[dropcap]H[/dropcap]itler was known for his authoritarianism and hard-hearted conduct. He was the most hated person during his reign but also was loved by very few toadies, who equally believe in making common man’s life hell. They were worshipping this one man. Nowadays, we can see the same here in India. There are many who worship our prime minister, and these supporters are known as “Bhakt” means devotees and actually they love it to be called as. BJP, a cadre based party with a difference, is working under one person who is above the party and its ideology. Similar to Hitler, Modi does not tolerate dissent within the BJP and his regime in India will likely favour a very authoritarian power structure.
There are striking similarities between Narendra Modi and Hitler, think tanks believe that Modi is for cronyism and is a “business first” politician. He supports businesses by giving them subsidies and the country’s resources at extremely low prices. Hitler provided German companies with slaves and other financial support in order to seek their support. This is perhaps the greatest similarity between Narendra Modi and Hitler. Modi’s Lok Sabha campaign depended greatly on businesses for funding; no wonder every major Indian newspaper provided front page space to him during elections.
Hitler was unmarried, but women were his weakness (most common factor in comparison to other dictators, history has traces of many dictators who used women only for their comfort). Similar to Hilter, Modi promoted himself as a celibate. By hiding his wife, Modi declared himself a bachelor without a domestic life, dedicated entirely to his political mission. He has already declared himself as the Prime Minister (PM) just like Hitler was being called Führer before he had actually become one.
Hitler used to think that people of certain religion were enemies of the country, and he crossed all the limits to kill them, yet hailed by few and hated by many. Hitler’s supporters could not tolerate any criticism against him, they were equal nuisance. Modi’s supporters target anyone; even members of other parties who have been given security by the Government are not spared. In 2002, India witnessed a statewide massacre of Muslims in Gujarat through hands of mobs. The massacres were similar to holocaust of the Jews and attacks on their business in Kristallnacht. Similar incidents were witnessed before the elections on a smaller scale. Do minorities in India need to get ready for a full scale Kristallnacht? Both have a strong fanatical support base, ready to elevate their positions way beyond what they deserve. Similar to the “Hail Hilter” a slogan, fanatics have changed religious slogans in support of Modi. “Har Har Modi” was used as a battle-cry in support of Modi during elections.
Hitler used to paint and sell colours in his childhood, but have no much traces about the same to prove the claim. Same goes with our PM, he propagated himself as ‘Chaiwala’ but no one knows about his business anywhere, as sometimes he says his mother used to clean utensils in people’s houses. She was working as a maid. All the means of publicity, newspapers, and magazines were devoted to publicise Hitler, even in that era. He was perhaps the first dictator who used maximum means of publicity to project himself larger than life. Hitler had come to power campaigning that he would end all problems in a jiffy. After coming to power he could not manage to end any problems, but he certainly managed to destroy Germany. Hitler had come up with a slogan to come to power— ‘Good Times will Come’ means ‘Achche din aayenge’. When Hitler’s party won, he went to the German Parliament for the first time and cried profusely. He cried time and again to gain sympathy, he cried whenever he realised people rebelled against his decision. He cried to tell people how painful it is to take pressure. He was one of the great actor and orator. He had come to power by lying.
Hitler had crushed all Labour movements, he and his people, used to call his rivals anti-nationals/traitors. He had joined the Nazi party as an ordinary worker and went on to finish all his rivals and had become the leader of the party.
If look at his overall personality, Hitler used to love dressing up and look good. He had the consummate art of making lies look like truth, he always stressed on saying, I, me, I, me, I, me & mine. Hitler used to love giving speeches on Radio (there was no TV those days), he always used in his speeches *”friends, friends” (mitron, mitron)*. He loved getting photographed. He loved getting praised, and he loved all about himself.
Both were/are extremely nationalist. Modi is probably the most hardline nationalist. Both tout the perfection of their respective motherland (or fatherland in the case of Hitler) and the promise of a return to the “glorious past”.
I can see dictators having many similarities……
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