Here we have a significant number of people including high profile celebs, politicians, multiple mainstream media outlets, social media organisations calling for or defending threats to school children because it suits their particular hatred of an orange man. You don't see frightening parallels here? I have friends and family that now think this way against anything Trump related, it's like a mental illness has taken over and these are or at least were absolutely decent upstanding people, that scares me.
There are parallels, of course. I'd also point out that there are individuals on the other side who have marched with literal swastikas too.
I just think it's a lazy comparison. There were so many distinct, unique factors that were present in Germany in the 20s and 30s that just aren't there today. But also, we are in a different world now, as this latest saga illustrates. Harking back to Nazi Germany just masks the complexities of both that situation and the current situation.
And I also think it's lazy name-calling. Both sides throw the term 'Nazi' around to the point where it's lost all meaning or proportion.
The big difference is who is acting like this. A few pathetic losers pretending to be the SS represent zero threat. Neither do trailer park KKK members. They're a joke. The big danger is from people who are educated and/or have major influence and are able use that to inflict serious harm. Just look at what's happened the last few days. As @Rembrandt said, something darker has emerged from all this. The unhinged calls for violence went to another level. This kid would have been lynched if they could have gotten away with it. You may not like the Nazi comparison, but you cannot deny there are some clear parallels between the way they thought and acted and what we've witnessed during the past few days.