As if Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign didn’t have enough parallels to the rise of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as it is, a shocking new documentary has been released that reveals that Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, taught his sons that they – and other “successful” people – are genetically superior to others.
Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio says that “the family subscribes to a racehorse theory of human development. They believe that there are superior people and that if you put together the genes of a superior woman and a superior man, you get a superior offspring.”
The racehorse theory is based around the idea that those of white, Nordic/Saxon/Aryan stock are superior and was conceptually a pseudoscientific justification for appalling racism.
During the 1930s, in the United States, eugenics programs were implemented in over 27 states to cleanse the population, as noted by PBS: “coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn’t have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of controlling “undesirable” populations – immigrants, people of color, poor people, unmarried mothers, the disabled, the mentally ill – federally-funded sterilization programs took place in 32 states throughout the 20th century. Driven by prejudiced notions of science and social control, these programs informed policies on immigration and segregation.”
California’s eugenics program inspired Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, who exterminated millions of people during the Second World War in their attempts to craft a “master race.”
These revelations explain quite a lot – Trump’s messianic narcissism, his disgust for people who don’t reach his standards of physical attractiveness, his constant calls to keep non-white immigrants from entering the United States. But more than that, it shows that the constant comparisons to Adolf Hitler’s rise to power are not just hyperbole – they literally endorse some of the same ideas, and it’s just one more shocking reason why we must keep Donald Trump from the White House at all costs.
The Huffington Post has put together clips of Donald Trump sharing his eugenic views, and it’s truly disturbing.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.