Since taking office, Donald has become noticeably more fascist (in an authentic 1930’s, Benito Mussolini way), at least according to the characteristics that historian of fascism Stanley G. Payne researched and described.
March saw a marked increase in the amount of narcissism displayed by Donald, many more examples of his cluelessness about economics, and repeated attacks on the civil liberties of citizens, immigrants, and foreigners alike.
February, 2018 provided 104 examples of appalling behavior by Donald, with two major speeches, multiple credible allegations of adultery, a marked jump in demagoguery, and several horrible responses to the school massacre in Parkland, Florida.
The only functional difference between an M4, and M16, and an AR15-style rifle is automatic fire on the military weapons. But the military trains its members to us semi-automatic fire, making rate-of-fire a distinction without a difference.
I’m done putting up with lies and willful ignorance from people who are unwilling to be logical. I’m done being reasonable with unreasonable people. And I’m done being polite about kids dying.
Arming teachers doesn’t protect students, it turns schools into one-stop shopping for would-be school shooters.
In 1994 I learned a set of characteristics that apply to authentic fascists and under what conditions they can come into power. Based on this definition, I said Donald was a fascist before the 2016 election. Since he’s been in office, the evidence in support of that contention has grown much stronger.
January 2018 saw 155 examples of horrible behavior, with the biggest increases coming in the categories of belittling and mocking people and immigrant-hating, with smaller increases in authoritarianism, propaganda, and attacking equal protection under the law.
Forget “presidential,” Donald’s State of the Union address met the most categories of horrible words and deeds (22 out of 51 tracked) of anything Donald has done since I started tracking his horrible behavior last July.
Our patriarchal culture, where power is vested in men, leads to men using sexual harassment and assault as a weapon to control women. As women rightfully take more power from men, this dynamic will slowly change.