Opinion: Trump is the Devil and he is here to do the Devil’s business

You may like the comparison of Trump to Hitler, but it’s far more accurate to compare him to Charles Manson, writes Managing Editor Billy Huntsman in his opinion piece: “Trump is the Devil and he is here to do the Devil’s business”

*Disclaimer: The following opinion piece expresses only the views of its author and does not necessarily represent the views of The Round Up/Oncore Magazine or New Mexico State University as a whole.

By Billy Huntsman

Managing Editor

Charles Manson
Charles Manson.  Note the Swastika tattooed in his forehead.  Creative Commons photo.
Donald Trump, a.k.a., Swastika-less Charles Manson.  Creative Commons photo.

Donald Trump is not Hitler.

Hitler had a whole regime working with him in order to recruit Nazi soldiers and begin the Holocaust.  Hitler would have been nothing without the Third Reich.

Trump is a lone wolf.  He alone galvanizes crowds into frothy-mouthed fits of chauvinism, rage, and violence.

He makes people who attend his rallies raise their right hands and solemnly swear—yes, as you would put your hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God in court—to vote for him as president.

He is a brainwasher, a puppet-master.

If you’re going to liken Trump to anyone, liken him to Charles Manson.

Manson never killed anyone, as I presume Trump has never either.  Instead, Manson recruited—brainwashed—people to kill for him, his “Family.”  Manson persuaded his Family to kill seven people—one of them eight months pregnant—in two nights.

Does Trump’s pledge that American soldiers will not deny his orders as president to commit torture, such as waterboarding, even though torture is a war crime, make the comparison of him to Manson too extreme?

I don’t think so.

Does his plan to kill the families of suspected ISIS members make him any less a threat than Manson?

I don’t think so.

Would we elect Manson as president?

I hope not.

So why are we as a nation flirting with electing Trump as president?


The U.S. has long prided itself as not negotiating with terrorists.

But evidently we’ll elect one president.



Author: nmsuroundup

The student voice of New Mexico State University since 1907.

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