Yesterday, while Sean Spicer was at an Apple store, a woman approached him and spoke her mind. Shree Chauhan asked Spicer a plethora of insulting and hate-fueled questions.
She asked him:
- “How does it feel to work for a fascist?”
- “Have you committed treason too—just like the President?”
- “You know you work for a fascist, right?”
Spicer handled the situation very maturely, but let’s consider something for a second. If Trump was really a fascist or “Hitler,” Chauhan would be on her way to prison or a gas chamber right now, but she’s not. She’s a free woman right now—despite her insults to the president.
Think about that.
Think about the thousands of free people who describe Trump as a fascist.
These people clearly don’t know what a fascist is nor who Hitler was when they call Trump “Hitler” and a fascist.
Let’s look into these accusations from a purely factual basis to enlighten some of the ignorant minds of our generation today.
What is fascism?
Merriam-Webster: A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Any tendency toward or actual exercise of severe autocratic or dictatorial control (as over others within an organization).
Now, think about it.
Would a fascist allow anyone to insult or accuse them of fascism unfettered? Would a fascist allow Chuahuan to remain a free and working woman? Probably not.
Has any American had his/her rights abridged or curtailed under the Hitler/fascist Trump because of protests or accusations? (I could ask these questions all day.)
It’s the most ironic phenomenon of the 21st century when thinking of the fact Chuahuan and others call Trump “Hitler” or fascist are free to……call Trump “Hitler” or fascist. The ignorant name-callers are free to hold protests against their leader without any real legal ramifications or punishments.
In the words of Reggie Hamm: “Hitler was a real life murdering sociopath. He wasn’t just a charismatic speaker who incrementally fell into bad behavior. He wasn’t just a racist corrupted by unfettered power. In other words, you or I probably couldn’t end up being Hitler. A garden-variety KKK leader probably couldn’t end up being Hitler either…or a community organizer…or a New York real-estate tycoon. It’s not that easy or simple.”
Can you see the irony in all of this? If Trump was really “Hitler” or a fascist, those verbally assaulting folks would probably be dead by now. Think about it!