Dave Winer ☮
Nov 23, 2015 · 1 min read

People are saying everywhere that the Trump campaign is turning Nazi.

I’d like to offer another theory.

It’s turning American.

We in America tend to paint the past as a Norman Rockwell painting. White, suburban, not too rich, but not poor either. Everyone dresses well. Grandpa smokes a pipe and grandma makes great apple pie. The kids play musical instruments and baseball.

But that is not our past.

We brought Africans to America to be our slaves. They didn’t need yellow stars because their skin color was enough of a label. We beat them, chained them, murdered them, all the things Nazis did to Jews, over a much longer period of time.

We took our land from Native Americans and killed them too.

We victimizedpeople because of where they come from, how they dress, what books they read, even for being too liberal. We have done some terrible things here. So you don’t have to go to Germany for prior art. There’s plenty of it right here in the U.S. of A.

The problem isn’t Trump. He’s an opportunist. If people voted on issues, he would be a fountain of issues. But they don’t. They vote for people who make them feel good and powerful and deserving of love.

The problem isn’t Trump, it’s America.

Dave Winer ☮

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