I do not think that Hillary is Hitler. One politician is about the same as the other. Some, like Hitler, are simply more successful in moving society to accomplish their aims. The aims are all the same. Control of the populace in a given geo-political area for the advancement of personal power. There is nothing more to it.
There are no Great Leaders out there.
Look at the great leaders in history.
Lincoln — He kinda freed the slaves. But not really. In order to keep the South in the Union, he prosecuted a war which claimed the lives of millions. How is he different than Hitler or Stalin or FDR or Churchill or any of the Monarchs of the 17th Century.
FDR took America to war for Democracy and to save the Free World. In the end, more people were enslaved by communism than were threatened by the madness of Hitler.
Ike, JFK, LBJ took us to war in Vietnam to stop the communist dominoes from falling. In the end, those communist dominoes fell anyway. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia all fell to communism. Indonesia became a dictatorship. Nixon’s “peace with honor” all but ensured the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge. Congress’ failure to support South Vietnam or Laos after our withdrawal ensured their fall to communism. What did we accomplish except to participate in slaughter and sacrifice our citizen soldiers to madness and arrogance.
We supported the Indonesia dictator.
How were the people of Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos better off after our War of Liberation?
In Iraq, Bush “liberated” the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein only to have Obama hand those same people over to a Shi’ite despots and the Islamic madmen of the Islamic State. All the while, we supported the Monarchy which fuels Sunni Extremism via Dollar Diplomacy. The Wahhabis owe everything to Saudi Arabia. The Wahhabis are ISIS, al Qaeda, al Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and every other Sunni Islamic Extremists group extant.
In what war has America actually helped anyone?
We defeated Germany and Japan? They went on to become economic superpowers. This would have occurred anyway. In fact, the war with Japan was over the US and Britain keeping resources away from Japan that would have allowed them to become an economic superpower. We basically warred with Japan for five years in order to destroy them so that they could recover and become exactly what we had attempted to stop them from becoming. Millions died because FDR and his economic obstructionism. Yet, FDR is a hero and Hitler is a villain.
It was the same with Germany. Britain did not want Germany to become master of the Continent. So, we warred with them twice in conflagrations which engulfed the world in flames…so that Germany could become the economic master of the Continent.
What did we accomplish with our wars?
Asia slowly recovers with Laos and Cambodia lagging and their people suffering in poverty. Vietnam is becoming a mini-economic superpower and are loosening their economic controls so that capitalists can profit. This benefits the State and the Capitalists. There is relatively little benefit to the people.
Germany is the power of the Continent.
Britain has lost it’s empire. (I suppose that’s a plus).
America is still an economic power though we are doing our best to implode.
Russia is what it has always been. The poor man of Europe and the villain of the east.
China is a burgeoning beast with the potential to ruin or save the world as it has always been.
And history begins to repeat itself.
Is war on the horizon?
It seems that Political Leaders of the World are repeating the sins of the last century even as they preach of peace. I see no peace. I see no good coming of this next few decades. If the “Great Leaders” of this coming Century are as incompetent and arrogant as those of the last, the World is doomed to simply repeat the sins of the past. There were be Great Leaders only because they take us into Great Wars.
Where are the visionaries? Where is our Jesus? Our Moses? Our Gandhi? Where are the leaders who not only preach peace but practice it?
Can the earth survive human war or human peace? If we war on one another with our current technology, we may make this world uninhabitable. If we do not war and continue “peaceably,” human being will reproduce in unsustainable numbers.
There seems to be no way out. By War or Peace, humanity’s ignorance and lack of foresight endangers itself…ensures it’s fall. Perhaps that is not a bad thing.