Trump: The American Hitler or the American Netanyahu? Steve Sailer makes some interesting observations on the Republican primaries.
American elections had become highly predictable exercises in demographic identity politics. As the late Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore once said: “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.”
[W]hile identity politics among the fringes of the population have been strongly encouraged—the core’s natural ethnocentrism had been channeled into a few respectable and futile outlets.
For example, it’s acceptable for white Christians to strongly back Likud’s identity politics for Israeli Jews. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu receives rapturous support from Republican gentiles. But it is not at all reputable for them to look for their own Israeli-style American nationalist to stand up for their own interests.
This fear among elites, especially among Jewish elites, of Americans getting their own Israeli-style leadership has led Trump to be denounced as an American Hitler. But a more plausible analogy is that the wily entrepreneur has sniffed out an untapped niche in the market for an American Netanyahu.