History Is Repeating Itself:
Concerns on Trump and the Future

By Laura Jean Null
Staff Writer

In 1961, the Berlin wall was created as a barrier that had separated west and east Berlin.

In 2017, President Donald Trump wants to create a barrier that separates the United States and Mexico.

Throughout the 1900s, Klu Klux Klan members were notably in the U.S politics from Robert C. Byrd, Hugo Black, Theodore G. Bilbo and multiple more.

In 2016, President Trump was endorsed by former leader of the KKK, David Duke and has a highly questionable cabinet and appointed officials helping him lead his office.

Do note, I did not call any of his appointed members part of the KKK.

However, according to The Hill, “President-elect Donald Trump is drawing praise from the Klu Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and other white nationalist groups for appointing former Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon as his chief strategic.”

In the mid-1850s there was an anti-Irish/Catholic period in the United states where they were considered to be less than civilized and were treated poorly, along with being discriminated in work and public areas for their cultural and religious characteristic.

In 2017… Trump is doing the same thing to Muslim immigrants, except they are being threatened to the opposition of not even being allowed to enter the U.S.

Throughout United States history, specifically in the 18th century sodomy laws were created with rules for homosexuals in certain U.S. states, because the act of who you love became the government’s business.

In 2017, Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, believes in conversion therapy, or in simpler terms, electric shock therapy that is supposed to shock the gay out of you and make you straight.

A man so persuasive in his words, fed on the fear of the ignorant and the anger of the evil and promised to make his country great again.

He promised to be the top in military, he promised to bring jobs back to the homeland, he promised to change.

This man not only used the power of persuasion and propaganda from the media to connect and unit the people, he also used hatred to blame a specific demographic on the nation’s problems.

This man rose to power on a level never seen before in history… This man was Adolf Hitler in the year 1933.

In the 2016-2017 run for the United States President, Trump followed the same outline of Hitler’s campaigning play by play.

There is this quote by Eddie Vedder, “He who forgets will be destined to remember” and I think America has forgot what happened the last time a man used hatred and fear to persuade the people to do wrong.

The last time a powerful man took power that was like Trump, a nation was shamed after a dictator caused a genocide, the toll of millions and millions of innocent lives that suffered and died do to the fact that they did not fit the demographic of the powerful nationalist psychopath leading their country at the time.

The reason we are taught history in school is to learn from it, no to repeat the past, but excel and do better, we are moving in the wrong direction America.

Email Laura at:
lnull@live.esu.edu

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