Historian Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism – palingenesis, populism, and ultranationalism – is deceptively simple. There are literally hundreds of examples of things that Donald has done since he took office that support each of the three main points of Griffin’s definition.
Independent Voter Network, I have an ax to grind
Journo pros and profs, your feedback would be valuable There, is that disclaimer enough, right in the title? I’ve been following IVN on Facebook since I became aware of them shortly after […]
Memorial Day 2018: remembering the fallen vs celebrating war
The business of America is war. I hate this fucking holiday. It’s proper to honor those who died in service to the country. But with each passing year it feels less honest. […]
Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – April, 2018
In April, Donald’s awful behavior hit new records with respect to his adultery, race-baiting that specifically targeted immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean, and new policies that are anti-environment and pro-pollution.
Donald Trump is still a fascist – Part 2 (update)
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.
Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – March, 2018
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.
Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – February, 2018
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.
So that’s why we’re so fat …
We’re just driven toward comfort food. I ate a glazed donut today I knew I shouldn’t eat. That’s because I’m 20 pounds over what I think I ought to weigh. Although a […]
Enough is enough: it’s time for America to adopt hate speech laws
The facts are clear: freedom has nothing to do with America’s narrow conception of “free speech.” According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics: U.S. residents experienced an average of 250,000 hate crime […]
War. On. Everything: the Republican prescription for America isn’t safe for anyone
That doesn’t mean the Democratic one isn’t just a placebo…or worse Update 17 Feb 2018 Now even less safe for work. [NSFW WARNING: Graphic content. You do NOT want to see the […]