“Even things like wearing red hats,” said Rivers. “You know, we wouldn’t think, ‘oh, we wouldn’t think there’s no uniform for a political point of view.’ Red hats are certainly one of those.”
This is what many people on the hard left actually believe. It’s completely insane.
Campus Reform reports:
Exclusive: Former congresswoman turned UMich prof compares MAGA hats to Nazi uniforms during lecture
A former congresswoman compared former President Donald Trump and his supporters to Adolf Hitler and Nazis in her “Congress and the President” course lecture at the University of Michigan in August.
Lynn Rivers, a political science professor and former Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, outlines the “5 Dynamics of Presidential Ascendancy” in a PowerPoint presentation that Campus Reform obtained. The presentation is part of the first unit called the “5 Dynamics of Tyrants.”
According to Rivers, the five dynamics of tyrants are “Constant War,” “Cowardice of Congress,” “Growth of Media and Technology,” “Presidential Control of Information,” and “Little Guidance from the Courts.”
Rivers then lists examples of tyrants’ tactics, including: “Seize Power,” (ex. Hitler), “Control the Truth,” (ex. Joseph Stalin), “Crush Your Rivals,” (ex. Saddam Hussein), and “Rule Forever,” (ex. the Kim Dynasty in North Korea).
The list of tactics comes from the Netflix documentary series, How to Become a Tyrant, that analyzes historical dictators including Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Stalin, and Muammar Gaddafi. Rivers streamed the episode “Seize Power” during the class presentation.
After watching the video, a student in the class said there are similarities between Trump and Hitler. “A lot of the early stuff … I recognize with Trump,” the student said.
Rivers agreed and compared Trump’s iconic, red “Make America Great Again” hats to the Nazi uniform. “Even things like wearing red hats,” said Rivers. “You know, we wouldn’t think, ‘oh, we wouldn’t think there’s no uniform for a political point of view.’ Red hats are certainly one of those.”
Rivers also compared Trump and his supporters to the Nazis on the basis that they both “attack” people.
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