We see a lot of comparisons in the news. Comparisons to Hitler, the Holocaust, and Watergate. Most are not fair but some are necessary for understanding. What is necessary is a comparison between history and prophecy. Not your opinion of what has been prophesied but a literal interpretation of it. Many are trying to rewrite history but will not succeed due the number of historians who are actually doing their job. You don’t have to rely on one source. You don’t have to rely on any given interpretation. You don’t have to rely on what is presented as evidence. But you cannot ignore the preponderance of evidence. It takes a lot of it to be convincing.