Readers Write: Don’t sugar coat Hitler

The Island Now

I am glad that so many people wrote in to express their disgust at the letter comparing Trump to Hitler. I was shocked by the headline and continue to be appalled at such a painful letter.

The comparison transcends politics to one so insensitive that it whitewashes the murder of 6 million Jewish people and millions of other “undesirables” who were murdered because they were deemed unworthy of life by a sick, sick man.

If someone read this letter and had no clue of Hitler and WWII, they would think that Hitler was an unpopular and divisive leader who incited a lot of anger and hatred among the people but who was democratically voted out when people had enough of him.

To equate Trump with a mass genocidal murderer, the likes of which the world has never known, is callous. There have been a lot of vicious murderous leaders in this world throughout history who have done the most depraved things to people and enslaved masses, with government sanctioned mass-murder, and still not many have murdered millions.

Almost half the U.S. population voted for Trump and still support him today. To even insinuate that these people endorse a man who can be equated to Hitler is horrible beyond comprehension and words. It is so dumbing down Hitler that it’s mind-boggling. Are people going to just start calling anyone with unpopular policies Hitler?

To throw around the comparison to Hitler so lightly, flippantly and irresponsibly demands a trip to Yad Vashem in Israel or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., to get an idea of what Hitler did and even then the horrors are almost inconceivable.

Hate the guy, but don’t sugarcoat Hitler by equating him to Trump.

Risa Borsykowsky


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