Far-left activists have frequently compared the President to Hitler, but when faced with quotes from the German dictator and other prominent Nazis, anti-Trump protestors applauded their statements at a rally in Chicago on July 2nd.
During the rally, a member of the far-left group, RefuseFascism.org, said how important it was to fight against tyranny. The following speaker, Shad Daley, who described himself as a veteran, gave a rousing speech that was well received by the liberal crowd, only it was almost entirely plagiarized from Hitler.
“I would like to thank everyone for coming out today to support the constitutional rule of law. I stand here today, a veteran of these United States armed forces, and a proud 21st-century patriot,” Daley said. “I would like to take this opportunity to talk about this oppressive regime, and the repressive regime that constitutes capitalism as a whole.”
“We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, rights its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions,” he continued.
This is actually a paraphrased speech by prominent Nazi Gregor Strasser who was a member of the German Reichstag.
“Benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual…” Daley continued. “The state should retain supervision and each property owner should consider himself appointed by the state. It is his duty not to use his property against the interests of others among his own people. This is the crucial matter. This American Nation will always retain its right to control the owners of property… A policy of laissez-faire in this sphere is not only cruelty to the individual guiltless victims but also to the nation as a whole.”
Adolf Hitler said most of this in a speech on top of anti-capitalism being a central piece to Nazi economics.
“For there is one thing we must never forget… the majority can never replace the man,” Daley said, another quote from Hitler about the need for a strong military dictatorship instead of a democracy.
“Donald Trump seems to think that if you tell a big enough lie, and tell it frequently enough, that it will be believed,” this was a quote directly from Hitler’s book Mein Kampf but also repeated by his chief propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
“It’s not the truth that matters, but victory. The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others,” Daley said in conclusion, a word-for-word quote from Hitler.
The speech ended with the sound of applause from the audience and a member of RefuseFascism.org running up to him and asking him to get more involved with the group.
Watch the whole speech below: