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Vail Daily letter: Look to history

Hitler rose to power by, among other things, promising to make Germany great again. He was considered a buffoon and madman by many of his peers who thought him unelectable. He created a common enemy for Germans to rally against by demonizing Jews. This is Donald Trump. The only difference is that this time we’re “deporting” immigrants. Seventy million people died in the war Hitler created, countless historical treasures were destroyed, and humanity acquired an unprecedented capacity for murder and destruction. Now is the time to speak up, act out, do whatever you can to ensure that the U.S. doesn’t make the same grievous error Germany did in underestimating a buffoon.

Jane Imber