There has been much discussion lately, especially in the past few days since President Biden referred to the maga-cult as promoting ‘semi-fascism’, about whether the Republicans, particularly those supporting the former guy, are making a turn toward fascism. I think that most people in the U.S. today do not truly understand what fascism is. Bob Shepherd’s post from yesterday does an excellent job of laying out the signs and indicators that yes, fascist is precisely the term to describe the cliff the maga-cult is attempting to take the nation over. Thank you, Bob, for this insightful post!
A few years back, a friend, someone whom I respect, challenged me on Facebook, saying that Trump might be a lot of things, but he wasn’t an actual Fascist. Well, I beg to differ. If it steps like a goose, . . .
Here are a few of the clear signs that, yes, Fascist is precisely the term to describe Trump, his supporters, and those who wish to assume the orange mantle:
Alliance with other Fascists/Authoritarians. D.T. allied himself with violent, extremist authoritarian nationalists around the globe—his handler, Vladimir Putin, as well as Rodrigo Duterte, Narendra Modi, Jair Bolsonaro, Recep Erdoğan, Viktor Orbán, and even, shockingly, Kim Jong-un. Hitler allied himself with extremist authoritarian nationalists around the globe—Mussolini of Italy, Hirohito of Japan, Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria, Horthy of Hungary, Antonescu of Romania, Tiso of Slovakia, and Pavelić‘ of Croatia (see the Tripartite Pact signed in September of 1940…
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Jill, I think the MAGA fans do not realize fully what they are exposing us to. Their rights are in
jeopardy just as those they have been told to fear and are serving as scapegoats for every thing wrong. They do not fully realize how much they are being lied to by the former president and his sycophants. There is a huge cost they have failed to comprehend.
A survey said 40% of Americans and 50% of Republicans think a Civil War will occur in the next ten years. That is asinine that people believe that. Our elected officials need to stop pandering for votes and act like leaders. They need to stop sowing seeds of division. If they cannot do that, they need to resign regardless of party. Full stop, I am tired of this zero-sum gamesmanship. We are the ones who lose when so-called leaders act like untruthful bullies. Taking the former president or his sycophants at their word is a fool’s errand. Keith
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