When The Wall Street Journal Reporter Jon Ostrower dug up the first mention of Adolf Hitler in the New York Times in 1922, he most likely had no idea just how relevant the article fragment would be in 2016 American politics. But when he posted the snipped to Twitter, it quickly gained traction from people who saw an eerie similarity to modern day.

Many have scoffed at our reference to Donald Trump as being a “fascist” or even calling him “little Hitler” but the proof is in the pudding. If only we could step back and end this dangerous and ugly strain of American politics before it goes too far.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com