WETA’S 9/6/22 Frontline Documentary Tells How Trump, The Would Be Neo-Hitler, Has Taken Our Democracy To The Brink Of Authoritarianism!

By Donald A. Collins | 7 September 2022
Church and State

Donald Trump calls Joe Biden an ‘enemy of the state’ during Pennsylvania rally. (Credit: YouTube / screengrab)

FIRST, I urge you to view this vital documentary with its powerful TV footage on the history of Trump’s destructive tenure, which is now ongoing, as we move to the November midterms.

Nothing I can write here will equal what insights you can gain by simply going to “Frontline WETA” on your cell phone or computer and playing the program!

Or you can go to its streaming.

To repeat, I urge you to go to “Frontline WETA” and bring up the entire program entitled “Lies, Politics, and Democracy” which perfectly captures what has happened under Trump and how it came about.

The program begins by showing the brief concession speeches of all losing Presidential candidates back Wendell L. Wilke in 1940 and concluding with Trump’s lying non concession speech ranting about the 2020 election fraud.

While Frontline covers the points of my multiple Op Ed’s, Frontline’s cohesion in putting together these facts on TV on Trump offers perfect insight to his present capture of the GOP and the likely chance Democrats will lose the House and we will get Kevin McCarthy as Speaker. McCarthy, Lindsay Graham and many other GOP figures are spineless Trump mostly male doxies.

As my wife and I watched this 1 1/2-hour TV summary of Trump’s march to control of the GOP, the parallels are many to how Hitler took control from the powerful German conservatives in the early 1930’s.

Frontline told about from Trump’s early career with his standard formula of attacking virulently everyone who opposed him and claiming fraud if he lost any goal.

This Frontline program is riveting, revolting and scary! This program should be seen by every citizen who cares about the continuation of our democratic government.

After his initial racist comments following The 2017 Charlottesville riots, it should have given GOP leaders backbone in curbing Trump’s future behavior when he said “there were fine people on both sides”!

But this failure to discipline him was the first of many that allowed him to dominate the Republican Party.

GOP leaders thought they could control Trump, who saw him as buffoon, but to repeat, just like German conservative leaders thought they could control Hitler, their multiple cowardly failures have now come to the point where many elected GOP officials or those running for elections are afraid to speak out, as they see the lives and families getting death threats.

At every chance to derail his outrageous behavior these GOP leaders caved!

Again, the seriousness of the present situation looms and your vote in November is at a refraction point where action is mandatory to save our democracy.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote” and “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”.

Lies, Politics and Democracy | FIRST LOOK | FRONTLINE PBS

Lies, Politics and Democracy: John Bolton (interview) | FRONTLINE

How Republican Leaders Helped an Election Lie Catch Fire | “Lies, Politics & Democracy” | FRONTLINE

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