Alan Dershowitz: Well, it’s remarkable how little history people know and how little they are willing to learn about something as tragic as that. And the result is these false analogies all over the place. Everybody is compared to Hitler. Everybody is compared to the Holocaust… Anybody who compares Trump or anybody else to Hitler essentially is a Holocaust denier.
Nice and I like his point. However what do you compare someone to when you are concerned that they might end up doing the same things? Compare him to Stalin? Or do you then end up being a Holomodor denier?
Unfortunately the Jewish people are not the only peoples that have been discriminated against. And we must always be on the lookout for the next Hitler, the next Stalin, the next Pol Pot, the next Mugabe, the next Idi Amin, the next Lenin, the next... need I do on?
Perhaps it is a small price to pay to prevent future atrocities, as long as the comparison does not make light of what Hitler actually DID compared to what another despot MIGHT do.
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