at the top of my lungs to get Trump supporters to learn from history. However, I suspect that Trumpsters are avid practicioners of selective perception.
I say, as did Barry McGuire:
Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?And now, I say. "That's all, folks."
And can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.