Ukraine War, August 23: 2022: Recognizing genius–Trump as the most brilliant fascist demagogue since Adolf Hitler


On the American Front

Democrats and small “d” democrats, even in the Republican Party, have consistently underrated the political genius of Donald Trump.

He is a master entertainer and storyteller, with an incredible ability to capture and retain public attention. He has been an unending supply of gold and ratings for the cable news channels.

Americans are endlessly fascinated with Donald Trump.

He has demonstrated a genius for corrupting all around him and who come in contact with him not seen since Adolf Hitler.

He is a master propagandist who puts the Nazi’s Josef Goebbels to shame.

Look at his achievements.

He has singlehandedly turned the Republican Party into an instrument of his own will.

He has so terrified the Democrats that they have been afraid to hold him accountable under the law.

He and his supporters so scared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she blocked any broad impeachment inquiry for years, before finally allowing a narrow inquiry limited to Ukraine to proceed.

He has so intimidated President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland that they have refused to indict him for his many apparent crimes in office, and to indict any of his co-conspirators in these crimes, including an insurrection aimed at overthrowing the 2020 election and the constitution.

Trump is an incredible genius who has achieved impunity.

He is a man above the law.

And his co-conspirators have also been granted impunity.

They too are above the law.

He has created a powerful cult following of tens of millions of people who believe he should be above the law, and who react with threats of violence and actual violence to any attempts to hold him accountable before the law.

Trump is a true genius who has created and leads a fascist movement which may soon control the House and the Senate of tbe United States.

Trump so controls the Republican Party that many if not most of the candidates for the House and Senate in 2022 support the Big Lie that he won the 2020 presidential election which he claims–without a scintilla of evidence–

Joe Biden stole through massive fraud.

Donald Trump has brilliantly succeeded is erasing the concept of factual truth, and spun an alternate universe of lies and distortions that is totally unmoored from facts and reality.

He has mastered the Big Lie  as a tool for destroying the public’s belief in the concept of truth.

He is an absolute genius, a brilliant demagogue who may be elected again as the fascist president of the United States.

His political talents exceed those of Adolf Hitler.

Indeed, Donald Trump is an extraordinary political genius.

It is high time that we fully recognize that genius, and the mortal threat to American democracy that it represents.

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James Rowles
"The Trenchant Observer" is edited and published by James Rowles (aka "The Observer"), an author and international lawyer who has taught International Law, Human Rights, and Comparative Law at major U.S. universities, including Harvard, Brandeis, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Kansas. Dr. Rowles is a former staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States OAS), in Wasington, D.C., , where he was in charge of Brazil, Haiti, Mexico and the United States, and also worked on complaints from and reports on other countries including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. As an international development expert, he has worked on Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Judicial Reform in a number of countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Russian Federation. In the private sector, Dr. Rowles has worked as an international attorney for a leading national law firm and major global companies, on joint ventures and other matters in a number of countries in Europe (including Russia and the Ukraine), throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Japan. The Trenchant Observer blog provides an unfiltered international perspective for news and opinion on current events, in their historical context, drawing on a daily review of leading German, French, Spanish and English newspapers as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other American newspapers, and on sources in other countries relevant to issues being analyzed. Dr. Rowles speaks fluent English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, and also knows other languages. He holds an S.J.D. or Doctor of Juridical Science in International Law from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) and a Master of the Science of Law (J.S.M.=LL.M.), from Stanford University. As an undergraduate, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, also from Stanford, where he graduated “With Great Distinction” (summa cum laude) and received the James Birdsall Weter Prize for the best Senior Honors Thesis in History. In addition to having taught as a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, Dr. Rowles has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs (CFIA). His fellowships include a Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law and Development, the Rómulo Gallegos Fellowship in International Human Rights awarded by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and a Harvard MacArthur Fellowship in International Peace and Security. Beyond his articles in The Trenchant Observer, he is the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles on subjects of international and comparative law. Currently he is working on a manuscript drawing on some the best articles that have appeared in the blog.