As of today, with the American Reichstag deciding on a total party line basis that the manifest treason of their leader must be allowed to continue unopposed, I think it is past any question that this party has openly embraced totalitarian, one party rule. Today is the day that the Republican treatment of the opposition truly justifies comparison with the way the Nazi party destroyed other parties in the months after Hitler's rise to power.
And let us be clear about this: there is not one single person on the House intelligence committee, Democrat or Republican, who does not know the true nature of Trump's crimes. The destruction of the means to uncover the evidence shows that the Republicans know the monstrous crime in which they are accessories.
And all of this accompanied by Trump's staging of the closest thing he could manage to a Nuremberg rally in Pennsylvania this week; an open display of hatred, racism and barely suppressed violence that is, finally, truly deserving of comparison to Nazi Germany.
It has taken a little over one year from the Republican ascent to total power to reach this point. That's slower than Hitler, who took only a few months to destroy all other political parties in Germany and openly show that he intends his party to do whatever it wants, regardless of the law and regardless of humanity. But there is hardly any comfort in that, any more than there is comfort in the fact that, as this party has descended into madness, its supporters have refused to acknowledge the obvious truth.
This is the path down which Nixon and Reagan and Bush and Cheney and Gingrich and Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell have willingly and deliberately steered us, while the press and Democratic leaders and so many others refused to state the obvious truth.
And let me make two little points here: First of all, whatever Hitler was, he was not a traitor. He enslaved and killed non-Germans without a care, but he never joined with a foreign leader to destroy his own country. And second, however much damage Hitler did, he did it without his hands on five thousand nuclear weapons.
Well, here we are. Now what?