He was a progressive.
Who gives a shit. Somehow classifying someone in history as a socialists, progressive, communist, conservative, liberalist, ect doesn't all then equate anyone of that as the next Hitler.
Any the above I listed and others, if you go extreme enough, you end up with a Hitler or Stalin or other person in history that did mass genocide. It's never where they fall on the spectrum of any sort of philosophy, party, ect. It's when someone becomes extreme do those things happen.
It is called the Horseshoe political theory.
The farther left or right you go, the more they are the same.
Progressive: Favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters.
Fits him quite well. I'm not saying he wasn't brutal in his methods. But, he got things done.
Hitler was a fascist nationalist, he wanted to place the German/Aryan Race above all others as he believed in their superiority and wanted to conserve the German way of life.
It is no different from current far-right conservatives wanting to ban Muslim immigration all around the world.
Hitler did take some progressive socialist ideas and implemented them... But that doesn't mean he was a lefty/progressive, you can be both you know.
It's like when John Howard was in power here in Australia, he was a right-wing conservative... Was against Gay rights and all the other crap... Yet he implemented a variety of left-wing policies, especially in regards to healthcare.
Just because you are right wing/left wing doesn't mean you cannot implement schemes that are on the opposite of your political alignment.
Trump is a Capitalistic Nationalist. Nothing wrong with that.
There isn't anything wrong with that.
They both blame immigrants for lack of jobs for the common folk, in order to gain popularity and win votes.
Promised to do something about all these immigrants on the behalf of the nation.
That situation with immigrant children caged and separated from mother/father... and no way of finding them again ect.
A more radical Trump would be a new hitler.
The Anti-Jewish sentiment of Hitler does ring allot of similarities of the Anti-Muslim sentiment that Trump promotes... Sad part is... In conjunction with Christianity they are all middle-eastern Abrahamic religions that share the same Judaic God, apparently people don't like to learn from history and thus are prone to repeat it.
Just another example why all religion should be abolished until they can prove their assertions.
Does Trump engage in genocide? Has he built any concentration camps?
He does have concentration camps.
Genocide probably wouldn't fly unless he had general bipartisan support.
But if they did that, they couldn't make the point they were trying to make: That the political right is superior.
The left or the right aren't superior. They are just two opposing views, two sides of a coin if you will.
And in a properly functioning democratic society... You need those two opposing views to make opposing arguments... Those arguments are then presented in a democratic fashion and the best argument should win for the benefit of the majority who typically reside in the center.
This whinging about the left or the right at the end of the day isn't constructive, it isn't moving the debate forward, it is toxic.
It's comical to see liberals say Trump is the exact same and Hitler, and conservatives say he is socialist.
Neither is correct, nor does it even matter. He was a fascist who got complete control. Learn that lesson. You can hate on socialists or conservatives for other reasons.
There are some parallels that can be drawn between Trump and Hitler. Many that can't be however.
Trump most certainly does engage in fascist politics, whether he is an actual fascist I am still on the fence about.
I think the scary part about it is... Many far-right ultra-nationalist conservatives would rather place loyalty to Trump rather than the actual rule of law.