Larry Arnhardt posted his latest claim that Trump is exactly like Hitler, and was so aghast at the Claremont Review of Books, that he also called out Charles Kesler for saying things that were just too kind about Trump, in his opinion.
Arnhart then had to suffer numerous amounts of ridicule from the common sense crowd who pretty much said he was a slave to his ideology to make such a comparison just like…the Nazis. We found some jocularity in that.
Arnhart also invented conclusions of an article by Hedley Wright at VDARE by saying that author is contending for an ethic racial nation. He then stated that the Trump is a racist because he would stop temporarily the immigration of certain peoples. If we did not know better we’d say that Arnhart is one of the #RepublicansforHillary. Arnhart is so wrong on the manner of America, it behooves us to point out the obvious:
US Constitution art. 1, section 8 Congress has the power “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the forgoing powers.”
And then there’s this: The US Code 8 USC §1182: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Arnhardt purports to speak for West Coast Straussians about what West Coast means, and then generally, about what Leo Strauss would have done, and who he would have supported. More Soothsaying afoot here, but again, no sooth.
It is preposterous to think one can KNOW what a deceased person for over 40 years would have chosen politically.
If there is one thing scrambled in the Trump phenomenon, it is the fact that he has in a way, unmasked certain conservative for really being a sort of leftist elitist. We are sad to see this in several respects. Hysteria breeds contempt from those who still know what it means when one employs the word “self-evident.” And no the word does not mean “obvious.” But it is obvious that in terms of Trump, to suggest he is “just like” X is to devalue the intellect (in irresponsible ways) that we have respected for years.
Update: I should have linked this post, as the primary posting on the Trump is Hitler claims.