It’s one thing to dislike Donald Trump. It’s another thing entirely to believe something like this:
Perspective: Stop comparing Trump to South American dictators. He’s actually far worse. https://t.co/MHQLK5jUu9
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 20, 2018
He’s kidding, right? Nooooooope.
Author and professor Ernesto Semán advises against comparing Donald Trump to former Argentinian dictator Juan Perón — because Donald Trump is way worse:
Like so many familiar historical cliches, however, this one is incomplete, if not downright wrong. It ignores that the core of Peronism was a vision that is the exact opposite of Trumpism. Peronism led a process of expanding economic equality, collective organization and political enfranchisement. Trumpism, by contrast, builds upon American tendencies toward inequality, individualism and political disengagement.
Instead of fearing Latin American populism, maybe, as political scientist Thea Riofrancos has suggested, Democrats should look to it as offering a potential path forward for a more equal and fair country. Only by embracing instead of dismissing collective claims for dignity and questioning the existing order will the country be able to confront Trumpism and the causes of Trump’s rise to power.
Ernesto. Ernie. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
People, get a grip! GET A GRIP. https://t.co/JgM2TlosZJ
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 20, 2018
WOW… just… wow… get a grip… I know a lot of snowflakes melted when they lost the election, but get over it
— Scott McCann (@Scott_McCann_) February 20, 2018
WTF you ignorant asses
— Mooch?? (@MichaelMuccino) February 20, 2018
Think that you've lost all perspective if you believe that.
— Brian (@BgBrashbrian) February 20, 2018
Um… I really don’t like Trump but as a south american born a month after the dictatorship ended, i grew up with tales of torture. Trump is bad, but he is not there (yet?)
— Andrea Rigoli (@AndiRR) February 20, 2018
How many of your staff have been imprisoned and tortured? Just give us the short list. https://t.co/XOgRlMslLQ
— The Peoples Robot (@Red_Eye_Robot) February 20, 2018
This is a misguided prospective and completely wrong. I come from a country that had a 30 year dictator and from a region which had its vast experience with dictators and it is dishonest and ill advised to say that Trump is far worse than those. Respect our intelligence please.
— Willie Lora (@LoraWMedia) February 20, 2018
Speaking of perspective …
If that were true, this article would have never seen the light of day.
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 20, 2018
A piece of parting advice:
Go live in Caracas for a week and rewrite this column. https://t.co/kp764ToACk
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) February 20, 2018