He says it like it’s a bad thing

Scott Adams warns that the Left might conjure Literally Hitler from their unrestrained madness and fear:

As a trained persuader, I’m seeing a dangerous situation forming that I assume is invisible to most of you. The setup is that during the presidential campaign Trump’s critics accused him of being Hitler(ish) and they were sure other citizens would see it too, thus preventing this alleged monster from taking office.

They were wrong. The alleged monster took office.

Now you have literally millions of citizens in the United States who were either right about Trump being the next Hitler, and we will see that behavior emerge from him soon, or they are complete morons. That’s a trigger for cognitive dissonance. The science says these frightened folks will start interpreting all they see as Hitler behavior no matter how ridiculous it might seem to the objective observer. And sure enough, we are seeing that.

To be fair, Trump made it easy this week with his temporary immigration ban. If you assume Trump is Hitler, that fits with your hypothesis. But of course it also fits the hypothesis that he’s just doing his job. We’re all seeing what we expect to see.

But lately I get the feeling that Trump’s critics have evolved from expecting Trump to be Hitler to preferring it. Obviously they don’t prefer it in a conscious way. But the alternative to Trump becoming Hitler is that they have to live out the rest of their lives as confirmed morons. No one wants to be a confirmed moron. And certainly not after announcing their Trump opinions in public and demonstrating in the streets. It would be a total embarrassment for the anti-Trumpers to learn that Trump is just trying to do a good job for America. It’s a threat to their egos. A big one.

I don’t know about you, but I would very much like to see the God-Emperor start fulfilling their darkest visions, and then going well beyond them. Perhaps we need to get them to stop calling him Literally Hitler and start calling him something else.

How does Literally Genghis Khan sound?

Here’s what I’d like to see the God-Emperor do over the rest of this week:

  1. Appoint William Pryor to the Supreme Court
  2. Cancel all H1B visas and announce the end of all employment-related visa programs
  3. Announce travel bans on every country with elected officials who have publicly protested the travel ban, with the caveat that an endorsement of the travel ban from the head of state will get the country off the travel ban.
  4. Announce the defunding and closure of the NEA.
Look, they’re going to cry and scream anyhow, right? Give them something to really howl about.