by Stephen Smith
I wrote this piece three weeks ago. Since then, the unsupported news reports and false allegations have doubled down. Name-calling and abuse by the press certainly were rampant in Washington, even during the times of the erudite Thomas Jefferson. He actually paid to have slanderous articles published. The problem is that in this era of 24-hour news, the same story gets airing and discussion hundreds of times distorting its real significance. The danger is that truth and perspective have all but vanished.
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda under Adolf Hitler once stated:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Donald Trump, King David or Hitler?
For years now, there have been many Democrats who are obsessed with accusing Republicans as being the same as Hitler. Those charges were levied against the centrist George Bush. It is consistent with Democrat strategy to use ad hominem attacks against the president when they lack arguments against his policies. A recent example of these absurd comparisons came from Congressman Hank Johnson, who may best be remembered for his statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing held on March 25, 2010. It occurred while discussing a military base on Guam, and he stated, “My concern is that the Island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Did he ever attend middle school? It’s astonishing that he keeps getting re-elected. The following was recently reported by the Washington Examiner: “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office.”
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., also told attendees at a NAACP “Jubilee Day” event in Atlanta’s historic Friendship Baptist Church this week, “Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”
The Congressman’s hatred cannot justify his ignorance and the promulgating of lies. He went on to say horrible things about the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump. Being a person of color is not an excuse for the congressman’s form of disgusting charges against the nature and physical condition of the American People who desired lower taxes and less government interference in their lives. Ad hominem attacks run rampant once again.
I reject the absurd comparisons to Adolph Hitler, and it is an insult to the memory of the 9 million Jews who were put to death in the concentration camps. Congressman Hank Johnson needs to apologize and beg forgiveness from all those who suffered under the Holocaust.
I say it’s time to start making a new comparison. It is time for President Trump to be charged with being just like King David. I can hear President Trump speaking these words in front of a gaggle of the press and disrespectful leftist Democrats. Psalm 4: 1-4 (from a Good News version)
“1. Answer me when I pray, O God, my defender! When I was in trouble, you helped me. Be kind to me now and hear my prayer. 2. How long will you people insult me? How long will you love what is worthless and go after what is false? 3. Remember that the Lord has chosen the righteous for his own, and he hears me when I call to him. 4. Tremble with fear and stop sinning; think deeply about this, when you lie in silence on your beds.”
Oh yes, I did just accuse President Trump being just like King David. So far, I have not found any MIGA (Make Israel Great Again – more properly AGIM) hats, but I know they are out there somewhere. The hats were most likely discovered in the treasure trove found by the Templar’s, under the Temple of Solomon. I expect they are now buried in the Money Pit at Oak Island Nova Scotia. King David and Donald Trump have proven to be very lustful with nine legendarily gorgeous wives combined, and all bore them brilliant and beautiful children. They both had children and grandchildren who are Jewish. They both commanded armies and ordered attacks on enemies. They both lived in relative luxury and came from simple early backgrounds. King David made Jerusalem his capitol and Donald Trump established American territory in Jerusalem by moving the American embassy to Israel’s traditional capitol. They both had problems with adultery. They were both insulted and chastised by self-proclaimed prophets. They were passionately loved and hated. Both were wise and foolish.
King David and President Trump often were examples of self-will run rampant. They both defeated an opponent who was considered unbeatable with a nearly free weapon. One with a slingshot the other with tweets. One loved playing a lyre and Democrats accuse the other of being a liar. Homonym runs rampant. Poets and musicians? Well, everything can’t be the same.
Under their leadership, their respective countries prospered. Both loved (loves) the God of Abraham. When King David was ending his reign, Israel was thrown into chaos and suffering. That lasted until his wise and righteous son, Solomon, (not the troubled Absalom) became King. It will be interesting to see if one of the Donald’s sons aspire to the Presidency.
That’s it! It is now obvious that President Donald Trump is not Hitler. Clearly, American President 45 is channeling the great King David from 3,000 years ago. Somehow, David’s 23rd Psalm seems remarkably appropriate in these divided times. From the King James Version:
1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”