An image of Donald Trump with his arm raised in a salute has been included on the cover of a collection of Adolf Hitler’s speeches.
Publisher Ishi Press International has illustrated the back cover of Hitler’s collected speeches My New Order: volume one and the front cover of volume two with photographs of the presidential candidate. It declares in the book’s blurb that: “There are clear similarities between the speeches of Trump and the speeches of Hitler”, citing everything from repetition to name calling and a lack of logical justification for views held.
“They never admit they have made a mistake nor do they ever take anything back,” Ishi Press writes on both volumes. “To any criticism, they respond by insults and name calling. They use a low form of language, with simple sentences even a person with the lowest level of education or no education at all can understand.”
The jackets of both volumes read: “My New Order has attracted the attention of the press with the rise of Donald Trump as candidate for president of the United States, because his first wife Ivana Trump revealed that Donald Trump reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed.” The publisher is referring to a 1990 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner. Brenner interviewed Trump, who said it was a gift from “my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew” and denied having read the book: “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.’”
Okay, I have a fear of Donald Trump-esque brown shirts. This fear is driven by the irrational devotion many of his sycophants have shown. That type of mindless obeisance terrifies me; always has. That said, I exist squarely & firmly in the “no idea is so controversial that reading it should be banned” camp. Free people can read whatever they wish without fear of reprisal or being shunned or shamed for having done so.
Adolf Hitler was a scumbag. Van Jones is a scumbag. Both have written books. Both should be perfectly acceptable to read in a free society. This group “hate think” bullying tactic of the left really drives me nuts, possibly more than most other tactics they use, because it strikes at the very heart of what it means to be an individual. I have no problem with Donald Trump reading Mein Kampf, the Quran, Catcher In The Rye, or any other book.