History is bound to note the following disquieting parallels between two infamous leaders. Consider:
. Both boasted cult-like followings populated by lost, benighted, spellbound acolytes* who bought into and repeatedly parroted the tilted, disjointed ravings of their demagogic demigods.
*If you’ll permit me the indulgence of a neologism, I’ve tagged them as “echolytes.”
. Though neither had ever directly murdered anybody, their incendiary urgings ignited mass murder.
. Both spouted rhetoric that encouraged race war.
. Both badly mistreated women.
. Both were failures at their chosen occupations.
. Both were both simultaneously inane and insane.
. Both were compulsively egocentric.
. Both were constitutionally incapable of admitting being wrong about anything.
. Both were incompetent at planning skills .
. Both were remarkably ignorant.
. Both sported unbecomingly weird hair styles
. Both bore the same icon, though in different places. One wore his swastika on his forehead, the other’s swastika resided in the hollow space that perhaps once long ago was occupied by a heart.
Yes, Posterity will place, as Trump’s moral doppelganger, Charles Manson.