Monthly Archives: December 2015

NYT on Trump’s rhetoric

95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue – The New York Times.

I started out thinking that Mr Trump was funny, and pointed out by example how US presidential politics has become a spectator sport like the NFL or reality TV.

Now I’m realizing who he reminds me of: Benito Mussolini.  I know what’s good for you, everyone’s an enemy, we can solve all our problems through force, … all with the non-threatening somewhat jokey bombast that’s associated with the Donald.  Then I remembered reports of people in the 20’s and 30’s who thought Mussolini was a joke, too.