Agree, I feel that what America experience today can better be compared with the dying days of the Weimar Republic. A light version. It is not quite the same but superficially you see the same things: growing political polarization. Conspiracy theories spreading ever more frequently. Street fights between different political factions. Police crackdowns. All this happening at the backdrop of economic decay, accelerating poverty and a government unable to bring stability.
The roles are swapped. In the Weimar Republic, social democrats where in power but unable to bring order. In contemporary America, the right wing populist is already in power but preceding over the same kind of decay as social democrats.
But you see some of the same things as when the Nazis came to power initially at slow burn rate. The gradual dismantling of the institutions of democracy. Important positions being increasingly filled by loyalists, who don’t even pretend to be impartial.