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Trump's Wall With Mexico Follows in the Footsteps of Authoritarian Leaders Throughout History


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Trump's Wall With Mexico Follows in the Footsteps of Authoritarian Leaders Throughout History

Nina Khrushcheva

Instead of leading the world away from its worst impulses, as America did for most of the 20th century, President Donald Trump’s demands for a wall on the U.S. southern border look to be leaning closer to the autocratic acts and optics of tyrannical regimes.


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Trump is definitely an Authoritarian, however, he is no leader.


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This was an interesting article on the history of fences---- but I hope Trump doesn’t read it, because he will want an electric killing fence now. : (


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A wall fits right in with this country’s third world status for health care, inequality, rule by oligarchy, staged elections, obsession with the military and weapons, racism and so much more.


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No, I can’t even continue an article that begins with the supposition that America was at one time “leading the world away from its worst impulses.”


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If Trump decides to build an electric fence on he Mexican border he will no doubt want to build 2 or 3 new coal fired power plants to energize the fence seeing how the coal miner is his poster child.


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“As a former citizen of the Soviet Union, which used walls to lower the quality of life of its citizens, I fear that the longer Trump’s party allows him to act with impunity, the harder it could be to restore America to normalcy after he is gone.” Nina Khrushcheva

These have been my thought ever since 2016.

But as a descendent from eastern european immigrants, I’ve been a student of The Gulag in Russia and can almost understand how a person from that area could consider the oosa as being a place full of opportunity. After a long and involved study of the history of the country they may claim a different understanding.


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Aren’t wannabe dictators listed as leaders? Then Trump would naturally push his way to the head of the line.


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Well, New Deal and FDR would qualify, imo … but very little else.

Btw, it’s reported the FDR was against dropping nuclear weapons on Japan.

As I continue reading of FDR’s death, my feelings continue to increase that he was
assassinated. Stalin suggested to Eliot, one of FDR’s sons that it was Churchill.
FDR was for freeing nations still being held as colonies.


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Humpty Trumpty sat on the wall …
President “Shutdown”
Brand Him


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If Mexico could predict the future before the Mexican War, it would not have allowed US Citizens to immigrate there & would have constructed a wall & tunnel to keep the US out & would have guards there 24/7 to watch the US like a hawk.