Nazis, or as Pumpkin has called them, “very fine people.” On the other hand, the 1933-45 German version probably did indeed have Germany’s interests at heart, even while going about it very badly from every point of view. They were certainly not trying to sell it out to Russia or any other foreign power.
Rick Wilson (no friend of Pumpkin, to be sure), says in this Newsweek piece that the cruelty of the “zero tolerance” immigration edicts and stripping babies from their mothers plays well on TV, revving up their base of shitty, shitty people.
And their core supporters want anybody who’s darker than a latte deported. They’re not happy about immigration of any kind. They don’t believe in the asylum process. They want to take and separate these families as a matter of deterrence and as a sort of theater of cruelty. I think it really doesn’t speak well to their moral standing.
Everyone darker than a latte! What do you want to bet that will also mean Jews and LGBTQ+ people before this is over?
That last sentence, by the way, is Wilson’s entry in the Understatement Olympics.