With not only the rise of Donald Trump but the rise of populism around the world, it is terrifyingly reminiscent of Fascism of the 1930s leading into World War II.
One person who has noticed these unsettling parallels between Nazism, Donald Trump, and the racist populist uprising worldwide is none other than Prince Charles. Even he is saying, in a not so thinly veiled way, that the rise of these groups “has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days.”
While speaking during his ‘Thought for the Day‘ segment on BBC, Prince Charles said:
“We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith.”
“This has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s. I was born in 1948, just after the end of World War Two, in which my parents’ generation had fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe.
That nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is, to me, beyond all belief.”
Prince Charles also wanted to make sure people remember that during Christmastime we must remember “the fleeing of the Holy Family to escape violent persecution.” Adding:
“Whichever religious path we follow, the destination is the same – to value and respect the other person, accepting their right to live out their peaceful response to the love of God.”
This dire warning to the world needs to be heard by all. After all, if we can’t learn from history, we will repeat the terrible mistakes that were made.
Donald Trump and leaders like him are not only a danger to their respective nations but to the entire world.
We all know what Fascism did the last time it was allowed to take hold. We know the consequences. And we need to know better than to allow it to take shape once again.