Chinese dictator Xi Jinping last week gave a frightening speech on the anniversary of his communist party. Frightening, because paragraph after paragraph was just like the big anniversary speech given by Adolf Hitler, two years before World War II.
The world must not ignore this: Last week’s big anniversary speech by China’s dictator sounded very much like Hitler’s.
So don’t be surprised when the shooting starts.
Xi gave his speech in Beijing on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, at a ceremony featuring soldiers goosestepping, Nazi style.
It was frightening enough that Xi threatened “foreign forces” he’d “crack their heads and spill blood”.
Worse, was that in paragraph after key paragraph he pushed the same buttons Hitler pushed in his speech in 1937 on the fourth anniversary of his Nazi dictatorship.
All the same evils are there. The appeals to race. The paranoia. The inflammatory poking of a mortified national pride. The fake appeals for peace, and gory threats of blood. That sound of a whiner, grown big and now scary-daring himself to fight.
Reading them side-by-side, how can anyone think we’re safe?
(Read the full column – with Xi’s comments matched with Hitler’s.)